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Bedazzled

Southeastern Flower Show 2010

The Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia
I have to tell on myself as I got a chuckle from this.  I had a friend who I met during a Photo Workshop in Taos, New Mexico.  She actually is instrumental in orchestrating and facilitating the photography end of the Southeastern Horticultural Society’s Flower Show.  She was the one who contacted the members of this Taos workshop and asked us to submit work to be considered.  So I submitted 4 shots.  Shortly there after I received four Emails each describing the pieces I submitted.  In this Email it appeared like this:

BedazzledDivision: Photography Division 2010
Class: P09 Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Exhibit Title: Bedazzled
Exhibit Price: $225.00

Novice? An Exhibitor who has not previously won a Blue or Red ribbon (First or Second place) in any class of a Design Division at a major flower show. Applies to both Exhibitor and Co-Exhibitor. Group exhibits do not qualify for novice classification

Answer : NO

Created On: 12/7/2009
Well I thought the NO was the answer to my submission.  I then wrote Jennifer to ask what the group was looking for so that I could learn for future submissions.  I figured if I got turned down and I could at least ask what the focus was then I might be able to understand and adjust my submissions for future events. She very kindly wrote back and stated that the NO was the answer to the question above.  I then asked if I could claim not having enough coffee.  Guess you have to keep a smile about yourself when communicating via E-mail.  So many times the message might get jumbled in the ether.

Anyway the judges selected three of my pieces for display and will be judged by Swan Coach House Gallery curator Marianne Lambert and Larry Winslett Showcase School of Photography Instructor.

Thank you SFS, look forward to the show!

2 comments on Bedazzled

  1. Pauline says:

    Well, John, here’s a third take: I thought the “No” was YOUR response to the question!
    Nice work!

    1. John Enslow says:

      I guess it actually was what you thought. Where were you when I got the acceptance? ? I took this one on that same trip… It was a fruitful photo journey. This image was taken on a highway, by the side of the road, waiting for some friends who had gotten lost. Divine delay.

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