2016 Photo Contest Submissions

First Prize: FinePix XP90 Camera 

Winner: Sheila Waller 

Fishing at Sunset 

Judges comments: This picture is pure cottage nostalgia. The fisherman is beautifully profiled in the foreground and set perfectly against the saturated sunset. More than ticking all the technical boxes, what really won us over was this photo’s artistic merit and overall impact. The mood is serene: A warm sky, calm lake, rod down and reeling in moment. We thought it is a perfect end of the day, “On Golden Pond” picture.


There were 46 photos submitted. The following contest winners were announced at the 2016 AGM:

Larry Vollick-Loon

Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Sharbot Lake Country Inn

Winner: Larry Vollick 

Loon on the Lake 

Judges’ comments: Colour and contrast take centre stage with close second. We loved the way the sharp lines and strong contrast of the loon’s feathers were accentuated by the soft waves of the lake. The loon’s black and white plumage pops against the gorgeous blue of the water. And the piece de resistance was the red punctuation of the loon’s eye. Besides, what’s a lake without a loon?

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Third Prize: Two Cineplex Movie Tickets 

Winner: Tom MacRae 

5 AM in our Bay 

Judges’ comments: While we all liked something different (the sunrise, the mist, or the mood), we all agreed on the overall composition of this one. This picture had nice balance and the kayak helps situate the viewer into the scene. Very peaceful and engaging.


Honorable Mention 

Winner: Bob McWillams 

Reflections on Sharbot Lake 

Judges’ comments: A great mirror image, the clear sky and (remarkably) no wake from the boat of the photographer contribute to the tranquil feeling of this on.