Good to see most people back at Club last night -
We have planned another outing for the Club to the Tarrabora Reserve at the mouth of Currumbin Creek. Given good weather, (which is a bit doubtful in February) it's a lovely spot - good for a swim if anyone feels like it too - nice walk through the bush and round the creek. The other side of the creek is a boardwalk through the mangroves - more video opportunities.
As no one had any thoughts at this time on possible workshops - it was on to the videos brought in: Heather was first with one of the Assignment subjects "Calm Quiet & Serene" - she had been to the Aquarium up at Hervey Bay - and what could be more calming than fish gently swimming by - all sorts of colourful fish and corals - with some great close-ups.
In November, Garth & I had taken a trip down through the Northern Rivers, which is one of our "Favourite Places" and took some video along the way - past Evans Head, Iluka - staying overnight at Yamba in a cabin beside a picturesque billabong, and calling once again into Grafton, where the jacarandas never fail to delight, no matter how many times we see them.
Ian had documented the cutting down of an enormous tree in his front garden - it did seem a shame, but it had really outgrown a suburban garden. Quite a feat to get it removed safely, and Ian had done a terrific job of filming the process - well edited.
Lorraine had "Our Backyard" - and we all marvelled at the variety of birds around their home – and as always - Lorraine's shots were perfection.
Col had his drone out over quite a few weeks, taking shots of the progress of a new Woolworths shopping centre beginning adjacent to Halcyon Waters - certainly a great way to see what is going on round your district.
Joe had been experimenting with time-lapse video of clouds - taken at 4 sec intervals - some great effects can be achieved this way. He had been up Point Danger and taken some good shots of surfing below, then showed a video from their American trip some years back - the Grand Canyon - the red and blue colours at sunset and as evening fell were just unbelievable. Another video from Joe was Duranbah Wave Dancers - surfing shots beautifully edited to a haunting piece of music.
Claude finished off the evening with the amazing display of Christmas Lights on winning houses in a street on the Gold Coast. The amount of work that must go into these displays is almost unbelievable - needless to say, very much appreciated by the children who flock to see them - and Claude had captured the atmosphere well.
2nd Wednesday of the month