I recently entered this image in the Professional Photographers of Hawaii Quarterly Print Competition and found out today that it was honored with a merit. The first challenge is to get your print accepted for competition which I have done now at least five times in the past couple of months; this is no small feat. The next hurdle is scoring high enough to receive a merit which is what I have recently done. It is extremely difficult and I am so grateful to have the quality of my work acknowledged by fellow professional photographers. Thanks go as well to my supportive family and to my clients who give me the inspiration to push myself harder and harder.