Mid-Week Group – 2023 Photo Album

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Mon 25 Sep 2023 – 8pm: St Kilda Botanical Outing


2023 Contributors
Alan Scott
Aziz Yacoub
Bob Clothier
Carolyn Brandt
Catherine Hickie
Chassity Jackson
David Davidson
David Dyett
Gerry Silk
Ian Jasper
Jill Edwards
Jim O’Donnell
Jim Weatherill
Jo Kneebone
Joe Hajdu
Ken Gosbell
Leif Andersen
Lisa Xu
Marg Huxtable
Margaret Eagles
Michael Brown
Michelle Brasington
Nicole Andrews
Norman Blaikie
Paul Palcsek
Richard Lang
Rob Lewis
Robert Fairweather
Robin Tulley
Rong Kwok-Xu
Sara Wigney
Simon Beaven
Sue Rocco
Terry Noske
Tuck Leong
Vitas Anderson

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2022 Photo Album

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Tue Feb 7 – Williamstown Ferry Trip

Melbourne Camera Club & Camberwell Camera Club

Our first Mid-Week Outing for 2023 will be a Ferry trip from Southbank to Williamstown and return.

And that will be on the first Tuesday of the month – 7th February.

The ferry leaves Southbank at 10.30am.   Please be early so that you can be sure of getting a ticket (in summer they sell out).  Maybe get there early, get your ticket, and then buy a coffee before you depart, but don’t miss the boat. They do have free coffee or tea on the ferry, but that may not suit everyone.

The trip to Williamstown takes up to one hour. The plan would then be to look around and have lunch at the Customs House Hotel at 12.30 before returning to Southbank on the 2.30pm ferry. They also run at 1.30 & 3.30. The cost – seniors concession round trip $38.

The ferry departs from Southgate, Berth 2, Lower Promenade, opposite side of the Yarra River from Flinders Street Station.

At Williamstown it is only a short walk from Gem Pier to the shops and hotel.

Camberwell C.C. members always very welcome.

Jim Weatherill (MCC)

Tue Feb 21 – The Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra

Camberwell Camera Club & Melbourne Camera Club

The Royal Botanic Gardens in South Yarra are always worth another visit.

This time we will see them in summer.

New attractions include

the restored Temple of the Winds which provides a very good photographic vantage point,

Guilfoyle’s Volcano and the adjacent Arid Garden,

as well as the newly thriving Fern Gully.

Meeting place: Observatory Café, located in front of the visitors centre  (off Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine),  10.30am

After our walk, we will meet again for lunch at 12.30 at The Terrace near the lake in the north east of the Botanic Gardens.

We look forward to seeing many of you from both the Camberwell and the Melbourne Club at this our second excursion of the year.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

Tue Mar 7 – Wildlife Photographer Exhibition Geelong

Melbourne Camera Club & Camberwell Camera Club

Destination – The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Location – The Wool Museum Geelong
Getting there – VicRail train to Geelong station from Southern Cross Station, departing 9.30am.
Coffee/tea – the café in the Wool Museum complex is still closed during the day – so we will find a suitable café on the walk from the Geelong station to the museum.
Arrival at the Museum – expected time of arrival and start viewing the exhibition approx. 11 am.
Cost – Adult $10, Concession $8.

Lunch – The Edge Geelong 12.30 pm. A short walk from the museum – it was very good & suitable for our group, last time.
Return to Melbourne by train – possible times 2.08, 2.30 or 2.48 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Public Transport Free Travel Vouchers (for seniors and concession card holders) have gone paperless, and you need to register, at least for the first time.
It is strongly recommended that you do this now, not leaving it to the last minute as we don’t want any unplanned hitches.

Camberwell Camera Club member are very welcome at these outings – we have reciprocal rights.

Jim Weatherill (MCC)


Tue Mar 21 – MAPh – 100 Faces

Camberwell Camera Club & Melbourne Camera Club

The Tue 21 March excursion will be to the Museum of Australian Photography.

As this Gallery specializes in mounting photographic exhibitions, we have been regular visitors there.

