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Ken Smith
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Countdown to July Contest Results


Hi everyone. we’ve embraced the new BP layout and now it’s time to welcome our favorite contest entries for July. I continue to seek participation from folks that have rarely, or never been a part of this thread. We’d love to see your favorites!

BP has gone thru the July EPs, but if history remains intact, they’ll do another pass-thru soon. Good luck, everyone!


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8/15/2014 3:31:59 AM

 
Ken Smith
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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.

From Usman Bajwa...If you want to post more than one thumbnail in your response…once you have put the ID # in before entering the contest for the day and you are on the next screen which says something like 'the image has been added', just don't close the browser window, use the back arrow button on the browser window which should take you to the same page where you had initially entered the ID#. All you have to do now is change the ID with the one which you want and press enter again. And voila you'll have two images as thumbnails. You can append as many images as you want by using the back button of the browser window. It’s counter-intuitive, but it works.


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8/15/2014 3:32:37 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Sunrise on the Bells
Sunrise on the Bells
Maroon Bells, near Aspen, CO a few days ago.

F18, 1 sec, ISO 800, 34mm focal length
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My fav for July.


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8/15/2014 3:33:04 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Sunflowers in Purple vase ( for forum)
Sunflowers in Purple vase ( for forum)
NO EP for this one yet...but I really liked how it turned out
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  Union Station #2 ( for forum)
Union Station #2 ( for forum)
I saw this young woman sitting and texting while waiting for her train at Union Station in LA. I recently discovered the late Vivian Maier's incredible B/W photography and it inspired me to turn several of my images in to B/W using NIK Silver Efex and Topaz B/W Adjust filters.
© Jill Odice
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My favorites for July ...


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8/15/2014 8:18:06 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Jill, you're the first to arrive for the count-down party; you win a free trip to Austria. I'll contact you shortly to work out the details. :-)

I like both your photos...very diverse. Hard to believe your flower one doesn't have an EP, but I think we can all relate to many of our favs being EP-less. And nice job experimenting with the B/W people scenes. Best of luck in the SF round!


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8/15/2014 9:53:24 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Flag Day
Flag Day
Has EP
© Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Canon EOS Rebel T3...
 
  Oklahoma Dreaming
Oklahoma Dreaming
No EP
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First one has an EP, second doesn't.


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8/15/2014 3:16:46 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Carolyn, welcome aboard! Flag Day is outstanding...sure to see that one again. Very creative design/back-drop. For Oklahoma Dreaming...was that in the "Filters" theme? I submitted three photos in the MT and no luck at all. Hopefully you'll get an EP the 2nd time thru. Good luck!


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8/15/2014 4:15:45 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lily in Silver
Lily in Silver
Converted to B&W using NIK Silver EFX.

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Thank Ken for hosting the monthly thread. Much appreciated.

Well, I am happy to report that one of my faves image which had been getting no Ep in the last three months, is finally with an EP. I will be also sharing another fave which did not get an EP, at least yet.

Good luck to you all on your hopefuls and hoping to see many more turn Gold this time.

UB.


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8/16/2014 1:46:27 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  And its great to see bigger thumbnails in the discussion threads. Another goodie with the BetterPhoto 2.0. And I am Loving it ;)

UB.


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8/16/2014 1:51:41 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hi Usman, welcome to the party..and congrats on your EP for the mosque. Hopefully third time's a charm. It's certainly SF/Finalist/Winner-worthy. And your b/w flower image is super too. Best of luck in the next round!


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8/16/2014 5:45:48 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Bumping this up, because the one guy spammed 9 other forum threads, pushing this down. Hopefully we'll see some of your super Favs for July! :-)


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8/19/2014 4:15:56 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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A real tough one, July -- I finally managed to make more than 3 or 4 entries (11!) and as a result, have 3 or 4 top favs among those, for various different reasons...

The railing image - finally made a visit (more of an ironwork pilgrimage!) to this Long Island Vanderbilt mansion, which contains a huge collection of wrought iron by Samuel Yellin's firm (he designed monumental iron for Washington Cathedral over more than a decade, back in the '20s and '30s.)

