Counting Down

Yes I am counting down the days until this is over! In just 10 days I will have a whole bunch of free time on my hands...

The 2017 Wildlife In Focus shooting window closes on Monday June 12. I've been at this pretty consistently since January 15. I've made some good images (in my humble opinion), I've enjoyed the fellowship of seeing my friend Wade Grassedonio (he shares his beautiful ranch with me for this competition), and I've become a better technical photographer. Good... good... good!

I'd like to think that my final portfolio of 100 of the VERY best images I've made the last 5 months will be competitive. But... It doesn't matter what I think. In a month or so I'll submit those 100 images and leave my fate in the hand of 3 judges. Maybe some of them will catch their eye... and then again... maybe not.

I wish I could say we'll know soon, but thats not the truth. Even though the judging will be completed the first week of August, I'll have almost 3 months to just wait. I'm optimistic this year. I've always been optimistic... even in those years I didn't do so well. Maybe this year...