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Errick L. Cameron
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December Count Down Thread


The December Count Down Thread is open.

It is a new year but we have some unfinished fun for all of us to participate in with our photos from last year. Please join us in sharing one or two of your favorite photos of last month.

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.


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1/18/2016 6:08:15 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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I will start us off with two Black and Whites photos that I took in Southern Illinois this last fall.


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1/18/2016 3:47:44 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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I will start us off with two Black and Whites photos that I took in Southern Illinois this last fall.


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1/18/2016 3:48:49 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cypress Lake
Cypress Lake
Southern Illinois
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Will try again.


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1/18/2016 3:51:40 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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1/18/2016 3:52:21 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Errick, thanks for hosting the thread and that Cypres Lake is perfect in B&W. Good luck. I forgot to enter here before today's BP submission. Will try to remember tomorrow, hopefully ;)

UB.


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1/19/2016 2:54:46 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Waterfall and Reflection
Waterfall and Reflection
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  More Draped Webs
More Draped Webs
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Beautiful!
Here's a couple of mine (Fresh copies so EP won't show)
First one has an EP, second one doesn't.


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1/19/2016 6:58:27 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Solitude
Solitude
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Here is my fave from December. Good luck
to all in the next round!


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1/19/2016 11:41:39 AM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The thinker
The thinker
My favorite picture of Ebony Langur Monkey from Bronx Zoo.
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Dana - I love your picture!
Good luck to everybody.

Here is my favorite from December.


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1/19/2016 4:50:11 PM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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  Sorry - I meant to type Dayna!!!!!!!


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1/19/2016 4:51:49 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice work Carolyn. I would think that both of these would do well in the contest. I particularly like the falls with the reflection.


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1/19/2016 5:32:19 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Dayna, I feel the solitude! I nice composition with a terrific mood setting. GL


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1/19/2016 5:34:00 PM

 
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  Teresa, I think that he is solving some major world problem! Or wondering when feeding time will come. A terrific pose for this portrait.


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1/19/2016 5:36:32 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  They are doing a second run through. Both mine pictured now have EPs.


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1/19/2016 5:41:20 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Highland Blizzard ( Forum)
Highland Blizzard ( Forum)
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  Radio
Radio
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My 2 favorites are:
Highland Blizzard shot on film and converted to digital using Topaz and NIK filters in the DD category
and Radio shot at a Cadillac graveyard in MM category


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1/19/2016 11:59:40 PM

 
Ken Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
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Passageway
Passageway
Looking west through North Arch, with Turret Arch in the background. This was about 20 minutes before sunrise...Arches National Park, Utah.
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Errick, thanks for hosting. Here's my fav image...


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1/20/2016 3:50:52 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Bateau à Rames
Bateau à Rames
Found this pretty little rowboat rocking gently in the harbor in Rockport, Massachusetts.
Resubmitted December 13, 2015
Category: Man Made

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Hayrake in Winter
Hayrake in Winter
Finalist
Farm in eastern Nebraska
Category: Travel and Place

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Doing two, one resub (rowboat) and one new upload (sunset hayrake).


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1/20/2016 1:52:46 PM

 
Pat Harry
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lotsa Legs
Lotsa Legs
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There are some beautiful images shared on this page! This one is my favorite, only because to me it is just plain fun. Not technically great, but fun.


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1/21/2016 7:07:22 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Under the Arch
Under the Arch
Looking up at the Persian section of the Ibn-e-Batuta Theme Mall in Dubai. B&W rendition in NIK Silver EFX and adjustments in PS CS6.

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Late to the party, but finally remembered to enter here before entering my daily contest entry.

I am also entering two images, a color and a B&W, both close to my heart. Incidentally, both were taken in and around Dubai, UAE.

Good luck to all.

Usman.


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1/22/2016 2:46:23 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Lone Traveller
Lone Traveller
Dubai to Al-Ain motorway, E-66, with green plantation all throughout the route in the middle of a desert, as seen and shot from a hot air balloon.
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Here is the other one....


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1/22/2016 2:50:52 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Unhinged
Unhinged
Vintage auto door among a miscellany of other stuff ...
Minor adjustments in PS CC.

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Hello everyone., and Errick, thanks for hosting the thread!
Awesome work shown here ... Best wishes to all in the contest!
I'm going to post two favorites this time ... The first one, Unhinged, is my sentimental favorite because it was taken in my Dad's storage shed. He is 85 years old and I'm blessed to still have him. He loves old cars and restoring them has been his hobby as long as I can remember.


