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August 2018 ‘Architecture/Urban spaces’ results

by on Aug.14, 2018, under Competitions

Judge: David Simmonds

Set subject EDI

Rosie Hughes - PARLIMENT HOUSE
A Grade: Rosie Hughes – PARLIMENT HOUSE

Samantha Pearsall - Market Street Hong Kong
B Grade: Samantha Pearsall – Market Street Hong Kong

Open EDI

Russell Lucas - Creative Concrete
A grade: Russell Lucas – Creative Concrete

Ross Major - The Long Stride
B grade: Ross Major – The Long Stride

Open Print

Russell Lucas - Kata Tjuta Drama  _
A grade (tied): Russell Lucas – Kata Tjuta Drama _

Vicki Moritz - Devils river fog
A grade (tied): Vicki Moritz – Devils river fog

Chris Herft - New York Escape
B grade: Chris Herft – New York Escape

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Change to August 2018 competition night

by on Aug.03, 2018, under Competitions, Special interest groups

I wish to notify a change of date for our August Competition night. We have a professional photographer as a judge and due to a last minute job he was unable to attend in person on 7th August. To avoid reading out his typed comments on our images we have swapped nights with the Creative group as follows:

  • 7th August will be the Creative group night at Ashwood hall facilitated by Paul Spence. Everyone is welcome to the Group. No prior experience is necessary. There will be a focus on adding “Lighting and Shadows in Composites” using layers and layer masking in photoshop.
  • 14th August will be the competition night – probably at Ashwood hall. Print entries for September will be accepted at the competition night, a week later than usual.

September EDI competition entries are still due on 7th August.

Our usual activities for the week remain unchanged:

  • The next beginners course by Alan Bennett will be starting on 6th August 7.30 pm, Wadham house
  • The Honours SIG is on 8th August, 7.30 at Wadham house

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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The KL and China trip – July 2018

by on Aug.01, 2018, under Outings

Little did I know when Anthony Yap proposed this trip last year what an adventure it would be! Those of us who made the trip were myself, Anthony, Rosie Hughes, Russell Lucas, Marie Shaw, Alan Bennett, Geoff and Jill Shaw, Cookie Chong, Jenny and Cheng Yip. Paul had to head home after KL to attend family matters. In addition to our club members there was Marcellian Tan (one of the organisers), a group of his friends and the irrepressible Jack, our local guide.

Photo thanks to Marie and her iPhone

We started in KL with a side trip to Melaka – it helped to acclimatise with the hot weather and to remind some of us how to use our cameras. KL was a dusty bustling city with a lot of building happening in a rather random fashion and terrible traffic. Melaka was charming – I would go back there any day. Highlights of the Malaysian stopover were the Iron Mosque (at dawn), Petronas towers at dusk and MelakaJonkers and the Serkam Mosque. Marie and I gowned up to enter the mosque – but as mere females were only allowed to look in from the outside areas.

Then on to China, after arrival at the Guilin airport we got onto our barely air conditioned bus with all our luggage. This was our main form of transport for the week other than various forms of local transport and all the walking. First stop was the Longji rice terraces via the village of Dazhai. This gave us an introduction of what was to follow. We transferred to a village bus, then local vans…then porters carried most of our camera gear and overnight bags in baskets as we walked to the rice terraces at Xiaozhai Yao village. The Yao people were very friendly and the terraces a wonderful exercise in graphic design- complete with local models! The trip back was equally eventful with a bit of 4 wheel driving down the mountain tracks.

Looking toward the light

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South Wharf Night Outing – August 2018

by on Jul.30, 2018, under Outings

Our outing for August will be to South Wharf during late afternoon and evening on Saturday 11 August 2018.

  • South Wharf Precinct Photography
  • Sunset shoot (sunset at 5.41PM)
  • Elevated Vantage Point Photography
  • Dinner together
  • Possible Photography from King Street Bridge
  • Possible Photography of the Flinders Street Station Building which has just been refurbished

We will meet at 3.45PM at South Wharf. The outing would expect to conclude at about 9PM.

Please register at outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5PM Thursday 9 August 2018. Final details will be sent to you once we have the final numbers.

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Results from KPS Monochrome Interclub 2018

by on Jul.29, 2018, under Competitions

We recently participated in the Knox Photographic Society Monochrome Interclub competition for 2018 alongside Camberwell, Maroondah, Mornington, Rosanna and Williamstown clubs.

Congratulations to the following members for receiving place awards:

Hedley Anderson – First place for “Rohan” in novice prints
Hedley Anderson - Rohan

Hedley Anderson – Highly commended for “Ted and Lexi” in novice prints
Hedley Anderson - TED&LEXI

Peter Bond – Second place for “Adrift” in open prints
Peter Bond - Adrift

Trace O’Rourke – Third place for “The View” in novice EDI
Trace O'Rourke - The View

All of our entries (and individual scores) can be viewed in the following galleries:

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