Wishing for Wind is a National Award Winner!

Award Winning Image - 2013 PPOC Image Competition

I am so excited and honoured to announce that my photograph Wishing for Wind won a national award last week!

This photograph was taken on July 1st, last summer around 7:30am. I saw the bridge and the clouds from my livingroom window and immediately grabbed my gear and jumped in my car. It wasn’t until I was driving downtown I realized I was still in my pyjamas! I stopped and did some shooting at a few locations, but eventually ended up along the walkway in front of the Prestige Hotel. My photo buzz was on as I walked closer and closer to the water. In order to get the shot, I had to climb the fence and one more step to my left, I would have been in the lake! In post production the image has some traditional dodging and burning applied – but no special effects – this is what it looked like that morning.

Technical data: Canon 5D, 70-200L 2.8 lens. Shot @ 95mm Exposure: 1/100 sec, f10, ISO 100

Thank you so much to the Professional Photographers of Canada for supporting me in my craft. My growth as a photographer has skyrocketed since I joined this organization!


Press Release:

The 2013 National Image Competition Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada was exhibited last week during Canadian Imaging Conference and Trade Show, in Vancouver, BC. Nelson Photographer Melissa Welsh received first place in the Pictorial/Floral class for her image “Wishing for Wind”.

The image of the iconic Big Orange Bridge was also chosen for the PPOC Loan collection. The loan collection is a very small and elite group of images that have risen to the top. This collection represents the highest level of excellence of photographs in Canada.

The Professional Photographers of Canada is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. The Association qualifies and supports photographers to become industry leaders and works to inform the public of the values of hiring an accredited professional photographer. National Image Competition is judged by a panel of Master Photographers and is the most celebrated photographic competition in Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Tanya Thompson
PPOC Executive Director Phone: 1-888-643-PPOC e-mail: ppoc@rogers.com Web: http://www.ppoc.ca

Melissa Welsh
1481 Knox Road Nelson, BC V1L 6T4 (604) 354-6046 info@melissawelshphotography.com

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