Three Photographic shoots were organized for Participants of the VAPS convention
On the Friday night I met with 77 keen photographers on the Princess Bridge and quickly formed three smaller groups to work our way along both sides of the Yarra River. The night was clear and thanks to a Full moon we had a lighter sky with lovely warm reflections from the city lights in general. My sincere thanks to Peter Walton and Greg Earl for their great assistance on the night. Sunday morning was our second location shoot and about 38 very keen people met at dawn near the Brighton Pier in anticipation of good dawn light. It failed to realize but that didn’t stop any of us from working the scene and getting some pleasant early morning images of the city lights and boats. Some used their imagination well and photographed along the beach with subjects like old metal boat ramps and rows of lights. Our third outdoor photographic activity was a meet on Monday morning at Dawn, right down on the Mornington Peninsular at Cape Schanck. 38 participants clambered up and down the long flights of steps and ramps to take advantage of lovely Dawn light. This National Park has wonderful rocky coastlines and bays with a Lighthouse that’s perched on top of the cliff. The dawn light came over Bushranger’s Bay in a light orange glow and because of the fast moving clouds and Rain squalls earlier out in Bass Strait, the light changed constantly and allowed for some wonderful photographic opportunities for all in attendance.