LVCC Melbourne Mayhem Day Out.
Saturday July 14, 2018 was a perfect winters day for 25 enthusiastic LVCC Club members to take on the task of Photographically depicting our Melbourne CBD and “Street-photography”. We caught the train at the un-Godly hour of 7:55 am. Some were astounded at the reverse-sunset witnessed on the way to the station. (Not having seen one since their youth!) The transit time passed quickly as we were all engrossed in technical intercourse, and before we knew it: we had arrived at Flinders Street Station. Our seven hour sojourn began with the obligatory group shot on the Station stairs.
Divided into small groups, we followed the route prescribed by our trip organisers: Denny and Floss. They had done a great job of organising and providing the invaluable trip itinerary map. We all sauntered along at our own pace, shooting whatever took our fancy. Mingling at various times along the way. A coffee break in Central Pl. then via the Block Arcade to Hardware Lane for lunch.
Some then caught a tram to St. Patrick's Cathedral, then we visited the Victorian Artist's Society Building, where a wonderful Photographic display was viewed. Time to wet our collective whistles, we thought, so, 'holding-hands' we crossed the road to the Cricketers Bar of the Windsor Hotel.
The light now fading, a quick visit to the smaller lanes off Flinders Lane. Finally doing Hosier Lane and catching the train back.
A very successful venture. Many thanks to Denny & Floss. All Club members are encouraged to join this sort of event in the future. And don't forget to question other members, if you have any technical difficulties. We are always happy to pass on advice, or direct you to someone who can help. That is one of the strong atributes of LVCC.
What a great turn out and a fabulous day for our Melbourne Mayhem event organised by Denny and Leonie - well done! A great day shooting on the streets of Melbourne and the visit to the Street Photography exhibition was fantastic. Here's a few pictures.
Details for our Melbourne Mayhem CC day out, please check your calendar and if you are going to join us reply to this email from Theo by Monday 9th so we can arrange our day according to the numbers attending. Please include your contact phone number and travel details, ie by train or car.
Logistics and important info –
1. Saturday 14th July,
2. If traveling by VLine we are catching the 7.55am train from the Traralgon station, 8.06am Morwell station and 8.17am Moe station. Arriving at Flinders St station 10.00am.
3. If making your own way to Melbourne meet us at 10.00am at Flinders St station under the clocks. Please let us know you will be meeting us there so we know to wait for you.
4. Departing by Vline from Flinders St station 5.16pm, arrive at Moe 7.12pm, Morwell 7.22pm and Traralgon 7.34pm . Of course you can leave earlier or later if you prefer. Timetables can be found here - https://www.vline.com.au/Timetables/Train-coach-timetables
5. Myki card is necessary for your VLine train and cityloop metro trains/trams. You can purchase at your local train station.
What will we do for the day?
Firstly - Get in the right head space and watch the following youtube video on the ‘do’s and don’ts of Street Photography’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In5sR-tUhCM
We have fun activities planned including some photo challenges for you to get the creative juices going.
Bring along only what you are prepared to carry for the day, the bare basics so you are comfortable not overloaded. A light rain jacket if the forecast is wet and good walking shoes are a must.
More information will be provided on the day.
If you have any questions contact Floss 0419156490 or Denny 0412908810
I'm sure that all of you who squeezed into our alternative venue while the kitchen in Monomeath is being rebuilt, enjoyed the wonderful demonstration of the Cyanotype process presented by John Ansell. John had us coating papers and exposing them, developing them and then finally, toning them in coffee, green tea and red wine. Thank you John for a fun and informative evening.
As notified, Monomeath is not available for our June 26 meeting which will instead be held at the Traralgon East Elderly Citizens Club. The location of both venues is shown on the following map.