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It’s a Winner

My photo “A Walk in the Park” was recently promoted by Smithfield and Isle of Wight County Tourism for the new 2012 Pork-a-razzi photo competition. My photo was a winning entry last year at this time of year (1st place in the Windsor Castle Park category and 3rd (tie) for overall quintessential image). I never blogged about this at the time, probably due to the fact that I won this honor the same week I was diagnosed with cancer and I guess the good news was overshadowed. Anyway, three of my entries won four awards for 2011. Last year’s award-winners and rules for this year’s contest are here http://www.visitsmithfieldisleofwight.com.php

If any of you live in the Smithfield area, I encourage you to submit your entries. I guess I have an excuse to wander around Smithfield with my camera this weekend!

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Photobox Setup and ‘Springified’ Deck

Spring plants and hanging baskets
Our “Springified” Deck

Hope you had a great weekend. I was able to accomplish what I set out to do for this weekend, despite some setbacks….devastating tornadoes and storms were in our area and knocked our power out for awhile, but luckily, Carrollton was spared from the tornado’s path. I feel for those who weren’t so lucky, though…

After our local garden center cleaned up its mess from the storm, I picked out some plants for hanging baskets and potted plants to “Springify” our deck (see above).

I also entered photographs into a photography competition…I don’t usually give much stock to these competitions, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed….

Studio setup for homemade photobox for microstock photography

My studio setup for homemade photobox for microstock photography

I worked on my stock photography photobox setup (above), and took a few photos which I submitted to Fotolia. The results on whether or not they are selected usually takes a couple of days. If they’re not accepted, I’ll try my backup microstock site, BigStockPhoto. My setup includes a macro lens on my Canon 50D, a tripod, macro ring light for a little frontlighting of the products, my homemade photobox, and two hand-me-down lamps used for side lighting and are  currently not serving any other purpose. I think some additional light would benefit this setup, so next time I will find another lamp that is just sitting around. Not bad for FREE – using materials I already had.

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