Capture Cincinnati 2008!

Last night was the Capture Cincinnati release party.  I received an e-mail last week stating that I had at least one photo in the book and that one of my photos was awarded one of the 25 prizes.  So after a week of suspense I finally found out that my photo of Abby won second place in the “People” category!  I think the most exciting part was seeing four of my photos in the book- all printed LARGE!  They look incredible!  I saw many familiar faces at the release party.  The top photos in each chapter were truly phenomenal- you can check out the winning images HERE.

Above are a few pics from the release party that were posted on Cin Weekly’s site.  The first photo is of Dennis Camp (last years cover winner and this year’s winner of the Nature Chapter) and yours truly.  Dennis’ winning photo is in the top right.  Next is David Williams who used to work in my school district next to his winning photo.  David and I were in a Sycamore photo club together.  Last, but not least is Chris Thompson- another winner from last year.  I was also able to meet Jennifer Summer- who won the People category this year.  I am a huge fan of her work.  Christina Lawson (this years cover winner) also made an appearance even though she just had a baby a week and a half ago!

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November 21, 2008 - 6:45 pm

Jodi Kinasewitz - YOU ROCK! Congrats!

November 21, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Stacey Spencer - CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA! Your photos are all amazing – these are just a few of the many! You deserve the praise and recognition! Way to go!

November 22, 2008 - 4:26 am

Erika Jean - congrats!!!

I can’t wait until my book comes in the mail!

November 22, 2008 - 11:56 am

Barb - Congrats on winning 2nd place Mel. You do such great work and it is so nice to get recognized for it too!

November 22, 2008 - 5:23 pm

Laura Speelman - Melissa, WOW I am proud of you and to have four large prints in the book is great. Was Kate’s picture one of the posted ones. It appears as such. Just love that photo of her!

November 22, 2008 - 5:46 pm

Julie - Looks GREAT!!! Congratulations! Beautiful images.

November 23, 2008 - 10:00 pm

kris - Hoooooray! I can’t wait to get my book. All of your photos are so great!

November 24, 2008 - 12:14 am

Michelle Clapsaddle, New Mexico - Congratulations Melissa! What an accomplishment! And to think, this all started as a hobby! I bet you never thought you’d have four photos in a book!

I love the pregnancy updates too! Can’t wait to see the new one!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2008 - 12:55 pm

Jenn - *shimmie* awesome sauce! those photos are so AMAZING in the book. Abby is gorgeous!

November 26, 2008 - 4:57 pm

Jessica Kirschner - That’s AmaZing! Congrats!!

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