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Michelle L. Frick
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August 2012 Cocktails and Chocolates


Well hello there! This month the 15th got here too fast for me! I'm a day late - sorry all! It's back to school for kids here, and it's FINALLY cooling down (at least temporarily) here in Texas. I hope everyone else is enjoying temperate weather wherever you may be.

Please join in the fun - pick your favorite, post it here and grab a bevvie and something sweet (or bitter if you like dark chocolate) and let's all see what the judges have in store for our August entries.

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Good luck everyone!!!


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9/16/2012 10:03:17 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Here's my favorite from August...I hadn't realized that the theme from the month was funny or I might have tried it there first. Either way - I just LOVE my little man and his expressions. I think my camera kind of loves him too.


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9/16/2012 10:07:20 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Wow, he's growing by leaps and bounds it seems...! Very cute facial expression you got from him!
Will try to remember, pre-coffee, tomorrow morning, to post my Aug Fav ;)


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9/16/2012 10:10:26 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Thanks Chris! He's getting tall and you should see the shoes! I can't believe my "baby" is so big now. I can't wait to see your pick. Enjoy your Sunday!


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9/16/2012 10:41:08 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  Well, good luck everyone!

If anyone wants to pick a favorite from my entries, they start on page 2 of my gallery with Eyeball and go to Triplets on page three.


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9/16/2012 8:36:08 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Love that capture Michelle! The weather is sooo much nicer here in MD too. The humidity is gone. Now I'm looking forward to seeing how nice the fall foliage is this year.

I will pick and post a fav soon. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's. Best of luck to all!


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9/16/2012 8:42:12 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Jeff, my favorites of yours are "Wings" and the image directly above it in your gallery that is untitled...looks like a hod ornament with some rust on the hood.

I look forward to your favorite Susan! Enjoy the weather.


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9/16/2012 8:49:15 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Oh, and thank you Susan! He's great at making faces for my camera. :-)


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9/16/2012 9:13:43 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Really a hard choice for me this time; I had several old favorites I had reworked & entered in August, which of course I love. A few of my brand new August images have me pretty hopeful as well. But then in the middle of the month, I went to Iceland for my sister's wedding, spent 10 days there (missing 9 days of making BP entries), came home with a few thousand shots, and managed to get 2 of them entered at the end of August. (As a result, September is likely to be 100% Iceland entries, so part of me feels I shouldn't pick an Iceland image for this thread ;)
So a real dilemma...!


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9/17/2012 3:44:22 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Skógafoss
Skógafoss
The massive wall of water that is Skógafoss in southern Iceland. The water falls about 200 feet with a powerful roar, creating a huge bank of mist.
Apparently during full flood, the wind created by the falls is strong enough to keep you from getting within 50 feet of the falls.

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Can't help it... ;) Iceland blew me away, and this is my August favorite from the trip.


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9/17/2012 3:46:17 AM

 
Carol Quina
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Heart of the Matter
The Heart of the Matter
One of the shots from a wedding I photographed recently.
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Here's my pick. Good luck to everyone!


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9/17/2012 9:40:36 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Welcome back everyone! Jeff, I really like Rozel Posts.

I think that August is the first month that I have actually entered something every day. Some of my favorites of all time are here and it is oh, so hard to choose. I am still in my bird phase so mostly entered birds and a few in monthly them.

Favorite for MT is http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Gallery.aspx?id=221125&cat=0&photoID=13212730&iPage=5&mp=V3

I also really like all the rest! Mine are from Page 2 "Show no Fear" to Page 5 "Whos Studying Who?"

Good luck everyone!


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9/17/2012 3:08:14 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Mountains in the Mirror
Mountains in the Mirror
A very happy EID MUBARAK to all my Muslim Friends.
A composite from two shots, shot a few seconds apart (one focused on the mirror and the other focused on beyond, both in discussion thread below) from within the Jeep while on our way to Lulusar lake in the picturesque Kaghan Valley in Northern Pakistan.The green boxed along the road-side are for honey gathering from the bees who suck the honey from the abundant wild flowers of the region.

