Got my first "recognition", sort of...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Hyubie, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
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    I began taking photos more seriously when I got my E-PL1, and, ironically enough, not when I got my first DSLR.

    I didn't really aim on becoming a "pro" photographer, I just wanted to be really good at recording my young family's moments. Of course I've toyed with the idea of recognition (seriously, who doesn't), but it wasn't really my driving motivation. And, while reading some tips for beginners, I came across one that says join any weekly/monthly photo challenge. So I joined the Boston Globe's monthly contest for amateur photographers - just something to aim for every month, and hoping in the process I'll "see" better.

    So, long story short, I got my first "recognition" as one of the Top 12 out of about 250 entries for its May theme "Reflections". It's chosen by a guest judge who's a professional photographer. I know, I didn't win, but still ... baby steps!

    And this is a really good time to express my gratitude to this forum - about 90% of the education I am getting comes from here. :2thumbs:

    (My entry is actually one of my earlier shots with the E-PL1, and one of my first attempts at B&W. I really just had it everywhere back then.)

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Congrats Hyubie!

    good stuff.
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  3. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    Congrats, and keep up the great work! :2thumbs:
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  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011

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  5. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
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  6. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Nice job, Hyubie! That is a great photo.
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  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Awesome!!! :2thumbs:
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  8. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    magnificent. I love a monthly (or weekly) challenge or goal. Keep on keeping on. My new goal is to get a great shot like that one.
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  9. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
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    Kelly Gibbons
    You deserve it, you have a real talent.

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  10. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Nice job!
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  11. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Congrats and nice shot!
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  12. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
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    Congrats and well deserved by the look of the shot.

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  13. j0sh818

    j0sh818 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    Congrats! Very nice shot!

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  14. scotth

    scotth Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    Awesome Hyubie, that is a cool pic.
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  15. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
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    Thanks everyone!

    I just thought now's a good time to really thank the forum. But the pats on the back are nice, too. :biggrin:
  16. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    congrats, comrade!
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  17. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    You won, and with a nice pic that you still like, too!
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  18. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Might be stating the obvious here, but I've never seen a photo where the subject is naturally in motion, yet focused in a reflection like that.

    Definitely a unique candid/ action/ portrait all in one.
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  19. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Cool shot and congrats!
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