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Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

Countdown to September, 08 Results



Hello fellow Better Photo Addicts.


Welcome back to the September Countdown thread.


The midmonth is back again and the latest news are that, Dow Jones industrial average's historic 936-point jump. The Bush administration will spend $250 billion this year to purchase stock in banks and take a number of other bold steps in an effort to combat a global credit crisis that is threatening to push the country into a deep recession.
Powerful gusts stoked three major wildfires in Southern California early Tuesday that have charred nearly 12,000 acres, destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate neighborhoods in suburban Los Angeles and northern San Diego County.
And the upcoming elections are just around the corner, no matter witch candidate in you favorite donít forget to VOTE in November 4th.


Letís distract ourselves for a moment with the countdown.


Sign into BP completely (name + password.)


If you have NOT YET entered the Contest today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your reply to this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the Photo ID# from your Member Center, come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the right. Skip the other fields on that screen.
If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest today before replying to 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 you can add a link to you photo, if you donít know how you can learn here or I can post the picture for you, all you need to do is ask.
Please donít post pictures that are not belong to you, only when you have the owner permission to post it.


If you are not conform with the winners, you can express yourself, but please not direct attacks, we donít want this thread to be removed from the regular flow.


Listen to your heart and post your favorite picture from September. Good luck to everyone.



But most of all HAVE FUN!!!


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10/14/2008 6:27:59 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Beauty in the making
Beauty in the making
Beauty in the making
Description: ..........9/23..........

WINNER Photo of The Day in photographyvoice.com October 19, 2008

~Detail and Macro~

© Elida Gutierrez
Olympus Evolt E410...

 
 

This month I have two hopefuls one is my Bottles, but the one that I think I have the most possibilities is "Beauty in the Making".


Good Luk to every one!!!!


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10/14/2008 6:28:35 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

Good Luck to every one!!!!


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10/14/2008 6:30:29 AM

 
Les Rhoades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
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I'll start off the count down with a colorful sunrise..my favorite for September. A Spiritual Feeling


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10/14/2008 7:08:52 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Looking Down
Looking Down
This photo was picked as a winning photo at the Lakeland,Florida, Scott Kelby Photo Walk.
© Dr Silly
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
I think you have a good chance with your photo "Beauty in the Making.

If I do this right, this is the one I have hope in.


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10/14/2008 7:14:48 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  Les, that shoot and the other from Mt. Rigi are favorites of mine. :O)


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10/14/2008 7:17:18 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
 
 
 
Good Luck to All!!!

Hmmm.. I have a couple that I like this month... but this one stands out.


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10/14/2008 7:24:44 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Well hi again guys... Wow... Can't believe how fast the months are flying by...

I already see some great images..:)

I will choose this one as my Sept. favorite..:)

Good luck everyone!!!


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10/14/2008 7:39:48 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Computer locked up on me and wouldn't let me add my pic..:(

Here it is...


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10/14/2008 7:44:32 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  What the heck??
The top one is my entry for today... Not sure why it's on this thread... WIERD..

Off to delete it..


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10/14/2008 7:48:29 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  All fixed... Sorry Elida... First time "I" have had issues with the thread...lol First time for everything..


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10/14/2008 7:49:54 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Don't worry I didn't saw it. LOL!!!

There's a first time for everything.


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10/14/2008 7:56:03 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Elida! I can't believe it's already time for another countdown! Your image Beauty in the Making is gorgeous! Good luck! I'll have to think about my favorite! Be back later! Beautiful selections, so far!


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10/14/2008 8:03:04 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
  Great photos, you guys! I have been so busy with other persuits that I barely have anything to choose from :-(
I'll have to give it some thought and come back. I hope each won of you are winners! :-)
Jean


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10/14/2008 9:19:45 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Golden
Golden
Revisited and entered into a different category!

*Catch-All*
© Donna La Mattino Pagakis
Olympus Camedia C-...

 
 
Thank you Elida for hosting this thread.

The wildfires ARE back in Southern California. The smoke yesterday was horrible, the wind has died down today. Lets hope this year will be better than the devastation left by the fires last year!!

Here is a personal favorite of mine.

Thanks again and best of luck to all of you!! Your images are remarkable!!!

Donna


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10/14/2008 9:24:38 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
 
 
 
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=6900880
I don't have a real strong favorite this time. But I will choose this according to the responses it has had. Hope this works!


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10/14/2008 9:30:52 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
 
 
 
Here's mine, the only image I've entered in the past six months or so.


