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A Sense of Movement – Competition June 20th 2019

The challenge was to capture a sense of movement and members embraced the set subject with enthusiasm with around two thirds of entries in the set category.

James Allan selected slow movement with star trails, Helen Whitford selected rapid movement with a shaking otter and Bev Langley took the middle ground with a waterfall.

We had a flock of moving bird photos including Judy Sara’s Gull Bathing, Glenn Langley’s Scoop and James Allan’s Swallow

 

Some Open subject photos which caught judge John Hodgson’s eye included Gordon Linqvist’s Argyle Sunset, Don McLeod’s Bicycle in Italy and Judy Sara’s The Farmer and his Cheese.

For more images from the night visit our Top Prints and Top Projected images pages!

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May in June 2019

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I am dreadfully late putting out the May edition of Camera clips.  Above, the banner is an image of Victoria Falls by Kerry Malec.  This appeared in our Elements competition and the element in this case was water.

In this edition – Concept Photography – The elements – Negative Space – Smoke Photography – Stavros Pippos.

I have included articles that were written before the elements competition to stimulate ideas, and again I apologize that they are being published after the event.  Regardless have a read and let me know what you think.  I have received very positive reviews about some of the camera clips articles from last edition.  Thank you to those who have taken the time to give me feedback.

Regards James

Earth, Wind, Fire & Water – Competition May 9th

Well we kinda sorta had a competition!  As our scheduled judge had unfortunately fallen by the wayside our Vice President, Mark Pedlar, withdrew his images and stood in to give commentary and scores but, in fairness to all, the competition was voided and will not be included in Aggregate scores.

Members again supported the set subject well, with around half of entries each in Set and Open categories.

Judy Sara captured earth and fire in her excellent composition of Mining Sulphur.  Meredith Retallack captured reflections in Still Water and Bev Langley caught the fire in the sky and the rage of the water in Tempest.

 

 

Heather Connolly captured earth and water in her simplistic Receding Sea, Helen Whitford caught a watery illusion with Running Man and Bev Langley’s Sunset caught the foamy waves on the sand nicely.

In the Open category wildlife images featured strongly, as is often the case in our animal-friendly club, with James Allan’s Hobby, Gordon Linqvist’s Australasian Gannett and Welcome Swallow and Helen Whitford’s Contentment all showing well.

But it wasn’t all animals, Di Gage’s Cairngomes Hut was also impressive.

Cairngomes Hut – Di Gage

Some of the top print entries can be found here! and the top projected digital images can be found here.

Thank you to Mark for stepping in to judge and provide feedback on our images!

Members please note that as this competition is not being included in Aggregate scores, all images are deemed to have been withdrawn and are therefore still eligible to be entered twice in regular competitions.

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.

 

 

Mad March 2019

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This edition of Camera Clips is late.  I apologize to the authors who had their articles submitted quite early in the piece.  (Banner above by Helen Whitford)  There has been a lot happening in the club.  We have had the architecture competition, an invitation to hear Ken Duncan speak and we have hosted Stavros Pippos.  There has been a peer review night and an excursion.  Make sure you catch up on the events in  this months edition of camera clips.  We also have articles from Helen WhitfordRay Goulter and myself.  Here is the link: March 2019 Camera Clips.

Enjoy

James Allan

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