Tuesday, May 8, 2007

May 2007 at Atlanta SPS!

I love ribbons! It is probably something obsessive compulsive in my personality, but I REALLY love winning ribbons with my photography. It is one of the highlights of my month...entering photo club competitions locally and trying to win ribbons. I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of these ribbons one day, I just know that I really, really want them!

So, May was a good month (so far!) for ribbons! The theme for the Southeastern Photographic Society's monthly competition was "People, but not studio posed shots." We are allowed to enter two images each in three categories: color print, black/white print, and digital projection. Here are my entries and my three winners. Including one FIRST PLACE winner!

First Place went to an image I took while I was out of town in Cleveland of Mary Susan (I told y'all I'd post my favorite picture from that session soon!). Mary Susan was absolutely adorable playing the piano!

My second place winner was at a wedding reception. Needless to say, the cake was the highlight of the day for the boys. Instead of a wedding cake and a groom's cake, this wedding had a wedding cake and a children's cake and the boy's could not wait to get into all of that chocolatey goodness! Sam couldn't even wait to use a fork!

My honorable mention winner is actually of my sister, just before she walked down the aisle. Matter of fact, about a minute after I took this photograph, she looked up at me and said, "Would you put that camera down!" I think she was ready for me to be maid of honor and stop being lead photographer. It's tough trying to do both!

My last three entries did not place, but you cannot appeal to every judge every time with every image. Willis & Elizabeth James were not very interested in posing for me, but I was able to get some beautiful images of them in a field of flowers next to their house (okay, I suppose it was probably an empty lot of weeds, but they were colorful weeds and they looked good!).

Quintero is the awesome goalie for the Atlanta Silverbacks men's soccer team. He is great and we are lucky to have him! This photograph of his son is one of my favorites. It was taken after a game last season. That's mom in the background. I'm looking forward to seeing how much he's grown this season!
Rosario is the beautiful belly dancer. This was at the end of a group candle dance at a performance last summer.

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