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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.

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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Burst mode at the motocross

by on Jul.20, 2018, under Outings

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.

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Motocross Outing – July 2018

by on Jun.27, 2018, under Outings

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 outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5PM Thursday 12th July 2018.

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A good day at Churchill Island

by on Jun.13, 2018, under Outings

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!

Ross Eddington - Churchill Island

Marlene Chaitra - Lunch

Jill Shaw-Cow 2

Dave Sumner - $3 Haircut

Gallery for this outing.

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Churchill Island Outing – Sunday 3rd June 2018

by on May.26, 2018, under Outings

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 outings@waverleycameraclub.org 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!

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Autumn Leaves Outing – Sunday 6th May 2018

by on Apr.30, 2018, under Outings

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 outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5PM Friday, 4/05/18.

When registering:

  • 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.
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Geelong Waterfront plus Wildlife Photographer of the Year Outing

by on Apr.29, 2018, under Outings

On Sunday 22/04/18, our Outing was to Geelong Waterfront and Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Geelong Wool Museum. Some of us car pooled which enhanced our experience and met at Cunningham Pier at 10AM. There was a lot to photograph, including bollards, mariner and Eastern Beach surroundings. The weather was a little foggy to start with but eventually cleared to blue skies.

Ross Eddington - Cunningham Pier

Ray Stabey-To The Pier

We lunched at the Waterfront Kitchen and everyone appeared to enjoy the opportunity to talk about photography and anything else that came up. After lunch we visited the Wool Museum to see the photographic exhibition which included wildlife images from all over the world.

Each image had the metadata recorded which helped us to understand how the photograph was captured. As photographers we had an appreciation for the images and stayed longer than expected; getting home at about 5.30PM.

Overall it appeared everyone had a great day.

Tim Keane Clubbies

Gallery for this outing

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Geelong Waterfront and Wildlife Photo Exhibition – Sunday 22nd April 2018

by on Apr.17, 2018, under Outings

This month’s Outing is to the Geelong Waterfront and Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition on Sunday 22/04/18.

10AM: Meet at Geelong.
  Photograph general area of the Geelong Waterfront.
12:30PM: Lunch.
1:30PM: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

Car pooling would be a good idea for this outing. If you would like a lift or provide transport for others, please mention it in your registration advice.

Please register at outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5PM Friday 20 April 2018.

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