I got up today, extremely excited to go down to the fairgrounds with my fellow photographer friend to see how this year’s entries had placed. I felt fairly confident in most of my entries, a little more nervous about others. When I got through viewing this year’s results, I had to take my befuddled self home and mull some things over. At the end of the day it comes down to this:
It was just someone else’s opinion on this particular day and tomorrow with someone else judging, the results could have been totally different.
While I am excited over my accomplishments, I have ones that I know deserved to do better. Am I being a spoiled sport? I hope not. I would like to think that the last few years has helped me to have a trained eye and find technical merit.
Oh well. Another day, maybe different results. I am happy that I placed with the ones that I did. I saw other exhibitor’s entries who I feel should have received recognition as well.
Looking forward to the Western Idaho Fair, where we are only allowed three entries — which ones should I choose?
It’s all about putting yourself out there.