July 25, 2014

By: irisheyes317

Jul 25 2014

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Category: Photography

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:22.763mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot A720 IS

My Project365 challenge today was to capture “SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.”    Wow, there are so many things in my life that bring happiness into my world on a daily basis.  Of course, my family including my two fur kids tops the list, but trying to get all of them together for a photo op just wasn’t happening, right now.  I could have tried to shoot photos of all of my friends, but traveling to all those locations would take a few months of travel.  Not a bad excuse for visiting all of them, but just not in the cards today.  So, what to do?

 

Well, around 7:30PM the decision was made for me.  I was attending the opening reception for the Monroeville Arts Council’s Art Show, when “Something Made Me Happy.”  It was actually the announcement that my photo, “Route 12 Retreat” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the photography category.  To say I was stunned would be an understatement.   I was certain on Thursday when I dropped my photographs off for the judging, there were a few others there that would blow mine out of the water.  To my surprise, I was wrong.  I guess you never know what the judges are looking for, but I can honestly say I am SO HAPPY that they found it in my image.  Can you see my Cheshire Cat grin as I’m typing this entry?

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