A few weeks ago I talked about all the missteps I had trying to capture an image I was happy with for the Mill Valley Click-Off. The image above is the one I finally created on the last possible opportunity I had before the deadline. It wasn’t exactly the photo I set out to capture, but that’s the nature of, well, nature. It doesn’t always cooperate. And I was really happy with how it turned out.
This week the winners of the Click-Off were announced at a small ceremony. There were five categories and I’m honored to say I collected first prize in the Black and White category. It felt even better when I saw the quality of images. There were some amazing photographs included, and some very talented photographers taking part. I was also proud to have won in that specific category given that my photography is almost always in color.
I hadn’t entered any photography competitions before this year, but I’ve gained a ton of confidence having been selected for a monthly feature by Lee Filters, collected third prize in a Visit Marin competition, and now this recognition. I’m also really grateful for the encouragement from Allison too. Now I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store.