Images go on display
Helen Westerbeke, Keith Harrison, Emily Smith and Susie Whelan were the big winners of the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet Photo Competition for 2012.
Each took out a category of the annual contest, which celebrates the Inlet from every angle. Ms Westerbeke won the Nature category, Mr Harrison in Recreation, Ms Smith snapping the top shot conveying Human Impact, while Ms Whelan won the inaugural Artistic prize for photographs touched-up or manipulated with computer software.
Willow Grace-morton dominated the youth section, winning both the Artistic and Human Impact sections, while Cleo Igglesden (Nature) and Zara Macnab (Recreation) also excelled. Among the juniors Merryn Giblin showed considerable promise, winning all but one category; Recreation, which went to Hannah Gadd.
Competition judge Geoff Marshall, from the Kapiti Camera Club, said the overall quality of images was good and was pleased to see so many entries in the junior and youth sections.
‘‘The quality of the Nature entries was particularly high. It is also good to see a large number of entrants using the low light of early morning and late evening to enhance their images.’’
The winning photographers will receive their prizes from Mana MP Kris Faafoi at the Helen Smith Community Room, Pataka, April 29 at 2pm. Meanwhile, in next week’s edition Kapi-mana News will publish the four category winners in all their glory and ask readers to vote for their favourite over all. There will be great prizes up for grabs for the photographers and readers alike.
Top photos will be displayed at Porirua Library from April 29 to May 9, then Palmers Lifestyle Centre, May 10 to 24, Whitby Mall, May 25 to June 8, Light House Pauatahanui, June 9 to 22.