Tuesday, 6 December 2016

2016 Awards Gala

It never ceases to amaze one as to how many people are attracted by an event promising gormet food at its core.  We had our largest turnout ever and were still able to comfortably seat and apportion all the delicious food.

The evening commenced with two slideshows which included images submitted by 32 members. Our outing show was the Firelight Lantern Festival, coupled with some images from Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village.  These venues were great tests of high ISO, hand-held, night photography.  The month's theme slideshow was entitled Abstract, which forced some people far out of their normal comfort zone.  In addition, we rapidly realized that we do have a number of really "warped" individuals in our midst!  Both slideshow image sets have been posted to our Facebook page.

The food tables were absolutely incredible.  The variety of superb entrees and delicious (low-cal???) deserts was endless.  Needless to say, no-one left the premises hungry.

In hour two, David Gilbert and I took to the stage, to recognize and reward some tremendous imagery from our members.  After reviewing in excess of 3400 images submitted over the course of the past 12 months, the very best were assigned to 19 separate categories, eventually ending up with four contenders  for each award category - not all that original (Oscars anyone?) but very effective just the same! In addition, the club recognized the 2016 Photographer of The Year - a most deserving award for our overall winner - Mr. Dave Tugwood

The categories and the winners are:

Image Title
Use of Colour
Leonard Buffett
You Can't See Me
Exotic Locale
Mags Khandis
Living on the Edge
Robert Logan
Bert Jenkins

Arctic Isolation
Capturing People
Inge Radden
Tyendinega Warrior
Mastery of Light
Myra Pritchett
O'Hara Cabin Light
Winged Creature
Ian Dickenson
Larry Tayler
City Hall
Funniest Image
Gail Hamilton
Will I Ever Outlive This?
Dave Tugwood
Another Night at Point Petre
Display of Motion
Mike Gaudaur
Tree Shake
Dave Tugwood
Neon Sticks
Slideshow of the Year
Doug Smith
China & S.E. Asia
Limbed Creature
Jan Swenson
Wild Horses
Master Manipulator
Margaret Liddon
Lost in the Forest
Street Photography
Janice Ruggles-Bolton
Pirate on the Loose
Local Landscape
Glen Dobson
Point Petre Sunset
At Close Range
Alan Jenner
Follow the Leader
Marilyn Sprissler
Pacific Pier

2016 Photographer of the Year

Dave Tugwood

Congratulations to all our 2016 CFC Award winners. The full Awards Presentation is now available for viewing on our Youtube channel.

Our next meeting will be on January 8th and our theme challenge for December is entitled Member's Choice.  Our January theme challenge is Winter Ways - Laneways, Roadways, Railways, Pathways, ... – do have fun with this one.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual Gala event and a very special thanks to Margaret and her helpers who created a great festive atmosphere for our special night.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays