Tuesday, September 16, 2008

People's Choice

Lincoln at Sunrise : People's Choice Award Winner : Monuments of Faith Exhibit

I'm sure you're thinking, haven't I seen that picture like sixteen bajillion times already?!

Sunday was the end of the Monuments of Faith photo exhibit and competition at the Mormon Temple Visitor's Center in Kensington, Maryland. This afternoon, in the midst of wheezing, hacking, and having a headache which was inspiring thoughts and desires of full-blown hari kari, I left the house long enough to go up and pick up my pictures.

I'm delighted to share that my picture of Lincoln at Sunrise officially won a People's Choice Award!

If there was an awards ceremony, I'd stumble up the stairs to the tune of The West Wing. Then I'd gush ridiculously and say silly stuff like "I'd like to thank the feline in my house for always winding through my feet early in the morning while I'm stumbling to the loo. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Aaaah!"

But seriously, what I do want to say is thanks to my mom for suggesting I enter this contest. And thank you to my friend Sylvia, who's also been pushing me to enter stuff like this. (I just entered DC FotoWeek on her suggestion.) Most importantly, though, I want to thank everyone who visits this blog. I wanted to bring Washington to my friends and family all over the country and the world and, in the process, I've met some really wonderful people showing me their corner of the globe and inspiring me to continue sharing mine. Thank you!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential

16 comments:

babooshka said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you. It really caught my eye in the portal and I can see why it is a winner. Well done and think about enetering more now.

Virginia said...

I am sooo proud of you! Glad you listened to your mom for once!HA Now that it's won an award , I will add it has always been a favorite of mine and I am glad I got another good look at it this morning. You should enter more just like B. said. And oh, kick that cat.

Bernie said...

Let me be the third to congratulate you. :) Excellent shot, Janet!

b.c. said...

Heyyy!!! Congratulations! Awesome!

Snapper said...

Congratulations! It's an excellent shot.

Wayne said...

The people have spoken. Congrats!

D.C. Confidential said...

Babooshka: Thank you! I'm considering a couple of contests sponsored by Smithsonian and the National Geographic Society.


VJ: Thanks! As for the cat, he has elevated liver enzymes right now and is on kitty meds, so I'm trying to be nice.


Bernie: Thank you! I remember when I downloaded these pictures, how stunned I was at how well this one turned out!


B.C. Thanks! I was pretty excited, too!


Snapper: Thank you. I love photographing this memorial.


Wayne: Thanks! Yeah for the people! Power to the people!

marley said...

Big congratulations to you! I knew it was a winner :)

Maya said...

Congrats!! Keep up the good work.

Lara said...

lots of congratulations, this is an awsome photo! again, you do a wonderful job in photographying your city!

USelaine said...

But of course! Congratulations. 8^D

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: Thank you! I secretly stuffed the ballot box and wrote in your name as the voter! (Wish I could do the same on Nov. 4...) ;-)


Maya: Thanks! I'm thinking of going back on the same date and time and seeing if I can capture similar pictures a second time.


Lara: Danke viel mals! It's a fun and easy city to photograph.


USElaine: Thanks!

Arlene said...

No kidding? Wow - what a thrill for you. I think the People's Choice award is the Big Kahuna! It is definitely the prize you'd want to take home! Thanks for letting us be a part of this! You are amazing!

d.c. confidential said...

Arlene: Thanks! I'm thrilled that it resonated with so many people! Thanks again to you and DeVon for voting and helping me narrow down my choices. I really appreciate it!

Dusty Lens said...

Congrats on this Choice Award! Excellent photo. Such a unique view point you shot this in. Love your artistic view.

You sick too?! Both Mrs. DL and I came down with bad colds with fever. 2 weeks later, we still feel out of sorts. how do you get a cold in summer when it's 80 degrees outside?

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: Thanks! I'm pretty happy about it all. It's my first photo competition, too!

I think I got my cold from cleaning the dust bunnies under the bed. They aggravated my minor allergies and turned into a major cold. Still, I'm with you and the missus--how the heck to you get a cold in August/September?! Sounds to me like you two had the flu. Hope you're on the mend and back to your regular selves ASAP!