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)
Junior: lena monteiro
Intermediate: Yogadhish Das
Intermediate: Chak Wong
Senior: Gord Weber
On-Topic First Place Ribbons – Prints
Intermediate: Andy Fraser
General First Place Ribbons – Slides
Junior: Tony Hawara
Intermediate: Brian Rouble
General First Place Ribbons – Prints
Junior: Anna Nitoslawska
Intermediate: Mike Howarth
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.
On-topic slides 44
On-topic prints 5
General slides 38
General prints 9
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.