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Steven & Peggy Earns Merits in State Print Competition

It was a stressful but exciting week here at Sandstone Photography!

For those of you who don’t know, Tuesday was PPC’s (Professional Photographers of California) annual state-wide print competition. It’s a time for meeting old friends, making new ones. It’s also a time of secrete fear and stress, and sometimes even momentarily doubting your own abilities as a photographer, as your very best images go head-to-head with some of the best in the state (sometimes even the nation.) In case you’re wondering how this works, each print is held under a bright spot light before a panel of professional judges, who decide within 30 seconds or less the worthiness of your photographic talents. It’s intimidating, to say the least! And on some level, scarily reminiscent of spy interrogation scenes from those old war movies, where you find yourself fearing for the hero’s life. For one long moment in time, your very best is out there, naked for the world to see and judge. What if you’re not good enough? What if your worst secret fears come true?
 
Luckily, that was not the case this time around! Both Steven and I survived, with Steven (of course!) earning merit scores for all of his images (what else is new?) Here’s a quick look at a few of his entries:
[caption id="attachment_348" align="alignnone" width="369" caption="Trish Was Here"]Trish Was Here[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_345" align="alignnone" width="369" caption="Ready For Anything"]Ready For Anything[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_346" align="alignnone" width="369" caption="Rose Made From Real Smoke"]Rose Made From Real Smoke[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_342" align="alignnone" width="568" caption="As Free As the Wind Blows"]As Free As the Wind Blows[/caption]

 

Now for a quick peek at mine :)

[caption id="attachment_347" align="alignnone" width="568" caption="The Guardian"]The Guardian[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_344" align="alignnone" width="568" caption="Mia Bella"]Mia Bella[/caption]

 

Those of you who check here regularly may recognize mine from an earlier post.

Thanks to all who wished us well, and kept their fingers crossed for us. We certainly could not do what we love most without the support of our friends and family, and of course our clients. - Peggy Roosa

Wish They All Could Be California…

Sunsets!

Ahhhh. Now THIS is why we tolerate horrible traffic, pay insane taxes, and live with the neighbor’s house less than five feet away from all sides of our homes. Where else can you regularly witness Mother Nature ‘turning in’ with such spectacular, majestic glory?

[caption id="attachment_299" align="alignnone" width="436" caption="Wow!"]Wow![/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_298" align="alignnone" width="451" caption="Golden Sunset for the Golden State."]Golden Sunset for the Golden State.[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_300" align="alignnone" width="451" caption="Look at all those colors!!"]Look at all those colors!![/caption]