A photographic honor

The time of peonies 62357This weekend has been Spring Break for the many photo clubs of the Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Twin Cities area.  That means workshops and seminars, and a celebration of all things related to photography.  Part of that is an InterClub competition amongst the Twin Cities photographers.  Submissions are made in the categories of photographic prints or digital images.  As a member of the Minneapolis Photographic Society I chose to submit monochrome and color prints.  The competition is inspiring, creative, and impressive with its variety and themes and the amazing images that are submitted.  I was honored to have my print “The time of peonies” selected as the first place color print of the year.  I love this image for its “painterly” feel, its classic look, and the subject matter of peonies, which are dear to my heart.  I was inspired years ago by another photographer from the Tacoma area, Freda Horn, who brought her painting background to her floral photographs; her images became much more than a flower photograph.  That was my intent with this photo and print, and I’d like to think that I made Freda proud.

8 thoughts on “A photographic honor

  1. Liz March 22, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Congratulations! Gorgeous photo!

    • lindastaatsphoto March 22, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Liz – all those years of photos (going back to RMSP and before) are finally paying off!

  2. Dave Shores March 22, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Congratulations. “Way to go!”

    • lindastaatsphoto March 22, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks, Dave – means even more coming from another photographer!

  3. Linda Yoo March 23, 2015 / 8:58 am

    Congrats–That is great!

  4. ruthanne Annaloro March 26, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Freda Horn was a very special artist and I’m sure she is really smiling….saw this on the SEPC thread.

  5. Doug Sala March 26, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Hi Linda, As always you have out done yourself. Roy Burnett sent me your photo link. You are a very talented photographer. Keep up the good (Great) work..

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