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Coming out of the “Shadows” – Competition March 28th

There was a great standard of images presented in our “Shadows”competition on Thursday night.  We were very appreciative of the constructive feedback from our judge, David Rowlands, who particularly encouraged creativity and “fine art” photography.  James Allan’s Escher impressed, Jenny Pedlar’s Dog Shadow was simple but striking and Mark Pedlar’s Boots was another with a creative twist.

Judy Sara found Wildebeest on the city streets and Don McLeod found apples tempting but out of reach.

Di Gage found intriguing multi-toned shadows in the cloisters, Heather Connolly’s simple piece of seaweed threw up an interesting twisted shadow and Kerry Malec’s minimalist pylon image demonstrated how shadows can actually enhance detail.

There were some great images in the Open category with Bev Langley’s Tempest, Jenny Pedlar’s Looking for a Wave and Steve Wallace’s Stack of Yellow making  an impression.

It wouldn’t be a BPC competition without a few animal images.  New member Trent Riddle captured a great giraffe portrait (coming soon), Helen Whitford caught a gull catching a crab and Judy Sara got up close and personal with a beautiful kite.

Come back soon to check out more images from the night and you can find all of the top images at Top Prints and Top Projected Digital Images.

 

 

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We’re off and running with a static set subject – Architecture Feb 14th Competition

What a fantastic start to our competition year with 22 people entering images, including several new members!

We embraced the set subject of Architecture  with more than 60% of entries in this category and a total of 93 images for the night.

Our outing to the North Terrace medical and entertainment precinct yielded a number of images and it was great to see many different interpretations of the same buildings.

Of course there was some international flavour with James Allan capturing contemporary architecture in Seville beautifully and Judy Sara taking us to the amazing Singapore Garden.

Regular judge Peter Phillips gave useful feedback on each image, stressing the importance of good lighting to enhance composition and keeping us entertained with his bad jokes!  He provided many helpful hints on technique both during capture and in post processing.

There was a wide variety of styles ranging from Jenny Pedlar’s abstract NGV to David Hope’s more traditional Inspiring and from Don McLeod’s high-key Tokyo Roof Skeleton to Judy Sara’s low-key Car Park at Night.

For more images from the night visit our Top Prints and Top Projected Digital Images pages.


City “Architecture” Walk – Sunday January 20th

BPC will hit the city this Sunday, January 20th for a City Walk outing led by Ray Goulter, focusing on Architecture in preparation for our first competition.  Meet at the River Cafe car park on the northern side of the Torrens weir on War Memorial Drive at 8am to capture the morning light.
Later arrivals contact Ray to find out the current location of the group.
It is anticipated that participants may split up during the course of the morning and then regroup for coffee at 11.30am at the NRAH Food Court.

Come and join us and see what architectural treasures you can dig up!


2019 Ready to Shoot

Check out our 2019 Programme  !


We start the year with a sharing session on January 17th, so bring along some of your favourite images from the summer break either as prints or on a USB.  Give a commentary or just show us what you took.  Your choice!

 

We’ll then hit the city on January 20th for a City Walk outing led by Ray Goulter, focusing on Architecture in preparation for our first competition.  Meet at the car park on the northern side of the Torrens weir on Memorial Drive at 8am.
Later arrivals contact Ray to find out the current location of the group.
It is anticipated that participants may split up during the course of the morning and then regroup for coffee at 11.30am at the NRAH Food Court.

Have a great year!


Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year to all of our members and to interested visitors to our website!

Our year kicks off on Thursday January 17th with a sharing night about what you photographed over the summer break.  Bring along some of your images – digital on a USB or large prints to show.  Talk about them if you wish or just show us what you came up with.

A few members completed the December “31 Day Challenge” on flickr and while they may share some on the 17th you can check out all of the challenge images on the Blackwood Photo Club Group flickr page.

We have a City Walk scheduled for Sunday January 20th as a lead-in to our first competition on February 14th – Set Subject: Architecture.

Before the competition we have a workshop on Thursday January 31st – “Preparing for Competitions” where you can  find out how to prepare both digital images and prints as well as learning the correct procedures for entering.

The full year’s programme will be posted shortly.

Visitors and potential new members are welcome at all of our meetings!  Enjoy your photography in 2019!