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Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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Counting Down to Oct. 07 Contest Results


 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The Strike
The Strike
EF17-85 @22mm, f/16, Thirty Seconds, -1/3ev, ISO100, RAW, tripod
Rework of earlier image: Curves and new Crop to remove the large foreground fountain spray.
This is an actual lightning strike captured during a 30 second exposure; it was not added via software.
Shot during a series of storms on the National Mall (WWII Memorial shown here) with Sue Rosin in late August.
10/07 2nd Place, Catchall

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Hello, fellow BP Contest Enthusiasts! Time flies, particularly near holidays; here it is, time again to gather and await the verdict of The Judges!
Pull out the lucky hambone chant, I'll grab the cocktail shakers, and of course, stock up on chocolates, as we brace for the waiting, wondering and wishing, until the October Finalists & Winners are published later this month! All are welcome here!

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 it didn't make EP.
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 today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an image from your Member Center into this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the 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. You can skip the other fields on that screen.

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

4) If you're uploading a duplicate, perhaps title it as "Oct Fav for Forum" so that it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on... Adding "Original displayed in my Gallery" to the description can help direct viewers to seek the original image in your gallery, for comments.

5) Likewise, 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---if they delete the duplicate later, they don't wipe out any comment history that should really belong with the original entry.


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11/15/2007 5:10:40 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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I figured it must be time for the monthly countdown thread because this afternoon I ate three small Callier Chocolates.

My favorite from October is as good as any I have seen in my photography magazines. Catching the trout coming to the surface of the water to feed was the finishing touch to this photograph and the crowning moment to an early mornings long walk around the pond.


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11/15/2007 5:39:18 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Darn, I forgot about entering here first! Oh, well tomorrow it will be. Fantastic lighting capture Chris, if it doesn't win....I'll eat chocolate (yuk)!


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11/15/2007 5:45:17 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Wow... Another month gone... I can't believe it...

Thanks again for hosting this thread Chris.. Best of luck to everyone who posts here... My favorite for the month of Nov... Man, that's hard... I have 3 I am VERY hopeful for... But... If I could only have ONE finalist this month... it would be... This favorite of my son!!


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11/15/2007 5:55:59 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  LOL.. That's the first time I have remembered to post this before entering.. So my EFP is on it... Didn't know it would post all the title info. too...


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11/15/2007 5:57:56 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Beautiful Place
A Beautiful Place
Taken at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I normally do not shoot nature, but after attending the BP Summit, I learned to get low, have something interesting in the foreground...and something interesting in the background. I was very happy with the results of my "tests"!
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Yummy...it's time for cocktails and chocolate! Here is my hopeful.


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11/15/2007 6:47:54 AM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
 
 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day  
Summertime
Summertime
© Susan Fox
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Is it that time again? Since thanksgiving is 11/22, I wonder if we will get the finalists announcement early this month.

Here is my favorite from last month.

Good lucky everyone :-)


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11/15/2007 6:57:27 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  October Fav for Forum *Sunkissed*
October Fav for Forum *Sunkissed*
See original in gallery
© Susan M. Smith
Nikon D50 Digital ...
 
 
Hi Everyone! Thanks Chris, for hosting this thread for October. This is one of the best threads, getting to see what people's favorites are :)

I did rather poorly in October, only 5 EFPs but I think I may have picked up a few tricks since then to boost that # in Nov. Here is my fav pick. Good luck to everyone this month!


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11/15/2007 7:30:13 AM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Intricate Design
Intricate Design
F4.8, 1/30, ISO 250, 33mm, taken using natural light at the Heritage Museum in Largo, FL. Original image except for sharpening & cloning out the garage background in the upper right corner.
The man playing the accordian (also in gallery) asked if I would put his picture on the Internet. When I said yes, he hugged me. I gave him a business card with my gallery address, so I hope he is able to see this. He shared some information about playing the accordian and even allowed Justin to hold it and try it out. I want to thank him for allowing me to take this and for his patience and kindness.

© Carol Teal
Olympus Evolt E500...
 
 
Thanks Chris for continuing the tradition! Beautiful photos so far, and I look forward to seeing more. However, we will be out of town next week, leaving on Tuesday the 20th and not returning until the wee morning hours of 11/25. I don't even know how I am going to find out if the finalists are announced while I am gone! "If there's a will, there's a way" is an old saying, so I will figure out something! I am anxious to see if this favorite of mine gets the silver. The man who played this accordian was very sweet and charming, so this is a special shot for me. My other fav is the photo of him playing the accordian, and if either one makes it, I will be happy!


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11/15/2007 7:46:31 AM

 
Melissa Papaj
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Barn
The Barn
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I'm hardly ever a finalist but here it goes....


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11/15/2007 8:03:29 AM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
  Like Corinne, I forgot to post here first before my contest entry. And like Corinne, I'll have to post tomorrow. But I just wanted to jump in and have a cocktail while I waited. There's already so many fantastic photos, and it's only been a few hours! I recognize many of them, and have a feeling they are going to go places.

