When Rejection Is Nice

Recently I received an email in my inbox from a Michael Frye. At first I was like this must be a error, then after reading through the email I read that it was the Michael Frye one of the photographers I follow and live vicariously through the amazing places they visit and the stunning photography they produce. I have all of Michaels books, ebooks and apps you name it I have it.

Around 18 months ago I sent Michael a photograph I had taken asking for his critique my work. To be honest I had completely forgotten about this after a few weeks as I thought it was a long shot my photograph would get chosen as he must get 100′s of requests if not more asking for his expert opinion. Well last week I found out why I had not heard back from Michael by Michael asking if he could use my image for a blog post of his own called “Rejects From the Critique Pool” which I found out would not only be used on his site but also run on the blog version of the Outdoor Photography magazine US version.

I’d like to thank Michael for choosing my photograph for his reject pool, it was a nice surprise and a great idea for a blog post I’m honored to be included along with the other stunning images he has chosen for the blog post …

Michael Frye - “Rejects From the Critique Pool”

and the reposting of Michaels blog post at Outdoor Photography Magazine

If you are not familiar with the work of Michael Frye please check his portfolio out

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBook Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.


Oh yeah the photograph I almost forgot the photography … LOL …