The lotus - I hadn't been to the aquatic gardens in years, and I don't normally like my 70-300 very much; plus, it continually proved to be too short -- I really needed a 400 or 500 for some of the flowers I really wanted to capture. But I was thrilled with this one, and how, exposing for the bright bloom, the greenery at back darkened up very nicely.

The DC evening - Brand new BP Member Louise Wolbers was visiting DC from Australia, and we met up to do some shooting; she had an astonishing 200-400 lens, and I was always envious of the streetlight starpoints that Canon's high-end lenses produced at narrow apertures / high f-stops (vs. my 70-300's mushy starpoints.) Her killer lens did not disappoint, rendering sharp, sharp, sharp 18-point starbursts, just from using f/20.


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8/20/2014 10:07:07 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Elegance and Decay
Elegance and Decay
A former Vanderbilt mansion on Long Island, built in a Spanish/Mediterranean style, features many decorative wrought iron appointments throughout the property, particularly on the exterior. Here, a railing turns the corner on a terrace staircase, the stucco walls beginning to show cracks and some crumbling in places. The ironwork here is by Samuel Yellin, who spent 12 years of his career designing and producing fantastic wrought iron for Washington National Cathedral.
7/14 Second Place - Man-Made

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Radiant Lotus
Radiant Lotus
The recent "Canadian Polar Vortex" dropped DC's temperatures into the comfortable 80-degree range; perfect to head out to the local aquatic gardens for summer blooms without the usual hot and sticky lotus-season weather!
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Capitol View
A Capitol View
This weekend, I made some new photography friends from Australia, and took them to Arlington Cemetery
for sunset views over The National Mall. Not only did we enjoy the newly-revealed Washington Monument
(no longer encased in scaffolding for earthquake repairs) but I was able to pop my camera onto their impressive
EF 200-400 f/4L for a few shots, and enjoy the crisp, 18-point starbursts forming on streetlights at
about f/20, vs. my zoom which makes very "mushy" starbursts in comparison.
For some scale, the domed US Capitol Building is 3.3 miles, straight-line measure, from where we stood taking this photo.

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A real tough one, July -- I finally managed to make more than 3 or 4 entries (11!) and as a result, have 3 or 4 top favs among those, for various different reasons...

The railing image - finally made a visit (more of an ironwork pilgrimage!) to this Long Island Vanderbilt mansion, which contains a huge collection of wrought iron by Samuel Yellin's firm (he designed monumental iron for Washington Cathedral over more than a decade, back in the '20s and '30s.)

The lotus - I hadn't been to the aquatic gardens in years, and I don't normally like my 70-300 very much; plus, it continually proved to be too short -- I really needed a 400 or 500 for some of the flowers I really wanted to capture. But I was thrilled with this one, and how, exposing for the bright bloom, the greenery at back darkened up very nicely.

The DC evening - Brand new BP Member Louise Wolbers was visiting DC from Australia, and we met up to do some shooting; she had an astonishing 200-400 lens, and I was always envious of the streetlight starpoints that Canon's high-end lenses produced at narrow apertures / high f-stops (vs. my 70-300's mushy starpoints.) Her killer lens did not disappoint, rendering sharp, sharp, sharp 18-point starbursts, just from using f/20.


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8/20/2014 10:07:53 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Chris, welcome to the fun. Glad to see you entered a few more photos this month...and a great variety you have. I'm sure we'll see one, if not more hit Staff Fav as a minimum.

Ref the nice lens. Yeah...I can dream too but until I win the lottery, I'll have to stick with my lower-end lens. :-)

Good luck in the next round!


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8/20/2014 11:35:34 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Almost forgot to stop in today before I entered - but here I am.
Not such a great month for me, I think - last month I had many, many favorites and it took forever to narrow it down; this month I don't feel strongly even about the ones I'm going to post LOL

The heron was captured in Florida last year and though it's a pretty common sight for many of you, for a Nebraska gal, it was a thrill - so that's my EP favorite.

