Congratulations, Monnie! Something that I find fun to do (having won an award) is to hang around the gallery like a spectator and eavesdrop on the comments of people looking a the photos. Some people really know their art/photography. Others... ... particulary men... well, they know what they like. I get a kick out of it when they try to explain to the "little woman" the technical aspects of a photo. "Well, see, she used a really wide angle lens to photograph this here hawk..."
Funny story, Bruce. I was looking at another picture at the exhibit that was wonderful and had received an honorable mention. I commented that I would like to know what setup the photographer used. The man behind me said, "I used a 500mm lens." Sure glad I had made nice comments about his photo.
Zoom lens????? Yeah, Kathy. Like I can get a decent zoom lens with $50. I'll probably just put gas in my car so I can go take more pictures.
Canon 40D l 17-40 f/4L l 70-200 f4L, 70-300 IS