Rethinking the priorities…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I absolutely love the serenity this image creates.  It soothes my soul and leaves me wanting spring to come quickly.  I am anxious to see the spring weather roll into Tennessee…it gives me so much to take pictures of when everything is blooming.  All the rain gives us spectacular rushing water scenes and fresh green growth. I submitted my first pictures to a stock agency as a contributor and although my images were not accepted….I am thrilled that out of the 10 submissions I had 6 of them approved.  Only 4 images were not accepted and that is an awesome perspective from someone that hasn’t been taking pictures very long at all.  I know I am taking the optimistic approach to the extreme, but I find that to be the better attitude to depressed about it all.  I am considering the odds and I think 6 approved to 4 denied is a pretty good place to be.  I also feel like I learned a lot from the experience.  I am going to start looking at the overall picture size before I post-process the pictures and make sure I keep at least one version of the image without cropping so it remains at least 4mg in size. It apparently is very important in the reproduction aspect of using the pictures.  I also learned a little about the subjectivity of  being accepted to a large micro stock agency.  It made me rethink the reason why I started taking pictures in the first place….it left me with a lot of hmmmm…..not sure at this point if I will try to resubmit, but I am not sad about it either.

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Art has always been a part of my life, ever since I can remember I have been creating art. I would make gifts to share with others at Christmas and then I found drawing, or maybe God introduced me to that particular art form, but it was an all consuming thing during my youth. After I had kids, it seemed that art didn't fit into my world in the same way. But the desire was always there and it eventually took over my life again...becoming a need more than a desire. So, photography enters my life. Artists have a unique way of seeing the world, it is their vision that creates the art not the medium they choose to express it in. No two artists will see the same thing in the exact same way. It is the most beautiful form of flattery to have someone see your art and tell you it is beautiful to them. It connects you on such an intimate level. I want to share my creative vision with everyone that wants to look upon it with appreciation.