About a month or so ago, I posted around a dozen photos and asked for your input on which ones to choose for the Tamarac NWR Friends’ Photo Contest. I appreciated all the comments and suggestions made by readers. I had an awful time deciding since I could only pick five photos total, with only two in any one category. I also had a couple of more favorites that I took since that post.
Well, with the deadline for entry being this coming Friday, I had to make a decision. Tonight’s pics are what I ended up choosing.
“Honest Dad, I’m not getting wet!” (Recreation)
I went off to the CVS store in Detroit Lakes last week with a thumb drive containing my 13 possible entries. I don’t have a printer, and I needed to submit the photos on glossy 5X7 paper. That was a challenge in itself as half of the photos came out all rumpled up, and the cost was over $25. After complaining, a manager came to produce the photos individually, and I wasn’t charged for the messed up ones.
“Hanging out at the VC.” (Wildlife)
Then today, I also had to get the digital images onto a CD to submit, and fill out the paperwork. After a couple of attempts, the computer finally formatted the CD and I copied the photos to it (I hoped).
“Pelicans in the Mist” (Scenic)
The photos are judged on the printed version, and the pelicans just ‘popped’ in print. This afternoon, I headed into headquarters to be sure the photos were on the CD, and they were. No problems like I encountered with my Flat Joey CD last year. What a relief!
“Where’s Mom?” (Wildlife)
My decision of what pictures to choose was finally made a little easier when I realized that I could send five more pictures for next year’s contest. So I can submit my other five favorite pics next year since all submissions must be within a two year time span. That’s when I’ll enter the fox and the Sherry and David pics.
“Damsels in ‘Caress’” (Nature’s Abstracts)
Of course, I’m just one of many that are submitting photos. Remember when Robyn and the grandgirls came to visit in July?
Well, I know I’ll be competing against this pic that Robyn took while she was here. The competition is stiff! I hope we both get a ribbon. We’ll find out near the end of October how we did. It’s fun for me no matter what the outcome is.
The plan is to head out a week from today if the winds are favorable. I’ve been thinking a lot about this excursion to Arizona, and it brought to mind the fact that Nurse Ratchet normally eats out one or two meals a day. I, on the other hand, only eat out about once a month. Could be interesting.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy