A photo I took in New York a couple of years ago was just selected as a semi-finalist in www.picture.com amateur photo competition. I am so excited. You know how people say that "just getting nominated is excitement enough" (you know, they don't have to win the Oscar because being nominated is enough) well, in this case it is true. There are thousands of entrants every year and they only publish a few hundred, and my photograph is one of the few hundred that they will be publishing. THAT IS COOL, RIGHT?
Yeah it is.
Photography was always one of my passions. Nothing I pursued for very long, but always something I would fall back on. I tell people I suffer from "Japanese Tourist Syndrome" (some stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason, you never see a Japanese without her camera). I have decided to use this little honor as a push to keep me inspired and maybe put together a portfolio, who knows maybe I can make a small living out of my photographs.
(The Perfect Shot)
You can also purchase a copy of the photograph online through www.picture.com at picture.com, which I also think is pretty cool. I could be a published and selling photographer!