Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Results Of British Virgin Islands Photo Competition 2012

Category Historical: St. Philips Anglican Church

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Photos Submitted to Photo Competition

I finally submitted my photos for the BVI Photo Competition after alot of debate.  There are three categories:  Landscape, Historical and Culture.  The application form states that four photos can be submitted, the fourth one can be of any other category of the photographer's choice. 

The photos to submitted with the application must be of a particular size.  If chosen they must be re submitted in high resolution.  This is one lesson that I learned from this competition - take my photos in high resolution so in the event I may want to use one of my old photos in a photo competition, it would not be a problem.

There are three photos that I choose to submit that were high resolution (and they were taken at random not for this photo competition) and I did not realize this until I decided to check the size of the photos to submit for the competition.  The photos that were taken in the size that I want, were taken with my point and shoot Pentax camera!  Wow!  I have subsequently set my Nikon D60 camera so my photos will be at their largest size.

I was spending alot of time trying to think of the best photo that I could take and submit to the competition and I have come to the conclusion, it is best to take pictures at random and keep as stock photos.  When the opportunity arises, I will be ready.

My submission to the Other Category:  This photo was taken on my walk to Josiah's Bay and I eventually did an article that I submitted to our local newspaper about a situation that deeply concerned me.

My submission to the Culture category:  This one was taken while I was at the car wash having my vehicle washed.  These are the limbs that are used by stick walkers aka Moko Jumbies.  These 'limbs' were left here after the 2012 BVI Festival at East End, Tortola.

November 7, 2012
A few days ago I received an email informing me that my four photos that I submitted to the photo competition were short listed!!!  The Photo Exhibition will be held on Monday November 12, 2012 at the Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum and the photos will be displayed.  Apparently there will be a prize giving ceremony etc.  I am very excited.  Maybe I should prepare a speech or something in case .....?????