9/14/09

My World - Photographic Success!

A museum in our area holds a photography exhibition annually and it's open to all amateurs. There are 6 categories and it is respected and considered an honour to make it into the exhibition.

I have entered once before 3 yrs ago and failed to get any pictures selected. I decided to give it one last try, as there is an entry fee for all pictures submitted and it can get costly! So after hours trying to pick, I entered 6 pictures into the competition.

There is a different professional photographer as the judge each year and this year it was Mike Klemme. He was the state centennial photographer, with a published glossy book and he's a great landscape photographer, which I was hoping might go in my favour.

And this time I made it, 4 of my pictures were put into the month long exhibition! To say I was thrilled and over the moon would be an understatement.

First up was 'Symmetry' which got an Honorable Mention in the 'Scenic Local' category. The curator of the museum told me this picture has drawn alot of compliments and so it maybe in with a chance for the 'Peoples Choice' as well.

Next up was my shot taken up the length of the Trump Tower in Chicago, taken from the riverboat cruise. This was entered into the 'Scenic' category and also garnered an Honorable Mention.

'Ice Bouquet' I took during our ice storm this past winter. At the time I was struck by how the ice crystals seemed to form flowers on the dormant grasses. I am now very pleased we hadn't got around to cutting them down! The theme for the exhibit this year is 'Thinking Outside the Box', so I entered this in the 'Floral' category, as I felt it was a little different.

But the nicest surprise was that I made it onto the 'Winners Wall' with a second place in the 'Scenic Local' category!

My 'Storm Cloud' taken from our local cemetery, whilst in my pink furry cowboy boot slippers so I didn't miss the shot, did me proud! As I made it onto the 'wall' I also got to see Mike Klemme talking about my picture, and he was very complimentary about the composition.

I have been invited to the reception on October 10, where I will also have an opportunity to meet Mike. All very encouraging for a keen amateur!

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29 comments:

Robin said...

Wow! That is wonderful, congratulations!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how terrific! Congratulations! Well deserved recognition! Your photos are superb!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mary said...

Sarah, I'm so proud of you!!! Congratulations!

I would buy a print of Symmetry. I love that photo.

Sunny said...

Jolly good show! Congratulations! How exciting! Your photographs are outstanding.
Sunny :)

pam said...

Woohoo girl, you have a right to be over the moon (or storm cloud)! Be sure to share any tips you pick up!!!

Word veri: plibba

Sandy said...

How fantastic!!

Congratulations.
I always find your photos beautiful.

Daryl said...

Brava!!!!!!!!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sarah, this is just fantastic news ! Hear, hear...
I have always enjoyed your photographs, and knew you are destined for greater heights in the photography field.
I'm so very proud of you !

ewok1993 said...

Congratulations and a big hug to you. That must be so exciting! I wish we have something like this out here. Keep it up, pretty soon you'll have your very own solo exhibit :)

Dorothy said...

These are wonderful! Congratulations! I know it must be exciting to have that many of your pictures getting attention and awards!!! Good luck on the next showing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations, I'm very proud of you.

Lynn said...

Wow! Congratulations! You deserve it. I love your scenic photos. "Symmetry" has been one of my all time favorite photos since I first saw it here.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Well done you!
Of course well deserved, but we all knew that already!

Lynne said...

Congratulations Sarah - and very well deserved. Your photography is wonderful!

Sarah said...

Wow thats great Sarah. Must feel great for other people to see your photos and love them lots like us xx

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my goodness, they are all wonderful and you should be so very proud! Congratulations, Sarah, that is so incredibly exciting!!!! :)

Joshua said...

Wow! I would love to see more of your work!

Elaine Warner said...

Good on you! The storm cloud is gorgeous -- but most credit to God. My pick is the first shot for your excellent eye!

Gaelyn said...

Congratulations Sarah! It seems that first shot would have made the wall also. But all are spectacular. Keep it up and have fun meeting Mike.

thelaughinghousewife said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations:) They are all excellent photos but I must confess that the flower one is my favourite - it's so delicate.

Kay said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!
That is so wonderful and well deserved, Sarah! I love all your photos!

recipes for the life said...

WOWIE! congratulations. You definitely deserve it as the pictures are pure wow :)


♥ Chaitra

Bella Foxx said...

That is great!

The Factory said...

Well done, but you deserve it.

Expat mum said...

Oh WOW! You must be over the moon. COngrats! Must tell the Queenager!

Iota said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Sherri said...

Sarah, that is absolutely wonderful!!!! Congratulations-woooooohooooo for you!!! Those pictures are absolutely stunning! You have every right to be over the top about this honor!! Good luck with the People's Choice Award too!

ModernMom said...

Amazing! Your pics are fab and I loved getting a read through your blog:)

Oz Girl said...

Congrats, Sarah! You so deserve this. :)