Friday, July 7, 2017

July Club Meeting - Foto Fun Forum

We had a fun night at our club rooms on 4th July.

here is just a taste of some of the 'just for fun' section of the night

Many thanks to our members for submitting images and making everyone laugh.

All of the images for our Just For Fun can be seen in our Facebook Album
Please have a look and leave a comment :)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June club outing - Glenelg

Club outing to Glenelg

Decent turnout considering the weather forecast. Had a great time - excellent reflections in the marina. 

When the weather got drizzly, the group had an excellent late morning tea at the multi-award-winning Orange Spot Bakery.

Many thanks to the members who were able to attend this outing and huge thanks to Colin for hosting!

Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reflections - June Competition Results

The subjects for the month of June 2017 were 'Reflections' and 'Open' and we received 109 entries, with 25 members competing.

Our judge for the night was Suzanne Opitz who commented on several occasions through the night that it was a difficult task to pick the winners as the images 'were just so good!'.

Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place images

Images gaining Merits

Please visit our Photo album on our Facebook Page to see full size images.

Monday, June 19, 2017

SAPF 2017 Annual Exhibition - Slideshow of Digital Images

The SAPF have shared a slideshow of the Digital Image from this year's exhibition.

The PACC images for the club sets start at 26:46 (approx)

Once again, congratulations to the following PACC members who have represented PACC and
had their images accepted in the SAPF 2017 Annual Exhibition

Bec Lundberg, Cathy Cates, Colin J Pearce, Helen Lewis, Jason Glover, Joy Lee-Archer,
Karen Tregoning, Kay Hamilton, Paula McManus, Tim Colgan,
Vicki Easom, John Baker, Kim Jorja Petersen & Rebecca Turle

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A night out with a difference!

Our recent club meeting was spent outside the club rooms and we ventured out to the wharf where Torrens Island Markets are held.

We met early to catch the sunset and do some night photography - some of us even got to experience a bit of light painting!

The evening was a lot of fun, even though it was very chilly, with the light painting being performed by our Treasurer, David Sandison.

Image Credit:  Colin J Pearce

Image Credit:  Joylene Lee-Archer AAPS

Image Credit: Lydia Strutton

Image Credit:  Paul Beaumont

Image Credit: Shannon Gillespie
Image Credit:  Tim Colgan
Image Credit:  Cathy Cates

Image Credit: Gail Fursenko
Image Credit: Kerry Graham

All up, we had 17 members come out at various stages through the night and brave the cold to participate in the night's activities.  Many thanks to David Sandison for organising the night and performing the light painting for us.  There were several members who experienced light painting for the first time and enjoyed themselves immensely.

I think we may have to try this again soon, maybe when it is not quite so cold.

Friday, June 2, 2017

PACC success at SAPF 2017 Annual Exhibition

Well, the SAPF Annual is over for another year.

I am most proud to be part of this club and it was such a pleasure to see so many PACC Member images being showcased at this exhibition.

The winner for the SAPF Annual Club Sets was Edwardstown Photography Club. However, the PACC did well gaining a 2nd Place.

Individual SAPF results for our members are (that we are aware of, and listed alphabetically):

Bec Lundberg – 12 acceptances, 4 Merits
Cathy Cates - 6 acceptances
Colin J Pearce– 5 acceptances, 3 Merits
Helen Lewis – 11 acceptances, 1 Win, 3 Merits
Jason Glover – 5 acceptances, 1 Merit
Joy Lee-Archer – 7 acceptances, 1 Merit
Karen Tregoning – 9 acceptances, 4 Merits
Kay Hamilton – 9 acceptances, 2 Merits
Paula McManus – 20 acceptances, 1 win (top photo), 6 Merits
Tim Colgan – 7 acceptances
Vicki Easom – 4 acceptances

John Baker & Kim Jorja Petersen & Rebecca Turle also did well, but their exact results are unknown at this stage.

Special congratulations to Kim Jorja Petersen and to Paula McManus. Their collections of images have been accepted for a special ‘themed print exhibition’ for APSCON 2017.

A few photos from the evening follows:

Paula McManus next to her winning image 'Spirits'

Cathy Cates next to one of her acceptances

Image of the Year winners - Print & Digital
Paula McManus & Judith Thiess (not a PACC Member)

PACC members Kay Hamilton & John Baker watching the slideshow of PACC Club Set

PACC Member Marc Fullager &
PACC Competition Secretary Colin J Pearce

PACC Members Kay Hamilton, John Baker & Gail Fursenko

Stavros Pippos presenting Helen Lewis with her award for
Open Pictorial Colour Print - Dunes Show No Mercy 
Stavros Pippos presenting Paula McManus with her award for 
People/Portraiture Print & Print of the Year – Spirits

Stavros & Paula discussing how 'Spirits' was taken

Stavros Pippos presenting Rebecca Turle with her award for 
Creative Projected Image – On the Wall

Image Credit:  Colin J Pearce
PACC Group photo
image taken at the end of the night,
unfortunately some members had already left

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 2017 Competition Results

The subjects for the month of May 2017 were 'Animals' and 'Transport' and we received 95 entries, with 22 members competing.

