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First Gold of the Year

 
I was really pleased with the results of this image.  It was my subject, Joel, who suggested trying such an effect and together we worked until just the right effect was achieved.  So I am thrilled that the judges of the Societies' monthly competition agree.  This means that this image will go forward for consideration in the annual competition and I am in with a chance at winning an annual award at the convention next January.  It always makes sitting at the awards dinner much more exciting when there's a possibility of winning an award. 
 
I plan to try much harder this year at producing award winning images.  Its not enough anymore to be just a nominee.  This year I want to be a winner.  There, I said it.  Now lets see if I can make it come true. 

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