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Errick L. Cameron
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November Countdown Thread


November Countdown Thread to the BP Monthly Contest

Season's Greetings Everyone!
I am looking forward to seeing what you believe to be your best photo of the month of November.


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.
a. 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.
b. Go to the Countdown Contest thread. Click “Respond” at the bottom of the page.
c. Type in whatever you wish; e.g., “Here’s my Fav image for the month.”

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

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

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.

3) 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.


Errick


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12/10/2015 7:20:19 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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I am starting us off with another of my photos taken from my October trip to the North Carolina Highlands district. I still have plenty of other images that I have not worked with yet. I hope that you will enjoy this photo presentation.


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12/10/2015 7:33:07 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Window to the Sky
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I am starting us off with another of my photos taken from my October trip to the North Carolina Highlands district. I still have plenty of other images that I have not worked with yet. I hope that you will enjoy this photo presentation.


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12/10/2015 7:35:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Done counting my blessings
Done counting my blessings
A wonderful smile on this poor worker's face belies his meager 4$ per day earnings statistic!!


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A New Day
A New Day
Watching the fellow ballooners soaking in the sunrise 2,000 ft above the UAE desert
was an unforgettable image which has been permanently etched in my memory.
Shot this from the adjacent hot air balloon.

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Thanks Errick for starting the thread. I feel that results will come early this month due to the holiday season.

I am picking two faves from my November entries, an old and a new favorite. Good luck to you all on your hopefuls getting Golden.

UB.


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12/11/2015 1:04:19 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's PickBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day   Lily Rising
Lily Rising
Resubmitted 4/29/16
Flowers 11/7/15

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My favorite Lily. Pleasantly surprised to see it get POTD today.


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12/13/2015 4:50:37 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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Best of luck to everyone in November's results!
A tough month to pick for me, as Nov. entries were a mix of new (from 2 first-time visits: coastal OR + CA, and Rome + Barcelona) and several resubs of favorites...
So, 2 favorites then, one from each trip!


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12/14/2015 5:17:22 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
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Rehearsal at the Palau
Rehearsal at the Palau
The Palau de la Musica Catalana; an architectural masterpiece of the Modernista style in Barcelona, by one of the leading architects of the day, Lluís Domčnech I Montaner, circa 1908.
A curtain wall of glass helps fill the auditorium with light during the day; the highly decorated space is capped by a dramatic stained glass skylight featuring the sun as a descending pendant.
11/15 Finalist - T&P, 2/4/16 POTD

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Somewhere (I've lost track, unfortunately) along either the southern Oregon, or northern California coast, shortly before sunset.
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Best of luck to everyone in November's results!
A tough month to pick for me, as Nov. entries were a mix of new (from 2 first-time visits: coastal OR + CA, and Rome + Barcelona) and several resubs of favorites...
So, 2 favorites then, one from each trip!


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12/14/2015 5:17:55 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Floating The Cumberland
Floating The Cumberland
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Here is my fave from November. Good luck to all of you!


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12/14/2015 6:53:20 AM

 
Ken Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
This is Horseshoe Bend overlook, near Page, Arizona, of the Colorado River. Photo was 30 minutes before sunrise, when the lighting was balanced.
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Here's mine. Thanks Errick for hosting the thread!


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12/14/2015 5:21:53 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well, we are off to a good start with all of these photos. I would not be surprised to see all of these with gold! Wouldn't that be a fine!


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12/14/2015 5:34:15 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Emma Leanne
Emma Leanne
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My hopeful.


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12/15/2015 1:32:06 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I am a grain lover. I hope that this one does well!


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12/15/2015 8:23:57 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Brilliant color control Ken. I have only been to the canyon once and that with four kids in tow.. not advantageous for photography


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12/15/2015 8:27:02 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Dayna, the shadowing and DOF make this one a winner!


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12/15/2015 8:29:27 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Pastel Evening
Pastel Evening
Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Taken in Kauai last summer.

Elements of Design
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Thanks for hosting the thread, Errick!

Here's my favorite for December. No EP.

Good luck and Happy Solstice to all!


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12/16/2015 7:30:56 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Antique Time
Antique Time
From a clock display in a library in Newark, New York.
Adjustments in PS CC, Topaz ReStyle.

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Errick, thanks for hosting the thread again. There's some really beautiful work posted here already!
My favorite for November ... entered in Man-Made.
Good luck, all!


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12/16/2015 3:49:52 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods
Utah
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I think I'll make a double pick again this month - two very different photos in that one is a landscape and the other an interior scene that focuses on design elements, but then again perhaps not so different in that they both have, IMO, a minimalist feel to the composition. "Valley of the Gods" is from our wonderful two-week Utah trip in October; "Georgia O'Keeffe Above Stairs" is from our much shorter but also delightful trip to Chicago in April.


