I’ve decided to continue posting the outcome of my photography salon entries on a monthly basis. Lets start with the month of January 2013. It usually takes about 3-6 weeks after the closing date of a salon to receive the results of the said salon. Hence the reason why I can only post the results of the January salons. I waited for all the results of all the salons that had a closing date in January.
To summarise my salon entries for January 2013 – I’ve entered 9 international salons and I received acceptances in all 10 salons. Here are the results:
1. 1st EMPA International Digital Salon, India
Entered 4 photos in the Photo travel and 4 photos in the Nature sections. Received only 1 acceptance – not a very succesful salon but like I said before: 1 acceptance is 1 more towards my goal. Quiver tree and blue sky was the only acceptance and it was in the Photo travel section
Quiver tree and blue sky – taken during our trip to Namibia in 2012.
2. 45th Howrah Colour Salon 2013, India
Entered 4 photos in the Nature sections. Received only 1 acceptance – another not so succesful salon but like I said before: ….
3. Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography 2013, India
Entered 4 photos in the Landscape sections. Received 2 acceptances – now this is getting better, a 50% acceptance rate.
4. 100th Southampton International Exhibition, United Kingdom
Entered 4 photos in the Nature sections. Received only 1 acceptance – and the one acceptance is one of my favourite photos taken during our trip to the Masaai Mara.
Lioness with flies.
5. 2nd Port Talbot International Salon,
Entered 4 photos in the Photo travel and 4 photos in the Nature sections. Received 1 acceptance in the Travel section and 2 acceptances in the Nature section. Curious young jackal is another photo I was not sure about. I like it but I am not sure if it will do great in salons. Well, here is the first acceptance for it.
Curious young jackal – taken near Marie se gat in the Kgalagadi T. Park early one morning
6. 1st Reflection International Salon 2013, India
Entered 4 photos in the Photo travel and 4 photos in the Nature sections. Received 2 acceptance in the Travel section and 3 acceptances in the Nature section. Seems like the judges like Quiver tree and blue sky as this photo was also accepted in this salon.
7. 3rd Agens Digital Photo Salon, Hungaria
Very interesting sections to choose from. I’ve entered 4 photos in the General Colour section and 4 photos in the My favorite picture section. Received 2 acceptance in the Open section and none in the other section.
8. 3rd UPI International exhibition of Photography, Sweden
Entered 4 photos in the Colour section. All 4 photos were accepted and 1 photo received a COM award. Little Sparrowhawk is one of those photos – not sure how it will be received. But in this salon it won a COM award.
Little sparrowhawk – taken from the elephant hide in Mashatu, see my trip report for more detail on the photo itself.
9. GASO (Georgia Souhtern Circuit), USA
This was a circuit consisted of 5 salons and I’ve entered 4 photos in three sections (possible 60 acceptances). I received 35 acceptances, 9 COM awards and 1 medal. The medal was for Milky way in Dead Vlei 1.
Milky way in Dead Vlei 1 – taken in Dead Vlei around 21H00 during our trip in 2012 to Namibia
Until my next monthly salon outcome report, keep on shooting!!!