There was national acclaim for an Athlone Photography Club member recently when Sean Ganly won a bronze medal in the Irish Photographic Federation National Shield Competition in Kilkenny.
Over 26 clubs took part in the event this year each submitting a panel of eight colour and eight black and white photos. Sean’s image achieved a bronze medal accolade in the monochrome section when he scored 30 out of 30 for his image.
Sean, joined the Athlone Photography course in September 2013 after attending Liam Kidney’s photography course in the Shamrock Lodge a few months earlier. The club has helped him grow and develop his skills as a photographer in a friendly environment.
Sean took the shot on the southern shore of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. His son lives in South Derry so he is a regular visitor to this part of the country. In that part of the world some people still shoot birds (duck ) for food and sport and use these huts to hide in off shore! There are a few still intact but it’s not easy to access them.
Sean likes the long exposure simplistic mono type shots and have been practicing this particular type of photography in recent times.