January 2015 Abstracts Competition Results

January 2015 Abstracts Competition 

As a result of the January competition, there were two promotions: Congratulations to Lise Presseault and Anna Nitoslawska, who both moved up to Intermediate level.

 On-Topic First Place Ribbons – Slides

(click on the thumbnails to see full-size images)

Juniorlena monteiro

My Dream lena monteiro
My Dream, lena monteiro

Intermediate:  Yogadhish Das

Curves, Yogadish Das
Curves, Yogadish Das

Intermediate:  Chak Wong

Shangrila Hotel, Chak Wong
Shangrila Hotel, Chak Wong

Senior:  Gord Weber

Hills, Gord Weber
Hills, Gord Weber

On-Topic First Place Ribbons – Prints

Intermediate:  Andy Fraser

Compressor, Andy  Fraser
Compressor, Andy Fraser

General First Place Ribbons – Slides

Junior:  Tony Hawara

Dried Fish- Macau, China Tony Hawara
Dried Fish- Macau, China Tony Hawara

Intermediate:  Brian Rouble

Sharp Dressed Man, Brian Rouble
Sharp Dressed Man, Brian Rouble

General First Place Ribbons – Prints

Junior:  Anna Nitoslawska

New York Guard Rail, Anna Nitoslawska
New York Guard Rail, Anna Nitoslawska

Intermediate:  Mike Howarth

Serenity, Mike Howarth
Serenity, Mike Howarth

Judges

Gilles Vézina, Janice Street, Denis Rul
Gilles Vézina, Janice Street, Denis Rule

The judges for the Abstracts competition were Gilles Vézina, Janice Street, and Denis Rule

Gilles Vézina is the RAPC Vice Chair, and has been a club member since 2003. A CAPA-certified judge, Gilles is an excellent and eclectic photographer, whose images are both imaginative and technically excellent.

Janice Street is passionate about nature photography, but also loves to photograph people and architecture. A long-time member of the Camera Club of Ottawa, Janice has achieved Masterclass standing in the CCO. She has also published the wonderful book Frost on Windows.

Denis Rule is well-known Ottawa-based commercial photographer and videographer with over 35 years of experience. Denis regularly attends international photography seminars both as an instructor and a student to share and learn the latest artistic and technological photographic trends.

Stats

On-topic slides     44
On-topic prints        5
General slides        38
General prints           9
Disqualifications     2

Total  entries          96

The judges were very conservative in their marks. On-topic images received an average of 20.1 points, while the average mark for general images was 20.0. The highest mark awarded was 25.

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