For the first time in my life, I’ve entered a photo contest.
I know I don’t stand a chance in the PX3. (Last year’s overall winner was Howard Schatz.)
But I decided recently that—to grow as a photographer—I’ve got to take a chance. So tonight I submitted some of my favorite images from 2010.
In the “Fine art — abstract” category, I offered the stairs from the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris. I shot *lots* of frames of this rickety staircase last September, but this image was my favorite:
I also entered one of my favorite shots from Como Lake. I call this one “Zen Duck Butt:”
In the “Portrait” category, I submitted “Tiffany’s wedding.” (Never mind that I don’t know who “Tiffany” is. What I do know is that her photographer was missing the best angle as he was standing to her left, telling her to look at him and smile.)
… and finally, I entered these still lifes (or would that be “still lives”?) that I shot as decoration for my sister’s guest bathroom. I titled this composite “One flower, two ways.”
As I said, I have no hopes of winning my categories in the PX3, but that’s OK. Choosing my favorite images was an education in and of itself: I discovered which photographs I most treasure, and why.
I love Zen Duck Butt! It’s a beautiful shot, and also funny, which is a hard combination to pull off 😀
They are all good shots, you certainly have an excellent eye for composition. Well done on being brave enough to take the next step. I find it harder to choose the shot I like best than to take the photos in the first place.