This months Competition was the Set Subject – Patterns in Nature. Set Subjects are chosen for their ability to challenge and this month was no exception!
A huge thank you to our guest judge Bill Chambers. Bill not only provided many insights into the world of nature photography and judging but also shared many helpful suggestions to our entrants.
Next Tuesday night we have the showing of our images for our challenge of “Minimalism”. Please bring along your three images on a USB in standard EDI format 1920 x 1200 <2mb This assignment is to produce three minimal images.
Name the images as “Single – your title” , Abstract – your titile” and “Contrast – your title” by using this method the submitted images will show up in section order.
- One of a Wall with a single feature
- An Abstract
- One with contrasting elements
Petro’s day class will be meeting at the entrance to the HVG on Tuesday the 22nd of October at 9:00am. Please contact Petro if you would like to attend, we only need 2 more attendees to be eligible for a group discount.
Congratulations to all that had their thinking caps on for “Patterns in Nature” 🙂
OPEN LARGE COLOUR PRINTS (35)
1st Place was awarded to Grahame Smith for ” Bipinnate Fern Leaves”
2nd Place was awarded to Sharron Leppien for ” Panther Chameleon”
3rd Place was awarded to Margaret Callister For “Leaves”
Highly Commended awards went to Geoff Patchett for ” Antofagasta Mountains” Malcolm Pattison for ” Golden Sandstone” & Brad Le Brocque for “Sandstone Study”
OPEN LARGE MONOCHROME PRINTS (29)
1st place was awarded to Brad Le Brocque for “Snakey mono patterns”
2nd Place was awarded to Dave Vane for ” Wattle Bird Feeding 3″
3rd Place was awarded to Malcolm Pattison for “Sandstone Patterns”
Highly Commended awards went to Petro Holowinskyj for “Dried Leaf #2”, Alec Trusler for “Patterns on Water” & Margaret Callister for “Shadow Patterns“
OPEN LARGE CREATIVE PRINT (13)
1st Place was awarded to Geoff Patchett for “Star Anise”
2nd Place was awarded to Margaret Callister for “Seed Pod”
3rd Place was awarded to Malcolm Pattison for “Seedhead”
Highly Commended awards went to Ernie Goulding for “Dragon Fire” , Margaret Callister for “Blue World” & Geoff Patchett for “Monarch Flower”
OPEN PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE – EDI (27)
1st Place was awarded to Dianne Richardson for “Peacock Feathers”
2nd Place was awarded to Brian Maslen for “Just a Butterfly”
3rd Place was awarded to Neville Foster for “Wing Pattern 2811”
Highly Commended Awards went to Sharron Leppien for ” Surabaya Mud” , Eric Reid for “Antelope Canyon 10a 0811” & Sandra Elliott for “Red & Green”.
OPEN SMALL PRINTS (10)
1st Place was awarded to Eric Reid for “The Wave 1 0811”
2nd Place was awarded tio Garry Pearce for “Dinosaur”
3rd Place was awarded to Sharron Leppien for “Moon Moth”
No highly commended awards were given for Small Prints
by Sharron Leppien, October 3, 2018
Please click on the link below to view the 2018 APS Cup Catalog and view our members images that were awarded.
by Sharron Leppien, September 26, 2018
Once upon a time when “snail mail” was the primary source of correspondence my Veterinarian sent out a monthly newsletter and in it he always enclosed a tea bag with the plea for the reader to sit down and relax with a cup of tea whist reading his ramblings.
Seeing as though I cannot supply anyone with a beverage I encourage you to get comfy and try to get though this very lengthy post that is full to the brim of important information.
by Sharron Leppien, September 21, 2018
Maitland Camera Club members have been invited to attend an outing at the Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Thursday October 25th from 6pm till approximately 9pm . This would allow members to set up and capture the sunset and moonrise.
The museum is asking for a gold coin donation on entry. This wishing to attend please bring along your own food and drinks.
Please contact Kevin Parsons if you have any questions.
by Sharron Leppien, September 11, 2018
The usual high standard of images were displayed for our guest judges – George and Gail Hardy. George and Gail played tag team each judging alternate sections. They also provided some humorous moments to lighten the mood in the serious business of judging.
We only have two monthly competitions left for 2018.
October – Patterns in Nature – please read definitions
November – Open Competition
OPEN COLOUR LARGE PRINT ( 48)
First Place – “Milky Way & Mars” , by Margaret Callister
by Sharron Leppien, September 6, 2018
by Geoff Patchett, August 26, 2018
Here is your monthly reminder of ‘What’s on in September’ for the Maitland Camera Club.
