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Sept 2018 EPs, SFs, Finalists



Ready for comments on the Sept. 2018 contest.


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9/1/2018 1:36:44 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  tagging .... here we go again kids!


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9/1/2018 5:00:40 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  We've reached the 1/3 mark of the month in case you're counting.


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9/10/2018 3:19:34 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  guten TAG


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9/17/2018 8:15:36 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Cary, your German is flawless! :-)


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9/18/2018 2:33:54 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your invitation to join me in the August Countdown Thread:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnADetail.asp?threadID=43118

Errick


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9/19/2018 12:58:36 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I just noticed 2 EPs for the 1st and 2nd....I need to wake up!


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9/22/2018 6:57:59 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Hey everyone, Sept EPs are being selected now. It's still September. Wow this is like the good old days. Thanks Jim!!!


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9/23/2018 8:01:41 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  Good morning fellow EP watchers! As best I can tell, EPs are out through September 20 entries. 8 of 12 for me so far, but again, some real surprises both positive and negative.


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9/24/2018 6:41:43 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Wow! 10 out of 11 thru the 20th! Go, Jim, Go, Jim.... :-)


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9/24/2018 6:42:06 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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  Oh WOW! What a shocker to see ep's for Sept. Yay!


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9/24/2018 7:25:09 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  Right? I was so excited to see September EPs I forgot that the finals for August are pretty much any day now! Good luck to all!


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9/24/2018 7:57:34 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Oh can't you feel the excitement?!


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9/25/2018 3:18:19 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Seeing EPs through the 24th. Congrats to all getting them.


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9/27/2018 1:53:39 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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  wow! Are they through to the end of the month? If so, I got more photos passed over, for just an EP, than in any other month!


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10/4/2018 1:01:02 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Cary, I have an EP for the 28th and two more images to go! My EP's are few and far between also, just like last month!


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10/4/2018 2:22:09 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  I "feel your pain" Joannie. ;-) (I had 5 days in a row of entries go without an EP; first time that has ever happened) The last EP I got was for the 28th; and then I'd entered the next one (EP-less, so far) on the 30th.


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10/4/2018 2:49:38 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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  I received an EP on the 30th so it looks like they are done for the month.


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10/5/2018 4:01:45 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  8 EP's out of 15 images for me! Not too bad for a finish! :-)


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10/5/2018 9:44:14 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  10 EPs out of 15 here. Some real surprises in there too! Not that I think every image is a personal masterpiece, but 2 didn't make it that I felt so good about moving forward and ... well, you know what I mean! Good luck in the next rounds everyone!


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10/5/2018 10:03:38 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good job, Puddin'! 12 out of 13 for me....Luck to all whenever it happens this month... ;-)


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10/5/2018 10:18:36 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Not such a great ratio for me but the most interesting thing is the pattern. 30 entries and no EP's for the 8, 12, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30. Interesting to me to have 6 of my 8 skips in the last 7 days of the month.


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10/7/2018 5:35:32 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Three EPs skipped for me.


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10/7/2018 10:07:32 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all receiving EPs. Have no idea what to expect as I can remember the last time the EP round was finished so early in the month. We could see SFs in a week or so OR finish the month as usual. I also think we have a trend of more selectivity. I mentioned this in last month's comments. More EPs are skipped so less make it. Just my thoughts...


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10/8/2018 4:22:15 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  ....a little quiet around here lately.
I hope everyone is out shooting the next fall color masterpiece!


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10/12/2018 12:24:37 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  10 eps out of 21...Kind of disappointed since this time I tried to follow the new categories...I guess it is still up to how the person judging interprets the meaning of each category...


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10/16/2018 7:20:16 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Only entered five and got EP's on all of them. I will be lucky to have more than five for October as well.


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10/20/2018 8:07:27 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your invitation to join the September Countdown Thread.

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43125

Good luck to all in the contest this month!


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10/21/2018 7:52:07 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  Has anyone seen any September SFs post yet?


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10/29/2018 6:29:52 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Nope!


