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Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
 

Competitor's Edge Award & Contest Thread


This will be where I announce all monthy winners and information


All Members of the Comeptitor's Edge Award Winning Photography Contest can also post there BetterPhoto monthy EPs, finalist, 2nd, 1st and Grand Prize wins here.


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1/23/2010 8:42:13 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
 
Here is a list of members who are competing in the photo contest at the Competitor’s Edge Award Winning Monthly Photo Contest under BP Groups


Anne Young

Rita Smith

Shawn Guy

Ann McKinnell

Tarun Bose

Lynne Fried

Michele Wetzel

David Ziegert

Leland Saunders

Lydia Williams

Janice Mezzacappa

Donna Pagakis

Kathy Salerni

Dominick Dimacale

Leslie McLain

Gary Greene

Dennis Gay

Kim Kovic

Misty Blue

Cynthia Yarde-Kieman

Wendy Bennett

Cathy Barrows

Carla Metzler

Bob Hall

A20 aini

Linda Proctor

Carla McCandless

Dianna Murphy

Melinda Schneider

Kathy Coombs

Rita Connell

Ilene Samowitz

Teresa Hunt

Usman Bajwa

Debbie Payne

Elida Gutierrez


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1/23/2010 9:29:05 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
 
My Editor’s Pick for the month of January















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1/23/2010 10:12:10 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  Thanks for sharing and for all of your hard work Tammy!!! Congratulations on your Editor's Picks!

Donna


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1/23/2010 2:29:44 PM

 
Dennis Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2005
  G'day TAMMY!

A most worthy collection of EPs displaying a good variety of subject matter and all made with your own 'style'.
There is no ambiguity in any of the images and all show their intent and tell their story clearly.
I really like your use of colour and tight framing.

GB
Dennis


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1/23/2010 3:52:43 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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  Hello there Tammy,
Thank you for the opportunity that you are giving us here!
Great job with the EP'S!
Ritajane


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1/23/2010 3:59:11 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Well thank you all very much for the nice comments but I uploaded my EPs to give an example. Now I want you all (if you have time and in no way required of any of you) to place your EPs for January that you have gotten so far from the better photo contest and then Next month when the Better photo finalist come out and winners we can come back here to see who all advanced to the final rounds of the big better photo contest.


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1/23/2010 8:53:38 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Test


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1/24/2010 9:02:01 AM

 
Ritajane Smith
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  Hello Tammy,
I have never posted EP's like you did above, would you please explain to me how to do it? Thanks! And have a great day! Ritajane


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1/24/2010 10:23:16 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Rita: How computer savvy are you? Do you know how to use html tags? I am not great at written explaination. If you want to call me and I can better explain while walking you through. This will also apply to anybody else who does not know how to post photos like I have posted of my own photos above.
434-444-0750

or you can do the easiest way which will not post your photos exactly like I have it above.

Here is the easier alternative:
Scroll to bottom of message board

Click Respond

There will be a blank texted box at the very bottom

Write a message about your photos that have gotten an EP

After you type your message in the text box you will find the word “select” with an downward pointing arrow on this same page

Click the arrow

The drop down menu will allow you to select a number 1-5

Pick the amount of Photos you want to place on the message board

Click Submit

Then upload new copies of the same photos you have gotten EPs on from Better Photo for the month of January.

In the Title of each photo since these will be duplicate copies of photos that have already been entered into the BP contest and received awards just put in the title “duplicate for Competitor’s Edge_1 and keep doing this for every photo giving each one a different number like _1,2,3, and so on.

Fill out the rest of the boxes that are required and hit submit

Tammy


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1/24/2010 1:08:39 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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  Going to try with just inserting html...



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1/24/2010 2:42:21 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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LOL, got part of it right!!
ok, try one more time....



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Ritajane Smith
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1/24/2010 3:19:01 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day Fellow CEAC Members!

Here are my EPs for JANUARY 2009:


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1/24/2010 5:29:34 PM

 
Dennis Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2005
  UHO!


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1/24/2010 5:58:11 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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  !http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Gallery.aspx?id=138821&cat=0&photoID=9622125&mp=V3!


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Dennis Gay
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  "*Tubby*":http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Gallery.aspx?id=138821&cat=0&photoID=9622125&mp=V3


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1/24/2010 6:03:44 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day Fellow CEAC Members!

Here are my EPs for JANUARY 2009:


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1/24/2010 6:08:32 PM

 
Dennis Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2005
  That's it! I give up!
Sorry TAMMY but I am sure I followed your tutorial to the letter but no images here I'm afraid. 8-)
GB
D!
PS: Posting URLs seems to be the best way to go. C'mon give us a step by step tutorial eh???? ;-)


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1/24/2010 6:30:31 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Gary: One thing I am NOT great at is giving step by step written instructions. I will try my best to do a video on how to do this but that to will be hard but I will try. Sorry.....


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1/25/2010 6:16:28 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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test


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1/25/2010 6:20:45 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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test #2


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1/25/2010 6:30:18 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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example Jan 1, 2010

example Jan 2, 2010


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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Example: 01/01/2010

Example: 01/02/2010


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Dennis Gay
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  Hey TAMMY, who is Gary????? 8-*

GB
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1/25/2010 7:42:41 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Example_Flower: 01/01/2010

Example_Windows: 01/02/2010


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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Flower_01/01/2010

Windows_01/02/2010


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1/25/2010 8:22:49 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  I am so sorry and I meant to call you Dennis and not Gary... Garry happens to be another member that I help out when it comes to navigating......LOL.... I seem to be losing my mind these days.

I do have a video tutorial coming that you should be able to watch on You Tube and I am currently working on that right now and as soon as I get all that set up I will put a link to the video tutorial right here.


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1/25/2010 8:45:43 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Flower_01/01/2010


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1/25/2010 11:04:35 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Flower_01/01/2010....Flower


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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flower_01/01/2010


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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Duplicate Flower


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1/25/2010 12:53:05 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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  Thank you kindly Ma'am! 8-)
GB
D!


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1/25/2010 1:31:59 PM

 
Linda Proctor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/5/2004
 
 
 
Only 2 submitted for Jan


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1/25/2010 7:17:56 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Wow great entries


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1/25/2010 7:23:14 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Click Here to Watch Video Tutorial on How to Place Photos on This Board


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1/26/2010 4:38:51 AM

 
Dennis Gay
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  G'day there TAMMY!

Thanks heaps for the Tutorial. It will be a great help to many.

I was hoping for a Tutorial on using the URL method though. Can do?

GB
Dennis


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1/26/2010 5:01:21 AM

 
Carla J. McCandless
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
 
 
  duplicate for Competitor’s Edge_1
duplicate for Competitor’s Edge_1
© Carla J. McCandless
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
Playing with light and pet photography


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1/26/2010 6:28:55 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  The problem with doing an HTML tutorial is that I really need to be able to keep it under 5 minutes in the teaching process due to uploading times and so on. I will try to do one in under 5 minutes but it will take some time planning so that I can do this video under 6 or 7 minutes.


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1/26/2010 6:52:41 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Please excuse all my duplicate photos on this board. When making my tutorial I could not get it to upload to You Tube so I kept redoing the video multi times trying to get the video under 6 minutes. So for every duplicate of my photos you see will indicate how many times I had to re-do the video yesterday which consumed most of my day. When I am on a mission I am a very dertermined human being....Hee Hee!!!


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1/26/2010 6:59:11 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Just learned something new: When you go under your memeber center and click to look at all your photos, you can click to delete all the duplicates which I already knew. What I did not know was that it completely erased the photo from this board without leaving those dreadful red X's. The only downfall is that I cannot erase the writing that was put on this board..... oh well.


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Teresa H. Hunt
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1/22


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Teresa H. Hunt
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2 More EP's


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Teresa H. Hunt
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2 More EP's


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Teresa H. Hunt
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oops! Sorry about the double post


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1/26/2010 10:41:36 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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  Tammy, did you know there is a way to upload a picture from your gallery to a message board without having to use a duplicate photo?


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1/26/2010 10:44:31 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Yes, I do know this....


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test


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1/26/2010 11:15:06 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  You can enter the photo ID to a previously uploaded photo, however, if you have five you are quickly wanted to add to this thread then you would follow the advice of the video otherwise you have to kept repeating the steps for adding the photo ID number over and depending on how many photos you are dealing with so it can be time consuming and would all be separate posts rather than putting them all into one post . No way is simple when dealing with adding photos...LOL.


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1/26/2010 11:19:22 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Here's December for finalist for me.


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1/26/2010 1:52:48 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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  See my picks here:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/gallery.asp?memberID=161779


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1/26/2010 1:55:00 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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See Dianna Murphys Finalist for December!!!Click Here To See Her Finalist


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1/26/2010 3:26:55 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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Jan editor picks


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1/26/2010 8:11:21 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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Jan EP's


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1/26/2010 8:44:46 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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Jan Editor Picks for the third time! LOL


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1/26/2010 8:53:32 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Rita........please go to the link below and insert your HTML in the top text box to test out your HTML tags before posting here to make sure that your post is going to work before hand. Once you post here you can't fix it so the site I am suggesting is a life saver.

Real-Time HTML Practice Board


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1/27/2010 7:30:42 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Here is one of Dennis's EPs for January...
Dennis, I am sure this was what you were trying to accomplish. I would say call me and I would explain how to do this for it's complicated to explain in written text unless someone here who can explian better than I could.
a href="http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Gallery.aspx?id=138821&cat=0&photoID=9654187&iPage=1&mp=V3">


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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  When I tested this code it worked fine so I will post again....


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Dianna Murphy
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  Thanks Tammy for posting my finalist link! Great Tree Frog capture Dennis. Love the colors.


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Teresa H. Hunt
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Ritajane Smith
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1/27/2010 9:49:43 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
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  Ok,
What did I do wrong????
I put the html in here and then went to the folder on my desk top and loaded the photo's...ritajane


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1/27/2010 9:53:34 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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  OK now let me see if I got it right this time.

Here is my last BP for January 2010:
Framed #1

Enjoy!

GB
D!

Fingers crossed..........


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1/31/2010 4:32:12 AM

 
Dennis Gay
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  OOOOOK! No photograph but the link works. Woohoo!

Here are the rest of my Jabuary 2010 BPs:

The Assassin
Ladder of Light
The Colony
She Waits
The Jumper
Hair Suit
The Breeze #3
Dude #2
Tubby
A Snake's Tale

Enjoy Y'all!

GB
D!


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1/31/2010 4:49:48 AM

 
Dennis Gay
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  G'day DIANNA M!

Lotsa thanks for your great wrap for my li'l Aussie tree frog in "The Jumper". Most encouraging.

GB
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1/31/2010 4:54:59 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Congratulations!! Animals Category


Here are all the finalist who will be in the running for 1st, 2nd and GrandPrize win. You have now advanced to the final round of competition!!!!

Hawkeye-Usman Bajwa
Happy Birthday-Ilene Samowitz
Into the Light-Usman Bajwa

Shadow-Dianna Murphy
Proud Peacock-Kim Kovic
Great Egret-Michele Wetzel
Enchanter-Michele Wetzel
Jaunting in Ireland-Dianna Murphy
Mountain Lion Profile-Kathy Salerni
Emu Profile-Kim Kovic
Precious-Michele Wetzel
Splash-Anne Young
One of the Cheetah Girls!- Kathy Salerni
Endearing-Michele Wetzel

Array of color-Michele Wetzel
Mandarin in Color-Kathy Salerni


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2/2/2010 3:43:32 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Congratulations!! People Category


Here are all the finalist who will be in the running for 1st, 2nd and GrandPrize win. You have now advanced to the final round of competition!!!!

