As many of you will know, I occasionally put some of my images onto Gurushots, mostly just to gauge how well they are received. Gurushots is an online resource where photographers can upload their images to different challenges, people then vote on their favourite images and as you get votes you climb the rankings. I usually wind up somewhere in the top 5% and I have been in the top 1 and 2% on a few occasions.
However, what I really like is when the Guru selects one of my images as worthy of their vote. The Guru being the person who set the challenge and who naturally has their own idea about what makes a good photograph within the definition of the challenge.
I have had a couple of my images that have been voted for but the current cityscape challenge is one that has some great images. There are some great city skylines around the world and some amazing photographers capturing them.
This morning was one of those special days. Overnight I have received notification that one of my Bay Bridge shots from my road trip with Paul Reiffer has made the grade, got noticed and it has been awarded a vote by the Guru. In the images above, that accolade is noted by the star.
Paul advised and educated me throughout the two week long road trip and this was one of the last locations that we shot together. I was able to bring everything that I had learned together and his workshop style tuition definitely paid off on this occasion.
You can see more of my work from the road trip on my website here.