I am humbled and honored to have won the best of category in "Straight Out of Camera" in the annual print competition of Professional Photographers of California this year. It's one of my favorite abstract pieces and it's 100% created in camera!
Thank you for the judges and everyone who competed at the state competition; you are making me a better photographer every year. Thanks to BayPhoto for the beautiful plaque.
If you are a serious photographer and you are not competing, I highly encourage you to consider. It's good way to motivate yourself and to get feedback for your work. There are many competitions around the world; just search on the Internet and find one that works for you!