Now that I'm getting into photography I seem to keep finding all these photography contests out there for non professionals to enter. Of course some are WAY out of my league...
...oh, how I dream of being in National Geographic
or Smithsonian magazine...
But I did find one contest that I just had to enter. The great company where I have my 9-5 "Day Job" puts on a yearly photography contest for all employees. And since all of us are professionals in something other than photography I figured I might even have a chance at winning! The winners in each category (there are 12 total categories) make it onto the yearly company calendar that is given out to all 1000+ employees.
Here are my entries (I did some last minute photoshop work and cropping before they were submitted that is no shown below):
This is my daughter on Christmas morning...need I say more?
Category: Still Life
This is a shot from the World War II American Cemetery in Normandy, France. There are over 9000 soldiers buried here.
This is a shot from a trip to the Machu Picchu ruins in Peru. To explain the scale of these awesome ruins...the 'steps' you see are actually agriculture fields for crops and are each about 6 feet tall.
(and yes, we climbed all the way to the small house at the top!)
This is a shot from the St. Louis zoo...it was so hard to get one of these guys to stand still! But when they did it made for a great shot.
Wish me luck!