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12/17/2015 6:41:22 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Georgia O'Keeffe Above Stairs
Georgia O'Keeffe Above Stairs
The painting you see here above the stairs is a very small portion of the enormous Georgia O'Keeffee canvas "Sky above Clouds IV" that hangs in the Chicago Art Institute.
Resubmitted for January 1, 2016
Category: Elements of Design

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I think I'll make a double pick again this month - two very different photos in that one is a landscape and the other an interior scene that focuses on design elements, but then again perhaps not so different in that they both have, IMO, a minimalist feel to the composition. "Valley of the Gods" is from our wonderful two-week Utah trip in October; "Georgia O'Keeffe Above Stairs" is from our much shorter but also delightful trip to Chicago in April.


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12/17/2015 6:43:00 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Contoocook River ( forum)
Contoocook River ( forum)
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My favorites for Nov. are my N and L category entries "Contoocook River" and "Birdhouse and Cottonwoods" I shot both of them while on our visit to New Hampshire. It was so great to get to see such wonderful fall colors after living in the desert for so long :-)


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12/17/2015 3:51:47 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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  hoping for a second look.


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12/19/2015 6:07:29 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   They Call Me "Mellow Yellow"2 (redo)
They Call Me "Mellow Yellow"2 (redo)
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hoping for a second look at this one.


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12/19/2015 6:09:57 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  ...Here's hoping Santa comes early for the November contestants, and fills your stockings with silver and gold!


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12/21/2015 5:48:13 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  ...and now Staff Favorites are out, so perhaps Finalists & Winners before Christmas afterall? Best of luck, everyone!


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12/22/2015 10:21:55 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I think there were and will be lots of surprises this month - I see no Staff Favorites among the personal favorites posted here :) Makes things interesting, though :) Congrats to all who did get SF badges and good luck in the next round.


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12/22/2015 2:55:38 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Nikki, at least 4 became Staff Favs. The finalists are out. Congrats to all who got them (288) and good luck in the gold round.


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12/22/2015 3:04:07 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  oops, you are right, Bill. I thought I scanned the list and saw no SF badges - apparently they are not different enough from the EP badges for me to have picked them out easily. And yes, congratulations to all for Staff Favorites and now Finalists.


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12/22/2015 3:06:58 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Congrats, everyone! And I think that for the forum pages, BP doesn't populate the SF badge; just the finalist and higher. Not sure why the SF doesn't take precedence of the EP badge on the forum pages. But it shows up fine in the galleries. Good luck in the next round!


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12/22/2015 5:10:49 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to the November Finalists!
I think I achieved my personal best-month-record, in my 10 years at BP, garnering 7 Finalists!
Fingers crossed that all our silvers go gold! The surprising thing this month is that 42% of the Finalists must/will advance to gold... great "odds!"


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12/22/2015 6:02:04 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Thank you, Ken - I wondered how I could be THAT blind LOL

And congratulations, Chris. Good luck in the next and last round.


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12/22/2015 6:11:11 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Big congrats to Chris on a stand-out month, and congrats to all who got SF and Finalists!
It's a dry month for me, but that's okay ... I have so many blessings in my life, I can't complain!
Best of luck to all in the next round!!!


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12/22/2015 6:17:51 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Just checking in with all of your posts. Sorry, I have been working past 8 PM every night this week and most of last so haven't kept up with the conversation. Congratulations to all of the Staff Favorites and the Finalists! Let's see some Christmas Gold!!!


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12/22/2015 7:08:44 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Seven SFs turing into four Finalists for me, which is great. CONGRATZ to all and to Chris for a record month. Good luck in the final rounds of Gold.

Usman.


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12/22/2015 8:04:13 PM

 
Pat Harry
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  Chris and Usman - way to go! I received two, and I'm thrilled with that. One was a macro of bubbles - something I've wanted to try for a long, long time.


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12/23/2015 1:11:30 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Congrats to Chris!! I got 2, also.


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12/23/2015 3:02:53 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Huge congrats to all the winners ... fantastic work!


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12/23/2015 8:16:45 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to all the winners! I'm particularly happy that one of my finalists turned into what is now only my second-ever first place win, in 10 years! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!


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12/24/2015 3:54:09 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Big Congratz to all the Winners. Way to go. Merry Christmas and Season's Greeting.

Usman.


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12/24/2015 5:59:06 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Congratulations to all the winners, finalists, and staff favorites!

Beautiful and inspiring photos. Thanks once again for sharing.

Merry Christmas!

Jim


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12/25/2015 9:54:36 AM

 
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