The Big Nature Challenge hosted by GuruShots just ended!
I placed 44 out of 600+ in the Premier Category which is the 3rd highest category. Not too shabby!
Each photographer is allowed to submit up to 4 pictures HOWEVER you may “swap” out pictures throughout the challenge to see if other pictures to better or to gain exposure on other pictures. All of the votes on pictures you swap out still count in your ranking. You get bonus points if your swapped picture does better than the original one though, so it’s an additional challenge in a challenge!
The Pictures I submitted for the Big Nature Challenge were:
This photo challenge was particularly interesting for me because 100 competitors were selected from this challenge to be published internationally. That made the stakes high and the competition fierce. There are tens of thousands of competitors competing on GuruShots at any one time for a chance to win the great prizes offered by challenge sponsors.
In hind sight I wish I wouldn’t have been so eager to jump into GuruShot challenges and took some time to really edit and work with some of my best “Nature” shots. While my nature shots are all generally similar usually including fierce clouds, storms, or angry water- I think I had better shots than a few of the ones submitted this time.