Guest Photographer: Linda O’Neill – Winning Photos

This week’s post is short but mighty. Recently, Linda O’Neill, one of my photo buddies had some great news come her way. Truth be told she has been knocking them out of the park lately.

At one of the local photo clubs in Southwest Florida, she won first place with this winning photo:

 linda o'neill music stand photo, taken in southwest florida and finished off in black and whiteMusic Stand – Linda O’Neill © 2013 – All Rights Reserved

Linda told me that she photographed this photo through a window. The home was an original “cracker house”. It was late in the afternoon as you can see from the photo, and she got some real nice afternoon light. The site where this was taken is haunted so there might be someone who is playing the violin, you just never know. She converted it into black and white to polish it off. Great job!

linda o'neill gulf coast community foundation calendar Gulf Coast Community Foundation Calendar Cover – Linda O’Neill © 2013 – All Rights Reserved

As a bonus, she handed me a calendar from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. They had found her photo online and worked out a deal so they could use it as the cover photo on their calendar.

One of the questions that has come up lately is “What are you going to do with all those photos?”. I guess the answer is…PUBLISH THEM? You never know where your photography is going to take you. A camera will unlock doors and allow you access to areas that might otherwise be inaccessible. I have met many very nice folks through photography that I otherwise wouldn’t have met. Even if all of the photos come out like crap, at least I have some really cool friends to show for it.

Leave Linda some love in the comments section below.

Until next time…

Keep Your Glass Clean

Spencer

33 Comments

  1. Gorgeous, Linda!!!

    • Thank you Ginny.

  2. Way to go, Linda. These are great!

    • Thank you so very much Debbie.

  3. Linda, This is well deserved and so exciting! Congratulations ~ you’re on your way!!!

    • Thank you so much. It’s so much fun out there shooting.

  4. fabulous

    • Thank you so much Carol.

  5. Linda – love the Music Stand picture! Steve shared your pics with me. Hope you don’t mind.

    • Oh my Bonnie
      How kind of you to respond. I am truly blessed to have such wonderul photo friends here in Florida. I don’t mind at all. Thank you. Hi to Steve.

  6. Linda beautiful shots! Congratulations on making a hobby a huge Success.

    • Thank you very much Susan. It truly is fun and you never know what you will capture out there.

  7. Gorgeous . .. I am so proud of you mom . . . You have come a long way . . Love ya

    • Oh MY sweet Debbie.
      Thank you for support and encouragement. I love you.
      Mom

  8. Thank you so much Ginny

  9. Excellent work! Just love your B&W. Keep up the good workl

    • Thank you Curry for your kind words.

  10. Linda, Your black & white is AMAZING!! You go, girl….

    • Hey Judi
      Thank you for your kind words.

  11. I would like to say that I am truly blessed to have come to know so many wonderful people through photography , who are willing to share and help in any way that is needed. Thank you again

  12. Really awesome MG …we are proud of you

    • Thanks Mikey
      I love you. MG

  13. I would like to add that Spencer has a big part in my getting to this point. He is always ready to help wether in one of his classes, on a photo trip, questions buy e-mail or a phone call. He is always there to help. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for posting this blog.

    • Spencer

      She is too kind. I guess I’m going to have to write that big fat check for her saying that! Thanks…

      Spencer

  14. mims the more and more pictures you take, they get better and better!!
    you out did yourself on this PICTURE!!!!! LOVE YA MIMS

    • My favorite sweet Son and Carmel
      Thank you for the lovely thing you said .
      Love you both
      Mims

  15. Two outstanding shots. Just love them both and congratulations on winning first prize. So very proud of you.

    • My Dearest Friend Betty
      Thank you for your kind words. Wish you were here with me and we
      could go shooting. Miss you tons.
      Love ya
      Linda

  16. You’ve come a long way sis,… great job .. I’m proud of you girl!!

    • Thank Bro. I’ve only just begun. It can only get better. I have a great photo instructor as you might of read above.
      Love ya
      sis

  17. Great job on the black & white. I love the mood the picture implies!
    Congrats on getting on the calender cover…. way to go.

    • Hi Carol

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it.

  18. Congratulations Linda, you are on your way, keep up the great work. You are a very talented and skilled photographer!

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