Yes, I’ve entered another photography contest
I’ve submitted some of my favourite photos from my four months in Bali last spring to Sony World Photography Awards. It’s not just because it’s nice to get noticed or to have my work on display at an exhibition, it’s also a good opportunity for me as a photographer to have a chance to look back at what I’ve done this last year. What worked when photographing? What do I need to improve and keep in mind when out taking pictures? Personally I thinks it’s almost impossible to compete in photography, unless it’s an exceptional photograph which usually happens unexpected. I know a photographer in New York who got a Pulitzer Prize for a photograph of the plane flying into one of the World Trade Towers in New York on September 11th 2001. But she wasn’t there to take that photograph, she just happened to see what was going to happen and had her camera ready. And it was an extraordinary photo of a most horrible and unusual event. Which, as sad as the attack was, the photo deserves to be awarded. And the attack and its effect on humans, and their lives, has to be documented.
Anyhow, the photos I submitted from my stay in Bali are the same as I’ve submitted before. Which comes natural since I like them, and some of them got noticed at the International Photography Awards so I decided to give them one more chance. Also, I shouldn’t admit this, but since I’m doing so many things, one of them is shovelling snow up here in the north of Sweden and I’ve also properly gotten back to my ashtanga yoga practice, I didn’t have enough time to look through all the photos I took during my trip. But I’m working my way through them, and planning more blog posts about my travels, posts that are a bit more informative about the destinations. So, I took the easy option and sent in these photos.