Friday, April 04, 2008

Me a photographer?

So, for all those readers who follow my antics or are forced to read my blog. You know who you are. Well, frankly I know who you are ... you fall in to a few different camps. You are either
1. my best friend
2. my Mum and Dad
3. my sister-in-law
4. or actually there's only 3 of you.

So, if you 3 remember when I wrote about the wonderful weekend J and I had when we visited Kew Gardens, you may remember some of my photos. Just before we left Kew we happened upon a photo exhibit featuring Flickr photos. They were encouraging visitors to submit theirs to a Flickr group. So... that was not really a hard ask. In fact, I had way more photos to submit than I was allowed.

About a week later, I found out one of my photos was selected as one of the top 10 for that week. Whoohoo! (they probably only had 10 submissions - hey. I'll take what I can).

So, I was super excited this week when I was told I was one of the top 20 for the Spring submissions. Double whoohoo! Why you may ask? Isn't it obvious? It's the sheer brillance of my photography ...

Here's the photo and below is the judges comment:

Originally uploaded by praguelondon

Judge James Morley writes: "In managing the Moore at Kew photo showcase, and chosing the weekly top-ten images, there were many images along the lines of this one. Great colours, striking form, trees framed through the 'window', wonderful cloud formations.... But this illustrates how a subtle shift of angle, and the pure simplicity and boldness of filling much of the image with just a uniform blue sky makes for an incredibly strong image "

So. Basically. I took the same photo as everyone else. My camera moved and it looked like purposely framed the photo with a lot of thought. Oh well... I never said I was a photographer.


Burke said...

i am perhaps one of three.
and I love this picture.
mazltov, Lisa!
It is a heavenly image...using the same palette as quattrocento basillica ceilings and Madonna altars. Except instead of a blue robed beauty on gold, you have gold on blue.
tres bien!

Ere said...

Dear god-- why do I torture myself by following Burke's comment? My point was going to be that the reviewer says it is GOOD-- that your photo distinguishes itself and rises above the rest!