After taking a few deep breaths I accepted an invitation to participate in a photography critique at the Great Smoky Mountain Mountains Photography Summit next week in Townsend, Tennessee. I'm a critique-ee rather than a critique-er. Don't know yet who will be in that role, but the workshop has engaged some of the biggest names in wildlife and landscape photography.
I expect the exercise to provide a frank assessment of my photographic skills and give me some direction for improvement. Either that or they will tell me where I can sell my gear.
Selecting ten images for a portfolio is a tough process. Photos I was proud of five or six years ago seem pretty lame now although a few made my final cut. And some recent ones didn't seem so good upon closer examination. I found the need for some additional post-processing for many of them before ordering prints from mPix. Those prints should arrive later today and I have my fingers crossed to see how they turn out.
Anyway, I thought I would share a few from my final selection that don't otherwise appear on this site.