In the past, the Beemies have been accused of trying to undermine The Eclipse Awards. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I respect that those are the awards of our industry and that this is essentially just a goofy comedy show. But, this year there was a photo I thought was such a moving piece of photography, I was sure it would win an Eclipse. And it didn’t. I don’t even remember now what beat it, but Zoe Metz’s shot of Michael McCarthy and his daughter saying their goodbyes to City of Light was just so so good. Emotion, love of the horse, A father comforting a daughter, the horse of a lifetime, the ever-present watchful eye of the caretaker, and everyone saying goodbye. It just had it all.
Even Ray Paulick loved it, and we know Ray hates everything (Just kidding Ray 🙂
So Zoe, I can’t give you an Eclipse Award, but we can give you a Beemie! Great photo!