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Errick L. Cameron
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November Countdown Thread


November Countdown Thread
Welcome to the November Countdown Thread.
Now is the time to share one or two of your favorite photos from last month. There are so many fabulous photo posted on BP. So many very inspiring works of time and talent. I like this thread because its purpose is for each of us to show case your individual photo that you believe is your best or that you feel is most representative of your inner self. So... let's see your personal best!
*If you are a regular here you know what to do.
**If you are new to this thread, take some time to read our helpful hints below and join in the fun.
*** If you found yourself here because you are lost.... Hmmm.., Don't worry, this is not the Hotel California, you can escape!
Some helpful hints for attaching photos into a BP Forum Thread, if you're unfamiliar with the process:
1) Sign into BP. IF YOU HAVEN'T entered the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image (from your Member Center) into your reply here.
a. Jot down the PhotoID # of the photo you wish to share. To determine your PhotoID, go to the little Pancakes icon, then click “My Photos”, then “Manage/Enter.” The PhotoID is right below the number.
b. Go to the Countdown Contest thread. Click “Respond” at the bottom of the page.
c. Type in whatever you wish; e.g., “Here’s my Fav image for the month.”
d. Click the “Select” button below the text input box, and select “1.” Toggle on “Notify” box if you wish to be notified. Click “Submit.”
e. The Image Uploader appears. On the right-hand side, you’ll see an input box for the PhotoID (from step 1a). Type it in then click “submit your photo.” Then, return to the forum thread and you’ll see your photo.
2) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. Either wait until tomorrow to reply here first, or upload a copy of the image (from your PC) and attach to this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.
3) If you're uploading a duplicate, I suggest titling it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on. This can also help nudge BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, if they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, first try to tell if it is a duplicate upload. As a courtesy, try to find the original image in the member's gallery and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate... which may one day be deleted.
Errick


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12/21/2018 6:42:00 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Let's Take a Walk
Let's Take a Walk
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   dash to the finish
dash to the finish
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I will start us off with a couple of new photos that I worked up from my archives this last month.


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12/21/2018 7:14:00 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Opera House, Oslo at Sunset
Opera House, Oslo at Sunset
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Keeping a Watchful Eye Out
Keeping a Watchful Eye Out
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Here are 2 of my favorites for November


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12/21/2018 7:35:41 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Sami Woman and Dog
Sami Woman and Dog
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OOOPS! I messed up.
I wanted to include this one instead of the 2 lions


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12/21/2018 7:40:50 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  The two lions are good!


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12/21/2018 7:43:06 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  just tagging for now


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12/22/2018 2:29:57 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
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McDonald Peak
McDonald Peak
McDonald Peak is the tallest mountain in the Mission mountain range. The Missions are part of the northern Rockies in western Montana.
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Here is my favorite for November. I would also like to extend a Happy Holidays to everyone!


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12/22/2018 7:21:03 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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Chicago
Chicago
Close up on the electrified marquee sign of the famous Chicago Theater.
11/18 Finalist - D&M

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Smoky Morning Light
Smoky Morning Light
One of the most unusual and striking scenes I've encountered in 23 years of volunteering at the cathedral... Rehearsals were underway early this morning for the Armistice Day Centennial Concert (to be held Sunday); part of the varied musical selection will be accompanied by atmospheric smoke. The smoke was still hanging in the air when I arrived, as strong morning sun poured through the "Founding of a New Nation" window, above George Washington's statue. Alas, I only had my iPhone SE with me, but it beat having no camera, to capture the memorable scene of stained glass light filtered through light smoke...
11/18 Finalist - T&P

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After a break of several months, I managed some November entries, following a trip to Chicago, meeting up with Renee Doyle, Lou Wolbers, Lindley Johnson and (briefly) Leslie McLain. Given the great architecture of the city, I came away with several favorites; hard to pick! But here are two - I'd never photographed the famous Chicago Theater marquee before, and the other was a stroke of luck shot (alas, with only my iPhone SE) at the cathedral.
Best of luck to everyone in the November results!


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12/22/2018 5:42:10 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Purple Pair
Purple Pair
Purple Iris after a rain. Still Life/Flowers, 11/26/18
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Hi All! Ive been AWOL since 2015 but am excited to be back at BP and see so many familiar folks and inspirational images! I submitted 3 in November. This new one would be my fav.


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12/23/2018 8:46:33 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Enjoying the Night
Enjoying the Night
a composite image made from a GBH on branches photo and a sky and moon I created. "Digital Composites" MT
Entered: 11/03/2018.

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   An Expression of Autumn
An Expression of Autumn
I shot these leaves against dark shade and then digitally darkened some other areas in the BG. f/8.0, 1/125 sec, 43.4 mm, ISO-64.
"Catch-All". Entered: 11/08/2018.

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I entered a lot of photos for November, but these two are probably my FAVs.


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12/23/2018 11:20:41 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Reflections - Balboa Park
Reflections - Balboa Park
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Canon Rebel XTi (E...
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Misty Morning
Misty Morning
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I have several favorites (reflections in water - great theme). Here are 2 of them. Good luck everyone.


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12/23/2018 12:42:50 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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Foggy Reflectiion
Foggy Reflectiion
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Here's my favorite for the month. Wishing you all the very best during the Holiday Season! Again, thanks Errick!


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12/24/2018 7:38:01 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Reflections In Burano
Reflections In Burano
Nature and Landscapes - Reflections in Water 11-19-18
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My favorite for November.


