I have been getting
bugged encouraged to start sharing my photography a bit more, and stop hogging it all to myself. I guess the Better Half thinks hiding all my photos in file folders via iPhoto isn't maximizing their exposure. In political speak he wants me to "share the wealth" a bit more. In the past, I have gotten talked into displaying some photos in a local store and in a art show, but quite honestly...I just don't feel comfortable hawking my stuff. They are my babies. Each one has a story and place in my heart. I don't like hearing random passers-by weighing in on their opinion of each photo. Who asked them anyway? Not moi. Not sure if they knew I was the photographer standing within ear shot who's feelings they were hurting. But suffice it to say...I use too much moisturizer to prohibit the thick skin I need to develop for that type of exposure.
But October 26th was "Philly Photo Day". Kinda cool. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, the event was aimed to invite anyone in the city to take a photo of whatever grabs ya. This event culminates in an exhibit revolving around "A Day in the Life" Philly-style. Plus, a select few photos will grace billboards and Septa buses and trains for a whole month. Very cool, and def more exposure than my iPhoto file folders. I decided to give it a go.
The rules are:
1. Photo MUST be taken on October 26th
2. Photo MUST be taken within the city limits of Philly
3. Only ONE photo can be submitted.
I decided to head down to Boathouse Row in Philly to see what I could find. And I found quite a bit. I WILL be posting, after I edit the photos, of my few hours on Boathouse Row. But in the meantime, I kinda started crushin' on two photos I took that day. Hmmmm...which one to pick? I just can't decide. What do you think?????? Seriously, I'd love your opinion...just be kind 'cause I'm still working on that tough skin thingy.
"Sculling on the Schuylkill"
"Good Morning Philadelphia"
Not that it matters which one I actually choose because...there's just ONE little problem. Philly Photo Day was October 26th....apparently I'm a moron 'cause I went out on October 27th!!!!!! There IS a difference, right? Well, my intentions were good. My timing...fashionably late as usual. Oh heck, maybe I'll just go ahead and submit a photo anyway and let THEM disqualify it. So my question still stands...which one do ya think I should try to slip past the judges??????