Now here's a thing...

On a recent walk around Bantry in West Cork looking for stories for the Southern Star, I saw this young lady painting a mural on the site of an old shop which was now boarded up. 

Bernie O'Sullivan of Bantry Pulse Group.

Her name is Bernie O'Sullivan and she's a member of Bantry Pulse Group, a community collective group of artists.  The group is brightening up the town of Bantry by painting murals on various sites, which links in nicely with the harbour development.

For this shot, I didn't want to use the clichéd picture of Bernie painting, and settled on a nice environmental portrait instead.  The mural in the background and the brushes and paint pot she's holding add relevance to the picture.

Gear Used:
NIkon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8, Nikon SB910 flashgun.
Exposure: 1/60, f8, ISO 200.

Now here's a thing...

I was asked to photograph a Kickboxing grading event in Bantry, West Cork, just last weekend.  I'd never even seen kickboxing before, never mind photograph it, so I was very excited!

The grading involved the participants doing various moves - punches, kicks and movements, under the watchful eye of the black-belted graders; no half-measures here - it had to be perfect!

I was amazed at the flexibility and ability of the young people - they were utterly awesome! The discipline, the commitment and the sheer effort shown by these young people was very impressive. 

I took some action shots, group shots and single pictures of the students with their instructor, Bernard Brady, all taken with the Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70 f2.8 - a killer photographic combo not to be messed with!

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