Here's to a fun thread! clnk, clink.


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11/15/2007 9:26:36 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  These are all really nice images!

Is the 22nd when they typically announce the finalists? (I've only been a member here for a few weeks)


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11/15/2007 10:41:11 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  John, what a great idea....I almost forgot my cocktail :) clink clink right back at ya!


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11/15/2007 10:55:52 AM

 
Susan Fox
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  Mitchell they usually announce around the 24th (give or take a few days) But since that falls on the holiday weekend I thought they might announce before thanksgiving (before the 22nd)


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11/15/2007 10:58:20 AM

 
Christine Walsh-Newton  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Emily
Emily
~ EFP 10/05/07 ~
© Christine Walsh-Newton
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I just joined this site in October and I got 4 EFP's, this was my first one and my favorite:


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11/15/2007 10:59:32 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  Oh. Okay. Great to know. Thanks, Susan! And good luck this month!


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11/15/2007 11:43:07 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Here is my fav. for Oct. It won Best in Show in the amateur photography division at the Tri State Fair in Amarillo, Texas, so I'm a bit proud of it. It's a resubmit, it didn't get noticed the first time.

Good luck to all.


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11/15/2007 12:00:02 PM

 
Ken Ilio
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2004
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Haunting
Haunting
A Lowland Silverback Gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, a rework of an old favorite; f/5.3, 1/10s, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
© Ken Ilio
Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
 
Here's mine. It's also a rework, originally submitted as b/w.


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11/15/2007 12:55:13 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
 
 
  beautiful beast - forum picture
beautiful beast - forum picture
This tigress is actually raising pigs in a zoo in Thailand :)
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Hi there :)
I see a lot of wonderful pictures in here and won't be surprise to find them among the finalists !!!!

Here's my october favorite :)


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11/15/2007 1:10:17 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Wow, you all have been busy today... I started the thread this morning, and then spent the day running around with my mom (visiting at her place this week) and came home to many notices on this thread... great imagery showing up here---but then, every month, that is what I expect to see here; the cream of the crop from everyone's work. Keep the hits comin'


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11/15/2007 1:32:36 PM

 
Stephanie D. Moon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/20/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   cup o' kitten
cup o' kitten
don't worry! she wasn't hurt in the making of this picture. she was only in there for a couple of minutes. ISO 400 f/2.8 ss 1/125
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This is my fav. for the month of October. Great work so far everyone!


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11/15/2007 1:55:33 PM

 
Wendy P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2006
 
 
 
I didn't get to participate in this thread last month, so I guess I'll make up for it this month. I think I can count on one hand how many pictures I have submitted in the past 3 months. I've become such a photo slacker.

This is actually a resub from a couple of months ago.


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11/15/2007 2:47:01 PM

 
Amber J. Skene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Gabrielle Victoria
Gabrielle Victoria

My daughter Gabrielle at a nearby park.

ISO 400, 1/500, 6.3, 100.0 mm macro lens, handheld, all natural light, taken on 10-14-07 around 12:00 Noon at a nearby park.

Sharpened her eyes, and used virtual photographer to add effect. Was in color, but was playing around with a plugin for virtual photographer and came up with this.

Feel free to let me know how I did. All feedback, advice, and comments are welcome and appreciated.

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!

© Amber J. Skene
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I look forward to this thread every month. I get the chance to see all of these wonderful photos that I miss. Good luck to everyone! All of these photos are beautiful!


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11/15/2007 6:19:52 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Natural Curves
Natural Curves
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I was really into shells this past month and so I think it will be the Nautilaus that I took. I really loved how the colors came out on it. Good luck everyone!


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11/15/2007 7:56:58 PM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
 
 
 
Could be between the peacock and this one for me. Good luck, everyone!


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11/16/2007 4:09:15 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Blue Mill Pond in Autumn
Blue Mill Pond in Autumn
Long Hill Township, NJ
October 2005
29mm, F/9, 1/80

© Mitchell S. Speert
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Could be between the peacock and this one for me. Good luck, everyone!


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11/16/2007 4:10:25 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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One of my first studio pics.


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11/16/2007 4:46:50 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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  4948386

One of my first studio pics.


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11/16/2007 4:47:44 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~Orchid~
~Orchid~
© Corinne M. Thompson
Olympus Camedia C-...
 
 
Great captures here everyone! I wish you all luck with them. Here's mine.


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11/16/2007 4:48:05 AM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Flowers and Bench
Flowers and Bench
1/8 at f/5.6; Lens 24-70 f/2.8L; Focal Length 70; ISO 100; Tripod; Natural Light

I simply couldn't resist these purple flowers against the mossy stone wall, particularly with that textured bench as a counterpoint. Photographed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
© John Caruso
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I had a hard time selecting my one favorite this month, but I figured I'd go with this one from the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It was one of those perfect days, traipsing around the beautiful grounds with other BP photographers. I'm particularly happy with the way this photo turned out.

