If you know me, you know that I normally do not enter into online contests - especially the type that require you to round up a bazillion people to vote for you. Let's face it - I don't know a bazillion people online and I don't have time to round up a bazillion people.
Last week, Multiples & More announced that they were going to be holding blog awards and one of the categories was Best Photography. Best Photography! Imagine my surprise and delight to see fellow bloggers nominating me. Can you believe it! So long story short, I was one of the top three nominated and am now in the running to win. I don't really expect to win but I would hate to lose by a landslide just because I didn't ask you to vote.
Voting is super easy. All you do is go to Mulitples & More, scroll down the sidebar and you'll find me under Best Photography - click on me and hit vote. It's that easy. No registering, no entering email addresses. It's fast and easy. If you like my photos, it would mean a lot to me if you voted.
And now I am going to be all cheesy and tell you why I was honored to even be recognized.
My father is/was was/is a photographer. He tells me that it is in my blood. I've always been interested in photography but never took/had the time to learn. I could always see what I wanted the photo to look like in my mind but could never quite get there with the actual picture.
I can't be the only one who had a crappy point and shoot in the 1980's. Mine was bright pink and took those odd shaped film cartridges that you just popped into the camera. Okay, so those pictures were horrible. I then upgraded to a better 1980's point and shoot and used that for way too long.
There was a period of time while I was in college that I used my great aunt's ancient film camera. Sister Marion (whose birth name was Anna) traveled the globe and wrote school textbooks. And when I say ancient, I mean it. She still had the original user's manual that came with it. I thought it was up in my home office but I can't locate it right now. Must be at Grammy's house. I was going to dig up the year it was manufactured. So anyway, the problem with learning photography on a film camera is that by the time you have the film developed, you forget what you were doing when you took the picture.
I eventually upgraded to a Canon lens camera and just as we were becoming friends, it was stolen during the Goo Goo Dolls After Show Camden New Jersey Car Break-In incident of August 2002. It was replaced with a Nikon lens camera. Digital cameras were so new back then. I didn't know many people who had them and I tried to stick it out with the film but when I was pregnant with the girls, we decided it was time to move to digital and stop relying on Grammy.
Over the past year, I've learned so much and grown as a photographer. Unfortunately, there is still so much to learn and my time is so very limited. To be nominated for this means to me that my photos are somewhat decent. I don't know why I have to be so insecure about this whole thing.
I took some pictures of the girls tonight that I was going to post to go along with this but they've been acting insane all week so that project was not finished. Emily and Rich have my cold. Anna and Allie seem to have borderline stuffy noses. And believe me when I tell you that my girls are identical in the teething department. All of their teeth come in at the same. exact. time.
Signing off now. Thanks in advance to those of you who will vote!