Waverley Camera Club

Outings

Details about club outings and weekends away. For further information about future club outings refer to our calendar of events.

Conviviality at Melbourne Zoo

by on Sep.12, 2018, under Outings

A punctual group of members and friends amassed at Melbourne Zoo entry gate on Sunday 9th for our September Monthly Outing.  It was a full day of conviviality, and of course some photography!  Despite a somewhat overcast beginning and end the weather remained fine during the day.

It was great to see a range of newer and older members forming mixed groups.   Most participants began the day with the primate loop followed by the tigers and elephant loop before morning tea.

George Skarbek - Photogrphers

Outings provide opportunities for newer and long term members to meet and talk.  Across the day the groups remained mixed and provided opportunities for all to exchange of ideas and settings.  Thanks to members who shared their expertise and special thanks go to Dave Sumner, our club wildlife photographer, who spent much of the day sharing his expertise amongst the newer members and visitors.

George Skarbek - Photographying elephants

Ross Eddington - Peeping Lemur

Following an outdoor lunch we viewed the 50 Greatest Wildlife Photography outdoor exhibition curated by National Geographic then continued photographing until around 4:30pm.  Then a tired group of people straggled home to check their handy work.

isabella kim-people

Thanks to Ross Eddington for organising the outing!

More photos from participating members can be found in the gallery.

Marlene Chaitra - Have they gone yet

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Melbourne Zoo Outing – September 2018

by on Aug.23, 2018, under Outings

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 outings@waverleycameraclub.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.

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Sunshine to hail at South Wharf

by on Aug.16, 2018, under Outings

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.

Dave Sumner 2

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.

Alan Bennett Melbourne from South Wharf Marlene Chaitra South Wharf 6 Dave Sumner

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.

Ross Eddington - Seafarers Bridge

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.

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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.

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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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