The 2020 WTMC Photo Competition was judged in an online Wednesday club night 2 September by Grant Newton. As in previous years Grant offered critical comment on every photo entered – which is of course a great way to learn what is good and what is not so good in a photograph and therefore how to improve your own photography.
The number of WTMC members entering the competition this year was down on previous years and seems to be a continuing tend away from taking quality photographs in favour of snapshots for social media. Meanwhile in many other clubs the standard of photography is increasing to the point where once WTMC would win many places in the FMC competition to now where we win very few or none.
The entry categories of the competition followed those of the FMC national photo competition. Club winning photos, and the runners-up, in each category are forwarded to the national FMC competition. And as in previous years there are some very generous prizes on offer – including a two week voyage to the NZ Sub Antarctic Islands. The results of this competition will be announced in the November FMC Bulletin.
The winners and runners-up chosen by Grant were:
Above the bushline with a human element
Above the bushline without a human element
Below the bushline with a human element
Below the bushline without a human element
Native Flora and Fauna