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Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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Countdown to Aug '07 Contest Results


Greetings, fellow BP Contest Enthusiasts and Obsessives! The 15th is upon us, so it must be time to once again band together and quietly or clamorously await the verdict of The Judges!

Pull out those hambone chants, the classic cocktail recipes, the superstitions that surely speed up the judging, your favored chocolatey treats... whatever you need, to get through the days ahead, waiting, wishing, longing, hoping and repeatedly pressing F5... until the August Finalists & Winners are published later this month!

Note to the more highly-strung Obsessives among us... Due to the BP Summit being held in late September, and the record-high number of Contest Entries received in August (39,988!), start stockpiling your deepest reserves of patience now; the Contest Results could just possibly be... {gasp} ...delayed!
Now, onto the fun, and group therapy; all are welcome!

Please share with us that one photo you feel is your best chance to capture a Contest Medal this time. Or, perhaps, that one special image you really WISH would bring home the silver or gold, even if you feel it won't. And, it doesn't matter if the photo you choose share here has an EP medallion or not...
One gentle reminder: Please refrain from posting half a dozen of your past entries; ideally, this thread is about sharing that one, really special, excellent, meaningful, or otherwise favorite hopeful image of yours! Best of luck, to all Contestants!

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Helpful notes, re: responding to Forum Threads and attaching photos:

1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)

2) If you have NOT YET entered an image into the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull a single, pre-existing image from your Member Center, into this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Obtain the particular Photo ID# from your Member Center. Come to this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit, and on the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the far right. No need to fill in any of the other fields on that screen.

3) If you HAVE ALREADY made a Contest entry for today, before joining this thread, you cannot use the Photo ID method, today. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before your Contest entry!) or, upload a new copy of the particular image (from your PC) to include in this thread now. This produces a duplicate image residing in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible, in your Gallery.

4) If you're uploading a duplicate in Step 3, you may wish to title it as "August Fav" so that it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on... Perhaps add "Original displayed in my Gallery" within the text description of the duplicate image; for viewers who want to comment on your image, this wording helps direct them to seek the original image in your gallery, instead.

5) Ergo, if you see a photo in this thread and want to comment on it, try to tell if it is a duplicate upload first. (Are there any older-dated comments already on it? Does it say "Original displayed in my Gallery"?) As a courtesy, try to find the original image in that person's gallery, and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate---that way, if they delete the duplicate a month later, they don't wipe out any comment history that should really belong with the original entry.

6) Lastly, make a record of all your current-month Contest Entries, each month-end! On the last night of the month, BP resets the "Current Entries" page in your Member Center, to make way for your entries in the new month. Keeping a record of monthly entries makes it easier to determine your favorite image later, when we start this thread next month!


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9/15/2007 3:33:50 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   30 Seconds' Luck
30 Seconds' Luck
EFS 17-85 @22mm, f/16, 30 Seconds, -1/3ev, ISO100, RAW, tripod, shutter release
Fellow BP'er Sue Rosin and I went out for an evening shoot on the National Mall, despite looming thunderstorms.
We approached the Lincoln Memorial with lightning in the distance, and tried our hand at captures there.
Eventually we made it to the WWII Memorial (this photo) and a new storm was brewing over Virginia,
with promising strikes. I was using a very long 30-second shutter, hoping that with some luck, a good lightning strike
would appear; I captured about 5 or 6 during the evening--this one was the big payoff; I yelled out loud when I saw it!

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My favorite entry involved a good bit of luck; taking long exposures on the National Mall with Sue Rosin, hoping to catch lightning strikes. I got a few little ones, in the distance, and then this whopper came along!


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9/15/2007 3:34:09 AM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
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Hello sport Fans , Welcome to another month of crazy , frantic , speculating , nerve racking drama .

Here is a photo of Cooper's Lake just west of Woodstock , NY.


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9/15/2007 4:37:24 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Finalist
This photo was taken in a gallery at Versailles, empty at the time of my visit--perhaps because it is practically a natural black and white and in stark contrast to the ostentatious splendor and glitter of the rest of the palace. While I did take the photo in color, converting and selecting the blue in PSE-4, the decision as to WHAT to select was done for me--the only spot of color in this neutral corridor was the bench cushion. 1/30 sec - f 2.80 - ISO 100 - available light
Category: Travel and Place

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Good morning, Chris and Michael. Good to see you both again.
I love your night capture, Chris--so cool to have that wonderful lightning strike enter your carefully planned composition (not to mention timed release shot) at just the right moment and point! And yours is an absolutely beautiful scene, Michael. I love the light (early morning or evening?) and the composition, which seems to me to combine so many pleasing design elements: strong diagonals, thirds, pattern repetition. Good luck to you both.

