Stratford Camera Club hosted a very friendly convention over the weekend. A good mix of speakers and activities had been arranged, and the weather cooperated for the Saturday afternoon field trips. The food provided a sensible and tasty range to suit various tastes. Highlights for me were Kevin Bone on Friday evening, Tony Carter and Ron Willems on Sunday morning. The salon images were well displayed, both print and digital. The dinner entertainment made the most of local talent, and the committee and their helpers all made us feel very welcome – in all, a successful regional convention.

Here’s how well we did.

KCPS came 2nd in the print selection and 5th in the projected selection.

CR 2017 Prints

2nd Print Selection

CR 2017 digital

5th Projected Selection

The results are as follows, a huge congrats to Shona, Neil, Teresa, Carol & Rachel.


In My Fathers Eyes

‘In my Fathers Eyes’ Jocelyn Barrett Cup, Champion Open Digital – Rachel Stevens

Blue Ice.Carol Molineux.O.jpg

‘Blue Ice’ Very Highly Commended Open Print – Carol Molineux

Drosera stenopetala.Carol Molineux.N.jpg

‘Drosera stenopetala’ Merit Digital Nature – Carol Molineux

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‘The Old and the New’ Very Highly Commended – Shona Jaray

Geometric.Neil Gordon.O

Very Highly Commended, Open Digital, “Geometric” – Neil Gordon

Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti Island.Neil Gordon.N

Very Highly Commended, Nature Digital, “Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti” – Neil Gordon

Milky Way over Kapiti.Neil Gordon.N

Merit, Nature Prints, “Milky Way over Kapiti” –  Neil Gordon

Sea Sculpture.Neil Gordon.O

Merit, Open Prints, “Sea Sculpture” – Neil Gordon

Bullers Albatross.Teresa Angell.N

“Bullers Albatross” Very Highly Commended – Teresa Angel

European Greenfinch.Teresa Angell.N

“European Greenfinch” Merit – Teresa Angel


This is what Teresa had to say about the field trip to Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum.

“An incredible display of handmade models depicting the history of the area. Nigel custom makes every tiny figure, animal, plant and equipment as well as the life size models. Extraordinary!!! Not easy to photograph glass displays but these might give an idea of how intricate the work is.”

And lastly a photo from the Shakespearean themed awards dinner.