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Bill Johnson
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FEB. EPs, SFs, Finalists


Believe it or not, tomorrow is Feb. 1, so let's get ready to discuss the Feb. Contest. (Yes, I know this is a touch early, but better early than late.) Good Luck!!!


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1/31/2015 8:25:27 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  No Posting yet on the monthly theme. Let's hope it goes up soon! (Along with All the Dec Contest Results)


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1/31/2015 8:29:26 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Anybody know the Feb. Theme topic??? I don't see it posted yet.


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2/1/2015 7:14:58 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  It's "Love"..


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2/1/2015 9:50:55 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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  Speaking of Love.....whatever I love BP doesn't love and the ones I don't really love, BP gives a EP or finalist. Good luck everyone!


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2/1/2015 2:42:46 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  BP has begun selecting EPs for Feb.


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2/9/2015 9:19:35 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  2-2-15 True Love Turns Your World Upside Down.

First EP for me.


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2/10/2015 10:26:13 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Nice Harriet. Hope you see more...


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2/11/2015 4:47:34 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  We've hit Valentine's Day and only have about 3 days of Feb done. It might be all we see until late in the month.


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2/14/2015 2:34:49 PM

 
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2/3 Details and Macro


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2/15/2015 2:54:30 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Nothing yet for me.


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2/16/2015 8:42:38 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I got one for the 5th!! I got one for the 5th!!


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2/16/2015 8:53:40 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Quit showing off Bob! :-)


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2/16/2015 5:17:52 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  And I got one for the first of the month.

UB.


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2/16/2015 10:17:25 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  So they might be up to the fifth. Usually by this time of the month, they are up to the 10th or 12th. Guess they must be concentrating on the Jan contest right now.


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2/17/2015 11:44:41 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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  Nothing for me at this point.


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2/19/2015 11:16:28 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I'll join the club ... big fat goose egg for me!


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2/19/2015 6:36:17 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Don't see any activity on the Feb judging front. So still holding at up to Feb 5 entries. (We don't know if those are complete or just partial.)


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2/20/2015 4:39:23 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I'm hoping it's just partial up to February 5th! :)


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2/21/2015 9:51:54 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Peggy, I think everyone feels that way.


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2/22/2015 7:43:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Hey, just noticed lots of non-EPs for me after the Feb 5, 2015. Is this happening to all ;)

UB.


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2/25/2015 1:45:17 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Usman, you're in good company, then. :-) But hopefully soon those non-EPs will transition to EPs, perhaps after BP finishes up with the January contest.


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2/25/2015 3:46:36 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  They still haven't judged beyond the 5th. Everyone has bon-EPs from then on.


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2/25/2015 12:31:55 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks Ken and Bill for the 'relief' news...feeling much better already!

UB.


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2/25/2015 9:19:17 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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  Got a new EP just lately for Feb. 6th. They must be judging again.


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2/26/2015 10:20:58 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  His Home
2/7/2015

Looks like the judge in on the move!


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2/26/2015 11:54:24 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Glad you got some EPs. They have judged up to the 7th.


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2/27/2015 3:10:17 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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2/7 Monthly Theme (Love)


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2/27/2015 9:36:14 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Frankfort Lighthouse
2/9/2015
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That's two in a row! :-)


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2/28/2015 6:37:28 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Judging is up to the 14th. Congrats to all who have received them.


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3/1/2015 4:22:09 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Joannie's on a roll.. :-)


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3/1/2015 9:10:09 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Go Joannie!


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3/1/2015 3:40:42 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Happy Valentine's Day!
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2/14 Monthly Theme (Love)


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3/1/2015 3:41:11 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  I am wondering if it is my computer or what? Has the theme for March been posted?


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3/2/2015 4:55:09 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  No theme yet.


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3/2/2015 5:13:57 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Hmmm..... Thanks,Bill.


