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Photo comp winner

Photo comp winner A photograph of a passing train taken nearby Lakemba train station has been judged the winner of the 2019 Where Interesting Happens photo competition. No Photo comp winner A photograph of a passing train taken nearby Lakemba train station has been judged the winner of the 2019 Where Interesting Happens photo competition. News Columns; News and Updates
Train passing under bridge

​A photograph of a passing train taken nearby Lakemba train station has been judged the winner of the 2019 Where Interesting Happens photo competition.

Locals across Canterbury-Bankstown entered the competition with a photo published each week in the Canterbury Bankstown Torch for a year, capturing the unique character of our city.

James Stamparidis took the winning photograph at sunset near Lakemba train station after learning about the competition through the quarterly Community Link newsletter.

"I had a look at what won last year online and was trying to think, what could I do that would be unique" he said.

"I had the camera in the car with the family and decided to do a quick pit stop near the local train station where I saw a potential sunset opportunity.

"There was a bridge near the station, and I set up to take a photo of the sunset, so I set up my camera on a tripod, and used my filter kit to create a long exposure photo of the train going past to blur the motion.

"I want to say it was really good to hear from Council that we had won among so many entries and it was great to see them all up on display at Campsie Library."

Mayor Asfour congratulated James on his win and thanked all the local residents who entered.

"I want to congratulate James on his win and for capturing a part of our city many of us are familiar with in a new light," Mayor Asfour said.

"I want to thank everyone who submitted a photograph over the last 12 months, it has been a pleasure to see a new photo in the Torch every week capturing different parts of our city."

Mayor Khal Asfour and General Manager of the Torch, Trent Engisch presented James with a gift voucher for two custom canvases.

A display of all the published photos in the Torch including those of the 12 finalists’, are on display at Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre until Sunday 23 February.


 9/03/2020 11:53 AM