Kapi-Mana News : May 17th 2011
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Inlet environs yield quality photographs FINAL RESULTS: Nature: 1st Charles Jarvie (Whitby), 2nd Brent Higham (Titahi Bay), 3rd Robert Lynch (Camborne); Youth prize Elly Love (Tawa); Junior Sarah Spinks (Tawa). Recreation: 1st Melissa Feint (Plimmerton), 2nd Gregory Young (Tawa), 3rd Gregory Young; Youth no entries; Junior Mikayla Joyce (Whitby). Human Impact: 1st Clive Morris (Whitby), 2nd Derek Fitzgerald (Whitby), 3rd Keith Harrison (Whitby); Youth Laura Murray (Whitby); Junior Jessica Eagle (Whitby). Scenic Impressions: 1st Brent Higham (Titahi Bay), 2nd Matt Duncan (Titahi Bay), 3rd Robert Lynch (Camborne); Youth Laura Murray (Whitby); Junior Jessica Eagle (Whitby). A kingfisher, cockles, discarded bottles and lingering clouds came into winning focus for this year s Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet photo competition. More than 300 prints have now been pored over and the winners of each of the four categories found. Charles Jarvie, of Whitby, topped the Nature section with his well-timed shot of a kingfisher about to gobble a crab; Plimmer- ton s Melissa Feint snapped the top Recreation picture with a boy at play; Clive Morris, of Whitby, secured the Human Impact win- ner by documenting a Pukeko inspecting trash in the wetlands; and Titahi Bay s Brent Higham s photograph of clouds licking the Pauatahanui foothills was judged the best Scenic Impression. Prizes, consisting of vouchers and certificates, were presented to the category and age group winners at Pataka on Sunday by mayor Nick Leggett. In all, 333 prints were received from 56 entrants, including five youths (13-18 years) and eight juniors (aged eight and under). Local photographer Geoff Marshall judged the entries on technical quality, relevance to topic, composition and originality. He said there were a number of high quality images this year, par- ticularly in the Nature and Scenic Impressions categories. Winning pictures will be dis- played in Porirua Library (May 15-25), Palmers Lifestyle Centre (May 26 to June 7), Whitby Mall (June 8-18), and Lighthouse Pauatahanui (June 19-30). Snap up some Pauatahanui scenes Scenic impression: The golden sky and lingering low clouds are the stars of this stunner snapped by Brent Higham of Titahi Bay. Nature: The cycle of life, as captured by Charles Jarvie of Whitby. Recreation: Seashells will always hold a fascination for children, as Plimmerton's Melissa Feint found out. Human impact: What's this doing here? A curious pukeko inspects a stream spoiled with trash, photographed by Clive Morris of Whitby. And vote for your favourite The winners for this year s Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet photo competition have been found -- but which one do you like the best? Keen to expose the winning shots to as many people as poss- ible, Kapi-Mana News is running a Readers Choice poll. We want you, the reader, to tell us which of the four winning images you think is the best. The photographer whose pic- ture garners the most votes will receive a $300 prize pack courtesy of Light House Pauatahanui cin- ema, consisting of free movie tickets and treats from the bar. The runner-up will receive a dinner voucher valued at $150 from Duck Creek Cafe. We recognise voting takes some talent as well, so one lucky reader will be in to win themselves a $100 prize. So get voting! Simply email editor@ kmananews.co.nz and tell us which of the four winning photo- graphs, pictured on this page, deserves extra plaudits: Recreation, Nature, Human Impact or Scenic Impressions? Make sure you include your name and contact details if you want to go into the readers draw for $100. Votes can also be cast on our Facebook page: facebook.com/ kapimananews. Votes will be received up until 5pm, May 30.
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