OMG! My Photo Wins Worldwide Photo Walk for My Location

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by twokatmew, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    For the first time, I attended a Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk this year. The day was grey and dreary, threatening rain, and the sky was white. I brought only my E-M5 and 17/1.8 lens. I wasn't all that thrilled with my shots that day, and I processed them more heavily due to the dreary atmosphere. Well I entered one and forgot all about it. And yesterday when I checked Facebook, my local photography club had posted a message that my entry won for the REO Town walk in Lansing, Michigan! What a great surprise! Woo hoo, just had to toot my own horn a bit. :biggrin:

    http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/lansing-mi-united-states/

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    Under the tracks 2 by twokatmew, on Flickr
     

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  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    nicely done!
     
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  3. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Congrats!!!
    Can you autograph my VF3?
     
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  4. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    :biggrin:
     
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Thanks guys! The news came at a great time, when I was feeling dissatisfied with my photography. :smile:
     
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Congrats! Nice pic of the underside of a bridge!
     
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  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Congratulations Margaret.
     
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  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Margaret, that is sooooooo cool!!!

    Best regards,

    Jim

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
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  9. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Margaret,

    No need to be dissatisafied with your photography. I see your Flickr pictures all the time. I am almost always wowed by them. Congratulations.

    John S.
     
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  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Thanks everybody! JohnS., oh, when I'm dissatisfied with my photography, I usually just take a break, and when I come back with fresh eyes, I feel much better. It was like that when I played guitar. Periodically I'd become "stuck" and nothing would sound right to my ears. After a short break, I'd often play better than ever. But thanks for the compliment. I see so many great photos on these forums, and I learn something almost every day. It also helps remind me that photography is a process. :smile:
     
  11. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Denver
    Melissa
    Great shot! Congrats :D
     
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  12. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim

    +1


    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Congratulations!! Well done!
     
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  14. Mix

    Mix Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Congrats! :th_salute:
     
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  15. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Canada
    Nicolas
    Nicely done, congrats!
     
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  16. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Congrats... Our leader for the Downtown L.A. walk still hasn't selected an image yet...
     
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  17. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    Congratulations Margaret.

    I second what others have said about your pictures on Flickr!

    Rob

    PS - I like your winning photo too.
     
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  18. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Beautiful image, Margaret. Congratulations on the recognition of your hard work!

    --Ken
     
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  19. jfdana

    jfdana Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2013
    South Portland, ME
    Congrats, you took a really compelling photo! FWIW, grey days and wide angle lenses make great b&w photos. And it certainly does not look un-natural (as in who slipped the acid in my coffee). A fine photograph.

    For a guitarist (me), Lansing is a great place, home of Elderly Instruments. For anyone who finds camera gear expensive, I was going to say "google Elderly Loar F5," but I guess they sold the two mandolins. $225k +. Although here's where I think one went:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LUPtADLYjM

    In deserving hands.
     
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  20. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Definitely well deserved, congratulations! :yahoo:
     
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