there was a village show today and i entered a few photos in the arts and craft section
i won one first prize which i was very pleased with. the category was ‘through an arch”
this being a classic british village fete there were people dressed in funny clothes and people in funny hats and umbrellas in the sun::
and flower arrangements which fell down:
and vegetables which won prizes then got eaten by a caterpillar:
(the caterpillar was still around)
and where there are jars of home preserve and runner beans as far as the eye can see:
and where people check the winning items very closely:
it was also a place where everyone was really friendly and seemed to be having a brilliant time !
yesterday was a sad day. i’m rarely parted from my camera, so it was with very sad to have to send it off to the menders in an inflatable padded bag (a very neat invention).
i’m hoping it’s just a dodgy CCD which will be covered by the warranty. meanwhile i’ll be using jane’s Casio Exilim EX-240 which she’s kindly leant me.
i’ll miss my W-12 terribly whilst it’s gone though
i’ve thought about providing some links to a photo buying service via the website for people who might want to buy one of my photos. but then i think no-one would be interested anyway, so why depress myself by setting it up if it wouldn’t be used.
but maybe if i sold cakes featuring my pictures, well that would be a different matter ! here’s an example birthday cake (not featuring one of my pictures)
it’s been a bank holiday today. esther and i did really well at the Swallowfield Show. we both entered stuff in the craft show. here are our award winning entries:
esther got Highly Commended for her butterfly and vegetable chariot:
i got a second place for ‘transport’ and 1st place for ‘about the home’:
i also got second place for the song title (as seen here)
but my best was my ’24 hours’ collection which not only won 1st prize in the category, but also won best photo in the show:
This year i only won £6. not quite a lucrative as last year.
this was the photo i entered in the category of “leaves” which came second place. the comment was that it could have worked better in black and white. so here it is. in black and white.
it’s a village show tomorrow. here are my photo entries. they still need sticking on the cardboard. time is running out and tiredness is running in. an exciting day due tomorrow. (note the final pub picture!)
it’s time to return my trophy ready for this year’s competition. but first it needed to be polished.
polishing metal is very satisfying (especially if you get your children to do it)