Cobbled together

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

For the second year in a row I have missed writing a post for the entire month of January, the lull extending back to just before I moved into my place. A few times I started posts related to settling in, but none have been completed.

Last night was the judging of the February competition at the camera club, so it falls to that to be my first post of the year…

For the same reasons that I didn’t write any blog posts, I didn’t spend as much time as I should have preparing my entries that I cobbled together at the last minute.

Two of the images I submitted were from the Point Cook Air Pageant early last year. The first being a print of the flag drop that received a merit:

Flag drop

The second being a digital entry of the Harvards in formation (no award):

Nearing the top

My other two images are more recent, being from one of the short road trips that Damien and I have been taking in preparation for the three week trip to Perth and back. The trip in particular heading down the Great Ocean Road to Cape Otway and then back inland past a few waterfalls.

The waterfalls gave many photo opportunities, resulting in a print of the Hopetoun Falls:

The falls

This is a 1.5 second exposure that is directly from the camera, which makes it all the more sweet that it was awarded a highly commended.

Of course we stopped off at the Cape Otway Lightstation, where it was quite frustrating waiting for people to stop walking into shot. I picked one as a digital entry that was awarded a merit:

Old navigation aid

Unlike my other three entries this month, I did fiddle with this by changing the levels to increase the contrast and by adding a vignette. The judge did confirm a suspicion I had, there is too much vignette, something I will keep in mind for next time.

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