Website Competition Winners October 2019

Des Kleineibst - Knysna Photographic Society - Blue Ford Roadster

Congratulations to Des Kleineibst from Knysna Photographic Society

She is our October winner with the image “Blue Ford Roadster” 

I shot the photo in Moncton, Canada for Gil LeBlanc the owner of the car which is a 1933 Ford Roadster, it was his winning entry in the Axalta Coating Systems LLC USA 2019 calendar competition.


I shot the car at night in the car parking lot with the graffiti wall in the background and used bottled water to wet the ground to make it look like it had been raining earlier.

I lit the car and the background by light painting with my single IceLight2 LED light wand , the direct light penetrates the paintwork which really shows off the patina to its best ability.

The above light painting technique works as follows. I need total darkness and after setting up the camera I shoot multiple 8 – 30 second exposures, lighting different parts of the car in each shot, I shoot between 50 and 100 shots with the camera ‘’locked off’’. The shoot takes about 2 hours.

Camera used – Canon 5DsR with 24 -70 lens @f14 @ 50 ISO



Our 1st runner-up is Dries Fourie from Vereeniging Photographic Society with “Life is full of choices”

Dries Fourie - Vereeniging Photographic Society - Life is full of choices  


Our 2nd runner-up is Bennie Vivier from Tygerberg Photographic Society “Giraffe sunset”

Bennie Vivier - Tygerberg Photographic Society - Giraffe sunset


Thank you to the judges :  

CCJ Club – Mark Geldenhuys, David Benn and Anne d’Oliveira







Click here for the October 2019 scoresheet for Website participants


(The images below are thumbnails only and you can click on them to enlarge them.  Before you click an image, hover the mouse over the picture to see the title and the author at the bottom of your screen.  For Mac Users, this might only work if your browser is Firefox.)


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




Members of PSSA only are invited to personally enter any one image per month into this competition, and submit it via Photovault at  If you are not a member of PSSA, you can unfortunately not enter this competition.

If your image has won the Senior or Junior club competition at your club during the month, it will be entered in either of those two competitions for the month.  PLEASE do not enter it into the Web site competition as well for obvious reasons.  Remember, it is the same judges that judge all three competitions for a particular month and having the same image in two competitions, Senior or Junior and the Web site competition will disadvantage the image. If your image does not win in the Senior or Junior Club Competition and you would like to enter it into the Web site competition, you can do so as long as it is a month or so later.

The winning image will be displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month. 

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

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 Website Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.