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10/14/2008 10:06:24 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
 
 
 
Let's try that again....


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10/14/2008 10:08:14 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  Let's see...."Your input and image have succesfully been uploaded.."
Riiiiight.



Beach Baby



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10/14/2008 10:14:11 AM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cracked Court
Cracked Court
1/400 at f/10; Lens 35mm; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light

I was meandering through Oak Park, Illinois one afternoon, just looking for photographs. I wandered onto an empty tennis court and was delighted to find these cracks and lines and colors. Of course I made a few exposures.
© John Caruso
Canon EOS 40D Digi...

 
 
Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've counted down, but I just got the wild hair to do it this month. I think I may even have a few Cocktails and some Chocolate left over from a while back, LOL! Thanks to Elida once again for all of her wonderful hosting duties!

It's so great to see everyone's selections. I am always so impressed by the consistently wonderful photographs this thread features. It's very inspiring.

As for what I have to offer, even though it wasn't a banner month EFP-wise, I did manage to squeak out a few so I have a couple of hopefuls. Just like most everyone else, I had a difficult time picking just one...yet pick I did. I decided to go with this EOD entry.

Good luck to everyone. Here's to lots of silver and gold!


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10/14/2008 10:21:13 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  Hi, John! Good luck!
I've got some Cowgirl chocolate bars around here somewhere....
Ahh, yes. Spicy Huckleberry Dark, Spicy Lime/Tequila Dark, Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate and even a couple of Buckin' Hot Habanero caramel truffles!
I'm set, now where did I put that Crown Royal????


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10/14/2008 10:31:16 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
  oooops! Elida, I guess I need your help!


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10/14/2008 10:32:12 AM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2007
 



"Baby"
This one is my favorite for September.


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10/14/2008 11:43:52 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  We all love to see the pictures here, so for those who just posted a link, and for Jean H. here are your hopefuls.

Looking Back
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick

Looking Back
© Jean E. Hildebrant
Discuss



 


Beach Baby


BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick


Beach Baby
© Kai Eiselein

Discuss


 


Baby
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick

Baby
© Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
Discuss



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10/14/2008 12:12:15 PM

 
John Caruso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
  Hey Kai! Put me down for the Habanero caramel truffles! I can't get enough hot stuff!


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10/14/2008 12:37:38 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Checking in.. I guess my faves would be Moonlight Interaction and Hi! It's Me Again..and maybe Foggy Fields..See why I never can pick one or even two. I like them all...they're my babies!


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10/14/2008 2:57:00 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  And as usual I forgot to check the box!


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10/14/2008 2:57:34 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
  Thanks, Elida! I don't know why this seems confusing! Guess I need to wear that dork hat :-)


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10/14/2008 3:12:20 PM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  I agree Carolyn. They are all my babies too!!. That why I liked the month where others looked at out EFP's and decided which one they liked and wanted to see move on. How can we pick only 1 of our own? Not to say I don't love this thread as is Elida. I DO!!! Thank you so much for hosting it and you do a wonderful job. It's great fun. And I'm one of those very close, to close to those fires burning right now. Last night 1/2 mile close so heaven knows I need this distraction!! I was just saying for me it's easier if others decide but I'll pick one. Like Jessica give me a bit to think about it and I'll be back.

Also I'd love to try Habanero caramel truffles with the Crown Royal. What a lovely combination!!!


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10/14/2008 5:05:48 PM

 
M. S. White
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2007
 
 
 
Let's see if I do this right. I am pretty excited about 2 of my images from September. I edited both of these with Topaz Adjust - and I have already conversed with some of you about it. This is a pretty cool piece of software - it's my current addiction.
Good luck to everyone!


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10/14/2008 7:30:59 PM

 
M. S. White
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   No Swimming Today
No Swimming Today
I just downloaded Topaz Adjust and it's pretty cool. It seems to be kind of close to that Lucis Arts effect AND it works on my Photoshop 7. YAY!

This was taken at Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania. This is an abandoned amusement park and anyone can just walk around and check out the stuff. It surprised me the kind of access we had to everything. There were even two burned out arcade buildings still standing. Dangerous situation for people with too much time on their hands. Anyway, if you are in the area, it's a fun place to go and take pictures.

© M. S. White
Olympus Evolt E500...

 
 
Oh well - that did not work. I cannot figure out how to do more than one photo at a time. It does not let me enter more than one ID #.


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10/14/2008 7:33:50 PM

 
Anne M. Young
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2007
 
 
 
I can never pick but this is my current screen saver ...


