It was early on Sunday morning when I found myself with a quickened step up Swanston Street toward the State Library, I was hurrying as I was running a little late but I knew there would be people waiting because I had already had two phone calls. As I rounded the last building before the library I saw not two but seventeen members waiting patiently, wow!! what a turn out.
We quickly realised that none of the organisers were going to turn up so we made a group decision to head into Melbourne Central to photograph the shot tower before the crowds gathered. This was a great decision because the place was about deserted and the security man had no problems at all with us being there. There were club members by the escalators, down in the basement and up by the cinema. All in all we had every angle covered.
From there it was onto the Old Mint building where we explored the gardens then onto Flagstaff Gardens which didn’t look that appealing so we headed to Victoria Market. In the market we took lots of images and then we gathered for coffee and a break in the food area. From here some people went home and others headed back towards the State Library where we visited laneways. Once back at the library we went inside and photographed the reading room and investigated the galleries.
Now it was 2pm and after another well deserved coffee we headed back home having had a great day out. Sorry a lot of you missed out, there’s always the next Sunday outing which will be a sporting event of some sort.
Here is a link to the GALLERIES
Judge: Danny Bejanoff
Printed images of the month
EDI images of the month
The Sunday outing for May is on May 5th and it is a city walk. We will try a new section of the city this time around.
Gather outside the State Library of Victoria at 7.30am and we’ll go from there, aiming to be done by about 10am.
The 4-Club Interclub competition was held last night, 17th Apr at Maroondah’s Club Rooms in Ringwood. The night was quite hotly contested between Berwick Viewfinders, Maroondah Photographic Society, Eastern Suburbs Camera Club and Waverley Camera Club. There were some very good images presented and the judge Rob Sloane did his best to tell us about each image. Thanks you to everyone who contributed to the competition and to Paul Spence, Vicki Moritz, Rosie Hughes, Dave Sumner and especially Donna Clarke for the efforts in getting the images together. The results were as follows:
Club – EDI Images – Mono Prints – Colour Prints
Berwick – 62Pts – 64Pts – 71Pts (=1st)
Marroondah – 68Pts – 66Pts – 61Pts
Estn Suburbs – 69Pts (1st) – 67Pts (1st) – 57Pts
Waverley – 66Pts – 60Pts – 71Pts (=1st)
A very special mention must go to Vicki Moritz, our star photographer who scored a 1st in EDI for Southern Cross Station and a 2nd in Open Prints for St Kilda Dawn (my absolute favourite image), well done Vicki.
I arrived 10 minutes late at the meeting point at Barwon Heads to find 4 members looking distraught as they thought they were the only ones there. I had seen others about as I looked for a parking space and in the end there were 9 of us. We discussed what to do and agreed that regardless of where anyone went, we would meet up at Clifton Springs at 5pm for the sunset (if there was one). After a few shots under the bridge a few went on to point Lonsdale whilst several of us went along and made something of the waves that were crashing into the sea wall past the famous ‘At The Heads’ café.
After a while taking shots here, of the 4 of us that remained at Barwon Heads, 3 of us went further on to Point Lonsdale, whilst 1 went to another location. the 3 of us at point Lonsdale set up on the pier to shoot back towards the lighthouse. the light wasn’t brilliant but we did get a slight glimmer of nice light for about 30 seconds.
Time was getting on and at 4.20 we set off on the 30 minute drive to Clifton Springs saw us there for 4.50 and just in time to setup for a few images of the old jetty. The sunset wasn’t brilliant and we only got a sliver of nice sky on the horizon but the clouds worked well for our images. The stormy looking sky working well for a lot of our shots. We were all secretly hoping for some lightning from the approaching black skies and although we did hear a rumble of thunder, the clouds dispersed and we were rewarded with some great clouds as a backdrop instead. I re-affirmed that my next purchase has to be some graduated ND filters after wrestling with my variable ND affair which I have found to be not worth the money I paid for it, thanks HOYA.
All in all, we had a really good time and it was worth the trip, just a shame it wasn’t supported by a few more members.
Please remember that we now have a website for posting images from outings which can be found HERE