In these strange times, there has not been much activity for me photographically, and consequently I have not had anything to report, until now.
Last night, I received an email from Africa Geographic to advise that one of my images, which had earlier been selected for feature in the Weekly Selection in its Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, has been selected by the judges to be featured this week in the Top 101.
I was not expecting this. What it means is that at least one of my images has advanced in the competition, and is now within a smaller pool of images from which the finalists and winner will be chosen.
As always, it is very flattering to receive news like this, and given the extremely high standard of the images which have been featured, it is quite an honour.
Unsurprisingly, my image is not one I would consider my best, but it has twice appealed to the judges.
I am not sure if this is the end of the road for me in this competition, but I have progressed further than I would have imagined possible, and in these dramatic and uncertain times, it is a good feeling.