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Cranbourne Gardens (AKA Australian Garden)

What a morning... almost 20 members braved the blizzard-like blustering winds that were sweeping Cranbourne Gardens for our Sunday shoot. It was cold to be sure. Andrea has the best gloves I've ever seen for such an occasion, mittens that fold back to reveal fingerless gloves ... genius!

Most of us left early for the hour-long drive to the other side of town, some smart cookies ventured down the night before and stayed locally. We met around 10am and consumed hot cups of caffeine to keep us warm and alert.

A few opted to take a ride of the shuttle-bus offering a tour of the park and pointing out all the different areas (and there were a few) to get the lay of the land, most ventured off on a self-paced walk around, snapping shots as they went.

Personally I had hoped the morning would present opportunity to practise some macro photography, but the winds were so strong they seemed to move everything in sight. So I can't say I came away with many good shots. Hopefully other members had more success and we can post some of their images to a gallery on this page as they become available.

While the forecast was for rain, I did say at the meeting on the previous Tuesday I would see what I could do about that, and well... it didn't rain for the morning, but ten past noon the rain was upon us and we ended where we began back at the on-site cafe where I took my leave.

I was thrilled at the turnout, given the dodgy conditions and I hope everyone who attended came away with at least one good image.

 

Competition Winners - August 2013 - Industrial

The set subject "Industrial" and it's lack of pure definition sure did cause some consternation amongst our members. But we all rose to the challenge and produced some great work. Well done to the winners and to everyone who entered this month's competition.

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Panoramic Photo Stitching

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p>At a recent Club Meeting (9 July 2013), John Burgess made reference during his presentation to a free software package for stitching multiple adjacent images into a single panoramic image. His program of choice is Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor). It comes highly recommended and the on-line reviews are very positive. HOWEVER, I am a Mac user and this package does NOT work on Macs!!!

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VAPS Newsbrief July 2013

July's NewsBrief includes:

  • Wrap up information from the recent VAPS Convention, including competition results
  • VAPS Awards for 2013
  • Information about the 2013 Ballarat International Foto Biennale starting August 17
  • Gippsland Photographic Exhibition opening and awards presentation Sunday August 4
  • Vale Bob Bekker, founding member of Stawell Camera Club
  • Announcement of VAPS AGM will occur on October 20, agenda to follow
  • David Harradine's Lightroom Course is now a 2 day course and offers $100 discount for VAPS club members
  • Information about various photographic tours including central Australia, West Gippsland and a 6-week Outdoor Photography course

Download a copy of the July 2013 VAPS NewsBrief PDF

 

Fungi Fun at The Alfred Nicolas Gardens

A few minutes away from The Alfred Nicolas Gardens car park, beautiful crepuscular rays were streaming through the awesome trees beside Sherbrooke Road. Getting out of the car at The Alfred Nicolas Gardens car park (Sherbrooke), you are immersed in the beauty and pleasant smells of Sherbrooke forest.

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Member Update

A few updates from last week's meeting and other small items that have come up in the last week or so. Includes information about the book Neil mentioned "Cambodia with Love", photo enlargements, matting and framing.

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Upcoming

Photo Shoot: Blue Lotus Water Garden Outing

A visit to the Blue Lotus Farm, Yarra Junction. Arrive early as parking is limited.

There is a cafe inside the gardens or you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at one of the many sets of tables dotted around the location.

Travel time is approx 1.5 hours from our meeting hall.

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Blue Lotus Water Garden
1st March 2020 10:00 am
Judging: 1st Competition: Monochrome and Open

We'll learn the results of our first competition. Come along, even if you haven't entered, you may be surprised how much you learn hearing the critique of others' work.

Brooklyn Community Hall
10th March 2020 7:45 pm

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