Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it! I have a photo in the 2010 Hawthorne Bridge Calendar, celebrating 100 years in art and words!

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Back in mid-June I got at e-mail from Facebook, from Sharon Wood Wortman, Portland's Bridge Lady. Here's part of that e-mail: Lynette, I found your image of the Hawthorne Bridge during one of our snowstorms on your blog and would like to include it on the December page of the 2010 Hawthorne Bridge Commemorative Calendar. There are more than thirty images in the 2010 calendar. Yours will be one of the smaller images, but it's strategically placed.

Needless to say, my heart rate increased dramatically, and my breathing changed, too. I fulfilled the requirements to get my photo published in the calendar as quickly as possible to meet the printing deadline.

After I received a copy of it in the mail less than a month later, I got even more excited. My photo is small, but it's on December, 2010, the birthday month for the Hawthorne Bridge and me! It turns 100 a week after I turn 62! And my photo sits right beside Dec. 31, which would have been mine and LeRoy's 38th wedding anniversary.

The only way I could be happier is if I had one of the big photos for a month. But there's always the Steel Bridge that turns 100 in 2012 and the Broadway Bridge that celebrates its centennial in 2013. Maybe I can take a photo worthy of a big photo for one or both of those. It's a grand goal to have, don't you think?

Go to PDX Bridge Festival for all sorts of great info about the upcoming celebration. Plus there's a wonderful animation of the bridge going up.

Here's my photo which I named "Snow Break." Here in Portland Mama and I have enjoyed many a sun break, when the glorious sun bursts through the cloud cover, so it seem appropriate to me that this photo be named in honor of those wonderful moments--it was hardly snowing at all when I took this one as I walked west over the Hawthorne Bridge on January 16, 2007, during our first Portland snowstorm.
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One more thing I'm looking forward to, a Hawthorne Bridge chocolate bar from Jaciva's.

12 comments:

WendyB said...

Congrats!

tapirgal said...

Wow, fantastic! Thanks for sharing the bridge photo and the calendar with the photo in it. It's great that the dates are so meaningful for you. Your posts are always such fun.

David Mitchell said...

Congratulations, it's wonderful to get published, even more when it's so significant!

AmyR said...

Wow, that is such a great feeling to know your photo is going to be published. Congrats! :D

Don and Krise said...

Good for you Lynette. Recognition for your photo is wonderful and well deserved. You know, now that your foot is in the door they may be watching for future photos from you. Keep on shootin'

gogouci said...

Congratulations, what a great, deserved honor.

Jim K said...

Wow, congrats, its nice to have your recognized. You could put out your own calendar of your sights around Portland.

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Jilly said...

Well I'm be excited too! Very well done and not surprising - it's a beautiful photograph. Open the champers!

Miranda McAfee said...

Congrats on the calendar! Way to go!!

AVCr8teur said...

That is awesome! Congratulations! Good for you! Maybe next time it will be a big picture so keep shooting. How many copies will you be buying? :D

*Tista s PDX-a* said...

Congratulations!!
I must say, you well deserve the photo in the calender... you are a great photographer, and I love looking at your photos here on this blog!