Tuesday, December 12, 2017

End of year Celebrations

The final official 'club' event for the year, was our Trophy Presentation Night, held last week.

We went with a new location this year - the Bartley Hotel - in the private function room.  The night went well, with approximately 50 people in attendance.



Congratulations to the Winners!

Set Subjects (Perpetual Trophy + Certificate)

Subject
Category
Name
Title
Nature
PDI
Kim Petersen
Minus 40
Nature
Print
Helen Lewis
Monarch Butterflies
Landscape/Seascape
PDI
John Baker
After Rain
Landscape/Seascape
Print
Tony Jones
Red Rock
Our Port Adelaide
PDI
Donna Hutchinson
Sunshine Before the Storm
Our Port Adelaide
Print
Kim Petersen
Celebrating Port Adelaide

POTY MERIT (Certificate)

Subject
Category
Name
Title
POTY
Print
Tony Jones
Red Rock
POTY
Print
Paula McManus
Pirouette
POTY
Print
Bec Lundberg
Wasp
POTY
PDI
Karen Tregoning
Catching Waterfalls
(presented to Karen by Colin J Pearce)
POTY
PDI
John Baker
Yellow Stairs
POTY
PDI
Donna Hutchinson
Storm Ahead

POTY – RUNNER-UP (Certificate)

Subject
Category
Name
Title
POTY
Print
Helen Lewis
Monarch Butterflies
POTY
PDI
Kim Petersen
Mouse for Lunch

Photo of the Year (Trophy + Certificate)

POTY
Print
Tim Colgan
The Salty’s Stairway
POTY
PDI
John Baker
Lighthouse

Aggregate Trophy

Level
Place
Name
Silver
3rd
Kay Hamilton
Silver
2nd
Colin J. Pearce
Silver
1st
Cathy Cates
Gold
3rd
Donna Hutchinson
Gold
2nd
Paula McManus
Gold
1st
John Baker


New Member Encouragement Award – Perpetual Trophy + 1 to keep

2017 – Kim Petersen

President’s Award – Trophy

2017 – David Sandison

Here are some photos from the night, with thanks to Ian Cates for taking the presentation photos.

Please see our Facebook page for individual photos from the night.

Our first official club meeting for new year will be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018.  We hope to see you there!

Membership forms for 2018 are now available - returning members are reminded that a new membership form is required each year.

Remember, everyone is most welcome to come along to our meetings and outings, the more the merrier!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2018 Committee Members

Please say hello to the new committee for 2018:

President: Colin J. Pearce
Vice President: Joylene Lee-archer
Treasurer: David Sandison
Secretary: Cathy Cates
Competition Secretary: Colin J Pearce
Committee Members: Jack Lonie, Tony Jones, Kim Petersen, Georgios Tsiminis, Marc Fullager, Vicki Easom


Many thanks to our outgoing President Bec Lundberg and outgoing committee members Allan Griffin, Howard Speed & Paula McManus - your contributions to the club in 2017 are greatly appreciated.

The Committee would like to thank the 23 members that attended the AGM - your active participation was most appreciated.

Cheers
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Out and About ...... MLPC

Every now and then, PACC get the opportunity to spend some time with members from other clubs.

Mawson Lakes Photography Club had planned a photo walk around Port Adelaide and issued an invite for us to join them.  3 PACC members joined them for the walk - myself, our Vice President Joy and member Robert Stubbs.  David, our Treasurer was there, but he counted himself as representing the other team, as he is also a member of MLPC.

Here are just a few photos from PACC members from our night around the Port.

  

  

  

I always find it intriguing that so many photographers can visit the same area, yet see so many different things to photograph.

Big thank you to our members for allowing me to share their images here :)

Mawson Lakes Photography Club meets at 7.30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Mawson Centre 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes.


Cheers,
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2017 POTY Competition Results

Well, that was a big night! In total, 194 images were submitted by our members for consideration for Photograph of the Year (POTY) for 2017.

124 PDIs & 70 Prints were judged by a panel of 3 judges - Chris Schultz, Susie Lipert & Peter Phillips. The evening flowed quickly and smoothly with the judges giving some wonderful feedback on the top images. Many thanks to the judges for their comments. Many thanks to David & Jack for ensuring a quick turnaround on the prints - quite a task considering it was accomplished in the dark!

Photo by Joylene Lee-Archer

Photo by Joylene Lee-Archer


Congratulations go to Tim Colgan for the Top Print, John Baker for the Top PDI, Kim Petersen for Runner-up PDI & Helen Lewis for Runner-up Print.

Top Images are highlighted below. Please visit our Facebook Page Photo albums or our Website to see more top images from our members.


