It turned out to be good judgement on our part as you can see. The extra time also gave me a chance to finally watch the instructional cd that came with my camera that I received for my birthday and retirement in August. I know, I know but I have been busy with our new grandbaby. ( a very good excuse)
The Clear Creek photo was my entry for the Nature and Landscape category. There was little sun to work with but water, rocks and tree are always a pleasing site. There where so many beautiful entries that I had little hope of winning this category but like I said I was a winner already with my dearest friend and all of the scenery.
The next category was Digital Darkroom– we had to digitally altered a photo. I have little knowledge of the software and programs partly because I haven’t watched all of the video but I’m getting there. The above picture of the frozen mushrooms on a log was my before picture and below you can see what happens when mushrooms multiply.
I’m learning so much. I hate that I don’t try new thing unless I’m in a crunch. A lifetime pattern that’s hard to change.
This category Form and Design required us to look for graphic elements in our subjects. I won 2nd place with this icicle displaying what looked like a tree pattern in the center. Isn’t nature wonderful.
Details & Macro was the category requiring what they called “tight composition”. I loved finding the tiny red dots and then with a closer look, a whole world of tiny plants co-existing on a log. I received a 2nd place in this category in the amateur class. Maybe I should finish watching the camera cd before the next competition.
This weekend was a chance to pause the rushing water and take time to learn about life and relationships. The one relationship I’ve been working on for almost 37 years and the fact that it’s not a competition but a choice to love and be loved, and to know at the end of the day that you have done your best. I feel like a winner.