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Officially back from an unforgettable weekend in Philly and DC. I’ve been smiling ear to ear thinking about all the fun times and people that I met.

First I met up with all my friends from the Arcanum. Erin, Jessica, Kim, Ron, AD, and Derek . Talk about surreal moment when there isn’t a computer screen in between us. I had a BLAST catching up and getting to know each other all at the same time 🙂 Thanks to Erin for your fun energy on the photowalk and Jessica for fixing my glasses! I don’t know what I would of done without your skills. Kim, Ron, AD, and Derek for walking around with me and just being my friend.

Then I met Trey and Curtis. Here’s a secret- they look EXACTLY the same as they do on the internet. It’s pretty crazy to give them hugs and have a few drinks with them. While you’re talking to them, you totally forget that they’re so popular and just think of them as regular cool people.

And meeting everyone else from the photowalk was so much fun 🙂 There were so many people at both photowalks that I’ve known online for so long but haven’t seen in a while or met for the first time. It made me so happy to be a part of such a fun community of awesome photographers.

And then my bestie got married the very next day!! AHHH overall the best weekend ever.

I entered my first photo contest a few nights ago. It’s hosted by Peachpit Publishers with Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs. I first heard about this from Trey’s webinar a few weeks ago and I was really excited to submit my work for the contest. I think its really cool how much HDR is really causing a stir in the photography world & I’m sure Trey has a lot to do with it. Stuck in Customs has always been my go-to-blog when I’m ready to be inspired and I really do feel honored that I could submit to this contest. Here’s my entry. I HDR’d-fied (like my new word?) this panther chameleon reaching for his lunch. Let me know what you all think!

panther chameleon, reptile, lizard, tongue - HDR Chameleons
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