At the end June 2009, the Hillcrest Camera Club (HCC) had its annual awards banquet and end of the year competition. As always, it was a very enjoyable evening spending time with the members of this camera club. It was also a very exciting night for me… for the 3rd year running, I received the award for “Nature Image-Maker of the Year” and “Pictorial Image-Maker of the Year”! Also, my photograph “Soft” (shown below) won “Color Print of the Year” (2008-09)! I love this photo (taken of the adorable baby of one of my clients)– but with all of the amazing scenic prints that were entered this year for “color print of the year” I was surprised that the panel of judges chose my image– very pleasantly surprised!