This time the exhibition on display there is called ‘100 Faces’. Through the lenses of over fifty artists the exhibition brings together images from two private Melbourne collections, belonging to the Harris & Rosenthal families. The photographs cover a vast timespan from the 1860s to the present day. Their subject matter ranges from the formal portrait to candid street photography.

It promises to be an amazing display.

We will meet at 10.30am in the café of the Wheelers Hill Hotel, cnr. of Ferntree Gully Rd and Jells Rd (Melway 71 J9). The café opens directly off the car park off Jells Road at the rear of the pub. After coffee we just walk across Ferntree Gully Road to the MAPh.

After viewing the exhibition we will have lunch at 12.30pm at the Wheeler Hills Hotel.

Hope to see many of you there, and of course our Melbourne friends are cordially invited to join us.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)


Tue 4th Apr – Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Camera Club & Camberwell Camera Club

The Melbourne Zoo gets better every year, so it’s time we returned for another visit.

Whether you have an interest in a specific animal, or just enjoy a walk through the beautifully landscaped area with friends while coming across the occasional giraffe, elephant, lion, tiger, seal, penguin, kangaroo etc etc; it will be a lovely day, with plenty of photo opportunities.

We will meet for coffee at 10.30 am at the Lakeside Café, which a bit in from both gates (north entrance or south entrance), but we can sit down at tables inside. Sushi Sushi is the main caterer, and they serve a good coffee.

We will also return to the Lakeside Café (Sushi Sushi) for lunch at 12.30pm. For those who like more traditional food, the Macaw Takeaway next door serves burgers, fish & chips & sandwiches, and there are other food options at the zoo. I understand that these can be eaten inside at the Lakeside Café.  

Admission prices – Zoo Members – free, General admission $42, concession $31.50 and seniors $38.

You can pre-book here: Tickets

The Zoo is well serviced by public transport:
Rail – on the Upfield line to Royal Park station (but check for planned disruptions due to Level Crossing Removals);
Tram – route 58 between Coburg  & Toorak, stop 26, the tram runs up William St. in the city;
also Bus – route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne Uni.
And if you decide to bring your car, there is parking both sides, Main gate (Elliott Avenue), and Rail Gate, (Royal Park Station) and it’s very reasonable – 5 hours for $2.

Camberwell Camera Club Members are very welcome at all Mid-Week Outings. 

If you are a new member and intend to attend, feel free to let us know by replying to this email. We’ll keep a lookout for you. 

Jim Weatherill (MCC)

Tue 18th Apr – City Laneways

Camberwell Camera Club & Melbourne Camera Club

This time we plan to meet in the City and then explore some of its laneways and arcades.

They offer infinitive opportunities for shooting images that range from kaleidoscopic graffiti to stylish late 19th Century architecture.

On route we will stop at the Leica Shop at 260 Collins St. to view an exhibition in its upstairs gallery, titled ‘Changes.’

Meeting Place: Beer De Luxe Café, Federation Square Atrium (opposite NGV Australian Gallery entrance), 10.30am.

After the round walk we will return to the Beer De Luxe Café for lunch at about 12.30pm.

Hope to see many of you there, and as always, our Melbourne CC friends are most welcome to join us.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

Mid-Week Group – City Laneways Route by Joe Hajdu – 18 April 2023
[1] Atrium, Federation Square
[1.1] Head north up Hosier Lane [2] (off Flinders Street, opp. Federation Square).

