We in Littleton, Colorado, are blessed to have a gem of museum. It may not be the biggest, the boldest, or the most spectacular. but it is a great museum, with a fine permanent historical collection, a great old time farm exhibit outdoors, a beautiful lake with walking paths around it. And it also has a terrific art gallery with changing exhibits, some times of individual artists and sometimes with juried shows. One of the best of the juried shows is the annual Eye of the Camera Thematic Photography Competition. This year is the 54th year of this competition.
The Eye of the Camera Competition is special for me for what might seem like an odd reason. It is special for me because I have never been in it. Not for lack of trying mind you. I have entered several years, and it has always been a sad moment to get a letter from the museum to tell me I have not been chosen. But I have always been spurred on to try even harder next year because I know the pictures I have entered are not second rate but the competition is great. My desire to hang in that show some day has made me a better photographer. I’d like to share with you my entries for the past year Mine Shack at Creed, Reclaiming the Rails, Race Against Time. Click on any one of the the titles above to see my pix that didn’t get into the show. Had these pieces been chosen for the show they would have been priced at $300 each, but for a limited time each can be purchased for $199 and that includes shipping and handling! I’m pretty proud of them and am eager to see what will be in the show – which, by the way will open on March 20 and run through April 26, 2020, at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado. . I can hardly wait to see those that did.