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WCC Beginners Course – Term 4 – Oct 2012

by on Aug.26, 2012, under General

Term 4 Beginners Course starting 8th of October is fully subscribed.
Apologies to all those who have been knocked back but we need to keep the class numbers small so that we can offer everybody the personal service which we believe sets our course apart from the others.

There is already a long list of reserves in case someone drops out but in all likelihood if you haven’t got a place now you are unlikely to get one this year.

We will be running the course again next year and like this year, there will be four terms to choose from. Please check this website for announcement of next year’s dates. I imagine that the dates will be settled around the end of November.

Again, sorry if you’ve missed out but much like a good sunrise picture you have to get in early.


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8th Pakenham National – Results

by on Aug.20, 2012, under Competitions

This is a quick post to let you all know about the wonderful results that club members scored at the recent Pakenham National Photographic Exhibition. Among the entrants was Dave Sumner who received 5 acceptances, Stephen Edmonds who had 4 acceptances and Vicki Moritz with 1 acceptance.  However the rising star appears to be John Mallet who had a second place in the ‘Open Prints’ and a second place and an acceptance in the ‘Portraiture’ section which is a great result, well done John.

Rosie and I exhibited some of our photojournalistic efforts but were not successful, both of us scoring 11 points of a possible 15 and just one point off the acceptance mark.  Scoring an acceptance means that your image is good but not good enough to get a place and you are honoured by having your images shown in the exhibition.  The exhibition weekend is held on the 22nd & 23rd September at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham, Victoria 3810. 

Please check this Pakenham Camera Club Website link for details.


Andy Armitage
WCC Vice President


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August 2012 ‘open’ results

by on Aug.07, 2012, under Competitions

Judge: Daniel Smith

Printed images of the month

A grade: Rosie Hughes – BATH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

Mary McLean - Red Rocks King Island
B grade: Mary McLean – Red Rocks King Island

EDI images of the month

Vicki Moritz - A quick look back
A grade: Vicki Moritz – A quick look back

Laura Edwards - Abstracted
B grade: Laura Edwards – Abstracted

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Sunday Outing Report – Agnes Falls – 5th Aug 2012

by on Aug.05, 2012, under Outings

Sunday’s outing in August 2012 was to Agnes Falls, just north of Toora off the South Gippsland Highway about 2 hours from Melbourne. A crowd of around 13 WCC members and their partners etc decended upon the Agnes Falls Car Park for 10am only to have been beaten there by four unknown photographers shortly before us. We set off on the short walk to the falls and the first thing that struck me was the sheer depth of the gorge which clearly isn’t visible from the car park. The second thing that suprised me was that the four unknown photographers were already on their way back up the path. “Can’t really see the falls and the vantage point isn’t that good” said one of them and a short walk later we too were disappointed by the lack of a vantage point from the small viewing platform which we filled with three tripods. We tried to find better vantage points but to no avail and within 45 minutes we were done and heading back to the cars.

Note to Parks Victoria, the viewing platform and access to the falls is poor and not worth the trip from Melbourne. Considering this is the biggest single drop waterfall in Victoria, you can’t see even half of it and you can photograph even less. Adding to the viewing problem was a howling gale which was making the trees almost impossible to photograph with the longer shutter speeds needed and several people were concerned about falling tree branches. The light was also very blotchy with sunlight shining through the leaves onto the falls.

One good thing though was that I was able to test my new HOYA 0 – 300 variable ND filter and it worked a treat. I managed a 30 second, f/22 shot of the falls in bright daylight. Although the wind was doing its best to ruin the sharpness by blowing the camera around on the tripod.

30 Seconds at f/22

The wind and only being able to see part of the falls spoiled the trip









We scoured the maps for somewhere else to visit so the morning wasn’t wasted and decided upon the boardwalk at Port Franklin but again this was a huge disappointment with the boardwalk being just a few hundred metres long and nothing to be seen to photograph. So it was off to Foster for a coffe and something to eat with some great company then we all went on our merry way.


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Knox B&W Interclub Competition Results

by on Aug.02, 2012, under Competitions

Just a quick post to let everyone know how we did at the Knox Monochrome Competition. There were 8 clubs competeing for the top prizes with Jim Weatherill from VAPS and Melbourne Camera Club judging as follows:


Waverley certainly did not disgrace itself and the following results show this. Well done to those who got places and other awards and to the other competitors who entered their images, the combined effort was a fantastic result.

Highly Commended – Open EDI  – Vicki Moritz – Cape Schank Lighthouse

3rd Place – Open EDI – Pete Davies – Waterfall

2nd Place – Open Print – Vicki Moritz – Yarra Bank in Winter

3rd Place – Open Print – Ron Weatherhead – Shadows at the NGV

1st Place – Novice EDI – Paul Spence – Big Ben

3rd Place – Novice Print – Mary Gourdine – First Rainy Day

The club rankings taking into consideration the scores for all entries in all 4 categories was:

Camberwell – 229pts – 1st Place
Waverley – 228pts – Equal 2nd Place
Knox – 228pts – Equal 2nd Place
Rosanna – 218pts – 3rd Place
Williamstown – 204pts – 4th Place
Mornington – 196pts – 5th Place
Maroondah – 142pts – 6th Place
Ringwood – 51pts – 7th Place

Thanks again and well done to all of the participants
Dave Sumner
WCC Secretary


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Sunday Outing to Agnes Falls – 5th August 2012

by on Aug.01, 2012, under Outings

Hi All,

Your next outing is on Sunday the 5th of August.  The venue selected is Agnes Falls, on the South Gippsland Highway near Toora.  Rosie and I are not going, we are going to Vietnam instead so I cant tell you where we might meet you or anything else, unless you are also going to Vietnam. However, I am certain there are other experienced photographers who are keen to go and will be glad to give the new starters a hand, hint, good idea? … from time to time.  So, if any of you experienced photographers are going to Agnes Falls. Here is some info regarding the falls:

Hidden within the rolling green hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge.
At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.
Take a short stroll through the Blue Gum Forest to a viewing area overlooking the falls or relax and enjoy a picnic under the shade of tall blue gums on the grassy banks of the Agnes River.

Agnes Falls on the Web

I would suggest meeting at 10am in the Agnes Falls Car Park.


Location Map:

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