Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Delta Photo Club Print Night

Sometimes your day to day work and your personal life seems to work against you. You get sick like I was last week but couldn’t take the time off to rest properly to get better. More work piled on and I had several evening commitments I had to keep including one night of teaching. I managed to get through a rough week but I have still been busy. Today I managed to rush home after a 3:00 to 5:00 meeting. I should have rested but I wanted to get some prints entered into this evenings print competition.

“Christ” – At a great old church and cemetery
in Miscouche, PEI

With only about 1:45 minutes to edit, print and mount 3 images and cook dinner to boot I wasn’t sure I was going to get anything done. I rushed as I did all week and managed to quickly rifle through several thousand images from my recent trip to Nova Scotia and PEI. I found six I liked and quickly edited them. After selecting what I thought were the best four, I printed them as 11x17’s and mounted them onto plain white 16x20 card stock backing boards. Done.

“Bill the Cat” – From a small shop
in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

OK, devour dinner, spaghetti and home made marinara sauce with hot Italian sausage. Yum! A quick drive to the McKee Center and submit my photos. This evening judge was the two time award winning professional photographer of the year, Greg Schurman. The three photos I entered I posted here. I received a lot of great comments from my first photo of “Lichen On Rocks” and more great comments on my next two photos, “Christ” and “Bill the Cat”.

“Lichen On Rocks” – On a beach just North of
the Englishtown ferry in
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

There were a lot of other great images and not winning is OK. I was finally relaxing listening to Greg's great critique and commentary. When the final three winning images and the three honourable mention images were posted up front I was shocked to see two of my images there! 1st place for “Christ” and an honourable mention for “Bill the Cat”. Wow, after my long endless week, I had my best showing ever. It’s a great feeling doing well. I have posted the three images here to share them with you and in my own way to just show them off.

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(Version 1.00 - October 2009)

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