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Horticultural Society is accepting photo contest entries

(ABOVE: “Through The Garden Gate” by Brian Carson, Best in Show winner for 2017.)

The Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society is accepting entries in their annual photo competition.

Class 1: We See Thee Rise – a spring garden
Class 2: Glorious and Free – a summer garden at sunrise
Class 3: With Glowing Hearts – autumn’s full colour
Class 4: The True North – a winter scene – your interpretation
Class 5: Stand on Guard – the Maple – showing a tree, a branch or a leaf
Class 6: Garden Pollinators– close-up of a pollinator(s) on a bloom
Class 7: Fun with Foliage – capture texture on garden foliage
Class 8: Rushing Water – stream, water fall or fountain; must include vegetation
Class 9: Rocks and Roots – a rock garden
Class 10: Trans Canada Trail – Leaves, trees, wildflowers and bushes
Class 11: Richmond Fair – Outstanding fall arrangements, vegetables, flowers and houseplants
Class 12: Local Beauty – barns, silos, buildings in Richmond, Stittsville, Munster landscape.

You must be a member to enter. Memberships cost $15.00 for individuals and $25.00 per family. Five dollar 1st prize for each class. Stittsville Goulbourn Members can also enter the District 2 2018 Competition in March.


  • Entries and membership information must be submitted by Sunday February 4/2018.
  • One entry per image.
  • One entry per class.
  • Photos will be accepted in digital format only. Digital photos can be e-mailed to SGHortcultural@gmail.com.
  • Entries will be judged by an independent judge.  Entries will be judged with 40% to horticultural value, 40 % to photographic value and 20% to appearance.
  • Colour and balance can be enhanced. Removal or addition of images into a photo results in disqualification.
  • The judges decision is final.
  • Prizes will be awarded Tuesday February 20, 2018 meeting.
  • We reserve the right to show images at our meetings, in our newsletters or on display at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex display case or at other events for the society.

For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/sghortsoc/

Class 2 Winner Jim Gillick 2017 Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society Annual Photo Competition
(Photo by Jim Gillick. Class 2 Winner from 2017.


High school student’s photo chosen for Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card

(PHOTO: Jordyn Simpson, with the winning Christmas card design in the background.)

(press release)

For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th. Continue reading


Stittsville photographer embraces traditional film techniques

Stittsville photograper Kristin Davis in her darkroom where she prints black and white photos. Photo by Barry Gray.

A Stittsville wedding and portrait photographer is taking a lesser-walked path for her photography.

For Kristin Davis it’s all down to the basics: black and white film and prints which she develops in her darkroom. She says the clients who like that black and white style really love the finished work. Continue reading


PHOTOS: Bradley-Craig Farm photo walk

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to everyone who joined us today to take photos of the Bradley-Craig farm!  It was fun to swap stories, meet neighbours and have a look at all of your photos. -GG.

Door over Windows #bradleycraig #Nikon #D7200

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Homestead #bradleycraig #Nikon #D7200

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#bradleycraig #Nikon #D7200

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Dead Growth #Nikon #D7200

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Out with the old… #bradleycraig #Nikon #D7200

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Thanks to @glengower for leading a photo walk to #bradleycraig farm. #stittsville #heritageottawa #Nikon #D7200

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#bradleycraig #igersottawa #stittsville

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#bradleycraig #igersottawa #stittsville #heritageottawa

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We love getting photos from readers. Please send them along to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca.


“Urban Destinations” photo exhibit opens at Stittsville library

(Above: “South Beach Deco Diner” / Photo by John Edkins)

There is a new photo exhibition at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. It is called “Urban Destinations – City Sights Seen and Imagined at Home and Abroad” and is a selection of images by local photographer, John Edkins.

As implied by the exhibition title, the collection includes both photographs and “photo art,” which is the re-imagining of an original photograph to make it more interesting. “Painters shouldn’t get to have all the fun,” says Edkins. “Photographers now have the tools that allow us to add a layer of creativity on top of the original photo.” Continue reading