This is a list item that I’ve been craving to accomplish ever since I picked up photography as a hobby when I was 11, taking pictures of sunsets off my back deck. The closest I’d ever come was submitting a lackluster picture of a frog into some big-wig National Geographic contest under my dad’s name when I was 12. However, I knew that this summer it had to be for real… and realistic. Therefore, at age 16, I mustered up the moxie to enter the county fair (for the record, our town sits on two county borders, so we have two county fairs – I chose the bigger of the two). The hardest part was definitely choosing which photos to submit. After pestering my family for 48 hours non-stop to ‘pick picture one or two’, I reached my final decisions. If I could, I would have entered more, but the limit is only five photos per entrant. I was a bit disappointed that the prints came out a shade darker than I had desired, but the overall quaility is decent. Next came the matting, which was one hell of a job in itself (my back is still complaining). My efforts did not go unappreciated though, because the presentation is very clean and professional, just as I had intended.
Here are the pictures I chose to enter:
I dropped off the pictures this afternoon, which is when the nerves finally started to kick in. Now I simply must wait… I will have the final results on Tuesday!
Love & Summer,