HCC - Outing - Inchanga Train Station - Sat 25 March 2017

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Under: Outings

Hi everyone

Our monthly club outing is to Inchanga Train Station. The outing is this Saturday, 28th March. It promises to be a exploration into the bygone era of train travel, with lots to see and photograph. 

Please be reminded to submit your photos for the Photo Sharing meeting on Tuesday 28th March. 

1. Outing - Inchanga Train Station - THIS SATURDAY

Date: Sat 25th March 2016
Time: 2.30 - 5pm
Meeting spot : At the train station entrance 
Bring tripods for low light shooting. Bring all your lenses. 


  • The Inchanga Train Station is full of old trains, and old historic detail. You will get a chance to take a variety of photos, and to explore the area looking for interesting details. There are lots of rusty old trains, full of intricate character and style. 
  • You will be able to walk around and explore, and capture the scenes. Black and white photography works well in this case. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you dont mind getting dirty. There is some climbing and stepping over stones and railway tracks. 
  • As the trains will be running the next day, there may be some activity on the tracks and in the station yard. We will need to be aware of what is going on around us. 
From the N3, take exit 43 toward Hammarsdale/Mpumalanga/Inchanga
Continue on Mr385 Rd. Drive to Station Rd in Inchanga
Turn right onto Mr385 Rd
Continue onto Thousand Hills Rd
Turn right onto Inchanga Dr
Turn right onto Station Rd
 Destination will be on the left.

From Hillcrest:
From Old Main Rd/R103, travel approx. 15.1 km
Turn left onto Inchanga Dr, 950 m
Turn left onto Station Rd
 Destination will be on the left.

-29.741720, 30.664089


Please note that the outing schedule has changed. The Car Show scheduled for March has been postponed to another month. Check the website for updated information. 

2. Photo Sharing - Tuesday 28th March at 7pm

Please submit your photos for photo sharing.
Categories : Set Subject, Open, Creative, Troubleshooting.
The Set Subject is "Night Lights. Night Life". 


  • Please submit your photos by email to: hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com.
  • Email submission closes MIDNIGHT Monday 27th March  2017.
  • You can submit four photos
  • Size - Minimum of 1920 x1080 pixels, or bigger. Try make the image be larger than 1MB.
  • Format - Jpeg
File names - the file name of each photo must follow this format: 
  • Your Name & Surname - Category -Title of Photo.
  • In addition, please state your camera settings - Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, ISO, focal length in the title.
  • For the Creative Category, please state what edits you did, eg. Photoshop Elements 10, Vignetting, added Overlay, saturated colour.
  • e.g.  Bob Smith - Outing - Mushroom - f2.8, 160th of a sec, ISO100, focal length 50mm.
  • You can write all of this in the file title, it allows for a long title!!!
  • Please make the subject line of email submissions "March 2017 photo submissions".

Please EMAIL your photos.  Only submit your photos on memory stick as a last resort. Please honour the deadline time. 

Download "How to Resize and Name your photos" here. 

3. The Grand Competition 2017

You have to be in it, to win it! 100% participation will be rewarded. Submit all your SET SUBJECT photos forward for the competition. At the end of the year, the best photo will be judged, and the winner receives a Grand Prize of a framed and mounted photo of their choice. 


See you all at the OUTING - Sat 28th March 2017 2.30pm - 5pm
See you all at the PHOTO SHARING meeting - Tues 28th March 2017 at 7pm

In : Outings 

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