Where Wonder Collides


Wonder Collides

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity,
of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
~Albert Einstein~



If you've been around WW for a while, then you might recognize this photo. If not, the above photo is a TtV shot I took sometime last year. The abandoned barn in the field next to our house is accompanied by this wicked willow tree. On the day I took this photo using the TtV method, it was extremely foggy. In my opinion it really added to the nostalgic feeling that this photo oozes.

So, why in the heck am I reposting a photo that I have already shared?! Well, this photo was one I entered in this years Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. The good news is that it was a winner chosen to be in the exhibit with 46 other photographs! I am really looking forward to this years reception. The deadline for getting a matted and framed print is at the end of this month, thankfully, I'm already covered! Last year, the whole framing deal freaked me out, but since going through the process once, I'm not worried this go round. Two competitions in one year so far.....I'd say that I'm off to a pretty good start!!! As TD would say, WOOT-WOOT!!

Voting for people's choice award has not yet opened,
but I will be sure to let you know when it does!

Links:
  • What the heck is TtV? Well, I wrote an article once: here.
  • A list of all finalists can be found, here.
  • My photos that were selected last year can be found, here.
  • The other competition was NC Wildlife Magazine, here.
  • Posted in Photostory Friday & Hooked On.

37 comments:

  1. Yeahhhhhhhhh JESS!!!
    WTG girl! You soo deserve it =)

    Now off to view the site.
    *hugs*

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  2. OH!!! this shot is just so gorgeous that it so deserves all the recognition that it gets. Congrats

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  3. Congratulations!!! It is indeed a lovely photograph.

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  4. Awesome! I first saw the title and thought "she's used that before". My camera got stolen. I miss it but the new one is on the way.

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  5. Congratulations!!
    Extremely beautiful shot!

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  6. Gosh, what a lovely blog. Your work is divine and I'm happy to have found you!

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  7. cool congratulations! awesome pic. now i'm off to google TtV method :)

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  8. Hey girl you done it again WoW what a great Photo.you see from behind the eye. BRILL.

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  9. Congratulations! This is a totally wicked looking tree and definitely deserves some attention. Wow you really are having a successful year so far. High-five!

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  10. How exciting and wonderful for you! Congrats, that's a beautiful piece of photography!

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  11. Great picture, totally creepy and neat at the same time. Hope you win.

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  12. Congratulations! That picture is awesome!!!

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  13. Congrats....It is truly a provocative beauty!!

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  14. Well done, this is a lovely photo, isn't it amazing all the things we can do with digital technology these days.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow!!! Congrats! Fantastic outcome for a fantastic photo. :)

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  16. That is so cool! Congratulations! It is totally deserving.

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  17. Wicked is right! That tree -- and more to the point, your photo -- is outstanding!

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  18. Girl, you're on fire!

    w00t for sure!!

    You know we'll all vote for you, right my dear?

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    I feel like a proud mama, LOL!

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  19. so happy for you ...the tree is really so simple yet so complex..

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  20. Woo hoo!! You go girl! You and your photo are very deserving. =)

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  21. yahoo!!! I just love this shot.

    also, very cool .. my sister just told me that she bought a TtV photo from etsy. I didn't know what a TtV photo was, so she tried to explain, and I thought that perhaps it was like the shots that the Holga takes (which I am dying to own). It kind of is ..

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  22. Stunning, really! Congrats and good luck at the next level! That is awesome.

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  23. cool congrats. love this shot.

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  24. how many have told you this is not
    a willow tree but most likely a
    hackberry? I must admit that
    'wicked willow' is more poetic.

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  25. The pond was life
    and I grew tall,
    yet nearby
    willows cry and call
    for the days lost
    when memories fall.

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  26. I have always liked this shot.

    Way to go. Looks like you are making well-deserved progress.

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  27. YEY!! Congratulations! Good luck!

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  28. It's so cool that this shot won the award. I remember being really disappointed that it wasn't the gift magnet that I won in an earlier giveaway you had. But you know what? The one I did win has become one of my all-time favorite things to look at daily! It's the pink blossoms (cherry, dogwood?) with French words in the background. So beautiful, and uplifting on a daily basis....

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  29. Way to go girl, well done...well done!

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  30. that is fabulous jessica! you so deserve this! it is a stunning capture and yes you are having a good year. i am happy for you :)

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  31. Haunting. Beautiful. PERFECT.

    I am looking forward to meeting you!

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  32. Oh, that is my kind of picture. I love the fog and with that old tree - oh my.
    I do love it.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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