Dear Moderators (You Know Who You Are):

I love ya. Really I do. But you’re making me crazy. Is it really that hard to put a reason on a rejection? No, seriously, is it? I don’t know. That’s why I ask. It must be really hard. So hard, in fact, that it’s less hard to reject something twice. So hard that you’re willing to make double the work for both of us in order to avoid it.…

See, it’s like this. If you don’t like something I’ve submitted I’m okay with that. We don’t all like the same stuff, that’s why it’s called “art”. I don’t even very much care what your reason is for rejecting it.

I just want to know that you’re rejecting it.

When you make one click to reject, and don’t make the second click to say why here’s what appears in my Moderation List:

A big fat bucket of NOTHING. Yeah, that’s right. I don’t know any

Another First!

Gems Gone Unnoticed (formerly known as The Rejection Recovery Group) recently bestowed upon me the unique honor of being their first ever Featured Member. If you’re not familiar with this group, then I encourage you to go get acquainted with them. The aim of the group is to promote the work that for whatever reason has been overlooked in other places. So if you have a piece that you feel merits more attention than it’s getting, Gems would make a fine group to submit it to. And the hosts, Deb and Lacey, are not only conscientious in their duties, they’re also genuinely nice people. The rules are simple and straightforward too, which is nice. (If I mess this up I hope they’ll correct me.)…

  1. 1. Three submissions per day with no overall limit
  2. 2. Submitted work must not have previously been

I'd Like To Thank The Academy...

…and all those in or out of the Extra-Ordinary Photography Group that voted for Ain’t No Color To The Blues in the November Avatar – Selective Colouring challenge

This isn’t the first time I’ve placed in a challenge, but it is my first win, and the fact that it was this particular shot is an even bigger thrill. In addition to being the only selective color piece I have on RB, it also has a special meaning for me personally. So when it does well, it takes on a double meaning (all the way!).

Thank you all. Hosts, voters, other participants…

I need a moment.

My First Sale. And thank you very much!

If I’d had to guess which of my 200+ photographic works would have been the first to sell a copy, I’m pretty sure that Roving would not have been on the short list of finalists. Shows what I know. My girlfriend, the professional knitter, told me that anything related to knotting, yarn, fibrous goods of any sort is a hot ticket these days, but I always figured she meant the actual yarn or fibers or knitted goods.

Whatever the reason, my heartfelt thanks to the unknown individual who became my first customer. And to my dearly beloved who was the reason I took the shot in the first place.

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