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Photo Contest Winner!

>> Friday, September 14, 2012

As you well know, I am an avid photographer.  I take my camera everywhere and love photographing things, preferably objects and details that people wouldn't typically notice.  And, I get a fair bit of praise from acquaintances for my photos.  But despite how much I adore taking photos, I don't typically win photo contests - no matter how big or small the competition.  However, perhaps my luck is changing - I have had my first ever photography contest win, with my photo of my husband and Basset hound Simon sharing a quiet moment camping in the Adirondacks.

Fellow Blogger Maggie held a photo contest on her blog "She Keeps Calm and Travels On", and my photo was chosen for Best Overall Picture.  See here for the winners.  I'm completely tickled. 

I have known Maggie since she was six, when she was my Favorite Ever Babysittee.  Maggie tracked me down on Facebook a few years ago, and it's been a delight to rediscover her.  She now works in college admissions, which I also did for a while when I first graduated from college.  It was a career I loved and often wish I'd pursued further, and I appreciate that I get to follow her travels through her blog.  Her blog makes me laugh, and reminds me to focus on important things in life. 

I have a confession to make, though.  I may have cheated just a little in selecting this photo to enter for her contest.  I know Maggie has a soft spot for dogs.  I figured my cute Simon just might worm his way into her affections in this photo.


Woodswalker September 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM  

Your photo speaks of such sweet contentment, no wonder it won first prize!

Linda W. September 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM  

Congrats on your win! It's a wonderful photo. I love your dog's expression.

biobabbler September 14, 2012 at 4:33 PM  

That's not cheating, that's stratee-gery! =) Lovely lighting on the hammock, too. Congratulations! =)

I love your photographs, & the photos you have of your pets (incl. on the side bars) are some of the best I've seen of pets, in that they capture in such a delightful way moments with pets that I've experienced, but never seen on "film". And there's LOTS of humor in that part of your work, that I find most delightful. =)

Ellen Rathbone September 15, 2012 at 4:44 PM  

Congratulations! (Good photo, too.)

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