First up at the Port Lincoln Camera Club’s October meeting was Colin Gill, one of the original members of the Camera Club, who gave a short presentation on photographing flowers.
Mr Gill has more than 50 years of photographic experience and was happy to share his knowledge and demonstrate macro photography, using bellows, close up and macro lenses.
Then came the judges’ comments, unfortunately the country judge rostered for October was unable to complete the judging and Ruth Evans was kind enough to judge the open and special subjects.
In the special subject, which was ‘creative’, the popular vote winner was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’, second was Fran Solly for ‘Fire and brimstone’, third was Di Laube for ‘Phil’.
Di Laube’s ‘Phil’ was first in the judges’ vote, second was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’, third was Barry Hockaday for ‘Time is a blur’.
Mr Hockaday’s ‘Cathedral Gorge’ was first in the open judges’ vote, second was Lesley Scarman for ‘Black and white portrait’, third was Janine Waters for ‘Fence line’.
Popular vote for open was Mr Hockaday for ‘Cathedral Gorge’, second was Lesley Scarman for ‘Black and white portrait’, third was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’.
First in the set popular vote was Janine Waters for ‘Carnivorous Plant’, second was Angela Siebert’s ‘Ptilotus macrophalus’, third was Karen Miels for ‘Translucent dream’.
Ms Solly and Mr Hockaday ‘Take 2 Photography’ gave an excellent presentation on their recent camping trip and gave the do and don’ts for the photographer on a long trip, and of course superb photographs.
Their tips included staying more than one night, getting to know the locals, not taking too much gear and backing up all photos.
They were away for about five months, and travelled about 18000 kilometres.
The most memorable place for them was Karajini Gorge. They also did a boat trip on Great Escape, with a small group of photographers.
They met and took photographs of trucks and truckies in Top Springs and truckies were more than happy to pose for photos and offered to move their trucks for better shots.