Nelson Camera Club 2020 Newsletter # 3

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Ansel Adams 1902 - 1984

Welcome to April 2020

Please enter your CopyArt images "Men at Work" closes 27th April
 Join and participate on the Nelson Camera Club  Facebook page 
Kathy has been driving a lot of fun activities on our Facebook page. 
 Big thanks to Kathy 😊

Club Competition 2 -  Due 12th May
Please note that due to handling issues of Prints for judging, all Print competitions are cancelled until further notice. Please enter only Digital  Images for our Club Competitions 

 CopyArt " Dog's Eye View" 

Vote Winning Results 
Kathy Pantling and Caroline Foster

March Copyart   "Vintage"

As we’re unable to meet together to view this month’s images we’re going to try an online voting system (which we hope will work!) 

The page will be located on the website at  and will contain both an AV presentation to view the images and voting instructions.  The page will be made ‘live’ from Sunday 5th April and members will have until Monday 13th April to view and vote.  Big thanks to Chris Tews for compiling the AV.


Now that members have been able to use and engage with the website a few times we’d like some feedback on how people have found the new site and the ease and usability of the image submission forms.  We want to iron out any issues or difficulties that members may have but in order to do that we first need to know what they are.


A short feedback survey can be found at:

It will be available until Monday 13th April

Marlborough-Nelson-Motueka Challenge

A lovely day spent in Motueka, nice to mix with club photographers from Motueka and Marlborough A great combined team Scavenger Hunt with 5 topics: From a Different View Point, The Whole Team, Blue, Abstract, and  Movement. Motueka won the Challenge Trophy with a total of 169 , Best print was "Nelson Green Gecko" - Motueka, and Best Digital "King Penguins and Chick - Marlborough.
Next year the Challenge will be held in Marlborough

Congratulations to Nelson Camera Club 

Placed 3rd in the PSNZ Interclub Wiltshire Cup
  • Rainbow bee eater catching bee -  Brian Dean
  •  Cross in the water - Irene Callaghan 
  •  Grid lines -  Caroline Foster
  •   Snowy Egret on Nest -  Kathy Pantling

to Natex Award Recipients 
  • Rebecca Bowater PSNZ Silver Medal x 1,  Acceptance x 3 Nature Print
  • Helen Howie PSNZ Bronze Medal x 1 Open Projected
  • Don Pittham , PSNZ Honours Ribbon x 1, Acceptance x 2 Nature Print, Acceptance x 1 Open Print
  • Dianna Hambleton  Acceptance x 2 Open Projected
  • Don Kelly Acceptance x 1 Open Projected
  • Irene Callaghan Acceptance x 1 Nature Projected
  • Roger Ball Acceptance x 2 Open Print , Acceptance x 1 Open Projected
"Leptinella atrata in Scree "  PSNZ Silver Medal Nature Print
Rebecca Bowater  FPSNZ AFIAP
"Artist at Work "  PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Projected
Helen Howie
 PSNZ Honours Ribbon Nature Print

              Abandoned in Ireland                                   Leptinella dendyi
         Accepted Open projected                              Accepted Nature Print          
          Don Kelly PSNZ APSNZ                       Rebecca Bowater FPSNZ AFIAP                      
               Cornu aspersum                                       Euphrasia revoluta
         Accepted Nature Projected                          Accepted Nature Print          
          Irene Callaghan APSNZ                       Rebecca Bowater FPSNZ AFIAP                      
                  The Barley Field                                   Peziza species Fungi.
              Accepted Open Print                           Accepted Nature Print          
     Don Pittham FPSNZ ANPSNZ                    Rebecca Bowater FPSNZ AFIAP                      
            Dendrobium cunninghamii                           Dactylorhiza fuchsii
              Accepted Nature Print                             Accepted Nature Print          
                                    Don Pittham FPSNZ ANPSNZ                   
          Band of Gold                                               You'll Never Walk Alone
        Accepted Open Projected                                Accepted Open Projected   
                                        Dianna Hambleton LPSNZ       
             The Reading Room                                   You'll Never Walk Alone
             Accepted Open Print                                   Accepted Open Print   
                                                    Roger Ball      

Helpful Hints and Links

Out and About Marina clip with Irene's judging comments
can be found on
NCC Events Galleries


An article Jean Willis wrote for Elements 7 on sizing an image, can be found on the NCC webpage/ Resources/Goodies Box/Club How - to's

"Jean Willis Sizing in Photoshop Elements"


Here’s some interesting links people might like to explore…. (very recent posting to support us all in COVID isolation…) (another recent ‘Isolation’ post)


DxO has taken the Nik Collection into its fold and enhanced it heaps.   Much better in my view.

The four in the Nik Collection 2 by DxO that can be used as standalone software are:

Analog Efex Pro 2
Color Efex Pro 4
HDR Efex Pro 2
Silver Efex Pro 2
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