Read your fantastic intro to this month's thread, Chris, and I'm ready to go. Here's my one--as per your request--entry to this thread. It is a personal favorite as well as a contest hopeful because I got many more comments on it than usual and I'm hoping that means it has wide appeal :)


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9/15/2007 4:55:20 AM

 
Amber Kennedy
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Bliss at 44
Bliss at 44
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I just LOVE this photo of the meer bliss that exceeds from my husband that I RARELY see at his age...and I think the color is great and the POV too!


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9/15/2007 5:43:50 AM

 
Amber Kennedy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2007
  put in photo # 2 times and the wrong picture came up....never mind that pic and the contest for now...confused.


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9/15/2007 5:46:22 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Hi Everyone!

Chris, I like the new rules! It is difficult to narrow down the choice to just one photo, but this thread was originally about picking out your ONE favorite and posting it rather than all of your favorites LOL. If that's the case then I just need to put my gallery link here :D. I liked them all last month.

So, I think this is my favorite though. I've entered it at least a couple of times now. No EFP so it won't be going anywhere in the contest, but it remains one of my favorites. It's one of those BBR shots (blurred beyond recognition).


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9/15/2007 5:56:35 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   My Dad
My Dad
Re-submit after some re-work.
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Hey Chris! Glad to see you as our "leader" of chants, our "bartender" for the drinks and the "host" for the chocolates!

My month of August was a month of major resubmits. I've submitted this one twice, but still nothing. Here's hoping the third time is a charm!


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9/15/2007 7:50:53 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Well my choice is this one only because it was my one and only MT entry last month.

It was the last day of the month and I was testing out the white outfit for my upcoming beach photos.

On a whim I decided to do a SP of me with the camera (shot this with the old sony but forgot to change the camera when uploading)There weren't any flowers so had to photoshop some in.

Not sure how successful it is but I'm glad to got at least one entry in the MT.


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9/15/2007 10:28:07 AM

 
Philip Frederiksen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  Good to see you start the thread Chris :-)

I will submit my photo tomorrow. It's almost bedtime in Denmark


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9/15/2007 10:50:13 AM

 
Susan Fox
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  I forgot to welcome Chris as our new host.

I have my fingers crossed for your "30 Seconds' Luck". Here's hoping it brings you a well deserved win.


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9/15/2007 10:59:45 AM

 
Wendy P
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4233523

I can honestly say I haven't had a chance to even pick up my camera in the last month and a half to take a picture of anything!! So, I have relied on resubs, which to my dismay, didn't even get a nod this month. Maybe they did, I don't know. They already have EFP buttons, so I don't know if there is a way you can tell if they've been chosen again without having to comb through all of those pictures. So, I don't have that much time on my hands (not with a very active 2-year-old) and too blasted tired when I do have time. I'm sure you know how that goes.

Anyway, this is my resub favorite of the month. This is Gracie, my half Maine Coon cat who is generally a very good and cooperative model.

Good luck to everybody this month. I need to get cracking if I'm going to have any submissions for September. I'm batting zero right now. Maybe it's time to comb through the photo albums.


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9/15/2007 12:19:06 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/4/2006
  I just downed half a bottle of red wine...and it is bedtime here in Switzerland now...so I doubt I can manage to follow the instructions for uploading my favorite entry at this point in time. Sleep tightly and see you tomorrow with that one!
Katarina

PS. Love that intro Chris! Welcome as the host and thanks for the welcome!


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9/15/2007 12:30:24 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Curiosity
Curiosity
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So hard to pick one favorite entry, but this one has to be it this time. We had so much fun photographing these horses and as you can tell, they were very willing subjects, had to wipe horse slobber off both cameras at the end of the day!

Good Luck everyone, such good photos, if I don't get a medal, I am still inspired to improve!

Leslie


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9/15/2007 1:09:29 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Sorry about the double post, I uploaded the wrong one, I thought and tried again and got two! Its the first photo that I like the best.


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9/15/2007 1:13:16 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
 
 
 
Here we are again. The season is heading towards Fall and the Holidays aren't far behind. Good luck everyone! Here is my August favorite.


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9/15/2007 3:57:09 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  What wonderful favorites so far!!
I can see why you like your husband's expression--and the great electric color--in this capture, Amber.
I think it's so cool you REALLY went with a favorite, Sharon--and Editor's Pick be darned! This is a really cool abstract and I'll be taking some lessons from you--both in photography and in attitude :)
I really hope your father is recognized this time, Margie. The tones are really nice here and I think he looks like a very wise man.
This is a terrific MT entry, Susan. Love the ps work and the effects--not to mention your dress :)
Great feline close-up, Wendy. I love the sharpness and detail in this full-frame portrait.
You picked the right one, Leslie. This is a lovely, clear photo of a wonderful opportunity. I can only imagine how wonderful the session must have been.
And the pov, color and detail are amazing in this macro, Tamera. So glad you chose it to share.
These are all great and I would love to see us beat the odds (which are getting steeper by the day, it seems) and have every one of these be a finalist.
Thanks again, Chris, for making us really take the time to look for our one single favorite--no matter what the reason for our choice--and for hosting the most fun recurring thread at BP!!


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9/15/2007 4:14:47 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I didn't get to say, in my opening post (it was getting so long, already!) a big thank you to John for hosting the thread recently (and another big thank you to Sharon, for starting it, originally, and getting many of us hooked!)
As always, it is a treat to see the great photos coming into this thread... with 39,000+ entries last month, there was simply no way for the typical BP member to see them all during the month, and this thread brings people's best to forefront... Which is what I always liked about the original counting-down thread---people whittling down all their entries to the one image they felt most strongly about (whether likely to win, or just desired to win!)
Thank you Nikki, for taking the time to comment here on the images... you so often leave insightful remarks for people.


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9/15/2007 6:35:19 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  It's been a fun thread from the beginning, Chris! I am so glad you were willing take up where John left off. I know you'll be a great host as well!

Good luck everyone! I wish the results weren't still another 2 weeks off LOL.


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9/15/2007 6:59:17 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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  Aug favorite (for forum only)
Aug favorite (for forum only)
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Hi everyone. I am so glad it's the 15th. I look forward to this thread every month. I'm already into the chocolate,I'm eating a hot fudge sundae and viewing all these great images. Good luck to all!
Here is my Aug. fav. Not only do I like the image, this is my son and new daughter-in-law, so it's an emotional image as well. Note: I was NOT the official photog. for the wedding. We hired my best friends who are professionals. I just shot this over their shoulders.


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9/15/2007 8:43:17 PM

 
Hayley H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2007
 
 
 
well its that time a month again! Thank ever so much for taking over Chris! Looking at these magnificent photos makes me realize how talented everyone is here at BP! I'm improving just looking at them!
Heres my August Favourite!
-Hayley


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9/15/2007 9:53:54 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Take Time To Stop And Smell The Flowers
Take Time To Stop And Smell The Flowers
F4.5, 1/200, ISO 100, 150mm. We saw this little guy sitting in a flower pot at Universal Studios eating the flowers. I couldn't believe my luck at getting a chance to take a few photos. And I didn't know squirrels ate flowers!

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Well, August was not the best month for me. I am just running out of places near here to go shoot. I haven't had a lot of extra money to travel farther to find something different either. Thank goodness we are headed to Alabama for Thanksgiving so I can shoot some totally different things. I really have 2 favs this month, but since one is a spider and I hate spiders, and one is a squirrel, I guess I will have to go with the squirrel. I was just thrilled that I caught this squirrel eating flowers and actually snapped this photo before he ate this one, so it looks as if he is smelling it!


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9/16/2007 12:24:33 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/4/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Chair stack
Chair stack

Waiting for the next event to be arranged...

Finalist EoD Sep 2007.

Canon 24-105 mm f/4 L IS lense @ 35, ISO-800, f/6.3, 1/15 s, handheld.
Curves, saturation, clone, dodge, noise reduction, crop and sharpen in CS2.

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God morning everyone!

Time to show my favorite entry for August. This was taken in a castle (800 years old) which sometimes is used for concerts etc. Funny that the picture I like the most from that visit is one with the only modern furniture available in the building :-)
I personally like the light, colors and repetition pattern.

Looking forward to seeing more of the wonderful entries you are proud(est) of from August!

Katarina


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9/16/2007 3:34:09 AM

 
Tressie Davis
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Hi Everyone, lets see if I can follow the upload instructions LOL! I have several favs of mine that I entered in August. The one I'd really like to win may not be the most technically perfect, but I really like it. It's my daughter - beautifully, perfectly HER.


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9/16/2007 3:43:38 AM

 
Philip Frederiksen
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Childs play
Childs play
1/250 f/11 ISO 200

From a birthdayparty where the kids played on a trampoline.
EFP

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This must be my favorite for August.
Good luck everybody


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9/16/2007 3:48:07 AM

 
Suzanne Colson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2006
 
 
 
This is my favorite. The parents always love them...Let's see what the BP judges say!!!


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9/16/2007 4:36:25 AM

 
Suzanne Colson
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  For Forum Only
For Forum Only
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Lets try this again.....


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9/16/2007 6:00:26 AM

 
Anne Gro Bergersen  
 
 
This photo is probably one that you hate or love, so I don't think it will make to the final. But it is one of my favorites.


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9/16/2007 6:09:32 AM

 
Anne Gro Bergersen  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Christmas ducks
Christmas ducks
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This is probably an image you hate or love, so I don't think it will make to the final round, but it still is my favorite.


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9/16/2007 6:16:02 AM

 
Anne Gro Bergersen   Sorry for the double post.


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9/16/2007 6:18:46 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Graceful
Graceful
Great Egret F10, 200mm, iso 160, -0.7 step.
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Hello everyone!
Welcome Chris as our new leader for the thread & thanks for your effort & time the thread must take.

Here is one of my favorites for August.
I must say, my very favorite did not even get a ep. I entered it again for sept & still no ep. That one is called Catch of the Day and is 4th on listed in my premium gallery. That was my biggest disappointment. Maybe we should start a disappointment thread! lol. On second thought, lets not, I would personally fill it up too fast.
Hers my image called "Graceful"

I am leaving for Vegas baby at the end of the week, so hopefully will get some cool shots to share with you all next month.

Cheers & good luck everyone!
Mary


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9/16/2007 6:26:30 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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This is my favorite. I hope we're all winners in August.


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9/16/2007 7:24:34 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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Welp, I entered already this morning... So no hope of getting my IN THE CONTEST image with EFP button in here... But here is my favorite from last month..

Best of luck to you all!!!


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9/16/2007 10:38:34 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Forgot to say Thank you to Chris for taking on this wild and sometimes CRAZY thread, and ALL it's inhabitants... You will, and ARE doing a great job!!!


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9/16/2007 10:41:28 AM

 
Ken Ilio
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  Road Work
Road Work
A famous photographer photographing a street in Chicago. f/3.2, 1/60s, Nikkor 105mm VR
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  Where's Waldo?
Where's Waldo?
For Forum Only
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Thank you Chris again for this lively thread. I have two favorites, submitted both for the 'Pictures of People Taking Pictures' monthly theme. One didn't get an editor's pick, so that is out of the running.


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9/16/2007 11:02:45 AM

 
Taylor 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Blue Eyes
Blue Eyes
I used Adobe Photoshop Elements to desaturate everything except the blue eyes.
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It won't be a finalist but it is still one of my favorites entered this month.


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9/16/2007 12:05:51 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Well….I just spent 30 minutes reading and looking at all the wonderful images. Unfortunately for me, I missed most of them throughout the month, so it was great to view them now. Chris started it off with a fabulous night shot and that was quickly followed up with some fantastic portraits and flowers.
My favorite of the month was posted on my wife’s Birthday, August 17th.


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9/16/2007 11:43:22 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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  Sorry, I unchecked the "respond to this thread" box.


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9/16/2007 11:49:08 PM

 
Michelle M. Peters
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Countdown? Chris...this is Choclate & Cocktails! :O)))) Thanks for taking over. So far everyone's favs ar terrific!

Chris, I've been trying for lightning for a few years now. Just in the past month or so I finally got a good shot. Not the best, but finally!

I am posting my first lightning (not a possible winner though) and a fav from August.

Good luck to all!


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9/17/2007 4:23:09 AM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2006
  Chris your lightning photo is great .Hope you get a winner from it.

Just in case anyone wants to know ,they do sell a lightning sensor for your camera. they are a bit expensive but in the long run they are very useful for saving time and frustration. Not to mention a lot safer then standing out in the weather.


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9/17/2007 5:19:37 AM

 
David W. Orias
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This is the first time posting to this thread.

Good luck to everyone.

My two favorites are actually the same photo but I rotated it 180 degrees which gives it a completely different yet I think realistic look.


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9/17/2007 8:04:54 AM

 
David W. Orias
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This is my first time posting into this monthly thread.

Good luck everyone.

My two favorites are actually the same photo but I rotated it 180 to give it a completely different feel, but hopefully still "realisitic" looking.


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9/17/2007 8:09:03 AM

 
David W. Orias
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This is my first time posting into this monthly thread.

Good luck everyone.

My two favorites are actually the same photo but I rotated it 180 to give it a completely different feel, but hopefully still "realisitic" looking.


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9/17/2007 8:10:03 AM

 
David W. Orias
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This is my first time posting into this monthly thread.

Good luck everyone.

My two favorites are actually the same photo but I rotated it 180 to give it a completely different feel, but hopefully still "realisitic" looking.


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9/17/2007 8:13:19 AM

 
David W. Orias
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This is my first time posting into this monthly thread.

Good luck everyone.

My two favorites are actually the same photo but I rotated it 180 to give it a completely different feel, but hopefully still "realisitic" looking.


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9/17/2007 8:13:43 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
  Hello everybody !! Believe it or not...I'm writing right now from Phuket where I'm on holiday...and now I'm sitting in front of a computer *sigh* can't upload a d.mn thing :)Seems that I can't be without you :)
Sawasdee :o)
See you on Saturday :)


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9/17/2007 8:25:13 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  Well hody doody all,

I didn't enter anything in August, so good luck to everyone!

Ham bone ham bone luckylucky ham bone!


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9/17/2007 9:32:00 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  Nice lightning shots Chris and Michelle!

