Mt Macedon Fungi Hunt 2019

Mt Macedon Fungi Hunt 2019 © John Kantar

The Mt. Macedon Fungi Hunt was attended by 35 members and family on 7th July. We were very fortunate as the weather was kind to us, only turning in the afternoon.

After meeting at Mcgregors Picnic Ground in Mt Macedon, and receiving some pointers from Neil Anderson, we set out in all directions from the car park on the hunt for local fungi. Most stayed close, others went a little further afield. 

There was plenty of fungi to be found, with lots of different varieties. We all had fun putting our macro skills to the test. As expected, a lot of fungi was low, either on the ground or tucked into fallen logs so laughter could be heard as we attempted to get our tripods and ourselves down low … then of course … we had to get up. 

After a couple of hours hunting, we made a beeline for Mt Macedon Hotel for lunch and to watch the dark weather roll in. Some of us ate out on the open verandah as the Hotel was doing a roaring trade! A great day was had by all and I am sure some of the Members will go hunting again next year.

You can see some of the images our members made in the gallery below, be sure to click them for a larger view.

Click on any image above to see a larger view.

Upcoming

Meeting: Light Painting

It was a much-loved event in 2019 so we're giving it another go. Join us at Altona beach at the end of Millers Road and to the right.

This is a workshop exploring the use of light for painting on our cameras. We'll be looking at using manual mode during this workshop.

Bring a tripod, a wide lens: between 20 and 120mm, a headlamp or torch, a remote trigger, or know your timer settings. It will be quite dark and it will be cold, so ensure you rug up for the evening. 

Also dark clothing is best as you might help out with the lighting and the darker your clothing the less you are likely to appear in the shot. There will be a few stations on the night so we can spread out.

Altona Beach
25th May 2021 7:45 pm
VAPS Event: VAPS Convention 2021

The VAPS Convention will be held in Wangaratta this year. Visit the VAPS website for more details (when they become available).

Wangaratta, Victoria
4th June 2021 12:00 pm

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