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10/15/2008 1:21:07 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/26/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Come Play!
Come Play!
This is a resub of one of my favs! Mattie when she was one (she turned three this week!) with our cat. Before her brother came along Mattie used to play with the cat as though he were her brother!

Cropped and converted to B&W using Bs Vanilla. Entering into MT.

Happy Friday!!! :)
© Jeanine M. Bailey
Canon EOS Digital ...

 
 
Well, this is my second month joining in on this thread! I had a lot of fun last month following along with all of you! Last month was pretty exciting for me because I got my FIRST finalist!! :) I haven't been entering a whole lot the past two months but I do have a hopeful simply because it is close to my heart. An image of my daughter when she was one with our cat. Best of luck to everyone!!! :)


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10/15/2008 4:27:37 AM

 
Joanne  Kramer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2005
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  A Display of Hope!
A Display of Hope!
© Joanne  Kramer
Miscellaneous Does...
 
 
This photo did not get picked, but it is my favorite for the month.....very emotional! ....Hope after being destroyed by a flood.


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10/15/2008 4:49:02 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Liberty
Liberty

~ē~○~ē♥ē~○~ē~
Liberty, the Bald Eagle
Wildlife Festival in Lewiston, NY
9/28/08

Nikkor 80-400VR
f6.7 1/750th EV-1 ISO 320
ēedited with CS2 and Mr. Contrast

"A thing is right only when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community;
and the community includes the soil, water, fauna and flora, as well as the people."
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949


© Lisa J. Boulden
Nikon D80 Digital ...

 
 
Hard to pick this month; have a few favorites. This was entered in 'animals.'

Boy, do these months just seem to fly by, or what??? Seems like we just did this. ;)
(I must be getting old.)
Good luck everyone!
Blessings, Lisa♥


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10/15/2008 5:22:32 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Follow The Leader
Follow The Leader
Atlantis Aquatic Museum
Nassau, Bahamas
Although we saw many of this type of fish
while snorkeling, I was unable to make the
underwater capture I had hoped for.
None of the fish here have been cloned or copied/pasted.
9/11 - MT (Interaction)

© Vicki L. Filippin
Fuji FinePix S7000...
 
 
Hi Everyone! Glad to see some new "faces" and and also some that were before my time (John!)
I had a slow month of submissions as our family moved into a new place. What would we do without our archives, right?!?!
Anywhooo...I have a few to chose from, and like so many others have said, it's a tough choice when they are your own. If I went by popular demand or comments, the image I would choose is my Caricature Of A Lil Firemean I had SO much fun creating that! But after getting 2 finalists last month for the first time ever and on images that I would not have expected to be chosen, I'm a bit stumped on what would be my hopeful to move on farther. I think because of it's uniqueness, vivid colors and details, and HOPEFULLY it fit the monthly theme, then this would be my choice for the month.
GOOD LUCK, my friends! Can't wait to see all the silver and gold coming out of this fine group of folks!


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10/15/2008 5:31:45 AM

 
Melissa Papaj
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Rusty Ride
Rusty Ride
-09.23.08
© Melissa Papaj
Nikon D80 Digital ...
 
 
I have no idea for last month...my favorite didn't get an EFP so I guess this is my next "most original" one.


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10/15/2008 5:45:50 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
  Oh John, I just KNEW you would be all over those Habanero caramel truffles!!!


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10/15/2008 6:09:55 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Polynesian Princess
Polynesian Princess
© Leslie J. Morris
lesliemorrisphotogra...
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
Hard to choose this month, but I will go with this one.


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10/15/2008 6:25:58 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  Ok after careful deliberation I've narrowed it down to 2. Sorry I had a very good month and that's as low as I can go because it's leaving out favorites like Flutter Bye and Ripe 4 Pickin'2. Here are my hopefuls.

River Kern II

Chess Park

!!!!GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!


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10/15/2008 6:32:29 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Ann, your pictures are wonderful!!!

I'm very intrigued about what filter or effects are you using in most of them, I really love you technique.


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10/15/2008 7:29:16 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Anna's hopefuls:
River Kern II
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick

River Kern II
© Ann J. Przyojski
Discuss
Chess Park
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick

Chess Park
© Ann J. Przyojski
Discuss


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10/15/2008 8:00:29 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  Thanks so much Elida for posting my photos. Sorry I couldn't narrow it down to just one.


