These are the 10 images that I selected this year for Essence Of Bellingham.
I will update this post in a month if I am awarded.
UPDATE :: May 2022. The image below was given an honorable mention. yay!! The city shared that they will be displaying those awarded from 2020 - 2022 at city hall this year. All images are archived at Whatcom Museums Photo Archives. 55 Photos rec'd awards out of 315 submissions.
here are former years, if you feel curious.
* 2016 - no blog post
These are some of what I didn't select but what I captured as potential to submit.
I liked the two season representation of these
and the saga of a curbside chair.
to quote my kids when they were visiting. "what could she possibly be taking a photo of?"
It was this.
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.