A little PS fun afterwards and hence the category choice.

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Good to be here again, thanks Shell for hosting this thread.

Many favorites to choose from among my August entries, but I finally decided the one above as my Monthly Pick.

For those who would like to look at my August entries, they start on Page 2 with "S S" and end on Page 3 with "Looking Down ...".

Good luck to you all and for a change lets hope we have a great showing of Badges among our picks!!

UB.


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9/18/2012 12:39:46 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Good luck everybody..hope it's better than mine was last month (no finalists)..My entries for August start on page 3 with 'Scuse Me, Puppy Needs Some Privacy and end on page 9 with "TKW Day AGAIN".


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9/18/2012 3:18:26 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Spectacle At Sundown
Spectacle At Sundown
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I guess I'll go with this resubmit. One of several faves for August.
By the way, I just found out I'll have a photo in AARP's 2013 calendar.


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9/18/2012 4:37:34 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Jeff...I like "Arches"
Leslie...."Show No Fear" and "Mama's Boy"
Usman.."Majestic"


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9/18/2012 4:52:29 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Carolyn, congrats on your calendar image--which one is it?


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9/18/2012 5:19:45 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I'm not sure..It's one of my Beavers Bend shots, but I sent in 3, so I'm waiting for them to clarify which one it is.


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9/18/2012 7:03:18 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Simple Things
The Simple Things
A wild clover with light from a window. F5.6, 1/400, 50mm.

Flowers: August 2, 2012
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Arg, it was hard to choose. I'm much happier with my September entries so far. But I'll pick this one, mostly because of the lighting (which the judges seemed to favor on my last win).


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9/18/2012 9:42:13 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  Leslie - Mama's Boy gets my vote.
Usman - Majestic is my pick.
Carolyn - Lets Go Fishing gets my vote.


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9/18/2012 11:10:49 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Carolyn: Congrats on the Calendar Image! So cool. Lets Go Fishing really jumped out at me. You had a lot of great stuff in August.

Useman: I love Spring Rings.

Good Luck all! Will hope to comment on more soon.


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9/18/2012 11:59:21 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Carolyn, congratulations on the calendar. I'm picking the same fav of yours that you did.

Usman - Majestic
Leslie - Mama's Boy
Jeff - Arches

Mine are from Love Letters on page 1 to Little Lavender on page 2.

Chris, your Iceland pics so far are amazing!!!

Good luck to all! Maybe this will be an early month?



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9/18/2012 12:28:57 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Susan - Love Letters! What a great idea and nicely executed.


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9/18/2012 12:53:19 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I like Heavy Metal, Susan!


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9/18/2012 1:02:32 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  Yup, Heavy Metal for me as well, Susan. Very cool!


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9/18/2012 1:06:31 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thanks, Susan for the kind words on Iceland :) Such a fantastic trip and photo destination!
As for Finalists - my gut says this is probably likely to be a late month, vs. an early month.


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9/18/2012 1:06:58 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Thanks guys! Heavy Metal was my original pick :)

Thanks Leslie! I was glad to find a use for that book box that I got at the craft store..lol.

Yea, I'm not even gonna start anticipating till the 25/26th.


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9/18/2012 1:35:12 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I agree..Late.


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9/18/2012 2:52:35 PM

 
tony w. austin
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Well for the last couple months I have been trying to enter catagories which I feel are my weakest. to me the weakest is people. So that is what I have really been working on.


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9/18/2012 3:55:20 PM

 
tony w. austin
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  oops forgot I already entered today LOL. Will have to post it tomorrow.