A child discovers-Carla Metzler
Sweet Kaylee-Rita Connell
Do You See What I see-Debbie Payne
Fresh Water Inversion-Dennis Gay
His Life-Dominick Dimacale
Odd Fellows-Dianna Murphy
Grunge Beauty-Dianna Murphy
Kaylie-Misty Blue
Up Side Down Man-Lynne Fried
Doll Face-Lynne Fried
Waiting for the Ride-Dominick Dimacale
What\'s in the Box-Lynne Fried
A Walk to Remember-Michele Wetzel


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2/2/2010 3:45:07 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Congratulations!! Flowers Category


Here are all the finalist who will be in the running for 1st, 2nd and GrandPrize win. You have now advanced to the final round of competition!!!!


New Beginnings-Usman Bajwa
First Frost- Teresa Hunt
Bits of Gerbera Cathy Barrows
Romance- Elida Gutierrez
Top Hats- Dianna Murphy
Drop on a Daisy -Misty Blue
Within- Michele Wetzel
On The Edge - Cathy Barrows
Luminous- Donna Pagakis
Memories of Summer- Lynne Fried
Weeds- Teresa Hunt
Purple Grapes- Teresa Hunt
3 Wise Men- Cathy Barrows
Slant- Melinda Schneider
Sunny and Warm- Cathy Barrows


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2/2/2010 3:46:31 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Congratulations!! Digital Darkroom and Everything Else


Here are all the finalist who will be in the running for 1st, 2nd and GrandPrize win. You have now advanced to the final round of competition!!!!

All eyes on you -Usman Bajwa
Long May She Wave in B/W- Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan
In the Middle of Ghost Trees - Debbie Payne
Nockin' Noggins - Cathy Barrows
Disney Concert Hall in Color- Kathy Salerni
Colorful Day- Kim Kovic
Blooming Symphony -Donna Pagakis
Intense Response -Donna Pagakis
Illusions of Colors Wrapped in Her Head -Misty Blue
Bad Moon Arising- Cathy Barrows
Bridal Train- Janice Mezzacappa
21 Lamps- Dominick M. Dimacale
Strength in Ballet -Janice Mezzacappa
MALTA REVISITED -Dominick M. Dimacale
Three Color Compression-Gary Green


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2/2/2010 3:48:15 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Congratulations!! Landscapes, sunrises & sets, buildings, architecture, designs Category


Here are all the finalist who will be in the running for 1st, 2nd and GrandPrize win. You have now advanced to the final round of competition!!!!


Dawn at the Lighthouse-Jill Odice

LITTLE WINSTON-Dominick M. Dimacale

Blue Antelope-Anne McKinnell

Gazebo in the Park -Janice Mezzacappa

Paria Toadstools -Anne McKinnell

The Chief -Anne McKinnell

A Midwestern Sunset-Dominick M. Dimacale

THE FISHING VILLAGE OF MARSAXLOKK- Dominick M. Dimacale

Corner of Color-Cathy Barrows

Golden Dom- Lydia Williams

Beach Vibrations-Donna Pagakis

Shimmering Sea-Donna Pagakis

Twilight Night Lights-Donna Pagakis

Destiny-Donna Pagakis

Great Wide Open- Donna Pagakis

Light My Way –Cathy Barrows

Skyline- Leslie McLain

Ferris Wheel-Kim Kovic

Loch Ard Gorge - before arch fell -Kim Kovic

Full Circle-Cathy Barrows

Molly Gallivan's Cottage Dianna Murphy

Murphy Ranch Road-Dianna Murphy

After The Storm -Kathy Salemi

Cathedral Square - Bendigo B&W-Kim Kovic

Reflections-Kim Kovic

The Hills Are Alive With Color-Kathy Salemi

Sundown on Laguna Madre -Leland N. Saunders

Fish Housing-Cathy Barrows

Texas Style-Cathy Barrows

The Bean at Christmas-© Leslie McLain


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2/2/2010 3:49:36 AM

 
Ritajane Smith
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  Congratulations to all the finalists on a job well done, your photographs are simply beautiful and so very awesome. Great work!


