On 20 September, we held our monthly competition at Club Narooma, with the set subject being “Landscape”. Our judge for the evening was Dave Cotton, a former president of our club. With Dave’s extensive knowledge of landscape photography, he was able to share some valuable feedback on the submitted entries, and followed this up with a very informative presentation of monochrome landscape photographs that he has taken over the years. He used that presentation to illustrate the importance of composition, contrast, texture, leading lines and lighting in this form of photography.
We then projected photos that some of our members took at the Batemans Bay BMX meet on Sunday 20th August.
The competition results were as follows:
Division A – Open category:
Gold award – Shirley Gunter – Starlit Heavens
Silver awards – Brian Gunter – Pallarenda Beach; Ivan Finlay – Wildflowers Mt Stillwell
Division A – Set subject:
Gold awards –Colin Pass – Icelandic Landscape; Ivan Finlay – Tilba Tilba Lake
Silver awards – Colin Pass – Canadian Rockies Landscape; Shirley Gunter – Hawker Scenery
Division B – Open category:
Gold awards – Brian Tilley – Water Window
Silver awards – Debbie Flynn – Into the Void; Ally Aitken – Sydney Waves
Division B – Set subject:
Gold award – Debbie Flynn – Yellowstone Winter Landscape
Silver awards – Debbie Flynn – Dumbleyung WA; Ally Aitken – Loch Ness Scotland