Mailbag - August 2022
Photo made a splash
I had a lot of feedback about my photo [I Can Fly, Third Place/Sports and Action in The Buzz Magazines 2022 Photo Contest, July 2022] when it was put on Facebook [as part of our Readers’ Choice contest]. My friends and family were really impressed with the submissions this year. When I read that you had over 1,700 photos submitted, I felt honored that my photo made third place.
What caught everyone’s eyes were the people in the background observing his jump. Sometimes when you’re capturing a photo like that, you don’t necessarily see every detail – so it’s fun when your picture comes out. It gives you an opportunity to look beyond the main focus.
This is the second time that I’ve had a photo selected, and I usually try every year or few years to get into the contest. I’d encourage other people to submit their photos. I’m a fiber artist, so I’m more used to putting myself out there by entering contests and shows. But photography is a real love of mine. There’s a lot to see if you’re brave enough to shoot it.
Editor’s note: Kathy, congratulations to you and thank you for entering our contest! Amateur photographers, look out for details on how to enter next year’s contest in our March 2023 print issue or at thebuzzmagazines.com next spring.
Inspiration is all around us
What an honor to have my photo featured along with so many amazing photos in the July issue as part of the 2022 Buzz Photo Contest. I was really blown away by the other entries and have viewed them many times over for inspiration and also for reflection. We have so much beauty and also much talent around us. It’s nice to be reminded of that during these times when there is a great deal of difficult news to take in and process. My favorite part of the whole project is that the photos are by local photographers and featured in a local magazine (and my photo [Leaping Willow, second place/Sports and Action] happened to be shot locally as well at the wonderful Willow Waterhole). Thank you for providing the outlet, Buzz Magazines.
Dorothy Puch Lillig
Editor’s note: Congratulations, Dorothy! See this striking photo of Dorothy’s daughter, Anna, plus all other winning photos, at thebuzzmagazines.com.
Focus on photography
Every year, I look forward to seeing the results of The Buzz Photo Contest. I loved looking at the variety of photos and reading about the winners. I think it’s amazing that all of the winners represent different age groups and interests. I also want to say congratulations to this year’s winner, Loyd Dalton!
Thank you for the opportunity!
Editor’s note: Vivian’s photo, “Midnight Prayer,” won first place in the People and Portraits category in this year’s Photo Contest. Congratulations, Vivian! See all winners at thebuzzmagazines.com.
Cindy, just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your article A Simple Act of Kindness [by Cindy Gabriel, June 2022]. Not only do you have a lovely “voice” as one of your many writing talents, but your stories are so moving! This story brought me to (good) tears because random acts of kindness are so pure and so simple but as you so eloquently pointed out, their effects ripple on and on through time and memory! Beautiful article! Love Dr. Ben [Portnoy] too!
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