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MATTHEW TAKES THE CHANCE TO DISCOVER CAMBODIA WITH THE CAMERA IN HIS STRIDE.

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GET those hiking boots on this week,and join Matthew and his MENTONE GRAMMAR schools mates on a foto trek through the lush tropical growth in the Cambodian jungles. Stop for moment as we gaze on a mystic veiled waterfall, imagining the thundering crescendo  of tumbling water. Pause and ponder the beauty to be found by the path and the undergrowth.

WWCMD14-MB1. Above. The tall timbers of a majestic rainforest reach towards the blue sky through their canopy of leaves. From the ground level, the eye follows a wandering path through the jungle. A picture that inspires the imagination of the viewer. wwcmd14-mb12

WWCMD14-MB12. Like watching a documentary on a television screen, this image frames an outdoor scene featuring the countryside that the group travelled through on their epic journey in search of knowledge.wwcmd14-mb2WWCMD14-MB2. Forgive the pun, but this image (one of Matthews favourites) leaves nothing to the imagination. The mossy leaves growing on the side of a tree create a vivid tapestry in the jungle setting. wwcmd14-mb7

WWCMD14-MB7 The noise of the jungle is overshadowed by the roar of the river as it sharply drops over the the edge into the depths of the gorge below.They arrived there as part of  a 30 k hike, and he still had the energy to find this beauty.wwcmd14-mb19

WWCMD14-MB19. It must be amazing to walk down a track to suddenly come upon a building from a bygone era  in a clearing surrounded by dense jungle as seen here. Matthew;s photo captures all the elements of the jungle and riverbed.

BE SURE TO CHECK BACK IN THE COMING WEEKS TO SEE MORE IMAGES FOR YOURSELF.

HOW TO MAKE A POST Of PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submissions you like most. Go to the bottom where it says “Leave A Comment”* and write your CHOICE 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. * If you have a problem, take the easy way out, and email your choices to;ffgardenshow15@gmail.com.

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 HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and many other photo centers, have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful with all your camera and photographic needs.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

 

ADELLE CREATES A PERSONAL APPROACH TO THE FIELDS OF HYDEN.

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It’s the second last collection of the Hyden WILDFLOWERS OF THE WEST series, and this time it is the work of Adelle Nicholls  from the local school. From what we see here, Adelle likes to get up close and personal to her subject. This provides the viewer with a detailed image of the Wildflowers Of The West. Take a closer look yourself and make a decision to make a POST Of PRAISE. wowh14ad-1

WOWH14-AN1 Strategically placed plants flower provides for a bold and powerful piece of composition in this piece. Placing the bud off centre is well thought out gives the flower a strong presence in the shot. Place in on your list for a POST Of PRAISE.

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xWOWH14-AN2 . In all of these shots the photo frame has been used to its maximum effect being filled with the image. Above the softly colored purple flower looks like it is reaching to the sun and sky. A muted look by being  slightly out of focus adding to the effect. WOWH14-AN3  Below, again the image off centre with the green grass background. Both of these are “reddy” for a POST Of PRAISE.wowh14ad-3
WOWH14-AN4  Below aiming for a masterpiece is the aim of any artist, being it with a paint brush or camera. This could be titled “TRUMPET TRIUMPH” and looking at it makes you realize a lot of work must have gone into it to achieve the result.

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  WIN A POSTER SIZE PRINT OF YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE BY MAKING A POST OF PRAISE.

Each week throughout October you can make your CHOICE to make a POST Of PRAISE. On each Monday, the image that achieves the most POPs will be announced. Then all those that have chosen that CHOICE will go into a weekly draw. The winner for each week will go into a grand draw on November 11th. * Note; only one POP for each individual participant per email.

HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to the bottom where it says “Leave A Comment” and write your CHOICE 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.

 Get into the picture on the flower show at http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

hn perth cw 2  THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN (CITY WEST-Perth) for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS.CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at  ;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

AFTER CATCHING “THE WAVE” – TAKE A “BREAK” at the comfy HYDEN HOTEL. Modern motel rooms with laid back bars and  bistro to relax in and enjoy true blue outback hospitality before continuing the

HYDEN’S WILDFLOWERS BLOOM ALONGSIDE THE WHEATFIELDS THAT SURROUND THE TOWN.

