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New Photo Albums For Creative and Popular Images
Wednesday 23 May 2012   —   Category: Competitions

I've been so busy the past couple of weeks taking my trip to the Southern Oregon coast, and then continuing the processing of my photos from April’s outing to Eastern Oregon, that I forgot to mention this month’s results from my entries in the local camera club competition.

For the May print competition I had entered seven photos, and amazingly enough, all seven won an award! Three were first place (including this photo of Little Lava Lake), three second (including this space planet image), and one third place! Wow! (If you’re not sure how the competitions work, you can read my previous article Camera Club Competitions and Awards.)

As you might guess from seeing the second photo here, the theme for this month’s competition was “creative images,” which are images that have been heavily manipulated, or even totally created, in image editing software.

My three entries in the “creative images” category are based upon photographs taken on last years' outing to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. You’ll have to look at each individual image (which you can find in the new Creative Images photo album) to read more details about how I made them. I was quite pleased with the results — and I guess other people were too, because my three images won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the competition!

I also have another new photo album to tell you about. On this Web site I've built in the capability to keep track of how many times each photo has been viewed. With this information at my fingertips, I thought it would be fun to create a “virtual” photo album which displays, in descending order, the top 50 most popular pictures. As visitors to this Web site view various photos, the contents of this album will be constantly and automatically updated to reflect the latest statistics.

I do not consider the photos in this album to necessarily be my best pictures, but they are the ones that are being looked at the most, so I guess that must count for something! You can check out the top 50 photos in the *MOST POPULAR* photo album.

Well, I guess that’s it for now. Time to get back to work on my Eastern Oregon photos ... the next album has 653 photos to process!
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