My non EP post is this guy drinking a cup of coffee at a local diner - actually the owner or at least the person in charge the day I was there as he gave me permission to shoot the place and was happy to pose. So sorry to disappoint the "real" candid fans out there - this one was set up.


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8/21/2014 9:21:27 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
This beautiful young long-legged bird is a juvenile little blue heron, photographed at the Venice Area Audubon Society rookery in Venice, Florida. Though the adults have bluish-gray plumage, the juveniles are completely white and very difficult to distinguish from a juvenile snowy egret. However, the legs and feet of the little blue heron are a pale, chalky pea-green and the legs and feet are nearly the same color whereas the snowy egret's legs are a brighter lime green and have contrasting yellow feet.
Resubmitted May 30, 2015
Category: Animals

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Coffee at Louis M's
Coffee at Louis M's
Finalist
One of those well-known by locals diners in Omaha - the rest of the name of the cafe is "Burger Lust" and the burgers are delicious. This diner area is only a small part of the establishment - there's a second, larger dining area.
Resub January 3, 2014
Category: Travel and Place

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Almost forgot to stop in today before I entered - but here I am.
Not such a great month for me, I think - last month I had many, many favorites and it took forever to narrow it down; this month I don't feel strongly even about the ones I'm going to post LOL

The heron was captured in Florida last year and though it's a pretty common sight for many of you, for a Nebraska gal, it was a thrill - so that's my EP favorite.

My non EP post is this guy drinking a cup of coffee at a local diner - actually the owner or at least the person in charge the day I was there as he gave me permission to shoot the place and was happy to pose. So sorry to disappoint the "real" candid fans out there - this one was set up.


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8/21/2014 9:22:13 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Nikki, I'm glad you made it to the countdown thread. I'm sure you'll have a super month, like always...love the heron shot. And the diner shot is cool too, in B/W. I need to go to that Omaha diner in the Old Market and photograph the inside. Maybe one day... Good luck this month and hopefully we'll see Staff Favs soon, along with the 2nd pass-thru for the EPs.


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8/21/2014 3:22:41 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins
Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins
Thank You Betterphoto for ofering our monthly online contest activity. I find it very inspiring and it keeps me motivated in my photography.
Canon 5D; 43mm; 0.3 sec; f/10; ISO 800

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I fell for Nikki's diner shot the first time I saw it. A real nice work!

I have two hopefuls for this month that are my favs. The first one is my July forth entry. It was placed into the animals category but could have easily gone into the monthly theme. "Independence".

My second photo is my entry that I placed into our Mass Upload Day; "Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins". As some of you all ready know, I am a late owl and I spent quite a bit of time playing with filters and plug-ins last month due to the theme. Had some fun!

Hope everyone has fun in BP. I do think that BP made some nice changes with the new site.


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8/22/2014 6:23:58 AM

 
Susan Williams
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  Humble
Humble
MT 7/25/14
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For the MT (Photo Filters). No EP.


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8/22/2014 6:56:46 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Popped Corn
Popped Corn
D&M Still-Life 7/20/14
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My EP favorite. Shot for a backlighting challenge though I didn't enter it. Window light from 9th floor window without influences from nearby structures and objects.


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8/22/2014 7:01:07 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Backlit
Backlit

Closeup of my laptop's backlit keyboard.
Minor adjustments in PS CC.

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My favorite with an EP ... Details & Macro


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8/22/2014 11:03:28 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Curlicues III
Curlicues III

Processed in PS CS5 and PS CC. Vivid color added with Topaz ReStyle.

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My favorite without an EP ... Monthly Theme (Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins)


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8/22/2014 11:05:51 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Welcome Errick, Susan, and Peggy....Three folks in a short time; good to have you join!

Errick, nice work with the eagle and the autumn scene. Both are super and the autumn scene is rather surreal.

Susan, I like your squirrel shot. I struck out on the MT so maybe we'll both have some success during the 2nd EP pass-thru..assuming BP does the pass-thru this month. And you did get good with the lighting on the pop-corn...my stomach just growled! :-)

Peggy, nice eyes to spot the beauty of the backlit keys. Very nice details/contrast. I also like the elements of your Curlicues shot; maybe a resubmit in Elements next time.

Good luck to each of you, in the SF round!


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8/22/2014 2:13:01 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well Peggy, it deserves an EP.


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8/22/2014 5:33:07 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick    Desert Sands
Desert Sands
Its an eerie feeling to be out on the desert at night time by yourself, with no-one else around. The only movement comes from the wind lightly blowing the sand across your face.
Simpson Desert, Australia

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This is my fave image for the month of July, which I came about quite by accident! I was taking bracketed images, and this is the underexposed shot!!


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8/23/2014 12:19:40 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Ridin' The Back Roads (2)
Ridin' The Back Roads (2)
F 22, 1/15 sec, 18-135mm lens @ 35mm
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This is my favorite from July, just because of sentimental value I guess. This is my husband Mark's 54 Willys Jeep that he restored himself.


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8/23/2014 4:28:29 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Dayna, I remember that shot...love the colors and the comp. Sure hope we see a "SF" emblem appended to it. And welcome to the group!! :-)


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8/23/2014 6:01:52 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Didn't the default "be notified when someone responds to thread" used to be "yes"? I'm just now figuring out that I have to remember to check the box so I'll get notified - that will take a little getting used to. I kept thinking, why isn't anyone playing in the countdown thread this month LOL


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8/23/2014 10:10:23 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Debbie, somehow I skipped over your shot when I was looking at Dayna's submission. Welcome to our gang...and a stunning entry into this month's countdown thread. Beautiful work! We have a lot of wide open spaces in the western US...lots of solitude and no sound, except the wind. Kinda nice. Good luck in the SF round!!


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8/23/2014 11:29:09 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Wonderful stuff from all of you Good luck in your search for gold!


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8/23/2014 7:54:19 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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Favorite for July!


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8/23/2014 10:00:38 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hi Joannie...welcome to the countdown! Very nice silhouette; I like the comp and lighting in the sky. Hopefully soon we'll see SFs. Good luck in the next rounds!


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8/24/2014 6:04:15 AM

 
Pat Harry
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My favorite from July.


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8/24/2014 9:37:22 AM

 
Pat Harry
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My favorite from July.


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8/24/2014 9:38:14 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hi Pat, great to have you join us. What a beautiful mountain scene...my kinda scenery for sure. Very majestic. Good luck in the upcoming SF round!


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8/24/2014 1:11:48 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I swear I checked the "notify by email when someone responds to this thread" box last time but I am not getting notified. I'm trying once again.


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8/24/2014 9:01:02 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  And me neither, Nikki. Not getting any email notifications when a new comment is made in the thread, even though I have checked the box!

UB.


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8/25/2014 3:11:39 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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My favorite for July


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8/25/2014 9:42:25 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hi Janet, welcome aboard. Glad you could join our group. And you have such a peaceful scene here...certainly more relaxing then what I'm going through at work today. :-) Good luck in the SF round!!


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8/25/2014 12:22:36 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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  Thanks Ken! Haven't figured out how to enter a photo in the discussion from my gallery but will keep working on it for next month!


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8/25/2014 12:44:23 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Janet, you can append the photo from your gallery using the Alternate Image Upload option...but you have to do this BEFORE you enter a contest image. Otherwise, the Alternate Image Upload user interface won't allow you to do it.

Tomorrow, I'll post specific instructions for doing this, as the ones I posted at the beginning of this thread are based on the earlier version of BP. I just don't remember how to do it from memory, and since I've already uploaded a contest photo today, I need to wait until tomorrow. And I need to do this anyway, in advance of posting the August countdown thread next month.


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8/25/2014 1:59:20 PM

 
Ken Smith
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8/26/2014 3:24:36 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Here’s how to post a gallery photo into this forum thread. Be sure to do this BEFORE you enter a photo into the contest.

1. Jot down the PhotoID # of the photo you wish to share. To determine your PhotoID, go to the little Pancakes icon, then click “My Photos”, then “Manage/Enter.” The PhotoID is right below the number.

2. Go to the Countdown Contest thread. Click “Respond” at the bottom of the page.

3. Type in whatever you wish; e.g., “Here’s my Fav image for the month.”

4. Click the “Select” button below the text input box, and select “1.” Toggle on “Notify” box if you wish to be notified. Click “Submit."

5. The Image Uploader appears. On the right-hand side, you’ll see an input box for the PhotoID (from step 1). Type it in then click “submit your photo.” Then, return to the forum thread and you’ll see your photo.


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8/26/2014 3:33:16 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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I don't think I will have many or any finalist for this last month. I didn't have many entries. The two I loved best didn't get an EP. (I think I entered in wrong category) But here is my favorite that had an EP.


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8/26/2014 4:39:35 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hi Anita, welcome to the party! Well, it only takes one EP to get a Grand Prize, so fingers crossed. You have a super portrait of baby Bella. Good luck in the next round; I'm sure you'll have a few photos in the SF round!


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8/26/2014 7:58:52 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Just got an email of SFs announcement. CONGRATZ to all who got one or more and Good luck to you all in the next rounds!!

UB.


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8/27/2014 9:00:01 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Wow, Finalists are in too. The judges are working on top gear. CONGRATZ to all the July Finalists and good luck up next!!

UB.


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8/28/2014 12:02:19 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Congrats to the July finalists. I got 5 this time. All are ones I would have picked, so I'm happy with them.


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8/28/2014 2:11:58 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Congrats everyone that got SF and finalists. I haven't had much time to look at it. I did note they handed out 497 SFs and 472 finalists, for a selection rate of 8.2% for finalists. Good luck in the gold medal round!!


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8/28/2014 3:31:30 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  Isn't that a little odd that only 25 SFs did not advance to Finalist? A programming bug perhaps?

Not that I'm complaining! :)


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8/28/2014 6:08:37 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey Martha, one of my SFs got bumped into that small pool. :-) Agree with you. SFs used to be about double the finalists pool, but over the last few months the delta has decreased.


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8/28/2014 6:57:49 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Hey guys, congrats to everyone for your SFs, finalists, and golds. We had a really good showing, like always.

Three tidbits. First, today is the last day of the month so if you like to save off your contest entries for August, now is the time to do it. Secondly, next month's BP theme is "Bokeh or Beautiful Blur." And thirdly, the August contest entries are sharply up from the last few months. They may end up with nearly 8000 entries this month, as compared to 5800 last month.


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8/31/2014 6:31:12 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Just my opinion... I think some of these photos that were passed over are spectacular. Re-enter!


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8/31/2014 3:01:52 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Errick...absolutely folks must resubmit..there's no harm and nothing to lose. I do it all the time too. :-)


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8/31/2014 4:20:09 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners of July Contest. Great showing and a dose of inspiration, as always!!!

UB.


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8/31/2014 9:32:42 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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  I agree about the being past over photos we enter. The judges have quite a task in doing the judging and keeping up with it.
I think many of the photos for the month of July were passed over even though there are some beautiful works of art in the galleries.
First, don't take it personally if you don't get an EP.
Secondly, do as has been suggested here, re-enter the pictures
Thirdly, as artist we see the beauty of things that others may like or may not care for. Art in any form is and always has been in the eye of the beholder.
Forth, we have a wonderful family of gifted artist here that we can share our photos with, get encouragement from, and yes, learn from by talking to them, asking questions, studying their works.
Fifth, we get to see the beauty of the world where others can not see. We have been blessed in that.
Don't let the fact that a picture you enter not getting a EP take away from all the wonderful moments we share together.
That's just my opinion. Thanks for the forum and the chance to have a say.


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