A gallery of the Spring 2017 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.
A gallery of the Winter Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.
A gallery of the Autumn Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.
All 22 images which received either Honours or Highly Commended in the 2014 Spring Salon from judge Lance Lawson can be viewed online. Click on GALLERY in the main menu, or directly here. Thanks to Lance for his helpful judging last night, and for showing some of his recent commercial work.
It’s really pleasing to see how well new(ish) members in the Novice grade are doing. Gill Mackersy picked up an Honours for her print “Imperfect Beauty”, and Brian Holden had two Highly Commended digital images, once of which (“Intruder”) is shown below.
Congratulations to both Gill Mackersy and Rhonda Billington who will be promoted to the Intermediate grade in 2015, after submitting portfolios. (See the rules for the 2014 competition and promotion here.) The points have yet to be counted for promotion from Intermediate to Advanced. We’ll announce any changes at the end of year function.
Development Group Monday – “Lightroom Workflow”
The final Development Group for the year will be at 7:30 pm on 3 November. The topic will be “Lightroom Workflow”. Bring along some images (preferably RAW) on a thumb drive, for Neil Gordon to demonstrate how they can be improved using the tools available in Lightroom.
All 21 images which received either Honours or Highly Commended from judge Glen Howey are now available. Click on GALLERY in the main menu, or directly here.
There were just two Honours awarded – congratulations to Barry Culling and Rachel Stevens!
I understand that we came 4th in the 2014 Wellington Regional Interclub competition (also know this year as Photosports) on Friday night, out of the six Wellington Camera Clubs. We came first overall in the prints section, but didn’t fare so well in the digital.
Development Group Monday
The Development Group at 7:30 pm on 1 September will be a “Question and Answer” session. Bring along your questions about your camera, or anything to do with photography, and we will discuss and try to help.
Summer Salon Gallery
The 19 images which were rated Highly Commended or Honours by Tony Whincup when he judged our Summer Salon on 25 March are now available. I’m sorry it’s taken so long – things have been rather busy with Natex.
Either go to the GALLERIES menu on our home page where from a drop-down you can access all galleries, or you can get to them directly here. Enjoy.
Thanks once again to all those who have been helping with various tasks for Natex. One of the recent jobs was to look at all the accepted prints in the Te Horo Hall, and decide on the exhibition layout.
The Exhibition will be mounted in the West Gallery of the Wellington Town Hall next Wednesday.
If you weren’t able to register for the PSNZ convention, you can still see the Exhibition. Best times for public viewing are on Friday and Saturday 3 and 4 May, from 9 am to 5 pm. Do check it out if you can.
We sure had a bumper crop of entries! 26 members entered the Winter Salon, with all but four using the online system.
There were 40 digital entries – a record, as can be seen from the graph below showing entries since the start of 2010. It’s also very pleasing to see the number of entries from the Novice Grade this year.
40 digital images plus 33 prints gave our hard-working judge Murry Cave 73 images to carefully consider. Many thanks Murry, for all the effort you put in.
There were around 30 members at the meeting last Monday night to see all the images and hear Murry’s comments on them – this took quite a long time, so unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to see any of Murry’s work – particularly his nature photography. That will have to wait for another day ….
Of particular note is the appearance in this gallery for the first time by new members David Blyth (a Highly Commended for his first entered image), and Barry Culling (an Honours and two Highly Commended for his first Salon), as well as an Honours in Novice Print for Gavin Klee’s image – well done!
Many thanks to Tony Whincup for his judging of our Autumn Salon last Monday. Around thirty members heard his insightful and constructive comments on our images. He stressed the importance of how images should communicate.
Carol’s image “On the Ridge” was accidentally left out of the judging on the night, but was later reviewed by Tony and given a Highly Commended rating. It was pleasing to see many entries from our newer members, and to have them well received by the judge
The gallery of the 19 images that received either honours or highly commended is now available. (See also the GALLERIES menu item at the top of the page, to access all the salon galleries for 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as earlier images).
