The End Result.


So I didn't win.  But I liked the shots that did.  And I'm pretty happy with what I did too, so I guess that's all I can ask.

It was an interesting experience for sure.  I met a lot of nice photographers and even saw some familiar faces.  It's been a long time since I was in a room full of photographers at the ready.  Kinda felt like being in school again and that was really cool.  Nerve-wracking and gut-wrenching and blood-pulsing -- but also very very fun.

If I made any mistakes, it would be that I didn't enter the above photo.  It was my fave of the lot but, for some reason, I thought it was "too out there" for the competition.  And I was afraid that my couple wouldn't be happy with it.  I just liked them so much that I wanted them to go home with a shot they would like.  It was a shot that I liked too... but mostly because I could see their love.

But this is the shot that I love.  And maybe that would've been the better choice?  Who knows.

Anyway, there's always next year.