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This year’s PHPC Photo Rally will be held on Saturday the 22nd June 2019 on Cockatoo Island. The following brochure provides the details.
Members’ photos taken at the Photo Rally can be entered into PHPC Competition 1907 to be judged on the 29th July 2019.
by Tony Strasser, 17 June 2019
The Tin City outing is confirmed for the 25th May 2019. We will be touring with 4WD Tours R US.
Contact for the day: Nancy Morley 0481 345 320
Cost: $50.00 per person – payment is required now, please. Please pay to PHPC bank account using the code TC and then your name. The bank details are:
Pennant Hills Photographic Club BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071
Important: No refunds will be given if the customer is late or due to weather conditions as they run rain, hail or shine.
Timing: 4:50 am for a 5:00 am start
Meeting Place: You will find us at the FAR END of the LOWER CAR PARK at the end of JAMES PATERSON ST ANNA BAY. Look for the large painted vehicles, the GREEN FLAGS and we have a large sign with SANDBOARDING AUSTRALIA on it! – see below for a map link
Arrive 10 minutes before please.
What to bring: your camera equipment (you decide), wet weather gear (just in case), water, hat, sunglasses, a snack in case you get hungry and wear warm clothing.
Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch (depending on when we get back): will be at Crest Biruri Beach 733 James Paterson Street Anna Bay NSW – we will meet straight after the tour concludes as I think we will be hungry and wanting a hot cuppa. The menu is below.
Accommodation: I will leave this up to everyone to book their own accommodation as there is a big difference in pricing. I would recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible. I have booked at Marty’s @ Little Beach Nelson Bay.
Other Photo opportunities: See the link below – if we get enough interest for other activities we will arrange this later.
Link to other photo opportunities: https://www.shothotspot.com/hotspots/?nelng=152.2037&nelat=-32.7097&swlat=-32.7667&swlng=152.1004&country=AU&types=&place=Nelson+Bay%2C+New+South+Wales%2C+2315%2C+Australia&acc=&kw=&m=
Another activity would be a ferry from Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens on Sunday- see this link https://portstephensferryservice.com.au/timetable-fares/
Map of Lower Car Park James Paterson St Anna Bay NSW– copy this link into your browser: https://goo.gl/maps/bU634wjtYmQhWdJ57
by Nancy Morley, 1 May 2019
The PHPC Calendar for 2019 is now available on our website at the link below and on the Club Rules and Documents page. The electronic calendar has also been updated.
The calendar includes a list of photographic competitions and their topics and their definitions. The presentations and outings have dates but the details are still being worked on by the Committee and will be announced in due course.
Finally, the Competition Rules for 2019 have also been re-published at the link below and also on the Club Rules and Documents page. They have not changed from 2018 (except for the calendar year).
Note: The electronic calendar is on the middle left of the home page. There is a link (a WiFi symbol that says “Add”) that presents a drop-down list with options to import or link the calendar to your personal electronic calendar. Once linked, any changes we make should be automatically updated in your personal calendar.
by Tony Strasser, 8 December 2018
The entries in and the results of the final point-score competition for the year, Competition 1811 (Set only – Our Club) are now available for you to see. The awards were determined by voting by the members who attended and many remarked that they enjoyed the process.
The instructions for viewing competition images and results can be read by clicking on the following link. The instructions are also on the Club Documents Page.
We are fast approaching our final meeting of the year on the 3rd of December 2018 where the point-score placegetters will be announced and trophies and certificates given. Please select your entries, from among those you entered this year, for the Print and Projected Image of the Year competition. There is a special procedure for this which was posted just a few days ago and is in the Club Documents page.
Also do not forget to enter the special Poster Competition, to be held on the same night. The procedure is the usual one for uploading and entering new images.
by Tony Strasser, 20 November 2018
The FCC F/Stop Newsletter has just been published and may be of interest to our club’s members. Topics covered include the FCC Interclub competition and upcoming photographic exhibitions which are always an object of admiration and source of inspiration for photographers. Our colleague Jeff Akers is the newsletter editor.
