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August Camera Clips is released

Misty sunrise in McLaren vale colour

BPC Art Deco Logo BranchI have been fortunate to score articles from Di Gage, Judy Sara, Mark Pedlar, Howard Seaman and Chris Schultz this month.  I have all of the information presented at the recent Spot colour workshopHoward and I swap RAW files to demonstrate how we would manipulate each others images.  Chris talks about Accidental Renaissance.  The Banner above is by Suzie Smith from the “lit from Behind” competition.  All you could want and more from this months Camera Clips.

I trust you will enjoy this months edition.  This is the link

James

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Lit from Behind – Competition August 1st 2019

We had a great turnout of both members and images on Thursday for our Lit from Behind competition, with roughly equal numbers of photos in our Set Subject and Open categories.  It was great to see that Prints were strong, making up over 2/3 of entries.

Relatively new entrant Suzie Smith produced a beautiful study of light through trees with Misty Sunrise in McLaren Vale. Helen Whitford confused the judge, Geoff Smith, with Stuck Down but he liked it anyway. (Yes, it is a piece of down and it’s stuck.)  Meredith Retallack’s Sailor’s Delight was the best received of the sunset images with lovely golden ripples in a panoramic format.

James Allan’s Cocky Alarm was a delightful study in light and birds, Di Gage’s Italian Chapel was a beautiful composition and Suzie Smith’s Umbrellas of Carcassonne was impressive.

In the Open section Meredith Retallack’s Leave Nothing but Footprints, Judy Sara’s Echidna, Helen Whitford’s Wipe Your Beak and James Allan’s Mateship were among the top scorers.

 

It was great to see entries from 17 of our members in this competition, with a wide range of subject matter and styles.

For fuller coverage of the night come back in a few days to check out more of the images and visit the Top Prints and Top Projected Images pages.

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!

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.

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