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By beckas  
Hello EPZ Friends

I apologize that I haven't been on EPZ for quite a while. Life can sometimes get busy....and too busy at times. Regardless, I will never forget my dear friends here and how you all encouraged me to grow in my hobby/interest over the years.

Most of my time these days is devoted to making ends meet....the IT day job. I haven't shot a whole lot this year, but I thought that I would share (with those who haven't seen it on FB) an image that I shot earlier this year in a laundromat. It was quite a challenge to shoot in a public place...a woman actually bumped my tripod with her butt mid shoot (while taking out her laundry out of a dryer). It knocked the image off kilter and caused me a few extra hours of Photoshop editing as a result, but it wasn't something that I wasn't willing to overcome. And yes, I did get a few strange looks from the people in the laundromat while I was shooting this image. I can't image why! Wink

I am happy to admit that this image has made POTD on MM (a modeling website). It also has won my very first Editors Choice award on another popular photography website. If everything goes as planned, it should be published in the November issue of the UK's Practical Photography Magazine. I hope that they will send me a copy of the magazine to the states because I don't think that I will be able to buy it here.

Thank you all for your continued support. If I can find a little time, I will try to spend some time checking out what you've all been up to this year.



Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: Paintman, zapar40, aniamoore and 73 more

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11 Sep 2012 6:36AM
Very colourful and energetic image!!!!!!! AniaWink
jinstone Plus
14 6 1 England
11 Sep 2012 6:43AM
Welcome back, hope you are keeping well. Looks like one of those air machines where you hang on for dear life as the wind gust past you.

Works really well, love the bright colours and the chosen location. Let us know if you don't get a copy of the magazine and I can send one to your work address, if you remind me when the mag is out.
Philo 10 99 83 England
11 Sep 2012 6:59AM
Very colourful and creative. Good luck with the magazine and I do hope you find time to upload more of your fantastic work.
pieaddict 13 73 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:06AM
wicked shot, def worth the effort
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Sep 2012 7:07AM
Remains one of my favourites of yours
dontforgetme 16 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:35AM
Amazing, and welcome back Smile
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:06AM
Welcome back, I know what you mean about the day job. But wow to your images.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
11 Sep 2012 8:33AM
Good to see this one here too Rebekah, congrats on the publications and awards for it too
Regards Richard
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
11 Sep 2012 8:42AM
Brilliant! Well worth all your hard work Grin And congrats on all the accolades Grin

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:44AM
An extremely professional looking piece, beautifully crafted, clearly worked through, and its great to hear that your work is being suitably recognised Rebekah.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Looking forward to seeing further stunning pieces.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 Sep 2012 9:14AM
Welcome back Rebekah, good to see you posting on here again ... loved this shot when I first saw it and still do!!!
Landlord 13 25 1 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 9:50AM
Good to know your still around, you have an incredible talent don't waste it pls.

"Practical Photography Magazine" if they don't send you one i'm sure someone off this site will...
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
11 Sep 2012 10:17AM

dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1711 England
11 Sep 2012 12:05PM
Great to have you back, Rebekah!

Well up to standard.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 Sep 2012 1:29PM
No surprises to see an EC on this now too ... nice one Smile
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 1:48PM
Vote number 30, congratulations on the readers choice award.

This is superb photography and has been done very well. I love the colour and composition, full of movement, energy and humour.

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
11 Sep 2012 4:46PM
Hi Rebekah, good to see you back and with a twister!!!!!! of an image. Exposure is what we need and your getting it !! Congratulations !
11 Sep 2012 5:34PM
Love this image Rebekah, very well thought out, wonderful colour's and movement.
And a BIG welcome back, and have an award on me Smile

John Smile
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:28PM
Congratulations on the shot, and on all the awards Rebekah Smile

Gaucho 18 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:05PM
I knew that was one of yours as soon as I clicked on it. Excellent as always. Oh, and good to have you back.
beckas 16 5 1 United States
11 Sep 2012 9:11PM
Thank you all for your comments. Thank you Pete for the EC. Thank you Jules, Paul, John, and John for the UA's. Much appreciated as always. Smile
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:52AM
Congratulations on a wonderful image - worth the hard work - well deserved awards SmileSmileSmile
Baden 8 157 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:18AM
I remember seeing and voting from this on MM, beautiful imagery and congratulations on EC really well deserved!
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 6:48PM
Love this!! Wish I knew where to start to create such a great image Grin
Excellent Becka, as usual Smile
Caisiel 8 17 Wales
13 Sep 2012 1:32PM
Congratulations on the success, this photo is remarkable, fun, different and colour to perfection
beckas 16 5 1 United States
13 Sep 2012 4:42PM
Thanks again all! Just an update, this image will be published in the November issue of Practical Photography Magazine instead of the December issue. Smile
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 7:01PM
Congratulations Becks on getting your work published. PP is one of the top photography mags in the UK and is highly respected, I've been reading it for 20 years, a superb shot and deserves to be recognised nationally.

TrevorH 13 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 5:06PM
It is a g8 shot Rebekah, Dont know how you got so much movement in it but you did. Still speechlless after all this time with your pics.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 10:52AM
This is truly stunning, Rebekah!!! Well done on all the awards and recognition in this site and others - toootally deserved SmileSmile


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