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3/2/2015 5:20:49 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  It's "Seasonal Color"


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3/3/2015 8:03:11 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Thanks.


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3/3/2015 2:45:35 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Have all together 3 new EPs to show for the month so far....wonder where are we at in terms of the day-of-the-month for EP picks?

UB.


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3/3/2015 8:43:23 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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  2/15 - animals


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3/3/2015 11:42:34 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  There seem to be up to Feb 17.


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3/4/2015 7:11:37 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  THEY seem to be up to Feb. 17.


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3/4/2015 7:12:21 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Now up to the 20th.


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3/4/2015 3:39:51 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  One If By Land...
2/15/2015
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3 for Feb. Look out folks! :-)


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3/4/2015 4:04:29 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Two more caught .... just recently.

UB.


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3/4/2015 8:53:58 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Another one popped just now!

UB.


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3/5/2015 8:29:20 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  5 EPs out of 8 entries for February.....the last was on the 27th, are they done?


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3/6/2015 7:28:44 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  I hope they are not done!


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3/6/2015 8:49:20 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  I hope they are not done!


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3/6/2015 8:49:20 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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2/26 Digital Darkroom

I'm hoping they're not done and/or for a second round ... as it stands now, February was pretty dismal for me ... three out of eleven. But it's all good ... still fun anyway. :)


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3/6/2015 10:14:03 AM

 
Geoffrey Wilson
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  10 EPs out of 21 entries in January for me. For February 2 out of 28. #goingbackwards


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3/6/2015 10:40:11 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  As best I can tell, they have completed Feb. EPs and begun March. However now we wait to see if there is a second round.


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3/7/2015 4:12:07 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  I believe they have started a second pass through Feb. Good luck.


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3/18/2015 4:25:54 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Thanks for the info, Bill.
Fingers crossed for us all. :)


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3/18/2015 10:36:10 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  13 out of 26 for Feb for me. I so hope there is another pass as few of my faves were not picked initially!

UB.


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3/18/2015 9:04:30 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  And now I see a new EP appear in one of the skipped-EP images for Feb. Good luck to you all in the second pass.

UB.


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3/19/2015 9:52:05 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Great news...Good Luck to all!!!


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3/20/2015 10:24:14 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Looks like I'm holding @ 3 out of 10 EP's for Feb! :-)


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3/20/2015 4:18:23 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Just FYI - the new contest theme for April has been posted here

Have fun!


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3/21/2015 5:52:29 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Or rather here

Have fun!


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3/21/2015 5:55:19 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Thanks Jim, now we can gear up for April! :-)


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3/21/2015 6:00:41 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Picked up one in the second pass for February ...
2/1 Digital Darkroom


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3/22/2015 2:08:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Me too...picked a new one from Feb....which is just a great feeling ;)

UB.


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3/23/2015 3:53:24 AM

 
Irene Colling
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  I didn't have any entries in February so I can relax and wait to congratulate the rest of you.

It was nice of Jim to post a link for a list of past Monthly Themes. When I see a Monthly Theme winner or Finalist I've often wanted to know what the theme was for that contest.


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3/23/2015 5:45:30 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I just got another for February this afternoon!!!


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3/25/2015 7:40:07 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  WTG BOB! :-)


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3/26/2015 3:26:34 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I picked one up too - submission on the 14th - but I don't know when.


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3/26/2015 11:27:00 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Nearing time for SFs, Finalists, and Winners. Good Luck to all.


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3/29/2015 4:24:42 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  The Staff Favs are out. Congrats to all who got them. We are waiting on Finalists and Winners, but that can't be long. Now is an "action time" at BP. Feb contest is closing out and many are "in the hunt" for finalists and winners AND Mar judging is resuming in earnest to close out.


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3/30/2015 5:02:45 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Finalist photos are out. Congrats to all who received them and good luck in the final round.


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3/30/2015 2:12:46 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all the winners.


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4/1/2015 1:10:21 PM

 
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