Back in 1985, I entered my first NC State Fair Photography competition. I captured a first place blue ribbon for a photograph of the old mail boat out at Ocracoke. I entered again the next couple of years, but photography was judged against fine art instead of separately, so I stopped entering. Last year I joined the fray again and took a first place ribbon. Feeling the need to support the fair competition again this year, I entered this image taken out at the Jim Hunt complex last year. To my amazement it captured this years blue ribbon. Two years in a row. As my art teacher will undoubtably say next week..."That ain't too shabby!"