Members honoured for superb images of nature
South Waikato Camera Club has presented its annual nature photography awards.
The definition of nature used by the club is broad, meaning a range of images were entered.
Former Department of Conservation officer John Greenwood judged entries in four categories: prints – colour and monochrome, and projected images – colour and monochrome.
Peter Beazley won the colour prints category with an image of rocks in a stream in Lake Taupo.
Ann Gilbert won the monochrome print section with a picture of grass seed heads.
Roger Brownsey received the awards for both projected image categories with lacebark flowers in the colour and gentian flowers in the monochrome.
At the awards presentation Mr Greenwood commented on the unusual number of frog images entered, a result of the club’s visit to the Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park. He also said he was pleased to see members taking advantage of the scope of nature.
Mr Greenwood felt several photos were worthy of an honours award which he gave to various members in each section.
The next club night is an instructional one – examining the theory of the colour wheel in photography.
TOP SHOTS: Winners of South Waikato Camera Club’s nature photography awards (from left) Peter Beazley, Ann Gilbert and Roger Brownsey.