funding?

i’ve been silent for a while, mainly because we’re waiting on some important news

recently we were encouraged to apply for funding to our local council so we could make wrapped in st marys an annual event

Wrapped in St Marys 2012

after filling in the application we’ve been told by a council officer that our application has been approved in principle

hooray – this is fantastic news!

the council meeting is on monday 17 december – i can’t wait to hear what their final decision is …

winner – viewer’s choice

as i mentioned in a previous post, the winners of the annual Greater Esk Tourism Photographic Competition were announced at a special function on 14 November 2012

the photo which attracted the most votes from the public is entitled autumn with a touch of winter, by peter troode

it’s not difficult to see why this lovely photograph topped the list

owen hughes, who selected a winner for the main prize (fingal artist maggie fletcher), is shown below (right) with peter and the photo which won him the viewer’s choice award

there were a large number of entries this year, so it would not have been an easy task to either judge or vote which was the best photograph

stay tuned to find out what the theme will be for 2013!

and the winner is …

maggie fletcher from fingal with her stunning photograph entitled frosted webs

maggie is a talented artist who is well known for her wonderful paintings and drawings, including miniatures

a well-deserved win, i think you’ll agree!

[judged by launceston photographer owen hughes and presented at a special function on thursday 14 november 2012]

winners announced tonight

GET (Greater Esk Tourism) runs a photography exhbition each year

this year’s theme was seasons in the valleys, and it certainly attracted some wonderful entries – here’s a sampling

tonight the winner will be announced at a cocktail party at purple possum wholefoods and cafe (5 p.m., $10 each)

hope to meet you there!

[to see all the entries, please click here]

dramatic skies

here in oz it’s still winter, but a hint of spring is in the air

these photos were taken within about 15 minutes at around 4 pm one afternoon this week

in this one, i tried to capture the quality of light filtering through the branches of a large gum tree

the sky was amazing, with the sunlight and the clouds interracting and changing all the time

[photos – rita summers]

winter afternoon

such a beautiful day today … frost this morning, then sunshine and just a hint of spring in the air

visited our block after work this afternoon, and couldn’t resist taking these photos of a wonderful gum tree not far from where our house will be built

photo 1 (that’s mt elephant in the background) –

photo 2 (the cattle are on the neighbouring property) –

photo 3 –

[photographs are copyright to rita summers 2012]