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By this time of the year, most landscaping outside of tourist attractions is starting to look pretty shabby. But this HOA is keeping their people on the ball! They don’t care that it’s been a long, hot summer, the days are getting shorter, fall is on our doorstep, and people have lost interest.

Which brings me to my point.

This is a fine photograph. It’s well composed, the sky is a pretty blue, the foreground is sharply in focus. Perhaps I could sell it to a landscaping company, or a nursery for advertising purposes. But it’s not compelling. It’s not the kind of images I want to produce. The fact that I took it made me think about the #onemonthonelens challenge I presented myself.

I’ve taken 389 photographs this month, not counting the 150 or so I took for work. I’ve presented 21 of them. I consider maybe 10 of them to be compelling photographs – the kind I want to take. I’ve been hunting to get a shot every day, and it’s hard to do that working a full time job and leaving work almost in the dark every day.

I don’t want you to lose interest. So I’m going to finish up September chasing a photo to post each day, but some things are going to change in October. I will still do one lens for one month, but my goal will be to present two compelling photos each week. I want to have some quality time with the camera and in editing, so I can present art, not just good photos. I want you to want to have one of my photos framed and hanging on your wall.

So let’s have a contest! I am starting newsletter – one email a month, promise. Anyone who signs up between now and then end of October will be entered to win either a 12″ X 18″ or 9″ x 16″ (depending on the crop) print of any photo of their choosing from among those I have presented in September or October! Click to sign up!

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