For the last month i have had to keep a very big secret… A while ago i had a phone call from the City of Swan’s Paul Burnell in Corporate Communications regarding the use of my ‘Midland Bullet’ image as the cover of the 2010 Perth StreetSmart Street Directory! I have had confirmation this morning and it’s all go go go! The 2010 street directory will have differing covers depending on what locality you live in. The directory itself is the same just a different cover, my image will adorn the City of Swan edition. This is such exciting news for me! Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks as they will hitting the stands. I should hopefully have a snapshot of the cover soon. Oh and to all my close friends, three guesses what you’re getting for Christmas…
It was most certainly an unexpected and exciting night for me last night… I attended the opening night of the Swan Kaleidoscope Community Photographic Competition after submitting a couple of entries a while ago. The competition is for photos that were taken around the City of Swan in the past twelve months. There were three categories, i entered the Swan Places and Swan Features categories.
My first entry was taken at the back of one of my favourite eateries, Alfred’s Kitchen in Guildford. Once filled on uber tasty hamburgers and nicely toasted in front of the bonfire i set the tripod up out the back in the car park for some long exposures on the trains. The second photo was taken at a very low down angle in Ellenbrook while on a late afternoon walk with my sister and her husband.
After arriving late and missing the presentations for the Judges awards i learnt that i had actually won in two categories! I am still in shock, these were my first entries into any competition. There were some fantastic photos on display with works from all ages. Congratulations to the other winners! Thank you to the Minister for the Arts, John Day, the City of Swan and the wonderful staff that hosted the night.
An exhibition of the submitted entries opened last night and runs until September 6th at the Midland Town Hall.