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Christopher Budny
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November Countdown


Season's Greetings! May your holidays be filled with warmth and joy, and just hopefully, a few BP medals thrown in ;)

This monthly thread is intended to let us share our one favorite image from our entries last month -- November. Your personal favorite, or maybe your most hopeful, or your proudest photographic achievement that month, etc.; perhaps it isn't always the image that you *think* might potentially go on to Finalist or better, and it may not be an image the BP Judges are drawn to! It isn't about predicting a Finalist/Winner (although that's a fun trick when it happens here!); it is about sharing your personal best/favorite image.

So give your favorite a showcase here, tell us why you picked it, and join us in the countdown... Best of luck to everyone in the November contest results!

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Some helpful hints for attaching photos into a BP Forum Thread, if you're unfamiliar with the process:

1) Sign into BP. IF YOU HAVEN'T entered the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image (from your Member Center) into your Reply here. This avoids a duplicate image upload to your Member Center. Note the Photo ID# of the image you wish to include here (visible in your Member Center) then return to this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, and choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down (even though you won't actually be uploading a file.) Click Submit; at the next screen, populate the "Photo ID" field shown over at the right. Skip the other text fields on that screen, check the boxes at the bottom, and Submit.

2) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. Either wait until tomorrow to reply here first, or upload a copy of the image (from your PC) and attach to this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.

If you're uploading a duplicate, I suggest titling it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on. This can also help nudge BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, if they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, first try to tell if it is a duplicate upload. As a courtesy, try to find the original image in the member's gallery and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate... which may one day be deleted.


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12/17/2013 5:46:40 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Fjords of Chicago
Fjords of Chicago
Playing around with another image of the Aqua Tower in Chicago. The undulating balconies, different on
every floor, reminded me (when viewed at this steep upward angle) of a topographical map, suggesting
rolling hills, or a constructed landscape viewed from "above and at an angle." Windows then,
reflecting blue sky, became lakes or fjords within the hills. (I tinted them all a sky blue to heighten the effect.)

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I enjoyed a wonderful photography visit to Chicago in October, which formed the basis of most of my November entries. I was slightly obsessed with this hotel/condo tower...!


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12/17/2013 5:50:05 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   n a t u r a l
n a t u r a l

Thanks for looking!

~People~
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Olympus Camedia C-...

 
 
Hi Chris...:) Thanks for hosting this again... I didn't get my Nov. entries copied before it changed over to Dec. so I'm going completely by memory here... I guess I'll chose this as my fav. Love this one, Emy's so natural here..:) And as much as she hates her freckles... I love them..:)

Merry Christmas all!!!


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12/17/2013 9:30:14 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Mama's Girls
Mama's Girls
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Merry Christmas to all! And, a Happy New Year too!


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12/17/2013 2:29:47 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  The Shining
The Shining
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I'm just taking a wild guess, since we don't have even any EPs this far into the month. I like this one a lot, though.


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12/17/2013 2:39:12 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Pinnacle
The Pinnacle
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This is my fave from November. Good luck everyone!


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12/18/2013 2:46:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Picnic By The Water
Picnic By The Water
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This is my favorite image from November. It rarely rains here in the Mojave desert, but when I shot this image, we had record rainfall that lasted for weeks, flooding many areas. I took a drive to the Littlerock Dam which normally doesn't have alot of water in it and found picnic tables out in the water...Probably something I will not ever see again!


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12/19/2013 11:25:39 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Last to Fall
Last to Fall
© Usman M. Bajwa
Nikon D40 Digital ...
 
 
My favorite image of the month from my own entries is the one from the past season. Good luck to you all.

UB.


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12/20/2013 12:54:22 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Some very nice favorites in there---best of luck to you all!


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12/20/2013 5:23:01 AM

 
Pat Harry
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Remembering Fallen Journalists
Remembering Fallen Journalists
© Pat Harry
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I'm doubtful any of my November entries will advance, but I think this is my favorite.


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12/20/2013 8:21:28 AM

 
Jane E. Miller
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  Pat,

I think the composition is moving and wonderful. Good job! Congrats!

Jane


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12/20/2013 11:58:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Art Deco Triptych #1
Art Deco Triptych #1
Architectural detail from inside the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska
Category: Elements of Design

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I'll go with this triptych which is not a presentation BP favors. It actually did get an EP, though, which is more than you can say for 2/3 of my entries so far LOL


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12/22/2013 6:47:53 AM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2010
  Beautiful images that you have selected. Best of luck in that these will receive a nod ahead in the process today. I am not entering much anymore so not going to select one but still love to see your works. Still loving to shoot but the site/competition has lost the fun for me.


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12/27/2013 6:26:04 AM

 
Pat Harry
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I posted my favorite, but I'm changing my mind. :) This one is odd, but I think it is my favorite.


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12/27/2013 11:53:05 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I am thinking the next two days are going to be filled with activity. Best of luck to all of you.