[2] Hosier Lane
[2.1] Peep into ‘Culture King’ shop on right.
[2.2] Turn right (east) into Flinders Lane and cross Russell St.
[2.3] Turn right (south) into AC/DC Lane [3] and follow to Duckboard Place.
[3] AC/DC Lane, follow to Duckboard Place.
[3.1] Return to Flinders Land and continue west, then right (north) into George Parade [4] 
[4] George Parade
[4.1] Continue north to Collins St and then turn left (west)
[4.2] Follow Collins St. west, cross Russell St, cross to north side of Collins St, turn right (north) into Georges [5] (site of old dept. store)
[5] Georges (site of old dept. store)
[5.1] Walk north through to Little Collins St.
[5.2] Turn left (west), then left again (south) a few metres later, into Baptist Place [6] ( very good sight lines).
[6] Baptist Place ( very good sight lines).
[6.1] Return to Little Collins St, proceed west and cross Swanston St to Howey Place [7] on the left (south)
[7] Howey Place
[7.1] Peek into Presgrave Place [8] on the left. (small framed pictures on wall).
[8] Presgrave Place (small framed pictures on wall).
[8.1] Return to Howey Place and continue south
[8.2] On reaching Collins St, turn right (west) to Leica Shop [9] located in ‘St. Collins Lane shopping mall’.
[9] Leica Shop & Gallery in ‘St. Collins Lane shopping mall’.
[9.1] View images in the Leica Shop Gallery & return to Collins St
[9.1] Continue west in Collins St to adjacent Block Aracade [10] 
[10] Block Aracade.
[10.1] Wander through Block Arcade returning to Collins St
[10.1] Cross to south side of Collins St. and walk east along Collins St to Centreway Arcade [11], opposite Leica shop
[11] Enter Centreway Arcade – Opposite Leica shop.
[11.1] Continue south along Centre Place
[11.2] Cross Flinders Lane to Degraves St. [12] 
[12] Degraves St.
[12.1] Continue south along Degraves St
[12.1] Turn left (east) into Flinders St. and return to Federation Square [1] for lunch.


Tue 2nd May – The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

Founded in 2007, the Hellenic Museum is Australia’s only museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing Greek art, history and culture.

It is located in the old Royal Melbourne Mint which was built between 1869 and 1872.

The architect was John James Clark from the Public Works Office who had also designed the Old Treasury Building, Custom House (now the Immigration Museum) and the Melbourne City Baths.

Location – 280 William Street, Melbourne. It is well serviced by public transport with the Flagstaff Railway Station nearby, plus trams up William & Latrobe Streets.

Entry fee – seniors $7, adults $12.

We will meet for coffee etc. at 10.30 am at the Basil with Thyme café, 271 William Street, which is across the road from the Museum.

Lunch will be at 12.30 pm at The Mint, a café beside the Museum, in William Street.

Camberwell Camera Club member are very welcome at these outings – the clubs have reciprocal rights.

Jim Weatherill (MCC)

Tue 16nd May – CCC Exhibition & Hawthorn

Camberwell Camera Club & Melbourne Camera Club

This month we will run an ‘in-house excursion.’

It is to the ‘Light Years’ exhibition organized by our Camberwell Camera Club.

The exhibits are the result of the members 2022 photo essay project. These are part of the Club’s 70th anniversary celebrations and are now on public display at the Boroondara Arts Centre (the old Hawthorn Town Hall building), corner of Burwood and Glenferrie Roads, Hawthorn.

Time and place:  Dr. Brunch Café on Burwood Road, adjacent to the Boroondara Arts Centre, at 10.30am.

We then plan to walk across to view the exhibition.

After which a saunter up the interesting and eclectic shopping strip of Glenferrie Road is recommended. An opportunity to take some photos for our photo album.

We will then reassemble for lunch at 12.30pm in the Glenferrie Hotel (Burwood Road, just west of the Glenferrie Road intersection).

Hope many of our Camberwell members will come and help celebrate the occasion, and of course our Melbourne CC friends are most welcome.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

PS There is an off-street 2 hour car park at the rear of the old Town Hall building.

Richmond Streetscapes Outing – Mid-Week Group – 6th June 2023

Lunch at 12.30 pm: The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street.
1=Swann St
2&3=Green St
4=Railway Cres
5=White St
6=Dunn St
7=Stephenson St
8=Cremorne St
9=Swann St
10=Corner Hotel (12:30pm)

The plan is that from the Cheeky Monkey we will walk east along Swan Street [1] to the pedestrian crossing and then head south down Green Street [2].

On the corner of Swan & Green Streets [1] & [2] is the old Dimmeys building (now Coles) and the street art on the Green Street wall is significant.