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THE SMALL OUTBACK TOWN LIES AMONGST THE GRAIN FIELDS IN THE SOUTHERN MOST WHEAT BELT OF WEST AUSTRALIA. IT’S TEMPRATE CLIMATE PROVIDES IDEAL GROWING CONDITIONS NOT ONLY FOR WHEAT, BUT ALSO THE THOUSANDS OF WILDFLOWERS THAT SPROUT DURING THE SPRING MONTHS. TODAY WE PUBLISH BENJAMIN COSH WHO HOPES YOU ENJOY HIS IMAGES, AND YOU CAN LET HIM KNOW BY MAKING A POST OF PRAISE.

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WOWH14BC-1. Benjamin’s first image looks like a corn on the cob. One of two  images of the flower this has been chosen to lead off because of its striking treatment of the subject against the blue sky. Worthy of a POST Of PRAISE.

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WOWH14BC-2.Looking across the yellow of this bush in flower into the distance illustrates the location and the background provides a concept of this part of the west for the viewer to relate to.wowh14bc-9WOWH14BC-3. Peering up the stem of the plant into “tentacles” of the pink flower creates a eye-catching image that helps you understand the beauty of Spring in the Wests outback. This image demonstrates that Benjamin knows how to make the most of his camera and his subject.

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WOWH14BC-4.This one lone flower is strategically placed to provide a pleasing balance in composition, and would make lovely centre piece on any wall. Note light and shadows of the image.

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 WOWH14BC-5.BLUE ON BLUE. The blue sky of the west plays out as a perfect backdrop to this field of wildflowers thickly covering the ground. An image that is worthy of a POST Of PRAISE.

POSTS OF PRAISE.

 WOWHI4BC-1. love this photo. The bright yellow against the blue background is amazing. Well done Benjamin. Boney

Our votes for Benjamin are:-

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Cheers for getting back to me

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WIN A POSTER SIZE PRINT OF YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE BY MAKING A POST OF PRAISE.

Each week throughout October you can make your CHOICE to make a POST Of PRAISE. On each Monday, the image that achieves the most POPs will be announced. Then all those that have chosen that CHOICE will go into a weekly draw. The winner for each week will go into a grand draw on November 11th. * Note; only one POP for each individual participant per email.

HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Send your POST Of PRAISE to focusonhyden@gmail.com 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.

 Get into the picture on the flower show at http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

hn perth cw 2  THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN (CITY WEST-Perth) for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS.CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at  ;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

AFTER CATCHING “THE WAVE” – TAKE A “BREAK” at the comfy HYDEN HOTEL. Modern motel rooms with laid back bars and  bistro to relax in and enjoy true blue outback hospitality before continuing the journey.http://www.wacountrypubs

HYDEN REVIEW; THE FIRST OF THE FLOWER FOTOS COME INTO VIEW FOR THE ROCKLEY REVIEW 2015.

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FOCUS FORCE’S PROJECT COORDINATOR VISITED THE TOWN IN WA’S OUTBACK TO HELP THE SCHOOLS Kids With Cameras TO WORK WITH THROUGH THE CLUES OF FINDING SUPER SHOTS FOR THE 2015 FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION.  SOME OF THESE IMAGES WILL GRACE THE WALLS OF THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER GARDEN SHOW WALLS IN 2015. Now it’s your chance to make a POST OF PRAISE* to help with the CHOICES. In this the first collection to be published we see a joint effort from Amberleigh Hendry, Georgie Jensen, and Leah Varrone. 

wowh14ah-3HYWOWRS15-AH1. Truly worthy of a POST Of PRAISE this beautiful wildflower of the west is fine start to the collection. Using a log to add effect to this set up shot makes a start contrast to flower.

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HYWOWRS15-GJ1. Part of the challenge for the Kids With Cameras was to dress up the metal sculptures with a flower, and this is how  did it.

wowh14am-1HYWOWRS15-AH2. An image that takes the breath away with it’s striking colour and balance of composition. Well framed using the camera efficiently and effectively.

wowh14ah-2HYWOWRS15-AH3 The flower catches the eye with this simple close up using the green grass as a backdrop to the image. Worthy of a POP should you choose.

wowh14lv-1HYWOWRS15-LV1. Once more a log is used to provide a backdrop to the flower image. It is interesting that the items or grass on the right are not a distraction to the picture. A CHOICE for you to make for a POST Of PRAISE.

WIN A POSTER SIZE PRINT OF YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE BY MAKING A POST OF PRAISE.

Each week throughout October you can make your CHOICE to make a POST Of PRAISE. On each Monday, the image that achieves the most POPs will be announced. Then all those that have chosen that CHOICE will go into a weekly draw. The winner for each week will go into a grand draw on November 11th. * Note; only one POP for each individual participant per email.

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.

