Thursday, June 22, 2017

Competition results - June 2017

The PACC June competition subjects were 'Reflections' and 'Open' - I love reflections!

Creative Reflections

Waterlily

Still Waters

Lovely Lotus

Lovely Lotus received a First Place!  I was so surprised!  It was my first First place since joining the club in 2012 :)



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SAPF Results - 6 acceptances - woo hoo!!

I realised I hadn't shared my SAPF 2017 Annual Exhibition results - where has my head been lately?

I was most pleased to hear I had 6 prints accepted into this year's exhibition.

HMB Endeavour Masts

I'm the Boss

Sunflower

Family Stroll

Lotus Flower Standing Tall

When I Grow Up


As well as my prints being on display throughout the official SAPF Exhibition, 'Hello Sunshine' and 'Family Stroll' are on display in the Riverland, SA.

Barmera Library Monday 5th June , until Sat 10th.
Renmark Library Saturday June 10th until Sat 17th.
Berri Library Monday 26th June, until Fri 30th June.

Which is really frustrating, as I will be in Barmera on 24th/25th June and just miss out on seeing it.


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Competition Results

I have been very slack in posting here on my blog - no excuse, just been busy, busy, busy :)

I thought it was about time I updated you all on my photography competition results - that is, if anyone is still out there LOL

The May competition for PACC was 'Animals' & 'Transport'

I AM smiling!

Rainbow Lorikeet

Tiger

Adelaide Icon - Popeye


see my next post for June competition results



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Thursday, April 20, 2017

my local camera club Nature photographic competition

Last Tuesday was my club's competition night and the subjects were 'Nature' and 'Open'

Here are my entries.


Hoverfly

Fully Loaded

Dragonfly

Just Sittin'

Ready to unfurl

Fight - Fight - Fight!


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Adelaide Icon - Popeye

I had a wonderful opportunity to go for a walk along the River Torrens yesterday - it was Mr Fixit's last day at work and I needed to fill in a few hours before we went on to his farewell lunch.

It was such a peaceful day - school holidays don't start until next week here in SA.  Another image for my 117 in 2017 & 52 in 2017 project.

Adelaide Icon - Popeye

The Popeye, is an Adelaide Icon - I have only ever been on it once when I was a child, and now that Mr Fixit is retired, I am hoping we will have the opportunity to do things like this a little more often.

Here is a little history about Popeye taken from their website :)

The “Popeye” boats are privately owned recreational ferries that operate on the lake between Elder Park and the Adelaide Zoo. The first boat was launched on the Torrens Lake by Gordon Watts in 1935. It was a 25-foot (7.6 m) boat, built on the banks of the River Torrens to hold up to 20 passengers and named Popeye 1.

Watts purchased a former Glenelg cruise boat in 1948 and placed it in service as Popeye 2. Over the next two years three new jarrah hulled boats were built at Port Adelaide; carrying 40 passengers each they were numbered Popeye 3 through Popeye 5.

Trips on the Popeyes from Elder Park to the zoo became a treasured family outing and the boats hosted weddings and other events.

In March 1962 Keith Altman, took over the Popeyes and introduced recreational paddle boats to the river. The Popeyes had a brush with royalty in March 1977 with Popeye 5 ferrying Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip followed by a choir in Popeye 4. Keith Altmann, ‘Popeye’ owner: “We turned one of the Popeyes into the Royal Barge. We took the hood off and put a platform up the back and the Queen and Duke sat back up there. That went off very well.”

Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser officially launched three new fibreglass models named Popeyes I, II and III in 1982 as the wooden boats’ replacements.

In 2011, Tony and Lidija Shuman purchased the Popeye fleet and have worked tirelessly learning the ropes and hoping to make your experience an enjoyable and memorable event.

“Popeye brings a lot of memories back to people; especially the older generation bringing their children because they remember when they were kids their parents and grandparents used to take them up to the zoo on the boat.”

The Popeye is up there with the frog cake, the hills hoist and the Glenelg tram – they are all officially a State Heritage Icon.

So why not hop on the Popeye again soon….

Please feel free to visit their website HERE and find out more about this wonderful Adelaide Icon.


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Weekend Reflections #392

Another image from my playdate with Joy


Bauble Reflections

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekend Reflections #390

I had a photography playdate with my friend Joy - such fun to have a play with a mirror and some oil & water :)


Creative Reflections

Linking with Weekend Reflections

Here are some other pics of what we got up to during our playdate :)

Playing with mirrors

Oil & Water #1

Oil & Water #2


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