So, I did a little thing, and last minute I entered a huge photography contest by Shoot and Share. I was on the fence about entering, and ended up doing it total last minute. Like mad rush to find picture I thought were good enough to enter. Which is tough. Seriously, the photographers and the work entered into this contest annually is mindblowing. Stop you in your tracks good.
When I entered, I had zero expectations of winning, making it to the best of the best round, or even getting enough votes to make it the first week of voting. To my surprise, I ended up doing much better than expected. Of the handful of images I entered, I had two images make it to the top 30% of all entries, four image in the top 20% of entries, and three images in the top 10% of images entered.
Now, I know that making it to the top 30, 20 and 10 percent doesn’t seem like a big deal. But when you consider that over a million images were entered, making it into the top 10% suddenly is more impressive.