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9/18/2012 3:56:30 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks for taking a peek at my gallery Carolyn, Leslie, Susan and Jeff. Here are my picks from yours;

Carolyn: Favorite (the details and shapes are captivating)
Leslie: White-faced Ibis (What a superb in-flight capture with perfect focus)
: Soaring Swainson's Hawk (Lovely composition, details and spread-out wings)
Susan: Light Out (Amazing details, lines and comp)
Jeff: No Title (The hood ornament it is, like the dof, details and the slant comp)

Good luck!

UB.


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9/19/2012 12:48:06 AM

 
tony w. austin
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Play Ball
Play Ball
there was a dunking booth where I work and this little boy was trying to dunk someone.
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here we go


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9/19/2012 5:18:03 AM

 
Karen ODonnell
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Curtsy to the ocean!
Curtsy to the ocean!
ISO 200, aperture 7.1, shutter speed 1/80, manual mode, focal length 75mm, external speedlite compulsory flash fired, Taken at dusk.
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I had a quite a few in August....but I think this is my favorite and the first one entered that month


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9/19/2012 12:38:23 PM

 
Ken Beatty
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I like Maid of the Mist...


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9/19/2012 2:04:39 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Welcome to BP, Kenneth!


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9/19/2012 3:10:08 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Welcome to our little thread, Kenneth. You will like it, I betcha.


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9/19/2012 3:24:18 PM

 
Ken Beatty
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  Thanks for the warm reception.


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9/19/2012 5:39:31 PM

 
Ken Beatty
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  I like...

Curious Curves by Rudra Mandal
Iron Works by Tamara K. Walker

Curious Curves gets my vote! It speaks volumes...


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9/20/2012 10:02:17 AM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hosta
Hosta
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I have a few favorites from August - this is one of them.


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9/20/2012 12:57:18 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day  
Two Scoops!
Two Scoops!
FINALIST AUGUST 2014
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My best hope...


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9/21/2012 2:06:02 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Wow, there are some good picks in the thread! But there always are :)

Welcome to Ken! I had to do a search for the 2 photographers you listed which gave me the chance to look at galleries that I hadn't seen before (very nice, I might add). I have a hard enough time making picks from the thread participants here, and worse, my own! What's funny is I imagined you looking thru all EP's for the month! Which is when I realized I must have consumed waaayy too much caffiene or chocolate (don't drink)!! Lol. I think the total entries are usually like 11-12k! I think that Finalists make up about 6-7% of all of those but the EP percentages would be way way higher!

That got me thinking about a question for our stats expert, Chris. Do we know how many participating photographers there are here on BP?

Just food for thought (as if chocolate weren't!) While we are so patiently waiting...hehe...


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9/21/2012 4:50:23 AM

 
Ken Beatty
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  I'm not that ambitious. I just looked through my favorites that I click on last month and checked if they had an EP for a Pict uploaded before 9/1. I like using favorites.


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9/21/2012 4:55:43 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Susan, I don't have any stats on # of active/participating members. There are 8,704 members shown in the "All Members with Finalists" listing, tucked away in BP's Site Map. However, that is historical (ie, going way back) and so a portion of those members are likely no longer here, but still shown in the list---and it doesn't count members who haven't had a Finalist yet, or, who don't participate in the contest... (PS - there are 3,455 members listed on the "Members with Wins" listing.) I hope to break into the "top 20" of each list one day! ;) If only I could convince the current top 20 to stop entering for several months... hehehe!

Regarding the contest stats, the current average (from 81 monthly contests) is still a high 21,422 entries per month---however, that includes the "peak" months when BP got some 38,000 entries! 2012's average is about 11,700. The 81-month average hit rate for Finalists is 3.81%. But again, that includes exceptionally low months, where only 1% of entries made Finalist in the past. 2012's average Finalist rate is 6%. I've never attempted to count EP's from a single month, but my gut instinct says something like 50% (or more) of all entries make EP.


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9/21/2012 5:34:17 AM

 
Ken Beatty
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  What's the best way to find the entries for August by this thread's participants?


