A snow-dusted North Window glows a soft orange-red in the pre-dawn light.

Photo Directory Update: February

Following on from January’s post, I’m sharing progress on my contributions to the WordPress Photo Directory over the past month. Before February, I had 14 photos accepted and as this month wraps up that number has increased by 26 to 40 photos in the directory. Want to join in, then submit your photos!

February also included the new WordPress Photo Festival event, a global online photography competition organized by the WordPress Community of Kerala, India. The event ran from February 3rd to February 9th, 6:00pm IST and captured photos from participants around the world who uploaded them to the official WordPress Photo Directory using the #WPKeralaPhotos hashtag. 1,544 photos from 163 contributors were submitted to the WordPress Photo Directory during the event. The five best, unique entries each received a USD$100 prize, five additional folks received a consolation USD$50 prize, the three participants with the most number of photos received a USD$100 prize, and three additional participants also received a USD$50 prize (see all winners here).

I definitely stepped up my photo contributions during the event, ensuring that as quickly as any of my submissions were accepted/rejected that I submitted another photo. I’m pleased to have come in 26th place with 14 photos contributed to the event!

I also recently interviewed with Topher DeRosia for a post on the WP Tavern: WordPress Photo Festival 2024, A Five Part Retrospective, Part 3, Attendees. Check it out for a varied response on what it was like to be an attendee at the Photo Festival and while you’re at the Tavern check out the other four parts of Topher’s series!

The following images of my February contributions have been synced to Openverse (and thus easier to embed via the Image block’s “Select Image” flow to embed images from Openverse).

P.S. – this post’s featured image comes from Openverse in searching for “February” and is “North Window February 2022” by ArchesNPS and marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.







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