Honours and Awards
I started entering images in the Whanganui Camera Club (WCC) competitions at the beginning of 2017 and progressed from B grade to A grade in 2018. Through 2018 I also started entering images in selected national and regional photography “Salons” .
The following images are those that received Honours in the Club competitions as well as those which received recognition in some way in the regional and national Salons. Each has a story to tell. Hope you enjoy them.
The order is from the most recent down to the earliest at the bottom of the page.
New Zealand Camera 2019
Great to get an image selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of NZ Camera
Awaiting resurrection at St Mary’s Cathedral, New Plymouth
Tauranga Audio Visual Salon 2019
First time in the Tauranga AV (which is an international salon) – great to get an acceptance for a remake of my Sometimes We Die AV
2019 North Shore Salon of Photography acceptances
Wellington on a calm day – accepted in Abstract Category
Street Band on a break – accepted in the Monochrome Category
My first Honours image in WCC A grade competitions for 2019
White lacecap hydrangea (WCC A Grade Honours) – created from around 10 images focus stacked in Photoshop
PSNZ Honours 2019 – Licentiate set
2019 got off to a good start being awarded my LPSNZ honours with a set of 10 matted prints (Composite above) that represent some of my best work over the past two years
PSNZ International Salon 2018
Kiss Me (Acceptance)
Had fun with this shot taken in a mirror in a local shop in Whanganui
PSNZ Regional Convention Salon 2018
They walk among us – ghosts in Trafalgar Square (Honours)
See below in WCC 2018 A grade Honours list for details
Australian Coot feeding adventurous chick (Honours)
Spent a couple of hours with my 150-600mm lens at Virginia Lake catching the Coot family
Two acceptances from the National Photojournalism Salon 2018 hosted by the New Brighton club
See below in 2017 WCC Honours list for details
Another successful image from a day in Melbourne in 2017
Entymological Society New Zealand “Wonder of the Insect World” 2018
Fly on Red Dahlia
Taken at a local garden and selected for the Entymological Society Exhibition
These three images were recognised in the North Shore Salon of Photography 2018
“…and so I think Trump is a genius.” (Highly Commended)
A lucky hip shot walking through Camden Market in London
USA TODAY (Accepted)
One from the archives from a trip to Seattle some years back
The Hive (Accepted)
Taken from inside a structure called The Hive in Kew Gardens London – with some Photoshop distortion.
The two images below were from the 2018 year in the WCC A grade competitions – a step up from B grade
Final Approach (WCC A grade Honours)
The Hive with an airplane added for effect.
They walk among us – ghosts in Trafalgar Square (WCC A grade Honours)
This was a complex image comprised of five panels of three photos each – all merged in Lightroom using HDR and Pano merge. To help balance the image and add to the creative feel I added Yoda and the airplane.
The images below were all from the 2017 year in the WCC B grade competitions after which I was promoted to A grade
Whanganui River at Night (WCC B Grade Honours)
Lovely night for taking photos across the awa.
Aerobatics (WCC B Grade Honours)
Caught this top dressing plane outside our gate one morning
Sandy (WCC B Grade Honours)
I was very fortunate to have such a talented model for my first portrait photoshoot.
Streets of Seattle (B grade Honours for Set of 6 Competition)
Taken on a spare day in Seattle
Orbits (WCC B Grade Honours)
Managed to piece together a composite of a spider web taken on a local night time photoshoot.
Fast Foodies (WCC B Grade Honours)
Had a productive day in Melbourne – spent some time tracking these young women until I caught them in the right place.
Ted Baker’s Melbourne Shoe Shop? (WCC B Grade Honours)
This was one of the last images I captured on my day in Melbourne – late at night just near my hotel.
Australasian Gannet returning to nest (WCC B grade Honours)
Another image from an earlier time on a visit to Cape Kidnappers – my first use of RAW image and Lightroom processing. Always need a bit of luck when photographing birds in flight.
Hidden Depths – Manukau Harbour Entrance (WCC B grade Honours)
My first successful image! I had taken it a few years earlier and always felt it had an certain presence. The judge agreed.