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9/21/2012 5:49:58 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Unfortunately there isn't a set way to do it at BP---it depends on whether each member, themselves, "groups" their monthly entries together in their own gallery display. (ie, some members keep their galleries in chronological order, or create an Album for "Last Month", etc., while some do not.) During any given month, you can view all current entries for that month, but for all members... but there isn't a link/button you yourself could use to view, say, my own August entries directly.


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9/21/2012 5:54:42 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Good idea, Ken! I used to use fav's quite a bit but haven't since returning. I do chronological where my current entries are first, then the prior months follow right after the ones that have received finalist or better. I also use the old, or classic, gallery style, mostly because 30 images show up on one page versus only 8 at a time. It's the lazy in me, probably. Oh, and I've also seen members make up a pic that will say "August Entries" and put that pic at the beginning of that month. More people probably did that tho, before the new galleries came out. But as Chris listed, those are about the only ways to know and some thread commenters here will list where theirs are.

Interesting stats, Chris. I'm sure you'll break into that top twenty no matter what!

I wish I had the time to go thru any categories EPs and try to guess which ones would be chosen. Like Carolyn says, it can be head scratching as to the ones they don't choose. I sometimes try and browse the finalists for categories (a much smaller group!) and try to guess which will move forward! The whole thing can be kind of addicting lol!


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9/21/2012 6:54:57 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Hi Ken, welcome!

I like you Fall Leaves picture - lovely colors and detail.

Happy Shooting!


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9/21/2012 7:09:48 AM

 
Ken Beatty
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  Just starting to look at some of your entries and...

Carolyn "Favorite"
Jeff "Arches"

more to come.


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9/21/2012 12:52:51 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Along the Shore
Along the Shore
*Digital Darkroom*
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Here's my fave


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9/21/2012 3:13:06 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Ken, took a look at ur Aug folder (great idea :). While I like Maid of the Mist I think Niagra Falls closeup is my fav. The landscape elements make a great frame, the sky is a good contrast and I love the water color.


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9/21/2012 3:55:50 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Jessica - that's beautiful!


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9/21/2012 5:43:40 PM

 
Ken Beatty
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  Christopher - Road to Stykkishólmur (like the POV)
Susan - Coming Out (Detail and Unique)


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9/22/2012 4:42:38 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  Water Lilly Pond
Water Lilly Pond
I spent over 4 hours wondering around the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu. It had beautiful gardens and these wonderful water lilly ponds that just fascinated me. I took many photos I liked but my friends seem to enjoy this one the most so I thought I would share it.
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This is a really great thread and I look at it a lot. All of your photos are so amazing! I joined BP in July and am a "newbie" to photography. My photos have received a lot of EPs and I am hoping one day I'll get a finalist selection. I still have a lot to learn to get to the caliber of your photos but the journey is so much fun. August is only the second month I entered the contest but I am hoping that just maybe... My favorite for August is my Water Lily Pond piture which I'm attaching. Good luck to everyone! I really enjoy your comments and photos. Hope you don't mind that I joined your thread.


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9/22/2012 4:50:01 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thanks, Ken! (I only had 2 Iceland entries at the tail end of August; I'm afraid all my other August entries are scattered near and far through my gallery layout at this point.)
Welcome aboard Marcy! It is great when "newbies" just jump right in---BP and the forums particularly need more of that! I like your POV in the lily shot, and the variety of the coloring on the lily pads; good luck!


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9/22/2012 5:46:27 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  Thanks Christopher! Your photos are awesome. Your trip to Iceland sounded amazing. Iceland is in my top 5 trips to take and you added extra incentive to move it up the list! Ireland is at the top.


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9/22/2012 8:16:36 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  Great images this month, everyone!

Welcome to BP and the countdown thread, Kenneth & Marcy!

I'm not able to upload any photos this morning so I guess it's time to pick my favorite for May (to follow).

