Life on the streets competition

An interesting night On the Streets!

We had 130+ entries – including one from new member Alex Zapcev, and a number from those attending the photographic course being run by Ray Goulter & James Allan. Well done folks – and welcome to the club! We also had a few extra attendees to see how it all worked- some signing up on the night.

The images ranged from simple observation to social commentary and everything in between.

A sad story - Theo Prucha

Helter skelter passed luxury - Chris Schultz

Full credit must go to our judge – Don Brooks from Eastern Suburbs Camera Club who worked hard through many images to tell us what was good and what was not quite there. Don told a few of us afterwards that the set section colour prints were all of a very high standard, and it was difficult to pick the best. Many thanks for your constructive words. 

The colour prints resulted in three 10s (James Allen, Eric Budworth and myself), and John Vidgeon again produced a stunner in the open colour with his image of a boat travelling across the water.

The mono prints had some interesting shots, with a 10 from Gary Secombe of a tree against the sky in the open section.

Slides are not dead – they live on tenaciously as Arthur Farmer and Ursula provided us with some more brilliant images – including some great portraits in the open section. As one of the few clubs left in the state with a film slide section, we’ll need to see if we can scan them in and show them to the rest of the world at some stage…… 💡

The digital section produced some more suberb images, with Ursula Prucha’s Sharing and Eric Budworth’s The Waiting Game each scoring a 10 in the Set subject. Eric also scored a 10 with Christies Creek at Dawn along with Matt Carr’s Crab spider and meal. Matt uses image stacking to produce stunning depth of field (have a read of this Wikipedia article – it has links to some free software). Matt is becoming a master of this – and hopefully he’ll run a workshop on it – or write a piece here 8) . And our newest member Alex Zapcev put in an entry in the set subject and scored 7 – well done!  


Gary Secombe - Hanging Around

So another night over. Check out the gallery of digital 10’s and give us your thoughts.

By the way – we have added some extra images in there – call it Editors Choice – the ones that the web masters think deserved a mention (perk of the job :lol:).

Finally – please visit the Mitcham Council Chambers foyer to view our exhibition if you get a chance – it runs until 29-Nov-2010 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

See you all at the Annual Exhibition Judging on 4-Nov-2010

Chris 😉

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