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Club Outing – Revisit Red Kites at Avoca

Club Outing – Revisit Red Kites at Avoca

On Saturday 10th September thirteen eager photographers turned up in Avoca village at 2.15 pm ready to capture images of Red Kites. The butcher was scheduled to feed the birds at 2.30 pm, which he did for us, but we waited and there was no sign of Red Kites. After a...

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Summer Outing – July and August

Summer Outing – July and August

Over the Summer on a Monday evening, we had an outing. Below is a selection of the images from these outings. The outings were: Street Art Walk in Town A Walk on the West Side - On Monday 11th July, eleven members gathered at the start of the West Pier in Dun...

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Club Competition – Smartphone Photography

Club Competition – Smartphone Photography

On the 4th September the third formal competition for 2022, 'Smartphone Photography', was judged by Seamus Costello from Kilkenny Camera Club. Thanks to all who took part in the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 categories and to Seamus for the detailed and encouraging...

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Summer Outing – Dublin Street Art

Summer Outing – Dublin Street Art

On the 4th of July a group of eight members met at the front door of Stephen’s Green shopping centre. We then walked around the area looking for street art and anything else that caught our eye. It was a beautiful evening and town was buzzing with activity. There was...

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Club Outing – Dublin Pride 2022

Club Outing – Dublin Pride 2022

On Saturday 25th of June a crowd of 13,000 people from 215 organisations formed the Gay Pride March and Parade, representing the LGBTQIA+ communities. 50,000 spectators joined in, including approximately 10 OffShoot Photography Society members. The Parade was...

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Club Outing – National Botanical Gardens

Club Outing – National Botanical Gardens

On a beautiful June morning upwards of 13 members descended on the National Botanic Gardens with cameras at the ready. They quickly dispersed into small groups, each member seeking out their favourite part of the gardens. Great credit is due to the Botanic gardeners...

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Club Outing – Little Terns, Kilcoole

Club Outing – Little Terns, Kilcoole

On a sunny Saturday morning on 11th June, 10 OffShoot photographers visited Kilcoole Tern Colony adjacent to the Newcastle Airfield. (One particular member took public transport from Clontarf to Kilcoole. What dedication!) We parked at Kilcoole beach car park and...

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Shoot With Me – Spring 2022 Showcase #2

Shoot With Me – Spring 2022 Showcase #2

The Spring 2022 Shoot With Me showcase time came and we were happy to be back showing printed images. The showcase was held as a hybrid meeting with some members being in the hall and some joining via video conferencing. Our leaders and groups were extremely inventive...

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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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