An enthusiastic and excited crowd gathered at 10 Carden St on Saturday November 26th to view the winning photos. The photographers, their families and friends had their first opportunity to see the “photo forest” selected by the contest judges. Thanks to the financial sponsors (the Stone Store and Meridian Credit Union) the photos were printed by Ponds Foto Source and beautifully framed by Wyndham Art Supplies Kloepfer Custom Framing.
Judge Tom Dietrich gave an inspiring summary of the photos and some of the interesting artistic interpretations of the themes. It was challenging for the judges to select the winners from such an excellent collection of photo submissions. By the time we were ready for the drinks and treats there was lots of conversation about photography, the winners and the beauty of both the photos and our wonderful Guelph trees.
A big thank you is extended to all the contestants who participated and made it such a terrific event and to our judges, Tom Dietrich, Oxanna Adams and Doug Steel who did an excellent job.
The Photos remained at 10 Carden St until December 2nd. Photographer, Nick Mares who is one of the winners, has donated a beautiful photo of a tree backlit in the morning sunshine to be used as a fundraiser for GUFF. Details on that will be provided at a later date. You can check out his photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/33385365@N08/
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