Some of you might remember a few weeks back when I announced a photo Diptych contest going on over at Denise Karis' blog. I am THRILLED to announce that I have the very distinct honor of winning that contest. To be honest, I am so very blushy about it. Even right now, I have a goofy little grin on my face.
For me, it was so very interesting to read the comments, and see the great emotion this diptych brought to each viewer. It was such a treat to hear what others saw in my story. Here is the winning diptych in which I had envisioned a story of a child so very quickly leaving her childhood behind. We all lament how our children are growing up too fast, and I wanted to try to capture that feeling. How did I do?
Denise pointed out that many commenters thought it was too depressing, or even freaky. They wanted to see it have a happy ending. Just for fun, I went ahead and created a little story board for those readers. I simply used a few other photos I took that golden evening, and I hope it portrays a story of a little girl finding her beloved doll, and the joy it brings. What do you think?
All in all, it is such a joy for me to work with my photos to tell a story. Photography is my release....my ART, and I'm so very glad I found it.
Thank you Denise for this great opportunity.