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12/25/2018 12:55:41 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   COUNTENANCE
COUNTENANCE
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Get-to-Gather
Get-to-Gather

A composite of only two birds from about more than twenty different frames. The couple has a nest inside our house which they approach after passing through the grill.

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Late to the tread, as I was off to a trip to middle/far East. Here are my two faves from Novemeber, both resubs. One a recent submit, whereas the other a long time favorite.


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12/26/2018 12:13:37 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice photos Margaret... Still like the lions best!!!


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12/27/2018 9:06:17 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Carrie, This one makes me think of "Rhine II". We all should be so lucky!!!


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12/27/2018 9:31:35 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, I almost went for your Chicago photo as my favorite for this month of your entries but went with "Light and Dark". All three are exceptional photos.


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12/27/2018 9:38:24 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Beautiful iris Susan. the water droplets make it stand out. Good luck in the next round.


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12/27/2018 9:40:01 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I am very much enjoying looking at "Enjoying the Night" Cary. Well done!


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12/27/2018 9:41:30 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Very nice reflective work Vicky. I hope to see them again.


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12/27/2018 9:42:40 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  So very peaceful Ed. Good luck in the next round.


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12/27/2018 9:46:14 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Love the colors and the framing on this one Harriet. Hope to see it again, it is a beaut!


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12/27/2018 9:48:29 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Ok Usman... nice work, but my fav is still "My Abode". In my opinion, a fabulous photo!!!


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12/27/2018 9:51:13 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Just Friends
Just Friends
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My fave from November.


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12/27/2018 11:44:27 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Meet-Up
Meet-Up
People 11/29/18
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My fav from November.


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12/30/2018 8:47:46 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Best of luck to everyone in the Nov. results... looks like we'll go down to the wire!
Happy New Year!


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12/30/2018 2:39:31 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Haha...I remember that much! Having to wait till the end of the next month. It's all good. Hey Chris...do you do the stats anymore? I recall the % numbers for total entries, finalists, winners and so on. Just curious....


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12/30/2018 3:43:49 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Happy New Year everyone and best of luck in the upcoming selections!


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12/30/2018 3:48:02 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  Ditto! HAPPY NEW YEAR! and best of luck in the upcoming rounds!


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12/30/2018 3:56:18 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Happy New Year!!! I wish you all health, happiness, and prosperity in the new year. I hope that you take your best picture ever in 2019 and that you share it here with us on the countdown thread.


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12/30/2018 4:02:35 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Oh sheez! I practically forgot we are on the cusp of a new year! I hope it is bountiful and full of joy for all! Best of luck to all in the next rounds!


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12/30/2018 4:08:27 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  The 31st day of Decenber has already dawned here in Pakistan. So the next 20 plus hours we shall see all the rounds unfolding culminating with the Winners. Good luck in the next stages of the contest to all fellow BPers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful images throughout the year here at BP.
I also wish everyone a new year filled with peace of mind, contenment of the heart, bountiful health and moments of magic light which you all capture and share in 2019.


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12/30/2018 5:08:45 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the SFs and Finalists. The gold should be out too anytime now. Good luck.


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12/30/2018 9:06:20 PM

 
Ann Varley
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morning reflected
morning reflected
This is a resubmit for this month's reflections theme.

Entered: 11-1-18 Reflections in Water (Nature/Landscape)
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Congrats everyone!
I picked up a Finalist for my single entry in November, which I completely forgot about entering!
My husband and I bought a new house and I swear, the time from mid-November to now, between the move from the old house to nesting the new, along with the holidays for good measure ... I barely remember my name right now. But thank you, Judges, for the Finalist on my "Morning Reflected" photo. It's one of my favs from the summer trip to Alaska.

Happy New Year everyone!


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12/31/2018 5:56:20 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to all the Finalists for November; fingers crossed that your silver turns gold today!
Happy New Year!


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12/31/2018 6:45:45 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Hi Susan -- good memory!
Alas, I stopped maintaining my massive spreadsheet of stats sometime earlier this year. I'd not done much new photography in 2018 (except for a bit when on travel) and went quite a few months without BP entries, which is primarily what I used that spreadsheet to track in the first place (my entries.)
I suppose the tracking sheet (and to an extent, photography) had been replaced in my heart with a bike -- I got a bike in early spring, and racked up 4,000 miles on it this year (tracking every ride of course in a spreadsheet!)


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12/31/2018 6:51:36 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Congrats to all the SF and Finalists. One of the 3 I entered in Nov made it to Finalist so I am thrilled!

Chris, I noticed they give some numbers in the award email. Sort of. Over 4300 entries and 742 made finalist. I remember the percentages being single digit (with like, 10k entries) and so getting a SF, finalist or gold was pretty dang exciting with those slim %s. It's still exciting tho! No new photography for me this year either but I have a ton of unworked files that I'm starting to process. Congrats on your new biking passion!

Good luck to all in the gold round and Happy New Year!


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12/31/2018 7:05:00 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Gold Winners, Finalists, SFers, and players for playing on at BP and here we go into the NEW YEAR 2019.


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12/31/2018 11:26:32 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Congratulations, BetterPhoto photographers!

FYI: New themes have been posted!

Have fun!
Jim


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1/1/2019 6:50:00 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Your invitation to the December Countdown Thread ;

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnADetail.asp?threadID=43145


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