 Get into the picture on the flower show at http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

hn perth cw 2  THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN (CITY WEST-Perth) for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS.CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at  ;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

AFTER CATCHING “THE WAVE” – TAKE A “BREAK” at the comfy HYDEN HOTEL. Modern motel rooms with laid back bars and  bistro to relax in and enjoy true blue outback hospitality before continuing the journey.http://www.wacountrypubs.com/australias_golden_outback/hyden_hotel.php

OCTOBER FOTO FUN ABOUT TO HAPPEN FOR Kids With Cameras.

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WOW! Where has the year gone! As we begin the third last month of the year, the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras are preparing for a rush of events and end of year foto projects. Top of the list will be an ongoing publication of FOCUS FORCE REVIEWS commencing with the works of the students of Hyden School in West Australia. That starts on Wednesday the 8th and continues throughout the month.DSCN1805

DSCN1945 TODAY WE ANNOUNCE THE LAST OF THE FINALISTS WITH  THE CHANCE A COPY OF “MELBOURNE -CITY OF CONTRASTS”.

Here’s the name of the last to be drawn from this weeks POST Of PRAISES. Now “GRANDPA”  will go into the grand draw to hopefully take out the wonderful prize of a soft cover copy of this prestige book not only with the Melbourne, but to also the most popular of Madeleine’s NY SUPER SHOTS. How lucky can someone be when they read their name here next week?

FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras will also be invited to take on the role of JOP’S  at QV’S HARVEY NORMAN ON OCT.16.

The chance to do the job will be made to several FOCUS FORCE KWC team members at a special night in store. Another chance to wear the badge and gain more experience with the camera. Gotta be in it!

DSCN2461  MAKE IT A SNAPPY McHAPPY DAY – AND BE A FOCUS FORCE JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER – WHEREVER YOU ARE.  REGISTER TODAY – AND YOUR JOP BADGE WILL BE ON IT’S WAY TO YOU IN TIME FOR OCT 18.

From Melbourne to Hyden, no matter where you are you can take part in this national project to collect money for RONALD McDONALD HOUSES throughout the country. You can even create your own money-making   DSCN2404                   project on the day to help raise money for children and families who need the support provided by these houses.  And, you will be in line for the first time ever FOCUS FORCE KWC COMMUNITY CAMERA CERTIFICATE. Register today and record the action on the day with the hope of catching the best SUPER SHOT.  Those who register to be a FF KWC on the day will be recognized by participating McDonald restaurants. Here’s another challenge for you and your camera. Come up with your ideas as to how you can help raise money on the day. The best money-makers will find the KWC with an additional 500 REWARD POINTS.

SEPTEMBER JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED HARD TO COME UP WITH MORE SUPER SHOTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

It was a busy time for the Kids With Cameras who wore the official badge to Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival and the Royal Melbourne Show during the school holidays. And the best news is that they came up with the goods providing more potential SUPER SHOTS. The best of these will go on show here on focusfor during November. We thank both organizations for offering the FREE PASSES to the events and giving the KWC the chance to add them to their camera challenge.

FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras TAKE ON THE TASK OF LOOKING FOR SUPER SHOTS ON  INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS.

Many of you who have been following and making POSTS Of PRAISE for Madeleine Puli know what these Kids With Cameras can achieve. In November, you will see the works of Matthew Bory featured throughout the month while on a school trip to Cambodia. He travelled there with classmates from Mentone Grammar School and returned with some images as mementos of his time away.

WHAT’S COMING UP FOR JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGARPHERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

As the months and days count down, not only a busy school time lies ahead but also for opportunities for the Kids With Cameras. This includes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with the chance to wear a JOP on Kids Day on the final Saturday. There will be lots to cover with the camera. On November 11, we stop for a minute of silence on Remembrance day. This year is especially significant as we lead up to the centenary of the landing of Gallipoli. In Melbourne, the Myer Christmas window light up and KWC can have the fun of wearing the badge there. And this will see the launch of the FIND FESTIVITY IMAGES for the Christmas season. First time last year we hope to have a large and statewide collection this year.

DSCN1954  FOCUS FORCE IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT  from these HARVEY NORMAN PHOTO CENTERS (Q V) Melbourne, Fountain Gate, Albury, Watergardens, Bendigo, Frankston, Hamilton, Werribee and City West in Perth. We reccomend that that you make it the place to get everything from cameras to batteries to be prepared for the task.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

 

PROUD TO BE PART OF;http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

 

 

NY SKYSCRAPERS & PLACES ENCOURAGE MADELEINE TO RISE HIGH IN SEARCH FOR SUPER SHOTS.