I haven't had time to review everyone's galleries but I did take a peek at Usman's and have to agree the others that Majestic is a stunner, and my pick for August.

Good luck everyone!


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9/22/2012 8:33:48 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Emerging
Emerging
Borage flowers open pink, and later turn blue. I was fortunate enough to catch a new one opening. Shot inside with natural back lighting (sunlight through a large window).

f/13, 1/40, ISO100, 100mm

** Flowers **

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and here's my pick for August.

My August entries start on page 2 with Sunset Play and end on page 5 with Nestled, if anyone would like to review & pick.


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9/22/2012 8:39:30 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Terrific backlighting, Martha!
Marcy, you will not be disappointed with Iceland! I would love to go back, even for a long weekend in Reykjavik. When you go, aim for some summer months, to help ensure some beautiful Iceland weather (but be prepared for some beautiful grey Iceland weather just the same!) Unless you're going specifically for winter photography, of course!


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9/22/2012 12:12:09 PM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  Winter and I don't agree so summer it is. Thanks!


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9/22/2012 3:55:48 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Child with Cup
Child with Cup
I caught her just after lunch and had to clean her face a bit, but who could resist those eyes?! The "bracelet" she is wearing is actually a shaving from the cooper's shop; the kids call them "curlies".
2nd resubmission February 23, 2016
Category: People

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For some reason I forgot to sign in this month so I just deleted today's entry so I could LOL Here's my favorite - a resub for sure if it does not go on this time.


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9/23/2012 4:41:12 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  Wow finalist came out.Earlier in the month and earlier in the day than I would have guessed. I didn't pick one as a possibility because I wasn't very confident I had anything but I did surprisingly recieve one for Morning Pinks and Gold. Congratulations to all that received finalists.


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9/24/2012 8:50:53 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  OMG! I received my very first finalist pick on my photo called "Looking Down". Christopher - you so picked this one. Wow!


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Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Finalists and good luck in the next round.

UB.


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9/24/2012 9:13:40 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to the finalists. Best of luck in the next round.

I got one on the young model (Keshia) I have had as my people model on Better photo for the past eight years. She was dressed for prom in the image.

Keshia Rain has a beautiful voice and is working on a singing career now working out LA and Atlanta Georgia. Her music should come out shortly.

I have it first in my port if you want to view it.


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9/24/2012 9:15:05 AM

 
Ken Beatty
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Got my first finalist...


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9/24/2012 9:18:28 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.

I'm attaching a copy of my pick.


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9/24/2012 9:35:52 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.

I'm attaching a copy of my pick.


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9/24/2012 9:36:51 AM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.


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9/24/2012 9:37:41 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
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F5, 1/200, 38mm, flash/strobe lighting.

Flowers: August 30, 2012

Finalist, August 2012
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Congratulations to all the Finalists and to Marcy and Ken for getting their first!! I have now broken a record of a pick three months in a row (still working on getting 2 in 1 month..lol!)

I believe it was Leslie that picked correctly on mine: Love Letters

Good luck to all in the next round!


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Leslie J. Morris
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Congrats all! Susan I am so glad, loved that one. I earned three, I think they were all in the Monthly Theme Category - I picked one as did many others - Mamas Boy.


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9/24/2012 10:14:40 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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Don't Mess with Mama's Boy!
Don't Mess with Mama's Boy!
This maternal Burrowing Owl scowled while her owlet gazed curiously at me from behind her protective stance.
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Congrats all! Susan I am so glad, loved that one. I earned three, I think they were all in the Monthly Theme Category - I picked one as did many others - Mamas Boy.

Hopefully with three in the category, one will move on further!


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9/24/2012 10:16:43 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Two for me this time..One in Catch All and one in Theme.


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9/24/2012 10:29:18 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I am so happy. I got a judges comment on my Keshia picture.

We toured Poland for ten days and I put some picture's of Poland up for the September contest. It was the best trip ever.

Check them out.


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9/24/2012 5:44:09 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Great job Leslie and Carolyn!

Ken, I noticed that your two picks from your favorites, Curious Curves and Iron Works both made Finalist! Good eye!

Maybe we'll have a few days before the winners so I hope to have time to go thru the Finalists!


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9/24/2012 5:48:03 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Happy to see these a bit early this month, and honored to have another good month (four this time)! I am enjoying looking at all the super work.
Congrats to all and very special congrats to Marcy and Kenneth on first finalists!
Best of luck to all in the next round!


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9/24/2012 7:32:18 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I'm beginning to think something's wrong with my browser and it's not updating the winners page. :)
Oh, the suspense!


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9/28/2012 2:44:29 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  I know! I thought for sure it would be today vs the weekend.


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9/28/2012 3:16:47 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Ya never know... Only 3:20pm out west now... Fingers crossed for everyone!


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9/28/2012 3:19:42 PM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  So the bright side is that they have updated all of September EPs! But I'm with you guys - I keep checking the winners page. Slim chance that my photo will go further than finalist, but ya never know! :)


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9/28/2012 3:25:27 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  I bet if we all keep clicking on the winners page it will make it happen faster :o)


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Martha R. Mazon
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  I rely on you all to keep clicking the winners page so all I have to do is watch this thread! :)


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9/28/2012 3:41:55 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  1999, 2000, 2001 clicks .... and now my left index finger has gone sore and no Winners yet ...... Jeff I should've known that you were not serious, Oh Well!

UB.


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9/29/2012 1:48:38 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  I can't seem to find the August winners!! I wanted to see all the winners but it's still showing only the month of July. Is something wrong?


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9/30/2012 7:39:59 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  Tammy - they haven't been posted yet. I'm guessing it will be tomorrow.


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9/30/2012 7:50:51 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Is this a new trend or something? I have taken a huge 6+ month break so I have been out of the loop.


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9/30/2012 8:19:48 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  Well, the March finalists weren't announced until 5/2 and the winners not until 5/4. The lateness that month generated a lot of concern in the community (see the countdown thread for some interesting reading) so it's possible there was a concerted effort to get the finalists out early this month, if the judges knew the winners were going to be late. Pure conjecture on my part of course! I think the bottom line is there is no hard and fast rule about announcement timing.


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9/30/2012 8:38:40 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  BP's sated guideline is to announce winners by the last day of each month. They've definitely set the bar ahead of that for 99% of all the prior months! Still, they have all day today to release the winners "on time." I think I only recall them missing that mark once or maybe twice in 82 months!


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9/30/2012 8:59:13 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Going to call it a day here in Pakistan. I hope, when I wake up tomorrow the First of October, I see the Winners. Good luck all!!!

UB.


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9/30/2012 9:57:58 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I've resorted to eating more chocolate now ... yummmmm ...


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9/30/2012 1:53:42 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Can I borrow some? I'm out!


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9/30/2012 2:00:36 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Sure, come on over! I have plenty! I have Godiva liqueur too ... we can make chocolate martinis!


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9/30/2012 2:05:23 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  Oh my chocolate martinis sounds like just the trick for the end of month wait.


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9/30/2012 2:21:15 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Let Your Mind Be Free
Let Your Mind Be Free
This happens to be a beautiful young lady who was letting her mind and spirit roam free during our recent photo shoot.
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This was the only image I have entered in months and it got a finalist. I was hoping for a gold medal but I guess I will just continue to wait.


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9/30/2012 6:29:01 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Wow, Tammy. One for One, that's some achievement. Good luck up next!

UB.


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10/1/2012 7:12:37 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Yeah I don't enter much anymore Usman. I just thought I would enter that one photo and see how it went and sure enough I got a finalist. All it takes is one. I went ahead and entered two images for September and watch I will not get a finalist on either of them.....lol.


