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Dawn's Preceding Light

Three years ago, I left my house early one morning with my camera in hand and an idea for a possible photograph. I was your everyday American with a desire to learn everything I could about the camera I purchased my wife not too many months earlier. I had no idea whether the photograph I had in mind would come to fruition, but I was terribly excited about the opportunity.

It turns out that I was about to be blessed with a marvelous array of colors, and as I drove toward my chosen destination, my heart and my mind began to race. Early morning light doesn't stay vibrantly colorful for long, and I knew I had a limited window to capture the colors crawling across the sky. I remember driving faster than I should in the headlong attempt to get my desired photograph, and I was desperately fearful that I would miss it.

I remember jogging across the field after grabbing my camera and tripod, and I remember fiddling with the dials and knobs until I had my settings and framing just right.

I was an amateur photographer at the time, with only an idea of what I needed to be doing. Despite that fact, I managed to capture an astounding photograph; one my wife repeatedly told me was her favorite. At the time, I didn't have any intention of doing much with my photography. It was a hobby. A pass-time. But then my hobby became a passion. I started enjoying the process required to make great photographs, and I began to hone my craft into an art form.

Today, all these years later, that photograph has been recognized internationally. It was accepted for display in the Blank Wall Gallery located in Athens, Greece. I had submitted the photograph to Gurushots, an online "game" for photographers that, on occasion, offers exhibition opportunities.

I am awestruck and honored that my photograph was chosen. So much so that I have decided to take my passion farther. I am asking friends, family, and community-at-large to join me in celebrating this achievement while also supporting me, my family, and my passion.

To that end, I've decided to offer this photograph in a small scale printing that won't be repeated. I am going to number, sign, and sell the photograph that started it all. I hope to sell at least thirteen of these prints, but we'll see how far we can go. Should this endeavor take off, I will be limiting the number of prints to no more than 25, though I must admit that I have my doubts about such a feat.

Want to prove me wrong? Tell your friends, family, and acquaintances about this opportunity, and we'll see who's right! The print can be found @


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