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A Little News and a Clarification

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I alluded to a change in my interests and focus in my last post. Some of you knew it was photography, others were concerned something was wrong. I just want to assure you I’m well and happy.

in the past couple of years, I’ve become fascinated (obsessed?) with photography and the arts community and I’m happy to share news I received this morning that my photo (left) won First Prize in the “Americana”-themed contest at the Delray Center for the Arts.

It came with this message:

“Congratulations to Joan Nova, Winner of the July Photo Contest “Americana”.  Joan’s image  is beautifully composed with a soft, evocative color palate and skillful use of window light.”

[This photo was taken a couple of years ago in the Yesteryear Village exhibit at the Florida State Fair.]


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