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10/1/2012 8:18:19 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Well it should not be long now... Someone is working behind the scenes today because the two photos I entered for the month on the 28th and 29th just got editor's pick in the last hour.


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10/1/2012 10:21:54 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  EP marking for the end of month Sep 30, 2012 is done. Should we see the August Winners soon, I hope so.

Going to sleep though. See the winners in the morning, night, night!

UB.


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10/1/2012 10:50:28 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I'd guess the winners would announce today... But the folks involved in EP selection (in my opinion) generally are not the same folks involved in Winner selection, so I don't equate catch-up in EP's to mean the Judges are done evaluating... My two cents!


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10/1/2012 11:02:55 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  I keep clicking but still nothing. . .


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10/1/2012 1:16:29 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Me too. ... sigh ...


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10/1/2012 1:30:47 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  I keep coming back to check and see if the winners are posted and I don't even have a horse in the running! LOL I look forward every month to see who the finalists are and then who takes home the gold. You all are awesome photographers!


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10/1/2012 2:35:04 PM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Christopher, don't rain on my parade..lol. It sounded like a plan to me but we all know your right because there is no way one set of people can do it all and it must be split. I give up on checking. Usman or anyone else here that is on my facebook, please let me know if anything changes. Thanks...


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10/1/2012 3:03:54 PM

 
Anita Hogue
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  WOW, Tammy. I just pulled up your gallery and your portraits are absolutely awesome!


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10/1/2012 3:19:38 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Geez, I saw all these responses in my email and thought for sure they'd announced! lol Silly me! Dayna, I still check also, even if I don't have a finalist.


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10/1/2012 3:27:51 PM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  The suspense is killing me. Very first finalist so chances are slim but still ... the anticipation, oh my! How do you guys stand this every month? Okay - I admit it - it's fun even if I've eaten Trader's Joe's out of their Simply Lite dark chocolate.


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10/1/2012 3:46:25 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  See, now I feel validated Marcy! It's nice to know others are sorta addicted to this also! And by the way, a Finalist in your first month is Awesome!


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10/1/2012 3:56:50 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  I'm with Susan "I saw all these responses in my email and thought for sure they'd announced! "


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10/1/2012 4:01:55 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Sign me up for the "addicted" club. I can't help checking over and over.


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10/1/2012 4:03:53 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  WHAT! No announcement? Well actually I am kinda glad as there was not an email from BP announcing gold for me....sigh.


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10/1/2012 4:08:49 PM

 
Marcy B. Reman
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  All I can say is I'm thankful for this discussion thread - it's keeping me sane! Kind of :) Susan - definitley validated! Peggy - I'm with you - I think I'm wearing out my keyboard and mouse from checking so often. Thanks everyone for being so nice.


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10/1/2012 4:10:50 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Now you see Marcy, just why it is called "Cocktails & Chocolate" ;) Coping mechanisms of choice!
Good luck to the Finalists awaiting results!


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10/1/2012 5:49:56 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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  Well, I just baked Snickerdoodle cookies... and have plenty to go around!
(now, would that pair better with Merlot, or a Pinot Grigio?)

Geez, awaiting the results these days can be so bad for my waistline! LOL ;)

Good luck everyone!

Smiles, Lisa♥


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10/1/2012 6:28:25 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Methinks merlot... But mealwaysthinks merlot.


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10/1/2012 6:34:30 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  For snickerdoodles, I'm thinking a nice tawny port...


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10/1/2012 6:36:39 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  I'll take mine with ice cold milk, please!


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10/1/2012 6:39:40 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  I was not going to have dessert tonight...but well with all this talk I have changed my mind.


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10/1/2012 6:46:20 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Here's hoping for tomorrow! Cheers!


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10/1/2012 7:33:10 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Its another morning, another day of anticipation, another day of checking and clicking, another day of enjoying the excitement with you all, another day of seeing the crescendo build up, hope it all ends well for all of us ;)

UB.


