As mentioned in my last blog post there was an additional photograph that I took during the outing, and there was a little story with this…..
While I was photographing the solitary tree, I noticed on the horizon a couple of horses and their riders racing each other. It immediately struck me as an image I wanted to capture, but knew I had to be quick. Totally against the grain for a landscape photographer and the sheer speed in which I had to react got me all flustered 😉 Luckily the riders had a short rest which gave me enough time to compose myself, before they were off again.
I was really pleased with the resulting image, and after tweaking it in Photoshop Elements, I posted it onto my pix.ie album; along with my other favorite images that I’d taken that day.
For those of you that are not familiar with Pix.ie, it’s a photo sharing website, where you can upload your pictures and other people can view your shots, make comments and vote. There’s also little projects, competitions etc that encourage you to be more proactive with your photography.
One thing that the site does on a daily basis is choose a ‘photo of the day’, and this is shown on the main page of the website, as well as being posted onto Twitter. It’s a great way of seeing other photographers work, that you wouldn’t normally look at.
Well imagine my surprise when a couple of days after uploading my photowalk pictures I got a tweet saying that my image ‘Riding the Horizon’ had been chosen as photo of the day 🙂 This was a first; none of my photos have been featured before, so I was excited and really chuffed with myself all at the same time. My twitter and email went into overdrive as people left comments and congratulations, which was really heartwarming and a great confidence booster.
As for the concept of photo of the day; I don’t see it as a competition, more that someone out there appreciated my efforts and felt it was worthy of showing to the world, and it certainly made me feel proud of myself for a day 🙂
So here is the image….