Looking through the lens

22/07/2019 Posted by admin

HEIGHTS: George Ingerman took this photo from atop the Point Lowly lighthouse, with his feet and truck in view.
Nanjing Night Net

George Ingerman proved that he is certainly not afraid of heights when taking a daring photo for the regional Through the Lens: Seniors Card Photographic Exhibitioncompetition.

The local electrician who does work inside the Point Lowly Lighthouse, managed to find the right angle to truly show the dizzying site from atop the building.

Mr Ingerman placed second in the Regional Australia competition in the Through the Lens competition, which had over 400 entries, and his photo was displayed in the Adelaide Convention Centre as a result.

“I was pretty casual about it in the first place, I initially entered as a bit of a lark, just putting a nickname onthetitle and a rather shabby description,” he said.

“Later it became a little bit more professional as things evolved, and I had to workshop my description of the photo through email in order to fineness the entry.”

Mr Ingerman said it was simply ‘seeing the opportunity’ which gave him the idea for the photo.

“I like taking photos and working as an electrician on the lighthouse itself I would often go outside and have a look around, thinking ‘wow’,” he said.

“The Whyalla Council takes care of the lighthouse and I work for a contractor who does all the electrical work for the council.

“I always had the idea of doing that top-down photo, I also took some panoramas from up the top as well, which took in the Santos jetty and right around the base –it really showed the Peninsula.”

However it was the top-down photo that Mr Ingerman found to be the best, and the one which took the most effort to take.

“I had to go as far over the railing as I could, at the edge of the image you can see a handrail, and I had my shins pressed against it as hard as I could to get the photo,” he said.

“I think this one was always my favourite photo I took up there.”

Though Mr Ingerman did not receive feedback from the judges, he said he was happy to finish second in the Regional South Australia category.

“I didn’t expect to be a regional finalist, but it was satisfying to finish in that position,” he said.

The Through the Lens competition was part of International Day of Older Persons celebrations, andwas open to all South Australian Seniors Card members from June 2 to July 29 2016.

The competition and exhibition promote active ageing by celebrating the skills of older South Australians through the art of photography, and demonstrates that people can learn and create at any age.

Colin Sanderson won the competition with his photo of theArckaringa Hills at sunrise, taken at Arckaringa Station.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments are closed.