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2/2/2010 6:07:04 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE YOUR PHOTOS FROM THE OLD GALLERY UNTIL YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.... If you remove your photo from the old gallery before the final round of judging your photo will not be judged.


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Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Also something you all may want to think about: If you want to comment by saying congratulations please do so here or within the club only. Many of you have these same photos entered into the BP contest and if everyone starts commenting in the comment area of the photo it will confuse everyone who may be reading the comments and think that BP has released their finalist early or something.........LOL... so keep comments on this thread or within the club to keep the confusion down with the rest of the BP site.


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2/2/2010 7:03:29 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Congrats to all the finalists and good luck in the Final Round!!


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2/2/2010 7:19:40 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
  Congratulations to all the finalists. Good luck in the next round! :)


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2/2/2010 8:36:46 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2006
  Wow, that's lotsa finalists... lotsa work! A great big warm hearted thanks for the judges and congrats to all my fellow club members! Good luck in the quest for the big cheese!


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2/2/2010 9:13:38 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2006
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  Congratulations to all the Finalist and good luck next round!

Dominick


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2/2/2010 9:41:38 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Yes, that was a lot of finalist but there were also 433 entries which were wonderful. I just wanted everyone to know where their photos were in the process of elimination....


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2/2/2010 9:42:58 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Also I have decided for this first big contest and so many entries I am going to give for this month a Grand Prize and a runner-up Grand Prize for which both will get a prize. The runner-up Grand Prize will get get the prize the Grand Prize winner does not pick.... So as of right now I am offering the mag subscription for a year and a PNY 4GB, Ultra High Speed-High Capacity SD Flash Memory Card.


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2/2/2010 9:53:36 AM

 
Lynne S. Fried
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2007
  Congratulations to all the finalists and I am so honored (and thrilled) to included with this awesome group! :)
Thank you Tammy for your hard work and vision. You are amazing to do this!


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2/2/2010 10:02:42 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2007
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  Tammy ... this is an awesome undertaking ... it must be consuming your life. I hope you can work out the bugs so it can continue and not be so stressful.

Thanks Loads for all you are doing !!

Lee


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2/2/2010 10:03:18 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  I love keeping myself busy so don't you all worry about me. All I'm asking for is your patients and understanding while I fine tune my ideas. Just don't pick me apart if I make mistakes....LOL...I am only a mother of three, need I say more? As with anything in life, when you start something from ideas in your head you have to work hard and long in order for your ideas to become successful and then one can sit back and relax as it becomes second nature. Although this contest is no where close to the capacity of the one BP puts on I still take it just as serious as they would.


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2/2/2010 11:34:25 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2003
  Congrats on all of the finalist winners and thanks Tammy for doing this and considering me


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2/2/2010 12:51:31 PM

 
Michele Wetzel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/8/2005
  Congrats to all!
... a big thank-you to you Tammy for the awesome work you are doing for others!

Shelly


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2/2/2010 1:03:43 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  Congratulations to all the finalists!!! Beautiful work everyone!

Thank you Tammy and the rest of the judges. Your hard work is appreciated!

Good luck to all!

Donna


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2/2/2010 1:30:50 PM

 
Carla J. McCandless
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
  Congrats to all ... great month!


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2/2/2010 2:02:53 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2007
  Huge Congrats to all of you awesome photographers best of luck everyone!! Tammy and the judges I want to thank you all so much for the fun and opportunity...I was in the hospital over the weekend and this just made my day!!


