Late, just before the St Peters’ Square was about to close, I placed my camera on the floor to capture this dramatic angle of the square. Without warning, a cacophony of wings and chirping erupted behind me from the Basilica. Having seen this once already I adjusted my camera to higher iso and faster speed to capture the birds flying over the square. It was a surreal moment when the seemingly endless sky became capped by a sea of birds.
3rd place in the General category earns a whopping $10,000. 1st place: $15,000! The overall grand prize is an incredible $120,000!!
I know, I know… it’s not about the money.
But winning $$ goes a long way toward camera gear, art shows, and toward validating my career in photography.