So we came up with a plan.
And I am so excited to share that plan with you today!
We are announcing a brand new photo contest (OHYEAH!). Are you excited? I'm excited.
The skinny is below. My personal request is that all my friends and readers go submit right now. I know some of you take awesome effing photos and I want to share them with the world.
Okay, so with the small group of peeps who read my blog, but it's still COOL, OKAY?
Announcinggggggggg...... (drum roll please).......
The Raw Photos Contest
Have you ever taken a photo and thought, damn, that's a good looking photo? You have? Great. We have, too.
And then we ran into those people The Photoshoppers. The ones who take a good photo and mess with it and mess with it and create something new. Not that there's anything wrong with them. Or that. And not that we have anything against the Photoshoppers [except, yeah, maybe kinda], but...we love taking photos and we love they way they look. Raw. As is. And it turns out we aren't alone.
So we decided to give you the opportunity to show off your Raw Photos. Each month, we will post a contest theme on our blogs, on Twitter and on Flickr. We'll give you a week to submit your photos, and then we'll decide which photo best exemplifies the theme. Which photo catches our fancy. Which photo rocks.
What's the catch? Well, here's the deal:
- You have to have taken the photo [duh, don't be a jerk and enter someone else's photo. NOT COOL.]
- The photo has to be a raw photo. What does that mean? That means NO PHOTOSHOPPING. You can screw around all you want with exposure and white balance on your camera, and we'll even let you crop the photo, but that's it. No changing hues. No intensifying colors. No adding aliens or unicorns. RAW PHOTOS, baby. That's what we're looking for. (Both digital and digital scans of film are okay)
- You have one week to enter a photo. You can enter up to two  photos per contest.
Once all the photos have been entered, we'll take a few days to look them over. When we decide who the winner is, that winner's photo will be posted on our blogs Crazy with a side of Awesome Sauce and The Suniverse, our Twitter feeds @andygirl and @TheSuniverse, and on Flickr. Plus, the winner gets an AWESOME BADGE to post on their blog or web page, showing the world that they have mad photography skills.
Our first theme is:
LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
Enter a photo showing us what you think best exemplifies the last days of summer. What does it mean to you? It could be anything, so make it personal.
You have from August 1, 2010 through August 7, 2010 to enter. You can enter up to two  photos.