Photographers in Vernon have some award-winning images to share.
The Vernon Photography Club earned a silver medal in the North Shore Photographic Challenge (NSPC), B.C.’s premiere photo competition for close to 40 years. The competition draws hundreds of photographers and clubs from around the province each year.
The relatively small Vernon club has been punching above its weight in competitions for several years now, winning awards over Lower Mainland clubs with four to five times the membership.
“The Vernon club has always welcomed photographers of all skill levels, many of whom have gone on to become excellent photographers and added to the overall skill level that the club now enjoys. The club always welcomes all photographers; absolute beginners who may have just picked up a camera and want to learn through to skilled experts,” said club spokesperson Ian Bull.
Six local photographers represented the club at this year’s Challenge: Mary-Anne Morgan, Lois McNiven, Svetlana Shkuratova, Dale Eurich, Richard Hues and Bruce Borrowman.
For her entry titled “Metal Skyline,” McNiven created a miniature skyline out of metal objects reflecting off a surface, like skyscrapers next to water. Shkuratova’s photo, “There was a Crooked Crow,” captures an image of a crow uniquely distorted through a pane of glass. Hues’ entry, “Aruban Classic,” is a standard portrait in black and white that captures outstanding detail.