Top pho­to­graphs will be fea­tured in a cal­en­dar

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News - Karen Hunt

PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS who cap­tured stand out images cel­e­brat­ing life in Bridgetown-Green­bushes have re­ceived cash prizes and will see their work re­pro­duced in a 2018 cal­en­dar due for re­lease this month.

And a 2019 cal­en­dar is al­ready be­ing planned com­pris­ing images of events mark­ing Bridgetown’s 150th an­niver­sary next year, shire pres­i­dent John Ni­cholas said.

Cr Ni­cholas, who man­ages the Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre, said the cen­tre ran a com­pe­ti­tion ask­ing the pub­lic to vote on pho­to­graphs sub­mit­ted for the 2018 cal­en­dar.

“We asked which of these pho­tos would you like to see in a cal­en­dar that you would buy?

“It’s not nec­es­sar­ily the best photo tech­ni­cally but the one that most ap­peals to them.”

The most pop­u­lar shot by a clear mar­gin was Al­wen Bate­son’s image of mem­bers of a Light Horse re-en­act­ment troop bowed be­fore the ceno­taph in Memo­rial Park, Cr Ni­cholas said.

Deb­o­rah Birch won sec­ond prize for her au­tumn-themed image “En­chanted Cot­tage”.

David Barrett re­ceived third prize for his drov­ing scene “On to New Pas­tures”, which will fea­ture on the cal­en­dar cover.

Alex Fredriks­son won the youth prize vote for his pic­ture “Rolling Hills”.

Last Thurs­day the coun­cil en­dorsed a se­ries of events which it hopes would pro­vide pho­tog­ra­phers with plenty of ma­te­rial for the next cal­en­dar.

Pro­posed events in­clude a New Year’s Day event, an Aus­tralia Day cricket match and the Black­wood Rhap­sody Con­cert at Bridgedale in February.

Oth­ers are an artist-in-res­i­dence pro­gram at Bridgedale, a long ta­ble feast and ghost walks dur­ing the Bridgetown in the Win­ter Fes­ti­val, and a spring transport pa­rade.

“Cer­tainly that transport pa­rade I would have thought would pro­vide some re­ally good pho­tos,” Cr Ni­cholas said.

Pic­ture: Deb­o­rah Birch

En­chanted Cot­tage by Deb­o­rah Birch won sec­ond place in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­ture: Al­wen Bate­son

Al­wen Bate­son's image of the Light Horse re-en­act­ment troop was a favourite for the cal­en­dar.

Pic­ture: David Barrett

On to New Pas­tures by David Barrett came third in the com­pe­ti­tion and will fea­ture on the cover of the cal­en­dar.

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