A few of our photo contest winners – from the complete list below – have not yet claimed their trophies:
Canadian Mountain Scene: Kevin Fielding
Mountains in Winter: Alex Popov
Mountain Scenes outside Canada: Ben Churchill
Mountaineering: George Omerod
Rock Climbing: Alan Roessel
Ice Climbing: Felipe Ferriera
Ski Mountaineering: Alan Roessel
Portraits of Mountaineers: Derek Boniecki
Flora: Jim McIvor
Fauna: Catherine Pao
Humour: Lida Frydrychova
Unclassified: Ben Pearman
Club Activities: Felipe Ferreira
Legacy: Sandy Fransham
Best in Show: Kevin Fielding
Please contact Paul Dormaar – firstname.lastname@example.org – to set a date and time when to collect it.
Consolation prizes were given to #2 and #3 of each category who were present at our Christmas potluck.
For your information, the photos were judged based on several factors. General aesthetics is the wow factor upon first viewing a photo. Technical quality includes image sharpness (focus), exposure, colour balance, and light.
Image composition is complex and very subjective, but includes how the subject is framed, depth of view and/or placing the subject in the context of the landscape, how the subject and background interact (is the background distracting?), flow of visual elements through the frame, and more.
Story is simple to explain but difficult to achieve: does the image tell a story? Finally, creativity and difficultly of obtaining the image are taken into account.