At a recent South Coast Camera Club (SCCC) meeting, a multitude of fantastic images delighted the senses as part of the club's first competition night for the year 2021.
Operating under a new format, this was the first time Print and Projected Digital Images were split into two categories.
The response to this restructuring was positive, with an impressive 72 entries submitted by more than 30 attendees.
The judging was carried out by David Rowlands, who complimented entrants on the "extremely high quality" of their work and thanked the club for "putting on a great show".
The set subject for the night was 'Simplicity', "which sounded simple enough until you attempted to photograph it," according to SCCC spokesperson Grant Petras.
"Carol Coventry however, absolutely nailed it with a beautiful shot of a pelican taking a 'Dawn Cruise'. This image was subsequently awarded the Image of the Month as well," Mr Petras said.
Honours and Merits in this category went to Wendy Hodge and Trevor Holder.
The Top Mono award for the night went to Leanne Geisler with her stunning capture of 'Lake Bonney in B&W'. Honours and Merits were awarded to Leanne Geisler and Bronte Collins.
The Open Colour Print category was hotly contested and attracted a large number of entries. Top Honours went to Roger Harrington for his shot 'Vernazza', which was also voted the Peoples' Choice after a three-way tie.
Roger, Nicole Rix, Leanne Geisler, Kaylene Maalste and Carol Coventry took home Honours and Merits.
The club also recently hosted a successful workshop and barbecue at Hodge Farm on Saturday, March 27.
More than 20 members attended to hear presentations on 'Astro Photography' and various software packages.
"Landscape photographer Dylan Toh gave an excellent presentation and insight into his work as well, which members found very inspiring," Mr Petras said.
Last week, SCCC hosted a Projected Digital night. The set subject was 'A Portrait that is Faceless'. Check future editions of The Times for a list of award winners.
Each year, SCCC hosts a major field trip and for 2021, a 'West Coast Wandering' is currently in the planning stages.
The trip is being organised for September, and Mr Petras encouraged keen photographers and those who might be interested, to join the club, as spots on the trip are filling fast.
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