CVC Photography Competition – Through the Looking Lens

Winter is here and it is cooold! Fear not – the CVC has news to warm the heart – the winners of the CVC Photography Competition – Through the Looking Lens!

Entries were received in 2 categories – Landscape, and subject: nature. Great photos were submitted and the judges found themselves hard pressed to select only a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category. Each participant was allowed to submit up to 5 of their best images. The judges spent great care assessing composition, focus, creative perspective, the use of colour (or lack thereof) and texture in winning photos; however no distinction was made between DSLR and mobile images. Basic editing was permitted including colour, exposure and cropping adjustments and the result were some pretty impressive images. Some images were simply too good to ignore, and the decision was made to award the winning photographer prizes in 1 or more categories where exceptional images were submitted.

We nevertheless have come to a conclusion after considering all these factors – herein are our top 6 favourite photos for our 2016 autumn photo competition!

 

Category, Landscape:

 

1st Prize (Sponsored by Protea Hotel, Clarens) – Paul Naude – One night stay for 2 at Protea Hotel, Clarens plus breakfast & 1 set CVC postcards
Photo name: Adam’s Apple, taken near Glen Reenen rest camp.

Adams Apple - Paul Naude

 

 

2nd Prize (Sponsored by Ian van Straaten Photography) – Bear Hansen– Family photo-shoot and photography workshop in Clarens & 1 set CVC postcards.

Photo - Bear Hansen

3rd Prize (Sponsored by Hack ‘n Steek Knitting Club)– Kieta Weyer – A hike of Golden Gate’s Cathedral Cave & 1 set CVC postcards

Autumn    Kieta Weyer

Photo name: Autumn Dam – taken at Lake Clarens..

 

Category, Subject: Nature

1st Prize (Sponsored by Protea Hotel, Clarens)– Dons Kritzinger – One night stay for 2 at Protea Hotel, Clarens plus breakfast & 1 set CVC postcards

Photo name: Reflections in the mud, taken in Clarens

Reflections in Mud - Dons Kritzinger

2nd Prize (Sponsored by Ian van Straaten Photography) – Jondee Benson – Family photo-shoot & 1 set CVC postcards

Photo name: Waterfall, taken at the Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga.

Waterfall - Jondee Benson

3rd Prize (Sponsored by Hack ‘n Steek Knitting Club)– Bear Hansen – A hike of Golden Gate’s Cathedral Cave & 1 set CVC postcards
Photo name: Bee in Clarens!, taken in Clarens.

Bee in Clarens - Bear Hansen

 

A big well done & congratulations to all our winners!

Thanks also go to all our photography competition participants who supported the CVC, and an extra special thank you to our prize sponsors: Protea Hotel Clarens; Ian van Straaten Photography; Hack ‘n Steek Knitting Club and Du Toit Gas and Machinery Services, for your kind sponsorship of our prizes!