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First Sunday outing of 2011

by on Dec.31, 2010, under Outings

Happy new year to you all, I hope the celebrating hasn’t had any adverse affects on you.

The first Sunday of the month is this coming Sunday and we are going to kick the year off with a sunrise shoot. Being only a couple of weeks after the summer solstice means that the sun will rise pretty early in the morning.

If you plan to go you will need to be at Monash Gallery of Art (cnr Jells and Ferntree Gully Roads) by about 5am.

Yes 5am.

Bring tripod, camera and mosquito repellent.

See you there,
Pete

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WCC Christmas Dinner – How it Went

by on Dec.20, 2010, under Workshops

Hi all,

Especially to you who were unable to attend the Christmas dinner last night at Pescare’s Italian Restaurant, we missed you. Rosie and I had a great time!  The food was great.  The oysters were the most succulent, I had trouble getting through that huge steak and needed to leave some on the plate to save some room for the fabulous Tiramisu desert, and you know what?  The tea was served in a pot with sugar on the side and a little pot of real milk beside it;  The company was exemplary and the door prizes were the most interesting of all, particularly for the photographers who brought along their partners – they had 2 chances of winning.

Yes folk there were door prizes.

Mr Podger won for himself a box of Canon Fine Art Print paper, Mr Bullock won a Spyder monitor calibrator, Mr Burton’s prize was a great new camera bag and the prize of the prizes went to Mrs Reid who won a Manfrotto MonoPod for Stewart.  Fortunately the cost of these prizes was subsidised by the good folk at the Camera house who, although they were invited, were unable to be with us on the night.

If I had but one single criticism of the organisation of this singular event ladies and gentlemen it was that the evening was not sufficiently interactive.  We were warned of a full-house and the result of this was ‘noise’ – anyone got a noise ninja? Next time we will have our own room, there will be plenty of parking and we will be more interactive, so come prepared to play party games, wear silly hats and maybe even have your face painted.

Rosie and I wish all of you a Christmas full of love and the joy of family and friends; and a New Year crammed full of trips away, lots of AV material and camera club outings – speaking of which the first such outing – and don’t tell Pete Davies I told you this – is on the 2nd of January at sunrise a shoot at the Carlton Gardens!!  Be there or be SQUARE.  “True-dinks”.  But more of that on the website by the president himself.

Cheers and we will see U all next year.

Andy and Rosie Armitage

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WCC Christmas Dinner

by on Dec.14, 2010, under Workshops

For those who are attending, the WCC Xmas Dinner will be held at:

The Pescare Italian Restaraunt,

Shop 4/285–289, Springvale Rd,
Century City Walk,
Glen Waverley, VIC-3150.
Ph: 03 9560 4088
Fax: 03 9560 4133
Email: info@pescare.com.au

we should be there between 7.00pm and 7.30pm

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End of Year Competition Results 2010

by on Dec.07, 2010, under Competitions

The End of Year evening went really well with a great attendance and a fantastic judge, Randal Armstrong from the AIPP. Randal entertained us with his images and stories of how and when they were taken as well as some more humourous comments about some of the images. Also he shared his passion for his coffee table book on old signs and their part in history. Randal managed a 5 minute break whilst the President, Pete announced the winners for A & B Grade Print & EDI aggregate scores and awarded the trophies accordingly as follows:

A Grade Print – John Hadfield
A Grade EDI – Dave Sumner
B Grade Print – Anne DiCarlo
B Grade EDI – Anne DiCarlo & Andy Armitage

Promoted to A Grade for 2011

Andy Armitage
Diana Ferdinands
David Burton

Well done guys and thanks for your efforts in 2010.

End of Year Competition

Then Randal took centre stage again to announce the place getters for the three End of Year subjects as follows:

Mono Prints

3rd Winters Morning Marysville – Vicki Moritz
2nd Reflective Ranga – Vicki Moritz
1st Nymphaea – Stephen Edmonds

Open Prints

3rd Flinders Morning – Vicki Moritz
2nd Sit Down – Stephen Edmonds
1st The Happy Couple – Dave Sumner

ELectronic (EDI)

3rd The Green Line – Pete Davies
2nd Old Beacon New Lights – Dave Sumner
1st DJ Duchess Kaye – Teddy Tan

Well done to those people.

President’s Trophy

The President then showed us the images for the President’s Trophy and the winner was announced as

A Shadow of a Doubt – Donna Clarke

Donna Clarke - Shadow of a Doubt

Thank you to all that came to support the evening and especially all that took part. Thanks to Peter Myers and the AIPP for the books and to the judge Randal Armstrong. Also a big special thank you to the outgoing 2010 committee who without a doubt have done a great job and welcome to the new 2011 committee. I would like to also take this opportunity to wish all of you who won’t be attending the Xmas dinner, a merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Thanks for all of your support throughout 2010.

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Sunday Outing Report – Sunday 5th Dec 2010

by on Dec.06, 2010, under Outings

Hi all!
Rosie, Diana and I enjoyed another really great WCC Sunday outing at The McLelland Gallery & Sculpture Park in Langwarrin this morning together with Pete, Dave, Ian and Lynne Hanson, Donna, Jenny, Ron and Chris Weatherhead. We arrived around 10.30am; Dave, Ian and Mrs Hansen were there already. The great weather, which was promised anyway, helped enormously; We walked around the pond enjoying the birds, butterflys and dragonflies and in the afternoon we made the long walk through the sclupture trails.  A relatively easy exercise after we’d had a relaxed picnic lunch together in the shade by the lake. We had two experts on hand all day to deliver us out of tricky lighting conditions, blown-out sunspots and to help with apeture and depth-of-field issues. Thank you Dave and Pete. 

Once again we missed you.

Cheers Andy

Image by Andy Armitage

I took this shot of the group of us reflected in one of the pieces of artwork.

Image by Dave Sumner

The intention here was to get some of the photographers in whilst omitting myself from the reflection.

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