Competition Images

I joined the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) last May upon graduating from Langara College. A couple of weeks back I decided to participate in the Western States District Competition as this was going to be the very first time that the PPA was accepting digital images! Previously, PPA competitions were based on prints only.

I am beyond honoured to share that, not only were all the images I submitted accepted – but 3 out of those 4 images earned Seals of Approval – equivalent of a “Merit” in Canada – I believe. I am pretty blown away! I am now submitting them to the International Competition and considering a different 4th image other than the “Lions Gate Bridge” I submitted.

Thank you to all of you who assisted me not only with feedback in preparation of my image submissions but also guidance and advice in preparation of the competition process – Patricia Mathis, Karen Learmonth, Anna Beaudry, Don MacGregor and Sam Gardner.

Many of you on Facebook were asking to see the images – so I am posting them here to share – the first 3 were given Seals of Approval and the last one “Lions Gate Bridge” was Accepted:

"Mourning A Fading Tradition"

"A Tense Moment"

"Porcelain Beauty"

"Lions Gate Bridge"

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  1. corinaesquivel April 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Very nice job Ellie 🙂 Congratulations

  2. Cindy April 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Your talent continues to soar! Lovely work!

  3. Sher April 15, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Beautiful and love the Indian guy.

  4. John Hewson April 15, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Awesome work Ellie
    You’re so talented and always growing
    Keep blooming girl
    It is spring after all
    Johnny X X X

  5. Stephen and Leticia April 15, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Amazing work Ellie: We are both blown away. What it takes to be a great photographer, you have.

    We particularly like the life study and the tradition dressed African. The Lions Gate is unusual and spectacular.

    S & L

  6. Laura Tetzlaff April 15, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    WOW! Miss Ellie – you have such a beautiful eye for images and design. Does your lovely leopard have a name?

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Shirley April 15, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    These are spectacular Ellie!

  8. Caitlyn April 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Wow Ellie!! Those are BEAUTIFUL. Stunning. They make me quiet.

    The first one blows me absolutely away.

    The cat should be in National Geographic. So clear. The tension so perfectly captured.

    Your porcelain beauty is a study of astounding light and dark and smooth.

  9. Marie (ie., Sis) April 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Well done Sis!!! They all look fantastic!

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