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10/15/2008 9:22:34 AM

 
Stephanie Laird
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/12/2005
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  Autumn Sun
Autumn Sun
© Stephanie Laird
Canon EOS D30 Digi...
 
 
Hi everyone!

My first time posting to the forum. Just looks like a lot of fun!

I guess my strongest image for September is "Autumn Sun". Sure are some great EFP out there. Good luck to everyone!


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10/15/2008 11:25:03 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Link to Stephanie's hopeful
"Autumn Sun"


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10/15/2008 11:39:38 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  I t didn't work. Here we go again.
"Autumn Sun"

And Can some one pass me some truffles.


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10/15/2008 11:42:38 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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  How come the EP Button shows up on some of the images in this thread and not others? Oddity?


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10/15/2008 11:51:09 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Leslie, when you upload your own picture it doesn't show, but when somebody does it for you, or you get the HTML codes from "Source" you can show the badges if you want.


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10/15/2008 12:06:22 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  For those of you who want to try some "hot" chocolate, here's the link to Cowgirl Chocolates, located right here in Moscow, Idaho USA.
Go Ahead Hot Shot.


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10/15/2008 3:56:40 PM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
 
 
 
This has always been a fav. just doesn't show well small.


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10/15/2008 5:16:04 PM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
 
 
 
This has always been a fav. just doesn't show well small.


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10/15/2008 5:17:38 PM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
 
 
 
This has always been a fav. just doesn't show well small.


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10/15/2008 5:19:06 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Vicki D. Fav.
Oquirrh Mountians


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10/15/2008 5:36:55 PM

 
David Pratt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006
 
 
 
Wow! Some great pics as usual! Good luck everyone, here is my fav!


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10/15/2008 7:51:38 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
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Blue flower is my favorite for the month.

I wanted to share with everyone the young model I help (Keshia) got picked up for a three girl singing group. She travels back and forth to Philly on occasion for the group.

Here are the links to her singing group (they have a promotional video) if you like to view it and her model site online.

http://www.myspace.com/3degreesmusic

http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=249879

I have had her on Better Photo as my people model for four years where she won several finalists awards and one second place winner and a Better Photo Picture of the day and her images have won two Kodak pictures of the day.

It been an amazing adventure for her family.


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10/16/2008 7:40:37 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Back to School
Back to School
Kate and Evan heading to the bus stop on the first day of school. Gosh, they are getting BIG!

I applied the Topaz filter to this image and just love the results.

Let us never forget 9.11.01 and what happened that day. I was pregnant with Evan, and Kate and I were home watching Disney (thankfully no coverage on that). My husband was traveling on business and couldn't get home for several days. Terrible time to be hormonal, but it all worked out.

Thank you to all the incredible BP photographers who share their talent and visions! Be safe everyone, and peace be with you all.
© Michelle L. Frick
Canon EOS 5D Digit...

 
 
Good luck to everyone!! I have a couple of favorites, but for sentimental reasons, this one wins my heart.


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10/16/2008 1:07:00 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  kerby's favorite Blue flower


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10/16/2008 6:34:23 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Great favorites, everyone, and for so many reasons. I love the sentimental picks! I have two favorites to share this month,
Airport Wait and

The House

I don't consider Airport Wait to be in the BP "style" so I'm actually very content with an EP on it and don't really hope for more.

I like The House and it was popular when I posted it but I will also be posting a second version that I like even better this month so I don't mind at all if it's skipped.

Mostly I just thoroughly enjoy looking at everyone's favorites and getting to see some wonderful entries that I missed.


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10/17/2008 5:50:04 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Hi Everybody! Outstanding images as usual! I love what everybody is doing with the Topaz filter--I can't wait to download the trial version.

I spent most of September kitten-sitting--trying to make sure my kitten didn't play (!!) while he recovered from surgery. I only entered about 5 photos, almost all resubmits. So I don't have anything to post, just popping in to wish everybody GOOD LUCK!


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10/17/2008 7:09:38 PM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  Well the finalist list should be out sometime this week.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Remember that old Frank song?? Well this month I really do have "High Hopes"

Just what makes that little old ant
Think hell move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, cant
Move a rubber tree plant

But hes got HIGH HOPES, hes got HIGH HOPES
He's got HIGH apple pie, in the SKY HOPES!!

So any time your gettin low!!
stead of lettin go!!
Just remember that ANT!!!!
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant.........

Sorry I know I have a terrible voice but at times it helps to SING, SING, SING!!

