Well 3 June 2015 sure turned out to be a lucky day. Not one but two All Star results at GuruShots.com. Wow, that is unbelievable.
Fun with Shadows -> http://bit.ly/1Q61mWB
Best Horizons -> http://bit.ly/1FsLF0k
If you scroll down in the Blog, its not too long ago (because I was a slack person during summer shooting season, with my Blog Updates) that I thought a day like this was “Just a Dream”. That was on 26 October 2014.
My how things can change with a bit more of a full-time focus and a touch of creativity.
I began on GuruShots around the middle of October 2014 because it looked to be a bit of a fun thing to do, and its proven to be so. What a great way to meet other keen photographers from around the world and share in the celebration of a great competition and to commiserate and encourage each other when things don’t turn out so well.
Now with the new scoring system at GuruShots I think it makes things much more interesting. Photographers higher up in the ranking have votes which are more weighty and this makes sense, because they have progressed and a single vote should mean more. Also now when you look at the competition leader, usually he or she has a massive number of votes designating him or her the clear winner. What a great improvement. Or if the competition is close it will be interesting to watch for the full 30 Days, because a major competitive shift might happen right up till the last minute.
I think the trick is to enter competitions no matter what. Enter and then watch what the leaders are doing and try to learn from their success. If you do this consistently, then you too will have a day like my day today, this the 3rd of June 2015.
OK so now 31,650 points . . . Dare I Jinx myself and say 150,000 points and GURU any time soon? Nah, that would be Just another Dream! 🙂
So to celebrate we just need to have another listen to that REM song from all those months ago. If you are reading this and are new to GuruShots, dreams do come true. Upload, compete, test yourself, learn from others and succeed! Enjoy!