A while back I entered three photos in a contest called “Equine Ideal:2015 Spring Photography Contest”. There were nine categories for entries, in both professional and amateur divisions. I entered three pieces in the amateurs, one in head study, one in extreme action, and one in performance. Then I pretty much forgot about it until yesterday when I saw a Facebook post from a friend announcing two of her photos had placed. So of course I had to look for her winning photos, figuring I hadn’t won anything since no one had notified me, and lo and behold I discovered that I got 4th place in the amateur performance category…right above her 5th and 6th place. That felt a little awkward since I really love both her art and her photos.
So today I got an email from the contest organizers stating that the winners had been announced. Which is why it wasn’t such a surprise anymore. Now that you’ve patiently waded through all my verbiage, here is the 4th place winning photo which I took at the Kentucky Reining Cup Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park this past April.
You can see all the photographs here: http://www.equinephotographycontest.com/winners2015.asp
There’s a lot of wonderful stuff, especially in the professional division. Enjoy!
PS: there were 643 entries from 11 countries and 32 US states…makes me feel appreciated!