IMPORTANT NEWS – April


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are venues changes so please
keep an eye out on our Event/Outing Page for all the details.

Our April CPSinc General Meeting 
will be held @
Stratford Library Meeting Room!
11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford
April 13th
Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  Finish around 9.30pm
From then onwards, we will continue to have our General Meetings
Stratford Library Meeting Room
Every 3rd Thursday
As always, please arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

CPSinc Club Tutorial Evenings
Comino House – Edge Hill
Cnr Greenslopes/ Little Street, Edge Hill.
2nd Thursday each month from May onwards
as indicated on our event outing webpage.
These nights we will utilise as tutorial nights.
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    o keep updated with further information.

February 2017 – Welcome back.

Let us welcome you back to another fun filled, informative, creative year.

February Sunday 26 Field Trip 2017
Mt Uncle Distillery
1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin.

Walkamin is about half way between Mareeba and Atherton on the Kennedy Highway. Approaching from Mareeba, turn right at Walkamin where there is a sign to Mt Uncle. The restaurant is open at 10am and lunch served from 12 midday. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the restaurant meals are first class and I will try to get access to the distillery for photographs when I know final numbers. This is a rain, hail or shine outing as there is plenty to do and photograph inside the massive restaurant and tasting rooms if the day is wet. Outside there is a small zoo with peacocks, donkeys, alpacas, etc.  We will need to advise the restaurant of numbers for lunch so we will ask for those interested to sign up on Thursday night during our meeting.

First meeting of the year: Thursday 9 February.
This meeting will be packed with a lot of stimulating talks by Rob Harris and meet your member Peter Hall, short movie with astounding imagery from New Zealand, Competition/Critique from our December OPEN and the Portfolio results.
And finish up with our Field Trip Slideshow: Goomboora Park and Limberlost.
(Bring a drink and cushion)
Make sure you are seated for 7pm start.  As always, we welcome visitors to attend.

And please keep an eye out on our Monthly Calendar on our webpage.

February Competition:
Motion &/or Blur (digital)

Motion – of things. A picture in which our visual senses tell us that the subject must have been moving when the picture was taken.
It may be depicted in a sharp image or by deliberate use of blur by allowing the focus to become soft due to subject or camera movement, including, capturing motion of anything by using slow shutter speed, or even using 2nd curtain sync flash.
The image may include deliberate un-sharp image areas caused by subject or camera movement, or by selective or incorrect focusing or intentional camera movement.

Here a few examples of possibilities:
Did you know that you can catch up on all our Field Trips going back to July 2011.
That would keep you busy watching all these slideshows this wet season.

January Field Trip – Sunday 22

Where:  Cairns Wildlife Dome on top of the Reef Hotel Casino.
Date: Sunday, 22nd January
Meet up: 9:00am at the entrance.
A reminder:  
There will be an entrance fee (as per your email) which includes a 20 minute guided tour.
Please advise me by Friday, 13th January at the latest and deposit your entry fee to our CPS bank account by Tuesday, 17th January.
We will continue to have a walk-a-bout around the Marina afterwards.

Also please be reminded that members who attended the outing at Goomboora Park/Limberlost, please submit your images to Larry by Thursday 12 January.

October Field Trip – Sunday 30th

Bramston Beach – Sunday 30th

Meet at the Bramston Beach Motel at 7:30am.

bramston-beach

You may wish to stay at the Bramston Beach Motel overnight  (only have 4 rooms left) and reasonably priced.
Meals are available at the motel outdoor dining area. Please advise Ingrid  so we can give a courtesy number attending for brunch/lunch.

Bramston Beach is located on the Cassowary Coast, just 10 mins from the Bruce Highway, a short drive North from Innisfail township, and an hour south of Cairns.

Look for the Bramston Beach turn off at Mirriwinni, five minutes south of Babinda.

  • The ideal haven for fishing, swimming and relaxing
  • A nature lovers paradise. Our local wildlife includes the endangered Cassowary as well as wallabies and many tropical birds.
  • Right on the beach you are only minutes away from the many attractions of the Cassowary Coast.

Hope to have a good roll up.  Remember it is not stinger season yet and the ocean will be beckoning. And you could have a lot of fun trying out selfies for November competition !!