Monday, 3 December 2018

2018 CFC Awards Gala - December Session

Close to seventy people came out to our sixth annual awards gala on Sunday evening. Margaret and her efficient crew of helpers, transformed the hall into a wonderful festive boutique. And, with access to the expansive kitchen facilities at the Parish Hall, we were assured of hot food waiting for us on the numerous tables lined with gourmet delights.

We did manage to get in two slideshows before the dinner serving. Beth Ernst started off our session with a colourful show on her recent trip to India’s Golden Triangle, with strong emphasis on the local people and their way of life in that part of the globe. Thanks Beth – it was fascinating. Next up was our November Theme Challenge slideshow entitled Spaced Out, which had submissions from 33 of your fellow members. Many interpreted the theme using the “negative space” concept, but many others brought in active space with balance and other strong compositional elements. Even outer space was well represented in the slideshow! These images have been uploaded to our public Facebook page for all to see.

We then got to start doling out the gourmet goodies! There was so much food and such great variety. Thanks to everyone for their pot-luck offerings – they were truly amazing.

The second half of the meeting consisted of our 2018 CFC Awards Show hosted once again by the Blue Hour Brothers – also known as David & Ken. Twenty-one individual category awards were handed out from more than 3800 images submitted over the course of the past 12 months to club theme challenges, outings and workshops.

Image Title
Feathered Friend
Gloria Sprung

Blue Jay Takes Flight
Mary Robinet

Fountain Glow
Ramesh Pooran

Love is a One-Way Street
Dave Robinet

Doug Smith

Chateau Lake Louise
Gilles Bisson

Root Cause
Funniest Image
Joseph Leduc

Where Did Those Vermin Go?
Paula Martin

Couch Sitter
Derek Figueira

Floral Attraction
Marilyn Sprissler

Reflective Splendour
Altered Reality
Gail Hamilton

White Cow
Town or City
Larry Tayler

Notre Dame
Light Painter
Margaret Liddon

Flaming Rose
It's a Small World
Ian Dickinson

A Leprechaun's Paradise
Use of Colour
Don Taylor

Colour Gradients
Slideshow of the Year
Mike Montgomery

South America, 2018
Winter Scene
Dave Tugwood

Frigid Wellington Beach
John Dufour

Game Over
Deb Walters

Ballet Slippers
Bert Jenkins


Use of Light
Doug Smith

Steam Fog at Sunrise

Our top prize of the night – 2018 Photographer of the Year – was awarded to Joseph Leduc in recognition of his consistently high quality imagery throughout the year along with his very helpful involvement in many club activities and workshops. Congratulations to Joe on a well deserved victory.

Our Theme Challenges for the coming two months are – Portfolio Picks for December and Winter Fantasy for January. Our next club meeting will be back in the Wellington Library on Sunday January 6th.

Thanks for all who made the Gala event so much fun and congratulations to all our trophy winners and runner-ups. We’ve all come a long way over the past 6 years and your imagery is certainly showing that.

We wish everyone a very safe, happy and healthy Christmas and holiday season.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed looking at the winning photographs for 2018. They were absolutely stunning. I am always sorry to miss the holiday party. Hopefully, I'll see you all when I'm back in the County next spring. Keep taking those fabulous photographs!