Now some advice for those considering "chasing the bolt" and becoming a blitzen-kisser:

Remember, lightning can kill you. Dead, d..e..a..d. Even when a storm is miles away, lightning has the abilty to hit you.
Trust me on this, I had a bolt hit about 15 feet from me once. Here's the photo to prove it: Too close for comfort
With that said, here's what I try to do now to somewhat mitigate the danger:
A: I shoot from inside a vehicle. I have found I can set up a tripod by putting two legs on the floor and one on the seat and shoot out an open window using a remote cord. Be careful of moving around while the shutter is open, though.
B: If it is too windy and making the vehicle rock, or I can't get parked in an ideal location, I try to get close to where I want to shoot, set up the camera and use a long remote cord to fire it from inside my vehicle. I modified a 16' foot cord to 40' feet to give me more options. My theory is that the wire inside the remote cord is thin enough that it will act as a fuse and blow, if lightning hits the camera, before it hits me. Additionaly, I only touch the trigger when I need to trip the shutter.


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9/17/2007 12:03:19 PM

 
Victoria Sutherland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2005
 
 
 
Hi everyone! Here's my entry for August--I took a bit of a hiatus since we moved, but it's great to be back amongst the obsessives like myself...and yes, I did watch even when I wasn't submitting :o)

Anyway, here's my August submit.


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9/17/2007 12:12:07 PM

 
Kim S. Hansen   There is a rumor floating around that if you don't get EP your photo hasn't gone on to the next round. Can a photo still win if it didn't get EP?


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9/17/2007 12:16:34 PM

 
Ken Ilio
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  Kim: I was wondering that too until I found this at the bottom of the Editors First Pick Page:

"Editor's Picks represent uploaded photos that Team BetterPhoto has found especially interesting, eye-catching, or beautiful. They are simply contest entries that have moved on from Round 1 of the contest judging."


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9/17/2007 12:47:11 PM

 
Kim S. Hansen   It doesn't clarify if every photo that moves on in the contest is an EP. It could just be a few of them? I also read that photos could win without an EP. So confusing.


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Dennis Flanagan
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  Kim, the short answer is no. Without an EFP, your shot will not become a finalist.


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Kim S. Hansen   Thanks for answering my question. I didn't have any decent entries last month anyway. I'll be here next month!


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9/17/2007 1:23:40 PM

 
John Caruso
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Door County Lock
Door County Lock
(For the Photogroup 101's "Locks" Theme)

1/250 at f/6.3; Lens 70-200 f/4L; Focal Length 113; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light

While on a boat tour in Door County, WI (Sturgeon Bay, to be precise), I saw this sea wall along the lock leading from the river to the lake. How could I resist it?
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Chris--

It looks like you're off to a rousing start! I just love all the fantastic favs that have been posted so far. I'm sorry I'm so late in coming to the party, but I've been out of town for the weekend, so this is the first time I've had a chance to stop by.

Anyway, I have several favorites this month, but this one just keeps screaming out to me to be posted. How can I deny it?

Here's to all you wonderful photographers who post on this thread, and here's to all the great work we see here every month. It's truly a pleasure to follow this thread!

So let me crack open a bottle of Scotch and get that pic up here....


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9/17/2007 5:18:31 PM

 
Grace Watts
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Wow! So many good photos. Next month I will try to post earlier, I'm too overwhelmed to try to comment on them all! This is my favorite from last month. I probably should have burned the background to a true black, but it's pretty dark on my screen, and I don't have a whole lot of spare time!


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9/18/2007 4:09:52 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  The hits keep comin', in this thread! Great work showing up here.
Kai, thanks for offering the lightning tips---I don't know that I'm going to become a chaser, though! It was a fun night out, and a thrilling capture, but I still think I prefer daylight shooting.


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9/18/2007 4:22:46 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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  Lots of fantastic hopefuls here everyone...Good Luck to all of you!


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Troy E. Modlin
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My wife and I were on a business trip in Ca. when I took this along the Pacific Coast Hwy. I'm fairly new to photography so after reading several books that told me to "get down" and change my pov, I did just that and thought my wife was going to have me committed.Anyway this is my Aug Fav. Good luck to everyone, they are all some fantastic images.


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9/18/2007 2:12:09 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Grand Opening
Grand Opening
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Hi everybody, fantastic photos again this month! Chris, thanks for the gentle reminder to keep it to just one uploaded photo. Here's one of my two favorites.


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9/18/2007 3:17:34 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Hello Everyone.. Impressive entries as always!! Good Luck :0)
Here is my Fav.. Our new baby!! LOL!! she was orphaned and we bottle fed her.. Spoiled rotten she is!!! :0)


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9/20/2007 5:30:58 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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  Oops.. Forgot to say Thank You to our new host!!! Thanks Chris!!! :0)


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9/20/2007 5:37:09 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I know I said at the beginning, the results could be delayed... but some folks on BP are gently persuading me to think the opposite could be true---get the results out before the Summit, so all the staff & judges can focus on the Summit... a tantalizing idea! Fingers crossed... keep the great images coming, folks!


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9/20/2007 8:32:21 AM

 
Susan Fox
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  This thread sure is quite this month :-) Anyone want to guess when they might be announce?

I am putting my money on the 24th


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Susan Fox
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  As usual I can't spell :-) That was supposed to be "quiet"


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Victoria Sutherland
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  Hmmmmm...I'm thinking the 25th for finalists and the 27th for winners.


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9/20/2007 2:33:45 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Swingers
Swingers

Captured at the San Diego County Fair on 6-28-2007.

*Elements of Design*
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Hi everyone!! I wanted to join in again this month. Best wishes to all of you.

I wanted to let you in on a little secret I found out about seeing which one of your photos are chosen as favorites, by your fellow BetterPhoto members. I have a Premium BetterPholio and sometimes when I send an email through the site or watch my flowrider video, I will go back into my gallery and all the images have shrunk. The same size as a free gallery. Then if I click on an image the favorites show up. Maybe it's a glich in the system!!

That being said I want to upload the image that was voted for the most by my awesome fellow photographers. Your inspiration and support have been amazing and I truly appreciate it!!!!

Your friend,

Donna Pagakis


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Zack G. Ahern
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Rising Sun
The Rising Sun
A wild sunflower's bloom against a blue summer sky.

1/320, F/8, ISO 80

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Zack Ahern

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Great thread! Everyone's pictures look fantastic! Here is my favorite for August!


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9/20/2007 4:33:46 PM

 
David Pratt
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Good luck everyone this month. Lots of great photos here once again. Everyone is a winner in my book. Here is my fav for the past month...


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9/20/2007 5:54:25 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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  August Favorite
August Favorite
This is my favorite photo for August.
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Wow! Everyone's photo looks so great for this past month! It's so wonderful and inspirational to be a part of a group with so many talented people. Chris--I thought about putting my own lightening shot on here, but I really love my little grandson, so I am putting the one of him running on the beach as my favorite as it truly is. The photo to me represents the innocence of the child that lies deep within all of us. The child who innocently runs through the sand with no care for anything but the joy of being and who has that safe, secure feeling of being loved and accepted for who he is. Hopefully, for my grandson, those feelings will never end. For those of us with some experiences in life, we can sometime forget that childlike security and natural self confidence because we get so tangled up in the daily ups and downs of life. Thus, the photo also reminds me of the "Footsteps in the Sand" story:

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to him and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me."

The Lord replied "My precious, precious child,I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,it was then that I carried you."

May we always feel the comfort of what those single footprints in the sand represent and remember who we truly are and that we are always loved. Good luck to all of you in the August contest. Peace.



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9/20/2007 8:04:16 PM

 
Mary Iacofano
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  Susan,
great image, & Thanks for the poem.
It was wonderful to read that again.
Mary


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Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  Well, since Susan said the thread was quiet this month there's only one thing to do......


CONGA LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Chant after me:
Hambone Hambone LuckyLucky Hambone!!!!! Cha! Hambone Hambone luckylucky hambone Cha!


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9/21/2007 12:17:08 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Hambone Hambone LuckyLucky Hambone!!!!! Cha!
I'm looking forward to the Omaha BP Shoot which starts this evening with a dinner get-together and, hopefully, some tips on night shots and continues all day tomorrow. Wish you could all be here--weather promises to be glorious! It will be so much fun to get to know old cyber-friends in person and to get to make new friends at BP.
Frequently when I come to check in here, I scan up and down the entire thread just to enjoy anew all the terrific images everyone has posted. There's so much variety and I love seeing and reading about every one of them.


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9/21/2007 3:43:32 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  I am actually expecting the finalists pretty soon... With the BP Summit at the end of the month, I bet they need to get them out of the way, so they can get onto Chicago.. I am thinking today or tomorrow...:) Winners by the 25th..:)

Here's hoping...:)

Good luck everyone!!!!!


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9/21/2007 4:30:08 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Not only are they getting ready for Chicago, but they also have to judge the contest for the summit. The attendees were all allowed to enter 1 photo a day from July 30 until September 15 into the contest. There were well over 1,000 photos that they have to go through for the winners. They must be swamped!


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9/21/2007 4:47:49 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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  Hello Everyone!

I sure wish they would announce finalists today. I am leaving for Vegas in the morning and will not be log onto computer for a week. A pre congrats to all the winners.
Outstanding images posted on this thread!
See you all back here next month. Hopefully I will have some great vegas shots to enter.
Cheers!
Mary


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9/21/2007 5:12:00 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I think today might be a little wishful thinking, but hey, stranger things have happened!
Mary, let me know about your Vegas experience when you get back--I'm going for the first time, in Dec., and am trying to line up some nearby destinations for photos (besides just downtown.)