It’s a short walk to the end of Green Street [2] where we will use the underpass on the right to go under the railway and then
• continue south, still on Green St [3], and then west on Dunn St [6],
• or west along Railway Cres [4] and then south on White St [5] till Dunn St [6]

then west along Dunn St [6] under the railway lines (there are plenty of trains around Richmond) and then back up north along Stephenson St [7] till Cremorne St [8].

Then north on Cremorne Street [8] to Swan St [9].

At Swan St cross to the north side of Swan St [9] and continue east to The Corner

Jim Weatherill (MCC)

Sky-Rail Walk, Carnegie – Mid-Week Group – 6th June 2023

On this excursion we plan to shoot a combination of architectural and greenery photos.

We will take a stroll under the new sky-rail section of the Dandenong/Cranbourne line.

Time and place:  We plan to meet at a café called ‘Taylored’ at 10.30am. The café is at 23 Egan St., very near the corner of Koornang Road,  close to Carnegie Station (Dandenong/Cranbourne line).

After coffee, we plan to stroll under the sky-rail line to have a good look at the visual effect of the elevated train line and linear park underneath it.

Lunch will at 12.30pm at the Rosstown Hotel, cnr., of Koornang Road and Dandenong Road.

Hope to see many of our Camberwell CC, and of course Melbourne CC friends, there.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

PS There is an off-street car park at the back of the Koornang Rd. shopping strip on the western side.

State Library – July 4th 2023

Destination – MIRROR: New views on photographyan exhibition at the State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

“Great photography can hold up a mirror to the world and reflect our innermost thoughts and feelings.”

MIRROR: New views on photography showcases over 140 photographs from the State Collection, alongside creative responses from emerging and established storytellers to tell fascinating tales of Victoria through a contemporary lens.

We will meet for coffee etc. at 10.30 am in the dining hall of Melbourne Central, on the south west corner of Swanston & Latrobe streets. When you are at the corner, proceed up the escalator to the first level and then straight ahead to the dining hall/food court.

The Library is across Swanston Street from Melbourne Central.

If you need more than the “MIRROR” exhibition to fill your photographic needs, then there is always the Library itself, or some of the interesting buildings and people at RMIT, just over Latrobe Street.

Lunch will be at The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne at 12.30.

Camberwell Camera Club members are very welcome at these outings.

Jim Weatherill (MCC)

Museo Italiano & Lygon St – July 18th 2023

Next Mid-Month Excursion:   Tuesday, 18th July

Our next excursion will be to the Italian Museum at 189 Faraday St., Carlton.

This houses objects that show the early life of Italians who arrived in Melbourne largely in the 1950s and 60s.

After we have looked at this exhibition, we will amble along Lygon St. to photograph all the things that are ‘Italian’ along that street.

Meeting time and place: Brunetti Café Carlton (cakes to die for!) on the east side of Lyon St. between Faraday and Elgin Sts. We meet there at 10.30am.

Lunch will be at the University Café/Restaurant at 257 Lygon St., just south of the intersection with Faraday St.

As always, we welcome all our Melbourne CC friends to join us.

Italian Carlton – Online Presentation and Self-guided Tour

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

Transport Details:

Tram: In Swanston St, take Trams 1 or 6 to stop 112 Lygon St / Elgin St

Car: There is a Care Park at 215 Elgin St, take Jimmy Watson Lane. Costs are $10 for 3 hours, $12 for 4 hours as per website.

Shot in the Heart of Australia Exhibition, East Melbourne – Aug 1, 2023

Our Mid-Week Outing for the 1st Tuesday in August will be to the Australian Association of Street Photographers 11th “Shot in the Heart of Australia” exhibition.

The exhibition is focussed on each participating photographer’s personal interpretation of street photography within Australia.

It will again be held at the historic Victorian Artists Society building, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

We shall meet for coffee etc at 10.30 am at Sir Osborn café, 1 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, (ICI House), on the corner with Albert St.

We shall also return to Sir Osborn for lunch (please note the café is not licenced).

