My hit counter had a spike today. Instead of a Spam attack, this blog made the finalist cut for the 2005 Photobloggies in the Photojournalism category (actually quite a shock and honor).
I think the organizers reconsidered the chances of each photo blog finalist looking through a year's worth of posts for 255 blogs by March 28 (next Monday). So, now it's a popularity contest again. Which also means ... I'll lose.
If anyone is willing to vote for this site under Best Photojournalism, I'd appreciate it. If all four of us vote, well ... I'll still lose, but that's how popularity contests work. I'm just happy to have been a finalist. Pretty cool.
BTW, to view images on this blog it's easiest to navigate with the scroll bar. Click on any image to see a larger version. I write too much technical stuff, so this isn't your typical photo-a-day site. I've also been posting lots of archive images since November, so those images were rolled back into the archive by date shot. Drag.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of other quality photoblogs on the list to choose in different categories. I'm rooting for Kosoof in Best Middle Eastern/Africa. He's posted some quality images this week although I think the judging is supposedly for last year.
Other photoblogs I keep on my Photoblogs favorites list are: A Walk Through Durham Township, Daily Dose of Imigery, Jinky Art and the narrative. Matt's blog, the narrative, is in four categories (including Photojournalism). Feel free to vote for Matt in the other three. ;-}
I've visited most of the other blogs before, but not consistently enough during the year to have an opinion. Thanks again to the folks at Photoblogs.org and anyone who nominated me for this honor. You made my day. :-)
Enough for now,
UPDATE:   March 30, 2005
I knew I was in trouble when it became a popularity contest. ;-}
Congratuations to A Walk Through Durham Township for winning Photo of the Year. Daily Dose of Imigery won a slew of awards including Photoblog of the Year, Best Canadian and Best Street Photography. Also cheers go out to Kosoof and Jinky Art for their wins.