The Nevada Camera Club has really helped me to grow personally and it has opened so many doors to new friendships and adventure and opportunities that I never in a million years thought I would be taking part in. You all must be tired of hearing me talk about the camera club so often, but I really am passionate about it. It's helped me to move forward in so many ways during a time when I really needed a detour from my own thoughts.
Our annual print competition is a Big Deal. There are no divisions of class. No beginners, no intermediate, no advanced, no master class. All entries are grouped together and then judged by outside judges who are not members of the club. I think we had two college professors and a business owner as the judges. I didn't win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbon, however I did win a yellow ribbon on one of my photos as an honorable mention. I think there were approximately 247 photos entered and they are now proudly displayed at the Federal Courthouse until January 26, 2011. Gayla and I went earlier this week and viewed all the entries and I took photos of the gallery for your viewing pleasure. This gives you an idea of how amazing these photographers are and why I am always so critical of my own entries.