Photo Safari

 

Photo Safari 2017-18

We intend to run the Photo Safari again in 2017-18.
It was proposed at our AGM on 17 April that we have just one theme for the coming season and that we may see a different interpretation of that theme from each of the safari groups. The theme may be a song title, a poem, a painting. We will have options at the beginning of the season and decide then.

The aim of the Photo Safari is to work in mixed-ability groups of around six to eight people and for each group to work, as they see fit to produce a portfolio of 15 themed digital images. Each group has a unique theme. The mixed-ability groupings will help new members and those new to photography. Groups will be established at the first or second CD Group meeting of the season. The groups will be led by an experienced society member. Portfolios must contain an image from each group member (or 2 images if group numbers allow). Images are presented by the group leaders at a show-and-tell and a guest adjudicator selects his or her winning team on the night.

Photo Safari 2016-17

This year’s Photo Safari had 6 teams who provided panels of 15 images on one of the following themes:- Broken, Shadows, Smooth, Speed, Vivid and Lost. Our thanks to everyone who took part for their enthusiasm and images that they provided. As always the topics caused much discussion and each team’s approach was different.

George Neilson kindly acted as our impartial adjudicator for our “Show and Tell” evening on 30th January when each team presented their group’s images.

The ‘Broken’ Group used the panel to look at the environment and used a repeating background across the images to bring them together visually. This was chosen as the best panel on the evening by George. 

The final 6 panels are shown below:
Broken Group’s winning Panel –

Broken Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17


Vivid Group

Vivid Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17


Speed Group

Speed Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17


Smooth Group

Smooth Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17


Shadows Group

Shadows Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17


Lost Group

Lost Group Images Photo Safari 2016-17

Photo Safari 2015-16

In a change from previous years, each group had only one theme. This allowed for some creativity within the theme. The themes were: Metal, Plastic, Glass, Wood, Fabric, Stone. Each theme was drawn randomly by group leaders at the start of the season.
(The second of the on-line competitions was also based around these themes. Images were submitted for this on any Safari theme regardless of the member’s own Safari group.)
Congratulations to the Wood Group, led by Cheryl Beer, whose set of images was chosen as the best set by Mike Caithness ARPS our adjudicator for the show-and-tell evening on the 25th January.

Wood Group - Winning Images

Wood Group – Winning Images


There was also a popular vote taken and this was won by the Glass Group, led by John Kelly.
Glass Group images - Winner of popular vote

Glass Group images – Winner of popular vote


The Final Metal, Plastic, Fabric and Stone Group Images are shown below:
Metal Group Images

Metal Group Images


Plastic Group Images

Plastic Group Images


Fabric Group Images

Fabric Group Images


Stone Group Images

Stone Group Images

Photo Safari 2014-15

Congratulations to the Hexagon Team for winning our second Photo Safari. The Hexagon Team’s 15 images were chosen as the best set by Steve McGonnell at our show and tell presentation of our images at the CD Group meeting on 27 January 2014. Many thanks to Steve for his time and constructive comments.

The ten themes were: In the Street; Motion; Against the Light; Natural Abstract; Empty Chairs; The Face; Vertical Landscape; Garden Life; Clock(s); Shape (Square, Cylinder, Triangle, Circle, Hexagon, Cone) – These were the group names/individual themes.

Many thanks to all participants for some super images and to the team leaders who helped make this activity a great success.

The Hexagon Team’s winning images are below.

Photo Safari 2013-14

Congratulations to the Orange Group for winning our first Photo Safari. The Orange Group images were chosen as the best set by Sandy Cleland at our show and tell presentation of our images at the CD Group meeting on 20 January 2014. Many thanks to Sandy for his time and constructive comments.

The topics were  Castle; (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink) ; Household object; By the water; Patterns; Reflections; Sport; Natural Scotland; A journey; Toys or games; Season (Autumn / Winter).

Many thanks to all participants for some super images and to the group leaders who helped make this activity a great success.

The Orange Group’s winning images are below.