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Friday, February 8, 2008

They like me! They really, really like me!


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I was excited to find out yesterday that an image I submitted to Open Photo Contest won first place for the "travel" category. It was a photo of a barn a took when I was seriously lost on the back country roads of my old hometown in Ohio a while back. I know, I know... who gets lost in their hometown? [insert image of me sheepishly raising my hand here] Hey, I was looking for barn photo opps so I was boldly going where no man - or at least only a few - had ever gone before and got a little turned around. That's not the point here.

The best thing about this contest is that photographers from all over the country and even the world can submit photos, and the judging is done by those same photographers. So I was stoked that one of my images was chosen. That's pretty freakin' cool just by itself, but to top it off I am featured on the site and I think I also won a new Lens Baby 3G! So, if you've got a second, go to the site and check it out. BTW, if you get there and see Jasmine Star featured, by all means stay there and read her bio first - she does amazing wedding photography out in California. THEN, hit your browser refresh button and yours truly should be featured... I think the site randomly cycles through the contest winners.

Also I submitted this image for the "engaging" contest and got 3rd place! Sweet.

16 comments:

Marie Q said...

Congrations on the photo contest. I am still in awe of your work and your talent.

Your friend in Waxahachie

Marie Q

jenny said...

How could you not win with that barn shot?!!

A good way to celebrate would be to have a post-processnig class offered in Austin!!!
-Keep up the 'inspirational' work-

Sweet Whispers Photography said...

YAYAYAY MATT!!! that is awesome! love the open photo contest - i love your work and see it as no big surprise that you got 1st place!!! keep up the amazing inspiration! hope to catch up sometime you're in boston next :) keep well!

keri :)

ps. O-H-I-O!!!!!! :)

Schrode said...

Bro, SUPER congrats to you on your 1st AND 3rd place finishes! We are so proud of you with what you have accomplished with your God-given talents. It is just truly amazing.
We sometime will all say we knew you when you just started out. Your work truly is inspiring and I hope you can become the Ansel Adams of the 21st century!

I hope you check out my monthly :) updated website as much as I check yours (a shameless plug for www.mac.com/styer here).

peace,

Schrode

p.s. What, no direct mention of MARION, but just "my old hometown"?

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud...could someone pass me a Kleenex?

Ginger Murray said...

hi Matt! Just wanted to stop by to tell you that I absolutely loved both of those photos from the contest!
Congrats on the win!

Matt Nicolosi said...

Thanks for all the kind words! You guys are awesome.

And yes, Schrode, I'm checking in on you via your blog... Unfortunately I missed the post on saving money with your wireless phone provider before buying my iPhone. Its certainly not saving money, but its just so freakin' cool.

Paige said...

Congratulations! You truly do an amazing job capturing the subject/s!

See you in Austin!

JK's Mental Notes said...

Congratulations. Your work is absolutely amazing. Many awards to come I'm quite certain!

Ciao for now,
Jeanette K

Hillis Photography said...

Congratulations!

Bryce said...

hey man, congrats on the win!

Bryce

Jana said...

Congrats.....well deserved!

Dejah Quinn said...

well deserved!!! I love that image it reminds me of home in east texas.

Heather Meyers said...

much congrats on the award! wow - stunning image!

Wheeler said...

Congratulations Matt... What a great picture. There is something worthy of an award in Marion, OH! Hope to see you soon, if you want pics of snow come on up this weekend. We'll have plenty.

Rita said...

I agree with what Jenny said, But online class would be better yet!