Wednesday, 9 December 2015

2015 CFC Awards Gala

We had a full house at the newly renovated Ristorante Wellington Bibliotecawell not really, but it certainly looked and felt that way last night. We were treated to a wonderful array of foods for all tastes and palates. The room was beautifully decorated with Christmas tree, twinkly lights and seasonal place settings on the tables - all adorning our "banquet" hall. Christmas music and member seasonal images added to the party-like atmosphere.

We started the meeting with two slideshows which included images submitted from 25 of our members. The November theme slideshow was all about composition – namely Rule of Thirds & Variants – while our outing for the month was from the lighting of Napanee's downtown business core – buildings literally drenched with seasonal lights – “drenched” being the operative word as were the photographers on that eventful club outing! We even managed to get Charlie Brown & his Gang to help put together the Napanee lights material – have a look if you didn't make it to the meeting – both slideshows have been posted to our Facebook page.

After gluttonously devouring the wonderful entrees and deserts, the second half of the evening was opened by a short review of 2015 put together with the help of our friend - the Pink Panther. After a fervent introduction & reception (much of it canned applause!), David Gilbert and I took to the stage to present some of the most coveted trophies in all of fotoland. After reviewing over 3300 images submitted over the course of the past 12 months, it was boiled down to 4 nominated images for each of 19 separate categories, plus one overall Image of The Year Award. The categories and the winners were:

Image Title
Glen Dobson
10th Birthday
Anna Lam
Altered Reality
Janice Ruggles-Bolton
Birds of a Feather
Caspar Radden
Wicked Waves
Marilyn Holland
Orange Feline
Funniest Image
Carol Quinn
Eye Boggling
In The Mood
Bert Jenkins
Cobble Stone Lane
Margaret Liddon
A Lover's View
Dave Tugwood
Bob Stock
Photoshopper of the Year
Glen Dobson
Bon Echo Kayaks
Lew Mitz
Slideshow of the Year
Bert Jenkins
River Cruise
Use of Colour
Jan Swenson
Ramesh Pooran
Comin' In
Daphne Creasy
Bursted Pod
Shallowest Photographer
Dave Tugwood
Singin' the Blues
Alan Jenner
Morning Light
Light Painter
Dave Tugwood
Starry Night in the County
2015 Image of the Year
Mags Kandis

Congratulations to all our 2015 CFC Award winners. The full Awards Presentation is available for viewing on our Youtube channel.

Our next meeting will be on January 10th and our theme challenge for December will be Member's Choice.  Due to the busy Xmas period, we will not have a formally scheduled outing for December, but will have one early in January, so more on that later. Our January theme challenge (2 months advance notice) is Frigid – so interpret as you will!

Thanks for everyone who came out to the Gala and especially to our helpers who created the wonderful atmosphere for our special night.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays