Spring 2017 Salon Results Gallery

A gallery of the Spring 2017 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

“Catching dinner before the storm” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©Jacky Challis

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News from Central Regional 2017

Stratford Camera Club hosted a very friendly convention over the weekend. A good mix of speakers and activities had been arranged, and the weather cooperated for the Saturday afternoon field trips. The food provided a sensible and tasty range to suit various tastes. Highlights for me were Kevin Bone on Friday evening, Tony Carter and Ron Willems on Sunday morning. The salon images were well displayed, both print and digital. The dinner entertainment made the most of local talent, and the committee and their helpers all made us feel very welcome – in all, a successful regional convention.

Here’s how well we did.

KCPS came 2nd in the print selection and 5th in the projected selection.

CR 2017 Prints

2nd Print Selection

CR 2017 digital

5th Projected Selection

The results are as follows, a huge congrats to Shona, Neil, Teresa, Carol & Rachel.

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In My Fathers Eyes

‘In my Fathers Eyes’ Jocelyn Barrett Cup, Champion Open Digital – Rachel Stevens

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‘Blue Ice’ Very Highly Commended Open Print – Carol Molineux

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‘Drosera stenopetala’ Merit Digital Nature – Carol Molineux

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‘The Old and the New’ Very Highly Commended – Shona Jaray

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Very Highly Commended, Open Digital, “Geometric” – Neil Gordon

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Very Highly Commended, Nature Digital, “Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti” – Neil Gordon

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Merit, Nature Prints, “Milky Way over Kapiti” –  Neil Gordon

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Merit, Open Prints, “Sea Sculpture” – Neil Gordon

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“Bullers Albatross” Very Highly Commended – Teresa Angel

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“European Greenfinch” Merit – Teresa Angel

 

This is what Teresa had to say about the field trip to Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum.

“An incredible display of handmade models depicting the history of the area. Nigel custom makes every tiny figure, animal, plant and equipment as well as the life size models. Extraordinary!!! Not easy to photograph glass displays but these might give an idea of how intricate the work is.”

And lastly a photo from the Shakespearean themed awards dinner.

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A Night of Astrophotography with Mark Gee – TONIGHT!

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We are excitied to announce Astrophotographer Mark Gee is out guest speaker tonight, he is to talk about his stories behind “The Art of Night”

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer & visual effects artist based in Wellington, New Zealand – You can check out his work at www.theartofnight.com

Everyone welcome.
Free for KCPS members, non members $10.
Seats are limited, non members please book here https://form.jotform.co/KCPS/mark-gee-night-photography

See you all there.

Winter Salon Gallery

A gallery of the Winter Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

“Dawn Fog” – Honours, Novice Print – ©Carolyn Easton

Field Trip 2017

Hi Everyone

Below are the details for our weekend away from Friday 3th to Sunday 5th November in Napier. The Hawkes Bay area has lots of  opportunities for landscape, wildlife, architecture and people photography.

If you are not on the list and would like to go please let Rachel know.

Pot luck dinner Friday Night at the Motel & Saturday dinner or lunch with the Hawkes Bay Photographic Society.

Rhythm & Booms which is a performing arts, music and fireworks festival in Waipukerau on the Saturday the 4th (unfortunately you will miss the dinner) but there will be heaps of photo opportunities and yummy food. $15pp – tickets have to be purchased prior. See https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/rhythm-and-booms/waipukurau

The Gannet Safaris which everyone has said yes to going (we are just deciding between dawn and sunset) is $81.20 per person.

A dawn run to Te Mata Peak is also being organised but it will depend on the Gannets whether it will be Saturday or Sunday morning.

ACCOMMODATION:

I’ve made the following booking at Deco City Motor Lodge http://www.decocity.co.nz/

Twin Room – $77.50 per night per person Total $155 to pay the hotel

(One bedroom units with queen in the lounge and twin singles in the bedroom, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)

Double room – $125.00 night per couple Total $250 to pay to the hotel

(Double Studios with queen bed, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)

 

KCPS Wins the Wellington Interclub Print Battle

A small but enthusiastic group from KCPS was at the Karori Arts Centre last night for the annual Wellington Interclub Print Battle.  Bruce Girdwood did an excellent job as guest judge, with a helpful constructive critique of each print.  That’s a hard thing to do when you’ve only just seen the prints and are in front of a partisan audience!

The way it works is that each print gets a score of 1 point for first, 2 points for second, and so on.  And then the lowest total for all ten print categories wins.

This picture tells the story – we blew away the competition with a total of 21 points.   Hutt Camera Club and Johnsonville Camera Club (formerly Aotearoa Philippines Photographic Society) came second equal with 34 points.

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Here are the scores for the individual prints, and who they were from:

Category Score Print From
Abstract 2 Neil Gordon
Graffiti 2 Neil Gordon
Silhouette 2 Katrina Magill
Zoo Animals 3 Hugh Scott
Rocks 1 Rachel Stevens
Pattern and/or Texture 4 Dave Yockney
Multiple Exposure 1 Jo Goudsblom
Body Parts 2 Alison Viskovic
Hands 2 Shona Jaray
Rainy Days 2 Gavin Klee

So we had very consistent high scoring with many second places, and congratulations to Rachel and Jo for coming first with their prints.

At the end of the evening,  Karyn Crocker, President of KCPS, was presented with the trophy by Mark Robinson, the President of the Karori Camera Club who were the kind hosts on the night. She also received the “Wolf in the Snow Picture” – see http://wic.org.nz/prizes for the history of this.

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It’s great to have “our” trophy back.  We donated the trophy when we hosted the event in 2008 and haven’t won it back since, although we have come second several times.   We last won ten years ago in 2007, as the Waikanae Camera Club.

Well done all!

Club Successes

Our Club Successes

A big congrats to our Club President Karyn who recently won a national Women’s Institute photo competition judged by Lance Lawson.

Karyn June 2017

KCPS came in third place (our best ever) in the Trenna Packer interclub nature competition, with this set of six images, including Neil Gordon’s “Fog Bow and Glory” top middle. The two images bottom left are by Gavin Klee, top right by Roger Brent Smith, and top left and bottom right by Carol Molineux. You can view the wining sets HERE.

Well done everyone.

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Frank Hinchcliff Due 10th July

On Monday 10 July Neil Gordon will give a presentation on taking photos from planes (not drones!) and we will also have a demonstration of the Spyder the club has bought for members to borrow to colour calibrate their monitors.
That Monday is also the night to hand in print entries for the Frank Hinchcliffe Trophy – this is awarded only for prints, and commemorates a founder member of the Waikanae Camera Club that became KCPS.
Please note these special rules –
  • For the Frank Hinchcliff competition in July a member may submit one or two Prints.
  • There is no set theme.
  • The entries must not have been submitted to a previous KCPS Salon or Frank Hinchcliff competition, and cannot be submitted to subsequent KCPS Salons.
  • The images must also have been captured within the last two years. 
Your Hinchcliff entries can of course still be entered in any external salons, such as the Central Regional later this year.
The HInchcliff images will be judged in 24 July by Shona Jaray – our own club member and one of the PSNZ National Judge Trainers.

Athol McCredie Guest Speaker

Hi everyone

Just a reminder that our speaker tonight is Athol McCredie, curator of photography at Te Papa,  and author of New Zealand Photography Collected, which was published last year. He will talk about the museum’s collection of photography, especially the New Zealand works.
Hope to see you all there for a very interesting evening