KCPS wins third place in Regional Inter-Club Print Battle

A very successful and well attended evening hosted by KCPS on 23rd September saw the winner of a close-run race emerge only after the result of the very last subject was decided.

Many thanks to Warren Ixer for the challenging task of judging and ordering the images in each subject.

Congratulations go to Hutt Camera Club for a clean sweep – retaining the trophy on 28 points and also for winning the award for best abstract image.

A breakdown of the Print Battle scores in each subject for each club is shown below:

Subject: Hutt Kapiti KCPS Karori J’ville WPS
Just Being Kids 3 2 1 4 6 5
Light Effects 3 1 4 5 6 2
Nature’s Finest 2 1 5 4 3 6
Night in the City 6 5 3 2 1 4
A Matter of Perspective 1 4 3 5 2 6
Impressionist 2 6 4 3 5 1
An Unlikely Combination 2 1 3 4 5 6
Social Interaction 21st Century Style 3 1 2 4 6 5
Fast or Slow 1 5 4 3 2 6
*Quotation 5 3 1 2 4 6
TOTAL: 28 29 30 36 40 47
PLACING: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

*Full quotation:

Up is heaven, down is ocean
or more simply, sky and sea rivalling in welcome.”

Subject images entered by KCPS were:

JC - Print battle 2019 kids

Just Being Kids – Jacky Challis

CM Light Effects A matter of perspective

Light Effects – Carol Molineux

RB - New Zealand Dotterel

Nature’s Finest – Rhonda Billington

Trying to get home safely this winters night (night in the city)

Night in the City – Ian Yeoman


A Matter of Perspective – Roger Smith

EP Ghostly trees (Impressionist)

Impressionist – Eva Petro

Mixed Messages AV

An Unlikely Combination – Alison Viskovic

Focused on phones AV

Social Interaction 21st Century Style – Alison Viskovic

CM Fast or slow

Fast or Slow – Carol Molineux

Horizon Light

Quotation – Neil Gordon

Other images from the evening:

Winter 2019 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Winter 2019 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.

“Tongariro Dawn” – Honours, Intermediate Print – ©Greg Whitfield

KCPS Members’ Results from 2019 External Salons

It has been a fruitful year for KCPS members entering external non-club salons.

  • Twelve out of sixty seven KCPS members have had external acceptances or better this year so far.
  • Five members had an image in the PSNZ Four Nations set of 40.
  • Six members have an image in NZ Camera, to be published later this year.

The full list of salons and KCPS results to date is:

Autumn 2019 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Autumn 2019 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.

Sunset, Old Bagan

“Sunset, Old Bagan” – Highly Commended, Advanced Digital – ©Shona Jaray

Frank Hinchcliff Winner 2019

KCPS President Greg Whitfield (L) presenting the trophy to winner Roger Smith (R)

The annual KCPS Frank Hinchcliff Trophy has this year been won by Roger Smith for his print “Early Start Paekak”. In awarding the win on Monday 22nd July, judge Toya Heatley commented “I can almost smell the steam as it rises from the engine”.

Early Start Paekak

Runner up was “All Eyes on the Sunrise” by Greg Whitfield.

All Eyes on the Sunrise

Thanks to all who entered.

PSNZ 2019 Interclub Results

KCPS entries to the various 2019 PSNZ competitions did well again this year, with two 4th placings and a 10th.

The first of the 4ths was in the Bledisloe Cup, which is for a set of four diverse images all taken in New Zealand. Photos in this set were by Alison Viskovic, Jo Goudsblom, Neil Gordon, and Barry Culling.

KCPS Bledisloe Cup Set

Fourth place was also awarded in the George Chance Cup – a competition for sets of four landscape prints, one print per club member, to be submitted by member clubs of the PSNZ. Images for this set were created by Jacky Challis, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, and Greg Whitfield.

KCPS George Chance Cup Set

Finally we managed to get 10th place in the Wiltshire Memorial Cup. Submissions for this consist of a selection of four digital images, one image per club member, on any subject. These were taken by Susie Whelan, David Yockney, Hugh Scott, and Alison Viskovic.

KCPS Wiltshire Memorial Cup

National Exhibition Success

KCPS club members achieved great success at the 2019 PSNZ Canon National Exhibition.

Alison Viskovic, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, Rhonda Billington, Teresa Angell, Neil Gordon, Caroline Ludford, Shona Jaray, Jacky Challis and David Yockney all had acceptances. In addition, Rhonda was awarded a Bronze Medal for her Grey Warbler image, and Carol got a Silver Medal for her Coprinellus disseminates.

Silver Medal Coprinellus disseminatus

“Coprinellus disseminatus” – Silver Medal. Nature Projected. ©Carol Molineux

Grey Warbler

“Grey Warbler” – Bronze Medal. Nature Print. ©Rhonda Billington

Congratulations to everyone.

Click on the gallery below to see their successful images. (Jacky’s images will follow in a few days, so be sure to check back here for updates).

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PSNZ Service Award for Neil

PSNZ Service Award for Neil

At the PSNZ 2019 conference dinner KCPS member Neil Gordon was awarded a PSNZ Service Medal in recognition of not only his contributions to club and to PSNZ Council over the years, but particularly for his work on the PSNZ database. Along with PSNZ member William Wright – who was also awarded a Service Medal – Neil has been modernising and enhancing the database since 2013.

Congratulations to Neil from all at Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.

Summer 2019 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 2019 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.


“AngryBird(nature)” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Roger Smith

Club Challenge Evening

The next KCPS meeting will be a little bit different – this is an active evening for everyone!
We will start early at 7pm to have time outdoors before the light goes (sunset 7.50pm, it will be light for some time after that).
Bring a camera – any camera, a cellphone would do if you wish.
You will be put into small groups and each group will go out with a leader and a different challenge to photograph around the area nearby. We will then come back to the hall to discuss what you did and have club notices and tea/coffee as usual.
If the weather is bad, we will have a member exhibition instead.
There will be a follow-up activity at the meeting on 8 April, normal start time 7.30pm, when your group can look at and discuss some images you have processed, and show some to the rest of the groups.
This is going to be fun, a chance to share ideas and look for something new or different, and learn from each other along the way. It’s worth saying that this is a photographic challenge, not a competitive one – no prizes, just personal satisfaction!