10 June 2008

A lovely surprise on a gray day

A couple of months ago I entered the Portland Audubon Society's native plant photography contest. The winners were announced on May 18th. I never did get to the exhibit, and I promptly forgot about it.

Guess what today's mail brought? An offishul document, suitable for framing, proclaiming that I'd won first prize in the close-up category, plus a $25 gift certificate for the Audubon nature store. Woo hoo.

I think, though I'm not 100% sure, that this was the winning entry -- birch bark colonized by moss. Compositionally, it's the dullest of the three photos I entered. What it has going for it is texture; it reminds me of an aerial view of a snow-dusted canyon lined with trees. Maybe the judges were on the right drugs.

4 comments:

Gerrie said...

You have an award niche going for you. Congrats, again.

Jerry said...

Reva has a gift -- the artist's eye. I've told her this many times. This award may force her to face this reality.

Anonymous said...

reva, how lovely! congratulations--that's a great photo

Anonymous said...

oops, that was from katecat