League Competition Entry – October 21st and more!

Where has the month gone?  This Tuesday, October 21st is Monthly League Competition time again!  Really looking forward to seeing your colour and black and white prints and those digital projected entries!

For more info on the League Competitions and rules – click on the Competitions tab above!

Your invited to bring along your cameras this coming Tuesday as we’re going to split up into small groups and take some shots in and around the Maldron Hotel.  We can take a look at the results later on the club laptop!

Don’t forget that the One-Shot competition entries should be in on October 28th and the theme for November is “Autumn Colours”  The entries will be judged by October’s winner Eleanor and she will let us know the winner on November 4th!  The winner will then nominate the theme for next month and also judge the entries!

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Gwen & Phil Charnocks – Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014

Our guest speakers for Tuesday, October 14th are Gwen and Phil Charnocks (both FRPS and MFIAP) and they will be visiting us all the way from the UK to show us a selection of their images and talk about their work.  For a sneak preview visit their website!

Congratulations again to Liam Hennessy for being the first TPS member to complete the TPS Treasure Hunt!  Liam won a lovely book on Irish landscape photography by Kerry based photographer Peter Cox.  Liam’s 23 winning Treasure Hunt images can be seen on the Tallaght Photographic Society Facebook page/Photos/Albums/Liam Hennessy TPS Treasure Hunt 2014/2015

Remember folks that the Treasure Hunt is still on but now we are looking for the most creative set of Treasure Hunt images!

All TPS Treasure Hunt images must be submitted by April 28th 2015 so that judging for the most creative Treasure Hunt can take place.  The winner of the most creative set of images will be announced on May 26th 2015 at the TPS End of Season Party and Prize Giving night.  Good luck to all!  For more information, move your pointer to the Competitions tab above :)

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Tuseday, October 7th at the TPS

This Tuesday, October 7th, we are privileged to have very guest speaker Paul Stanley, FIPF, EFIAP, for Dublin Camera Club.  A long time council member of the Irish Photographic Federation, Paul is coming along to share with us his own images  and will be displaying his amazing IPF Fellowship panel!  Really looking forward to that!

Congratulations to this month’s black and white street photography themed One Shot Winner, Eleanor Whelton! Eleanor won with a fantastic image titled “Leaning In” and has chosen the theme of Autumn Colours for next month’s One Shot and will judge the entries.  Entries are to be submitted on Tuesday, October 28th and Eleanor will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 4th!

Leaning In









Congratulations also to member Liam Hennessy who is the first member to complete the TPS Treasure Hunt 2014/2015.  This competition is still on, only now we are looking for the most creative set of Treasure Hunt images.  The completed set must be submitted by April 28th 2015 and the winner will be announced at the End of Season Prize Giving night on May 26th 2015

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Club Photographic Outing to the Hill of Slane, Sunday, October 5th 2014

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic entry to September’s League Competition and a special thanks to guest judge, Derek McAuley from Mid-Louth Camera Club.

The results of the League to date are on the Competitons tab of the website.

This Sunday, October 5th we’re off to the historical Hill of Slane, near Slane village, Co Meath.  Meet in Molloy’s car park between 9.30 and 10am – we’ll be leaving no later than 10am.

The Hill of Slane rises 158 metres above the surrounding countryside with a view of Newgrange, Knowth, Drogheda and the Irish Sea to the east.  On a clear day you may also see Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland and also the Sugarloaf mountain in Wicklow.

The Hill of Slane is home to the ruins of an ancient friary and cemetery.  There is also the ruin of a Norman tower.

With a history that dates back to the Neolithic, the Hill of Slane is the mythical burial place of Sláine Mac Dela, the Fir Bolg High King of Ireland.  Christian legend maintains that this was also the site of St Patrick’s first Paschal Fire in 433, lit in defiance of the High King Lóegaire Mac Neill on the Hill of Tara.

Directions:  From Tallaght we head north on the M50 and take the exit for Ashbourne, N2/M2.  At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N2 and continue into Slane.  Follow the N2 through Slane and after about 800 metres, turn left onto Abbey View L5603.  There is a car park at the Hill and then a nice stretch of the legs to get to the top.

Make sure that you are prepared for the weather.  Bring a packed lunch if you like and we may have tea/coffee in Slane village afterwards!

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TPS League Competition Judging – Tuesday, September 30th

It’s Monthly League Competition judging this Tuesday, September 30 at the Tallaght Photographic Society with guest judge, Derek McAuley from Mid-Louth Camera Club.  The very best of luck to all who entered images this month!

