Ah yes, things are good in Dogpatch these days…I finally finished that landscaping project in my front yard AND this blog won 9th place in the Travel Photography Blog division of the Tripbase.com competition!
I didn’t even know I was in the running. But I’m not moaning. Nor am I resting on my laurels, (despite what it looks like in this picture), but, rather, learning from those who placed higher.
And it’s an interesting group, to be sure.
First place went to advertising superstar shooter Chase Jarvis (who probably didn’t even know he had a travel photography blog!).What must it be like to have Chase’s eye, career, AND look like Mel Gibson in his prime?
I will never know….but I am going to start shooting more with my iPhone! And looking both ways before I cross the street.
Texas businessman and HDR guru Trey Ratcliff placed up there too with his beautiful StuckinCustoms blog.
And Tewfic El Sawy’s superb Travel Photographer blog, which I read religiously, was also in the Top 10.
I would hold any of these guys’ coats in a fight, or tote their camera bags on a trip. I learn a lot from them and read them regularly.
Nudging me out in 8th place is Olga the Traveling Bra, a blog that features pictures of, um, the author’s bra in various locations around the world. And also on her dog. And other places.
Okay, it’s definitely a high concept thing, and I’m not sure what piece of clothing I would hold for Olga in a fight, or whether or not the author (or my wife Peggy), would even think this was a good idea, but I do know what I’m going to do this coming year to try to up my rating.
Hit the jump for my new award-winning strategy.
I’m hoping to place higher next year by shooting High Dynamic Range (HDR) iPhone photos of my socks all over the world. Genius, eh?
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks….this Web 2.0 stuff is easy, like shooting fish in a barrel…hmmmmn, shooting fish in a barrel, wearing socks, in HDR infrared B&W maybe? I smell a winner…or some fish. I’m not sure….