Monday, November 21, 2011

Award winning photos

I never thought when I started taking photos of the things I see around me that anything would come of it. I see so many pretty, cute, or funny things everyday. It's just natural to want to capture that. To keep it. To share it. Well, that's how it started! Funny how things in life have a way of taking off when you least expect it...isn't it?

Lets start with Mr Copper's crowing picture. I thought it was hilarious how every time he crows his eyes bugged out. Did you know, that a rooster cannot crow without extending his neck? It's true. It also makes for a pretty funny 'face' when they crow. So I decided to try to catch a picture of it for my non-farm friends. I crawled through the grass for over an hour, following him around snapping every crow. This ended up being my favorite. It has won 1 contest, and placed into the finals in another.
 Next my egg/candy photo.I have always had people asking me what color eggs my Marans lay. Quite frankly I've seen several color charts and non of them were exactly the same. So it got me thinking "what can I put in a picture with the eggs, that everybody knows the color of?" Hershey's chocolate of course. Funny thing about this photo...I didn't even realize it had made it into the finals of a photo contest until Katie saw it and emailed me! Thanks Katie! 
We won second place for this picture!
Lastly came an email that still has me breaking out into a smile when I think about it. This photo was uploaded into an online gallery. Last week I got an email from Mother Earth news magazine asking me if they could print it in their magazine. Talk about being rendered speechless! It's a picture of our Araucana hen Muff Muff.
I'm so excited to see my photo in print! I don't think I'll ever get past the thrill of seeing one of my photos posted/chosen somewhere. It's just so exciting! I'm just glad that people enjoy my photography. It's one of those few things in life.....when I see something I really like, I want to keep it so I take a picture. Because I take the picture, now I can share it. There aren't many things you can keep and share at the same time....at least that's my philosophy! 

~L

1 comment:

  1. That is super neat! I love when someone's gifts or passions pay off on their own. Congrats!

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