The newsletter may be read at this link.
by Tony Strasser, 16 November 2018
The Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Interclub 2018 Exhibition will be held this Sunday 21st October 2018 at the St George Leagues Club – 124 Princes Hwy, Beverley Park NSW 2217. The exhibition is hosted by the St George Photographic Society. PHPC entered a number of images into the Digital categories this year. Members of PHPC are also members of the FCC and are eligible to enter the exhibition.
Print viewing from 10.30am – formal presentation starts from 1.00pm
Visit the FCC website here: https://photonsw.myphotoclub.com.au/
by Tony Strasser, 16 October 2018
The NSW Federation of Camera Clubs (FCC) holds an annual Interclub competition which our Club has been invited to enter. The Committee has selected and entered the following photos into the Interclub competition, which closed last Friday, the 14th of September 2018. An exhibition of the Interclub entries will be held at the St George Leagues Club on the 21st of October 2018, and the awards announced on that date. Congratulations to the authors of the photos that were selected for entry, and we hope they are judged favourably.
The FCC also holds an annual TopShot competition which is an individual competition open to all members of camera clubs that belong to the FCC, which includes our Club. The 2018 Top Shot Competition has already been held. You can see the FCC 2018 Top Shot entry catalogue here.
To view the FCC site please visit https://photonsw.myphotoclub.com.au/
PHPC Entries into the Interclub Digital Colour competition:
PHPC Entries into the Interclub Digital Monochrome competition:
PHPC Entries into the Interclub Digital Nature competition:
by Tony Strasser, 16 September 2018
The entries in and the results of Competition 1807 (Set – Photo Rally) are now available for you to see. The instructions for viewing competition images and results can be read by clicking on the following link. They are also on the Club Documents Page.
Some feedback to members concerning entering competitions:
- Please check the competition rules to be sure your entries comply. Unfortunately, some otherwise good photographs were rejected because they did not adhere to the Photo Rally rules.
- A reminder that print labels should be printed (or saved as a PDF file) when entries are submitted. It is not possible to print labels after the competition has closed.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Photo Rally and who entered their work in the competition.
by Tony Strasser, 21 August 2018
We have just been advised that the MV Baragoola, the former Manly ferry that was built in 1922, and which those members that participated on Saturday 21st July 2018 visited, will now open to the public on Sundays between noon and 4pm (a small donation, e.g. a gold coin, would be appreciated). So if you missed the visit, or want to go again, these open periods are your opportunity. The ferry has an interesting history and is a good photography subject.
Entry onto the MV Baragoola can be made via the Balls Head end of Tunnel 2 located beneath the coal loader platform at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability which is on the western side of the Waverton Peninsula and which is within the permitted boundary of the PHPC Rally. The Photo Rally rules are here: PHPC Photo Rally 2018
Important! Please note that not all areas on the Baragoola are safe and that strict guidelines are enforced to ensure the safety of the public.
This note is for information only and members should be aware that PHPC will not accept any liability for personal injury whilst on board the vessel.
by Tony Strasser, 29 July 2018
Dear PHPC Members,
Our Photo Rally will be held on the 21st July 2018 in the area know as The Waverton Peninsula and Balls Head. On the day of the Rally we have an on-board inspection of the MV Baragoola a former Manly ferry that first sailed in 1922.
Also some limited reserved seating has been secured at the Coal Loader Café for lunch.
Details of the above events, the area to be visited, and Rally rules are contained in the flyer that accompanies this email.
[Note that a dialogue box may appear asking you to open the PDF file in full screen. Click ‘Yes’ and press ‘Escape’ to go back to normal viewing.]
The Rally area has a long and interesting past and I hope that you will take the time to visit the recommended links included in the document.
This is one of the most challenging Rallies that PHPC has organised so I wish you the very best in capturing your images that will be judged on the 20th August 2018.
by Tony Strasser, 17 July 2018