I love this shot because the sign says "Happy Hour" and this girl looks anything but happy. Want to know why she is so unhappy???? Because it is 100 degrees at 6:30 in the evening and she has to stand OUTSIDE in a dress! You know she is thinking "I hate this place and I hate you, too. Happy hour this!"
I spent my second night of my vacation from motherhood (the boys are with their dad and granddaddy on an RV trip) participating in the 3rd annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. The photowalk is a specific day where photographers all over the world meet in groups of no more than 50 and, well... like it says, walk around and take pictures. It is a chance to meet other people with similar interests and learn from one another. At the end of the walk, you upload your favorite photo to your group leader who picks one image from the group to send to Scott Kelby. Scott Kelby then awards prizes for the top photos. This year, there were over 1100 photowalks with over 33,000 participants from all over the world.
I participated in a photowalk that took place in Sanford, Florida in the early evening. I prefer a more solitary experience when taking photos, but I still met a couple of wonderful women. The best part was seeing the downtown area of Sanford through my lens. They say the God is in the details and photography forces me to see the details. It felt somewhat like my travels alone in Europe and the US. I was able to focus on the things I wanted to see.
So, it's a contest. While I have no illusion of capturing the winning shot out of 33,000 images, I still want to upload my best work of that day. My problem is that my favorite images are very different from one another. Some are a study of lines and design and some are snapshots of a moment in someone's life. There are no entry guidelines. As of right now, I still haven't chosen my favorite and the deadline is tomorrow!