I was walking back to the car from Kensington Market when I noticed this girl in a doorway. Just seemed to be a good photo waiting to be taken. I asked and she agreed. I didn’t give her any direction but would have had she smiled or something. I wanted something very street and a little tough. I showed her the photo and she got right away why I wanted to take it. Hope you like it.
So I entered a photo in a contest, but it’s not a photo contest. It’s a popularity contest. I won’t win because I don’t want to win dishonestly by chasing votes. The contest is broken down into various categories than run for a couple of week and then close. I looked at the last category and the top three most popular photos were pretty much crap. The winner had something like over 700 votes. I then found a photo that, to my eye, was a real standout. It had three votes (including mine) and was near the bottom, sadly. I came across this contest because other photographers I know are posting on Facebook left, right and centre trying to get people to vote for them. I just don’t understand how they’d feel if they won. Like, as the winner can you honestly tell others you won a photo contest? I think not, not unless you have no personal integrity, right?
So why did you bother entering, you might be thinking. Fair question. I really am not sure. I just wanted to throw up a photo and see where I’d get without begging for votes. I won’t be sharing where this contest is, since I really don’t want to drive votes dishonestly. I did mention it on FB, but in a post similar to this one. I told me friends that if they happen upon it to only vote for it if they honestly feel it deserves it over the others. I did not tell them what photo it is, but my name is associated to it, so they’d be able to tell by that. Anyway, it went live today and I got one vote already! Yay! It’s an honour just to be nominated. You know who says that? The losers. 🙂