You Never Know: A prize winning photo
Back in the day when I was running my studio in NYC, I learned that when work was slow I would plan a trip. Without fail I would get a call for an assignment that would happen while I was gone. I would go on the trip anyway and when I would come back work would pick up again. Stay with me.. So last November, only two months ago my family and I took a trip to Nepal. We had been planning this trip for years and needless to say was very excited when the day finally arrived.
One of the reasons I love to travel is to get out my routines and environment. I had been working feverishly for months completing my next book ” Photographic Lighting for Everybody” due out this Spring on Amherst Media. In addition I had been teaching a new course at RMCAD and burning out. I also love adventure and new experiences to inspire my visual inclinations. I needed some additional images for my upcoming book and Nepal seemed like a good place to find them.
Pokhara , Nepal sits on Phewa Lake and overlooking the lake, and a good trek is the Peace Pagoda. On the way up to the Pagoda we took a small boat across the Phewa Lake, It was a peaceful ride there a hard trek up and up and up to the Pagoda but. well worth the trip. On our way back I looked back at Phewa Lake and notice the sun was trying to fight through the late evening clouds and the empty boats were illuminated ….it was a photographers gift from the gods…I took a couple of shots, knowing I had something special and when I got back to the States and opened up the image on my computer, my heart skipped a beat. I came across an email from the ASMP asking for submission from 2019 for the Best of competition and said, ” why not?” Submitted the image and to my surprise the judges agreed…I am going to start selling my prints that have won awards in a couple of months via PhotoShelter so stay tuned…..