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And the winner is….

I recently entered a contest that allowed ten images as part of a series. There’s nothing more sobering than looking at the competition after you’ve scoured your own library, cropped and edited your selections for two dozen hours, consulted with friends or your mate, changed a few selections, gave them all titles and short descriptions, and then, finally, uploaded them. If you’re like me, you then enter the world of fantasy. Sure would be nice to capture the grand prize of $10,000.00. And imagine lunch at a Ritz-Carlton somewhere warm with Cindy Sherman and Kathy Ryan. If only. However, as I learned afterwards, the competition was amazing, inspiring, intimidating and fresh. Yes. Fresh! Compositions I would never have thought of, light and shadows I hope I find, subjects far more interesting than mine, and techniques (love blur and DX) I’m determined to learn and use in 2018. I’m not donating my 5D4 just yet. Instead, I will treat my loss as a valuable lesson in photography and how I may raise my bar going forward.

Good shooting,


PS. Here’s the link if you want to see more.     https://www.lensculture.com/exposure-awards-2018