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2/2/2010 2:32:09 PM

 
Linda Proctor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/5/2004
  Congrats to the finalists Awesome images Thanks Tammy for all your hard work


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2/2/2010 2:40:03 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2008
  A beautiful collection of images! I can only imagine how hard it must be to set up something like this let alone pick the winners. Thanks Tammy for your huge undertaking.


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2/2/2010 3:37:28 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Got one, with only five entries, that makes my day... and week!

CONGRATS TO ALL THE FINALISTS
AND GOOD LUCK TO THE NEXT ROUND!!!!


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2/2/2010 6:52:29 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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  Congratulations to all the finalists! Good luck! A big thanks to
Tammy and judges for your hard work!


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2/3/2010 4:49:23 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Just to give everyone an update!!

All categories above have been narrowed down and currently awaiting on the judges to go back and make their last round picks.

As it stands for each category:

Digital Darkroom and Misc. is narrowed down to the final (7)

Flowers is narrowed down to the final (5)

People is narrowed down to the final (5)
Animals is narrowed down to the final (4)
Landscapes is narrowed down to the final (4)


First the entries were narrowed down by first round picks which is equal to an editor's pick, then that pool of photos were sent to the judges to pick the finalist as you see above. The judges picked their top 15+ for each catagory and sent their choices back to me. I then compared each judges choice to see what entries were being picked across the board and then narrowed down the picks again and now I sent the final pool of photos back to the judges once again for them to make their final picks. Once I get that back I will again compare to see what photo is being selected consistently across the board by all three judges and the winners will be announced hopefull late tonight or tomorrow....


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Usman M. Bajwa
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  So now its down to 25 entries out of more than 430...Wow. Love the judging process you mention.... it sounds very fair to me. Will check back tomorrow to see the Winners!

UB.


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2/3/2010 7:39:37 PM

 
Ilene Samowitz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2006
  Congrats to all and I am honored to be a finalist. Thanks for all the hard work and to fellow club members for being here and actively participating.


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2/3/2010 9:07:26 PM

 
Lynne S. Fried
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2007
  Looking forward to seeing the winners. Thank you for sharing the insight to your process. I'm excited to see the winners also!
Good luck everyone!
and big thanks to Tammy!


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2/3/2010 11:53:20 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  I have the results but I am working long and hard getting the badges down and trying to figure out the best way to award them as I don't have the capabilities over this site to do as I please as with BP so it makes my work longer and harder. Please be patient as I am getting things together.....


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2/4/2010 7:17:29 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Remember that I am awarding two grand Prize spots this month.... So if you are one of the two GrandPrize Winners you will need to remove all your entries this month. You have to take the next month off and then come back and enter the following month until you win again.... Please everyone read the fine details and information in the club so you know the rules... if you see anywhere where I have made mistakes compared to what I am telling you please bring it to my attention so I can go in and correct the information.

Thanks


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2/4/2010 7:20:17 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Okay folks: Here is your Top 25 that was considered for Grand Prize.
You should be very proud to be in the top 25 and remember that this was a very stiff competition and just because you did not place in the top 25 does not mean a thing. There was a panel of three judges and very good ones at that but only three opinions so keep that in mind. You could take one photo and ask 50 people their opinion and atleast half is going to disagree with the other half. This is a very subjective field so please don't take an opinion personal.
These are in no particular order.
Each photo listed is eligible for a top 25 badge so you will need to e-mail me requesting this badge so you can photoshop the badge with your photo and upload it to your gallery. Make sure you put in the subject field in the e-mail (Requesting top 25).
davinduck2701@aol.com