AGAIN GOOD LUCK ALL


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10/19/2008 12:09:59 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Ear plugs PLEASE!!! LOL
I have the feeling that today we'll se the finalists. IMHO the need get over with this before the Summit, so we'll have the finalists today and winners at the most by the 23rd.

GOOD LUCK!!!

P.S. If anyone wants to sing make sure you have voice for it. Just kidding Ann.


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10/20/2008 8:01:37 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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  Oh, such anticipation. I think I will go to the Zoo this morning and practice shooting through glass in preparation for the Summit Workshop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.........it will take my mink of waiting for the finalists!


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10/20/2008 8:10:56 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  That is a GREAT IDEA Leslie and I wish I could do the same. I have tons of work to get done before I can leave on Friday. Can't wait to meet you there.

Elida: you sure will be surprised when I'm the NEXT AMERICAN IDOL!!! I don't think it was my voice, I think it was the song choice. Maybe I should have done Pink Floyd's High Hopes. The only problem is the words: High Hopes isn't in the song. LOLOL


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10/20/2008 8:36:15 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  You both are going to the Summit?
I'M GREEN!!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!!!


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10/20/2008 8:53:30 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2003
  It's 4:55 p.m. PDT
Doesn't look like there will be an announcement today... maybe tomorrow.


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10/20/2008 4:57:18 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  12:37 p.m. PDT
And still nothing. Anyone for chocolates?


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10/21/2008 12:43:10 PM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  Never been known to turn any down, Elida. Sure chocolates could help. But when it gets quiet like this...booze is better!! LOLOL And I have to drive straight through wine country to get to the summit. Can I pick anything up for anyone? Maybe a late harvest Zinfandel. That goes really well with chocolate. But then again....what doesn't???????????


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10/21/2008 1:26:55 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
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  Ohhhhh...
I hope they hurry up.
I've found the Halloween candy (that I MADE my husband hide).
A Milky Way and a Butterfinger have already made their straightaway, right onto my hips!
And there are so many more goodies in that cabinet, just waiting...

...tick-tock-tick-tok-tick-tock...


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10/21/2008 1:45:49 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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  Funny.....I just broke into the packages for the kids sent by grandma! Guess I had better go shopping to replace it before the 31st....


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10/21/2008 1:48:15 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
  Peanut M&M's anyone? That's what I've been munching on! ;-)


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10/21/2008 2:10:58 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  I'm dying for some ice cream but it's to cold right now.
I have to pick up my daughter at school, I'll be checking again for the finalists later (if I have a chance before my husband come back from work). If they aren't here by then, Iíll be doing it again tonight.
GOOD LUCK!!!!


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10/21/2008 2:21:24 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Wednesday October 22, 2:06 PM
In the latest news we have that the Finalists will be announced until after The Summit.

To bad isnít April 1st , this would be the perfect joke.


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10/22/2008 2:06:26 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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  Where do you get this news Elida? Argh!


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10/22/2008 2:09:57 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  My brain...

I guess this wait is mesing with my neurons.


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10/22/2008 2:17:06 PM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
  You made it up? Alot of folks wait for these to be making up things like that.


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10/22/2008 2:25:51 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  So sorry for that. I just wanted to do the joke and make clear that it was just a joke in the same comment, but it didn't work. Sorry again.


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10/22/2008 2:35:03 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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  Don't worry about it Elida....we are all just sitting around our computers biting our fingernails....well not really, just working....and hoping!


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10/22/2008 2:41:19 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
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  Just checking in. Nobody seen anything yet I see. Maybe tomorrow.


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10/22/2008 2:59:15 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  I'm guessing that the finalists will be posted this week and the winners maybe on Monday?


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10/22/2008 3:02:53 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
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  The finalists are out!! Congratulations to everyone who received them!!!

Have a great night!

Donna


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10/22/2008 7:29:19 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Finalists are out!!!!


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10/22/2008 7:30:29 PM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS...AND ON TO THE WIN!!!!


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10/22/2008 7:55:14 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

FINALISTS ARE OUT!!!!



Congratulations everyone!!! 



Here is the link!



FINALISTS


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10/22/2008 8:45:33 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

FINALISTS ARE OUT!!!!



Congratulations everyone!!! 



Here is the link!



FINALISTS


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10/22/2008 8:46:26 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Congratulations, everybody!! I'm glad to have gotten one, on a resubmit.


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10/22/2008 8:52:07 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
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  Elida, your link doesn't go to the finalist, it goes to photo galleries! How do we find the finalist?


