Second Friends

Humbly Proud

I’ve said frequently that I’m rarely (if ever) truly happy with my photographs. I am definitely my own worst critic. In fact, it took me a long time to even publish any on Flickr and have rarely entered a photo contest. I have considered entering more often, but I look at the pool of entries and decide mine just doesn’t come up to scratch.

Recently, Second Friends, a social networking site started a while back by Seth Regan/Mankind Tracer specifically for Second Life residents, ran a photo contest. I have been a member of Second Friends since September, 2012, but admittedly haven’t done much there, other than check in once in a while. But when I saw a notice for the photo contest – without a view of the other entries – I decided to throw my hat into the ring. I think entering it blind was the main reason I did it. I wasn’t comparing my work to the other entrants.

Ironically, I sent in my entry a couple of days ago, but for some reason, the email bounced back. By the time I realised it, I thought the entry deadline had passed and I just shrugged it off, thinking it would be another of my failed attempts, anyway. But then I saw a post that there were still three hours to go until the deadline, and I resent the email.

This time, it went through. And to my shock, I won first place.

The photo I chose was one of my very favourites I’ve taken. It was from the 2304 Rain post I did a couple of months ago.

1 Rain_004

Please click the link above to visit Second Friends, and if you are a dedicated Second Life dweller, join. It’s an opportunity to socialise with other SL residents and post about what you’re doing there – events, your business, or just the fun you have in our amazing virtual world.

The prize is to have my photo displayed on the home page of Second Friends for a month, along with a link to my blog. So for a full 30 days, whenever I log in to Second Friends, I’ll be reminded that sometimes I need to stop being so critical of my work and just be humbly proud.

11 thoughts on “Humbly Proud

  1. *drags you out of your hole and puts you in the spotlight* Girl, your pictures are awesome!! and this one is truly amazing. I like humbly proud as well, but you have every reason to be proud.

  2. Congrats Peep. Your photograph is beautiful, so be fully proud of your achievements! Take an even bigger step into the spotlight with a smile upon your face 🙂

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