This year marks the fifth year that I have lead a Worldwide photowalk and, just as in years past, it was a fantastic experience. I so enjoy meeting so many new enthusiatic and passionate photographers. It makes all the work that goes into planning the walk a non-factor. Throw in a bunch of friends and repeat photowalkers, some beautiful weather, and a great burger at the end and it was pretty much the perfect morning.
Now that the photowalk is over, it’s time to start processing images and posting them online for everyone to see and share. This is one of my favorite parts of a photo walk because, even though we walked the same path, I’m sure there will be images that were taken that will astound me and make me wonder why I had not seen that shot. It’s always fun to see through someone else’s lens. For this year’s photowalk, there are a lot of different ways to check out images. I created an event page on Google+ for my photowalkers to use for image uploads. I also created a Flickr group for all the Manassas Photowalk images and there’s already quite a few up there.
Next week the fun really begins when everyone starts uploading their best photos for the contest. Of course this means that all the photo walk leaders will have some really difficult decisions to make when we select our respective winners. Stay tuned for some pretty great images.
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout of thanks to my friends Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, Brad Moore, and all the great folks at NAPP for putting on this event and helping to bring together photographers around the World. I think they have truly shown that photography is an International language and a harbinger of peace and goodwill.