Our Camera Group

Our Camera Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at the SMA centre in Wilton. We are a group of camera enthusiasts of varying skills and with varying camera equipment, but we all learn from each other, and from our tutor Tony.

After our Thursday meeting we generally plan an outing during the following fortnight, to focus on some aspect of photography. To date these have included night photography, bokeh, portrait photography and landscapes.

We exhibited our work at the AGM last November and at the coffee morning in December.

In April we intend to visit some exhibits of the Cork Photo 2018 festival. We hope this experience will give us some ideas as well as confidence in our own ability!

Com Baun Hike

On Thursday 5th April, a group of 16 hillwalkers took to the Galtees, ably led by Joan McCann.

We met for carpooling and coffee at the Firgrove Hotel, and then drove a few kilometres to the trailhead, near Anglesboro.

Our walk was through Com Baun wood, skirting the western side of Temple Hill. We were fortunate that the day remained dry, although it was windy at times. There were wonderful views across to the Ballyhouras and back to Corrin. The effect of the recent storms was evident in a few places, where we came across fallen trees and banks of snow. All the better to help us appreciate the beauty and power of nature. All credit to Joan, who had done numerous “recces” in advance. We had no obstacle on our path.

Later, we returned to the Firgrove for a very welcome tasty lunch and convivial chat.

Our May hillwalk is planned for Glenshillane, near Capoquin, on 16th May, when we will be in the capable hands of Helen and Dick Waide.