We changed the format for judging in this competition in that each of the 3 categories was shown separately. We began with the novices, and then moved on to the intermediates and finally ended with the advanced category. The most memorable pictures for me ended up winning their respective categories. In the novice category the picture that won was called Nectar of Life, I not sure who took it as they were not present last night but it was a remarkably beautiful study of a hornet feed on a white flower that any of the advanced category members would be proud of taking.
The winner of the Intermediate Category was Tracy Fitzgerald’s picture titles “The Citrus Splash” and title tells the story of the picture. It consists of a lemon and lime entering the water together. The colours of both fruits were vivid and contrasted with one another beautifully. In the advanced category Dillon Boyer came up trumps again with his picture titled Peaceful Moorings. This was taken in Scotland and had everything that a good picture should have, it was sharp, well lit and was well composed, something in the foreground, middle ground and background and it had both a boat and a tree to catch your eye on the third lines.
Our next meeting weather permitting will begin at 7 pm in the Ardfert Cathedral and then we will return to the club house at 8.30 for our normal meeting. We will discuss how we got on at the outing and we also intend to have a slide show of member’s pictures.
The official opening of our exhibition will take place on Tuesday June 4th at 6.30 pm in the Tralee Library and all members are requested to submit at least one photograph but preferably 3 to Francis Foley before the end of April. This is to allow the committee to select, print and frame the pictures that will be displayed. If you would like some more information on our club then visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com