I finally decided to set up a Facebook page for my photography.  You can now become one of my fans by logging into Facebook (if you don’t have an account, it’s easy and free to set one up) and searching for me at “Natural Images Photography by Angela Classen.” Click on the “Become a Fan” box that’s on the page and you’re set!  I’ll post new photos, links to blog posts, share news and information, and ask for opinions, etc. 

Right now, I’m even having a contest.  I can’t decide which 3 of 8 images to enter in Mike Moats’ Macro Contest, so I’ve posted an album with the images and am asking my fans to vote for their 3 favorite images.  All those who vote are eligible to win a matted 8 X 10 print of their choice of the 8 images.

Tonight I went to the Garden Show to check the results of the photo contest. This year there were approximately 225 photos entered in 8 different categories (Kansas Wildflowers, The Rose, Spring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Trees of the Garden/Yard, Trees of the Wild, Gardenscapes & Animals/Insects in the Garden).  Photographers were limited to 3 photographs per category, with a maximum total of 12 entries.  Of course, I entered 12 total.

I received the following honors:

First Place (blue) - Kansas Wildflowers

Honorable Mention - Kansas Wildflowers

Honorable Mention - The Rose

Second Place (red) - Spring Blooms

First Place (blue) - Summer Blooms

Honorable Mention - Trees of the Wild

First Place (blue) - Gardenscapes

By far, this has been my best showing at this contest and needless to say – I’m ecstatic!! You can see my winning images from previous years and other awards and honors I’ve received on my web site or read about them here.

Flowers are among my very favorite things to photograph, and winning all these honors just makes it that much more satisfying.  If you’re in Topeka this weekend, stop by the Garden Show at the Expocentre and check out all the entries.