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It can be frustrating when you're a Mac user and a Lightroom user and everytime you plug your camera, your phone or card reader in Apple's Photos application (or iPhoto) appears automatically to help you take care of your images. But you don't want it to. Here's how to stop that and/or change it to Adobe Lightroom being your default photos application in a few simple steps.

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Black & White - Monochrome - March 2015

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - Where's Willow? - Dee Palma

2nd - He's Watching You - David McIntyre

3rd - Spidie - Kratis Rigas

HC - Summer Skies - Debbie Raimondo

HC - Another Visitor - Ronald Clarke

Print: Open

1st - Blue Wonder - Arvin Coloma

2nd - A Study Of A Bee - Andrea Sparks

3rd - Cracked - Brett Ferguson

HC - Ladybird Apartments - Cathy Buchanan

HC - Spring Cocoon - Dee Palma

HC - Silver Gull - Ronald Clarke

Digital: Monochrome

1st - Tranquility on Yangtze - Brian Young

2nd - Siblings - James Troi

3rd - Ginnie - Brett Ferguson

HC - Moody Skies - Cas Bukor

HC - Horse Power - Ronald Clarke

Print: Monochrome

1st - Graham - Cathy Buchanan

2nd - Cradle of Love - Dee Palma

3rd - Conversation - Wendy Forsey

HC - Larly - Neil Anderson

HC - Preparing To Land - Ronald Clarke

HC - The Woodworker - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Ocean Grove - Carolyn Morwood

Print: Novice

1st - The Night Shift - Alan Fry

 

Big Bay Swim 2015

Our replacement shoot for the weekend is the Big Bay Swim Festival in Williamstown on Sunday, 22nd February.  Meet at the Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 10:00am.

For more information, click here.

 

Friday fun to start the new year

It's thistle time. Check out the local empty blocks and paddocks for loads of thistles full of pollen and bees. Kororoit Creek Road has a stack of them near Grieve Parade. Guaranteed bees, bees and more bees. If you're like me and want to pinch a few to take home, use secatuers and some really thick gloves as they have some mean barbs on them.

What about a new start for the new year? Why not a 365 project? A photo a day for the rest of the year.

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These long evenings are great for backlit photos.

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More new years' good ideas

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End of Year Awards & Merry Christmas

Last night was our end of years awards night and party night. Over the last year we have had a terrific selection of photos put into our competitions. Each year sees the quality getting better and better. Just goes to show that we can all keep learning and improving.

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Bright Weekend Away

Friday Night 

A few members (12) arrived in Bright and headed off to have dinner at the local pub, after sampling the local parma (alpine) full tummies and left overs for breakfast.  Some went home to bed after finding out the Myrtleford show was on Saturday.  A few dedicated souls went off in search of a good position for night photography of stars.

Saturday 

After a relaxing breakfast, a few went to Wandillong and the rest headed off to the Myrtleford Show, touted on a website as follows - Fun family day with events including; wood chop events, cattle and horse events, arts and craft, photography exhibition and competition, horticulture, rides, entertainment, showbags, animal nursery and much more.   The Show was small, but there were lots of photo opportunities.  The official part of the weekend started at 2:00 pm meeting at the Visitors Centre and our photography guide for the weekend – Christian Jemison.  22 members attended.  The program for the rest of Saturday was 3 gardens and sunset down by the river.  2 gardens were part of the Open Garden Program and all were full of colour, loads of fun with your Macro lens.  Late afternoon we headed off to the other side of Bright and down to the river.  We spread out, finding different vistas that took our eye.  Sunset turned into something spectacular.  Even the view from the hotel balcony was stunning.  Dinner on Saturday night at the local pizza joint, saw a few members enjoy the nectar of the local fruit and discuss the day’s events.

Sunday

Only the die hard photographers in the group got up at 4:30 am and headed up to Mt. Buffalo for sunrise, which was lovely.  After breakfast, we were back at a local garden and then headed off to a creek at the base of Mt. Buffalo.  Just before lunch most members started the trek back to suburbia and left the tranquil Ovens Valley.   As you can see from the photo gallery, members enjoyed themselves and if you have been considering coming but think “I’ll be by myself”, that’s not the case, everyone is welcomed, helped if necessary with settings and given the opportunity to meet and get to know other members in a social setting.

See Bright Weekend Away Gallery.

 

OneLight 2.0

Zack Arias' "OneLight 2.0" is a pretty cool video workshop. Zack doesn't play favourites with tech, using many cameras and a few different methods of connecting to his one light.

As photographers I think we overthink our setups sometimes and one thing OneLight shows us is that you can do great things with the one light and a few different modifiers. And they don't have to be expensive modifiers.

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Photo Shoot - St. Paul's Beach

Approximately 13 members experienced the wonders of St Paul’s beach.

We arrived at 2:00 pm and tide was up, but as the afternoon progressed, the tide receded and light changed.   Being a beach nestled on the south side, we didn’t really have the wind that was lashing the Bay.  So the afternoon was spent finding things to photograph, some members even brought their own props!   We scoped around for sunset sites and decided that it would be fizzer due to the cloud cover, but as always mother nature keeps you guessing and we were rewarded with a beautiful one.  

A few members tried their hand with the ND filters and other filters on hand. Another great get together, with one member showing that she is in the running for baking queen of the club.   If you’ve ever thought about coming on an outing, please consider it, members are chatty and helpful, and who knows you may meet a new friend.

 

Another night of great entries and creativity.  Our thanks to judge Heather Prince.

Digital: Open

1st - Chasing My Shadow - Phil Taylor

2nd - Wheel Bubbles - Nola Kelsey

3rd - Dark Sky - Cathy Buchanan

HC - Neil - Arvin Coloma

HC - Sally - Andrea Sparks

HC - Feathered 747 - Ronald Clarke

Print: Open

1st - The Apple Peeler - Brett Ferguson

2nd - The Daily Commute - Cathy Buchanan

3rd - Two Of A Kind - Ronald Clarke

HC - Stare Me Down - Arvin Coloma

HC - What’s Up? - Lisa Leone

Digital: Night/Low Light Photography

1st - Light In Winter - Karen Malbon

2nd - Phone Booth - Arvin Coloma

3rd - Willy At Night - Derek Warren

HC - Anyone Out There? - Brett Ferguson

HC - Whizzing Wheel - Nola Kelsey

Print: Night/Low Light Photography

1st - Steel Wool On Fire - Leeanne Laidlaw

2nd - Westgate Moon - Brett Ferguson

3rd - BP On Geelong Ring Road - Lisa Leone

HC - Fireworks Finale - Neil Anderson

Print: Novice

1st - Midnight At The Apostles - Paula O’Shea

 

Upcoming

Meeting: Happy Hour: End of Year Image Presentation

Ahead of our end of year dinner and award presentation on December 8 we'll take a look at the year that was and review the images entered into our End of Year Awards. No announcements around winners will be made during this presentation, we'll hold this for dinner on the 8th. Join us via Zoom.

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1st December 2020 7:30 pm
Meeting: End of Year Presentation Night and Dinner

We gather but once a year to feast and celebrate the year that has been.

This year, because of the COVID restrictions, we're not able to plan our usual dinner at a restaurant as indoor dining will still be limited. But Gayle has come up with a plan. We're having a catered spit at Newport Lakes Reserve. The cost will be around $15 per person. Due to attendance limitations this will be a member's only event. 

We look forward to gathering once more, but note COVID Safe requirements will still be in place meaning masks will be required.

Newport Lakes Reserve
8th December 2020 6:30 pm

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