September additional outing – Saturday 23rd

For members who are not going to the Cooktown weekend, we have an wonderful alternative outing for you to attend.  We had fun photographing previous years and it is promising to be bigger and better this year.  Want a refresh then check out one of our slideshows from past years.

ANIMAL EDUCATION DAY
SAT 23 SEP 2017
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale.
There will be entertainment for the kids, such as a jumping castle, massive slide, Bucking Bull, petting zoos,  painting and balloon twisting, etc. to photograph.
Of course there will also be food vans, snow-cones, coffee, and much, much more!
This event will feature some market stalls, as well as most of the animal organisations of the Cairns region. And don’t forget to bring your happy, crowd-friendly pet as we will have a dress-up parade for kids and pets. Continue Reading →

June Happenings

Sunday 11 June – additional outing
2017 Cairns Airport IRONMAN – event calendar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the swampier side of Cairns!
Sunday 25 JuneOur Monthly Field Trip
Meet no later than 7.30am
Come and join us at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Location Details

  • Distance/length: Two sections: north 0.8 km, and south 1.2 km
  • Location: Just off the road to the Cairns Airport.
  • Walking Time: 30 and 40 mins, respectively.
  • Low Tide 3.53 am High Tide 9.47am
  • Information Pamphlet download here.

Afterwards you may wish to proceed to the front area around Cairns Hospital for more photography.  Birds on the Esplanade, architecture of buildings, skate park, foreshore.  But most of all meet at Muddies for morning tea around 10-11am.

May Happenings.

Thursday 11th May – Tutorial Night at Cominos House
How to better use your camera and/or your computer.  Bring your camera and manual. For members who need a hand with basic computing please bring your laptop.
Contact Grant  for members who wish to attend.  Starts 7pm.

Thursday 18th May – General Meeting Night at Stratford Library Meeting Room.
Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
May Club Competition:  Something Old (print)
May be a thing, building, person. Anything that portrays signs of ageing, delapidation or historical.

Sunday 28 May 2017 Field Trip
Hartley’s Crocodile Farm
Meet at 8.30am. Entry FOC
Familiarize yourself with the Day Schedule.
If you wish to have lunch, why not check out  LILIES MENU
We need numbers, so please let us know who wishes to attend.

 

March News

There is so much happening in the next few weeks that it is definitely to your advantage to peruse our Calendar. Make a note of different nights and venues.  All will be revealed at our March General Meeting Thursday 9th March at Cominos House.  Be early and seated by 7pm please.

Hello CPS members and friends – a newsletter from our President Grant Phillips.

 

Remember March competition is:
Black & White/Monochrome (print)
This could be just B&W or contain a single tone, such as eg. sepia or rose tint.
And we will remind you over and over that the Cairns Show is looming.
Entry Closing date:  Friday  4.00pm 30th June, 2017
Cairns Show 19, 20, 21 July
Arts_and_Crafts pdf – see Section 26 and Cairnsshow application form pdf.

 

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.

Venue change – Next Club Meeting – 8th December Christmas Party

It’s our Christmas Party time again
WHERE: The German Club 57 Winkworth Street Cairns
WHEN: Thursday 8th December 2016
TIME: 6.00 to 10.00pm
FOOD: German style (naturally), Roast Pork, German  Bratwurst, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Onions & Chips. Including coffee & cake.
COST: $25.00 per head  DRINKS: At pub prices or better.
PRESENTS: Bring a $5 op shop gift for both your partner and yourself so you can both join in the “Secret Santa”

Remember to pay before end of November through our CPSinc BSB facilities.

We will have a very quick meeting then start the frivolity.

Remember to bring your next club competition images:  OPEN – PRINT

xmas-2016pm

And if you are keen, why not look up our 2017 Calendar.  There will be quite a few additions and further information.  But it is a start, especially your monthly competitions.  Enjoy.  And as always, your input is appreciated with new ideas and suggestions.