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I'm Delirious With Excitement!

  1. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    I received unbelievably great news today in an unexpected way.

    I won 3rd place in the Nature Pro Category for PX3! For anyone who is not a Photographer this is a huge competition out of Paris. I'm so happy I can hardly contain myself! big_smile

    The funny thing though is that the official notification from PX3 I never received. My email must have rejected it or something. Lol.
    A photographer friend of mine was sent the official winners press release, saw my name and contacted me.
    Actually it was kinda more fun finding out that way. It was so unexpected!
    It is so amazing to go on their website and see my name and work under the winner categories! So I am celebrating.
    After years of hard, unpaid work in the arts to finally have a little recognition is mind blowing.

    Apparently if you stick with something long enough good things finally start to happen. I also just finished teaching my first workshop on Adobe Lightroom for the company I work for. It was so much fun (definitely nerve wracking to begin with) and next I get teach my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshop.
    For the first time in my life I actually have a career! tongue

    Hope you all don't mind me bragging, I've just had a lot of hard times in my life pursuing my artistic career (I use to live in a tent to save money), so to finally get to a point where I'm making money from my passion is wild.

    Hope you all are having as great a week as me! big_smile

  2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations. I'm not surprised that you won. I had a look at some of your work on your site and everything there was just fabulous. Keep up the great work. When you're all fancy and famous I will be able to say that I knew you when.....happy for you regards Zsuzsy

  3. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations.  I just had a look at the Px3 Prix de la photographie paris and your photos are just amazing ...  Bravo!

  4. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Rachelle! You have my happy thoughts! smile

  5. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Zsuzsy!
    I've had so many hard times in the last ten years and been so poor because I chose to follow my artistic pursuits and now suddenly in 2008 everything has shifted and I'm overjoyed. I almost can't believe how quickly my life has changed in the last 4 months.


    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is because you joined Hugpages tongue big_smile

      1. RFox profile image71
        RFoxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it's true! HubPages turned my life around. Lol wink

        By the way did you notice you spelled it Hugpages. I think I like that more. "Come on over and join us at Hugpages...where the friendly people are." Lol. tongue

  6. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Princessa and Misha! Nothing could bring me down today!

    And if anyone else is a struggling artist out there. Stick with it, eventually things do happen. wink

  7. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I'm doing this intentionally for some time already, after receiving quite a few hugs here big_smile

    1. RFox profile image71
      RFoxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I love hugs! They're the best. Even virtual ones. Lol.
      I'm happy my boyfriend is a hugger too! Lol wink

      (Oh by the way I just wailed on your zombie. Heehee.)

  8. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations RFox. How do I get to Nature Pro Category for PX3 site? I will head there and have a look.

    1. RFox profile image71
      RFoxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Here's the link to their site. You just have to scroll down to the Nature Pro section. As I said it's a big competition that covers every category of Photography. They also have Pro and Amateur categories. If there are any other Photographers out there I would highly recommend entering the  2009 competition. smile


  9. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 9 years ago

    Wow, that's great. Congratulations! You worked hard, paid your dues, and really deserve it!

  10. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    That is awesome ! Congratulations. big_smile

  11. rmr profile image81
    rmrposted 9 years ago

    Those are some beautiful photos! Congratulations!

  12. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago


  13. compu-smart profile image67
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Big congratulaions 2u RFox smile

    It sounds exciting and im very happy 4u!!

  14. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations - that's a big accomplishment!

  15. funride profile image69
    funrideposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You and your work already deserved recognition a long time ago, from now one you´ll win lot more contests wink.

    Big hug!!! big_smile

  16. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    Wow, thanks everyone! I'm overwhelmed. big_smile

    I'm still waiting for their official package to reach me. The cool thing is I get to use the PX3 logo in my marketing material now, which is huge. I can't wait to put it on my website.
    I'm heading to PhotoLucida in Portland in the summer to try and get some major gallery representation so this will help a lot.

    All I've ever wanted was to make a simple living off my art. This year it's starting to become a reality. It's so surreal. tongue

    Big Hugs back to all of you. big_smile

  17. Bonnie Ramsey profile image85
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    This is awsome! Congrats to you! I just checked the photos out and they are all excellent. I know you are very excited and proud, as you should be. It is a great feeling to be recognized for your work, whether it is photography, writing or any other work of passion. When I won my first poetry contest, I floated for days LOL. It never loses its excitement, either. After dozens of them, I still get just as excited as with the first. You so deserve this and I am very excited for you!


  18. Veronica profile image80
    Veronicaposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations! It's truly a great thing when your passion and work are recognized in a way that pleases you so much.
    Continued success to you.