I try to enter photography contests; although with work and family obligations those opportunities can be few and far between. I was particularly excited about the Hearst 8x10 Photography Contest for emerging photographers around the world; and compiled some pictures to enter, including an artsy fartsy little series called "Wake". Imagine my chagrin when I realized that in order to qualify as "emerging" one's age must be between 18 and 35! So much for emerging old folks! Oh well, there's always another contest coming up somewhere. In the meantime, here are the pictures. Your feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading and stay tuned to this blog for a peek at some of my favorite places.