Honourable Mention Award Winner Window - Camp Picton by Keith Beaty Giclée print (archival photograph), 20" x 30" (27" x 37" framed)
Juror Comments: A historic Ontario ghost town, abandoned Canadian Forces Base Picton, is the setting of this expertly made photograph. The photographer creates a strong sense of feeling with excellent artistic and technical skill, combining hard light in the window with soft light spilling out across the lawn and fading into deep, but still visible shadows, encouraging the eye to wander looking at the details. It is a very successful example of technically challenging night photography. Being both a landscape photograph as well as an architectural one, it shows an adept use of line, shape and composition. The light in the window brings the building alive, hinting at its historic lively past. The scene appears bleak for a moment but as you look closer it is full of beautiful information, grass, wood, light, sky and cloud patterns. These relationships all add up to a poetic experience for the viewer.
This award is sponsored by The Manse Boutique Inn
Keith Beaty had a 45-year career as a staff photographer at the Toronto Star. Now retired, he takes personal photos which reflect his interest in light and form... and, of course, journalism.