The colored belts of Karate represent my journey through the martial arts. I began Karate not knowing really what to expect but wanting to challenge myself to see how far I could advance. I soon discovered it was less about reaching a particular level and more about self improvement. For me, it is a journey of seeking perfection in all areas of life while understanding this perfection can never be reached. Although I was already physically active, my journey has improved my physical and mental strength. It has taught me to be more humble, more open minded, more patient, and to have a greater respect for others. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to begin this journey.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 08
Award Score: 62.5 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Gig Harbor, Washington | The United States
Photographer: Ronnie Glover (Gig Harbor, WA, USA) Registered
Photography took a backseat while Ronnie obtained his college degree. After graduation, he purchased his first camera but was unable to produce the images that he saw in his mind. He then took a few continuing education classes to learn the technical aspects of the camera and realized there was so much more to learn about photography. So Ronnie enrolled in the professional program at Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The school was operated by Jeanne & Neil Chaput de Saintonge, who currently operate Rocky Mountain School of Photography. He spent 14 years living in Alaska and this gave him unbelievable opportunities to experience nature and capture many images. Ronnie also enjoys sports and travel photography and the experience of different cultures. It is his wish that his images will expose others to the beauty of nature, the inspiration of physical pursuits, and other cultures and promote a greater understanding of each. Most recently, he has ventured into the exploding mobile photography realm using his iPhone to document running and sporting events. He invites everyone to enjoy his gallery and feel free to contact him with any comments.
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