The Journey Begins

Marie and I have been looking for a hobby we could do together and somewhere in the back of my mind I recalled what my brother said about camera clubs. After doing some research, I suggested to Marie we could join the Brisbane Camera Group to see whether this appealed. Maybe this could be our new hobby.

So we completed our registration forms and paid our membership fees earlier this month. As the club has monthly competitions, we needed to be graded to participate. They have 3 grades: A, AB & B. We were both hopefully of being graded at AB as we thought we took some pretty good photos.

To be graded, a member submits up to 10 images for evaluation. Not long ago we submitted what we considered were our 10 best images from the past year. Many of mine were from a recent holiday in Tasmania, Australia, while learning to use my new Nikon D5300 camera. The ones I submitted are below.

We have just received our grading – disappointingly it is B. No feedback so not sure why. However, we will bounce back from this disappointment and learn what we need to do to improve our grading.

Cradle Mountain
Taken 28/12/2014 in Dove Lake, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/1600 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 27mm


Field of Poppies
Taken 2/1/2015 in Table Cape, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone
F-Stop 2.2
Exposure Time 1/1150 sec.
ISO 40
Focal Length: 5mm


Night Lines
Taken 17/1/2015 in Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 22
Exposure Time 25 sec.
ISO 100
Focal Length: 36mm


River Walk
Taken 16/1/2015 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 16
Exposure Time 30 sec.
ISO 400
Focal Length: 18mm


Rock Face
Taken 27/12/2014 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/1250 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 55mm


Ruins
Taken 31/12/2014 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/1250 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 42mm


Stanley
Taken 31/12/2014 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/2500 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 18mm


The Nut
Taken 01/01/2015 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/500 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 18mm


Walking The Dog
Taken 15/03/2014 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ200
F-Stop 4
Exposure Time 1/640 sec.
ISO 100
Focal Length: 108mm


Water Patterns
Taken 01/01/2015 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
Camera: Nikon D5300
F-Stop 5.6
Exposure Time 1/2000 sec.
ISO 200
Focal Length: 300mm

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