Senior Club Competition Winners July 2022

Dirk Heyns from AFO Fotografieklub is our July winner!

Dirk, congratulations on your winning image – Die oog

Dirk says:- 
The image was taken at the EFC 94 tournament on 30 May this year.

I used a R6 Canon camera and a EF 70-200 2.8 lens at 1/1000 sec, F3.2 and at ISO 8000.

I absolutely love the eye detection function of this camera, which provides a much higher percentage of usable images.

The R6 mirrorless camera is fantastic in low light conditions – even better than his more expensive R5 bigger brother – and shooting at ISO 8000 and even higher does not pose serious noise problems. I use Topaz to remove the little noise that is visible, as it does not soften the images.
 
Due to Covid-19 regulations that were in place, the tournament took place at the EFC High Performance Institute in Sandton with only a few spectators, making it possible for me to stand very close to the cage. The camera therefore did not pick up the mesh that always spoils images when shooting at the normal distance of around a metre from the cage.
 
The fighter with his eye to the camera is Cameron Saaiman, who eventually went on to win the Bantamweight championship belt.

Our 1st runner-up is Kevin Fowler from Alberton Camera Club with “The Dare”

Our 2nd runner-up is Henri le Roux from George Camera Club with “Confrontation”

Thank you to the judges:

Johan Brits – Vanderbijlparkse Fotografiese Vereniging
Ursula Bauman – Vereeniging Photographic Society
Johann van der Walt – Sandton Photographic Society

Click here for the July 2022 scoresheet for Seniors

JULY 2022 SENIOR CLUB WINNER FINALISTS (You can click on the images to enlarge them and use the arrows on the image to go back and forth.)

(these images are also available on Dropbox to download and show at your club evenings  – just forward the webmaster your email address and ask to be added to the shared folder)

AFO Photography Club - Dirk Heyns - Die oog

AFO Photography Club - Dirk Heyns - Die oog

Alberton Camera Club - Kevin Fowler - The Dare

Alberton Camera Club - Kevin Fowler - The Dare

Amber Camera Club - Shirley Swingler - Sharing a tail

Amber Camera Club - Shirley Swingler - Sharing a tail

Battlefields Camera Club - Adri Du plessis - Nog jonk

Battlefields Camera Club - Adri Du plessis - Nog jonk

Benoni Camera Club - Morne Wright - Luna

Benoni Camera Club - Morne Wright - Luna

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Jannes Drotsky - low level take off

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Jannes Drotsky - low level take off

Bloemfontein Kameraklub - Geo Jooste - Curly

Bloemfontein Kameraklub - Geo Jooste - Curly

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Hennie Louw - Bateleur

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Hennie Louw - Bateleur

Brandpuntfotoklub - Hannes Bronkhorst - Cigar smoking

Brandpuntfotoklub - Hannes Bronkhorst - Cigar smoking

Cape Town Photographic Society - Kim Stevens - Diagonals

Cape Town Photographic Society - Kim Stevens - Diagonals

Centurion Camera Club - Riette Coetzer - Passionate DJ

Centurion Camera Club - Riette Coetzer - Passionate DJ

Creative Camera Club - Theo Potgieter - Homeward Bound

Creative Camera Club - Theo Potgieter - Homeward Bound

Durban Camera Club - Mark Zunckel - Babbler Posing

Durban Camera Club - Mark Zunckel - Babbler Posing

Edenvale Photographic Club - TT Vadivelu - Singapore Esplanade

Edenvale Photographic Club - TT Vadivelu - Singapore Esplanade

Ermelo Foto Klub - Leon Drotsky - Zebra foal on the run

Ermelo Foto Klub - Leon Drotsky - Zebra foal on the run

Fish Hoek Photographic  Society - karyn Parisi - Cape Fox Pair

Fish Hoek Photographic Society - karyn Parisi - Cape Fox Pair

George Camera Club - Henri le Roux - confrontation

George Camera Club - Henri le Roux - confrontation

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Christa Koekemoer - Rooinekvalk

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Christa Koekemoer - Rooinekvalk

Helderberg Photographic Society - Rachel Gemmell - Leaves Swirling

Helderberg Photographic Society - Rachel Gemmell - Leaves Swirling

Hermanus Photographic Society - Luke Horsten - Three Plus Three

Hermanus Photographic Society - Luke Horsten - Three Plus Three

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - Michelle Pearson - Bearded vulture closeup

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - Michelle Pearson - Bearded vulture closeup

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Oupa Coetzee - Here comes the sun

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Oupa Coetzee - Here comes the sun

Knysna Photographic Society - Anne Hrabar - Maletsunyane falls 1

Knysna Photographic Society - Anne Hrabar - Maletsunyane falls 1

Kriel Foto Club - Spokie vd Merwe - Lepelaar vroeg oggend

Kriel Foto Club - Spokie vd Merwe - Lepelaar vroeg oggend

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Corine Ross - Ribbons of Light

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Corine Ross - Ribbons of Light

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Mark Dutton - Ladybird Face

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Mark Dutton - Ladybird Face

Maritzburg Camera Club - Rob Hart - Dezzi Biker

Maritzburg Camera Club - Rob Hart - Dezzi Biker

Midlens Fotoklub - Glynnis Labuschagne - From dawn

Midlens Fotoklub - Glynnis Labuschagne - From dawn

National Photographic Club - Francois Venter - Kogelbaai Rocks

National Photographic Club - Francois Venter - Kogelbaai Rocks

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Renata Ewald - spots up high

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Renata Ewald - spots up high

On the Rocks Camera Club - Arlene Mullins - Fungus

On the Rocks Camera Club - Arlene Mullins - Fungus

Pretoria Photographic Society - Alta Oosthuizen - Corset beauty

Pretoria Photographic Society - Alta Oosthuizen - Corset beauty

Princes Grant Camera Club - Dave Miller - Preening

Princes Grant Camera Club - Dave Miller - Preening

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Phil Hall - End of day

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Phil Hall - End of day

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Simon Fletcher - Amazing Nicci

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Simon Fletcher - Amazing Nicci

Sandton Photographic Society - Robbie Aspeling - Eyes

Sandton Photographic Society - Robbie Aspeling - Eyes

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Leon Pelser - The old man reading

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Leon Pelser - The old man reading

Scottburgh Camera Club - Kobus Mare - Mayo

Scottburgh Camera Club - Kobus Mare - Mayo

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Rodney Cory - Lady Pilot

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Rodney Cory - Lady Pilot

Swartland Fotografieklub - Herman Olivier - Healing waters

Swartland Fotografieklub - Herman Olivier - Healing waters

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Johan Van Wyk - Clyde

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Johan Van Wyk - Clyde

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Renee Storme - Moving Clouds

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Renee Storme - Moving Clouds

Vereeniging Photographic Society - Francois Oosthuysen - Classic Abby

Vereeniging Photographic Society - Francois Oosthuysen - Classic Abby

Westville CC-Howard Gillitt - Three Rhinos

Westville CC-Howard Gillitt - Three Rhinos

HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?

This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Senior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image.  The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Web site for the duration of the month.  

For the Senior Club Competition Winner of the Month, a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the Senior club winner via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com.

Click here to download instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault

Frequently we do require high resolutions of these images as PSSA use them for Print Exhibitions to promote PSSA as well as showcasing the work being done around the country.

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