Thursday, June 17, 2010

10,000th Shot Photo Contest

I have had my trusty Sony Cybershot since April 2007, and I recently noticed that I am about to hit 10,000 shots taken with my camera! (It helps that I've been doing the 365 and I had some time out of town -- I started the year in the 4,600 range.)

So I knew I had to do something to celebrate, and I thought ... why not do a blog contest?!

Over the next few days (Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 20) I will take the 10,000th shot on my camera. To have a chance to win the contest and a prize, all YOU have to do is the following:

1) Leave a comment with your guess of which day I will take shot 10,000 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday) -- you don't have to leave a comment ON that day, just tell me which day you think it happened.
    * All winning guesses will go into a drawing for a prize.

2) To increase your chances of winning, go to my Flickr site, then come back here and comment again, letting me know which photo of mine is one of your favorites, and why.
    * Some good, recent photo sets include:

3) For yet another chance to win, blog about this contest on your own blog (you'll have to comment and let me know that you did so), linking to this specific post (if you click on the title itself, it'll take you to the specific URL for this post -- just copy and use that).

4) Contest ends on Monday, June 21 at midnight CT (1 am ET/11 pm MT/10 PT) -- that gives any of you with a busy weekend or Father's Day celebrations time to enter. (I will try and post results by Tuesday morning -- June 22.)

And that's it!

Yes, yes, that's all fine and dandy, but what will I win?!


The prize for the winner will be any hi-res photo of mine, of your choosing, printed on premium luster (semi-gloss) photo paper. I can go as high as 8x10, but if you would prefer smaller (5x7 or 4x6 I can do that -- it will still be on the larger paper though). And, I will possibly also include another goody or two (maybe a handmade card, or the like).

While I know that I'm not exactly a photographer, or probably even that good of an amateur, I'd like to think that my skills have increased over the last several years. And, it doesn't hurt that I use an awesome program like Lightroom to enhance many photos. I'm guessing, also, that if you're entering, it's because you'd like a photo, but maybe that's just crazy thinking. ^_^

So, good luck, and may the best or luckiest blog stalker win! ^_^


Charles Gramlich June 17, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I think it's going to be on a Saturday. Wow, that's a lot of pics.

Claudia June 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

I want to win! I guess Friday, and I think you are an awesome photographer - and card crafter!

Melinda June 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Hmmm...I'm going to guess Saturday.

The Barreness June 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

so sorry to have to leave a comment here.. I don't see a place where I could email you. My winner for the Becky Higgins Big Photography Giveaway never contacted me. If you'd like the session, email me! Thanks Gabby!

-Megan Eidson Photography

Sarah Sunshine June 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM  

i'm going to say sunday. i think you'll get nostalgic and savor the last few.

as for favorites?
37/365 because it's a brilliant pic of a regular object - i've always heard a chef is best tested by his most "normal" item such as grilled cheese or mac & cheese. this pic is a dang good grilled cheese!!

Kreme-y Conveyor
because it's industrial yet delicious and it's the color tones i love - greys and tans!! i could totally see one blown up in my kitchen of this!

wow! is all i have to say

Floating Flower
amazing contrast - the beautiful light flower amongst the dark creepy waters... there's a mormon ad in here somewhere...

so cool - makes me want to watch him! color is amazing - those vintage greens :)

145/365: Grocery Store Cart
brilliant angle, brilliant color - love it!!

BUT if i HAD to pick one...
Water Dragon
i love the power in the subject and the color. the water in front of the pic of genious. seriously i have to have this!

Manda June 18, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

Saturday, if only because you're maybe more likely to go out and take a lot of pictures that day?

You have SO MANY lovely pictures, it's difficult to pick a favorite. But I do like the one that's called--what was it?--"very large tree" or "really big tree" or something? This is really just because I love trees, having come from South Louisiana where we have the big oaks and such. Sorry that I don't have a more artistic reason for it . . . I took a bunch of photo/art theory as part of my communications courses at UT, and I could probably study your pictures and come up with a more "technical" favorite, but I'm mostly drawn to images that just speak to me when I see them. I like a lot of your photos, but I went with the one that sort of gave me that immediate "pang" when I saw it.

Kristine June 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

SWEET! I love contests! Ok... so I'm torn between Saturday and Sunday. I think I'm going to take the plunge and say Sunday :)

Anonymous June 20, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

Oh, that's hard to pick which one I like the best. I think "Another View of Water Feature" or "Wide View of Water Feature" are my favorites. I love the area itself, and it's so serene. I like the lushness of the green, and the feeling it gives me of being lost in ancient ruins.

Anonymous June 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

Oops! Forgot to guess a day! Sunday.

Erika June 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Too late for the contest, I know. (Unless your final shot was on Monday???) BUT, I did want to put in my two bits on your fabulous photos. Some of my favorites are Water Dragon and Bamboo Fountain.

Erika June 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

OK. If it's not too late, I guess Saturday.

Allie June 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

I will Sunday:D

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