This week is also entry night for October’s One-Shot competition.  October’s theme is Black and White Street Photography and was selected by last month’s winner Ben Russell, who will be judging the entries and will announce the winner on Tuesday, October 7th.

We’re meeting at the Maldron Hotel from 8pm.  The Maldron Hotel has free underground parking.  Make sure you park in the Maldron’s designated parking spaces and remember to have your parking ticket validated at reception.

We are looking for about 4 volunteers to help unpack and categorise entries into the TPS Salon on Thursday, October 2nd at Bewley’s Hotel, Newlands Cross between 6.30 and 10pm.  If you’re free to lend a hand, email info@tallaghtphotographicsociety.com – your help would be greatly appreciated.

Our monthly club outing will take place on Sunday, October 5th to the Hill of Slane, Co Meath.  The Hill of Slane is the burial place of the legendary first High King of Ireland, Sláine mac Dela and is home to the ruins of a 16th century friary and cemetery.

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Tallaght Photographic Society at TallaFest, August 23rd

The Tallaght Photographic Society will be at this year’s TallaFest Town and Country Fair on Saturday, August 23rd.

We’ll have some photographs on view and a bit if banter…

There should be plenty going on at the Festival with a lot of photo opportunities – so if you’re thinking of coming along bring your camera!

Would be great to see you there – drop by for a chat :)

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Outing to Bray, August 19th

Pack your bucket and spade for our outing on Tuesday August 19th to Bray, Co Wicklow!  Stroll along the promenade or the beach, or hang about the harbour for those summery sea side shots!

We’ll be meeting at Molloy’s car park and leaving for Bray at 7.30pm sharp!

See you there :)

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August 12th Outing to Bohernabreena Reservoir

This Tuesday, August 12th we’re staying local with a trip to Bohernabreena Reservoirs and Waterworks.  These reservoirs were originally built in the 1880′s to supply water to Rathmines.

The River Dodder flows from Kippure through the valley and the area is very popular with walkers with a 6km walk around both lakes.

We’ll meet in Molloy’s car park to leave at 7.30pm sharp.  There are no car parks at the reservoirs so parking is very limited and car pooling highly recommended.  The best option for parking may be at the southern end of the reservoirs.

See you there!

We’re considering a day out to Carlingford in Co Louth for Sunday, August 31st.  Located half way between Dublin and Belfast, Carlingford is the site of medieval ruins King John’s Castle, built in the late 12th century.  The town also contains some medieval streets and one of the last remaining town gates in Ireland.  Keep an eye out for updates.

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Tuesday August 5th, Outing to the Great South Wall, Dublin Bay

This Tuesday, August 5th, we are heading seaward again to the Great South Wall (AKA the South Bull Wall).

Originally know as The Piles, the Great South Wall was built between 1715 and 1731 to deal with a problem of silting at the mouth of the River Liffey which was preventing access to the city quays.

The wall extends from Ringsend over 3 miles into Dublin Bay and was the world’s longest sea wall at the time of its contruction and is still one of the longest sea walls in Europe.

We are meeting at Molloy’s car park and leaving at 7.30pm sharp.  Head for the Grand Canal, via either Harolds Cross, Rathgar and turn right onto the R111 running alongside the Grand Canal.  Stay on the R111 onto Haddington Road and then onto Bath Road (the right of Slattery’s Bar).   Continue straight from the R111 onto the R131, Sean Moore Road, then take the 4th exit off the roundabout and after 300 metres, turn right onto the Pigeonhouse Road.  Follow this road until you come to the Wall.

See you there!

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Tuesday, July 29th – Outing to Bullock Harbour, Dalkey

This Tuesday, July 29th, we’re off to the seaside and Bullock Harbour, Dalkey.  Bullock Harbour is one of Dalkey’s two small harbours so we have the option then to move up to Colliemore Harbour where you will have a view of Dalkey Island.

We’ll meet in Molloy’s car park on Tuesday evening and will be leaving at 7.30pm sharp.

From Molloy’s we’ll take the M50 southbound and turn off at exit 16 for Cherrywood and onto the R118 Wyattville/Church Road.  After about 4km you’ll come to a roundabout – take the 3rd exit onto the Avondale Road.  At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the Barnhill Road.  Go straight through the next roundabout onto Castle Park Road.  Continue straight for about another kilometre until you come to a T junction and turn right onto Breffni Road and then left after about 100 metres onto the Harbour Road.  There is usually parking on the Harbour Road opposite Bullock Harbour or you can park at the harbour itself if available.

See you there :)

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