The road to gold…

Tulip StudyIt’s been a while since I won a medal in Celbridge Camera Club league competition.  In fact it’s been seven years!  My last success in the league competitions was as novice when I won Novice Photographer of the Year, 2009.  Since then I’ve had some montly placings, but not enough consistency in my work to be placed overall in the medals for the year.

Well, this year that has changed:-)  I was delighted on Friday night to receive medals in all three sections, silver in both Mono and Colour, and joint Gold with Gerry Kerr for Projected Image.  Congratulations to Gerry and all the winners, and thanks to Christine Taylor for organising the league competition throughout the year.  Thanks to Lilian Webb for sharing the prize giving images.

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I’ve made a gallery of the images I submitted throughout the year: Celbridge League entries 2015/16.

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These medals are hard won.  When I think of everything else I’ve done in the intervening seven years, a Masters in Image Processing and Analysis, AIPF distinction, AFIAP distinction.  The work towards distinctions definitely focused my work and improved my output.

So now as I catch up on Salon entries to try make EFIAP next year, I wonder will I have what it takes to achieve the coveted Advanced POTY 2017… always a next goal:-)