So, Chris, please pour me an extra dry Martini (in other words, just run an open bottle of vermouth through the room where the gin is). I'll take blue cheese olives if you've got 'em.


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11/16/2007 5:01:13 AM

 
Sherry Sturgis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2006
 
 
 
Time flies when you're having fun!!! I always look forward to seeing everyone's favorite. Sensational work! Good luck to you all!


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11/16/2007 5:51:26 AM

 
Sherry Sturgis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2006
 
 
 
Time flies when you're having fun!!! I always look forward to seeing everyone's favorite. Sensational work! Good luck to you all!


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11/16/2007 5:53:46 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  PS John---Get thee to Quartino's, if you've not been... phenomenal blue cheese/gorgonzola-stuffed olives available in the martinis, there...!


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11/16/2007 5:55:51 AM

 
David W. Orias
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2007
 
 
 
Good luck to everyone.

Here is my hope for a finalist this month.


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11/16/2007 6:29:34 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tuberose
Tuberose
© Colleen Farrell
Nikon D70S Digital...
 
 
Fabulous photos, everyone--what a variety of talent and subject matter we have! Chris, thanks so much for hosting again, and posting your excellent uploading directions. (I still don't have them memorized!)

As usual, I don't feel very confident but here's one of my faves.


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11/16/2007 9:23:19 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Young Love
Young Love

*Digital Darkroom*
© Donna La Mattino Pagakis
divinelovephotograph...
Olympus Camedia C-...

 
 
I wanted to join in the fun and say that all of your images this month are both creative and beautiful.

I'm going to go with an image that is, let's say, UNIQUE. This is a digital darkroom entry, my favorite category!!!

Best of luck to all of you!!!


Donna


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11/16/2007 4:47:43 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Hi Everyone! I just love this thread. As others have said, it's great to get a first time look at some amazing photos I've missed and I also enjoy being reminded of others that I have really liked and already commented on. I think Chris' decision to request that we only post one entry was such a good one--I experience a real moment of joy when one of these images is recognized as a finalist (or even better, as a winner) because I know someone is really rooting for it and will be especially thrilled with the recognition. That just adds a human depth to the whole process that I really appreciate.

Anyway, here's mine--a final touch of summer as we move from fall to winter here in Nebraska.


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11/17/2007 7:13:30 AM

 
Hayley H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2007
 
 
 
Its that time of month already? wow time flew by fast! I always look forward to this thread, just goes to show how much talent is here!
Well here's my hopeful for this month! Good luck everyone!
-Hayley


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11/17/2007 12:36:04 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Kansas City Zoom
Kansas City Zoom
Finalist - 10/27/07 Catch-all

A resubmit from June 6th of this year. I like it and thought I'd give it another try.


© Sharon  Day
Nikon D200 Digital...

 
 
Hi everyone! Lots of gorgeous photos this month! Good luck to everyone and may your favorite shot win :).

This one is my fav from last month. It is a resubmit. I originally entered it in back in June of this year. I thought I'd give it another chance.


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11/17/2007 2:58:45 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
 
 
 
Time flys when you are having fun - doesn't it? Great images once again. Good luck to everyone. I'm out of chocolate, does anyone want to share? Here are two of my October favorites.


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11/17/2007 9:42:04 PM

 
Melissa Malisia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2006
 
 
 
That time already... WOW time flies...
Good luck to everyone!!
My personal favorite.

Melissa


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11/18/2007 1:21:59 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  ...I'm really hoping the idea of "pre-Thanksgiving" for the Finalists works out... I've already dipped into some wine, and some chocolate this weekend--feels like the announcement could be this week. Then again, I didn't get a chance to check, on 10/31, how many entries were put into October's contest, to know if it is a huge month again... Good luck, everyone!


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11/19/2007 5:36:49 AM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Beautiful images everyone and good luck!! I will be gone from Tuesday-Sunday early morning and I won't be near a PC. I hope I can get a friend to enter a few photos for me while I am away. And I hope to call a friend Wed to check for me to see if finalists are out. I guess I will be having BP withdrawals, but I hope to come back with some nice shots of some different terrain besides flat! I am hoping for Wed. but if they are posted then, I am wondering when they would do the winners...maybe on Friday? But many people are still off on Friday too, so I am wondering if it will just be Monday after the holiday season. Chris, do you know when it was announced in November last year?


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11/19/2007 6:52:08 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  According to my BP emails for the Oct. results of 2006, the Finalists came out the afternoon (Eastern) of 11/23/06---which was in fact, Thanksgiving Day last year, as far as I can tell.


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11/19/2007 7:12:06 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  I think the October total # of entries was very close to the Sept total.

