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2013 Wattle Range Council Photographic Exhibition

Diversity across Wattle Range was the theme well represented by photographers at the opening of the Wattle Range Photographic Competition on Friday night. Photographer and owner of Hurst Camera House, Mr Adrian Hurst, announced the winners and commented on the quality and variety of the exhibition featuring over 160 photographs and the inaugural Youth category before a large crowd of photographers, family and community.

Mayor Peter Gandolfi selected Mary Whitehead’s stunning landscape of Lake McIntyre as the winner of the Mayoral Award. He acknowledged that it is difficult to fully interpret the beauty and diversity of the Lake a reclaimed swamp and an important tourism icon, however he said ‘Mary’s photograph beautifully captures the essence of Lake McIntyre and the boardwalk curving around the lake with water and shrubbery and trees, inviting us all to visit and explore’

Local Photographers Mary Whitehead and Steve Chapple were the outstanding photographers of the Exhibition with Mary winning the Black and White category with her alluring photograph of ‘The Waterhole’ and the Mayoral Award and Steve taking out a first and second place in the Sport and Leisure category with his photographs of The Enduro and Local Band Utopia and a third in Landscape of the drain in overflow ‘Chocolate Soils’.

Sonya Francis won the People and Portrait Category with the cover shot for the 2014 Calendar ‘Peek a Boo’ and was awarded the third prize capturing her two children in a fun photograph of ‘Any Takers?’ Stella Scanlon who has entered for a number of years was successful in the Business and Industry Category taking out a first and second ably representing the wine industry and Majella where she is a technician.

New entrant Elizabeth Stuckey won the much coveted Landscape award with her photograph ‘Sea Urchin’. Brett Reilly won the Panoramic Category with a stunning photograph of the Bowman Scenic Drive and Steven Gray was runner up with Double Island also a photograph of the scenic drive. Nancy Murphy a winner at the Rotary Photographic Art Show won two second place in the Black and White and Landscape Categories.

This year a Youth category was included for the first time reflecting the interest in photography and the inclusion of photography as a course at secondary schools. Jack Francis the ten year old son of Sonya and Rob Francis won the youth category, using his mother’s first camera. Belinda Elton was second and the ‘Packer’s award’ went to Kate Patten with a stunning portrait.

Mayor Gandolfi at the opening said that ‘It is pleasing to note that since its inception six years ago the exhibition has continued to grow and every year new photographers enter the competition bringing with them new ideas and interpretation of what Wattle Range means to them’. 

Landscape

Winner Runner Up Third
Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin
Elizabeth Stuckey  
The Glow
Nancy Murphy  
Chocolate Soils
Steve Chapple 

Black & White

Winner Runner Up
 The Waterhole  The Journey Home
The Waterhole
Mary Whitehead  
The Journey Home
Nancy Murphy  

 People & Portrait

Winner Runner Up Third
Peek a Boo
Sonya Francis 
Cat
Tony Whitehead
Any Takers?
Sonya Francis

Sport & Leisure

Winner Runner Up Third
Pines Enduro
Steve Chapple
Local Band Utopia
Steve Chapple
Is there room for me?
Linda Finch

Business & Industry

Winner Runner Up Third Third
Pruned Shiraz Vines Image not
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Majella
Stella Scanlon  
Pruned Shiraz Vines
Stella Scanlon 
Going Potty
John O’Connell
Flower Farm
Mary Whitehead  

Youth

Winner Runner Up
Lone Mushroom Shearing Shed
Mushroom
Jack Francis  
Shearing Shed
Belinda Elton 

Packers Award

Winner
Mi Mejor Amigo
Kate Patten

Mayoral Award

Winner
Lake McIntyre
Lake McIntyre
Mary Whitehead

 

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