More of Our Canada

For the last year or so a family friend, Nancy Gillogly, has been after me to submit photos for contests on the “Our Canada” Magazine.  It’s a magazine that is part of the Reader’s Digest family.  Last fall, I finally did submit some photos to a contest…and then promptly forgot about which ones I submitted.  I didn’t win the contest and figured that was the end of that idea.  But I felt like I was able to tell Nancy I submitted a photo!  I think I’m one of the hardest critic on my own photography work. Yes, I do realize that I do take beautiful photos…but then I find myself looking at other photogs…and realizing that I have so much more to learn, grown and be.  Maybe that’s just part of life’s journey…but it’s something I’m working on…actually believing that I can take a decent photo.

Fast forward to today… I have been away for about 3 weeks, and haven’t picked up my mail yet.  So a trip to the post office was in order…and surprisingly I had a few awesome packages that weren’t bills! I had a package from “More of Our Canada”.

More of Our Canada

A few months ago, an editor at “More of Our Canada” contacted me to tell me that even though I didn’t win the photo competition…the magazine was interested in including one of my photos in the story “A Love Affair with the Forest” in their May Edition of the magazine!

More of Our Canada

I was so excited to see one of MY photos in colour and in PRINT!!! Yes, I’ve had photos published via Nunatsiaq News and CBC North BUT never in a magazine.  So pardon my ‘newbie’ excitement!!! 🙂 It’s the photo on the far left of the page…almost a full page spread!

More of Our Canada

I first blogged about my trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge with my friend Ryan last summer.  It was such a fun filled day!  Go check out the other awesome photos and story from that day. 

Here’s the photo one more time…

Trees on a Cliff...

Thank you Nancy for convincing me to submit a photo, without your encouragment I never would have done it and wouldn’t have gotten published in a magazine.

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9 thoughts on “More of Our Canada

  1. Judy Daniel

    Congratulations, Sarah. That certainly is a stunning photograph. Now maybe you’ll send something in to the Globe and Mail. or Instagram@globeandmail. Next assignment: Sunrise or sunset. Use the light at this time of day to enhance your subjecs or scenes. Try to avoid shooting thfe obvious photos of the sun rising or setting.
    Looking forward to seeing you in the Globe. Love,

  2. Hemborgwife

    So exciting!!!!!! One of the reasons I love your photographs beyond your amazing skills is that you have such unique subject matter that I am sure many around the world would love to see!


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