Our judge for the night was Chris Schultz who gave invaluable critique on each and every one of the images entered.

The top images in each category are showcased below.

Congratulations to Paula McManus, Shannon Gillespie, Georgios Tsiminis, Marc Fullager, Tim Colgan, Tony Jones & Donna Hutchinson on your wins!
1st, 2nd & 3rd places

The following images received Merits.  Congratulations to Cathy Cates, Donna Hutchinson, John Baker, Rebecca Turle, Tim Colgan & Tony Jones.
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Friday, May 12, 2017

a weekend away in Laura

The PACC picked Laura as the destination for a weekend away this year (5th/6th/7th May 2017).

The majority of the members stayed in the Laura Community Caravan Park and let me say, we were all very impressed with the staff and facilities in the park!

Most of our club members arrived on the Friday and of course we took the opportunity to support the local pub - North Laura Hotel - for our evening meal.  Great food, great company and great service with a smile :)

On Saturday morning, we visited the Gladstone Goal.   It was a very interesting place and the perfect opportunity for members to try new things with their camera.  Below is Vice President Joy helping one of our members, Liz McKee, with some settings on her camera.

Ofcourse, we couldn't let the stocks out the front sit idle - here are our naughty members Helen Lewis & Paula McManus.  Well, they are not really naughty, but they hammed it up for the camera!

Members were free to explore the surrounding area of Laura, before gathering once again at the caravan park for a BBQ.

Image Credit:  Donna Hutchison - Appila Springs
The BBQ kitchen and campfire area of the Laura Community Caravan Park was well utilised on the Saturday night with our members filling up the table, enjoying a sausage sizzle beautifully cooked by our Treasurer, David Sandison.

Image Credit:  Joylene Lee-Archer

Image Credit:  Joylene Lee-Archer

I am sure everyone had a great time in Laura, I know I did.

I would like to close with thanks to several members of our club.  I would sincerely like to thank Paula McManus for doing some great investigative work and finding some wonderful places to photograph; special thank you's go to David Sandison for cooking the BBQ and to Vicki Easom for cutting up all of those onions; to Jack Lonie and Elizabeth Mckee for assistance with preparation; and last, but by no means least, I would like to pass on a big personal thank you to our Vice President, Joylene Lee-archer for all the running around done over the weekend.  This weekend would not have been the success it was without the hard work from you all!  

Cheers from me for now, time for the committee to start thinking about where to go next year!
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Day on the Mount...

...Mount Lofty that is :)

On Sunday 30th April 2017, 19 PACC members, family & friends met at Mount Lofty Botanic Park for a photo walk.

The weather was kind to us; even though it was a little chilly in the morning, by lunchtime it was quite pleasant.

Here is a photo of our group provided by Allan Griffin.

and here are some photos of our members enjoying a day out!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 2017 Competition Results | Dianne Davies Memorial Trophy: Nature | Open

The subjects this month were 'Nature' and 'Open' and we had 109 entries, with 25 members competing.

Our judge for the night was Mark Pedlar who gave invaluable critique on each and every one of the images entered. With 3 PDI Nature images receiving a score of 10, it was a most difficult choice for Mark to decide which images were 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Helen Lewis - 'Monarch Butterflies' - Print Nature FIRST

Kim Jorja Petersen - 'Minus 40' - PDI Nature FIRST
Congratulations to Helen Lewis on winning the Nature Print section with 'Monarch Butterflies' and to Kim Jorja Petersen on winning the Nature PDI section with 'Minus 40' - both authors are very worthy winners of the Dianne Davies Memorial Trophies which will be presented to Helen & Kim at our trophy presentation night at the end of the year.

Colin J. Pearce - 'Torii Tunnel' - Print Open FIRST

John Baker - 'Just Graded' - PDI Open FIRST
Debra Tucker - 'Old Morton Bay Fig' - PDI Nature SECOND

Karen Tregoning - 'The Reluctant Cowboy' - PDI Open SECOND

Tony Jones - 'On the River Bank' - Print Nature SECOND

Vickie Nice - 'Memory Lane' - Print Open SECOND
Bec Lundberg - 'Antlion' - Print Nature THIRD

Karen Tregoning - 'White Rose Edged in Red' - PDI Open THIRD

Kim Jorja Petersen - 'Raining on Uluru' - PDI Nature THIRD

Tony Jones - 'Dressing Up' - Print Open THIRD

The following images received Merits

Cathy Cates - 'Just Sittin'' - PDI Nature Merit

Donna Hutchinson - 'Sprouting' - PDI Nature Merit

Georgios Tsiminis - 'Perfect' - PDI Nature Merit

John Baker - 'Sturt Desert Pea' - PDI Nature Merit

Paula McManus - 'Caught in the Dust Storm' - PDI Nature Merit

Vicki Easom - 'Big Eyelashes' - PDI Nature Merit