Monday, September 10, 2007
Spencer's big day at the State Fair

a few weeks ago, my dad was over at our house visiting, and mentioned that the utah state fair was coming up. he told spencer he should think about entering some photos. my husband is an avid (hobbyist) photographer. he loves it. i love that about him - and i think his photographs are beautiful.

since this is the internet age, we pulled out the laptop then and there to see what the deadlines and rules were for entering photos in the state fair. spencer hasn't entered a contest before with his photos, and although he's very talented, he's always told so by his family and friends. i think he somewhat maybe didn't believe what we were saying, or that we were just being nice; after all, we don't know anything per se about photography. we just know what we like. :)

he did very well: he was categorized with the advanced amateurs, because he has made money from photography, but doesn't make half or more of his income from it. being there and seeing people walk by his photos, talking about what they liked about the, how beautiful this or that aspect was, just made me SO proud of him. it was fabulous for him to get a bit of recognition for his talent.

here are the photos he decided to enter (after much thought):

this first one is of a shack just outside of town -

and this second one is on temple square; the building in the foreground is the tabernacle, and in the background is the salt lake city temple.
lastly is this picture; i love the curvy lines of this one; these are unopened tulips. so the tabernacle photo got first prize (each category had different ribbons, so this was first prize in the architecture category) --
here he is w/his photo and our niece H - don't like like her look of shock? she's like vanna white, except, 'i can't believe he won!'

and then his tulip photo received third place - here he is again -- you can tell i took these photos b/c they're frankly not very good.

and then his shack picture received an honorable mention. i'm afraid i don't remember what category this ended up fitting into. landscapes? maybe. you can see H's hands, but unfortunately the rest of her didn't make it into the shot.

hooray! congratulations spencer! a great job, we're so very proud of you. :) if you're interested in looking at more of spencer's photos, you can visit him at he updates with new photos rather often.

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Blogger Muum had this to say:

Yahoo and Wahoo - big congrats to Spencer!

9:10 PM 

Blogger kimberlie had this to say:

they are some mighty fine photos! The blue of the sky is amazing!

4:03 AM 

Anonymous Stephanie had this to say:

Those are gorgeous!

4:53 PM 

Blogger Heather had this to say:

Fantastic photos! Congratulations to Spencer! Oh, and H is definitely adorable in that picture.

8:41 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

It was wonderful of you to post the pictures and story about Spencer's pictures. I was so curious to see which ones were entered! Thank you to all who encouraged him to enter! Mom K

10:30 AM 

Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess had this to say:

Yay! They are great!

3:55 PM 

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