Friday, August 18th 2017 was the most recent People photo competition at the Cleveland Photographic Society. The people category is an area where my work leaves something to be desired, but I get lucky from time to time! This wasn't really one of those times... That aside, I still like the photos I entered.
"Fist Bump" - Did not place
This was taken during a photojournalism gig I did a little ways back. As I was trying to hone my camera to the correct settings, I snap a few shots during the opening acts and adjust as needed. This was an opening band, that primarily consisted of yelling with some other noise thrown in the mix. It was loud, unforgiving, and I'm certain I lost a some hearing. Although their "musical style" wasn't up my alley, they did put on a decent visual show!.
"Emphatic" - Honorable Mention
This was from a show where I had to actually do some journalism. The article took too long to create, and it was a struggle the whole way through. Having a tenuous grasp of the English language makes journalism much more difficult that I expected! Be that as it may, I know I'll get better with time. Here's a link to the article, but please keep expectations low... it starts pretty good, but then falls apart in the end. <<<Click Here>>>
"Long Journey Ahead" - Honorable mention
I'd be lying if I didn't say I was disappointed with how this shot did in the competition, but I suppose I shouldn't complain, as it still placed... kind of...
Anyway, I took this shot on the 4th of July while I was awaiting the Cleveland fireworks to start up. The funny thing about the name of this shot, is that the boat is actually being pulled upstream by a tugboat. Another "fun fact" about the boat is that all the dents are from ice flows in the great lakes and oceans! Look closely, and you'll see why you won't find me traversing the oceans of the world in this monstrous boat!
Some other stuff is going on, but I can't tell you all about it yet... lets just say that I'm crossing my fingers!
It's not easy to say goodbye, so I'll just say "Farewell for now!"