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.
Mining Sulphur – Judy Sara
Still Water – Meredith Retallack
Tempest – Bev Langley
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.
Receding Sea – Heather Connolly
Running Man – Helen Whitford
Sunset – Bev Langley
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.
Hobby – James Allan
Australasian Gannet – Gordon Lindqvist
Contentment – Helen Whitford
Welcome Swallow – Gordon Lindqvist
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please note that as this competition is not being included in Aggregate scores, all images are deemed to have been withdrawn and are therefore still eligible to be entered twice in regular competitions.
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.
Escher – James Allan
Dog Shadow – Jenny Pedlar
Boots – Mark Pedlar
Judy Sara found Wildebeest on the city streets and Don McLeod found apples tempting but out of reach.
Wildebeest Bikes – Judy Sara
Out of Reach – Don McLeod
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.
Cloisters – Di Gage
Seaweed – Heather Connolly
Pylon Shadow and Reflection – Kerry Malec
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.
Tempest – Bev Langley
Looking for a Wave – Jenny Pedlar
Stack of Yellow – Steve Wallace
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.
Those Eyes – Judy Sara
Blue Swimmer Breakfast – Helen Whitford
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.
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.
Convention Centre 1 – James Allan
Contemporary Design – Ron Hassan
SAMHRI at Night – Don McLeod
Door 5 – Steve Wallace
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.
Seville Parasol – James Allan
Way of the Future – Judy Sara
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.
NGV – Jenny Pedlar
Inspiring – David Hope
Tokyo Roof Skeleton – Don McLeod
Car Park at Night – Judy Sara
For more images from the night visit our Top Prints and Top Projected Digital Images pages.
Welcome to 2019. I have pulled together the January edition of Camera clips. In case you missed the recent events, this is your chance to see what happened in the 31 day challengeand the Architecture excursion. There are two additional articles, “perspective in photography” and “Steve McCurry“. Useful reading for the upcoming Architecture competition. Keep cool as the warm weather hits. Hope to see you in the coming weeks.