haha I meant it as a complement man. Nothing else.
I've submitted my previous scape to IAPLC last year and I've bow'd down to those Asian and European contestants. Sorry to say but USA can't compare to them yet. Maybe a few more years. At least not from what I've seen in the past few years. I'm still learning.
Raymond's got a good chance at placing high this year. Good luck to you bro!
Thanks Nick! I didn't expect to win anything, but I might have stood a better chance to place top 200 if I had two more months for the scape to grow out, and I bothered to focus on the lighting just a little more. The image I submitted ended up looking pretty flat.
I want to finish next year's entry several months early for 2013 and make sure I nail the photography. It will be fascinating to see the new scapes this year, as it is every year, and also to see what the judges deem spectacular. I have seen some of the entries, and a few will blow us away.