Our Monthly Outing for May will be to the Alfred Nicholas Gardens, 1A Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke on Sunday 19th May 2019. Due to the Warrnambool Weekend Away and Mother’s Day, the Outing is a little later in the month than usual.
Entry to the Gardens is FREE.
This will be an opportunity to capture Autumn in the Dandenongs. We can meet at 10AM to miss the crowds and may encounter some mountain mist to include in your images.
Casual lunch together at Olinda, (2.4km from the Gardens), at your expense. Details to be confirmed.
Please register for the outing and confirm your seat for lunch, at email@example.com by 5PM, Friday 17th May 2019.
The weather for our outing last Sunday was ideal, overcast with no sun or harsh shadows.
After a train trip into the city by most, we met under the clock at Melbourne Central and viewed the Iconic Women Exhibition, including images of Olivier Newton-John, Audrey Hepburn and Nicole Kidman, to name just a few. It gave us some inspiration in portrait/creative photography as most images had some sort of graphic added to them.
We stuck together, heading towards Fed Square via laneways and alleys, including Tattersalls Lane, Croft Alley, Duckboard/ACDC and Hosier Lane. Luckily we were able to experience the opening ceremony of a new restaurant in Tattersalls Lane; the cameras were clicking!
A coffee break on the way was also a must!
We were looking forward to sampling some French cuisine but the Fed in French Festival was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Saturday had brought rain and hail on and off during the day. Never the less, there seemed to be a lot of images captured during our walk from Melbourne Central.
It was 12 noon so we enjoyed lunch together at the Rooftop Bar of Taxi; overlooking the Yarra and Southbank. The Outing was enjoyed by all.
Photos from this outing can be found in the outing gallery.
Our September outing will be to the Melbourne Zoo on Sunday 9th September 2018. The outing will take up the morning and include lunch. You can stay on after lunch if you want to spend more time there.
Register with Helen and Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM on Friday 7th September 2018. More details will be sent to you once we have final numbers.
Also Melbourne Zoo will be the first venue in the world to unveil a brand new outdoor exhibition
curated by National Geographic. There will be 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs on display.
Whilst the weather for our recent South Wharf Outing wasn’t ideal for a stroll, it produced some interesting opportunities for us to photograph. We had everything from sunshine to hail which frightened a few off, but the dedicated were rewarded.
We met at the Melbourne Convention Centre during the later part of the afternoon and pretty well experienced hail immediately. Inside the Convention Centre seemed to be the place to be. This gave us some opportunities to capture the architecture of the building and at the same time shelter from the rain. The three levels gave us some interesting angles and an elevated view over the Yarra. After the rain the sun shone and created some spectacular reflections.
The glorious sunset at 5.41PM never arrived so we captured some shots around the South Wharf Marina during the ‘golden hour’ and then enjoyed dinner together at Hooks by the Yarra. The meal was excellent but I think the staff added to the experience.
The weather during the evening turned out to be delightful, so again we tried the upper level of the Convention Centre by night, with different effects. The Webb and Seafarers Bridges were also highlights.
We headed home at about 9.15PM to avoid the crowds from the football but could have stayed longer. The rain definitely contributed to a great Outing!
More images from our members can be found in the gallery.
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 email@example.com by 5PM Thursday 9 August 2018. Final details will be sent to you once we have the final numbers.
Nineteen keen photographers attended the Motocross Outing last Saturday. We meet in the Bunnings, Vermont South car park at 9.15AM and walked to the Motorcross (about 200 metres).
The weather was blue skies all around but we would have preferred a little cloud cover. The Nunawading and District Motocross Club allowed us to access various ‘on track’ locations for close up action. OH&S vests and signed indemnity forms were a requirement.
The Outing gave us the opportunity to practice capturing sharp images of fast moving subjects and at the same time include some motion blur – challenging!
Burst mode appeared to be the choice of the day and so by lunch time, most had captured several hundred images; the action was non stop.
More images from the day can be found in the gallery.
Our monthly outing for July will be to a Motocross Event during the morning on Saturday 14th July 2018. The location is at Vermont South. We will meet at 9.15AM and expect to be able to capture action shots from ‘on track locations’ during the event.
Register with Ross Eddington at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM Thursday 12th July 2018.
Our June 2018 outing was to Churchill Island, off Phillip Island, on Sunday 3rd June 2018. This had been planned to enable members to photograph pelicans feeding, farm animals in a working farm environment and surrounds.
We had 17 participants for the Outing and met at the San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op, San Remo; just in time to see the feeding of the pelicans on the beach. Perfect weather; a little cloud but otherwise blue skies!
We then drove to Churchill Island and enjoyed lunch together at Churchill Island Cafe. The cafe had set up a special table for us.
After lunch we saw the milking of a cow, sheep shearing, whip cracking and a working dog demonstration. There were many other farm animals to photograph.
Some stayed until late in the afternoon which allowed them to enjoy a magnificent sunset during the drive home.
Others stayed to enjoy fish and chips at San Remo for dinner.
A good day had by all!
Gallery for this outing.
Our Outing for June is to Churchill Island, (off Phillip Island) on Sunday 3/06/18.
This Outing will allow you to capture images of pelicans feeding, heritage farm images and a variety of farm animals; including Heilan coo. There is also a wetland nearby.
11.30am: Meet at San Remo.
12.00pm: Pelican feeding
1.00pm: Lunch (menu attached)
2.00pm: Farm experience photography.
Activities/demonstrations on the island include:
2.30pm: Sheep Shearing
2.45pm: Whip Cracking
3.05pm: Working Dogs
Register at email@example.com by 5PM Friday 1st June 2018. Final details will be sent to you once we have the final numbers. Please let Ross know if you would like a lift or can provide a lift and confirm if you are wanting to join everyone for lunch.
Entry fee to the farm is $13 but is expected to be less on the day for WCC!
Our Outing for May is on Sunday the 6th at The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, (formerly known as The National Rhododendron Gardens), Olinda. This Outing will allow you to capture images of autumn.
Please register with Ross Eddington at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM Friday, 4/05/18.
- Please let us know if you will be lunching with us, (ie: advise as early as possible so a table can be booked).
- Also if you would like a lift or offer to car pool, please mention it in your registration and provide enough time to allow coordination.