Not Much Longer

I'm ready to move on...

I have less than 30 days to complete the 2017 Wildlife In Focus photography contest. Yes... On June 15th the contest officially closes. All of the images have to have been taken between January 15th and June 15th. I will have until July 10th to select, process, and submit my final portfolio of 100 images. And then it's over. It falls into the hands of the judges to decide. Thank God...

I feel very restricted as an artist shooting this contest. There are rules that I feel are just archaic... and they prevent many of the good images being submitted from being great. The processing rules were changed this year to allow minimal post-processing. But still... file size restrictions and the inability to remove distracting elements from the file frustrate me. Maybe it's just me feeling tired of all of this!

Please don't get me wrong. This is my 3rd time doing this. No one forced me to compete. It's just a huge time commitment to do this for 5 months. I'll be so happy to complete my portfolio, submit my final 100, and wait until October to see how I did. And that wait is a whole different story...

Yes...I am ready to move on...

Killdeer   Aransas County, TX