We won a club Gold Medal – Trierenberg Super Circuit, Austria 2013
In the last two decades, the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique has conducted the Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria. The circuit has attracted hundreds of thousands of pictures from nearly all countries around the world. It is by far the largest annual salon of photography on the globe. Of the thousands accepted only few are accepted for display and even less win gold or get published.
The Launceston Photographic Society Entry
The Launceston Photographic Society entered this year, and I submitted these four images which were all accepted and displayed in Salons in Innsbruck, and Linz amongst the world’s best images.
Out of thousands of clubs from across the world, with 20,000 images submitted, only 13 clubs won gold. We were one of them.
The circuit also publishes a coffee table book/catalogue of the very best of the winners, called Masterpieces from Around the Globe. I was honoured to see one of my winning images had been selected.
Belinda Fettke and Ross Coad, both extremely talented photographers were also featured in the catalogue. Well done guys.
My Four Submissions
Here are my four submissions and a shot from their catalogue. It is quite a mixture but shows my type of style quite well, I think. A classic wedding image I took last year, a child portrait, heavily inspired by Bill Gekas, a grungy self portrait of my bagpipes and another selfie, but this time a cartoon look with my features all heavily exaggerated in Photoshop (yes I don’t actually look quite that odd normally!)