HPS FynArts exhibition an outstanding success
HPS FynArts exhibition an outstanding success

HPS FynArts exhibition an outstanding success

The Hermanus Photographic Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in style with an exhibition showcasing 46 professionally curated images from 17 club photographers. The well-attended opening evening on 15 June 2022 paved the way for a successful event as part of the annual Hermanus FynArts festival. More than 450 visitors graced the pop-up gallery over a period of four days. Many voted for their favourite three images while others left highly supportive comments in the guest book.

Overall, scenic and contemporary images attracted the most attention while viewers generally found colour images more appealing than monochrome. The most popular image was ‘Colourful curves’, a contemporary portrayal of Walker Bay waves, by Phil Sturgess. ‘Revealing the rich tones of winter’ by Carina de Klerk and ‘Daily catch’ by Hestie das Neves were neck to neck in the vote for most popular images.

A virtual gallery with all the images and overviews of the photographers are available online

A total of 489 votes was cast. Scenic images followed by contemporary was by far more popular compared to nature or photo journalism. The next club meeting is on 6 July at 19h00 at the NG Kerk Hermanus in Main Street. Visitors are welcome at the event.

Image namePhotographerTotal score
Colourful curvesPhil Sturgess41
Revealing the rich tones of winterCarina de Klerk32
Daily catchHestie Das Neves30
Taking a napRene Dewar27
Morning has brokenPhil Sturgess23
Glowing Overberg fieldsPhil Sturgess22
Some or other cactusLinda Kotzenberg19
Cape Buffalo at WaterholeDavid Wilson19
The Desolate JettyCrighton Klassen18
VuurvinkieCharles Naude17
Sunset  Table MountainCrighton Klassen17
BookwormDavid Wilson16
Standing guardHestie Das Neves13
African skiesCarina de Klerk12
Facing a Tough LifeCharles Naude12
Fishing in the RainCharles Naude11
Dead Vlei sculpturesPhil Sturgess11
TierboskatCharles Naude11
InterferenceDaniel Reddie10
Will I make itElizma Fourie10
CascadesCarina de Klerk9
LiquescentDaniel Reddie9
Is this the hanging treeSheron Pretorius9
Valpairiso grafittiLinda Kotzenberg9
Standing proudHestie das Neves8
Beautiful displayIngrid Grundlingh7
Taking a restRobyn  Simmons6
Just another Franskraal SunsetRene Pretorius6
Macro magicIngrid Grundlingh6
CamaraderieDaniel Reddie5
BoKaap LinesMarié Botes5
Eye of the beastElizma Fourie5
Waking upElizma Fourie5
An early morning walkDavid Wilson4
Take me to your leaderDaniel Reddie4
Bo-Kaap blue and white stepsKobus Botes3
Contemporary look at the top of the stairsDaniel Reddie3
Im too sexy for this picPeter Jacquire3
And with a swing of the hipsRobyn  Simmons2
Drinking TogetherRene Pretorius2
Giraffe against horizonElizma Fourie2
Kalon EnsembleDavid Wilson2
The SoliostRene Dewar2
Dusty Kgalagadi SunriseMarié Botes1
Striking Strelitzia PoseRene Dewar1
Sandy LandingCharles Naude0
Votes received from visitors