May’s OPEN Competition Results

WCC held its May Competition last night, Tues 5th May 2009.

This was an ‘open’ competition with no set subject. The standard of entries was outstanding, an opinion fully endorsed by the visiting judge, Duane Eaks from the Ivanhoe Photographic Society. Duane said that the standard of images was superb and he was very impressed with all of the entries.

The new format of meeting went really well.

Pete Myers kicked the evening off with an explanatory talk about our blog and gallery. The half time break between judging session was a huge success with a packed house chatting and discussing images etc. In fact the only complaint in the entire evening was that all the milk had been used and there wasn’t much left for Pete to take home.

Three new members joined last night, so a warm Waverley Camera Club welcome goes to Rodelle Keogh, Mary McLean & Natalie McKinna. We also had three “guests” last night all who enjoyed the evening and said they too would look to become members.

Well done to last night’s winners, Pete Myers (B Grade Print), Vicki Moritz (B Grade EDI), Ross Garner (A Grade Print) and Leif Anderson (A Grade EDI).

B Grade Print – Better Days – Pete Myers

Pete said “I wanted to try and conjour up an image of this beautiful old plane flying in years gone by. The stormy cloud background and the grey on grey appearance all added to the feel…”.

A Grade Print – Trainee Monk – Ross Garner

Ross said, “The picture was taken in Bhutan, which is located between China and India in the Himalayas. Buddhism is the country’s religion and it is auspicious for boys to study in a monastery. This study is rote learning of Buddhist teachings and prayers. The trainee monk was comfortable in having his picture taken (I asked first) and I purposefully didn’t want a toothy smile, but more of a reflective expression. Including the prayers was also important”.

B Grade EDI – Mornington Evening – Vicki Moritz

Vicki said “The image was taken in Mornington, Snapper Point Drive. It was a still mid April evening, so my son and I took off for a costal photo shoot . The image is timed at 7.43, just after dark. 3 exposures given some subtle treatment in Photomatix/Photoshop to bring up the colours in the rocks and sky. I liked the way the rocks framed the view of part of Mornington and provided a bit of foreground interest”.

A Grade EDI – In The Mirror – Leif Anderson

Leif said “Print is take in Flinders Street-Swanston Street intersection looking east with St.Pauls Cath. to the left. The Mirror is for the drivers use to see if platform is clear”.