A Walk to Remember - Michele Wetzel

Array of Color-Michele Wetzel

Bad Moon Rising byCathy Barrows

Bridal Train by Janice Mezzacappa

Cathedral Sqaure-Bendigo B&W- Kim Kovic

Disney Concert Hall by Kathy Salerni

Doll Face - Lynnne Fried

Fantsy Ride by Usman Bajwa

Full Circle by Cathy Barrows

Hawkeye- Usman Bajwa

His Life - Dominick Dimicale

In the Middle of Ghost Trees by Debbie Payne

Kaylie - Misty Blue

Kockin' Noggins by Cathy Barrows

Malta Revisted by Dominick M. Dimacale

New Beginnings by Usman Bajwa

Odd Fellows-Dianna Murphy

Purple Grapes by Teresa Hunt

Romance by Elida Gutierrez

Shadow by Dianna Murphy

Slant by Melinda Schneider

Splash-Anne Young

The Bean at Christmas by Leslie McLain

Twilight Nights Lights-Donna Pagakis

"Within by Michele Wetzel


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2/4/2010 7:57:57 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2007
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  Congratulations to the Top 25 !! Yea !!


Lee


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2/4/2010 8:02:10 AM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2007
  Yippeeeee I made it thank you so much Tammy and judges!! Congrats to all the others WTG!!!


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2/4/2010 8:25:11 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2006
  I'm honored to be in such great company and not just the top 25... the whole club. Congratulations to all!


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2/4/2010 9:23:23 AM

 
Lynne S. Fried
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2007
  Congratulations to ALL the top 25!!! I am so excited to be considered with you. My doll face will also be so excited!


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2/4/2010 9:32:43 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2006
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  Congratulations to all the the Finalist and good luck next round!


Dominick


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2/4/2010 10:37:59 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Grandprize Winners Are:


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2/4/2010 11:15:57 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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First Place Winners are:


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2/4/2010 11:20:23 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Second Place Category Winners Are:


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2/4/2010 11:26:04 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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Third Place Category Winners Are:


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2/4/2010 11:30:52 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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  Congratulations everyone!


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2/4/2010 11:47:24 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Congratulations to all who placed and a huge thank you to all who participated. If you won an award ranging from top 25-Grandprize you will need to e-mail me at davinduck2701@aol.com requesting a copy of your award that you see on the Message board so I can send it to you in the form of a JPEG and then you can upload to you own gallery as a keepsake. I will not keep the award photos up long as it takes up my space in my gallery. Please send individule requests if you are requesting more than one award and make sure you put what award you are requesting in the subject line of your e-mail request.... I am very tired and now I am off to take a break after many hours of long work in doing this.....


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2/4/2010 11:51:45 AM

 
Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2009
  Congrats all!


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2/4/2010 12:04:02 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2007
  Wowwww I am so so happy I won first place thank you Tammy and the judges for such a long, hard process!! The photography is so amazing in this group it is truly an honor to be amongst all of you!!! Huge Congrats to all the winners!!! Cahty and Dianna yeehaaaa BIG BIG Congrats on both spectacular images so well-deserved!!! Tammy take a nice rest you really deserve it!! Fantastic job....bravo!!


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2/4/2010 12:06:30 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2006
  I'm so excited and pleased. You may or may not know that I only entered photos passed over by BP for finalist or better. So this is really sweet, especially since it is one of my favorite photographs. Shadow has been in our family for 18 years (she's 26), she's like one of my kids. She taught all my kids and nieces and nephews to ride and love horses. Thanks so very much! Congratulations to all the participants and winners! Cathy is so pleased to be in your company as you are a VERY talented gal! Janice is right... Tammy and judges pour yourself a tall glass of wine or whatever you like and toast yourself for a hard job well done!


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2/4/2010 12:20:55 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2007
  I am sorry Cathy I typed your name wrong I guess I was so excited :)


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2/4/2010 12:26:29 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic
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  Wow Tammy what a process.....you did an amazing job, I just didn't realise all the work that goes into it.....I just want to Thank you so much for all your efforts you do such an amazing job and we can see your so dedicated. Your one in a million :-)

Congratulations everyone who entered and was in the top 25.....when I awoke this morning to find one of my images was in the top 25 made my day it is a real honor to be up there with all you fine people. :-)


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2/4/2010 12:34:59 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS.

