I suck!! Soo...I gather up half a dozen so friends and work colleagues (a select few, because I just wanted to "share" not brag) and head over to the exhibit. My photos were NOWHERE. I'm embarrassed - both by the fact that I had zip to show my friends AND that a lot of pictures on display were like stuff I've deleted off my camera card before even uploading (so I'm embarrassed that mine weren't considered "as good" as those AND by the fact that my bitter, black heart had that as my initial thought). Buut, these were the three I submitted, and I don't know which might have actually been chosen, or if they just accidentally sent me a "congratulations" email and really none were supposed to be shown:
Blue Mosque in Istanbul at night - the sky was actually black. I used a longer exposure time and didn't digitally alter it at all. In the 8x10 the trees glow purple.
The older Bedouin girl is the one I let play with my camera and take a bunch of "artistic" shots before she insisted I take a picture of her on her own, and then another holding her sister up. The tray in the background is the rocks she was selling to tourists.
This one is darker than it should be (I completely expected this not to be chosen, until I saw that this was an amateur exhibit and nobody was expecting super high resolution). It's at the DC Pride Festival in 2005. The dancer on the left in Mark, a super talented belly dancer who makes me ashamed to call myself woman when he performs.
So, anyway, pity me!!!! I got all excited for NOTHING! (Though I do have an extremely good-natured "WTF?" email out to the woman who sent me the acceptance message.)