Saturday, 15 April 2017

Photoshoot - Benbulben Forest Walk - Sunday 23rd April 2017

The club's April photoshoot will take place on Sunday evening, 23rd April. The location will be the start of the Benbulben Forest Walk, which is signposted to the right off the main N15 road from Sligo to Letterkenny, a few miles north of Drumcliffe.

This location gives superb views of the north-western face of Benbulben, and the best time to take photographs should be shortly before sunset when hopefully the sun will cast light and shadow over the mountain. Sunset should be at 8:52pm - so members will be meeting at the Benbulben Forest Walk car park around 8:00pm.



In-car SatNav coordinates for the car park are:


N54°21'41.7" W08°30'07.3"
or
N54.361589, W08.502034

You can also view the car park on Google Maps by clicking here.


Note that Google Maps calls it Gortarowey Forest Recreation Area - whereas the current signpost from the N15 calls it Benbulben Forest Walk. 
New members are always welcome!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Motivational Theme - "One Minute From Home"

This month's motivational theme is One Minute From Home.

This means photographs taken within a minute's walk from where you live.

Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the the April club meeting. Please email your photographs to the club's normal gmail address. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 11th April.


The slideshow of last month's motivational theme Texture has now been uploaded to the club's YouTube page, and can be viewed here.

Finally a reminder that the next club meeting will be Thursday 13th April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field). New members are always welcome.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March Photoshoot - Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Manorhamilton

This month's club photoshoot will be held on the evening of Friday 17th March (next Friday) in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, when the Saint Patrick's Day parade will be taking place.

Members are encouraged to meet at the car park at Manorhamilton Castle at 5:00pm and then walk up to the new traffic lights to await the parade, which is due to start at 5:30pm from Manorhamilton Fire Station (opposite the Applegreen Filling Station).




If you have a friend who would like to attend this photoshoot, by all means bring them along. New members are always welcome.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Club Meeting

The next meeting of Rainbow Camera Cub will be Thursday, 9th March 2017 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field). New members are always welcome.

The motivational theme for this meeting is Texture. If you are unsure what this means, here are the links to two YouTube videos that explore this theme...
 
Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the this month's meeting. Please email your photographs to the club's gmail address. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 7th March.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Club Photoshoot - Saturday 11th February 2017 - Hazelwood

A photoshoot has been arranged for this coming Saturday (February 11th) to Lough Gill and Hazelwood (which is also on the shores of Lough Gill).

We shall initially meet at 3.00pm in the Parke's Castle car park, which is on the regional road R286 between Dromahair and Sligo. The in-car SatNav coordinates for this car park are N54°15'53.4"; W08°20'04.1" (or N54.264823, W08.334466).

After taking a few photos of the castle and the lake we shall move on to a bigger car park around 1 and a half kilometres away (about a mile) on the shores of Lough Gill heading towards Sligo and maybe take a few photos of the lake from there. The in-car SatNav coordinates for this second car park are N54°15'49.1"; W08°20'59.6" (or N54.263646; W08.349901).

Finally we shall move on to Hazelwood, and expect to be there by 4.00pm. We shall park at the big car parking area on the shores of Lough Gill. The in-car SatNav coordinates for this third car park are N54°15'29.4"; W08°25'33.8" (or N54.258159; W08.426050).



Lough Gill (from Hazelwood)
 
Currently the weather is promised dry but maybe cold - so bring warm clothes with you and maybe even a flask with a hot drink in it as well. Rain gear may be an idea as well, just in case the forecast has it wrong.

Hoping to see as many of you there as possible, and don't forget that new members are always welcome. So if you have a friend who might be interested, bring them along!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Motivational Themes for 2017

Below is a list of the monthly motivational themes for 2017

  • January      Open
  • February    Indoors
  • March        Textures
  • April           One Minute from home
  • May            The Colour Blue
  • June           Shadows
  • July             Sunrise and/or Sunset
  • August        (no meeting)
  • September  Nature
  • October       Lead-in Lines ("Leading Lines")
  • November   Man Made
  • December   Rule of Thirds
Each month club members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on the chosen theme for inclusion in a slideshow to be shown at the club meeting that month.

Images taken since 1st January 2017 will be eligible.

Please do not send in any monthly images until the month in which they are due.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Club Phototoshoot - Saturday October 8th - Ballyshannon Carnival

Rainbow Camera Club has a photoshoot to be held Saturday, 8th October in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, starting at 7:00pm.

The Ballyshannon Carnival will be taking part that evening, so there should be plenty of photo opportunities. Some details of the carnival can be found by clicking here.


The suggestion is that we meet in the market yard car park at 7:00 pm. This is the large car parking area behind the main Bus Eireann bus station in Ballyshannon, beside Slevin's Department Store. If you are travelling to Ballyshannon from the south along the N15, after you cross the bridge into town, take the first right (just before Slevin's (also on your right) and you will enter the car park area.
 
In-car SatNav coordinates for the car park are:-
 N54°30'03.9" W08°11'22.7"
or
N54.501082, W08.189632


The town may be busy on the night, so it may be no harm to arrive a little early.

As it will be getting dark as the carnival starts, it may be a good idea to bring a tripod along with you if you have one.

New members are always welcome.

NEXT MEETING
Just a reminder that the next club meeting will be on Thursday 13 October in the usual venue from 8:00 to 10:00pm. More details will be given closer to the date.


MOTIVATIONAL THEME FOR OCTOBER MEETING
Finally a reminder that the motivational theme for the October meeting is Landscapes.