I’m Smiling With My Reptile :)

Today was so much fun!  I picked up the September issue of one of my favorite magazines, “Outdoor Photographer”, which is the magazine I consider to be “the” magazine for fine art landscape and nature photography, and there in the prestigious last page spot was my very own photo.  The one and the same photo that one of the editors from the magazine contacted me about out of the clear blue a couple of months ago and asked if they could publish it in their magazine. (“Hmmmm. . . .  let me think about it. OKAY!” ) And there it is.  “My” beloved turtle whose photo I took at the zoo last year for a photography contest for a theme called “Peakaboo”.  As it turns out, he gave me the gift that keeps on giving.  He won first place in the Peakaboo contest, and now, there he is peering out at me from my favorite magazine.  That’s why I’m smiling right alongside my sweet little smiling turtle 🙂

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note (Sandy@SandyP.net) any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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3 Responses to I’m Smiling With My Reptile :)

  1. Congratulations! What an amazing honor to be featured in that magazine! You're SO good and you deserve it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I found you photo in the magazine so delightful that I had to visit your awesome website. Exceptional work you do!

  3. Dave says:

    Exceptional photographer extraordinaire! No matter the subject, you ALWAYS produce breathtaking photos that need to be displayed in many more magazines for the world to see. Congratulations Sandy!

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