Monday, August 18, 2008

Fireworks, a Fair and a Contest


The 88th Annual Fulton County Fair was held August 10th-16th. The roar of racing lawnmowers was heard all over the fair grounds on Friday night. At 9:30 the racers were paused to allow all to view the fireworks display.

This year, for the first, I competed in the photographic contest. Each contestant was allowed to enter one photograph in each category. I chose five images to enter. Each was printed 8” x 10”, matted with a complimentary color and framed in an inexpensive Wal-Mart 11” x 14” frame.

I entered the following images; listed with each is the category and standing.







Flower 1st place





Nighttime 1st place




Landscape 1st place




Modified B&W 1st place


Animal 3rd place

I wish I could show you the image that beat out my Nuthatch; it was an absolutely awesome Great Egret!













18 comments:

HFD60 said...

Congratulations Salty...they all look great, but I really like that landscape image....

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I'm proud of you, Dad. Way to go!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Congratulations, you desevre it. I will return to your blog and your beautiful pictures. Have a nice day

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are nice photos and worthy of the prizes. I would like to see that Great Egret too. It must have been special.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Your photos certainly deserve to be honored. they are all great. I'm really surpised that there was any photo that would beat out your Nuthatch but a super show for certain.
Really nice fireworks photo.

photowannabe said...

Fantastic photographs Salty. The judges certainly got it right. Congratulations. The Egret must have been way over the top to beat your nuthatch.

PA Brian in PP,FLA said...

THAT'S AWESOME! GREAT PITURES!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Tommy V said...

Congratulations on all the first places awards. I agree they are amazing pictures.

The Riverbum said...

Congrats....very nice work, indeed!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Salty.. wow that landscape is awesome.... and thats takinganything away from the others... well done my friend..:O)

bobbie said...

Congratulations! Every one of these photos is sensational if you ask me.

ms426d said...

Good job, Coy. I managed a 1st, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, & a fourth. What fun! See ya at the Fulton County Fair next year.

Mike said...

Congratulations Salty! Great collection of photographs.

Shellmo said...

Congratulations - well deserved!!
The landscape was my favorite..something one would see in a monet painting.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Salty! Congratulations and well deserved. You take fabulous pictures. They are all wonderful. Lisa

Kerri said...

Congrats Salty! How exciting!!
The shots are awesome and very deserving!!!

Kekiinani said...

How exciting!! AND CONGRATULATIONS that is an awesome sweep. All of the images are fantastic. :) :)

Wolf Lover Girl said...

Congratulations! You know everyone was a bit upset when you kept grabbing all those first places!!! :-)

And that bright sunflower against those clouds is just OUTSTANDING!

~ Wolf Lover Girl