Western Plains Photography Club

2014 Competition

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Lorraine Uren, winner of several 1st prizes. (more photos below)

 

Lismore photo Show 2014

An enjoyable day was had by all who either attended or entered the 6th Lismore Photo Show on June 21st.

With over 450 entries received the show was down by over 100 entries to the previous year, however door numbers were up on 2013.

The Open Section was well supported but entries in the Novice, Youth and Junior Sections were down to previous years. While some locals were reluctant to enter because it was felt they couldn't compete against the impressive and larger photos, we still had a reasonable number who did, many being awarded prizes.

The show offers a special section, Intermediate, for those who were good enough to win a prize in years past but felt they didn't want to go up to Open. Usually if an entry wins at the Novice level they can only then enter the much more competitive Open Section but with the Lismore Show they can go into Intermediate and then have to win three 1st placings at that level before moving into the more advanced level.

The Intermediate section was well supported. The club would like to encourage the public to get snapping and not think their photos are below standard. Not all can win a placing but that doesn't mean their entry is unworthy of standing proudly with the others entered, simply that something else is a bit better, in the judges eyes. It would be great if the younger ones could show us their expertise in photography as we know many of them are dab hands at using a phone camera, which can be entered and have actually won prizes.

The show is attracting some high quality photos and none more then this year with everyone commenting on the excellence of the entries in all categories. Entries were received from Stawell way, Ballarat and many other places in between.

We would be unable to hold our show without sponsors. This year we would like to thank -

Lismore Foodworks, Corangamite Water Transport, Murray Fry Chemist – Camperdown, Kathy & Adrian Bell, Lorraine & Colin Graham, Western Aerial P/L, Urquhart Motors, Marg Cook Hairdresser, Heather Smith, Florist, Lismore Garden Club & Lismore Landcare Group & club members.

Winners were – Judges Award, Tess Hansen - Portrait Untiled, Lachlan and Alisoun McBean's grandchild.

Presidents Award, Lachlan Story – Reflection of the house – dew on a spider web.

People's Choice, Karen Mitchell – Girls at Rest.

Presidents Encouragement Award, Rachel Vagg – At the Bay.

On the local level we can't think of anyone more happy then first timer, Lorraine Uren, who took home two 1st and a couple of other placings. Congratulations Lorraine.

New members are welcome. If you're interested in joining our club contact Lorraine Graham 55962039 or 0407875102 for details.

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Colin Graham handing a prize to Gert Stammberger.

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Open class entries

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 Dorothy, Loris, Gert, Geoff, Lyn.

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 2011 Competition.

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Photography competition display, Oct 2011 

The Western Plains Photography Club meet the second Wednesday of each month, except January. Meetings are usually held at 7.30pm, at the Lismore Landcare Office, High Street ( Part of the Craft shop and next to the Bakery). Due to unannounced changes to meeting dates, it is advisable to contact Lynn or Lorraine prior to attending a meeting it you are interested in joining us.

Outings: Wear good walking shoes, bring suitable clothing/lotions, camera and accessories. Non members are welcome to attend outing with us. 

Meetings:

October 19th: Meeting.

October 29th October 2011 Photo Show. More info later. Look for more info. 

New members are most welcome. Keep a look out for more details.

Lorraine Graham, Pres. 55962039.

Lynn Stammberger, 55962192.

 

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