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Fallbrook Camera Club bestows awards

FALLBROOK – At the Fallbrook Camera Club’s awards banquet held May 7 at San Luis Rey Downs, club president and master of ceremonies Lin Craft introduced all past and present officers of the organization and thanked them for their work throughout the year.

She also recognized all the competition judges and the program presenters who contributed to the club’s interesting year.

With table floral arrangements made by Christel Lakata, later raffled off as door prizes, guests enjoyed a delicious tri tip and chicken dinner.

Mel Forman arranged a wide array of door prizes for the event, including photography-related gift certificates. Everyone that attended received a door prize.

Neil Lakata and Lin Craft conducted a slide and digital presentation of all the images submitted by the members throughout the year.

Awards were made by category based on year-end judging. The winners are as follows:

Image of the Year

Lin Craft, “Plowing the Rice Terraces”

Dr. Paul Kovach Award for Best Composition

Mel Forman, “S Curve”


1st - Kathy Elmore, “Motherly Love”

2nd - Leonard Hawn, “Doves”

3rd - Lin Craft, “Magical Night”

HM - Neil Lakata, “Canadian Wonderland”; Chuck Boatman, “The Gateway”; and Carol Moon, “Tarahumera Indian Woman”

Projected Images


1st - Lin Craft, “Chinese Opera Star”

2nd - Mel Forman, “’S’ Curve”

3rd - Shirley Poole, “Cute Little Squirrel”

HM - Neil Lakata, “Hammocks for Sale”; Christel Lakata, “Open for Business”; Mike Reardon, “Clean, Clear Water”; and Sandy Schiefer, “Patches”


1st - Lin Craft, “Wake Up and Look at Me”

2nd - Mel Forman, “Siesta Time”

3rd - Christel Lakata, “Seals on Ice Floet”

HM – Jean Harsha, “Wrapped in Gems”; Kathy Elmore, “Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush”; and Marjorie Weaver, “Brothers”

Photo travel

1st - Chuck Boatman, “Painted Ladies”

2nd - Jean Harsha, “Bad Water”

3rd - Mike Reardon, “Roman Aqueduct-France”

HM- Christel Lakata, “Floating on Glacial Lake”; and Neil Lakata, “Lighthouse”

High points

1st - Mel Forman with 325 points

2nd - Lin Craft with 322 points

3rd - Christel Lakata with 313 points


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