Open Colour (2021)

We have the results of our sixth PoTY competition, ‘Open Colour’. Thanks to all members who entered images and congratulations to our winners. A big thank you to our guest judge Michael O’Sullivan, who put a great deal of time into his analysis of the images.

For this competition, members could enter any type of image, so long as it is in colour. 

Advanced          

1st   Denis O’Reilly, ‘Burst of Colour’

2nd  Matt Whitby, ‘Safe Indoors’

3rd   Dan Ryan, ‘My First Day Out’

Intermediate          

1st   Eamon McArdle, ‘Flower Fly’

2nd  Carla Ennis, ‘Orange’

3rd   David Kelly, ‘Which Colour For Me?’

Novice          

1st   Laura Carmen, ‘Bloom’

Book Cover / Movie Poster Competition (2021)

We have the results of our fifth PoTY competition, with our ‘Book Cover / Movie Poster’ competition. There was a fantastic mix of interpretations and approaches for the topic. Thank you to all the members who entered images and congratulations to all the winners! A big thank you to our judge last night, Bob Given, who has requested his judging fee be donated to charity. KPS will pass this donation onto KSPCA on Bob’s behalf.

For this competition, members could pick an existing book or movie or make up one of their own. 

Advanced          

1st   Denis O’Reilly, ‘Mother Goose’

2nd  Bernie Kelly, ‘Guide to Cyanotype Printing’

3rd   Derville Conroy, ‘Dandelion Wine’

Intermediate          

1st   Eamon McArdle, ‘Book Cover’

2nd  Carla Ennis, ‘Swan Lake’

3rd   Anne Dowling, ‘Step by Step Dancing for the Birds Guide’

Novice          

1st   Laura Carmen, ‘Musemag’

Macro / Close Up (2021)

We have the results of our ‘Macro / Close Up’ competition. There was an amazing mix of images and subject material for this month’s theme.

Thank you to all the members who entered images and congratulations to our winners! Many thanks to our judge Eileen McCausland.

Macro is extreme close-up photography usually of very small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. Close up is a type of shot that tightly frames an object and shows all the details.

Advanced          

1st    Ned Mahon, ‘Damselfly 9’
2nd  John Cuddihy, ‘Insect on a Tulip’
3rd   Mary Hickey, ‘Stars Beneath our Feet’

Advanced Highly Commended:
Petr Petr, ‘Common Housefly’

Advanced Highly Commended:
Hugo Reidy, ‘Orange Tip Butterfly’

Intermediate          

1st    Carla Ennis, ‘Flee Fly Foe’
2nd  Niall Hirsch, ‘Rough Day’
3rd   PadrIc Meade, ‘Seed’

Intermediate Highly Commended:
Fiona Long, ‘Wire Detail’

Intermediate Highly Commended: 
Eamon McArdle, ‘Mushroom’

Novice          

1st    Laura Carmen, ‘Mister Admiral’

Winners of the People / Portrait / Candid / Environmental Competition 2021

Congratulations to the winners of our third club POTY competition of 2021: ‘People / Portrait / Candid / Environmental’. There was a good mix of styles and interpretations on the theme. Thank you to all the members who entered images, and congratulations to our winners!

Capture the personality of a person or group of people. Includes traditional portraits fine art environmental candid and street.

Many thanks to our judge, Pauric McGroder.

Advanced          

1st    Hugo Reidy, ‘Tim Sullivan’
2nd  Mark Desmond, ‘Cossack’
3rd   Johnny Cuddihy, ‘Wrapt in Conversation’

Intermediate          

1st    Carla Ennis, ‘Watching You’
2nd  Fiona Long, ‘Rachelle’
3rd   Anne Phelan, ‘Tunnel Vision’

Novice          

1st    Laura Carmen, ‘Rose Abbey’
2nd  Claire Kenny, ‘Boatman’
3rd   Canice Ryan, ‘Me and My Dog’