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Castlemaine Weekend 2017

We went to Castlemaine seeking gold. Our gold was not the precious metal discovered in the 1880s by miners digging, blasting and panning. Our gold was found in the light, the buildings, the people and the landscape of the historic goldfields town.

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Competition Winners: Silhouettes and Open

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Blue Dress” 
  • 2nd Place – Ronald Clarke “White Faced Heron” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Foggy Morning” 

Set Print – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Karl Zeller “Dali Exhibit” 
  • 2nd Place – Gayle Tout “Inside Looking Out” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Moonlight Flight” 

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Neil Anderson “Pinnacles Sunset" 
  • 2nd Place – Kathryn Hocking "Flame Robin ” 
  • 3rd Place – Karin Volz “Set and Innocent” 
  • Highly Commended – Karl Zeller “Gone Fishing”
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Denise”
  • Highly Commended – Tess Maddocks “Little snip here, little tuck there”
  • Highly Commended – Françoise Muller Robbie “Resting”

Set Digital – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Cathrine Stevenson “Sam Training Henry” 
  • 2nd Place – Jennifer Empey “Outliers” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Is Anybody Out There” 
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Contemplation”
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson "Reflection"
  • Highly Commended – Kathryn Hocking "The Other Side"
  • Highly Commended – Tony Arceri "Heading Home"
  • Highly Commended – Kathleen Moyses "Werribee South"
  • Highly Commended – Gayle Tout "As the Sun Goes Down"
  • Highly Commended – Andre Bellaire "Corvette"
 

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Robert Moyses “Pens, Pencils, Scissors and Stuff” 
  • 2nd Place – Akm Imran “Smoke” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Baby Elephant” 
  • Highly Commended - Jennifer Empey "Dandelion"
  • Highly Commended - Colin Lofts "Beach Bird"

Set Print – "Environmental Portrait"

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Seamstress” 
  • 2nd Place – Christine Dennis “Portrait of the Artist” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “On the Edge” 
  • Highly Commended - Françoise Muller Robbie "Electric Iron Man"
  • Highly Commended - Akm Imran "Fire Dancer"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Akm Imran “Aurora” 
  • 2nd Place – Brett Ferguson "Chcolat Sec” 
  • 3rd Place – Andre Bellaire “Range Rover” 
  • Highly Commended – Cas Bukor “Morning Flight”

Set Digital – "Environmental Portrait"

  • 1st Place – James Troi “Di the Collector” 
  • 2nd Place – Christine Dennis “Portrait Painter” 
  • 3rd Place – Robyn Bartlet “A Shoe In” 
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson “Maintenance”
  • Highly Commended – Akm Imran "Richard, The Sculptor"
  • Highly Commended – Karin Volz "The Cameraman"
 

PixelPeeper.io

So, in the Web Whip this week I included a link to PixelPeeper.io, a website where you can upload a JPG image and, if it hasn't had its metadata stripped, see the Lightroom adjustments that have been made. Well seems the world of photography as a love/hate relationship with the site, that is largely unfounded... because... you've actually always been able to do this in Photoshop!

To confirm that PixelPeeper does what it claims to, I uploaded one of my images to the site to see the results.

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We are the Most Successful Club

Quite the boast right? Well founded though, we even have a trophy and certificate to prove it.

Earlier this week a delegation from the club visited Camberwell Camera Club to attend the judging of "Camberwell Camera Club Interclub Competition". 

We walked away with the trophy for the third year in a row.

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The Paper Bag Challenge 2017: Forks

The Paper Bag Challenge has become a tradition in our club over the last few years. We originally started the Paper Bag Challenge as one of our competitions, a way to get members to shoot for the competition rather than dredging up files from the past to enter. But a few years back we turned it into an in-meeting event.

The premise is simple, we bring along our camera gear and in teams we are given a brown paper bag containing an item that must be used to make an image within the confines of the club and with a strict timeframe.

Last night's paper bag challenge item was "forks". Cathy, our President, had hit up all the op-shops she could find and raided them of their forks for us to use. I imagine there are now a whole lot of lopsided cutlery drawers out there.

