Kathryn McGarvey, a long-time resident of North Vancouver and a member of the North Shore Photographic Society (NSPS), has placed first in a national photography competition.
McGarvey’s photograph, “Space Traveller,” was submitted in the Curves and Lines category of a Canadian Association for Photographic Art competition (CAPA) judged in October. “Winning this competition was totally unexpected,” she says. “I never dreamed when I started five years ago that one of my photos would be chosen first in Canada. I can honestly say that this only happened because of everything I have learned by being an NSPS member. I am so lucky to be part of such a phenomenal camera club.”
The winning photograph is a night shot of Valencia, Spain’s stunning Hemisferic and its reflection. Using Photoshop, “I took out the surrounding buildings so that it stood out on its own. It reminded me of something futuristic, hence the name, “Space Traveller.”
In addition to this recognition, McGarvey also has had a number of honourable mentions in other CAPA competitions and has recently been published in the CAPA monthly magazine with an article titled, “A Rookie’s Trip to Kruger National Park.”
The North Shore Photographic Society meets three Mondays a month at North Shore Unitarian Church (Fireside Room), 370 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver, B.C.