Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

To enter or not to enter?

Smithsonian has a photo contest they do every year. There are a number of categories to enter. You can enter up to 15 photos per with a total of 90 photos. I'm wondering if I should enter. My problem is, I either think too highly or too lowly of my work. When it comes to something like this and looking through the previous years' winners, I feel not good enough.


On top of that, I'm not even sure which ones to pick, or if I should try to go out and take some just for this occasion. I wanted to see if anyone would be willing to help me figure out said problems. As my taste is apparently different from everyone else. It tends to happen that I think certain photos of mine are a lot nicer than the ones that people tend to like.

Most of my photos can be found at my flickr account if you are interested.

There are a few of those recent ones that I have tweaked a little on my tumblr as well.


(Don't be alarmed by the name, it is totally safe for work. Just a bit of a joke name)

If you are interested in the contest as well, you can read about it here http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/s…


The rules are here http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/r…

And the FAQ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/f…

Thanks in advance for any help! And good luck if you choose to enter.

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