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Western Cape Interclub Competition 2017

Last night saw the completion of the Western Cape Interclub Photographic Competition for 2017, at an event held in the CR Swart Auditorium at Sanlam’s head office in Bellville. Helderberg Photographic Society were the hosting club, perhaps for the last time as there are moves underway to move to more collaborative  management of the competition; rather than having a single club responsible each year.

The evening commenced with the exhibition of print entries opening for viewing. These prints had been pre-judged a week prior to the final event. The prints will remain on exhibition in the gallery there until 17 November.

After snacks, drinks and the chance to catch up with old friends from other clubs the audience took up their places in the auditorium and the rest of the evening commenced, under the capable guidance of Bernard Seymour Hall. Thank yous were said and some spot prizes awarded before the three winning audio-visual presentations from the AV Challenge were shown. Then it was on to the live judging of the projected images following an AV previewing a selection of the entries to give the judges an impression of the overall nature of the work they were about to judge. As always this AV was produced by Antenie Carstens but due to the larger number of entries did not include all images. Antenie has also produced a full version that runs for 25 minutes and is available by contacting him.

Our judges were Jean du Plessis, Melanie Cornelius and Hansie Oosthuizen and image display and scoring were facilitated by Bennie Vivier of Tygerberg Photographic Society using the TOP system. This allowed the judges to move through the entries quickly and smoothly. Once the judging was completed there was an intermission during which time the scores were copied from Bennie’s computer into a spreadsheet on mine that calculated the various winners. I had brought along a small printer and we were able to print the winner’s names on the certificates and hand them out during the prize giving immediately before everyone went home for the evening. And now, the information you’ve all been waiting for; the winners.

The winning clubs in the print category were

  1. Helderberg Photographic Society – 278
  2. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 266
  3. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 265

and in the projected category were

  1. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 282 points
  2. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 275 points
  3. Helderberg Photographic Society – 274 points

with the overall winning clubs being

  1. Helderberg Photographic Society – 552 points
  2. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 548 points
  3. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 540 points

Christo Giliomee was the star of the competition, winning the print category with “Goodnight” a striking portrait of a leopard, which was also selected as their favourite print by both Jean du Plessis and Hansie Oosthuizen. This image was also judged best wildlife image, winning Christo a fantastic pair of Bushnell Binoculars from Tothills. This was backed up by a second high scoring image, giving Christo the highest accumulated score with 53 points, and winning him an R8,000 Manfrotto tripod from Orms.

Goodnight

Goodnight by Christo Giliomee

Johan Beyers was the winner of the projected category with his fantastic image “Power Falls” that I’m guessing may have been taken in Iceland. We may try to tell ourselves that it is Johan’s ability to travel to exotic locations that frequently sees him among Interclub winners but of course subject is just a small part of the making of an amazing photograph like this.

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Power Falls by Johan Beyers

Both Johan and our own Danie Coetzee were close runners up for overall top scoring photographer, each scoring a total of 51 points. Each of Danie’s entries was selected as a judge’s favourite, “Everything has an end” being Melanie Cornelius’ favourite print and “Fantasy” being Jean du Plessis’ favourite projected image.

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Everything has an end by Danie Coetzee

Fantasy

Fantasy by Danie Coetzee

The other projected images selected as favourites were Magda Frylinck’s “Running in Radiant Rays” selected by Melanie Cornelius and Niël Goslett’s “Family portrait” selected by Hansie Oosthuizen, which also came in third in the projected category.

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Running in Radiant Rays by Magda Frylinck

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Family portrait by Niël Goslett

The full scores and results can be viewed online at Interclub 2017 Final Results and from there downloaded in your preferred format.

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Worldwide Photo Walk: A second local walk has opened

There are still plenty of slots available for the Stellenbosch walk I mentioned in my previous post but a second local walk has been announced that will follow a route from Muizenberg to St James and back. This walk also has plenty of slots available so there is now a choice for locals. Bear in mind though that the walk has a theme this year of “Monuments and Historic Places” so if you want to try and stick to the theme, the Stellenbosch walk might offer more along those lines.

Worldwide Photo Walk

The annual Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is almost upon us again, and it’s the 10th anniversary year. The date of the event is 7 October 2017 and there is one local walk scheduled so far for Stellenbosch. Go and join this walk or keep an eye on the site for other walks that might be planned for the Cape Town area. Or if you have an organisational bent, why not offer to lead a walk yourself.

The Image Says it All

Fellow member Florian Breuer writes,

Hi All,

this is the first time I’ve ever been part of an exhibition: at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town. The opening is next week Thursday. Unfortunately my name has been misspelled on the invite, but they promise to get it right everywhere else 🙂

You’re welcome to come and have a look.

Best regards,
Florian

Click the invitation image below to view at full size.

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Photographic Exhibition & Wine Fair

Several of our members are winners in the calendar competition mentioned in an email from Sue van Niekerk, who writes.

We are inviting you to our exhibition on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 18h00. Please see attached invitation.  Entry is R30.00 and Calendars will be on sale at R120 per calendar.  We look forward to seeing you at our exhibition.

The theme is Typically Stellenbosch. All the entrants of this amateur photographic competition will have works on the exhibition.  The winners will be awarded their prizes at the opening of this wine tasting exhibition.

This calendar will make a lovely gift, so please support this great fundraising event.  Our schools these days need much additional support!

You are welcome to invite friends and family.

If you would like to attend this event, the details can be found below.

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Wiki Loves Monuments launch event in Cape Town this Saturday

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Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is a public competition where you can photograph the monuments that symbolise our cultural heritage (buildings, statues, shipwrecks, etc.) and share the photos with the world by uploading them to Wikimedia Commons: a database of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute and which anyone can use. In 2012, the very first South African WLM competition will take place, organised by Wikimedia ZA.

Find out more here

PSSA National Congress 2012 – Langebaan

The PSSA National Congress 2012 is being held at Club Mykonos from 25-31 August 2012. Having seen a teaser of the great photographers that will be presenting, it’s worth your while to attend. But with such a stunning venue it’s sure to fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment. See the PSSA site for more info or download a copy of the registration form, which includes some accommodation suggestions, using the link below.

PSSA National Congress 2012 Registration Form