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The winners of Experience Oberon’s Autumn Photography competition have been decided. The most popular category was Landscape, with 31 entries, which is not surprising, given the beautiful part of the world in which we live!

Most of the categories had a good selection of entries from which our two judges, respected local photographers, Paul Ferry and Lynne Causer, chose a winner.
The winner of the Active section was Janelle Menzies with her photo of a group of ducks. Janelle will soon be an Oberon local. She and her husband are moving to Oberon from the Central Coast next month. The Historical section winner was local resident, Janet Bailey, with her photo of a shed in a very dry paddock.

Thankfully, the seasons have turned and that scene would now be a wonderful shade of green. The winner in the Industry section was another local, Stewart Harradence with his photo of Borg’s Factory at sunset. The winner in the Landscape section was Erika Seymour, who was visiting from Canberra, with her photo of rocks in Lake Oberon.

The judges commented that there were many excellent photos amongst the entries which made choosing a winner difficult. They had some words of advice too regarding what makes a good photo. “Composition is very important. Look for the focal point of interest and try to ensure you have a balanced photo. As a rule of thumb, work on thirds in your composition. So, look for one third sky, for example, one third subject, which would usually be in the middle and one third base.”

There were some very appealing photos that did not meet the image resolution criteria, so could not be considered for a prize. One megabyte is the minimum required for the competition, so it is important to make sure your photo is going to have this level of resolution. Check your settings before you start snapping!
Unfortunately, there were no entries in the children’s Open section which is for 8 to 12 year olds. Hopefully there will be lots of entries in the Winter competition which has just started. The categories remain the same, being Active, Historical, Industry and Landscape. The photographs need to be taken in the Oberon area.

The Winter competition closes on September 30. Send your entries to and don’t forget to state in which category you are entering your photo, your name and contact details.

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