Meet your Member – Jon Westaway

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This month we feature Jon Westaway with his new Gallery on our site.
Why not check out his photography out here.

This might be a good time for all members to think about having their own fine work in your own Gallery.  Any further information or just supply any images (up to 100) to Ingrid.  To save confusion keep the image sizes the same as our competitions or larger if you prefer. It is free!

August Field Trip – weekend in Cardwell – 20/21 August 2016

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Our weekend outing for August is now planned to take place in Cardwell.
Most of us will be staying at the Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park.(www.cardwellbeachcomber.com.au)They have plenty of accommodation available ( motel rooms and cabins  but not the big 3 bedroom units) and can do dinner in their restaurant for our group on Saturday evening.

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To whet your appetites, here are a few of the possible photographic opportunities in the Cardwell area:

  1. Scenic flights of Hinchinbrook Island and the channel are available from Hinchinbrook Helicopters and Cardwell Aircharters. We will investigate availability and costs before the July meeting.
  2. Murray Falls is a very scenic stopover. Turn off at Murrigal, about 30km north of Cardwell and the falls are 25km  from the highway via a good quality bitumen road, except for the last 4km of reasonable gravel. Return to the highway by a different route to Bilyana, about 22km from Cardwell. There is a beautiful picnic ground at Murray Falls and many opportunities for great photos and easy access to the falls.
  3. At Cardwell, the beachfront has been upgraded since Cyclone Yasi with attractive views over Hinchinbrook Channel to Mount Bowen and Hinchinbrook Island.
  4. The Edmund Kennedy National Park, just north of Cardwell has a number of interesting swampy lagoons but take your mosquito repellent.
  5. For those happy to venture off the bitumen the Kirrama Range Road (turn off at Kennedy – 10km north of Cardwell) is now open. The lookout provides spectacular views to the east. You can continue via this road to Blencoe Falls and eventually back to Cairns via Mt Garnet, Ravenshoe and the Tablelands.
  6. There are several creeks, day use area, a lookout and swimming pools off the Cardwell Forest Drive, just north of town.
  7. If travelling south make sure you visit the new Hinchinbrook Lookout at the crest of the Seaview Range.
  8. Further south, Lucinda and surrounds has many photographic opportunities, especially the 6km long sugar wharf,
  9. For those who have a bit more time on their hands, continue south and visit Wallaman Falls at Ingham and Paluma. The stone arch bridge on Crystal Creek on the Paluma Range is not to be missed,
  10. Finally, you can return to Cairns via the historic town of Charters Towers and the recently upgraded Hann Highway.

 

Cairns Show 2016 Photography Results.

Congratulations to all our participating members who once again supported a successful Cairns Show. Photographs to follow. In the meantime why not check out the results below.
CPS Results of Photography Cairns Show 2016

Congratulations to Alex Pirez for your Champion Mono Print, Grand Champion Image of the Show and Champion Photographer of the show.
Alex Pirez_1st_Looking like a Warrior_Monochrome people and Champion Mono chrome Print and Grand Champion Image of the Show

Congratulations to Corinne Bramwell for your Champion Colour Print.
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Congratulations to all CPSinc Members that submitted exceptional high quality images to make this another successful Cairns Show event.
Click on the gallery to view the 25 winning club entries.