The Results are out for October

Sorry for the delay, but the results are finally out for all the October competitions.

That only leaves our Annual competitions and perpetual trophies to go. Entries close on Wed 14th November, which is a competition night.

Make sure you bring along all of your prints that have scored 7 or above this year for image of the year judging.

And don’t forget to register and pay for our Christmas Party on Sat 8th December.

Tewantin Shield Preselection Results

Preselection of Tewantin Shield entries is complete. The selected images are:

Nature (NA) People (PE) Pictorial (PI) Looking Down (SS)
“What the” by Ty Fox “Surprise” by Nikki Stewart “Scanno by Night” by Jane Weir “Found” by Nikki Stewart
“Cattle Egrets and Chicks” by David Bryan “Determination” by Annette Scott “Sophie’s Lamp” by Murray Weir “Staircase in Rome” by Annette Wood
“Infested Bee” by Helen Debnam “Jumping Mad” by Annette Scott “The Long Journey” by Nikki Stewart “Mayhem” by Murray Weir
“Three King Penguins” by Annette Wood “Novice Boy Monk 2” by David Bryan “Razing Scanno” by Murray Weir “Delicious” by Nikki Stewart
“My Hiding Place” by Ty Fox “Yellow Parasol” by Ann Bryan “End of an Era” by Terry Bradley “Inquisitive” by Annette Wood

An addition round of judging was necessary to decide 5th place in People, out of 3 tied images, and 5th place in Pictorial, out of 2 tied images. You can view all the entered images by logging in to MyPhotoClub and using the following link: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/mypc-club-mem-comp-view/

Alternatively, go to: Members > View Completed Competitions > (choose the subject under 2018 collections).

Sincere thanks goes to our six judges; they know who they are. Thanks also to all the members who submitted entries and congratulations to those whose images are now in transit to the Tewantin Shield organisers. Judging of all the club entries will take place starting at 7:00 pm on 17th November, 2018 at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour. Judges are John Lomas LAPS PSQA SSAPS FPSQ, Stan Bowles PSQA, Les Strong LAPS. And with our stunning collection of images, we’re bound to win.

September issue of Newsletter available for download

The September issue of Coastal Exposures is now available on the Newsletters page; just click the “Newsletters” button on the Home page. Or download a PDF copy by clicking this link:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/10/2018_Sept_ccg_newsletter.pdf

Thanks Nikki for another masterpiece (created during a period of heavy workload and stress). Good luck with the exam results!

November Set Subject and More…..

Firstly, a reminder that the set subject for November is FORGOTTEN OBJECTS, with closing date Wed 24th October.

A chance to use your imagination, but subjects must be items that have been forgotten, unloved or unused.

Before you submit your entries to make it fair on all members, please make sure that they conform with the definition.

Secondly, a mention of the results of the Australia Cup which our club entered earlier this year. Our club came in 21st of 46 clubs around Australia, which is a solid result, but the main news was that Ed Anderson scored an APS Silver Award for his entry Fast Moves. A top three finish from clubs all around Australia. Extremely well done Ed.

Thirdly, we have some new members who have just joined our Club. Mike West and Airlie Andrews have already been to a few of our meetings, and also Bill Ewen has joined us from Hervey Bay. Please make the new members welcome.

2018 Tewantin Shield Preselection — Open for entries

The annual Tewantin Shield comp is open to all grades. It is a digital image comp. There are 4 categories. Colour or Monochrome accepted. 

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 5th October.

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: Pixel Size: 1620 × 1080; Colour Space: sRGB; JPEG Quality: Maximum (Note: MPC may limit entries to 2MBytes, so set JPEG quality accordingly. Selected entries may be re-edited for a higher quality if the member considers this necessary.)

BEFORE ENTERING: Download the instructions PDF:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/2018TewantinInstructions.pdf

Download the Official Rules PDF from the organisers:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/2018TewantinRules.pdf

Set Subject for October – PLEASE READ

We have issues regarding images not meeting the definition of the set subject on a regular basis. Our current process is based on an honour system, where we trust the member to read the definition and to do their best to comply to it. The alternative is to have a panel check the images and disqualify those that they perceive are not compliant before judging, or to allow the judge to adjudicate (as we also do). With each of these approaches, there will be members who will be upset by the process.

I am regularly asked questions like: how come images of a single leaf are accepted, when the definition clearly states leaves. Or how come the subject is looking down from above, and there are images where the camera lens is almost horizontal. We could argue each month as to whether some images have truly met our definition, so I am pleading with all members to please read the definition clearly each month and do your best to comply with it. It is unfair on those who have consciously met the definition to have images that have not met the definition be accepted and win awards. The onus is on YOU.

The definition for October is BEFORE AND AFTER. 

A single image or a diptych illustrating a significant change over time of the elements depicted.

After Dark – Set Subject for September

The results have all been published for our July competitions.

The closing date for our September competition is Wed 22nd August and the subject is After Dark.

An outdoor image that must be taken during the hours of total darkness, with no camera flash. Any subject matter may be used, such as buildings, car lights, light painting etc., but the image must demonstrate that it has been taken after dark.