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FROM STREET LEVEL OF NEW YORK CITY LOOKING UP TO THE UNNERVING SENSATION OF LOOKING DOWN, MADELEINE WAS OBVIOUSLY OVERAWED BY WHAT SHE SAW THROUGH THE CAMERA. HERE IN HER SECOND COLLECTION WE SEE IMAGES SO FAMILIAR TO THE WORLD THROUGH HER EYES.

WEEK ONE – THE IMAGE OF THE SQUIRREL TOOK THE EYE & HEART OF THE POP’S. And, the first to go into the draw on October 11 will be “straycat”. Now, in the second week gaze across the CHOICES and make a selection and POST of PRAISE!

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NYmd2..Room with a view, high above the streets of Manhattan, Madeleine’s camera takes in the views of the towering sprawling city with its contrast of buildings, and their lofty heights. The Empire State stands out against the skyline. What a city it must be!

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NYmd1The Chrysler Building looks to be leaning on an angle like the famous Tower O f Pisa. Its just an illusion created by Madeleine’s camera angle and makes a “dramatic point” as the eye is taken from the bottom to the top left corner. Clever thinking! Worthy of a Post Of Praise.

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NYmd3.Creative thinking looking up through the globe  in the forecourt of the Rockerfeller Building towards the tower, and the buildings at the base providing a frame focusing your eye up and beyond.

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NYmd2.The iconic Empire state building from the Reckerfeller Centre, the backdrop for scenes from iconic movies including an Affair To Remember and Sleepless In Seattle, and so many others. A must see stop for every visitor to the city. Interesting touches with the telescope and fence added to the image to give feeling to the shot.

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NYmd4.Madeleine’s collection finishes with the grand lady herself towering over the waters of the Hudson river, standing tall and proud with her message of welcome and friendship to all she sees, and who gaze upon her. Perfectly balanced composition to the appreciative eye.

DSCN1945WIN A COPY OF THE MELBOURNE – CITY OF CONTRASTS BOOK. Just register a POST of PRAISE for one of Madeleine’s images each week over the next TWO WEEKS. Each week the numbers will be tallied. Those who choose the most popular image will be then placed in a draw to win a soft copy of the book. You must cast ONE VOTE in any of the 3 publications of SUPER SHOTS. Today’s  nominations close Wed. Sept. 24. Second finalist announced Sunday Sept 29. MAJOR DRAW OF FINALISTS Oct. 11th.

  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.

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HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and Watergardens, have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful in helping your with all your camera and photographic needs.

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

 

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AMBERLEIGH & HYDEN KWC RIDE ON THE WAVE OF SUCCESS.

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3 FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras SUPER SHOTS of tourist attracting location were presented to the Australian Deputy Consul General Natalie Roche recently in New York where she was invited to make her CHOICE for the best. She chose the image by Amberleigh Hendry, with the runner up by Ingrid Tipton was selected by another senior diplomat.

Wave Rock with the MoonThe image taken by the year seven student was CHOSEN for it’s originality and attention to detail. All students aimed for this shot with Amberleigh being the one to get it right. It is in strong contrast in concept and composition to the original winner back in 1964. 

wow wrckbk  Another contrast in image is this one taken from the top of Wave Rock by the lone boy in the group Benjamin Kosh. The group scoured all over the mammoth formation in search of their SUPER SHOT images, and this ones shows to what heights the Kids With Cameras will climb to reach their goals. It captures the aspect of the surrounding flat landscape, and contrasts with the rocky range that runs through it. For New Yorkers it would almost look like parts of their own country out west.

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 Ingrid Tipton, a year six student got it right with this image heavy on detail. The black shadow on base provides a strong base on which to build this striking combination to colours and shadows. Again, this image demonstrates the awesomeness of the wave curling ready to break all over the plains below. Due to a technical glitch FF is unable to reproduce a larger image.

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.

 Get into the picture on the flower show at http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

hn perth cw 2  THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN (CITY WEST-Perth) for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS.CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at  ;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

Thanks to HARVEY NORMAN (QV CENTRE, MELBOURNE) for supplying the enlargements of WAVE ROCK for the FRIENDSHIP PACKAGE to NEW YORK.

AFTER CATCHING “THE WAVE” – TAKE A “BREAK” at the comfy HYDEN HOTEL. Modern motel rooms with laid back bars and  bistro to relax in and enjoy true blue outback hospitality before continuing the journey.

http://www.wacountrypubs.com/australias_golden_outback/hyden_hotel.php