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Old 05-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #1

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My first ribbons

I didn't play sports as a kid, never entered anything in the county fair, and until this week, had never shown any of my photos anywhere other than the internet. I joined a local photography club in April, and decided to enter a few of my photos in their competition at last night's meeting.

Imagine my surprise!

Strasburg Railroad by BirdsOfPreyDave, on Flickr
This photo won first place in the B&W category

Have a smile by BirdsOfPreyDave, on Flickr
This photo (from Epcot) won second place in the color category

_MG_6652-Edit.jpg by BirdsOfPreyDave, on Flickr
This photo won second place in the digitally altered category. (I'd cloned out a yardarm on the right side I didn't like.)

It's just a small group with less than 100 members, about 20 of which were present and participating in the contest. But I have to tell you, I was thrilled when they called my name. By the time I'd been to the podium a third time, I was really on cloud 9. At 47 years old, I think these are honestly the first ribbons I've ever won in my life. Now I'll have to start plotting to win my first trophy somehow.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Congrats Dave! Those are great images!
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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Nice work! As a Coke fiend I like the close up of the bottles especially
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #5
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Great job! Congrats!

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Awesome pics, congrats
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #7
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Awesome work!!! Really like the train shot!

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good job. keep up the good work
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:44 AM   #9
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Congrats! They are beautiful pictures.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:44 AM   #10
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Love the photos! Congrats!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Congratulations. Great shots. I love the Coke bottles.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #12
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Congratulations! Love the shots, especially the coke bottles.
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Congratulations Dave on the ribbon, those are some great pictures.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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Congratulations! Fantastic photos.

I'm a Pepsi lover, but love the Coke bottles.
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My in Progress Trip Report for my Oct 2013 Food & Fest (and more) Trip

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