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Club Outing – Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens

Club Outing – Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens

On Tuesday 10th May, 10 members arrived at Kilmacurragh on a beautiful sunny day. The Rhododendron was in full bloom and dappled the gardens with beautiful vivid colours, they also provided some great reflections in the pond. The Dragonflies were not in attendance as...

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Club Outing – Bluebells at Killinthomas Wood

Club Outing – Bluebells at Killinthomas Wood

On Tuesday 3rd May members of OffShoot were met with a wonderful vista of bluebells immediately upon entering the woods at Killinthomas. A blue carpet on the forest floor- really beautiful - and well worth waiting for! The bluebells danced in the gentle breeze and...

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Club Competition – Abstract

Club Competition – Abstract

On the 25th April the second formal competition for 2022, 'Abstract', was judged by Anne Cassidy. Thanks to all who took part in the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 categories and to Anne for the detailed and encouraging feedback provided to our members on their images....

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Club Outing – Red Kites at Avoca

Club Outing – Red Kites at Avoca

On Saturday 23rd April over 20 OffShoot members descended on Avoca village to see the Red Kites and take some pictures. Despite the local master victualler Isaac Lett leaving out some meat the Kites kept away and we thought we were in for a disappointing day. However...

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Club Outing – Duckett’s Grove and Huntington Castle

Club Outing – Duckett’s Grove and Huntington Castle

On Sunday 3rd April 5 members arrived at Duckett's Grove. We were lucky to have such a lovely sunny day, which really enhanced the adjoining field of Rapeseed. Duckett's Grove is a ruined 19th-century great Georgian country house that was redesigned in a castellated...

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Club Outing – Trinity Rugby v Cork Constitution Rugby

Club Outing – Trinity Rugby v Cork Constitution Rugby

On Saturday 5th March, a group of our members met up in Trinity on a gloriously sunny afternoon to catch some action shots at a match between Trinity and Cork Constitution Rugby teams. Trinity won 35-30. It was nice for people to meet face to face again and enjoy the...

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Club Outing – Cabinteely Park

Club Outing – Cabinteely Park

Cabinteely Park adjoins our usual haunting ground, well known to some but a revelation for others. A multitude of photographic opportunities abound and members wandered around taking images of whatever took their fancy. The wind was a bit strong and a mantle of clouds...

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Club Competition – Mono

Club Competition – Mono

On the 14th February the first formal competition for 2022, 'Mono', was judged by Gerry Andrews. Thanks to all who took part in the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 categories and to Gerry for the feedback provided to our members on their images. Congratulations to all...

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Club Outing – Dublin Doors

Club Outing – Dublin Doors

On Tuesday 8th February the weather was gloomy and damp and light rain was never far away, but 12 members joined in a very sociable walk around Georgian Dublin and adjourned to a coffee house afterwards. The photographic opportunities were abundant even in the dark,...

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Club Outing – Winter Birds

Club Outing – Winter Birds

On Sunday 23rd Janaury it was bright and the sun broke through the clouds warming the earth beneath. The 15 members who crossed the wooden bridge on to the Bull Island probably outnumbered the birds (!). Our feathered friends had obviously been forewarned and, for the...

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Club Outing – Portrait Masterclass 2

Club Outing – Portrait Masterclass 2

On Saturday 22nd January 10 members arrived at the N.G.C.C. Studio. We had a very informative talk from Richard, an introduction to studio lighting, the equipment, camera settings, working with models, and much more. Then we all set about putting our newfound...

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Club Outing – St Patrick Cathederal

Club Outing – St Patrick Cathederal

The first Offshoot outing of 2022 on 11th January was to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin – a magnificent historic building and a welcome respite from the cold outside! It is impossible not to be impressed by the sheer scale of the Gothic interior of St Patrick’s...

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