I checked on 10/31 at 10:00 pm PST, and wrote down "40,000 entries." (In Sept at the same time, there were 39,906.)


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11/19/2007 8:28:02 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  WOW! 40,000 entries is ALOT! Can't see how the judges get through that many every month. No wonder it takes them so long.


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11/19/2007 11:36:17 AM

 
Scott Huffman  
 
  Jack be nimble...........
Jack be nimble...........
Runner hurdling his way through the defense during a high school game in NC.

100mm / f2.0 / 1/640 / ISO 1600
© Scott Huffman
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Here's my favorite for October. Football season is winding down in western NC, but I was able to capture this image in early October.

Good luck to everyone this month.

Scott


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11/19/2007 5:48:30 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea
© Sherry Sturgis
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Will that be our lucky day?
I have a couple of favorites, but I'll only post one. Cheers!!!


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11/20/2007 5:29:41 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Lots of great entries everyone! Just wanted to say Good Luck to all in the contest and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! :)


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11/20/2007 5:56:58 AM

 
Victoria Sutherland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2005
 
 
 
It's a toss-up on these two for me: Y B Blue makes me smile because this old girl is so goofy, but I got an EFP on Goodbye Summer, so who knows...
You are all so inspiring--your work is awesome and I feel so blessed any time my stuff elicits a positive comment. What I'm trying to say is that although I don't communicate much, this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the BP Community!
V


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11/20/2007 12:33:40 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Lantern
The Lantern
This photo was taken at my friend's house on their deck railing.
Comment's welcome and have a GREAT DAY!!!


7/3/07 8:26:26 pm, 1/60 sec, 12.80 aperture, 33.00mm, ISO 80, portrait mode, flashed fired.
Blacked out everything but the railing and lantern, used neon glow filter, applied image screen mode, render filter, history brush to take out the render circles.
EFP 10/23/07

© Nancy (Peaches) Harker
Kodak EasyShare Z7...

 
 
Hey everyone, SOOOOOOOOOO Many AWSOME photos...I think this is the hardest part of the month, picking my favorite LOL
Thanks Chris once again, your doing a wonderful job as our host and Best of luck to EVERYBODY!!!
I hope you all have a SUPER Thanksgiving.
I have a few favorite's once again, so I will just post this one.


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11/21/2007 12:05:35 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Happy Thanksgiving to all!! And ditto to what Cheri said :) lolololol


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11/21/2007 6:31:23 AM

 
Julie L. Luoma
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2004
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Mazatlan's Fleet
Mazatlan's Fleet
© Julie L. Luoma
Sony Cyber-shot DS...
 
 
Wow, I've never seen this thread before but it's like walking through an incredible gallery. Nice job, everyone!


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11/21/2007 3:12:39 PM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
  Fabulous photos everyone!

Guess my prediction was wrong once again. I wonder if they will make us wait until Monday now.

Have a Happy thanksgiving :-)


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11/21/2007 6:06:58 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  There's still two weekdays this week... ;) They did a T-day Finalist release last year, so I imagine it can happen again... and of course, there's Friday...
Good luck, folks... and happy Thanksgiving!


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11/21/2007 6:39:19 PM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
  Chris, I should have known you'd have all the stats on Nov. announcement over the years. So that means there is still a chance of an announcement before Monday :-)


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11/21/2007 6:45:29 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  I feel it too, or do I feel like chocolate!! Either way, the last two month's I went to the store for a treat and the finalists were announced while I was away!! I'm planning a trip to the store a little later!! Best of luck everyone!!


Donna


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11/23/2007 10:07:07 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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  Donna, GO NOW LOL!

Good luck again EVERYBODY!!!!
Hope yu all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!


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11/23/2007 10:14:25 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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  Any minute now .... I also have a feeling today's the day. Maybe I should go to the store, too. ;)


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11/23/2007 10:27:21 AM

 
John Caruso
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  I just logged in and saw a bunch of responses to this thread...and no announcement in my box...so I figured the finalists had been released. Luckily, I was wrong, LOL! Now or later, it will happen.


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11/23/2007 1:57:17 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Now or later--you may be right, John! I'm doing school work--grading, recording, revising lessons and exams and vocabulary lists, etc.--so I've spent the day pretty much at the computer. Won't tell you how much time I've lost checking the Contest Finalists drop-down :)
Good luck, everyone. I would love to have to send every single contributor to this thread a congratulatory email!!


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11/23/2007 2:06:21 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I was hoping the old trusty "8 hours away from the PC" trick would work... drove home from WV this afternoon. Alas... no results that I can see yet... Fingers crossed for everyone!


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11/23/2007 4:48:20 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  I just made the lucky run to the market, it would of been cool if the announcements were made. But I saw a beautiful sunset and amazing full moon. Ate some dark chocolate too. Best of luck!!!


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11/23/2007 5:29:02 PM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  As a fairly new member here this is my 1st contest and the suspense is killing me! I can't see how you all do it month-after-month. ;-)


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11/24/2007 4:50:50 AM

 
John Caruso
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  Hey Mitchell...apply liberal amounts of cocktails and/or chocolate. Lather, rinse, repeat as necessary.


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11/24/2007 8:48:23 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Cailler / Nestle (of Switzerland) just came out with a new candy bar named; RAYON CRUNCHY. YUM! YUM!
The perfect combination of light milk chocolate and crisp cereals with pieces of honey.
And YES, I'm eating one right now!


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11/24/2007 1:32:23 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Hmm ... and I thought rayon was in the shirt I just bought. ;)

Well, it looks like it may be Monday before the finalists come out. But I'm happy, because I just got a very serious, *very* official email saying I've WON "the UK lottery"! LOL


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11/24/2007 7:18:50 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  LOL Colleen, is the e-mail you got?
I won too lmao

Dear Winner,

Your ticket number: 023-0148-790-459 with Serial number 5368/05 drew the lucky number: 11 Winning Number: 8-14-18-31-45, Ref number: 133/756/4509. Congratulations, you have just won yourself -FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLINGS ONLY in the satellite software email lottery conducted By EURO-ANGLO-AMERICAN-SWEEPSTAKE in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Software powered by the Internet. Your email address was amongst those chosen this quarter and you are to contact our Promotions' Manager for Clearance.


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11/24/2007 7:22:04 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Ok, so how long have we been here, anyway?


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11/24/2007 7:43:46 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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  They posted next month's monthly theme, Nature's Gifts.
Seems finalist come REAL soon after they post that!


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11/24/2007 7:49:57 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  That's interesting, Nancy! I never noticed that before. BTW, they used to post that around the 20th. Was it late this month?


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11/24/2007 8:18:58 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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  It's been later than the 20th the past few months, Sharon. Seems like now it's usually around the 24th or so.

Peaches, I only won "480,152.00" in "the 2nd category." LOL I guess this is the latest variation on the Nigerian prince scam. ;)


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11/24/2007 8:40:12 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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  And here I thought I am the only nut.
Looking at the calender all the time.Around the 22th look email more often than usual. Sneeking to the recent finalists... still the old ones...relieved, there is still a chance.
And preparing myself for the disappointment when I missed out.Oh well, I am in good company it seems.
Btw, I have the distinct feeling EP,s are getting scarcer. I never had so few as for November. Or maybe my pictures are getting worse.
Anyways, GOOD LUCK to all.


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11/25/2007 12:05:05 AM

 
Lisa A. Car
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Lunch Time PS
Yellowstone National Park
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This one is my best photo for Oct.


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11/25/2007 5:22:08 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Welp, here we are on Sunday, and still nothing...
Chris, was there ever a Sunday that they announced on?? Seems I remember you saying they had announced them many times on a Sat. but never on a Sun.
Just curious, about whether we should be expecting anything today, or just not give it another thought till tomorrow..

Good luck everyone!!!!


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11/25/2007 6:56:19 AM

 
Kathryn (Love) Scheet
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  to many favs in Oct of mine to pick just one:

PhotoID: 4971314
PhotoID: 4783713
PhotoID: 4831146
PhotoID: 4965202
PhotoID: 4917363
PhotoID: 4847593


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11/25/2007 10:43:29 AM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
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  Well it's Sunday and I doubt the BP crew will do anything today. I'm hoping for Monday! I'm totally out of chocolate and have replaced it with Pumpkin Cheese Cake.


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11/25/2007 10:55:12 AM

 
Lisa A. Car
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  Pumpkin Cheese Cake sounds GOOD =)


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11/25/2007 11:03:57 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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  Chris, here are your figures for October 31st:

When it is midnight in Redmond, it is 9 a.m. in Austria, a good time to watch the counter go round. We clicked the reload continuously to get the best result.

Total Entries 40033
Nature and Landscape 7673 19.2%
Animals 4914 12.3%
People 6895 17.2%
Elements of Design 2140 5.3%
Digital Darkroom 2091 5.2%
Travel and Place 3017 7.5%
Flowers 3195 8.0%
Macro 2833 7.1%
Catch-All 3997 10.0%
Monthly Theme (Blur) 3263 8.2%

Somewhere my Scribe (a.k.a. husband) lost 15 messages as the individual totals come to only 40,018! I'll give him another chance, or he will not get an EP.

Christine



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11/25/2007 11:42:08 AM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
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  We owe one to your Scribe for the hard work. That's an amzing number of photo's to look at. I can see why they went with the EFP's to sort things out ahead of time.


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11/25/2007 12:26:28 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
  Geeeeee they have to post the finalists NOW....I ate so much today...can't fill out the waiting with eating candies or I will explose, implose or whatever ....HAVE MERCY BP ;)

b.t.w. Chris ! You're not going to the cathedral today, aren't you ???


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11/25/2007 2:03:45 PM

 
Melissa G. Meiselman
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  Christine, those stats are really amazing and thanks from me to your scribe. I could not do such a thing because when it is midnight in Redmond it is 3AM in Florida.


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11/25/2007 2:14:24 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Alas, Sylvia, I was out of the house all day today, 8am - 6pm, and that didn't seem to do the trick... Guess we can't count on my old stand-by anymore.
As for stats (thanks, Christine for sharing the Oct. tally!) here are the latest running stats, to chew on:

In the last 23 months of the Contest (ie, the Nov '05 Contest, through the Sep 07 Contest results), based on the BP Finalist Notification Emails:

596,000 entries in 23 months
17,437 Finalists (2.92% of those entries!)

Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for releasing Finalists; 7 times in the last 23 months.

Sunday is the least popular; 1 time in 23 months.

The 26th of the month, is the second-most popular date to release Finalists; 4 times in the last 23 months.

Last month (Sep 07) had the lowest percentage of entries make it to Finalist in 23 months, with only 1.69% making the silver.

Good luck everyone! ;) I stocked up on chocolate brownies while I was out today... Perhaps tonite, I'll have to crack open some wine...


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11/25/2007 3:19:10 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Well, I am back from my trip to AL and with no PC access. While there, I actually called several people on various days to check for me to see if the finalists were out! I am sure they thought I was nuts (except for when I called Judy Kennamer..she is a BP member so she understands the anxiety of waiting LOL) I was visiting a teetotaler's house (mother & father-in-laws) so no cocktails for me for the 21st-25th. Now I will need a whole bottle of something if they don't come out today. And this afternoon about 5pm, I will be gone for several hours and so they will probably come out then when I can't be watching! Since I will be tutoring at the library, I suppose I can send Justin to check for me on the library's PC. Good luck everyone!! I believe we will all know before the day is over!


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11/26/2007 6:40:06 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Yowza Chris, very interesting stats, thanks! I've been in and out just a few times over the long weekend, and like most of you, I'm on the edge of my seat for today :) I dont feel confident about a finalist, but it's still very exciting to watch. I'm at work, so only chocolate for me today!


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11/26/2007 7:57:04 AM

 
Carol Teal
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  Thank you Cheri...I missed being here to see the beautiful favorites! I am wondering are they going to make us wait until tomorrow?? It seems that way! Whoops...beat me with a wet noodle for even thinking that, much less saying it aloud! :D I sure don't want to jinx us!! So, forget I even posted that remark and break out the wine and chocolate, or even something stronger than wine would be nice!! My fingernails are about to be chewed to a nub, so I need something!! I am off to the library for tutoring...I am sure they will be here when I return!


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11/26/2007 1:39:52 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Dang, I sure hope so Carol or BP might be responsible for me falling off my quit smoking wagon....lol.


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11/26/2007 1:48:22 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  b.t.w. I miss something this month...where's John D. yelling that the finalists are out and causes a lot of heartbeat-overdrive for nothing???


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11/26/2007 2:03:25 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I feel pretty much like the Finalists will come this evening... Fingers crossed!!


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11/26/2007 3:11:36 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  I hope your right Chris.
I just ate a bowl of Lucky Charms LOL!


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11/26/2007 3:15:36 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  THERE OUT the Lucky Charms worked, I got two
CONGRATS everyone!


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11/26/2007 3:30:22 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  THERE OUT the Lucky Charms worked, I got two
CONGRATS everyone!


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11/26/2007 3:30:23 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  YESSSSS! My favourite made it :O)
Big congrats to all of you !!!


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11/26/2007 3:31:44 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Way to go, everybody!! Big congratulations! I got two, not the one I posted and neither is a favorite. But I can't complain. Good luck in the next round, everyone!


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11/26/2007 3:31:49 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Woohoo, mine made it! I can't remember the last time I got one right ;)!

Congratulations to the finalists!!!


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11/26/2007 3:35:23 PM

 
Melissa Malisia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2006
  No luck this time for me. :(

A Big Congrats to all the Finalists!! :)


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11/26/2007 3:48:14 PM

 
Lisa A. Car
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/2/2007
  Congrats to the Finalists! I'm with Melissa no luck for me this month =(


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11/26/2007 3:53:08 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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  My favorite (the one postd here = The Fish Are Feeding) made the Finals plus four more (5 total) My best month ever!


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11/26/2007 4:05:41 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I am in Lisa and Melissa's group.

But congratulations to the finalist winners.

Kerby


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11/26/2007 4:19:12 PM

 
David W. Orias
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2007
  Congrats to the finalists.

And keep trying for those who weren't lucky enough to have a finalist this time. As we all know, the judges can be fickle and what doesn't make it this time, can make it next time.