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10/29/2018 7:02:48 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  You'll know, Ann, when your inbox is stuffed full of SF notifications... :-)


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10/29/2018 7:14:28 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Has anyone seen contest categories for Nov yet.


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10/29/2018 7:24:44 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  up to the 6th


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10/29/2018 7:35:10 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  LOL Bob !!! I WISH !!


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10/29/2018 11:45:23 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  One Staff Favorite that turned into a Finalist!


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10/30/2018 7:03:32 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all in the contest still. Finalists are out.


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10/30/2018 7:09:11 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Good luck on the Gold round!!


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10/30/2018 7:09:45 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Puddin'! How'd Ann do? 2 Finalists for me.
Luck to all in the Golden Round... :-)


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10/30/2018 7:34:03 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  Hi again ... well ... one Staff Favorite and one Finalist for me for September. The finalist was one I did for fun "Sam's Gone Underground," and the Staff Favorite "elements" I put a lot of work into ... so, LOL ... I guess you just never know!

I'm just happy to have had a couple move forward, so thanks Jim!


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10/30/2018 8:16:58 AM

 
Ann Varley
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  Congrats on your Finalists too Bob and Joannie ... and everyone else that received too. Good luck tomorrow!


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10/30/2018 8:19:57 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to those waiting on possible winners in the Gold Round. The Jackpots have been awarded. Winners are next.


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10/31/2018 3:38:04 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  While we wait for the Winners, announcement of new sub-theme entries will be appreciated, Jim.


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10/31/2018 3:43:12 AM

 
Carol Quina
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  Congratulations to all the winners! 1 SF, 1 Finalist & 1 Winner for me - all the same photo :)


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10/31/2018 9:44:44 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Carol, and all....1 second place for me... :-)


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10/31/2018 9:50:56 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all the winners...eps through gold badges.


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10/31/2018 10:28:29 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Contest Note. No first place in people (Back to School) and two first place winners in Musical (Still Life)

A mistake or a new trend??


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10/31/2018 10:44:58 AM

 
Irene Colling
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  In the past I have been happy to get Finalist, Second place and First place; I never dreamed that I would ever get Grand Prize. Smiling a little today.


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10/31/2018 11:27:02 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  oops - a mistake, I'm sure, Bill. I'm last in Musical . . . sure hope this doesn't bump me out of my gold :) But if it does, it does. We need a 1st place in each category, that's for sure.


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10/31/2018 11:28:56 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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  That IS interesting, Bill! and SUPER GRAND Congratulations Irene! ~and Congrats to all the Finalists and Gold Winners!


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10/31/2018 11:30:39 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  The first place winner in Musical is also a second place winner. I'm thinking the People first place winner was left out accidentally.


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10/31/2018 1:58:27 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  If it's an accident, Jim hasn't chosen to fix it yet. I can't believe we are the only ones who noticed it.


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10/31/2018 5:13:16 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Thanks Bill and Nikki for pointing this out. Lindley, you're right - it was just that I forgot to set one tiny thing regarding the First Place in People. Thankfully, Nikki still gets her win.

Tammy Ferrin, Congrats on your First Place win (surprise!)

Also Important Note: since half of the people I hear from like the new subthemes and half do not, from now on half will be the more general overarching subject (e.g. People) and half will be the challenging, more specific themes (e.g. Black and White or Birds)

So for November, here are your themes:

- Reflections in Water (Nature/Landscape)
- Pairs (Animals)
* People
- Contrasts (Elements of Design)
- Digital Composites (Technique)
* Travel/Place
* Still-Life
* Details/Macro
- Lighthouses (Man-Made)
* Catch-All

May your November photography be inspiring and enjoyable!

Thanks again,
Jim


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10/31/2018 6:07:05 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Thank you so much Jim for the heads up on November categories and for considering working with both sides of the catgeory issue!
I think their will be some peace of mind for now! :-)


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10/31/2018 8:19:42 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  Very happy to have some open categories again!


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11/1/2018 10:20:59 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is the link to the October Countdown Thread. Hope to see everyone there!


http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43134


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11/16/2018 12:01:57 PM

 
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