POTY (Photograph of the Year)


POTY WINNER - PDI - John Baker - 'Lighthouse'

POTY WINNER - Print - Tim Colgan - 'The Salty's Stairway'

RUNNER UP - PDI - Kim Petersen - 'Mouse for Lunch'

RUNNER UP - Print - Helen Lewis - 'Monarch Butterflies'


POTY (Photograph of the Year) - Merits

MERIT Print - Bec Lundberg - 'Wasp'

MERIT Print - Paula McManus - 'Pirouette' 

MERIT Print - Tony Jones - 'Red Rock'

MERIT PDI - Donna Hutchinson - 'Storm Ahead'

MERIT PDI - John Baker - 'Yellow Stairs'

MERIT PDI - Karen Tregoning - 'Catching Waterfalls'


POTY (Photograph of the Year) - High Scorers


POTY High Score - PDI
Kim Petersen - 'Eagle Dreaming'

POTY High Score - PDI
Tim Colgan - 'Digestive Pause'

WHAT'S NEXT?

NOVEMBER
21st November - AGM

DECEMBER
5th December - Trophy Presentation Night

Please see our Facebook Events page for further details.
Hope to see you there!

See the full Club Calendar on our website HERE

Monday, November 6, 2017

Out and about .... Sunset in Port Adelaide

Our Treasurer, David, suggested an impromptu gathering in the Port to get some sunset/night shots and to have a bit of a play with our cameras.

A few members gathered near the clipper ship, City of Adelaide and went for a short walk along the docks while the sun was setting.






It was a fun night out and 2 1/2 hours just disappeared into the blink of an eye!  It was agreed that we must do it again some time soon!

PACC Members are encouraged to keep an eye out in the Facebook Members Only Group, InFocus, to see if any other impromptu outings are mentioned.

If you are reading this and you are not a member, but would like to join, membership for 2018 will be open after our AGM, on the 21st November 2017.

Feel free to visit our Facebook page to see more top images, or if you like, sign-up for our Newsletter and get the latest news on the happenings at the club via email.

Cheers for now
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Guest Speaker: Craig Greer - Birdlife Photography

Well, we had a great turnout last night for an inspiring presentation by Craig Greer, from Craig Greer Photography.





Attendance was 42 - 21 members & 21 visitors, including visitors from other SA Photographic/Camera clubs!

Thank you Craig, for such an inspiring presentation.  For further information on Craig's wonderful bird photography skills, see his Facebook page or visit his website 

If you would like to keep updated on what is happening at our club please sign up for our Newsletter (see link in sidebar) where you can read about our latest news and get details in advance about our upcoming events & guest speakers.

Cheers for now
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Monday, October 30, 2017

Out and about Adelaide .....

A few very brave people went out on Sunday, 29th October 2017 for a photo walk around our lovely City.

The corner of War Memorial Drive and Montefoire Road was the designated meeting place.

As the weather was very questionable at the time, a small group stayed near the River Torrens.


Another smaller group ventured along North Terrace to admire the new RAH and the SAHMRI building.

I am sure we will see some of the images taken on this outing in some future competitions!

Well, that is our last 'official' club outing for the year.  PACC members are encouraged to keep a watch on 'InFocus' to see if there are any impromptu gatherings over the next few months.

Ofcourse, if you would like to be kept up to date on the happenings at our club, you are most welcome to subscribe to our Newsletter.

Cheers,
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 2017 competition results

The subjects for the month of October 2017 were 'Landscape/Seascape' and 'Open'. We received 92 entries from 21 members. Our judge for the night was Helen Whitford, who provide excellent feedback to our members. The Mobile Phone Category which has been introduced as a trial for consideration for next year received 18 entries.

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

Subject: Landscape/Seascape 

PDI (Projected Digital Images) 


PDI - 1st Place
'After Rain' — John Baker
 

PDI - 2nd Place
'Into the Gorge' — John Baker
 

PDI - 3rd Place
'Kata Tjuta' — Paula McManus
 

Prints


Print - 1st Place
'Red Rock' — Tony Jones
 

Print - 2nd Place
'Doorway Rock' — Paula McManus
 

Print - 3rd Place
'Mount Roland-Tasmania' — Vicki Easom
      

Subject: Open

PDI (Projected Digital Images)

PDI - 1st Place
'Windblown' — Karen Tregoning
 

PDI - 2nd Place
'Eagle Dreaming' - Kim Petersen
 

PDI - 3rd Place
'One Day Only' — Tim Colgan

Prints

Print - 1st Place
'Just Resting' — Kay Hamilton
 

Print - 2nd Place
'Hip Hop' — Helen Lewis 

Print - 3rd Place
'Emissions Control' — Cathy Cates
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Adelaide Zombie Walk

A big shout out to some of our PACC members who regularly volunteer their time and skills to photograph the Adelaide Zombie Walk.

Paula McManus, as Head Shooter, organises the shooters each year.  The shooters this year were Stephen & Nicola Muller, Joylene Lee-Archer, Allan Griffin & Michael Selge


Photo by David Cram

Photo courtesy Craftypics
You can see more photos from the Adelaide Zombie Walk on their Facebook page HERE.

Cheers,
Cathy
PACC Secretary