Considering framing a photo for the library...

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  1. granfire

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    My library is having an exibition of framed photos from patrons in October.

    I am kicking a few ideas around of what I want to present.
    (I promise I will upload some pictures tomorrow morning, tonight I am drained...did well all day on 4 hours of sleep and coffee and energy drinks...but now I am paying)

    I guess i should ask the guy I captured in one of the shots if he minds (the melancholic look he's sporting might wreck his reputation ;)) or the lady who owns the yard I took some pictures in?

    I still got plenty of clouds and stuff...purple skies and such....

    Of course, gotta see if they translate when I have them blown up....
     
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    Still sleepy, but I said I would posy pics....

    I will crop the right side. I guess I should ask the kid in the left?
    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/oct013.jpg

    Not sure how the rest will fair when I have them blown up:
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    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/June2010046.jpg

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/June2010041.jpg

    and then I found this in the album:
    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/094.jpg

    Moody beach scene
    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/198.jpg

    It was getting stormy!
    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/197.jpg

    I think the birdhouse is a front runner tho...
     
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    I like the bird house the best followed by the wave.
     
  4. Sukerkin

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    Excellent picture {094.jpg} of that ripple from above, Gran! Took me a minute to figure out what I was seeing with the sky reflected in the water - brilliant!
     
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    yeah, that was on a boat ride on the Ammersee in Bavaria last summer. :) I was looking at the wake when i realized how good it looked.
     
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    Aight, I did it!
    I did have the birdhouse and the wake enlarged to 11x14 and framed.

    When I signed the release I was relieved: I was not presumptuous by contributing 2 pictures! :)

    Now, I still got one day....

    Should I get this one done, too?
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    That wave is stunning, Gran!!!!
     
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    Thanks.
    The Lady at Walmart stopped for a second when it pulled up on the screen. :)

    It looks pretty good in a black frame.

    (right now I am hunting my paper cutter because I had 2 more made, and the one frame is about 2 mm to small on one side...Life hates me....)
     
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    Well, I DID find the paper cutter and put it to work.

    Now, do I bring the last picture to the library?
     
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    I really liked the wave. Great job on all of them.
     
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    Thank you.
    :asian:
     
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    Update:

    I dragged my buttocks to the library today to see the exhibition.
    As expected the turnout was about average.
    (I just busted into the tail end of a function, too :D I could have grabbed a few bites off the buffet, I don't think anybody would have noticed)

    So I look around to see my pictures.
    Near the door is the picture of the band. Nicely titled 'The Band' with my name next to it. :)
    Then I look around and I noticed that the ribbons had already been awarded. The winning picture was a black and white picture of a kid. So I look around for the other winners.
    And there I spot the 3rd place winner. A smallish picture, place between two large ones.
    Then I look closer.
    Can it be?
    Could it really?

    Yes, indeed!
    My wave won 3rd!

    So thank you Suke! I would have probably not submitted it if not for your praise of it!

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/Granfire/094.jpg
     
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    The credit is all yours good lady :bows:. I am proud and happy for you that the wonderful shot got artistic recognition and that others got to see it too :tup:.
     
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    That is awesome news! So glad you decided to enter, and that it got recognized!123
     

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