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11/26/2007 4:29:20 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  Hi everyone!! A HUGE congratulations to the finalists and to all of you, keep up the great work! David is right!!! Don't forget to resubmit your favorites, trust me, it works!!

I was lucky this month and my favorite from this thread made finalist!! I received 4 total and feel very honored.

Thanks to all of you for your inspiration and support!!! Best of luck in the next round!! Thanks for hosting this awesome thread Chris!!

Donna


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11/26/2007 4:40:00 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Go figure--I go out to grab a bite to eat, and the announcement comes out ;)
Congratulations, to the 806 Finalists! Approximately 2.12% of Oct. entries made it; lots of truly beautiful work to look through now...
I will second the notion, that if you have a great photo you really believe in, and it was overlooked, resubmit it in another month. I was fortunate enough to get a First Place last month, on a resubmitted image. And my image at the top of this thread made Finalist this time--on the 3rd attempt (with some new editing this time around.)
Best of luck in the next round, everyone!


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11/26/2007 5:04:03 PM

 
Hayley H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2007
  Congrats to everyone! I haven't made a finalist as of yet...but hearing the encouragment from others...I'll just keep shooting and crossing my fingers! Well done though, I'm off to look through them all now!
-Hayley


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11/26/2007 5:42:22 PM

 
KV Day
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  Congrats to the finalists and the should have been finalists. They are all winners in my book.


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11/26/2007 6:41:18 PM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
  Congrats one and all! I am honored to have received three myself. I want to reiterate how much I admire ALL the work I see here. It's a wonderful experience to be a part of such a talented group.


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11/26/2007 8:04:27 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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  CONGRATS all! My fav. got a finalist,one that was resubmitted. So resubmit those you believe in!


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11/26/2007 8:05:07 PM

 
Julie L. Luoma
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2004
  Big congratulations! What fun it is to wait with all of you. And thanks for the encouragement to resubmit, I never would have done that.


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11/26/2007 9:58:28 PM

 
Carol Teal
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  Yes Julie, do resubmit. I slightly reworked my photo Suncatcher and resubmitted it this month. Previously it didn't even make an EFP, but this time around it did! :)


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11/26/2007 11:00:29 PM

 
Carol Teal
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  Congrats to everyone who entered a favorite in the contest! And congrats to those with a silver medal! It may take me a couple days to wade through all the finalists, so just wanted to let everyone know. I am so sleepy now that I keep forgetting what I am writing. Good luck to all in the next round! I am guessing Wed for that big announcement!


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11/26/2007 11:06:42 PM

 
Carol Teal
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  Congrats to everyone who entered a favorite in the contest! And congrats to those with a silver medal! It may take me a couple days to wade through all the finalists, so just wanted to let everyone know. I am so sleepy now that I keep forgetting what I am writing. Good luck to all in the next round! I am guessing Wed for that big announcement!


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11/26/2007 11:07:10 PM

 
Ken Ilio
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2004
  Yup, congratulations to all the finalists. My fave didn't make it but I had one that did make it (after two months of drought). Again, congratulations to all!!!


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11/27/2007 12:59:25 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  I'm a bit disappointed that none of my pics made it after all that waiting, but it was my 1st month entering. I'll nail them next month!

A hearty Congrats to all those who did win!!!


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11/27/2007 4:20:41 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Congrats to everyone whose favorite made Finalist and to those who didnt I will echo everyone elses words...Resubmit! I've enjoyed the thread (thanks Chris) and look forward to the next one and seeing everyone's favorites.


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11/27/2007 4:42:01 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Big congrats to all who made finalist!!! Yea, can't wait to start going thru them all. I wasn't hopeful for one this month but as was said before, it's such a treat to wait with you all :) Best of luck in the next round!!!!! ps - I have had several resubs get EFPs this month, so it does work!


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11/27/2007 6:07:40 AM

 
Mitchell S. Speert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  If your print already received an EFP on a particular print, can you resubmit that image in a later month? Or are you better off uploading a duplicate copy and submitting that without the EFP button associated with it?


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11/27/2007 9:19:54 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Personal preference, really, Mitchell. You're able to resubmit the existing EFP image, directly from your Member Center, without doing a fresh upload---the choice is yours, and it ultimately doesn't matter to BP. In the resubmit, the image DOES get re-evaluated as if it were new; therefore, it has to "earn" the EFP again, as if it didn't have one. So if it doesn't make EFP on the resubmit, you won't easily be able to tell, because the original medallion will still show, forever. Also not terribly important, but good to know---the "Recent Entries" page of the Contest menu, is sorted by everyone's Photo ID#. So when you resub an existing image, it has a much older Photo ID# than a fresh upload done today---therefore your resub'd image won't appear instantly on Page 1 of Recent Entries---it will appear further back, right away, depending on how old it is. (That doesn't impact the judging, however.)
I would say 98% of all my resubs over the years, have been straight from the Member Center... maybe 2 or 3 times, did I do a fresh upload, and that was because I performed some additional edit on the original image.
Good luck!


