Monday, March 29, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Today two Press Releases arrived in my email.  One for this photo:



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/28/2010 Photographer Michael Lynch of Kin, Okinawa, has won Second Place for February in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by BetterPhoto.com, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Sunday.

More than 17100 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Lynch's stunning image, "A Sign of Spring", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Animals category.

And another for this one:






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/28/2010 Photographer Michael Lynch of Kin, Okinawa, has won Second Place for February in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by BetterPhoto.com, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Sunday.

More than 17100 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Lynch's stunning image, "Parting Shot", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Travel & Place category.

TAKIN' THE REST OF THE DAY OFF !

Cheers.
Mike

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shot Myself Today !

This isn't what I usually do...




                                                                   ...but it was freezing cold outside...
so, I was trapped indoors.  And felt like a wild animal must feel stuck in a cage.  So, I took my cameras to my office and practiced shooting myself.

Really, I'm not into doing studio shots or any kind of indoor photography but, unfortunately, I have to.  It's part of this school I'm involved in and if I don't finish all my homework and graduate this year there's no telling what they might do to me.

Can they still drag you up in front of the whole class and whack your fanny with the BOARD OF EDUCATION ?

That probably got outlawed in the last Century, but, I'm not sure because I haven't been back to the USA in awhile.  I hear they have lots of lawyers making people behave and if anyone hurts you they promise to get you millions of dollars as long as you'll split it with them 50/50.

Somebody told me a fat lady spilled her coffee in her lap at a Drive-thru joint and got Six Million Dollars.  Is that true ?

Well, anyway, I'm a Grandpa and I don't think I should have to do homework unless it's something that interests me.  Portraits, advertising, and fashion; they're all things I have to shoot to graduate from the professional camera school.  I'll do what I have to do and get it done.  And when I do, I'll go get my....

Millions the hard way, I'll work for them !


Monday, March 8, 2010

Still Shoot Wildlife, Whenever I See Some








So, maybe it's been awhile!

I know everyone has to have been wondering what's up with all the sightseeing, travel and other things I've been posting here and what happened to the wildlife photography. I've been posting pet photos and even a weather report.

What ever happened to the critters like wild boars, butterflies and birds?
They're still here. I just haven't had the time or right weather conditions to go out chasing them.

This writing business keeps me real busy; even when someone else does the writing. Seems like everytime I can find somebody to write for me the subject isn't wildlife so, they need pictures of shopping, castles, festivals, castles or something tourists might want to see on Okinawa. So, that's what I have to shoot.

But anybody who knows me, knows that if a bird comes flying by, I could be on a mission to take pictures of Queen Mary and start shooting birds or snakes instead. I'd forget all about what I was supposed to be doing and take pictures of what I think is important.

So, I was on the way to shoot some wall in a graveyard. I saw this turtle and figured he wasn't in any hurry and neither was I. So, I shot a picture of him on my way to work.

As soon as I find the time, I'll get a name for him. Common name, scientific name, all that stuff. Right now, I'm too busy. More later.....

Cheers,
Mike