Jim Weatherill (MCC)


Pentridge, Coburg – Aug 15, 2023

This time we plan to visit a place I for one have been meaning to visit for a long time: Pentridge.

What I have read about the conversion of Pentridge Goal to a tourist site, shopping centre and housing development has intrigued me. I just couldn’t imagine it. Now is the chance to see and photograph this unique place.

Place and time: We plan to meet at the Coburg Drums Hotel at10.30am. The hotel is on the corner of Sydney Road and O’Hea St.

There is a toll-free car park at its rear. The Hotel is opposite the main entrance to the Pentridge site.

After our time in Pentridge we will reassemble for lunch back at the Coburg Drums Hotel.
For those not doing the tour, lunch will be at 12.30pm.

If you plan to come by public transport: catch the Upfield train at Flinders St Station, disembarking at Coburg; or, catch the no. 19 tram on Elizabeth St, disembarking at stop 35 (St Pauls Catholic Church / Sydney Rd Stop) near Sydney Rd & O’Hea St intersection.

As always, our Melbourne CC friends are most welcome to join us.

Joe Hajdu (CCC)

Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium – Sep 5, 2023

Mid-Week Outing – Tuesday 5th September

Our Mid-Week Outing for the 1st Tuesday in September will be to the Melbourne SEALIFE Aquarium, on the corner of Flinders and King Streets, Melbourne.

It is within walking distance from Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations.

Also trams 70, 75 & city circle, and buses 35, 70 and 75.

The entrance fee for seniors is $28.80, otherwise the adult fee is $37.60. Payment by card only.

Photography is welcome, but no flash.  And please note that the sharks and rays are off display, as the Oceanarium display is undergoing a major renovation.  

We will meet at 10.30 am in the SEA LIFE café within the aquarium – you need to pay and enter the aquarium to access the café.

Lunch will be at the Yarra Botanica – head east along the Yarra, cross over to the south side at Queensbridge Street.

The restaurant is moored between the old Sandridge Rail Bridge and the coat hanger bridge (apparently called the Evan Walker bridge).

Why this choice? There are no suitable eating places nearby north of the river, and over the river it’s the Casino eateries with inflated prices.

The Yarra Botanica provides Hot Snacks, Cold Snacks and Sourdough Pizza, at reasonable prices. It carries on the nautical theme started at the aquarium. Payment by card only again, sorry.

Camberwell Camera Club members are very welcome.

Jim Weatherill (MCC)



St Kilda Botanical Gardens – Sep 19, 2023

Mid-Week Outing – Tuesday 19th September

With Joe Hajdu away, this Mid-Week Outing is arranged by MCC.
New MCC member Sara has assisted Jim W with organising this outing.

We will be going to the St Kilda Botanical Gardens. 

We will meet at 10.30 am for the usually coffee at “Lady of St Kilda” 204 Barkly Street, on the corner of Smith Street, and virtually opposite where Acland Street joins Barkly Street. 

(Note: Confusingly, Google maps also has a “The Lady of St Kilda” Coffee shop in Ackland St, but street view shows this as a shop called BIBA.)

It’s only a short walk on Blessington Street to the gardens.

And lunch will be at The Village Belle Hotel, 202 Barkly Street. We will be eating in the upstairs space. In Barkley St, enter the new section on the left-hand side as you face the hotel.

The area is well serviced by public transport. The St Kilda route 96 light trail runs past the Melbourne Camera Club building and ends in Acland Street, at Barkly Street.

And there are buses running down Barkly Street, routes 246, 600, & 922.

It’s also only about a 10-minute walk from the tram in St Kilda Road/Brighton Road routes 3a & 16.  

For those planning on travelling by car, there is unlimited parking in the four streets surrounding the Gardens, on the gardens side of the street, plus Herbert Street, but parking is very limited, and its luck if you find a space.

There is two-hour parking on the other sides of the street, and usually there are spaces, it may mean moving your car halfway through. 

There is also ticket parking in Shakespeare Grove, next to Luna Park.

Jim Weatherill (MCC) & Sara Wigney (MCC)