This is my first Photo contest winner. The theme was 'Abandoned' and I am so glad I took this picture on a whim. I was walking through the woods and there tucked partly under some bushes was this very dilapidated umbrella with the sun shining in on it. Catching that natural spotlight made for a quite dramatic photo.
I can't believe how good this win made me feel. It gave me such a boost that I really can make it as a photographer; that I am an artistic photographer not just a hobbyist or one who only takes snapshots. This has changed my view of who I am, I AM AN ARTIST. It has been verified by those whom I formerly viewed as my betters and I now view as my peers. With them welcoming me into their ranks with this honor and the wonderful comments that went with it.
It was indeed won..one..wonderful.
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