Something cool from the folks at NAPP

As you may or may not recall, Scott Kelby held the 2nd annual Worldwide Photowalk this past September in cities all over the world.  This is sure to become an annual staple for the folks at Kelby Media and NAPP due to the popularity of it, and with good reason.

Well, during this most recent one, I had the honor of having my image selected as the city’s winner, so was in the running for the grand prize which was just a prize package that no other giveaway could ever hope to compare to.  It was really insane.  No surprise though that from all the beautiful images submitted from various cities that Denver was not really high in the “cream of the crop” list.  Nonetheless, it was cool for the notoriety.

So, what makes this so cool?  Well, yes it was fun being recognized but in addition, each city winner also was to receive a copy of Scott’s Digital Photography Book, Vol. 3.  After a month or two had passed, I was reading another book about photography when it dawned on me that I never heard anything after the worldwide photowalk.  A quick chat with the walk leader and a visit to the website and I realized that addresses were supposed to be submitted by a due date so that the books could be shipped out…and I had missed it.

“But, that’s not cool….” is probably what you are thinking.  Perhaps not, but believe it or not, when I called over to the folks at NAPP with just an inquiry: “Is it too late?”, they were generous enough to not only take my address just in case, but to see the book arrive at my doorstep the other day was just another impressive feather in their cap from my perspective.  Now that is an organization that stands behind its members…!

So, in the interests of paying it forward, I did a very gentle read of the book, and took some notes so that you can get a good summary review here on the blog.  But how is that paying it forward? Well, when the book gets a review some time next week, by commenting on that post, you will be entered to win the book itself.  I promise you, it’s still in pristine condition, and you will want to read the review as there’s some good stuff to keep an eye out for..  In closing, I’d like to express my thanks and shout outs to Scott Kelby and the folks at NAPP for their generosity…truly a class act!

As we head into the weekend, here’s a little throwaway photo I thought was kinda neat from the sun as it rose this morning while out on my morning ritual with the four-legged one!

Sunrise Reflection

Sunrise Reflection

Have a great weekend all – Happy Shooting and we’ll see you on Monday!

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7 comments for “Something cool from the folks at NAPP

  1. November 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Very cool shot! Looks like it was shot with a Canon though — lots of noise.

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist! 🙂

    When are we going shooting again?

    • November 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm

      There is noise – shot at ISO1600 on an AS550! 😛 (Do Nikon P&S’s not have noise at 1600?) 😛

      Give me a shout when you got a date – things are touch and go with work and podcasts and such on this end…easier to just set the date ahead and run with it! 🙂

  2. November 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I just found your blog and I love your writing style. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    .-= Michael Reynolds´s last blog ..Racing Hero =-.

    • November 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

      Hi Michael, thanks for stopping in and commenting – looks like you’ve got a pretty nice blog too – that Cub Scouts post brought back memories from the days of yore…

  3. November 8, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful sunset shot.

    Bery cool of you to pay it forward. We all need to do it more often. If I win, I will pay something forward also.

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