Since finding out about getting in to the art show, I’ve been working on organizing the behind the scenes stuff.

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To help with this, I paid a visit to my friend Jen Sandwich who has some experience with this sort of thing. She was a great help and I feel a lot less frantic about getting all this stuff done.

She was busy herself, getting ready for an event, so I had to visit her at the hotel she works at. While there, a guest needed a new key as one of their was bent and wouldn’t work in the lock. I snapped this picture on my phone as she worked the key cutter. I really should have brought my camera as there were several things I came across that night that I would have stopped to photograph. Oh well.

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I really like how this photo came out. It looked weird in color, probably due to the lighting. I thought all of the metal shavings and dust would have stood out more, but they didn’t. After converting it to black and white, I was really able to make it work.

I am going out this week to pad the portfolio for the show. I’m hoping to get one more really amazing shot to be printed in the range of 24 x 16 inches. I’ll post what I get.

I hope I don’t annoy everyone, but I’ll probably be posting (not too many) things that document my prep work for the show. Maybe it will be interesting. We’ll see.

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So, time to go for broke as I’ll be investing a small chunk of change in making prints, building a multi-panel display board, and whatever else I need. But if all goes well, maybe I’ll make some money. Maybe it’ll be enough to buy that better long lens that I want/need.