Last fall, I attended the
and had a fabulous time!
For all of you photographers,
this year it will be held September 30 - October 2, 2011
in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Part of why I so loved this event
is because I am always seeking the treasures of beauty and meaning
that are right here where I am.
I did not have to travel far from home to attend
this fabulous event and soak in the beauty of my state
and learn and see fascinating history.
The Shootout is currently working with
South Dakota Magazine hoping to have a spread
in an upcoming issue.
Black Hills Photo Shootout
is asking for two of our best shots for consideration in the spread.
After scanning through my photos,
these four are the shots that I am considering for submission.
The first two are from
a session I attended called
Black Hills Closeups in beautiful Spearifish Canyon
well known for fall colors.
The third shot
I took of my photography friend Dede and I
in a motorcylce rearview mirror
at Boondock's south of Deadwood.
And this fourth is of photographer Paul Horsted.
His book Exploring with Custer is at his feet.
He revisted the sites of
the very first photographs ever taken of the Black Hills
and took current photos of the same sites.
These photos and the experience and history
of the 1874 Black Hills Expedition are the basis of the book.
Dede & I had the unique opportunity
of attending Paul's session as he took us to several
of these sites.
It was an amazing experience of seeing history
and how many of the same rocks and tree stumps
are still there 150 years later!
I included two versions of this last shot:
the original and an edited.
I would love if you would vote for TWO shots
in the comment section!
I am so honored to share what is happening
in my studio this week with these ladies
linking up with Jennifer at Studio JRU!
P.S. I am working hard at getting pictures and descriptions
of some of my art and photography up on my new ETSY site!
I am super excited and cannot wait to announce when it is OPEN!
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photos copyright 2010 Jodene (Jodi) Shaw.
All photos are property of Jodene Shaw.