Monday, April 28, 2014

Today's Meeting

We had a very exciting meeting this morning, welcoming Mark Reyner, photographer who spoke about Bird Photography. He gave us some excellent tips.

30 members attended the meeting this morning

Mark Reyner, spoke on the subject of Bird Photography
In his presentation, he showed us some fabulous bird pictures he has taken over the years. Members did hopefully learn a lot about this topic.





Then we looked at the photographs members submitted on our last challenge, 'Macro' or 'Close-ups'.





Great News!

The Logan City Council recently held a photo competition of subjects captured within Logan City, titled Logan Hidden Gems. As I mentioned in the news segment on this blog, member Rod Holmes was one of sixteen finalists.

BUT THE WINNER IS.....

Member Rosalind Dyer. She was the winner of the Action and Adventure section with the following photograph:



Congratulations, Rosalind. Well done. We are very proud of both Rosalind and Rod. Great to have you both in our club.

Having learnt a lot about bird photography, we thought we might all try our hands at it, so please, have a go and send us three shots for the powerpoint presentation on the 14th May.

GOOD LUCK WITH IT!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Yesterday's Meeting

Yesterday's meeting was the first field trip of the coming term, to the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank. The outing was organised by Peter Attwood.


One of the most dramatic exhibitions held at GOMA, ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ presents major new works by a truly global artist, whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art. 


‘Falling Back to Earth’, presented by Tourism and Events Queensland, features four installations, including two newly commissioned works directly inspired by the landscapes of southeast Queensland, which the artist visited in 2011.



The public is asked to walk around the perimeter of the lake where all the animals have come to drink. We couldn't step off the boardwalk onto the sand to get up close. Here are some more photos by Diane.




It was hard to stick to our meeting theme, 'Macro or Close-Up', especially in the main exhibit, as the public is not allowed close to the exhibits. But that is not so in the 'Head On 2006' installation by the artist. Here we could walk right amongst the exhibits and had ample opportunity to get up close.


So now we ask you to send us your three best photos on the topic of Macro or Close-Up, either from today's outing or of any location you choose. For our new members, send them to u3acameraclub@gmail.com before Saturday the 26th.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Next Meeting Monday 14 April 2004 - Field Trip to GOMA

Hi Members,

It's school holidays but there is no need for us to give up our meeting, so on Monday, we're off to the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank. To give us a little more time, we'll meet at 10.15 AM outside the gallery, (see map below). This outing is organised by Peter Attwood. Thank you Peter.





It is very easy to get there by public transport. Diane and I will be on the 555 bus which leaves from Logan Hyperdome at 9.15AM , stops at Springwood and then flies in to town, stopping at the Performing Arts Complex just before 10 AM. Or you can jump on a train from Kuraby and get off at South Brisbane.

Here are a couple of pictures from GOMA, Josie shot and sent me.




One thing to keep in mind. Although you are allowed to take photographs in the gallery, they won't let us go in with camera bags. For security reasons, those will have to be deposited at the cloak area, so it is best to stow extra lenses, batteries, memory sticks in your pockets and leave the bag with them. You can always go back to get anything out of the bag during your stay there.

And I understand that for the main exhibit, 'Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth', there is a charge of $15 per adult. Not sure if there is a concession price. I believe they do group tours, so those of you who like these tours can probably join one of them on the day.

Remember our last topic was Macro and Close-Up Photography, so let's use those skills for our show at the following meeting on the 28 April. I'm sure there will be thousands of opportunities to get some great shots.

Around lunch time, there are a couple of restaurants to have lunch.

SEE YOU AT THE GALLERY OF MODERN ART
MONDAY 14 APRIL 2014 at 10.15 AM