Monday, February 23, 2009

Got Honorable Mention






The February/March issue of PCPhoto is out today and I'm particularly excited about buying it because one of my images made it as Honorable Mention in their This is My World photo contest. I was actually surprised to find out that it made it. I expected from reading the name of the contest “This is My World” that it would feature photos of exotic places with dramatic light. I considered entering some photos I took while in Hawaii because it fit the bill of exotic places with dramatic light but I decided to enter this image. Sure, some of my Hawaii photos are prettier and far more dramatic but I think those images speak more of the beauty of the scenery than my artistic abilities.

My goal as a photographer and as an artist has really changed in the last year or so. In the past, I would photograph the obvious, the pretty, and whatever was the safe bet. I now force myself to pursue the not so obvious, the abstract, and whatever is not the safe bet. I spent over an hour by the puddle, waiting for this Decisive Moment. I’m glad I did. Not because the image made it in a magazine, but rather I did something creative.


Contest Results

10 comments:

Harold said...

Congrats Will.

Now go check out the Napp Forum ;-)

Michele said...

I think it says something about you as a photographer. I'm proud of you for choosing something challenging AND getting recognized for such quality. You are truly coming into your own. Great work...I'm the proud photogWife:)

Harold said...

I personally don't know Will just as a virtual friend on the internet and soon will be meeting him in person at PSW Boston.

You are a very lucky man to have such a wonderful wife, I too have a wonderful wife, and to find a balance between work, family, friends and your passion for photography is not an easy task. How do you do it? How do you find the time?

Your an inspiration to me, you make me want to get out there and try and try again and hopefully get it right. I'm still learning and have a long way to go just to get to the level of what you have already forgotten. So a big thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Thank you.

Sincerely

Harold

Will King Photography said...

Harold, you're too kind. Thanks so much for your nice words. I can't wait to meet you and everyone else in Boston. We'll hit the streets with our 5D Mark IIs and take over the town with Jeff. ;)

I'm am extremely blessed. More so than I deserve. My wife is beyond amazing. She juggles work, pursuing her PhD (which she has attained recently), my son, friends, family, and me. She can accomplish more things in an hour than I could in a week. On top of her brilliant mind, MULTItasking abilities, great personality, she is also very HOT. :)

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Terry Hartley said...

Congrats Will!

Will King Photography said...

Thanks Terry.

Alan said...

Great photo Will! Congratulations!

Will King said...

Thanks Alan