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10/1/2012 8:35:57 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  Well it's almost 6:00 A.M. and still no winners so I will go get ready for work, keep my fingers crossed for you all and check back later. Good luck to you all!!!


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10/2/2012 2:53:10 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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  Jeff, you are a man of my heart!
Bottoms up with the milk glasses...
Snickerdoodles need dipping, hoorah, hoorah!


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10/2/2012 3:09:26 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Gotta be today! Good luck everybody.


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10/2/2012 3:25:28 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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  Nope!! I always check 'Contest' first and this thread second. Another morning sigh but then I think, "okay there's still a chance". Scurrying off to buy more chocolate!


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10/2/2012 3:55:09 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  If they don't announce the winners soon many of you poor souls here are going to over dose on chocolate, seriously.


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10/2/2012 5:30:11 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Okay, well I have a photo session with a lady for her book that's going to be published soon and I will be out for a while. If anything changes someone should be really sweet and text me: 434-444-0750 :)


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10/2/2012 6:52:21 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Tammy, you say that like it's a bad thing? lol


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10/2/2012 7:26:53 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  They're here!!

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/1208.asp


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10/2/2012 8:14:37 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Yay! Congrats to all the awesome winners!


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10/2/2012 8:58:04 AM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  Congratulations winners.


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10/2/2012 8:59:50 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Congrats to the winners. My goofy dog managed to pull a second place. He's eating his congratulatory weenie as we speak.


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10/2/2012 9:02:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  BIG CONGRATZ to all the Winners. Tammy special CONGRATZ to you on your First Place Gold badge with just one image submitted in August. I remember this feat was also accomplished by another BPer Kara Hendricks last year, I believe.

So when are the September Finalists coming, any guesses, LOL!!!

UB.


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10/2/2012 9:28:16 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
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  Susan S. --- No it's not a bad thing to have a photo published in a book. Sorry if it sounded that way. I made good money for that session so that is never a disappointment.

Thank you Anita H. for you compliment regards my gallery of work, you're too kind.

Thank you Christopher for letting me know I won 1st place via text message. He was how I found out otherwise I would have went all day without knowing. I was actually in the middle of a photo session when I got the news; of course I was distracted after that....lol.

Usman, thank you for all your communication, friendship and compliments. I love the fact you are still around at BP.


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10/3/2012 4:44:28 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone here, thanks for your always enjoyable company :)

Tammy, I was referencing ODing on chocolate as being a bad thing. Probably should have been more specific!

I look forward to the September countdown!


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10/3/2012 7:51:19 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  Congrats to all the winners!

I'm sure some of you have discovered this, but for those that haven't:

Yes! You can turn OFF ADS!
We are excited about this new feature!
Betterphoto members who are current and past students, Pro and Deluxe Website owners, current Basic photo gallery owners, and of course the Masterpiece membership group can all opt out of ad viewing from your
member center>member info tab>Gallery Ad Default area.

You can turn them on or off at the Gallery Ad Default area at any time. The default is ON (to view ads).

You MUST be signed in for the ads to Not to appear. Otherwise you will be viewing just like a random visitor and see the Google ads.


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10/5/2012 4:02:22 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thanks, Jeff, for pointing this out! How nice to have it get rid of the ads in the "middle" of the browse-recent-contest-entries screen! Makes viewing recent entries much more enjoyable!


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10/5/2012 4:56:44 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks JEFF so much for noticing and letting us know. It feels so much more interesting again. I know my comments rate on other BPers will increase ;)

Would have appreciated if someone from BP had informed all of us of this new feature!! Please know that addition of this feature is very much appreciated. THANKS.

UB.


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10/5/2012 4:57:10 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Done! Thanks Jeff! I do a lot on BP from my blackberry so this really helps big time!


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10/5/2012 5:17:21 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I noticed yesterday that they were gone, but mine had been set for them to be off, not by me, but I'm glad it's set that way. I sure do appreciate it. Saves a lot of time.


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