12 Aug Princetown sunset lands a win for Andrew Kruh
A photo capturing a beautiful sunset in Princetown with three surf fishermen ankle deep in the Southern Ocean has earned Simpson’s Andrew Kruh an award.
The photo, simply titled Princetown Fishermen, has been adjudged the winner of Timboon and District Healthcare Service’s (TDHS) 2019 photography competition.
TDHS community engagement officer Sabine McKenzie said even though the number of entries wasn’t as high as she had hoped for, the quality of the photos submitted was of a very high standard. She congratulated the winners, who were;
- 1st prize: “Princetown Fishermen” – Andrew Kruh, Simpson
- 2nd prize: “When I grow up I want to be” – Zoe Vogels, Scotts Creek
- 3rd prize: “Broken Falls” – Leanne Harrop, Timboon
Mr Kruh said the photo came about while he was waiting to pick up his wife Mim.
“Mim and our niece were walking the Great Ocean Road Walk from Moonlight Head to Princetown and they took a bit longer than we estimated,” he said.
“I had my camera in the car and started to take a few landscapes. I used my Nikon D800 with a wide angle lens and I took quite a few before deciding on the nicest one.”
Mrs McKenzie said TDHS Community Participation Committee member John Wilson, acting chief executive officer Rebecca van Wollingen and TDHS chief operating officer Sharon Rees formed the selection panel and voted unanimously for Mr Kruh’s entry.
“TDHS would like to congratulate this year’s winners for submitting such wonderful photos,” she said.
“We are very blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world that provides us with such wonderful opportunities, but it’s a whole different story to be skilled enough to capture it on camera.
“A big thanks goes out to all entrants for submitting their photos in this year’s competition. They are of such high quality that many of the images will receive valuable exposure in our 2019 Annual Report, Quarterly newsletter and in other special publications.”
1st prize: “Princetown Fishermen” – Andrew Kruh, Simpson
2nd prize: “When I grow up I want to be” – Zoe Vogels, Scotts Creek
3rd prize: “Broken Falls” – Leanne Harrop, Timboon