St Arnaud-Donald Weekend

St Arnaud-Donald Weekend © Joseph Meilak

Thirty three members of the Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) were in Donald on Saturday 7th April, 2018 with the aims of taking photographs of Donald Historical Society venues, the town and areas around Donald, and astrophotography using the clear starry night skies to be seen in the area. 

Our group met at the Bullock’s Head around lunchtime and was welcomed by the President of the Donald Historical Society, Anne Dunstan and other members including Brian Brasier. Deputy Mayor of Buloke Shire, Daryl Warren, also welcomed the group.

A joint visit by some members of Williamstown Camera Club and Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed to Donald about four years ago prompted the Williamstown Camera Committee Club to organise a weekend away that included Donald.

Our photographers enjoyed tours of Donald’s heritage sites - the Court House MuseumPolice Camp, and the Donald Lions Club Heritage Train Park - where members of the Historical Society explained historical facts and gave anecdotes about the area, as well as information about the particular sites. Neil Anderson (WCC) had liaised with Brian Brasier for the visit, and had asked if a model in period costume (circa 1960’s to 1970’s) was available for the Taggerty dining carriage. Portraits of the ‘models’ in costume in the Taggerty dining carriage in the Train Park were a highlight. Leo Tellefson and Anne Walsh, made the perfect retro couple and were very obliging and photogenic; excellent models. 

Later, the club visited David Falla’s farm and found many interesting farming artefacts and flora to photograph, then called into an abandoned farmhouse for more photography, before enjoying dinner at the Donald Hotel accompanied by Daryl Warren, Leo Tellefson and Dorothy from Donald Historical Society.

After dinner, most members of the Camera Club group proceeded to Lake Wooroonook to photograph the starry night, while a couple went back to the Train Park and took night-time photos from there.

Overall, we ‘had a ball’ and appreciated the time and effort made by the Donald Historical Society members to make our visit to Donald happen and make it such a success.

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Upcoming

Presentation: A Journey into Portraiture with Jane & Martin Clancy (oh and our AGM)

We'll quickly dispense of the formalities of our annual general meeting before we head into the night's presentation by Jane and Martin Clancy.

Jane and Martin will join us to explain the "How and why of what we do", they'll be presenting their method of portraiture including sharing their lighting setups with us. Be sure to take notes for our 6th competition of the year, portraiture.

Entries due for our 5th competition - Creative Preproduction.

Brooklyn Community Hall
24th July 2018 7:45 pm
Weekend Away: Weekend away - Echuca

The program for our Echuca weekend is well underway - thanks to Graeme Brown and Brian Young for valuable input and support. A draft program is attached. As always, subject to change. Also attached are some photos taken recently by Brian. We are working hard to put together a memorable weekend for you all - which is only three weeks away.

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Echuca
4th August 2018 1:00 pm

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