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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Snap-a-thon #6 results

Here are the winners of the 2017 Snapathon

Congratulations to: (clockwise from top left)
In Threes: Georgios Tsiminis

The Letter A: Liz McKee
Blue: Liz McKee
Sky or Clouds: Bec Lundberg
Rope: Bec Lundberg

Big thanks to Matt Secombe of Parker George Photography for judging the photos.

See our post HERE for an explanation of what the Snap-a-thon #6 was all about.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

oh what a night!

Last night, we had the pleasure of having Pete Dobré, Landscape Photographer, give our club a wonderfully entertaining presentation on 'Light & Composition'

Attendance numbers were greater than anticipated!
30 members and 48 visitors! 
almost standing room only!

Pete is a very entertaining and enthusiastic speaker. We can fully recommend him! 
Pete Dobré
 A large number of guests and members stayed back for a natter and some supper.
great discussions afterwards with supper
Pete was reunited with some participants of one of his previous tours.  PACC member, Helen Lewis, went on tour with Pete to Africa.  Helen will be giving a short presentation sharing some of her favourite moments from her trip at our club rooms on Tuesday, 30th May 2017.
Helen Lewis, Pete Dobre, Cathy Barrett
To those people who were lucky enough to be able to attend Pete's presentation last night, I hope you enjoyed yourself and maybe even learned a few things to keep in mind when you are out and about with your camera - I know I did.

Find out more about Pete on his website

Cheers for now!

Cathy Cates
PACC Secretary

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Interclub competition : And the winner is ..................

Port Adelaide Camera Club!

Many thanks to PACC members Joy Lee-Archer, Howard Speed, Cathy Cates,
David Sandison, Kay Hamilton & Paula McManus for attending the judging.

Final Scores:  PACC: 256, ESCC: 242, MCCCC: 229

PACC was represented by Tony Jones, Tim Colgan, Paula McManus, Kay Hamilton, Karen Tregoning, Joylene Lee-archer, John Baker, Jason Glover, David Archdall, Bec Lundberg, Cathy Cates and the late Dianne Davies.

Big Congratulations to John Baker for his image 'Wet Day St. Pauls' on being selected top image of the night!

Top Image of the Night
Wet Day St Pauls by John Baker
Many thanks to MCCCC for hosting this year and to both MCCCC & ESCC for continuing to provide a great level of competition each year.

And last, but by no means least, a big thank you to the judge on the night, Peter Phillips - your critique of all of the images was most enjoyable!

Cathy Cates
PACC Secretary

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Getting excited about our next club meeting :)

PACC is very proud to advise we have a Guest Speaker, Pete Dobré for our next meeting on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

Pete is a Landscape photographer and he will be giving us a presentation on 'Light & Composition'.

A quote from his website - ”As a photographer, what I like doing best is simply to be out there capturing what ever lays in front of me. There are times when I go out with a purpose to shoot, there is an end goal and yet, there are others times, I will go out with the flow, no purpose, no project, no intentions, no goal but rather with a deep love of what I do and just going with whatever comes my way.” 

Regular PACC Blog readers may remember a previous post about one of our members, Helen Lewis, having an exhibition after her trip to Africa, well, this is the person who hosted that particular trip. You can read that particular post HERE
Pete has a website and blogs about his recent adventures in Africa HERE

Visitors are most welcome to attend our presentation - there is no charge - however, we do request that you let us know if you would like to attend so that we can ensure there are enough seats & supper for everyone :)

We have a Facebook Event HERE, or, if you don't 'do' Facebook, then feel free to send and email and let us know you wish to attend (see sidebar for email).

Our club rooms are located in the Maritime Union of Australia Hall, 65 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide  (enter via Hare Street).  Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start.  There will be a quick presentation of our club Snap-a-thon competition winners, a few club notices/reminders then Pete will commence his presentation.

Hope to see you there!

CheersCathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 2017 Competition Results | Creative & Open

The subjects this month were 'Creative' and 'Open' and we had 95 entries.  A little lower than previous monthly competitions, however, this allowed the Judge, Keith Seidel, the opportunity to elaborate on his critique.  I found Keith's way of explaining things most informative, and hope our newer members gained some insight into this wonderfully creative hobby we call 'photography'.

Bec Lundberg - 'Smoking' - Print Creative FIRST

David Archdall - 'Fill Er Up and Check the Tyres Thanks' - PDI Open FIRST

Paula McManus - 'Wonky Chair' - Print Open FIRST

Stephen Muller - 'Feeling Blue' - PDI Creative FIRST

Karen Tregoning - 'Catching Waterfalls' - PDI Open SECOND

Paula McManus - 'Heavenly Help' - Print Creative SECOND

Paula McManus - 'Sun Worshipper' - Print Open SECOND

Tim Colgan - 'Looking Through My Eyes' - PDI Creative SECOND

David Archdall - 'New Years Eve 2017' - PDI Creative THIRD

Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Stuck in the Bottle' - Print Creative THIRD

3rd-Karen Tregoning - 'A Heart of Gold' - PDI Open THIRD

Tim Colgan - 'Cockle Bay Marina' - Print Open THIRD

Bec Lundberg - 'Pastel Grass Seed' - PDI Creative Merit

Colin J. Pearce - 'Shadow of Himself' - PDI Creative Merit

David Archdall - 'Semaphore Clock Tower' - PDI Creative Merit

Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Autumn Leaf' - PDI Creative Merit

Kim Jorja Petersen - 'It's a Small World' - PDI Creative Merit

Marc Fullager - 'Lost' - PDI Creative Merit

Shannon Gillespie - 'Wave' - PDI Open Merit

Don't forget, we have a club outing to Gorge Wildlife Park on Sunday, 26th March 2017 at 9am - see you there!

Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary