Stawell Camera Club tops 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition | PHOTOS

Stawell Camera Club scored 708 point to take out first place in the 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition.

Nhill Camera Club scored 666 points to finish in second.

Stawell hosted the 2016 competition awards day at the Stawell Senior Citizens’ Centre on Sunday.

Almost 40 photographers from the Nhill, Horsham and Stawell club attended the event.

The photographers were able to see the display of color and monochrome prints from competition, which opened on Sunday, while the announcements of the results were also made.

Judges Jim Weatherill and Marg Huxtable from Melbourne joined them for a morning tea before they moved to the Stawell Skate Park at North Park to test their photography skills.

Young skater BJ Holden was in action on his BMX while Gabe Tonkin took to his scooter for the shoot.

Stawell Cannon Digital Photography and Film’s Peter Cannon shared some hints to help the photographers set their cameras for action photography and capture some great images of Holden in the air above the ramps.

The photographers found it very challenging adapt to his skill and daring while they attempted to keep him inside the frame of the photo.

At the end of the morning session Peter Cannon photographed BJ and Gabe with the group of Wimmera photographers.

The next event saw Jim and Marg share projected images of their recent trip to India, highlighting their passion for photographing people.

They passed on hints to help all the camera club members create better images.

John Tiddy’s print Bee Eater Feeding Young was judged the Best Colour Print and the Champion Image of the competition.

Mr Tiddy also won the award for the Best Monochrome print with a beautiful black and white print titled York Minster.

Trudy Russell won the award for the Best Projected Image with an amazing panoramic image of the Milky Way.

Ms Russell also won a first in the creative section with her shot called Rings of Fire.

Carol Jones won first place in the Fungi section with a colour print titled Fairies’ Playground.

Jess Hodder won a first in the Tools of Trade section with the print In the Back Pocket and first in the Portraits with Kaitlyn.

Lyn MacKenzie won a first in the Open Projected Image with Foggy Hill.

Ross Hatton won first in Photojournalism with Man Overboard.

Merri-Lyn Clark won first in the Shadows category with her photo titled Tall and Thin while Janice Laverty won first in Still Life with her work Vase and Fruit.

MAGICAL: Fairies playground was taken by Carol Jones and topped the Fungi category in the 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition.

MAGICAL: Fairies playground was taken by Carol Jones and topped the Fungi category in the 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition.

GRAB: Bee Eater Feeding Young, taken by Jon Tiddy, was the best print photograph in Sunday's 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition.

GRAB: Bee Eater Feeding Young, taken by Jon Tiddy, was the best print photograph in Sunday's 2016 Wimmera Interclub Photographic Competition.

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