There was a photo contest on DeviantArt, the first I've ever seen, back in late August for the George Clooney movie The American.  I was excited to enter especially since I would be on vacation during the entry time and would be travelling to Traverse City.  Traverse City is very picturesque, even the downtown, so I was sure that I'd be able to find winning subject material there.

I missed the deadline for the contest and the opportunity to take photos in downtown Traverse City though, for several annoying reasons.  It was actually pretty devastating to say the least, but that's what you get when you let life get in the way of art, I guess.

I didn't really have any photos that fit the criteria I think they were looking for in the contest.  I was going to try and enter them anyway, just for the heck of it, but I couldn't really find any "slice of life" city photos that were asked for for the contest.  But here's some of what I took.  Some were for the contest some weren't.  At this point I don't feel that I need to distinguish which is which:

Bottle Wire Fence Outside the Flatiron Building Flatiron Building Statue Fountain Glimmerings Fountain Water Iron Road Waterwalk White Gate Tree VS Fence

I'm still not very good at taking pictures of people. If I were I probably would have been more confident with my entries. I have to take my time when I'm taking my photos, I'm still not very good. And working with humans, of whom have feelings, attention spans, and the like, is very difficult for me.

One of these days, I tell you. One of these days I'll get over my qualms. Until then I'll just keep boosting my confidence and continue honing my skills. Wish me luck!!

~ Dani

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