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I think many of us go back through our "archives" from time to time, even if we're not really doing so just to look for those dusty gems.

I like to go back through old photographs now and then, just to reminisce. I was going through a box of photos from about 5 years ago, when I stumbled across a simple photo of a toddler walking up a hiking trail. The little girl is the niece of a guy I once dated (which is why this photo was hidden in a box). I always thought the photo was adorable.

I felt it was a shame to put the photo back in the box, so I thought, "Why not try it out as stock?" The photo is only a 4x6, so I had it enlarged to 8x12, then scanned it using my home scanner at 300dpi. It took me a good little while to fine-tune it in Photoshop since the film was grainy and the colors washed-out, but I eventually got it brightened up, well saturated, and all of the noise removed. I wasn't sure if it would be accepted or not, but I felt that it deserved a chance.

To my surprise, and delight, it made it. =)

Photo credits: Teresa Kenney.

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September 18, 2007

Kenneystudios

Oh, you HAVE to post the mountain goat picture!!! LOL

September 18, 2007

Gadgetat

Teresa,

Hey, thanks for the response to my post. I popped on and saw your post, and I'm glad to have read it.

I have soooooooo many photos. Not just from this trip, but from many others as well. This morning on my personal blog (it's a travel blog) I wrote about the changing temperatures, and the feeling of fall.....here in Arizona. It reminded me so much of New England this morning that I cycled through my drive and found a few of my favorite moose photos from Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Maybe I'll try posting the moose down the road. :)

Fortunately, even my "lower end" photos find a home. They normally get posted on the daily blog to illustrate the places I've been and what I saw there. That's the key reason I've taken photos for the longest time. Oh, and to make fun podcast slideshows for my readers. :)

I like your picture you put up as well. Great work on enhancing it. I've got over a thousand photos from the Appalachian Trail. Maybe I'll work on enhancing them for submission. A thru-hiker's perspective is an interesting one (once had a mountain goat try to eat my shorts, and I got a photo of it).

Thanks for the post!

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