Photo Safari's are a fun couple of hours where set categories are placed and the photographer has limited time to find and photograph the best composition of that subject in the immediate area.  This gets the photographer walking in search of the topic, stretching the imagination and thinking best camera settings to use with the available conditions that the day holds. It's a fun way to learn and gets the heart racing!

There are a few rules...

- 10 subjects will be announced on the day

- 3 or 4 subjects will be issued at a time

- You have a set amount of time to capture these 3 or 4 images

- The subjects have to be captured in camera as announced 

- No editing allowed

- Images will be downloaded onto the club's laptop after the time is up and judged

- The club with the highest points at the end of the day takes home the trophy!




Saturday, 21st July

Five members from HBPC attended the annual safari on Saturday 21st July. Jessie, Warren, Leanne, Janelle and Krystal were greeted by members of the Tin Can Bay Camera Club with a beautiful morning tea - enough to feed a small army! All up I think there were 22 photographers and we headed out with our first three subjects.

1. Leaves - situated in a nature reserve, was pretty easy

2. Texture - again lots of trees/bark for texture

3. Insects - you would think was easy - NOPE not an insect in sight

The next three subjects were anywhere in Tin Can Bay.

4. Peeling Paint

5. Environmental Trash - this is when we hit Google for the definition

6. Fences

Then to finish at Crab Creek for the last three.

7. Sand Patterns

8. Reflections

9. Rust

The ladies cooked a yummy lunch and we managed to finish the left over morning tea as well before heading home back to Hervey Bay. the weather was a bit chilly in the morning but turned into a beautiful day.

Thanks to everyone who made the effort and participated.

To end the fun day, Hervey Bay went away with 8 points and Tin Can Bay won with 46 points.  

- Leanne Griffiths




Saturday, 15th July

The 2017 Safari was a great day with perfect weather in the Botanical Gardens setting at Hervey Bay. The Tin Can Bay Club arrived with 14 members and combined with 15 of our own, we had about 29 people. We commenced with our morning tea and social get together and then we set to work to collect our images for the competition. Everyone went their separate ways to capture the winning image and to enjoy the day. Time went very quickly and the photographers returned armed with their winning shots ready for a tasty lunch and a cuppa.

A special thank you to Doug Holloway who worked tirelessly to collate all the images. A quick group photo to mark the day and next year we will be off to Tin Can Bay. 

A bit congrats to Tin Can Bay who won the day by only 2 points! Hervey Bay = 294 points with Tin Can Bay 296 points.

- Richard Bassett

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