1st Place: Work - "Rain or Shine
I am bit late on my posting, but I am happy to announce that I won 1st place in the "Work" category in the South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SD PBS) Photography Contest. This is my second year in a row placing so I am very honored that my images are once again helping to raise money for a good cause. To see all the winners CLICK HERE. To get a copy of your own calendar of winning images I think you just need to donate to SD PBS, so call 1-800-456-0766 today!
Beloware all of the images I submitted to this year's contest. Unlike last year, when photographers only had one day to create their images, this year we were given a whole week and would you believe that entire week was cloudy and rainy in the Black Hills? Go figure. That week I was scheduled to take a few visitors to chase and photograph the 1880 Train, hence why most of my submissions are train related. I also chose to do a leaf study that week due to the crappy weather, which is why I submitted one random leaf image photograph.
Everyone has a passion in life, mine is photography mixed with the great outdoors. Though such should come as no surprise since I grew up playing and getting lost in the woods of The Black Hills of South Dakota. Making it only natural that I feel most at home when I am surrounded by mountain peaks and the voices of the animals. I have always wanted to make a difference in this world, I just did not know how I could. I soon realized by documenting our planet I could share my joy with the rest of the world. It is my hope that with my nature photography I will instill the same passion and love that I have for Mother Nature into others. This world we live on is truly an amazing place, but with our personal lives filled with work and stress we often forget to stop and take in the beauty all around us.