inphotos.org: St. Fin barre’s Cathedral

§ March 30th, 2015

St. Fin barre's Cathedral

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s

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Mallow Camera Club: MALLOW SUCCESSES IN THE SACC INTER-CLUB

§ March 29th, 2015


Amalcam panels by 3
Mallow Camera Club had some excellent results today at the SACC Inter-Club Competition where we were delighted to take third with our Colour Panel and joint Second with our Projected Image Panel. Overall, Mallow took fourth place in the competition.

There was some fantastic photography on display in the competition. We were honoured to keep the Mallow flag flying high in this most important of regional competitions. Huge teamwork was put into the selection and printing process. The selection team consisted of Paul Tips, Viv Buckley, John Doheny, Neily Curtin and Bill Power. The panels were erected in record time this morning (40 minutes) by Jer Buckley, Paul Tips, Teddy Sugrue and Bill Power.

Thanks to all the club members who provided images to represent the club and congratulations to those who were selected for inclusion.

inphotos.org: Taking a breather

§ March 27th, 2015

taking-a-breather

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/320s

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inphotos.org: Urban Dog

§ March 26th, 2015

Urban Dog

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/320s

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inphotos.org: Lollipop

§ March 25th, 2015

lollipop

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/320s

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All Seeing Me: Kylemore Abbey

§ March 24th, 2015

Kylemore Abbey. Connemara.

Kylemore – without the Abbey.

No trip to Connemara would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Kylemore Abbey.

So we duly did the whole touristy thing and paid a visit – paid handsomely too, because at €13 a head it’s not exactly cheap! The Abbey itself is absolutely stunning situated on the edge of the lake against a backdrop of towering mountains. This is the first view of it when you leave the car park and we joined the rest of the throng taking the same photo as everyone else. I’m not posting one here because you’ve seen it a million times already.

We hopped on the shuttle bus which brought us the kilometre or so up to the walled gardens. Now being the middle of March there wasn’t a lot of colour but I’d say it’s gorgeous later in the year. The gardens are HUGE and are still under restoration with lots of interesting features. Again I’m not posting photos of the gardens as they’re ten a penny. However I did find this little gem in one of those places you’re not meant to be…….

Under walled garden at kylemore abbey

Down under…..

After a nice walk around the gardens we were shuttled back down to the Abbey where we had a look round some of the rooms that are open to the public. However it was the rest of the rooms that are not open to the public that intrigued me. There was a girls school at Kylemore Abbey until it closed in 2010 and if that part of the building is not in use, then I smell a potential urbex location in the offing….watch this space!

After the Abbey we headed up to the Gothic Church built as a memorial to yer man’s missus. Lovely little building with some interesting features that escape me now. Of course it’s still a place of worship so I hung around the candle area until someone came along to worship.

Woman lighting candle offering in church

Light a penny candle…….

I’d love to get in underneath this church to the crypt but unfortunately it’s locked up tight. Still it looked inviting in through the barred window.

Crypt under the Gothic Church

Crypt

So that’s my photo story of our recent visit to Kylemore Abbey – without any photos of Kylemore Abbey :-)

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inphotos.org: Pink

§ March 24th, 2015

Pink

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/250s

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inphotos.org: Construction of One Albert Quay

§ March 23rd, 2015

Construction of One Albert Quay

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Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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Mallow Camera Club: Pat Heavin’s Unique Photographs of Stanley Kubrick and Ryan O’Neal Featured in the Irish Times

§ March 23rd, 2015

In 1973 MCC member Pat Heavin was living and working in Waterford when film director Stanley Kubrick and a host of well-known actors descended on the area to make the film Barry Lyndon. Among the actors was heartthrob Ryan O’Neal who had come to prominence in the film Love Story released a few years before.

Irish Times Article 21 March 2015 showing Ryan O'Neal and Pat Heavin during shooting of Barry Lyndon, 1973.

Irish Times Article 21 March 2015 showing Ryan O’Neal and Pat Heavin during shooting of Barry Lyndon, 1973.

Pat was a member of Waterford Camera Club at the time and managed to get on set during filming close to his house, even though the set was closed to the press.

During a lull in filming Pat approached Ryan O’Neal and asked if he could take his photograph. The actor agreed and following a chat Pat decided to ask Kubrick if he could take his photograph as well. All through his life Stanley Kubrick, who made many iconic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange was notoriously camera shy and very few photographs survive of him.

To Pat’s astonishment not only did Kubrick agree to be photographed, but Kubrick took a photograph of Ryan O’Neal and Pat together with Pat’s camera.

In the intervening years the photographs remained in Pat’s private collection and were only shown to family. However when Pat heard that Ryan O’Neal was coming to Dublin for a special 40th anniversary screening of Barry Lyndon he contacted the festival office requesting them to pass on a copy of the photograph to Ryan O’Neal. The Irish Times heard about the photographs and contacted Pat – hence the article in the paper on Saturday 21 March.

Ryan O'Neal and Pat Heavin 21-3-2015

Ryan O’Neal and Pat Heavin 21-3-2015

 

Not only that but Pat and his wife Mary were also invited to the special screening of the film at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin and afterwards met up with Ryan O’Neal and other dignitaries at the post-screening bash where he had a good chat with the actor.

Pat’s comments on his meeting with Ryan yesterday “He’s still as nice a guy as he was 42 years ago, a true gentleman’.

Well done Pat – a great story and a day to remember.

Ryan O'Neal and Pat Heavinon location of Barry Lyndon, Waterford, October 1973.

Ryan O’Neal and Pat Heavinon location of Barry Lyndon, Waterford, October 1973.

Stanley Kubrick by Pat Heavin 1973

For the full Irish Times story go to http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/photographs-of-ryan-o-neal-and-stanley-kubrick-made-public-1.2147845

All Seeing Me: St Patrick’s Day

§ March 22nd, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, or more specifically, in Temple Bar.

Apparently St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland on the 17th of March just a few days after the Americans decided the World began! That fact is totally irrelevant when I spot a good looking girl dressed in a tutu, bending down to pick up her flag on Wellington Quay.

Two girls in tutus

Two TuTu’s

And so we progress. Actually it was not St. Pattys Day at all, it was National Selfie Day!

Selfie photo in Temple Bar

National Selfie Day

Being St. Patrick’s day, it bought out the lads in their finest……..

Two men in green shamrock suits

Putting on their finest

All this walking makes one hungry and thoughts turn to food

Two leprechauns in Temple Bar

Food for thought…..

Speaking of food……what’s not to like about a pig’s head with ketchup?

Pigs head for sale on St Patricks Day Temple Bar Dublin

The Pigs Head

It’s been quite a while since I saw that fountain outside the Bank on College Green overflow with suds! It used to be a regular feature many years ago when someone would fling a box of washing powder or wash up liquid into it. The foam would flow all over the street and bring traffic to a standstill. Nice to see those traditions being kept alive!

Foam filled fountain on College Green

Slam Dunk into the foam…..

Not sure what yer man was thinking when he slam dunked his missus into the foam!

Few more pics form the day over here on Flickr.

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