July 31, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Outing to Lough Bray/Glencree, Co Wicklow

This Tuesday, August 4th, the TPS outing is to Lough Bray near Glencree in Wicklow.  Lough Bray is a great example of a corrie lake just a short drive into the Wicklow Mountains! Nearby is the small village of Glencree which is home to a World War II German military graveyard – well worth a visit! As usual, meet in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp!  There may be midges, so insect repellent may come in handy and don’t forget your camera! Hook Head and its world famous light house in Wexford will be the destination for August’s day trip.  This will take place on Sunday, August 30th just before we begin our club meetings again in September!

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July 22, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Straffan Butterfly Farm and the South Great Bull Wall

This Sunday, July  26th we are off to Straffan Butterfly Farm, Straffan, Kildare.  This has become an annual outing each summer over the last few years, but sadly, this will be the last visit as the butterfly farm is closing down after this season. Des and Iris have always generously opened the doors of the Butterfly Farm to TPS members each year and we would like to thank them and wish them the very best of luck in the future! The Butterfly Farm is open to the public from 10am, but we can get in an hour earlier at 9am.  We’re meeting in Molloy’s car park for 8am and leaving promptly!  Dress lightly as the butterfly house is extremely warm and humid.  It is advisable to bring a change of shirt as you will perspire inside! The humidity will fog up the camera lenses at first but they will become acclimatised after a few minutes.  A good tip to prevent this from happening is to use hand warmers to heat up the lens body before going in. Next Tuesday, July 28th our evening outing is to the South Great Bull Wall.  Here you can enjoy the long walk to Poolbeg Lighthouse […]

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July 18, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Club Outing to Cloughlea, Co Wicklow – July 21st

This Tuesday, July 21st, we’re going to picturesque Cloughlea, near Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow.  The Cloughlea river flows under the stone bridge here and cascades down a series of small waterfalls before joining the River Liffey.  The river is surrounded by tress and is overlooked by St John’s Church.  A perfect spot to practice blurred water shots with a slow shutter speed!  Try not to fall in 🙂 Meet in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp.  Then take the N81 towards Blessington.  After about 12km turn left onto the R759 (signposted for Roundwood, Manor Kilbride and Sally Gap) and just opposite a craft shop, Tramway Treasures and Crafts.  After about another 2.5km turn left, staying on the R759, just before entering Manor Kilbride.  The turn is signposted for Sally Gap and Roundwood.  Follow the road for about 4km and you’ll come to the bridge on a sharp right bend and you’re there!

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July 11, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Outing to Howth Harbour – July 14th

Grab your cameras for Tuesday, July 14th’s club outing to Howth Harbour, Dublin.  Howth is a hugely popular destination, especially during the summer.  There are plenty of boats to photograph, a lighthouse, seagulls and maybe even seals as they follow the fishing boats into the harbour!  Howth Harbour is also usually a good spot to capture sunsets.  Sunset on Tuesday is at 9.46pm so stick around weather permitting for a nice sunset! Meet in Molloy’s car park on Tuesday at 7.30pm sharp!

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July 4, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

July 7th – Blessington Lakes/Valleymount

Our first outing of July is to Blessington Lakes near Valleymount!  The bridge crossing the lake there is popular for photographers and of course you’re surrounded by the beautiful Wicklow countryside! Meet in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp on Tuesday, July 7th! Congratulations to TPS members, Neil O’Reilly, Paula Banks and Paul Power on becoming finalists in the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year competition with their photographs below entered into the Nature, Travel and Open sections respectively . It’s a great achievement for all three members and we’re very proud that the Tallaght Photographic Society has such a high degree of photographic talent in it’s members! For more examples of members’ photographs, you just have to click on the link to the right to visit the Tallaght Photographic Society Flickr page!

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