Are you sick of hearing about my new photography obsession? I hope not lol, but when I get into something, I REALLY get into it. Blame autism 🙂
So, I posted two days ago about winning my first crowd favorite award on Photocrowd. Well guess what? I won another one! This time for this photo (in a contest about “Naturally Eerie” things):
Oh, and another cool thing, when I started on the photography site around 3 weeks ago or so, I ranked in the 20,000’s (they rank all photographers by success markers on the site, such as contest wins, crowd opinion, likes, etc.), last week I moved up to the 12,000’s, and this week I’m up to the 5,000’s!
Like the Jeffersons, I’m moving on up!
Recently I told you guys I had really gotten into photography and was entering contests on a site called Photocrowd. Yesterday I found out that I had won my first award on the site! It isn’t a major award, but I won a crowd favorite award for being in the top half of the crowd choice for a contest about “The Abstract Universe”. Here is the photo that won the award:
The photography talent on Photocrowd is amazing (many are professionals), so I am honored to even compete with them and come close to the top of any contest!
Ok, so it isn’t exactly a mountain, but I loved the way this color altered landscape photo taken at Fort Ancient in Washington Township, Ohio turned out. I’ve been really into photography lately, and especially editing and altering photos to look different. This is one of my faves so far.
Recently I joined a site called Photocrowd. Lately I’ve been more into artistic photography and Photocrowd is a site where you can post your photos and enter a bunch of contests on all kinds of photography subjects.
You can start posting and entering contests for free, but if you like the site, you might want to buy a subscription so you get unlimited contest entries. I recently did this upgrade and it was under $40 for a year, so not that bad really. Some of the contests offer prizes and some don’t, but it is the fun of entering and giving it a try that appeals most to me.
Several of the contest themes have even inspired me to go take photos I probably wouldn’t have thought of taking otherwise. I love seeing how others interpret the subject matter in their own photos as well.
So far, my photos aren’t doing great in placing at the top of the contests, but I’m not sure if that is because I’m new and don’t have much clout on the site yet, or if I need to step up my photography game lol. I’m hoping it is the former, but I am always working on improving myself and my art too.
If you happen to be on Photocrowd too, check out my profile and show my pictures some love if you want to ♥
(BTW, I have NO business affiliation with Photocrowd, I just genuinely have been enjoying the site!)
Yesterday my husband and I went for a walk in the park and I took a couple “artsy” photos. First, we have this black and white spider picture:
Then we have this picture of a leaf against a log that is very autumn-like for the summer:
Someone on Facebook was nice enough to add a frog to that last one lol:
(No photoshop lol, this place actually exists near where I live)
We saw a couple more snakes while out walking yesterday. These critters seem to always be drawn to us! Do you like snakes? The babies or small ones are my favorites.
I didn’t write for a few days because my husband and I went on a mini vacation to the Hocking Hills area of Ohio. It is beautiful country with tons of state parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, caves, etc. We also had some fun looking up haunted places in the area (I’m always hoping to see a ghost, but didn’t have any luck this time).
We had a great time, although there was still a lot of stuff closed in the area due to Covid. We had to eat in our car several times due to restaurant dining areas being closed. And we got kicked out of one state park that was closed (we didn’t know that of course), but the ranger was nice and just told us to get out instead of ticketing us or anything bad.
Here are a few of my fave pics from the trip:
We found this little guy in the middle of a country back road. We chased him off the road. I hope his mama came to get him soon after!
This large rat snake crossed our path on a nature trail. He wasn’t friendly lol, but we were still thrilled to see him.
This is the coolest pic from the ghost hunts. That rainbow orb is super weird. Especially since their hadn’t been any rain whatsoever that day. It didn’t show up on any other pictures. This was an old asylum turned into a museum. Sadly they were closed, so we couldn’t go inside 😦
This stain image in one of the limestone cliffs reminded me so much of Anubis. It just needed to be black lol.
Me posing at Ash Cave (the state park we got thrown out of later lol). This cave was a huge amphitheater-style structure that was so cool. In the past it was used for ancient Native American rituals and was even used as a Christian church many years ago.