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12/29/2013 4:30:57 PM

 
Jane E. Miller
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  Nikki,

Has anyone heard about staff favorites or finalist given out yet?

Thanks,

Jane


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12/29/2013 4:36:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  None here - hope springs eternal :)


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12/29/2013 4:38:38 PM

 
Betty Ann Kelly
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I am hoping that my entry "Once" advances. Good luck everyone! :)


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12/29/2013 8:02:53 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Winners announcement on Jan 1 will bring wide smiles to many to mark the start of another New Year. Fingers crossed!!

UB.


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12/29/2013 9:05:09 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Small NYC
Small NYC

2 Sec - f/4 - ISO 400 - 19mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 17-40mm f/4.0L

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Only three entered for me in November (only one so far in Dec). This is my favorite.


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12/29/2013 9:08:02 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Looks like another late set of results... Perhaps even running into January. (Which if I recall, has only happened once before.)
Best of luck to everyone, and here's wishing you a very Happy New Year!


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12/30/2013 6:22:30 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Happy 2014 Everybody! I hope your new year finds you with great photo adventures and fantastic photo ops!


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12/30/2013 9:33:05 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/5/2011
  Happy New Year everyone and best wishes for the coming year to everyone.

Regards,
Janet


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12/30/2013 3:56:50 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Wishing all the talented and friendly folks here at BP a fabulous New Year!
(And best of luck in the contest as well!)
Regards,
Peggy


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12/30/2013 6:55:33 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Winding Down
Winding Down
Watching the sunset on the south shore of Kauai.

f/22, 1/320, ISO1250, 50mm

** Nature & Landscapes **
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I guess I'm not too late for this thread! I'm thinking SFs today, finalists on Thursday? Maybe?

Anyway here's my fave for the month.

Good luck to all and Happy New Year!


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12/31/2013 6:47:17 AM

 
Jane E. Miller
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  Martha,

Wow! That is a definite Wow shot!!! Congrats!!
Hope you have some winners-this definitely is one!

Happy New Year!

Jane Miller


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12/31/2013 6:57:15 AM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2010
  It doesn't look like the SF's have been chosen yet. They certainly are waiting until the end lately. Good luck all. And more importantly good luck in the new year for good health, love, and happiness.


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12/31/2013 2:52:10 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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  Yes they have!


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12/31/2013 4:43:49 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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  Staff Favorites are finally out for November!


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12/31/2013 4:51:18 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Mirrored Reflections
Mirrored Reflections
One single shot just reflections in a mirror at Terminal Tower Cleveland Ohio
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Good luck in the next round for those with SF's. I did receive two so pleasantly surprised. One was on a favorite of mine although I don't post it on the thread.
But anyway I don't mind jinxing myself now.


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12/31/2013 6:31:05 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  That's beautiful, Jackie! I got 8 SFs.


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12/31/2013 6:48:03 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all who got SFs, Finalists and Winners shouldn't take too long now!!!

UB.


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12/31/2013 8:15:24 PM

 
Melissa Picone
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: )


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12/31/2013 9:16:56 PM

 
Melissa Picone
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: )


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12/31/2013 9:17:33 PM

 
Melissa Picone
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Happy New Year!


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12/31/2013 9:18:58 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  4 Finalists, no wins...


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1/1/2014 2:42:48 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  6 Finalists and a Win for me. CONGRATZ to all who got golden and good luck in 2014!!!

UB.


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1/1/2014 3:20:14 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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  Nothing for me (no surprise: I got only 7 EPs out of 30 entries) and now, due to some error on this site, I cannot upload a contest image... I guess I'll not continue on this site after my portfolio expires in September.


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1/1/2014 3:23:33 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Happy New Year to everyone! May it be full of beautiful imagery!
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists; I went to bed having only seen SF announcements, and woke up to finalists and winners announcements--honestly didn't expect to see them so fast!
Best of luck to everyone as we move into the Dec contest results!

PS---looking for a new volunteer to take over launching the Countdown thread next month... I won't be able to.


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1/1/2014 4:32:40 AM

 
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  Happy New Year to everyone and congratulations to all. I received one finalist and SF for November for "de las golondrines" and this is the first time I'm trying to use Nikki's directions to include link, so fingers crossed it works.

de las golonrines


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1/1/2014 6:39:21 AM

 
Natural/Abstract Photography
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  well it almost worked, the link took you to the gallery. My finalist is the second one - it's a fanned seed head from a purple Texas dandelion that I took in Ransom Canyon and crossed my fingers it would turn out well. ~April


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1/1/2014 6:43:16 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Scales
Scales

Finalist - Elements of Design - November 2013

A close up of the red column in my photo "Color & Structure", showing how the light plays with the color of the "scales".
Minor adjustments in CS5.

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Hello and Happy New Year everyone!
Big congrats to all who received Staff Favorites, Finalists, and Winners!
One finalist for me ...
Best of luck to all in 2014!
Regards
Peggy


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1/1/2014 10:02:59 AM

 
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