Tammy you must be so tired after this, THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL THIS, WHAT A GIRL!!!!


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2/4/2010 12:57:02 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
  Congratulations to all the winners. They are an amazing group of photo's. Thanks to Tammy for undertaking such a large project. :)


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2/4/2010 3:23:48 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2008
  Congratulations to all the winner, way to go!!


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2/4/2010 3:43:49 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  What an amazing group of photographs chosen as the winners! WTG!!!

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! Thank you Tammy and the rest of the judges.

Wow, POTD and Second Place~ all on the same day. How exciting! I'm honored!!!

Donna


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2/4/2010 3:51:39 PM

 
Lynne S. Fried
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2007
  Hugh congratulations and applause to the winners of Tammy's new group!

Thank you to Tammy and the judges to making my "doll face" a winner - I am so proud to be amoung all of you! WTG!


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2/4/2010 7:34:22 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Thank you all very much for your kind and warms thoughts. I hope that each of you have enjoyed the contest and will continue enjoy the contest even more in the months to come. Guess I better be getting around to extending my betterphoto basic gallery which expires in April.........LOL.
I will be at my computer a lot over the next week since we have been snowed in for the last week and the kids have been out of school for a entire week as of today and now we are getting another huge snow storm starting tonight that will be bringing us close to blizzard conditions and Virginia is in a state of an emergency. They say we are expecting well over a foot of snow...grrr....My kids will never go back to school at this rate. So my point is that I will be at home and by my computer for days...yippy, I love being stuck at home with kids who are board.
I am giving everyone (1) week to request thier award badges and then I will be deleting the above photos.

Tammy


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2/4/2010 8:37:59 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Contest Winners and a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Tammy for putting her vision to reality with such dedication and hard work and that too for the benefit of all of us, members of this wonderful club. WTG. I wish Tammy all the best in all her current and future endeavors.

I am honored and humbled to be part of such a select group of talented photographers and do try to learn as much as I can from all of your beautiful work.

It is a nice surprise, considering all the wonderful contest entries, to have a First place (Flowers) and a Third place win (Animal). My thank you to the judges too who considered my photos worthy of such award.

Wish you all, all the best.

UB.


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2/4/2010 9:20:02 PM

 
Ilene Samowitz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2006
  Congrats to the winners....what a great group of photographs.


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2/4/2010 10:02:08 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  I wanted to let everyone know that all photos entered will be put into separate categories. So try to upload photos that fit somewhere within the categories below.

Flowers :foliage, trees and so on.

People : any photo that display people.

Landscapes : sunsets, sunrises, scenic and so on.

Animals : nature, fish, creepy crawly, most anything with two or more legs etc.

Digital Darkroom & Design and other : photos that exhibit photo manipulation, photo art/digital art and any type of Elements of Design will go here.


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2/5/2010 8:23:21 AM

 
Carla Metzler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you Tammy and the judges for your hard work!


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2/5/2010 11:48:36 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2003
  that is a great looking bunch of winners...congrats to all of you


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2/5/2010 2:53:31 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2006
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  Congratulations to all the Winners, High Five to you Tammy!


Dominick


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2/5/2010 8:33:35 PM

 
Carla Capra
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/1/2010
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Entries for February Contest
Division: Landscape, Travel & Places


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3/25/2010 7:53:31 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Entries for March Contest:
Division: Flowers, foliage, trees, shrubs, etc.

Note: The above entry for the Division: Landscape.... should have said Entries for MARCH not February. So Sorry.


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3/25/2010 8:02:35 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Entries for March Contest
Division: Animals, reptiles, birds and insects


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3/25/2010 8:06:25 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Entries for March Contest
Division: People


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3/25/2010 8:10:17 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Entries for March Contest
Division: Catch All


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