‘Floating on air’ after photo award

Award winner. . . Gore Camera Club member Glennis Taylor received a Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon bronze medal for her photograph of St Kilda beach. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Gore Camera Club member Glennis Taylor is “floating on air” after placing in a landscape photographic competition.

She received a bronze medal in the Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon.

The annual competition is run by the Christchurch Photographic Society and aims to encourage the taking of creative landscape photographs.

The society received 574 entries in the salon but gave awards to only 112.

The awards were made up of one gold medal, two silver, three bronze, 25 honours and 81 acceptances.

Taylor entered a photograph of St Kilda Beach, which she took on a Canon 7D, she said.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever entered.”

The photograph was taken several years ago.

Usually, people took photographs of the partly submerged piles on the beach, which was what she planned to do until she glanced to her left.

The remains of the posts appealed to her so she photographed them.

“I like what you’ve got of the posts and it’s nice and sharp and the background is kind of pastel colours.”

She decided it might be the only time she would win a medal so travelled to Christchurch for the presentation.

“It was just pretty cool.”

She had been a member of the club for more than 10 years, she said.

Landscape photography was one of her favourite forms.

The secret of taking a good photograph was the light.

“It’s got to be morning or evening really.

“The middle of the day is just flat light.”

Another member, Mike Venz, had two acceptances in the competition.