Our January winner is Martin Barber from Southern Suburbs Camera Club with his image "Sand Bank"

2017.01 1 Martin Barber Southern Suburbs Camera Club Sand bank

Sand bank is a composite with most of the photos that make up this image captured in the Western Cape. The Idea came to me from images I have seen of the ship scrapping yards in India, where ships lay in shallow water waiting to be cut up for scrap metal.

Having a collection of ship photos, I sat down and put this together, this Large strong fishing vessel, abandoned and stranded in calm water as a sort of reminder that we are vulnerable in one way or another.

I used a Nikon D7200 and 17-50mm F2.8 lens and editing in Photoshop CC.



Our 1st runner-up is also Martin Barber from Southern Suburbs Camera Club with his image "Storm at Sea"

2017.01 2 Martin Barber Southern Suburbs Camera Club Storm at sea


Our 2nd runner-up is Anne Hrabar from Knysna Photographic Society with her image "Patagonian Beauty"

2017.01 3 Anne Hrabar Knysna Photographic Society Patagonian beauty


Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Johan Hosten - Pretoria Photographic Society
Melanie Loubser - AFO Photography Club
Johan Kloppers - Fish Hoek Photographic Society


Statistics for Jan 2017 Club Competition Pictures  excel

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This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly winners (Junior and Senior) onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning Junior and Senior image.  These monthly winners get displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.  

For the Club Winning Picture of the Month a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winners for Junior and Senior sections via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault, can be dowloaded here  doc

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Senior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.