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Competition Winners: Abstract, Open and Novice

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Florist - 2” 
  • 2nd Place – Trudy Purchas “Neighbourhood Watch” 
  • 3rd Place – Phil Taylor “In Flight” 
  • Highly Commended - Kathryn Hocking "Lake Hayes"
  • Highly Commended - Christine Dennis "F Stop"

Set Print – "Abstract"

  • 1st Place – Fransoise Muller Robbie “Red Cone” 
  • 2nd Place – Phil Taylor “Escape Route” 
  • 3rd Place – Arvin Coloma “Cold” 
  • Highly Commended - Jennifer Empey "You Yangs shrouded in Sun Veil"
  • Highly Commended - Kathryn Hocking "Spiral"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Red Skirt” 
  • 2nd Place – Tony Arceri "Afternoon Walk” 
  • 3rd Place – Phil Taylor “Lucy the Barn Owl” 
  • Highly Commended – Jennifer Empey “Treescape”
  • Highly Commended – Tess Maddocks “Look, up in the sky”

Set Digital – "Abstract"

  • 1st Place – Brian Young “Colourful” 
  • 2nd Place – Robert Moyses “Explosion of Light” 
  • 3rd Place – Tess Maddocks “Woof” 
  • Highly Commended – Raelene Marshall “Can U Guess”
  • Highly Commended – Phil Taylor "F1 at Speed"
  • Highly Commended – Michael Kennedy "Whirlpool s01861"
 

Competition Winners: Patterns, Open and Novice

Novice Digital

  • 1st Place – Catherine Stevenson “Patterns” 

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Neil Anderson “Benzai Pipeline” 
  • 2nd Place – Brett Ferguson “Lillian” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “In Flight” 

Set Print – "Patterns"

  • 1st Place – Kathryn Hocking “Arlington” 
  • 2nd Place – Colin Lofts “Flutterby” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Autumn Patterns” 

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Darren Malthouse “Up and Over” 
  • 2nd Place – Michael Kennedy "LagoGrey 10544” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Sunrise Over Melbourne” 
  • Highly Commended – Karin Volz “Future Highway”
  • Highly Commended – Debbie Raimondo “Heidi(1)”

Set Digital – "Patterns"

  • 1st Place – Kathryn Hocking “Remember Us” 
  • 2nd Place – Brian Obst “683 Latrobe St” 
  • 3rd Place – Eva Bellaire “Window Reflections” 
  • Highly Commended – Colin Lofts “Mother Nature-2”
  • Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan "Blobs"
 

Paint the Gardens

Our club was commissioned by the Hobsons Bay City Council to take some event photos for them covering the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens' "Paint the Gardens".

"Paint the Gardens" is a celebration of the wonderful Williamstown Botanic Gardens in the form of an art competition. Previously this had only been a "traditional" 2D* art competition, but for the first time this year it included a photography category. All artists are invited to enter with the only requirement being that the entries have a connection to the gardens. The local schools are invited to participate and produced some great work that was on display.

The weather was threatening rain, but thankfully it held off, even though we went from grey skies, to sunshine, back to grey clouds. You'll note a few of the artworks have plastic over them, this was during the times when the rain was looming... but didn't come.

There were many winners, most notable for us was our member Cathy taking out first place in the open category of the photography prize. Congrats to Cathy, who was also on hand to take photos throughout the day.

Aside from the amazing works of art on display there was also other entertainment, a food stall, a raffle, a reading corner, and art play for children. Also present were resident artists who were showing their amazing abilities firsthand.

Below is a selection of photos from our time at the event. Many more were passed on to the Council for their use.

*I couldn't think of any other way to write painting, drawing, and not photo / sculpture / etc

 

Portland Weekend Away

As everyone knows, what happens on the trip, stays on the trip.

So, for those who were unable to come along, this is the official version. And for those who were there, you know what really happened...

Friday afternoon saw beautiful weather and our happy snappers rolled up in dribs and drabs. Most of the group stayed at the Portland Bay Lodge. The rooms proved to be warm with good facilities - especially the spacious communal lounge - and far enough away from the neighbours not to annoy others. The only complaint heard was that some of the girls toilets had glad wrap over the pan! Don't know how it got there? Otherwise great value for money!

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Upcoming

Presentation: Still Life – Robert Moyses

Robert Moyses, one of our members, has been hitting it out of the park when it comes to his Still Life work and he has graciously agreed to share his methodology with us in a presentation.

Walker Close Community Centre
12th July 2022 7:30 pm
Photo Shoot: Waterfalls – Malmsbury/Trentham

Actual locations and times to be confirmed

TBC
23rd July 2022 10:00 am

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