Happy birthday to me!

23 02 2008

Okay, it’s not really my birthday, but I did shoot this image of a prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) with fruit on a birthday getaway with my Dad. This cactus was on the grounds of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona (http://www.nps.gov/cagr/).

To learn more about this edible plant, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prickly_pear

This image is a scan from a 35mm slide (pre-digital camera days, if you can imagine that time); one of several I entered in American Photo‘s 2nd annual contest of reader’s images. It was published in the nature category. I also placed in the fashion/portrait category with a photo of my friend Nicole (I have to find that slide and scan it). Getting published in one of my favorite magazines (twice!) was a highlight in my photography career. I was also one of seven follow-up interviewees for the following year’s competition in their “where are the winners now?” article. A neat twist—Nicole, the model in my winning fashion/portrait entry—photographed my head shot for the follow-up profile.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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24 02 2008
Shirin

This is a very beautiful picture! With the right lighting, hues and saturation! Its perfect. Actually, all the pictures taken by you are amazing especially, the portraits of your friend’s daughters. I didn’t want to be too redundant by posting the same kind of comments after each blog so, I just want to say you are an amazing photographer. Love all your pictures :).

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