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9/21/2007 5:44:33 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Hello everyone.... here is my favorite one!!


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9/21/2007 7:12:24 AM

 
Melissa Malisia
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Hi Chris and Everyone! Good luck to all. My favorite is Unwritten.


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9/21/2007 8:37:34 AM

 
Victoria Sutherland
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  Christopher...my mom lives in Henderson, NV so my visits always include a "safari"; besides photographing down town (you'll see ALL KINDS of people & things to shoot) you can go to the Valley of Fire National Park--well worth the time and effort. Also, since you do a lot of architectural, http://www.intermind.net/im/lasvegas.html is a good place to go for more info on buildings etc. Hope you have fun!


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9/21/2007 9:28:47 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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My favorite is a window I put into elements of Design.

It spells ZOO and the different shapes and designs in the window are interesting to me.


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9/21/2007 9:39:32 AM

 
Ron Sloan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/1/2005
  Yipppeee.........The finalists are out and I finally got another one.


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9/21/2007 10:07:57 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Uhrmmm!!!! Who was right??? They were even a bit earlier than I thought... No matter... They are here!!

Congrats everyone... I got 3, but my fav. was not among them.... try try again...

See you next month everyone!!!!


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9/21/2007 10:13:52 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Wow, it's early! Big congratulations to everyone who entered!

I'm thrilled--I got 4 in August, my most ever! My two faves (including the one uploaded here), one of my handsome hubby and another I liked a lot but didn't expect to get noticed.

Good luck everybody in the next round!


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Sherry K. Adkins
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  Wow, surprised me, too, that they are out this soon. I thought we'e have to wait until next week. I got one. Good luck to everyone in the next round.
Chris, thanks for hosting the thread. BTW, I'm going to Vegas in two weeks. I'm going on a guided tour outside of town to some canyon for a hike. I plan on shooting. I'll let you know more when I get back.


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9/21/2007 10:31:03 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Wow is the word... Wow!
I totally didn't expect Finalists today. To update on the stats I track, August set a new high for number of entries (38,000+) and Finalists awarded (947)---yet the 947 only represents 2.49% of the entries, so a fairly conservative percentage.
Congratulations to those who nabbed Silver! Fingers crossed for the next round...!!


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9/21/2007 10:47:37 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  Congratulations to all of you!! So many OUTSTANDING entries, so many GREAT photographers!!!

I am very proud to have received 2 finalists!!! I wish you all the best of luck in the next round!!!

Donna


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9/21/2007 11:14:33 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  Thought I would drop in, shoot, I didn't even get my fav photo loaded this month.
BIG CONGRAT'S to ALL the finalist AND the ones who didn't, EVERYONE is a WINNEr.
Thanks Chris for taking over this thread, you have done a GREAT job!!
I got three and soooooo happy right now, Barney finally got noticed!!!

Have a GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!!


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9/21/2007 11:22:30 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  hambone conga line......works everytime lol.
Congratulations everyone


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9/21/2007 12:03:19 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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  Ken, not to brag....info only....I got 5 finalists = same as last month. Crossed fingers for the next round.


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9/21/2007 12:16:40 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I have had a dry spell for a couple months but I got one this month in digital darkroom.

It is one of my abstract photoball creations. I made it out of very colorful, vivid and beautiful skirts.

Congratulations everyone on your finalists.


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9/21/2007 1:56:23 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2004
  CONGRATULATIONS Everyone and Good Luck in the next round.. I got 3, not my fav here, but another all time Fav ~ Got Blues... ~ got one :0)
See you all next month!!!


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9/21/2007 1:56:24 PM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
  Congratulations to each and every one of you! I wish I was able to be more involved this month, but circumstances prevented me from it (I've been away from my computer a lot). I was happy to have received two finalists this month.

Again, congrats to all, whether you've received a finalist or not. To me, the important thing is that we're out there, making photographs, and enjoying the art for art's sake.


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9/21/2007 2:01:11 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Hi again,

In my gallery I put the image up that I made the skirt abstract out of.

They are together on top of the gallery and the skirt image got a finalist awhile back while the photo ball got one this month.


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9/21/2007 2:02:32 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
  I just got my first two finalists...yippie!

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck in the next round!


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9/21/2007 5:50:34 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
  I just got my first two finalists...yippie!

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck in the next round!


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9/21/2007 5:53:15 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Congratulations to all the finalists--especially to Melissa and the other first timers. That was me last month and it felt great!! Best of luck in the next round--don't you think the winners will come out today?


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9/23/2007 10:44:39 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I'm STILL wading through the Finalists... there are so many!
Unfortunately, I don't have any statistics to offer up, for when Winners get announced... I've only tracked Finalist stats. I would be inclined to think Monday sometime, but then I was way off, on the Finalists being release so early!


