Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fifteen Minutes

Back in January, 2005, the kids and I were sitting around the house on a bleak and bleary Saturday, when Jennifer arrived home from somewhere, and said "How could you not notice that huge fire just up the street?"

Huge fire? We gotta see that!

So I grabbed the camera, and the four of us headed up the street to see the fire. I got some pretty good pictures of it with my Minolta Dimage 7Hi, the most significant of which being this one.

Firestarter

That picture sat around for probably two years before I uploaded it to Zooomr. From there it took on a new life, garnering plenty of comments and a lot of 'faves' from other users. It was probably my second most popular picture.

In November of 2007, I submitted it to JPG Magazine, an international photography mag that relies at least 80% on user submissions. It was submitted in the "Emotion Capture" category. I solicited votes from my photographer friends, and the picture got a decent amount of attention on JPG's site. But I didn't think too much about it.

That is, until I got an e-mail from JPG saying that my photo had been chosen for publication in issue 14. As if that wasn't cool enough, they were also sending me $100 and a free one-year subscription to the magazine. How cool is that?

So everybody reading this, run out to your local newsstand, Barnes & Noble, or Books-a-Million, and pick up Issue 14 of JPG Magazine, and flip to page 23.

Zoe appreciates your attention.
Fifteen Minutes

2 comments:

mike4smom said...

Congrats!

Shelley said...

Congrats, Dave! It's a great photo. You should spend the $$ on something totally useless and frivolous.

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