August 28, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Hook Head Outing and New Season

This Sunday, August 30th, sees the Tallaght Photographic Society head off on the last outing of the summer.  We’re off down to Hook Head in Wexford where the oldest working light house in the world stands on the craggy Wexford coastline.  There is plenty to photograph on the Hook Peninsuala as there is the nearby Slade Harbour and an old grayeyard in Churchtown just up the road.  Also close by is Loftus Hall, now open to the public after having been closed for many years.  Loftus Hall is said to be haunted by the Devil and the ghost of Anne Tottenham who died there in 1775.  Who will be the lucky photographer to snag a shot of her ghost? Meeting in Molloy’s car park and leaving for the Hook at 9am sharp!  Don’t let bad weather put you off as the Hook Lighthouse would look dramatic against a dark sky! The TPS are back again in the Maldron Hotel on Tuesday, September 1st at 8pm for a new season of meetings, talks, guest speaker and competitions.  On Tuesday we would love to see the photos taken by TPS members over the summer break.  These can be photos taken during the summer […]

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August 22, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Street Photography Outing – August 25th

Sadly, our outing this Tuesday, August 25th, is the last Tuesday evening outing of the summer 🙁 This Tuesday we’ll head to Dublin’s city centre for an evening of urban street photography.  We can head to Temple Bar and photograph the cobbled streets and the people there, and perhaps make our way to Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green. As a change from our usual meeting place, we will meet at the LUAS stop at the Square Shopping Centre and catch a tram to the city centre from there.  Meet at 7.30pm sharp! Happily, the end of the summer means that our weekly club meetings will begin again from Tuesday, September 1st! 🙂 We’re meeting in the Maldron Hotel from 8pm each Tuesday evening for talks and workshops on photography, guest speakers and competitions! The monthly one-shot competition entries should be in for September 1st!  The winner of May’s competition was John Coffey and he nominated “Glamour” as the theme for September’s one-shot.  The Winner of this will win a prize and choose the theme for October’s competition!

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August 16, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Dún Laoghaire Harbour – Tuesday, August 18th

Dún Laoghaire Harbour is our destination for this Tuesday’s photo outing – August 18th.  Dún Laoghaire Harbour, which was built between 1817 and 1859, is one of the largest harbours in Ireland.  Take a walk along the popular East Pier or along the less busy West Pier, or get some photos around the town, along the promenade or in People’s Park. We’re meeting in Molloy’s car park at the usual time of 7.30pm! Sunday, August 30th will see the TPS heading down to Wexford’s Hook Head and the world famous Hook Head Lighthouse!  The lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in the world and the surrounding coastline offers plenty to photograph.  We’ll be meeting in Molloy’s car park and aiming to leave at 9am.

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August 6, 2015 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Outing to White Rock, Killiney

This Tuesday evening, pack your buckets and spades for an evening of photography at the beach!  We’re off to White Rock in Killiney!  A popular spot for photographers, especially in the golden hours of dawn and dusk, set your cameras for a slow shutter speed to blur the motion of the waves and get those milky watery images. Meeting as usual in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp! Don’t forget our end of month outing to Hook Head in Wexford on Sunday, August 30th.  If we leave Tallaght at about 9am, we should arrive at the Hook for about 11am – just in time for coffee before exploring the area and photographing one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world!  Other photographic attractions include the graveyard and church ruins in nearby Churchtown and Slade Harbour.  If there’s time, we can also visit Ballyhack Harbour or Duncannon and have a spot of lunch before heading back home!

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