I could hug and kiss all of you (the guys will just get a hug.
) Thanks so much for your comments and support. I had no idea this would create such a response but I was able to meet the criteria and my photo was accepted. I am really touched by all of you. Thanks again!
It's sad. My submission of looking back (above) was declined by Stand Out Shots not because it is a bad photo but because it does not have enough views or favorites. I only get maybe 8-12 people visiting my site on a given day and I cannot grasp what in the hell views or favorites would have to do with a photo being accepted. I was told to resubmit after it had gained enough. Sometimes I just don't understand bureaucracy.