Please click on this link > https://maitland.myphotoclub.com.au to view the extensive Events Calendar that is located on the left hand side of the home page. You are able to view, click on and expand each event or even click on “View Calendar” to see events for the remainder of the year. You can bookmark the MCC homepage on your computer home screen to short cut to view the Calendar and view all posts that have been made on to the website.
Petro’s Day Class meets every Tuesday between 10.00 & 12noon with the 4th Tuesday allocated to an excursion. All members, new and old are invited to attend.
4th September – Open Photographic Competition – Judges George & Gail Hardy
11th September – Guest Speaker – Dianne English
18th September – Photo Assignment – Geoff Patchett
4th October – Set Subject – “Patterns in Nature” – Judge, Bill Chambers
9th October – Showing of Photo Assignment – Geoff Patchett
by Sharron Leppien, August 24, 2018
Dennis Jones is judging our November Open Photographic Competition.
Please have a read and contact Dennis if any or all of these tours interest you.
Hello from Wildlife Safari Consultants / Journeys Unlimited / Madagascar Travel Centre.
It is a pleasure to be able to share details of our three group tours for 2019, which I will be leading.
I have attached “fliers” about the three tours. I have created a link to the full itineraries so you can directly download any you have a further interest in. This link will only be available to you for the next 4 weeks – after that please email or phone me and I will send the itinerary out to you. (more…)
by Sharron Leppien, August 24, 2018
In 2017 Jennine Rutherford and Sue Joy had an idea to run a Photo Hunt Competition for the MCC. This year again the format proved highly popular. A great deal of thought was put into the rules, categories and boundaries for this very successful event. Many many thanks girls, your efforts are very much appreciated we all hope that you revisit this event again next year!
First place in each section received a certificate and a $20 voucher and the Overall Winner a Qubie light and a $20 Camera House Voucher in addition to the the original $20 voucher.
First Place and Overall Winner, Geoff Patchett – Section “Movement” – Rainbow Migration
First Place – Petro Holowinskyj – Section “Yellow” – Tiny Yellow Circles
First Place – Dave Vane – Section “Tiny” – Training for BMX
First Place – John Vernon – Section ” Shadows” – Leaf Shadow
First Place – Sue Joy – Section “Doors or Knobs” – Nice Knockers
First Place – Garry Pearce – Section ” Round” – Round
by Sharron Leppien, August 23, 2018
OPEN COLOUR LARGE PRINT – (43)
First place – “Mice and Wild Berries” by Alec Trusler
Second Place – “Wildcat” by Julie Rathbone
Third Place – “Green Frog on Leaf” – by Petro Holowinskyj
Highly Commended awarded to – Peter Smith “In for a free feed” , Grahame Wright “Figbird” , Brad Le Brocque ” Lone Red Fungi”
OPEN MONOCHROME LARGE PRINT (26)
First Place – “Ferns #2” by Petro Holowinskyj
Second Place – “Babbler in Mono” by Brad Le Brocque
Third Place – “Mono Mushy” by Brad Le Brocque
Highly Commended awarded to – Malcolm Pattison ” Arms Outstretched” , Ernie Goulding ” It Must Be Black and White” , Grahame Smith ” Starting Young”
OPEN CREATIVE LARGE PRINT (10)
First Place ” Seed Pods” by Sue Joy
Second Place – “Spider Web” – Geoff Patchett
Third Place – “Lavender Tint” – Malcolm Pattison
Highly Commended awarded to – Geoff Patchett ” Bumblebee Hunting” , Petro Holowinskyj ” Water Garden Flowers #b ” , Malcolm Pattison ” Lunchtime”.
PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE (EDI) – (32)
First Place – “Avocet Huddle” by Julie Rathbone
Second Place – “Purple” – Heather Colgate
Third Place – “Bluebells 6384” by Neville Forster
Highly Commended awarded to – Sue Joy ” Baby Bird” , Kevin Parsons ” Blocks” , Grahame Smith ” Orchids”
OPEN SMALL PRINT
First Place – “Red Berries” by Sandra Elliott
Second Place – “Tilt Shift” by Sean Sylvester
Third Place – “Church” by Christine Lewis
Highly Commended awarded to – Jennine Rutherford ” Bottoms Up” , Eric Reid ” Day Lily 1 1017″ , Sean Sylvester ” Panned to Speed”
Congratulations to all
by Sharron Leppien, August 13, 2018