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.
2nd Print Selection
5th Projected Selection
The results are as follows, a huge congrats to Shona, Neil, Teresa, Carol & Rachel.
‘In my Fathers Eyes’ Jocelyn Barrett Cup, Champion Open Digital – Rachel Stevens
‘Blue Ice’ Very Highly Commended Open Print – Carol
‘Drosera stenopetala’ Merit Digital Nature – Carol Molineux
‘The Old and the New’ Very Highly Commended – Shona Jaray
Very Highly Commended, Open Digital, “Geometric” – Neil Gordon
Very Highly Commended, Nature Digital, “Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti” – Neil Gordon
Merit, Nature Prints, “Milky Way over Kapiti” – Neil Gordon
Merit, Open Prints, “Sea Sculpture” – Neil Gordon
“Bullers Albatross” Very Highly Commended – Teresa Angel
“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.