BEST IMAGES FOR OCTOBER 2018
View all the results here and all the Merits and Golds here


Best Senior: Rory Baker - Model 38



Best Junior: Peter Charter - Cloud Bank Over Durban




NEWS BITS

Awards 2018

Durban Camera Club had a wonderful awards evening in November with our guest speaker Geoff Feldon.



Awards 2018
Our Annual Awards Ceremony was held at Rolling Hills Country Club on Saturday 25th November. Congratulations to all our winners.

Photographer of the Year  Keith Marallich
Most Improved Photographer Brian Williams
Wooden Spoon Carol Hayward-Fell Best Soft Scenic Photos
Photo of the Year       Heide Smallwood Rosemaries baby abandoned
Creative Heide Smallwood Rosemaries baby abandoned Natalie Bowden 2018 (Junior)
Monochrome:                             Heide Smallwood I am tired just tired of everything  Natalie Bowden Interruption of Play (Junior)
Outing             Wendy Freer All steamed up  (Senior) Rob Gasken Lotus (Junior)
Nature Rory Baker Zebra Trio  (Senior)           Sharon Zunckel Taking Off  (Junior)
Open Heide Smallwood Retro Street Boy  (Senior)            Brian Widdowson Abandoned (Junior)
Outing                       Wendy Freer Yellow and black hopper  (Senior) Brian Widdowson Savana





Outing to Stainbank Nature Reserve- October 2018

Our October outing was to Stainbank Nature Reserve. We had a small turn out but those who attended had some good fun and some great photographs were taken.



 
 Outing to Ushaka Aquarium - August 2018

Our August outing was to Ushaka Aquarium. We were treated to an early viewing to allow us to take our photographs. Thanks to Anne for arranging our visit. We had a great time. I think we managed to get some fantastic photographs. 
After our session we retired to John Dory to enjoy coffee, breakfast and to discuss the photo shoot.


Thomson's Bay Sunrise Shoot - July 2018

A number of brave souls braved the early morning for a chance to photograph the sun rising over the ocean at Thomson's Bay. Unfortunately the sun was camera shy and chose not to give us a magnificent display. Despite the lack of good photo opportunities a good morning was enjoyed by all.
BONAMANZI WEEKEND - MAY 2017

Our annual weekend away was at Bonamanzi Private Game Reserve up the north coast. We had a pretty good turn out our 23 people which made for a great weekend of socializing, drinking by the fire and taking photos. 

We were very fortunate with some amazing weather the whole weekend as well as a cloudless night for taking photos of the stars. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I am looking forward to the next weekend away. 

While there we were given a small challenge, we had 6 categories:
Big 5 
non Big 5 
Flower 
Bird
Human Portrait
Open

The rules were simple, no humans for the first 4 categories and then no cropping allowed. Below are the photos entered...

Thank you to all those that came to the weekend away and a big thank you to Rory for organising.



LINK TO PHOTOS

MARIANNHILL MONASTERY - MARCH 2017


We had a good turn out for our March outing to Mariannhill Monastery. It was a lot more impressive than I first thought it would be and definitely worth a visit. After a good walk around the Monastery, through the museum and up the bell tower we all sat down for breakfast at the tea garden. Thanks to all those that came along...


Image: Hayden Stone
                          
ENALENI FARM - FEBRUARY 2017

Our February outing was something a little different, we went to Enaleni Farm just outside Pietermaritzburg. It was a real farm experience with plenty of animals and a very rustic farm environment giving us loads of photographic opportunities. After a good walk around the farm we were treated to a wonderful farm style breakfast. Thanks to Richard who was an amazing host and toeveryone that came.



Image: Brigitte Jordaan

    
TECHNICAL EVENING - SMOKE

January was the first Technical evening of the year and it didn't disappoint. Rory Baker hosted the evening and gave us a great presentation on smoke photography, using flashes and how to process your images and come up with creative images.

Rory then set up a few work stations for everyone to try it out themselves and use what they just learnt. Thanks Rory for a great evening and looking forward to the next technical event. 


Image: Janice Gass   

 


 

 



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