PSNZ Convention – The Last Post

We had another great day to finish off what has been a great convention.

Newell Grenfell‘s image of the Anzac Service at Seymour Square won the prize for best “Different View” from Canon – here presented by Rochelle Mora.

Newell Grenfell Winning Best Photo

Sorry, but I don’t have any photos of the major raffle draw where first prize was an Eizo 27 inch monitor.  I was too busy going up and down to the stage to collect both the third prize and the first prize.  🙂

Sally Mason gave an extra talk which had only been arranged at the last minute to help out. She showed more of her wonderful images and audiovisuals and reminded us all of the need to play and experiment

Sally Mason Extra Presentation

Peter Eastway gave another presentation, starting with an impressive AV of images from Bhutan.  What was even more impressive, and very instructive, was that he then proceeded to demonstrate how he had post-processed some of the original images to produce the final works.

Peter Eastway Bhutan

A lot of people were thanked for all the effort they had put into making this convention a success, including speakers Sally Mason and Peter Eastway.  Tony Bridge was presented with, and was clearly looking forward to, a very nice bottle of single malt.

Tony Bridge and Whisky

Simon Woolf was sincerely thanked for all he had done, and presented with a nice six pack of wine:

Simon Woolf and Wine

Murry Cave was also thanked, and presented with whisky (apologies for the quality of this image).

Murry Cave Whisky

Here’s the local organizing Committee:

Thanks to Local Organizing Committee


And the two women who led the organization of the Convention, and were instrumental in its success –  Gillian Clover and Carolyn Hope:

Gillian and Carolyn

Finally, it was up to Shona Jaray to make her final address as PSNZ President and formally close the convention.

Shona Final Address as President

So that’s it for another PSNZ National Convention. I’ve enjoyed sharing what it’s been like, especially for those who for various reasons aren’t able to be here. Thank you for the positive feedback I’ve received – it’s much appreciated.

Mark your calendars now for Tauranga next year: 29 April to 3 May 2015.

8 thoughts on “PSNZ Convention – The Last Post”

  1. Hi there, just a correction for you, the image you have labelled ‘The Local Organising Committee’ is actually the Honours winners of their LPSNZ !!

    Other than that have really enjoyed the updates you have sent out over the duration of the Convention.

    Cheers April Stark

  2. Roger Thwaites

    Neil, First-rate job! Your updates on convention accompanied by up-to-date images, was great. Like Sue, I also enjoyed your posts, and it was great to look back over each of the days activities, as you saw it.
    Good Work.

    Kind regards,

    P.S. I have images of the ‘Albatross Encounter’ if you would like some?

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