One of my (many ?!) vices is I am competitive by nature… not that I turn everything into a race, it’s just that the thrill of taking on a challenge is kind of a self esteem boost at times. Now I am steadily getting more and more crazy about photography. And inevitably my challenge seeking competitive self wanted to see how I would fare against others. (narcissistic you say?! Couldn’t agree more!
Sometime back I had seen a colleague’s photograph winning a kind of ‘Pic of the Day’ award on a photography collection site (Pixoto.com) It has a sort of one-on-one duels on photographs entered into various categories. So….end of last month I took the plunge…and have since added some of my photographs into various categories. The good part… 😀 I’ve been steadily climbing the ladder in some categories. Past week I broke into the top ten percent of the day in the category ‘Artistic Objects’ with the shot featured above. Currently this frame of a vibrant Violet mask flanked by red and black counterparts is in the top 30% of all time in the same category…so feeling happy! Of course the competition keeps getting tougher progressively, so I may not sit perched there for long. But for the time being am enjoying my sixty seconds of fame in the competition. Cheers!
P.S. Photograph taken in somewhere in Rome. The contrast was too tempting not to take a shot at. Checkout what other Vices Daily Post has unveiled. Also Sue gave us ‘Violet’ for this week’s A Word a Week.