IT’S THE DAY & NIGHT THAT MANY OF THE PORTLAND FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras have been losing sleep over. Tonight will be an exciting climax to thee many weeks of anticipating CAPTAINS CHOICE.PTLDSBM123SM14

 PTLD123. The huge German cruise liner heads to sea to continue on her around the globe travels creating memories for everybody associated with her including the exhausted, but jubilant FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras left her wake. Bon Voyage.


xxxxxx This is an image that takes the eye with the ship and the waves breaking in the foreground. The ominous warning in this foro story is the image of the foreboding rocks, the treacherous enemy of so many of the early sailing ships that plied the waters of Bass Strait. Not such a threat with todays navigational aids to find safe passage. xxxx

PTLD165ZP2HPP 111The CHOICE OF HAPAG LLOYDS PRODUCT Manager aboard the MS EUROPA and backing up the Captain in his, she was enthusiastic that this deserved recognition too. She was impressed as  although the ship was not in full view , she liked the focus on the funnels logo.

Image to be added later

IMAGE 120. Taken as the MS EUROPA turns her back on Portland and heads to sea after spending a memorable day in the seaside resort. Just like the image of the Queen Elizabeth on her departure through the heads of Port Philip she shows off her “box end”.

FOOTNOTE. FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras Coordinator has no input into or influencing in the CHOICE MAKERS decisions, other than selecting the finalists.  

   WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD A COMMENT ABOUT THE SUPER SHOT SUBMISSIONS or just POST A PRAISE to make their day? Whichever, you are welcome to do it here by entering in the comments section below, and send it direct to FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. For each POST Of PRAISE made b 5.00 pm Thurssday, they will earn 50 reward points. Also if you would like to know more about the program, and perhaps register a Kids With Camera child, you are welcome to use it for that too.

 HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment” then  nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. It’s that easy.


First and foremost to each of the CHOICE MAKERS including The Glenelg Shire Mayor. Cr. John Northcott. Captain Damaschke, The Premier of Victoria. The Hon Dr. Denis Napthine, MP Member for South West Coast, and Federal Member for Wannon Mr. Dan Tehan. MP.

MS EUROPA – Captain Hagen Damaschke and crew.

HAPAG LLOYD CRUISES. Head office. Hamburg Germany.




PORTLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL as host for exhibition and the task of Ambassadorial school.

WELDGAS. Portland.


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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