I made 35 versions of "Fine Needles of Blue" - the foundation photo was taken by our mother, C M Deever (Scotty) from which I selected a different version that the 2 shown here for competition.
After I sent off the entries for review, our mom told me that she liked one of the 2 versions shown here. I always check with Mom before I send off competition entries. Don't know what happened this time.
It pays to check - double check - and triple check - with one's mom.