CANCELLED: City Night Walk

I have been monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology website closely over the past few days. Tomorrow’s forecast foreshadows possibly severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and possible large hail later in the day.

Not specifying how later is later, the decision has been made to cancel the City Walk Outing tomorrow evening.

This is a great disappointment, so to make the best of it we plan to repeat this outing at a time later in the year when the sun sets earlier. Then we can perhaps enjoys capturing some light trails as well!

City Night Walk – February 2020

Given the challenges of unpredictable weather and fire hazards this year, our first Outing for 2020 is a Melbourne city night walk. We intend to capture Melbourne in a different light and from a different perspective.

This outing will afford opportunities for night and street photography. You will need your camera, lenses, tripod, charged batteries and a raincoat if wet!

We will meet at 7:30pm on Saturday 1st February, 2020 at Flinders Street station. We intend to catch the train from Mt. Waverley station. Others may drive and park in Federation square carpark.

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Social BBQ on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Our first activity of 2020 will be a social BBQ at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh on Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 6:30pm. Seats might be needed as there is limited seating, but plenty of space at the BBQs.

This is also the due date for our February competition, so bring along your print entries and make sure you are a paid up member!

Our venue:
Brickmakers Park
23-29 Stamford Road, Oakleigh 3166

A look back at the outings from 2019

Throughout 2019 the club went on a number of fantastic outings, a huge thanks goes to Helen for organising them.

For each outing we create a gallery and encourage members to upload their images, from these a “mystery judge” will select one image. The winners of the outing awards for 2019 include:

Helen Warnod - Triffid Phillip Harris - Mistrust Helen Warnod - Marina Stephen Hilton - Crepes
Stephen Hilton - Around the Bend Colleen Singleton- Cold meat for lunch John Fairlie - Touchdown

Eildon Weekend 24-26 April 2020

Our annual weekend away for 2020 is being held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020. We are staying in cabin accommodation at the Eildon Pondage Holiday park.

All cabins have been held until Christmas for WCC members for the Anzac weekend 2020.
Members are to call Eildon Pondage directly, book and pay one night deposit to hold the booking.
Various options of cabin types: some sleep 4, 5 or 6 people
Price discount will be given to WCC members.
Any cabins not booked by Xmas will then be made available to the general public.
Call and talk to Julie or Kerryn. Make sure you mention you are with WCC!

Some things we are currently planning:

  • Locations for sunrises & sunsets
  • Astro photography workshop
  • Intro into light painting workshop
  • Leisurely drives visiting points of interest in the area
  • The region has some great views

Eildon 2020 is waiting for YOU !

End of Year Results 2019

End of year competitions

Best Open Print

Anthony Yap - Contemplation

1st – Anthony Yap – Contemplation
2nd – Anthony Pearsall – A budget Christo
3rd – Tim Keane – Zebra Plain
HM – Jill Shaw – Scalloped Arches in Agra Red Fort
HM – Anthony Yap – Up the alise

Best Colour EDI

Tuck Leong - Rock Flow

1st – Tuck Leong – Rock Flow
2nd – Felix Shparberg – Changed-positions
HM – Steve Hilton – Wall of Water
HM – Rosie Hughes – Travel Through Our Outback

Best Monochrome EDI

Anthony Pearsall - Waterlogged

1st – Anthony Pearsall – Waterlogged
2nd – Helen Warnod – Hot cuppa
3rd – Ray Stabey – Cuba Buick
HM – Geoff Shaw – Image in image 2
HM – Felix Shparberg – Conquest and Allure

Aggregate awards

Set Subject EDI – Advanced

1st – Rosie Hughes – 18 points
1st – Jill Shaw – 18 points
2nd – Felix Shparberg – 17 points
3rd – Alan Bennett – 16 points
3rd – Wolf Marx – 16 points

Set Subject EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hans Huysmans – 17 points
2nd – Steve Hilton – 14 points
3rd – Vira Vujovich – 13 points

Open Print – Advanced

1st – Vicki Moritz – 20 points
2nd – Trace O’Rourke – 19 points
2nd – Rosie Hughes – 19 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 16 points

Open Print – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 27 points
2nd – Ray Stabey – 17 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 15 points

Open EDI – Advanced

1st – Anne Ramus – 20 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 19 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 15 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 15 points

Open EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 20 points
2nd – Angela McLeod – 18 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 16 points
3rd – Anthony Pearsall – 16 points

Creative EDI

1st – Bob Thomas – 9 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 7 points
2nd – Alan Bennett – 7 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 6 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 6 points

Top Scorer (across all sections and groups)

Hai Thi Nguyen – 59 points

President’s trophy