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Suir Valley Challenge

Waterford Camera Club had a fantastic result in the annual Suir Valley Challenge today, Sat 7th Dec, held in Carrick on Suir.  We won the competition, comfortably beating off a stiff challenge from Clonmel, Carrick on Suir and Dungarvan.

As usual, the entries were of a very high standard.  Along with the precious points, the judges had very positive comments to make about the images.  

Waterford Camera Club won the inaugural Suir Valley Challenge five years ago.  There was a change of sponsor for this year, with the Pat Power Perpetual Trophy being awarded.  We have won that inaugural award as well.

Huge thanks to our selection committee of Mags, Aldo, Pam and Patty.  Also huge thanks to Tom Quilty for doing a wonderful job printing the images.  Also huge thanks to all club members for submitting images for consideration for the competition.

The attached photo shows the members present in Carrick today, with the Pat Power Perpetual Trophy.

Club Exhibition Raffle Winners

During our recent very successful Exhibition in City Square, we ran a raffle in aid of Pine Grove Day Care Centre in which visitors voted for their favourite image.  The winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images were:

1st - Old Boot by John O'Neill - Winner: C. Cunningham

2nd - Strawberry Moon by John O'Neill - Winner: Louie Power

3rd - Stag by Tom Quilty - Winner: Ciara O' Connor

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.  If you haven't been contacted please contact us by email at

Club Exhibition

During our recent very successful Exhibition in City Square, we ran a raffle in aid of Pine Grove Day Care Centre. Visitors voted for their favourite image. We raised the fantastic sum of €1265.  Patty and Norma had the unenviable job of counting through over 1000 votes, to find the winning image.  

The winning image, by popular vote, was "Old Boot", by John O'Neill.

At our Club meeting last night, Norma presented the proceeds of the raffle to Anne Marie Veale, nurse manager of Pine Grove.  Mao is also pictured, holding the winning image.

Crough Wood

7 members travelled to Crough Woods, on the way to Mahon Falls, today Saturday 19th October. It was mostly grey and overcast, with only a small amount of sun early on.  The overcast conditions made photography easier, as it acted like a huge diffuser, with no harsh shadows.  The Mahon River flows through the woods and due to a lot of rain recently, there was a good flow of water.  This made for some lovely slow images of water flowing.  

There was also an amount of fungi present, so for those interested, the macro lenses were dug out.

As cafes are scarce in the area, by lunch time the need for food was urgent.  Accordingly, the cafe in Kilmacthomas was raided for the traditional cake and coffee.

Thanks to Norma as always for organising.

Waterford Walls

On Sunday last, 6th October, 9 members met up in Waterford for an outing to photograph the murals around town that are done as part of the Waterford Walls.

It was a fine, dry, sunny day, ideal for photography.  Our ramble took us from the Tower Hotel up to Mayors Walk, Patrick Street, Jenkins Lane and along O'Connell Street back to the Tower again.

A highlight of the morning was getting permission to photograph St. Patrick's Methodist Church Choir rehearsing after their weekly church service.  Our thanks to the Church for allowing us access.

Tea and cake was in short supply - most unusual - so some members had to head into the Tower for the dinner.

As always, thanks to Norma for organising.

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