March 2022 Awards

Sun Rise in Flowers ⭐ Score 34 Gold

Roosvygie Score 32 Silver Award

I haven’t heard the comments from the judges yet…but after reviewing…although I enjoy looking at it…it really doesn’t evoke a lot of emotion…there is no story either…

Veil of Blue Score 32 Silver
Advancement Detail

This is how the awards are rated and what is needed for advancement…of course, being incredibly impatient and itchy to reach for the next tier… it’s a great incentive to grow in my skills daily…

I plan to start entering more national salons this year…in June joining the PSSA (Photographic Society if South Africa) to increase my learning curve on a greater level…and possibly next year join the PSA (Photographic Society of America) and enter some international salons…

I put off entering any competitions for over a year…not wanting to be “judged”…but one of the best learning experiences that I have had…the critiques are informative for continued growth…Silver stars feel like a failure…not hitting the golden moon…only the shiny stars…

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

What future do I see with this passion…I always want to be the best at what I do…I want to dig deep and see what my potential is…I have used this before…I 💙this quote and want to feel like this at the end…

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Our lives are meant to be shared…given away…and in the giving…we are replenished to overflowing…

To give back to children of future generations…to give kids the ability to express themselves in with photography…to connect to the world…to see the beauty in lives that are empty of it, filled with ugliness …give them a voice for societal change, highlighting social issues and stigmas…and to introduce graphic art, probable future employment opportunities…art is not seen as a meaningful pursuit, especially in Africa…in my opinion it is an intracule part of humanity…a spiritual purpose for those with a passion…

“A photograph can inspire some, change someone’s views, shake someone’s ideals, educate, and inspire others to act, etc. They may invoke natural species ‘ innermost emotions such as fear, anxiety, etc. Not only do photographs affect personal lives. They can affect the public as well.” https://thriveglobal.com/stories/importance-of-photography-in-our-lives/

“I hope that my work will encourage self-expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.” (Amen!…me too❣)

— Ansel Adams