Saturday, 30 October 2010

Thrilled!

Phone: 0901151 0417   or No 4 of 100 on the website

I've had some wonderful encouragements in my photography this week - a real bumper week.  I'm not meaning to be boastful really but I'm just so thrilled.

I entered the 'Yorkshire Landscapes' competition run by our local newspaper, the Telegraph and Argus - and two of my images have made it into the last 100 (out of about 1000 entries).  The next stage is a public vote to make a shortlist and then judges will choose the winner.  The prize is an utterly desirable Panasonic DMC-GH1 camera. (I'd love it, oh, I'd love it.)  Plus the best images will be used in a book and the T&A 2011 calendar.

Long-time followers of my blog have seen the two images in question before -  'Early Morning Sunshine on Salts Wharf' above and 'The River Ribble at Stainforth' below.

 Phone: 0901151 0421 or No 8 of 100 on the website

So..... now I need your votes!!

If you would like to vote :-) please access the Telegraph & Argus website, find the pictures (4/100 and 8/100) and enter your name and email address below the images.  Or phone the number given under each photo above (UK landline calls cost no more than 50p) - by November 8th.  Vote for both!  Or vote for number 4 only - the mills - to avoid 'splitting' my vote, as most photographers only have one photo on the list.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, I also won one of the annual competitions (Natural History) at my camera club with my picture of a grey heron - another that I posted on here a while ago. And, someone might want to use one of my photos to advertise a Christmas concert in Saltaire.

As you can guess, I'm smiling from ear to ear and right down inside too! "Oh frabjous day!  Callooh! Callay! She chortled in her joy."

This also earns a spot in James' 'Weekend Reflections' at Newtown Area Photo.  Do visit there to see more lovely images.

35 comments:

  1. Hey, congratulations. I'll be voting for the Mills shot.

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  2. Jenny, you have every reason to be thrilled... you deserve all the kudos. Not only are your posts interesting, informative and well written, your photos are spectacular. I voted for number 4. Fingers are crossed for you. (I assumed only one vote per person is allowed, although I did not see that anywhere. Let me know if I am mistaken about this and I'll vote for number 8 too.)

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  3. Thank you, John & Francisca! I've read the rules carefully and it doesn't say you can only vote for one. So vote for both! OR if you only vote for one, choose No.4 the mills, so that my potential vote doesn't get split between the two. (Most entrants only have one photo on the longlist.) I really want a photo on that shortlist!!

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  4. A big congratulations! Well deserved recognition, indeed. No.4 the mills gets my vote. I have my fingers crossed for you, too.

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  5. Made!! I was afraid they did not accept votes from France, but it said "thank you ", so I guess my voice was registred.
    Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!That's a pleasure when one sees that other people love your work too.It makes you feel more confident.And gives you the desire to go on!

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  6. Me again: I made a little more than voting. Go on my blog and you'll seee! :))

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  7. Well done, A! Voted already.

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  8. Congratulations!!!! I hope you win. I'll vote on the website.

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  9. How exciting!
    Congratulations, Jenny!! Off to vote!

    B xx

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  10. The mills got my vote.
    Congrats again. Well deserved recognition. :D

    B xx

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  11. Absolutely stunning photo today. The depth of color and composition keep me looking. You have taken a building and made it glamourous!!!

    Good luck on the contest!

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  12. Congrats from York! The mills picture is class - wonderful light and composition. I went "ooh" before I even read the text.

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  13. Congratulations for have make to the finals on this competition with two pictures... I did also vote for both of your pictures, and I hope one of them will win ! They are both so lovely... But my favourite is really the first one. The colors are stunning on it...

    I wish you good luck from France...

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  14. I voted for both, but the Mills is the one I love! The colours are fantastic.

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  15. How exciting:) Fantastic photo. I have just voted. Good luck♥ Linda

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  16. Thank you all so much for your kind comments and, more importantly, your votes. I'll let you know the outcome, of course.

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  17. My pleasure. I hope you do well. I'd love to see the photos you could post with that new camera :)

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  18. Well done, I voted for number 4. Without saying too much, the photo deserved to have my vote. For your info.. After I voted, it said there were 36 votes for the mill.

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  19. Congratulations. I love your photo - I looked through some of the others after I voted (#4) but still think yours is worthy of my vote. I was only allowed one, BTW.

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  20. Well done! I've come over from Little Sealed Packages and was glad to go in and cast my vote - #39 according to the counter!

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  21. Wonderful photos and both worthy winners -right I'm off to have a look at the website and cast my vote:)

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  22. I'll be voting for no. 4. Well done! Good luck with the competition.

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  23. Congratulations and good for you! That's exciting news. And I love looking at your photos so I understand why.

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  24. Congratulations. You will have to keep us posted on the final results.

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  25. Gorgeous work. Trying to find the right pictures to vote on right now.

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  26. I just voted for the mills! I'm so excited for you. Good luck!

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  27. I voted and it said Andree....was the photographer - is that you?

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  28. Well done on getting into the final 100, I have cast my vote. Good luck!

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  29. These photos are stunning...heading off to vote now! Good Luck!

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  30. Thank you all. Yes, my real name unmasked in the competition! But I stick to jennyfreckles on my blogs because I like it and like having an alter ego.

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  31. Stunning entries. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! ~Lili

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