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Sunnyside Gardens Park

hello, hello! well, i can be as pessimistic as anyone, but sometimes i push through the doubt and try, anyway. last june i saw a a posting about a photography contest by the local chamber of commerce, so i sent in some photos and forgot about it.

a couple of weeks ago, i found out that one of my photos was chosen as a winner along with photos from nine other people and will be featured on its website for the entire year. there's a reception next week and we will be presented with our framed photos, along with $50 (party!).

and then, on friday i took my vintage yashica film camera out to photograph the snow. when i got home, i noticed the battery cover the size of a dime was missing - major ugh! i figured it was within a 10 block radius, so i backtracked and kept thinking i'll never find it with all the shoveling, but i had a better chance if i try. i found it at block number nine! so, never give up, especially since it's the weekend!

xo, cindy

ps the video for wreck your wheels by kim richey was made using photos submitted by fans. love it!

15 comments:

erin said...

ok. this is just what i needed this morning. you have such a knack for doing that. thank you!

erin said...

ps. huzzah!

Line said...

yes bravo Cindy, think positive you nevr know what will happen!!

Michelle Brunner said...

Congrats! You totally deserve it! Happy weekend!

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

That's fantastic! Hooray!! I'm glad you found your cover too- that's good karma comin back to you for being such a kind person :)

Erika Lee Sears said...

Cindy! OMG That is soooo amazing! and your photos are gorgeous and I am so happy for you!

The funny thing about NYC if you lose something you can get a new one in a few blocks. :) Last time I was in NYC my husband's NYC coworker was telling me he doesn't leave his 5 block radius of his apartment for all necessities. Funny!

Jamie said...

Cindy! A huge congrats - how wonderful!

I LOVE Kim Richey!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats Cindy!!
Did you happen to see the story of the guy how found a roll of film in Central Park, I think it was??? Or some park around New York. He developed the film, and there were amazing black and white images on it. I think he posted a small video on You tube, to see if the owners of the film comes forward.
At least you were able to find your battery cover!

blue moss said...

of course you won!!! never any doubt :)
michelle

Joyce said...

This is wonderful news about your photo- Congrats my friend!! I'm so happy for you. Today $50, tomorrow $5,000. You are right it never hurts to back track. Enjoy! xo

Bella Sinclair said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO! Oh my goodness, that's fantastic! Congratulations! The colors in that photo are so bright and wonderful. Wow, the clouds even look painted on!

And thank GOODNESS you found that tiny battery cover! Whew, tragedy averted.

Waiting for #3 to come -- good luck in threes. :)

jane said...

yay! and yay!
xxx

Julia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is the neatest thing--both things, actually! I'm so thrilled about you winning that contest. Whoohoo! You should make sure you treat yourself (and maybe Scottie, too) with your winnings :)

Megan Coyle said...

what an uplifting post :) and a BIG congrats to you on your winning photo :)

Megan Walker said...

HUGE congratulations Cindy! Submitting your photos, being chosen a winner (you're always a winner in my book), and attending a reception in your honor! I am thrilled and delighted for you! Way to go - you totally deserve it!

And YAY for persevering and finding your lens cap! Now that's what I call determination and reward!

xoxoxo