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Saturday, November 10, 2007

pick me, pick me

For the first time in my (blog) life, I am entering a contest. Well, for the first time if you don't count the time that I put in the comment section of a blog "pick me, pick me". I lost that one, though, so I am pretending it didn't happen. So, as I said, I am entering a blog contest, first time ever, blah blah, blah. I found this particular contest via pinks and blues girls. It is a "hippie" photo contest, being held at slurping life. In a nutshell they want to see non typical photography. Instead of flouting the conventions of society...we are to flout the rules and conventions of photography.

No problem there.

I have never followed rules of photography since I picked up my first camera. And I don't mean in a talented or an edgy famous photographer kind of way. I mean, in an oops, did I not take the lens cap off, could this be any blurrier, kind of way. So in the photo that I am entering, I was playing with the kids on the newly cut lawn, as Edgard was taking a little water break. I had the camera in my hand and I ended up falling. Yes...I am really clumsy. Yet for all its mistakes, I liked how I really caught the action (action=falling doofus) in this shot, with Edgard framed in the doorway, the sky, and all of the rest. I especially like my tattoo. I can't count how many times I go out in public and forget that my son, Anthony, the artist, has drawn on me. This is so completely a still frame in my life.

This is my submission.


  1. LOL. That's all I can say cuz I'm one of the judges. :)

    Thanks for playing.

  2. Love it. Can we vote for it? Because I would vote for it (ESPECIALLY because of the tattoo!).

  3. I know it's not a voting contest, but i still went over there to give you a little shout out!

    Oddly enough you managed to take a technically correct photo while falling. The photo follows the rule of two thirds and the way your body is positioned draws the line of sight right to your subject. Amazing, you are impressive!!!

  4. Shauna and Mamacita Chilena. Thanks guys. I wish it was a voting thing...You are both very sweet! We shall see what happens.

  5. I love the pic.. and I love their site! They have the best contests.. my girlfirend ACTUALLY WON something there so I know it can happen for you too! I am rooting for ya!

  6. I especially love the tattoo, also!

  7. I like it too!

    Very strange and interesting perspective...

    I hope you win!

    The Egel Nest


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