Tuesday, September 16, 2008



A couple of weeks ago I joined Frodsham Photographic Society - Phil and the wildcat are already members. Last night was the first time I entered a competition; I'm not the competitive sort and I was so nervous! I entered some of my favourite photos in the "Entry Level Digital Images" category and I could feel my heart pounding like crazy as the judge talked about them. To my absolute delight, I came first, second and third! It was such a thrill to know that the judge liked these photos that are all important to me.

The picture above came first - it was taken at a wedding at too high an ISO but converted it to mono and played around a bit and this was the result...I love it because of her beautiful smile...






The frog was taken the first time I used the macro lens. I noticed the frog on the edge of my pot pond and crouched on the deck in the rain to take this. I loved the vivid blue of the pot and I was pretty happy with the DOF. It was on the front page of my website for ages.






I can't take all the credit for number three as Phil suggested the crop. This was taken on a Big Cat day with members of the Photographers Corner.

All in all, I'm really made up - I'll probably never have the guts to enter another competition but it was a lovely experience :)

8 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Well you totally deserve the prizes with your entries m'deario, you're a fabulous photographer!

Annie said...

wayhey! well done you! I'm really pleased for you. You deserve some credit for your photography. You are so modest about it. Now, go get em gal.. before you know it you'll be winning Phil and the Wildcat ;)

Genie said...

Congratulations lovely Photographs

artisbliss said...

Wow, congratulations! It's great to have your obvious photographic talent validated in such a big way.

photowannabe said...

A definite prize winner. That mouthful of teeth is quite amazing.

picperfic said...

well you chose three of my favourite shots of yours and I would have chosen them in the same order! Love that smile and the tones of the first one.

JAM said...

Cool! Major awards. I can see why. I like the portrait best. That's dynamite.

Kerri said...

Oh, don't stop now! How wonderful that you won....keep going for it!!

These are absolutely FABULOUS!!!!

Believe in yourself!!!!