35 days left... but who's counting!
Honestly, I'll be glad when June 15 gets here. This 2017 version of the Wildlife In Focus has been tough on me. When it's is over, I can honestly say that I gave it my best. I'm pretty pleased with the images I have to-date. But what I think doesn't matter a bit.
This is my 3rd time competing in this biennial competition. I don't have a great track record in this contest. Sure... I have images that have made the book every time. It's the overall body of my final portfolio... and how the judges perceived it... that troubles me. Will this year be different? I hope so.
Since January 15, 2017 this contest has more or less taken over my life. I spend hours and hours trying to photograph a lot of subjects that frankly don't interest me. Yes... getting out of my comfort zone probably makes me a better shooter. But I can't wait until I can go back to my normal routine... whatever normal is!
So when I submit my portfolio of 100 of the very best images I produced in the last 5 months, I'll be optimistic. My head will be held high regardless of how my photos impact the judges. All I can do is my very best...and I have done that.