Call for Art: 2020 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography

You know that moment when you’ve turned the corner in your physical recovery from an injury?

It happened yesterday.

Just for a lark, I looked online to see the dates of my various photo competitions.  And sure enough, the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition is accepting entries.

I’ve had some success with this competition, in which the gold medal selections receive a gallery showing in one of the top San Francisco art galleries.  I didn’t place gold, but I did get a third-place award for my slitscan photo The Three-Two Pitch, so that was an accomplishment in and of itself.

So over the weekend, I paid the entry fee for five photos.  If any get accepted, I’ll be a happy camper.

What did I enter?

Contact. Nikon Df camera, Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, ISO 6400, 30 seconds on f/2.4. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

88 Minutes in Chinatown. AGFA Clipper Special f/6.3, with Kodak Verichrome Pan AND Kodak Gold Instamatic 200 film. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night. AGFA Clipper Special f/6.3 camera, Kodak Instamatic Gold 200 film (two rolls) and Kodak Verichrome Pan B&W film. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

After the Rain. Nikon Df camera, HELIOS-81 50mm f/2 lens on extension tubes. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Brokedown on Maggie’s Farm. Nikon Df camera, five images combined in HDR construct. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

I’m entering these five.  And if I can take that next step and pick up my cameras and shoot again … which I hope to do at some point … I may enter more images.

But for now, I’ll start with these.

Again … this is part of the long journey to recovery.  It’s part of the return to normalcy.

And even if all five of these images get kicked to the curb …

At least it’s better than if I never entered a single image ever again.  Right?