She was so pleased with the way it turned out, she sent it to her favourite television station, and they used it on the morning weather forecast. The weatherman commented that he thought it was an award-winning shot.
Last month, as some of you may recall, the Bag Lady decided to enter her picture in a local competition. She had quite a difficult time deciding on a frame, but this is eventually what she settled on:
The contest is decided by a "people's choice" vote, and closed for voting this past Saturday. The Bag Lady got home from town on Tuesday to find a message on her answering machine, asking her to please attend the Gala evening the gallery was holding on Wednesday night. The message stated that she was one of the finalists.
So yesterday was spent in a flurry of preparation (with the Bag Lady standing in her closet, wailing
When the MC started announcing the winners, he started with the photography division, and stated that there were 3 prizes. When he announced the honourable mention prize, he surprised the Bag Lady by saying "Number five" (the Bag Lady's entry was number four). The Bag Lady was so sure she would win third, that she could hardly believe it when she didn't!
Instead, she was awarded second place!
Here is a picture of her with her picture and the ribbon awarded to her photograph.
First place, by the way, went to an absolutely gorgeous professional photograph.
So, thanks to that astute weatherman for pointing out that it was an award-winning shot, and thanks to all of you for encouraging the Bag Lady to enter the competition! It was a lot of fun, and very exciting to win second place!