Friday, February 15, 2008

Our first photo contest...and we WON!!!

For the past two years, one of the things I have been meaning to get around to (which really means Airika has been pushing me to do it) is entering some of our photos in contests. Well, last month we did get around to it, and we entered a few photos in a new contest at www.openphotocontest.com. This is actually an amazing contest, because it is actually judged by the general public--although most of the people going there to vote are fellow photographers.

Anywho, the only reason I bring this up is because we actually WON! Here is the winning photo, which you might recognize from our blog last fall...


They had a few different categories, and we won the "Stellar Brides" category, which I believe was the featured contest this month. This would definitely make sense since this category offered the best (and most expensive) prize for winning--a Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens! YEAH!!! I have wanted one of these things for sooo long! When it arrives it will be really tempting to go out and buy a new camera body to permanently attatch it to!



Airika is hoping that I will listen to her more often now that we won this contest (because I listened to her). Hmmm... we shall see...

Thank you OSP and David Jay!

Gerald,

16 comments:

Frank DiMeo said...

Whoa!

Big Time Congratulations!!!

I am so happy for you two!!!

It comes at such a great time too!

Time to celebrate!!!

Smith Gallery Photography said...

congrats! Beautiful pic...

Richard & Amy said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Ella Blue Studio said...

What a fun lens...post some images for us after you use it. Congrats!

Ella Blue Studio said...

Awesome job guys! I love this image. And I know you'll love the 85 1.2! -Jason

Kacie Jean said...

You definitely deserved to win! That shot is so cool & different from the normal bridal shots!

Lonnie said...

Way to Go!

Ginger Murray said...

Congrats on the win, dude! Great photo.

ErwinWijanto said...

Congrats Airika & Gerald...
Awesome Photo...
Can't wait to test the lens :) ~erwin

jewels said...

Congratulations! I'm glad this photo won! You rock!

Cheers,
jewels

Sarah Rhoads Photo said...

I'm so excited for you two! You deserve it! What a huge blessing. Chris and I are muy jealous of your new baby ;)

Chelsea Nicole said...

WOW Congrats!! It is a really awesome image - it totally deserved to win!

Enjoy your new AWESOME lens! :)

Amanda said...

umm, awesome picture.

It was great meeting you guys today also! If you'd like to see one of the cards, I'll bring some to the meet-up. I just used WHCC business cards for now...

Laura Kay Photography said...

wow! wow! you deserved to win, that picture is amazing, i love it!!!! good job!

-laura

Gerald & Airika said...

Thanks for all compliments and blog love you guys--we are so excited!

Julie Watts said...

I already emailed you about this but I should have came here to say it...I went from viewing a David Jay email to clicking a link on it and seeing YOU GUYS! How cool is that?!?



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