..you get that email that tells you one of your images has been chosen or shortlisted for one thing or another. It’s not what we set out to do as photographers. The images we take are all that matters but when those images are recognised and validated by judges of competitions, it feels good.
I heard this afternoon that one of my images, that shown below, has been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society membership card competition. There are some great images in the shortlist but if you like my photograph, well, your vote would be much appreciated. You don’t have to be a member of the Royal Photographic Society to do this. Simply follow this link and leave your email address. You won’t be spammed I promise..
Here’s my image. Taken in Iceland last winter. The Wizard’s Hat has become one of those iconic Iceland images. I was very lucky with the weather and the light the day I was there to capture my own take on this iconic landmark.
I’ve just learned that my picture of a Pentireglaze sunrise here in Cornwall is a finalist in the See. Me International ‘Exposure 2014‘ competition.
I’m thrilled and more than a little humbled given the standard of photography and art on display amongst the finalists. This is my picture..
I’d really appreciate it if you could stop by https://exposureaward2014.see.me/ and give my picture a ‘like’. You can sign in to See.me with Facebook or sign up. There is some really wonderful art and photography on display at See.Me and it’s a site well worth taking a look around. Thank you. :-)
A very good blogging friend and excellent photographer, Noeline Smith, has been shortlisted in the same Nikon Pro Competition that I won this time last year. Take a moment to visit Noeline’s Website and you’ll see what I mean about her talent as a photographer. It’s a huge honour to be shortlisted but Noeline’s picture is a worthy winner in my opinion. The picture clearly shows what impact a very harsh and daring crop can have on a photograph. This is a tool I tend to overlook but have started to pay much closer attention to in very recent times, thanks to brilliant images posted by both Andy at Lenscaper and now Noeline’s competition entry, that clearly demonstrate the cropping tool is a tool that should not be overlooked.
This is the beauty of blogging, we learn from each other in such a creative and diverse community of like-minded individuals, what could be better?
But I digress, I’d be really grateful if you’d take a minute to click on the image below and visit the competition webpage. The other images are worthy of the shortlist that’s for sure but we’ve seen them before. Noeline’s image is creative and different and for that reason alone it gets my vote. But, it also goes on to tick all the other boxes that produce a winning photograph; it’s superbly composed, pin sharp and perfectly exposed. And if that weren’t enough to get your vote, sitting on your backside in the middle of a field and not jumping up to beat a hasty retreat as a herd of none too bright cows, each weighing over half a ton, gallops towards you as curious cows are wont to do, ‘cos you want that photograph, well, that takes a hell of a lot of courage too.
It’ll only take a minute to vote and you could win a superb Nikon Coolpix camera for your trouble.. :-)