A beautifully captured image of a Pixie’s Parasol mushroom has won the top prize in the 2023 Seniors Card Through the Lens photographic competition.
The image titled ‘Early morning opportunity’ was taken by Seniors Card member, Lawrence Vassallo, in the early morning with a perfectly placed drop of dew on top of the brilliant blue mushroom, capturing the light forest around it.
The winning photo was chosen from over 660 images and along with category winners, will feature on the cover of the 2024 Seniors Card Discounts and Deals Directory.
Through the Lens is Office for Ageing Well’s annual photographic competition for Seniors Card members, which showcases and celebrates the skills and creativity of older South Australians. Great photos allow us to connect, they tell a story and allow us to glimpse the subject through the photographers’ eyes. This year’s talented finalists and winners certainly achieved all that and more and show that it is never too late to start a new hobby or renew enthusiasm for an existing one!
“Through the Lens celebrates the creativity and photographic talents of South Australia’s Seniors Card
members. Great photos allow us to connect, they tell a story and allow us to glimpse the subject through the photographers’ eyes. This year’s talented finalists and winners certainly achieved all that and more and show that it is never too late to start a new hobby or renew enthusiasm for an existing on,” says Evlynn Hayes, Manager Seniors Card.
In celebration of this year’s International Day of Older Persons, the inaugural Week of Ageing Well and the Seniors Card program’s 30th anniversary, winners were announced at an exclusive launch event held at the City Library last night.
2023 Through the Lens winners
- Judge’s Choice – Early morning opportunity – Lawrence Vassallo
- Landscape and Nature – Into the Unknown – Steven Genesin
- Artistic Photography – Bubbles – Colin Haigh
- Portrait – Tribute to a Gentleman Artist – Chris Pazera
- Active ageing – Embracing Senior years with oomph! – Bron Michelle
- Meaningful connections – Together Again – Sue Belperio
Finalists and winners in each of the categories have their work featured in the Through the Lens exhibition at the City Library, Rundle Mall throughout October. All South Australians are welcome to view the outstanding work on display during this time.
Congratulations to all finalists for their captivating submissions. Thank you to our sponsors, Atkins Photo Lab, Diamonds Camera, Video and Digital and Claymore Wines.