I realized that I had never posted about this year's Metuchen Junebug ArtFest. It was another successful year for the festival with good crowds, even on the week when it rained while we had the street closed.
My personal highlight was winning first prize in the Curators' Choice of the store Windows Gallery. As last year, when I got third prize, two Metuchen residents, who are museum curators, judged the 22 windows and awarded prizes to the top three. This was quite an honor and was completely unexpected. The images were of the ruins at Salton Sea Beach, just after sunrise. In the chaos of the ruins, the morning light revealed an odd sense of beauty. I have submitted these photographs to other contests so I'll see if others feel the same about them.