Beetle Photography Group. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Caboolture. Sandstone Point. Ningi. Bellara

Tags: Photography Group. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Caboolture. Sandstone Point. Ningi. Bellara

Out first competition meeting for the year was held on Monday 25 Feb. The theme was “Scapes” which could be a Landscape, Seascape or Cityscape and the winner was Vince Bowser with a stunning shot of Queenstown in New Zealand. Marj Webber won the Mono PI with a low key shot of a “Harlequin Beetle” which was also chosen as Photo of the Month. Marj also won the Colour Print with “Swallowtail” a colourful shot taken at the Butterfly house. Kristie White was the winner of Open Colour PI with a charming photo of a monkey titled “Monkey”.

Featured image(above): Photo of the Month: Marj Webber – Harlequin Beetle in Low Key

Roger Bowden took out the Mono Print with an interesting shot titled “Boat Repair”. Our Judge was Paul Tilly an accredited PSQ Judge who traveled from Aspley to critique and judge our images. He examined each photograph and during the critique gave us helpful tips on how to improve our work. This part of the meeting is very important as we can learn so much from the strengths and mistakes of our and other photographers’ work.

We had a very good roll up at the meeting with several new members and visitors attending. During the month we set up a display of our work in the Flinders Gallery which was on show along with many other arts and crafts in a Showcase at the Arts Centre. The Location shoot for February was at the Maleny Botanical Gardens. There was a good roll-up of members at the gardens for a 9 o’clock start. Some of us hired buggies while others preferred to walk.

There was a host of things to photograph in the gardens including waterfalls, spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains, lovely scenery within the gardens themselves and four bird aviaries including one which featured only Australian native birds. The day was fine, not too hot with a gentle breeze which made for pleasant conditions. Some impressive shots were taken on the day.

These were shown in a slide show at the meeting. The Bribie Island Photography Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm in the boardroom at the back of the Art’s Centre on Sunderland Drive. New members are always welcome. The first two meetings are free. If you wish to come along ring Gordon at 3408 2649 or Gail at 3408 9850 or just turn up on the night.