Tony made the very good point in his own presentation that, since photography is about communication, then one of the best ways of making sure your communication is heard is to exhibit. He related his own experiences of exhibiting his “Playgrounds” series at the Ballarat International Foto Bienale in 2011, and how this triggered a series of further opportunities for his photographic art to be more widely appreciated.
All in all it was a very interesting and rewarding meeting, thoroughly enjoyed by those who were able to be there.
Check out the 2012 Summer Salon Gallery to see the images which received either Honours or Highly Commended in the judging last week by Bruce Girdwood.
Have a happy and safe Easter, and we hope to see many of you at our Critique session at 7:30 pm on Monday evening.
Sincere thanks to Tracey Robinson MNZIPP, FPSNZ, Dip FA from Rotorua who kindly stepped in at the last minute to judge this salon. Around 30 members were present at last evening’s meeting to hear Tracey’s emailed comments and ratings on the images in the salon.
The competition recognised 10 Honours (Hon), 13 Highly Commended (HC), 19 Merit (M), and 12 Acceptance (A) awards. Well done to everyone who entered the competition, and congratulations to all those who achieved awards.
Special congratulations go to new member Michelle Tingey, who did very well in her first salon.
Below are the results. A slideshow and gallery of all the images that rated as Honours or Highly Commended is also now available.
|Kiwi Spotting at St Arnaud||Hon||Michelle Tingey|
|Shopper’s Therapy||M||Rod Carter|
|Tranquility Before the Storm||M||Helen Moore|
|Water Boat Men||M||Michelle Tingey|
|Sydney Street Scene||A||Rod Carter|
|Novice Projected Images|
|King of Leura||HC||Michelle Tingey|
|Intermediate Monochrome Prints|
|Weathering the Storm||Hon||Carol Molineux|
|Was That You?||HC||Stephen Massey|
|Plugged In||M||Carol Molineux|
|Intermediate Colour Prints|
|3 am||M||Stephen Massey|
|Faith Gate||M||Bernie Fraser|
|Mystic Backwaters||M||Carol Molineux|
|Young Carpet Weaver||M||Bernie Fraser|
|Drowned Forest||A||Carol Molineux|
|Intermediate Projected Images|
|Walking the Wire||HC||Carol Molineux|
|Advanced Monochrome Prints|
|Sky Light||Hon||Neil Gordon|
|Wellington Library Pool||Hon||Ian Linning|
|Ornamental Fish in the Sun||HC||Peter Beddek|
|Rock Patterns||HC||Shona Jaray|
|The Long and Winding Road||HC||Neil Gordon|
|Osborne House Impression||M||Hugh Scott|
|Reaching Up||M||Shona Jaray|
|Buddha Head||A||Michael Anderson|
|Saddle Sore||A||Ian Linning|
|Sparkling Fountain||A||Peter Beddek|
|The Beach Sentinel||A||Karyn Crocker|
|Advanced Colour Prints|
|From a Fantasy Forest||Hon||Hugh Scott|
|Gentle Arches||Hon||Shona Jaray|
|Go Forth and Drill||Hon||Neil Gordon|
|Highland Cows Shivering in the Snow||HC||Peter Beddek|
|Orkney Vista||HC||Neil Gordon|
|Strolling to Hardwick Hall||HC||Hugh Scott|
|Sun on Freesia||M||Peter Beddek|
|The Struggle to Survive||M||Shona Jaray|
|Ball and Chain||A||Karyn Crocker|
|Columns at Night||A||Michael Anderson|
|Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II||A||Michael Anderson|
|Advanced Projected Images|
|Angry Skies||Hon||Neil Gordon|
|Hills Creek Farm||HC||Shona Jaray|
|Crop and Cloud||M||Hugh Scott|
|St Bathan’s Tree||M||Shona Jaray|
|The World of Balliol||M||Hugh Scott|
|Green, White and Blue||A||Peter Beddek|