Blog and Results


Port Lincoln Camera Club held their last meeting for the year, the Christmas meeting, this was, as usual well attended, great to see, as everybody gets extremely busy at this time of the year.

We started with the judges’ comments, the judge this month was Maureen Carthy, a Townsville based photographer. Her comments and suggestions were very well received, she certainly was a great judge, her comments were very constructive.

The special subject was the Gordon Fowler Bird prize, which is a perpetual trophy. There were many brilliant photos submitted and the judge had an extremely hard job in determining a winner. Ist prize went to Julie Lovegrove for “Shrimp it is”. 2nd to John Taylor for “Frogmouth” 3rd to Janine Waters for “Yellow Rumped Thornbill”. Merits were awarded to Fran Solly, Janine Waters, Chris Georgiou, Julie Lovegrove` Jan Hetherington, Karen Miels, Heather Boothby and Pam Hewstone. 

1st Julie Lovegrove – Shrimp it is
2nd John Taylor – Tawny Frogmouth

In the set subject, which was Street Photography, again a great number of particularly good entries.

Ist to Karen Miels for “Home Delivery”, 2nd to Fran Solly for “Day in the Park” Fran also had a third for “Caution”. Merits to Heather Boothby, Peg McAvaney and Karen Miels.

1st Karen Miels – Home Delivery
2nd Fran Solly – Day in the Park

The open subject had a large number of entries, all to a high standard. 1st to Jan Hetherington for “Flames and Ash Abstract, 2ndto Fran Solly for “Kite Surfer”, 3rd to Chris Georgiou for “Hang on. Merits to Chris Georgiou, John Taylor and Di Laube.

1st Jan Hetherington – Flames and Ash Abstract
2nd Fran Solly – Kite Surfer

This being our Christmas show, we had a couple of fun activities. Fran Solly had been photographing various things in Port Lincoln, then showing us a small portion of the image, we then had to guess where in Port Lincoln the photos were taken. Great fun, that had all of us racking our brains and memory, it was by mutual agreement that we all need to take a walk around Port Lincoln and really observe our surroundings.

Another fun creative photo activity was photographing various Xmas decorations, which we then placed in front of mirrors, we had to use our Smart Phones, pretty challenging, but also fun.

We finished up with a festive supper and popular vote on this month’s open and set subjects.

Due to the Christmas and New Year break, there will be no formal outing in January. Our next General Meeting will be on Monday January 25th 6.45pm for a 7pm start at the Senior Citizens Hall

Hallett Place. All welcome.


Port Lincoln Camera Club held its monthly General Meeting with a good number of members keen to meet, after the short Covid 19 Lockdown.

After the usual notice of future meetings and outings etc, we commenced with the Judges Comment segments.

In October there was a special subject “Macro” which had a good number of entries. Macro is often an exceedingly difficult subject, but our members were not deterred.

Ist Place went to John Taylor for “Yellow horned Clerid. 2nd to Karen Miels for “Love in a Mist”. 3rd to Janine Waters for “Dragon Fly Hanging On” Merits to Karen for “After dinner nap”, Tania Visic for 
“Fly Eyes”

In the set subject, which was Fungi, 1st Place to Kaye Jaensch, for “Fungi” 2nd Place to Janine Waters for “Bracket Fungi” 3rd Place to John Taylor for “Fungi Cluster”. 

In the open subject 1st Place to Chris Georgiou for “Mouths to feed”, 2nd Place to Tania Visic for “Dinner Time”, 3rd Place to Di Laube for “The Stare”.


After a short break for supper and popular vote, we viewed a Power Point presentation by Karen Miels on “Miniature Photography, which is our set subject for December. She showed us examples from photographer Tanaka Tatsuya, who is well known for his work. There were some great examples and certainly enlightened all present. It will be most interesting to view the work our members produce.

Our next meeting is on December 14th, which is a deviation from our usual 4th Monday in the month dates, because of the Christmas break.

Due to this particularly busy time of year there will not be an outing in January, outings will be resumed in February.