After much deliberation the $200 cash winner of the Shoot the Shire Autumn Section is Anna Capel with an amazing up-close and frosty photograph of a barb wire fence.
The photograph is very clever as it captures, in fantastic detail, the frost dew droplets of a cold autumn morning.
Anna won the Spring ‘Best Rural Theme’ Section with a photograph of her son’s work boots.
Anna is very happy with her win and encourages everyone to have a shot and enter the competition. Anna said she uses photography as a way to relax and she says she loves to grab her camera and can snap away for hours.
Richard Kellett entered an action shot of two young horses playing. To have the patience and timing to capture such frolicking was deemed very impressive by the judges. This photograph was a very close second in the overall Autumn Section and actually won ‘Best Rural Theme’. Mr Kellett wins an Olsson’s Baseball Cap and Mini Digital Camera courtesy of H Fay and Sons, Bingara.
Entries are now being taken for the Winner Section of ‘Shoot the Shire’ photography competition which is a joint initiative of Gwydir Shire Council, Bingara and District VISION 20/20, Warialda Chamber of Commerce and Warialda Works.
There is another $200 up for grabs, vouchers for High Quality junior entries, and an overall prize of $1200.
For entry forms or information please drop into the Bingara or Warialda Tourist Information Offices or phone 67 4 0066 (Bingara) or 6729 0046 (Warialda).
The winning photographs can be seen in last week’s Bingara Advocate.
Courtesy of Carmen Southwell