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10/22/2008 8:53:51 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Pretty Weed
Pretty Weed
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Congratulations everyone. They did not select my favorite but they liked this one!


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10/22/2008 8:58:00 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Again.

FINALISTS ARE OUT!!!!



Congratulations everyone!!! 



Here is the link!



FINALISTS


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10/22/2008 8:59:21 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  They didn't chose my favorite, but I got 4. Still don't believe it!!!




Rose Tea
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
Rose Tea
Discuss
Psychodelic Natur...
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
Psychodelic Natur...
Discuss 





 

 


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10/22/2008 9:09:42 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Maybe I don't get to win but for the first and sure olny time I have 4 Finalists.






Bottles
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
Bottles
Discuss
Peculiarity
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
Peculiarity
Discuss



 


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS AND THE BEST LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUD!!!!


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10/22/2008 9:16:42 PM

 
maria Warren
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/26/2006
  Congrats everyone :) beautiful photos and great job

i again didnt get any:( I really had hopes of getting one but again nothing :( just really upset:(


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10/22/2008 10:56:55 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
   

Congratulations



 To Kara, Kristi, Jessica, Jean, Donna,Carolyn,Anne, Lisa, Vicki F., Melissa, Leslie, Stephanie, Vicki  D., Doc, Mitchelle and Nikki please forgive me if I miss someone. Congratulations to all of you and the rest of the FINALISTS.



All the pictures are GORGEOUS!!!



Good luck for the next round!!!


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10/23/2008 7:24:40 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  I agree with Elida. All the finalist are gorgeous and that's what helps to remember when hurt about not getting one, Maria. I love going through the finalist pages (without looking at names) and checking out work of people I've never visited their galleries. Finding new favorites. And I think this month have been extra impressive!! I think the level of excellence has improved so much just in the short time I've been on this site. I am always in awe of some capture.....everyday. It inspires me and helps me to strive for that one phenomenal shot of my own.

!!!BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU IN THE NEXT ROUND!!!


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10/23/2008 6:27:41 PM

 
Wendy Moghadam
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2007
  Congratulations to all the finalists! It may take me awhile to personally congratulate you but my thoughts are with you. I'm preparing to go on vacation and I have way to much to do.
Can't believe I got 2 finalists! I'm so excited!


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10/23/2008 6:51:38 PM

 
Min Htike Aung
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
On The Way Fishing
On The Way Fishing
Taken in Myanmar, Inle Lake , Shan State.
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  On The Way Home
On The Way Home
Taken in Myamar, Yangon.
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THIS IS MY FINALIST FOR THE MONTH!!

CONGRATS EVERYBODY AND WISH YOU ALL WIN!!


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10/24/2008 3:36:35 AM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
  Winners are out! Congrats sis on big win!


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10/24/2008 1:22:48 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
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  BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:
Elida got TWO GOLD BADGES!!!
WTG, Girl!!!
I'm so happy for you... So very well deserved!
Congratulations to all of September's finalists and winners!
To those of you lucky enough to attend the BP conference, enjoy a safe and fabulous time!!!
Big smiles, Lisa♥


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10/24/2008 3:06:10 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Humble Trophy
A Humble Trophy

..........10/25..........

Congratulations to all the September Winners!!!!

╨CATCH-ALL╨


© Elida Gutierrez
Olympus Evolt E410...

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


to All the


WINNERS


Now we Just need a Trophy


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10/24/2008 3:15:40 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Congratulations to all the winners!!! I'm still making my way through the finalists, and hope to get to everybody's galleries soon. See you next month!


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10/24/2008 3:33:07 PM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE SEPT. WINNERS. ESPECIALLY THE HOST OF THIS WONDERFUL THREAD OUR OWN ELIDA WHO MAKES OUTSTANDING TROPHIES MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR THE WINNERS. WELL GIVE THAT TROPHY TO YOURSELF TWICE FOR BOTH YOUR EXCELLENT WINS, ELIDA. WTG!!! CONGRATS SWEETIE!!


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10/24/2008 9:12:47 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Thanks Ann for your comment, but this month I didnít did any trophy, I always do it the day the finalist are out but this time have terrible cold, flu or wherever it is, and I don't care anymore, I just want to feel better, itís been a week already. Getting back to the trophy I want to apologize to all the winners for no doing a special trophy this time. I really enjoy making this trophies but this time I didn't have the desire and patient to make one sorry again.
Elida Gutierrez.


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10/25/2008 8:42:21 AM

 
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