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9/23/2007 11:00:35 AM

 
Sherry Sturgis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2006
  Many Congratulations to everyone!! Finalists and non ...
Your work is outstanding, inspiring, and a pure joy to view!!

Here's wishing you all some gold!


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9/23/2007 6:38:37 PM

 
Zack G. Ahern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/19/2007
  Congrats to all the finalists and best of luck in the upcoming selections for second and first!


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9/23/2007 7:24:34 PM

 
Melissa Malisia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2006
  Congratulations to all the Finalists!! I'm happy that I got one, 'Unwritten.'


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9/24/2007 7:38:52 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  The announcement for the golds surely can't be too far away... fingers crossed; best of luck to all the Finalists!


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9/24/2007 7:48:38 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
  I got one... not the one I picked for this thread but it is still a favorite!! Good luck everyone and I can't wait to see who the winners are. Oh.. and CONGRATULATIONS to KIA for Getting The POTD!!!!


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9/24/2007 8:30:22 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
  SORRY KAI!!!! spelled your name wrong..... :(


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9/24/2007 8:32:02 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  I'm not sure I congratulated everyone on their finalists so I better hurry and get that done before the winners are out LOL. Congratulations to all of you who snagged a silver! Good luck next round! To those who didn't receive a finalist try not to obsess over your photography. A lot of great photos are passed over each month!


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9/24/2007 8:40:00 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Gotta be real soon. I'm sure they have to get ready to head for Chicago pretty quick.
Congrats to the finalists and winners.


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9/24/2007 9:07:35 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
  They're out !!! Big congrats to all the winners :)


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9/24/2007 10:36:36 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thanks for the heads-up, Sylvia! And congratulations to those who made gold! I don't see that any of our posted favorites in this thread made it, alas... there's always next month! Don't forget, if you have a great photo you strongly believe in, you should consider a resubmit for it. Grand Prize images have come from resubmits that were overlooked the first time around...


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9/24/2007 11:55:31 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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  Hey, Melissa's fave, "Unwritten" won gold!! Way to go, Melissa!


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9/24/2007 12:33:00 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Oh cool!! Congratulations, Melissa! (I was scanning the images here, and forgot some of them wouldn't be the actual image, but a duplicate!)


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9/24/2007 12:41:51 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Well, I see the winners came out, so congrats to all the winners in this group! And I made a small dent in the finalists the day they were announced, but still have about 4 or maybe 5 categories to go. So if I haven't congratulated you in your gallery, let me do that now and I will make it through them, hopefully tonight! Oh, and I got 3 finalists but not one for my squirrel. I was really surprised at the ones chosen! You never know about the judges! And those who haven't made finalist yet, keep shooting and entering because your day will come!


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9/24/2007 1:02:14 PM

 
John Caruso
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  Congrats to everyone, finalist, winner, or photographer alike! I can't believe it's only a few weeks before the Countdown to September, LOL!


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9/24/2007 1:16:50 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  LOL, thanks for the shout out, Michelle, and don't worry, with my girth I often get mistaken for a small foreign made car.
(I really should have my wife take a snap of me next to our.....you guessed it...Kia)


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9/24/2007 2:12:56 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
  LOL!!!! I like those cars!!

and Congratulations to all the winners for this month... I'm going on my 19th Finalist!!! ;)


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9/24/2007 3:38:24 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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  Congrats to all. Winners, finalists and non finalists. We're all winners in my book.......


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9/24/2007 4:05:04 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Congratulations again to all the finalists and especially to the winners--just under 10% of the finalists! That's really quite an accomplishment. See you next month.


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9/24/2007 5:08:44 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Hey Sherry, on an aside... I just got to listen to you on the BetterPhoto Radio Show (from last Friday)! Neat to put a voice with a portfolio!


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9/24/2007 5:25:15 PM

 
Philip Frederiksen
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  Congrats to all winners and finalists.


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9/24/2007 10:43:18 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Just a reminder to those new to the thread...
At midnight this Sunday, BP will clear out the listing of Sept. Contest Entries, inside your Member Center, to make way for your Oct. entries.
You might want to make a record of your Sept. entries before then, in order to easily pick your favorite for this thread, when we start the count down to the September results (in mid-October).
You will not be able to view your September entries via your Member Center, after 9/30.


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9/28/2007 6:55:13 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  For those who want to participate in the Sept. Countdown thread, you can find it here:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=30509


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10/15/2007 7:51:51 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Wow, hard to believe it's the 15th again already! I think I'll post mine tomorrow so I don't have up load my photo again. Good luck everyone!


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10/15/2007 8:28:19 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Duh, I didn't even notice this wasn't the current one LOL. Thanks Chris!


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