Each year the Gibson County Extension Homemakers sponsors the Gibson County Fair Open Class Exhibits. This year I have a photo for every one of the photo categories – one of the many pluses of documenting everything I do for my blog.
I have two nature photos, one black and white and one color.
I also have both a black and white, and color portrait to exhibit.
It was a little tough, with the types of things I’ve been documenting in the last year, but I also managed to find myself a color and black & white animal photo – even if they are both of my neighbor Bob’s chickens.
I also pulled out a couple nice structure photos. Both of them came from the Color Week Challenge I did a few weeks ago.
For the Human Interest category, I pulled out some photos I took of the last two GCTC Productions.
The Unclassified category was pretty difficult to find photos for, mostly because almost every time I found something I wanted to use, I decided it really would fit into another category. I finally decided on a shot of the HOPE sign from Relay for Life and black and white of some food.
Last but not least was the digital art (manipulated photo) category. This is always the hardest category for me. Partly, because I do work on a computer for a living, I find it difficult to determine exactly what computer manipulated means. Especially, since I always start from a color photo to get to black and white, and I often color correct the rest of my photos… does that mean they’re manipulated? Since we are required to provide a 4×6 of the original, I decided it needed to be something a little more obvious. So, this is what I came up with.
Now lets hope I can find enough photo mats. Are you submitting any photos to Open Class this year? What is your favorite subject to photograph?