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11/27/2007 12:00:03 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  So if all of my EFP's are still EFP's and didn't turn into finalists then I'm out?


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11/27/2007 1:51:13 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Yup.


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11/27/2007 2:27:00 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Dang. lol


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11/27/2007 3:19:00 PM

 
BEK PHOTOGRAPHY LLC 
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...so I have to post an image here? For contest?


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11/27/2007 3:20:15 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Hi Bek... thanks for sharing your image.
But no, you do not have to post anything here, to participate in BP's contest.
This thread is where a bunch of us get together each month, when we're waiting for the contest results to be published... we share our favorite "hopeful" entries...


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11/27/2007 3:22:03 PM

 
BEK PHOTOGRAPHY LLC 
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  Ah - thank you for clearing that up. I am quite new here ( to the fora anyway).

Very amazing images posted above :D

~Bek


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11/27/2007 3:29:21 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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  One last thing to remember, for newbies and oldies alike -- even if you didn't get a finalist, your photo could still be selected for the elusive Photo of the Day, emailed to thousands of BPers who've subscribed to the list! I think that's a very cool honor, one I'd like to obtain some day! :)

Click on Resources, then Newsletters to subscribe to the POTD email, among others.


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11/27/2007 4:10:25 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
  I have to say, YES re-submit,
One of my finalist this month was also a re-submit. I did a fresh upload as I changed a couple things, but was not going to give up on that photo.

BIG congrats again everyone who did and didn't win, your all winners anyway to me.
Your a bunch of SUPER people that have a great talent under your belts!
I am so happy to have made so many wonderful friends from this sight.


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11/27/2007 4:48:01 PM

 
David W. Orias
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2007
  The results are in....

Congratulations Christopher and Susan and to all the other prize winners.


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11/27/2007 7:10:59 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Wow, that was fast! Big congratulations to all the winners!


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11/27/2007 7:27:19 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Yes, congratulations Chris and Susan--and everyone else, especially anyone who participated in this fun waiting thread and won for a different image (or posted a forum only image so we can't see the medal here). I got three finalists--huge for me!! and it's been great hanging out with all of you. I'm already looking forward to next month. See you all then.


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11/27/2007 7:32:04 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to all the gold winners this month, on BP! I'm beyond thrilled to have my lightning strike make it, after 2 prior attempts, before this edited crop attempt.

Some beautiful imagery to gaze at, as usual, on the Winners page. I'm always stunned at just how much great imagery I manage to miss, every single day, until the winners appear. Then again, that is really unavoidable, with 40,000 entries flowing in each month!

For those new to BP, or just those who recently discovered this Countdown thread, and want to participate again next month... Be aware that BP will erase the listing of your NOV. entries shown in your Member Center, at midnight on 11/30, to make way for your new Dec. entries.

So, you should make a record of all your NOV entries before then, so you can easily pick your favorite to share here in the Countdown, in mid-Dec., when we anxiously await the NOV results!

I'll fire up this thread on Dec. 15th; seeya then!


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11/27/2007 7:40:56 PM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
  Congratulations to all the finalist and winners!

And thank you for the congrats on my Summertime :-)

I'll see you all back here on Dec 15th for the next count down.


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11/27/2007 9:00:47 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  At first when I didn't see any Finalists in my gallery I was disappointed but then I looked in the Winner's Gallery in the People category (where all of mine were submitted). Yeah, there's some very extraordinary work there, so I don't feel as bad anymore :-) The People's category winners truly deserve the winners.


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11/27/2007 9:11:30 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2006
  Wow!!! So many wonderful photos
A BIG Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!!! I'm just getting to them now. Fantastic images!!! Just some spectacular work!
See you all in December!!! I'll have the rum 'n eggnog ready!!!


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11/28/2007 6:21:10 AM

 
Zachary Shah   Hi guys, I've been into photography for quite sometime and I've been using a Kodak camera which is hopeless and I've just started exploring the DSLR world and I would really like some help and response.

I'm torn between a Nikon D40X and a Canon 350D/400D.

I'm a beginner and I love taking pictures of architecture/buildings, landscapes, sports, night scences, macro, people and other really random stuff.

So I hope you guys can help me pick out one of the both, it would be of great help.

Thanks,
Zachary


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11/28/2007 8:18:33 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Hi Zachary, and welcome to BP!
You may want to repost your question in a new thread, in the Forum, choosing a Hardware/Camera category, so others on BP see it for what it is--I'm afraid your question will get lost in this Countdown thread, and only the participants here will see it.
One piece of advice; you should first of all, go to a store and handle both models. The fit and comfort in your hand is a HUGE factor, right off the top. That said, I'll put in a plug for the Canon XTi/400---I use it, and love it.


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11/28/2007 8:33:01 AM

 
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