This was the second photo competition I had entered at The Cleveland Photographic Society, and was before I had learned how to post-process images using Camera Raw in Photoshop, or NIK photo filters. I have learned much since then, but it's always interesting to see where I started.
Did Not Place - "Wha Wha What Happened to Fluffy"
This was a lucky capture during my volunteer work at The Cleveland Animal Protective League. That toy was unaltered in Photoshop, and was just worn by time and multiple washes... works perfectly with the cat's yawn! I was a bit heavy handed with the post processing, but that's all a part of the learning process.
Did Not Place - "Lilly Pond"
There's a little pond tucked away on a hill in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that's only a few acres wide. It offers some nice views and is accessible 24 hours a day... I'm hoping to try some night photography here at some point, but there are so many other things I want to try!
Have a great day!