Outing: Sunday 25th June 2017. Circular Quay, Opera House, The Rocks
There will be many photographic opportunities around the Opera House, Circular Quay, Dawes Point & The Rocks lanes.
Let’s each make it our personal challenge to do something different. Remember what Des Crawley said about records, documentaries and concepts? We’ll definitely be able to get some great record and documentary shots, but the challenge will be to see if our new way of seeing and thinking will bring us some great concepts.
Getting there:
Meet in second last carriage of train departing Hornsby 2.30, Gordon 2.44, Chatswood 2.54. Change at Wynyard. Arrive At Circular Quay 3.27pm
For coffee at Quay Cafe at entrance to Wharf 6 at 3.30pm
Photograph: Around Eastern Quay and Opera House area until about 5.00pm, then Western Quay and Dawes Point until about 6.00pm
Ribs & Burgers at The Rocks 6.30-7.20pm. Menu: http://ribsandburgers.com/au/the-menu/food/
Photograph again: The Rocks laneways etc until 8:30pm or later
A few tips for the outing:
* We’ll be walking or on our feet for several hours so wear comfortable shoes.
* Dress accordingly; it will get cold in the evening.
* We’ll be shooting in daylight and in street light conditions, so you may want to bring a tripod if you want to use slow shutter speeds.
* Bring water and snacks to keep up your energy while you walk around.
* Do some research for shot ideas. Even if you think you know these areas well, you’ll be surprised at the range of possibilities. You can be guaranteed of coming across things you either didn’t know about or had forgotten.
If you wish to join this outing please add your name to the sheet at the entrance desk at the next meeting or email Doug Sinden: sindend@tig.com.au We need to know numbers for finalising the dinner booking.

A Week in Mystery Bay
22nd – 29th October 2017

Mystery Bay Cottages

For our week away together this year, we are planning to explore the South Coast of NSW.

Accommodation will be at Mystery Bay Cottages, located on the coast just south of Narooma. The cottages are set on a quiet rural property, within walking distance of two beaches and national parkland. We have currently reserved all accommodation on the property, which comprises 6 two-bedroom cottages and a three-bedroom house. This will give us a total of 8 queen bedrooms and 7 twin bedrooms, with a maximum capacity of 30 people. Each cottage has cooking facilities and there is a common BBQ area. Check it out at: (www.mysterybaycottages.com.au).

The cost will depend on the number of participants, but a preliminary estimate is $350 – 400 per person for the week.

The drive is approximately 5hrs 15mins from the North Shore. We will try to optimise car pooling and will have photo stops on the way.

Montague Island

Photographic opportunities will range from dramatic coastal scenery (including Camel Rock at Bermagui), to quiet rockpools and beach life; Maculata forest; the hinterland with its rolling hills and the heritage villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba; and a profusion of birds and wildlife, including seal colonies and penguins on Montague Island. We also plan to visit Mogo Zoo en route.

The itinerary will be flexible and relaxed, so that we can ‘do our own thing’ during the daytime and find some interesting options for eating together in the evenings and sharing our photographic experiences.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in this trip, please register your interest here so that we can determine how to proceed with our accommodation booking. Further email correspondence will be directed to those who have registered.