Since I last posted updates on Photographic Society contests, I've accumulated three sets of results: "Quest for Passion Circuit" in India; the Photographic Society's own annual Pictorial Division Exhibition; and the "Acruvium Circuit" in Montenegro.
An aside: India, besides having by far the largest number of photographic salons, also has the most interesting names. To my ear sometimes they sound like titles that came out of a random name generator being fed terms related to photography: "Arise to Canvas," "Photography for Life," "Zing of Click." They're not all like that--some are more traditional--but if I see a salon name that looks like a romance novel title, nine times out of ten it's in India.
Anyway, here are my new results:
Quest for Passion (India), July 2, 2023
As you can see, a great result for my black and white photos; not so much for my color images.
PSA Pictorial Division Exhibition, July 8, 2023
So a decent result, albeit less so in the portrait category.
Acruvium Circuit (Montenegro), July 20, 2023
Interestingly, while my acceptance rate was dismal in the figurative categories, I did uncharacteristically well in Nature and Photo Travel, with three travel and two nature photos receiving a total of eight acceptances in three judgings, and one of them receiving an Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to Astrid for being the model of the hour, with images accepted in all three photo contests!