Happy New Year and a big Yay!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Hope this post finds everyone off to a great start of 2013…
Just wanted to share some exciting news!

My image “Yellow Turban at the Window” won 1st place in the Series 4 category “India Is…Unforgettable, It Stays With You” in the “India Is” Photo Competition. A small list of prizes are due to arrive my way…which is cool, of course, but most importantly, for as much of an impact that my 5 months in India in 2012 had on my life, it is a true honor to represent the incredibly warm and kind people I met in 41 Indian cities and towns of the 13 Indian states that I was privileged to experience.

It is a true honor.

Yellow Turban at the Window

See here

This image serves as a pivotal image for me in my developing life as a serious photographer and my love for Indian culture, so it is personally meaningful that it has been so well-received by an Indian photo competition.

Just thrilled…

Happy Weekend,
Val :-))


  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 2 years ago

    This has always been one of my favorite images from your fabulous journey dear Val…so deserving of that great honor! I am glad that you got to share with all of us a bit of India through your generous and amazing postings…you are a very talented photographer…enjoy that wonderful recognition!! Happy new year! ;-)

  • Thank you so much, Marie! You’ve always been a kind support for which I’m very grateful! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 2 years ago

    Many congrats Valerie, and Bonne année à vous aussi. x

  • Merci beaucoup! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 2 years ago

    Great news,…..Wonderful image,….

  • Thanks so much, John! Happy New Year to you! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieabout 2 years ago

    Great news! Congratulations!!

  • Ethna!!! It’s all thanks to you, actually! Would never have known about this competition without your recommendation! Thank you!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonabout 2 years ago

    Your work is spectacular, Valerie and I’m so happy that it is well received in India. A huge congratulations on this meaningful honour!!!

  • Thank you, Ellen! Really appreciate your kind remark! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 2 years ago

    I am THRILLED for you!!! While all of your generous outpourings from India were eagerly
    received, this one in particular gave me a zinger to the heart. Love it so much.

    Muy congratulations on a job very well done. Bravo

    Happy New Year to you and those whom you love.

  • Wonderful of you, Sass! Thank you and Happy New Year to you and yours, as well! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Val – I am not at all surprised – you have a wonderful gift of capturing the moment!

  • You’re very kind, Christina! Thank you! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 2 years ago

    That is awesome, Val! Congrats on the win, and best wishes to you for 2013 – may much more recognition of your work follow!

  • I appreciate that!! Thank you so much! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowabout 2 years ago

    Congrats Val, good travels on the road to more photography experiences!

  • We only keep trying, eh! Thanks so much, Randy! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Good for you, Val,,,,congratulations!!!!

  • Thank you!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen