Saturday, November 22, 2008

She Sells Seashells - Photo by Jerry


Jerry's photo of 3 seashells won first place last night in the TriState Photography Society competition. I love how he made it look warm like a sunset was shining on it.

He got a "step-down" on the crystal. That means, it would have been a winner if the seashell hadn't been a winner.



Jerry spends hours composing a photo, creating something from the required "themes" for that night's contest. He tries different lighting, different arrangements, different elements - until he gets what he thinks is the best one.
It sometimes feels, to me, like a visit to the eye doctor as he asks: "Is this one better? Or this one?" So I help pick what I think is the best - but that doesn't mean it will win. Sometimes I've been wrong about which one will win and which one won't place (he puts in 2 photos each competition) and sometimes I don't feel strongly about a photo and it gets first place - what do I know?! ha ha








7 comments:

Ann Buckner said...

Congratulations Jerry! Neat photos.

RHCarpenter said...

I'll let Jerry know you like his photos, Ann :)

Nava said...

Being a photographer myself (as well as a painter), I have to say that Jerry has a wonderful eye! The crystal is my favorite of the two.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Nava, I'll pass that on to Jerry :) I know how much he composes photos so I guess that's why I always have a respect for the art of photography - and he gives me some great reference pics :)

Vicki Greene said...

Please tell Jerry - "Congratulations". Both photos are beautiful.

debwardart said...

Pass on my "congrats" also - it's always gratifying to win an award for a job well done!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki and Deb. I'll let Jerry know he has admirers of his photos here :)