I hope everyone had a great 2012. I know my family and I had a wonderful year and we are
looking forward to an even better 2013.
So in advance, have a great New Year.
There is a wonderful local bank here in Western Pennsylvania called Washington Financial. They have 10 locations throughout this area and provide great service to the community. They conduct a photo contest on a yearly basis to select pictures for their annual calendar.
In December 2011, I was notified that they selected three of my photos for their 2012 calendar. They used the following photos for 2012.
February 2012 – Trinity High School
May 2012 – American Tank
June 2012 – Lyle Covered Bridge
I was very happy and honored they selected three of my photos for the 2012 calendar. Just before Christmas, they notified me again that they would be using three more of my pictures for their 2013 calendar. This time they selected:
February 2013 – Mays Covered Bridge
March 2013 – Washington Financial Bank – Washington Mall Plaza
April 2013 – Washington County Court House
They don’t have many rules for their contest, but one important rule is that the pictures have to be from within Washington County, Pennsylvania. I realize this isn’t the biggest deal in the photography world, but I am proud of this minor accomplishment.
Like many people, I do better when I have a goal that keeps me motivated. So capturing photos from Washington County the last couple of years just to submit for this contest has kept me looking for great local photo opportunities. This small personal challenge has been good for keeping me shooting, making me creative, and driving me to find local interesting subjects.
I would encourage you to find a small goal of your own to help keep you motivated in whatever topic or activity that interest you.
Here is the link to Washington Financial’s website: http://www.mywashingtonfinancial.com/
Here is the link to all the photos selected for their 2013 Calendar Photo Contest: http://www.mywashingtonfinancial.com/_pdf/Photo_Contest_Winner_Announcement_0912.pdf
* I’ll have the 3rd installment of Common HDR Photography Questions – How are HDR Photographs Created?
* I will also post a picture (or multiple pictures) from our recent trip to Miami. I captured some great sunrises, a very old Monastery, South Beach Art Deco Architecture, and much more…..