Saturday, February 27, 2010
I'm Back and Out of My Funk and Excited To Be Blogging Again
I've been in this funk lately where I haven't been interested in doing anything.
I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks.
I haven't even been playing with my camera since the scavenger hunt.
I think I just needed a break.
As some of you may know,
I joined Curves awhile back and I have been quite busy at the gym
working out four days a week.
It's not that I am overweight or anything like that but I am out of shape
and much too soft.
I am pleased to say that I've already lost a total of 4 1/2 inches just in February.
I love competition and this month at the gym we are having a contest
for the most inches lost, most dedicated, most weight lost, etc.
So, I signed up and I am going to work my tail off to lose more inches.
Speaking of competions.......
I finally entered some of my photos in the print competition this month
and one of my prints one a third place ribbon.
Even though it scored high enough for a blue ribbon
there were other photographers who scored the same amount of points
and so when the judges scored for placement mine ended up third.
I am extremely excited about this and I did so much better than I anticipated.
I was scared and almost embarrassed to enter my photos when I saw how outstanding some of the others were.
But I faced my fear and just did it.
I am so proud of myself.
The funny thing is......
The burro was my least favorite picture that I entered.
My favorite entry is the one that scored the least amount of points.
The good thing is that I did not score below a 22 on any of my prints.
I think I may be bragging just a little bit.
Forgive me if my head gets too big.
The photo I entered in the Club Challenge Category "The Road Ahead" Scored pretty well also.
The highest score you can get is 27.
Even though I scored well, I still did not get a ribbon because there were just too many entrants with a score of 25, 24 and 23.
I am not disappointed though.
And then my final photo scored a 22 which I am stil very grateful.
I really was quite surprised that I did so well.
I am thinking if I had cropped those tree branches before submitting this,
It would have scored a little higher. This photo is actually my favorite.
This month was a record setter for amount of prints entered.
There were a total of 107 prints entered.
Amazing, isn't it?
Okay, so now I'm off to go read all of my favorite blogs because I don't want any of you to think
that I have forgotten about you and that I haven't been thinking about you and wondering what you've all been doing and how you are. I think about each and every one of you every single day.
That is the truth.