'Cruising' Giant Australian Cuttlefish - Ian Patterson
Through the Lens is part of International Day of Older Persons celebrations. The competition and exhibition promote ageing well by celebrating the skills of older South Australians through the art of photography and demonstrate that people can learn and create at any age.
Seniors Card members love to share their stories, and other members love to hear them. Photos speak a thousand words. Through the Lens is a wonderful opportunity for Seniors Card members to share photos that they have taken, that reflect their lives and interests.
Watch this space for more information about the 2023 instalment of Through the Lens!
All South Australian Seniors Card members were invited to enter Through the Lens, the Seniors Card photographic competition.
Entries are now closed. More than 700 entries were received.
Finalists and winners were invited to a special event at the City Library in Rundle Mall on 29 September 2022, where winners were announced. Winners and finalists had their work featured in an exhibition at the City Library for public view throughout October 2022. The exhibition is now closed.
Ian Patterson took out the Judge's Choice Award for his photo, 'Cruising' Giant Australian Cuttlefish.
The photo was taken at Point Lowly near Whyalla at a depth of 3 metres. A large male is displaying all his magnificent colours in the hope of finding a mate. The camera used was a Canon G15 in a Nauticam housing, with an externally mounted wide angle lens and a single Inon D2000 Strobe.
Judge's Choice Award and Landscape & nature
|Ian Patterson||'Cruising' Giant Australian Cuttlefish|
|Liz Daniels||RIP Micky|
|Suzanne Opitz||Senior Swans|
|Cherie Anderson||Pop and Grandson “The cycle of life”|
View all of the 2022 finalist and winning photos (PDF 2.72MB).
The winner of the Judge’s Choice Award won a $500 gift card thanks to sponsor Diamonds Camera, Video and Digital, a large ready-to-hang print of their photo thanks to sponsor, Atkins Photo Lab, a bottle of 2018 Black Magic Woman Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to sponsor, Claymore Wines and the winning photograph will be featured on the Seniors Card website and cover of the 2023 Seniors Card Discount Directory.
Winners in each of the five categories won a $100 gift card thanks to sponsor Diamonds Camera, Video and Digital, a large ready-to-hang print of their photo thanks to sponsor, Atkins Photo Lab a bottle of 2018 Black Magic Woman Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to sponsor, Claymore Wines and their photos will be featured on the Seniors Card website and cover of the 2023 Seniors Card Discount Directory.
Finalists in each of the five categories won a large ready-to-hang print of their photo thanks to sponsor, Atkins Photo Lab.
Robert Armitage's photo 'Paddle boarding on the Onkaparainga' took out the top prize in 2015. It is one of Robert's favourite local spots for photography during spring.
Colin Sanderson's image, 'Arckaringa Hills at sunrise' was the winning image in 2016. The Painted Desert at sunrise made for a stunning display of golden light.
A photo depicting a 360 degree view of participants at a seniors camp won in 2017. This incredibly artistic photograph was taken by Grant Hugo at Carrickalinga.
A photo depicting the strong hypnotic stare of Ellie the owl won in 2018. David Munro was awarded the top prize for his photo taken at the Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island.
A photo depicting a striking lionfish won in 2019. Ian Patterson was awarded the top prize for his photo taken during a night dive off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Kay Jamieson’s photo, ‘Crossing the line’ took out the top prize in 2020. Kay's 62 year old friend manages the tricky boat-to-boat transfer during a bespoke outing in Coffin Bay.
Ian Probyn took out the Judge's Choice Award in 2021 for his photo, 'All of us'. Ian’s winning photo is a portrait of a colony of tube worms, isolated on black.