Why I prefer a topic

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Tonight at the camera club was another example of why I prefer competitions with a topic, in this case “slow shutter.”

Experimentation with a sheet of black perspex, a small lamp, a lego car and some black thread resulted in a highly commeded for:

Lego speed

I braved the threat of rain for about an hour on a bridge over the Eastern Freeway for a merit:

Streaming home

A failed attempt at startrails ended in playing around with glowsticks and lasers got me another merit:

Glowsticks and lasers

My final image was from an impromptu road trip out to Noojee and the Toorongo Falls.

Somewhere to sit

This was a week after I missed the club outing to the same location. I was lucky in that was late in the day and quite overcast (shortly after it poured with rain) which gave even lighting.

I also mounted the two prints (the waterfall and the freeway traffic) on white this time instead of black as I have done previously. For these images it made quite an improvement, but I think black does still have a place.

Unfortunately the next competition is open, but after that it will be “fences, gates and walls.”

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2 Responses to “Why I prefer a topic”

  1. Is the topic actually “open”? If it is you could photograph swinging doors, heart surgery, can openers and things like that.

    rob - June 2nd, 2010 at 8:29 pm

  2. No, it is just open. Which means any of the things you listed would count.

    Stephen - June 2nd, 2010 at 10:09 pm