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1/22/2016 7:46:05 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cauliflower I
Cauliflower I

Details of cauliflower floret and leaf.
Minor adjustments in PS CC.

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And here is my other favorite ... a macro of cauliflower. I don't often shoot food, but this one called out for a photo!


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1/22/2016 7:47:33 AM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Innocence
Innocence
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My December favorite.


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1/22/2016 12:58:23 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Lola: Your tones are wonderful on this still life composition. Certainly a work to be proud of.


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1/25/2016 1:35:59 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Peggy: A unique application of your camera and eye. A good example of art and beauty being all around us if we can just see it!


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1/25/2016 1:38:09 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Unhinged will surly be a treasure for you for many years. Discarded objects to most can have an emotional to a select few. In any respect, your photo is an eye catcher to everyone... at least to me. Love the photography of old autos.


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1/25/2016 1:42:11 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Terrific work with both photos Usman! Always a fan of yours both when you are in those magnificent cathedrals and when you turn your lens to the world outside. Thanks for the posts.


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1/25/2016 1:45:01 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Terrific work with both photos Usman! Always a fan of yours both when you are in those magnificent cathedrals and when you turn your lens to the world outside. Thanks for the posts.


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1/25/2016 1:48:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Yes it is a fun image pat, and you nailed the detail to-boot! Well... actually no boots here!


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1/25/2016 1:50:58 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nikki: Both speak the mood of solitude to me. Well presented. I especially like the winter scene. The color is exceptional.


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1/25/2016 1:54:12 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Ken: This has got to be my all time favorite photo of Turret Arch. The composition and color treatment are phenomenal. Turret has lasting memories to me as nine years ago I took the boys out to Arches (and a few other locations of the SW) for a summer trip. The day Arches we did a morning of mountain biking outing and it took us to a location behind Arches National Park with Turret Arches rising in the background. It was one of the high points of their trip as they were able to walk in a trail of dinosaur tracks that spanned some 20-30 yards. I wonder what the Arches looked like in that prehistoric time? A grassland, swamp, or lake bed?


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1/25/2016 2:24:43 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice work Jill. We are libel to see either or both of these in the next round of selection. I particularly lie "radio". The lines and composition work well.


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1/25/2016 2:31:29 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Thanks, Errick. I appreciate the compliment! :-)


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1/25/2016 4:30:25 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Is everyone ready!!!


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1/28/2016 4:23:15 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I've been ready for a month... :-)


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1/28/2016 6:19:15 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Ready and waiting ... Good luck everyone!


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1/28/2016 7:33:31 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Wait . . . I'm not ready!


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1/28/2016 8:02:23 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Nikki, hope you're ready now ... Staff Favorites are out!
Two for me ... :)


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1/29/2016 1:06:44 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all 585 staff fav selection winners. Good luck in the silver and good rounds.


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1/29/2016 1:18:45 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all on their SFs and best of luck in the next rounds.

UB.


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1/29/2016 5:39:22 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  One staff fave for me! :-)


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1/29/2016 6:10:34 PM

 
Philip B. Ludwig
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  Out of seven Editors picks I got one staff favorite for December. It's a black and white and it is the first black and white to go this far for me. Is there a page where you can view all the staff favorites for the month?


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1/29/2016 6:49:26 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Phillip, here's the SF page but I don't think BP updates it until Finalists or winners are announced.

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/staffFavorites.asp


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1/29/2016 7:34:26 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Puddin'!! I got 3 SFs.. Good luck to all in the next rounds... :-)


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1/30/2016 6:28:56 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Congrats to all of the SF! May they turn to silver on the next round! My favorite for the month made it so far.


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1/30/2016 6:49:18 AM

 
Pat Harry
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  Three for me, and I'm thrilled! One was Lotsa Legs, which is my favorite. Another was a digital darkroom image - digital darkroom is not my thing at all, so this was a pleasant surprise!


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1/30/2016 9:22:32 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I also had 3. Not my fave, but one of the ones I have posted here is in there.


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1/30/2016 10:13:08 AM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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  The Finalists are out. There are 362 pictures in this round. I got 3! :-)


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1/30/2016 1:14:11 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Got one. It's the webs posted above.


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1/30/2016 1:36:14 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  One Finalist for me, in Flowers.
Congrats to all, and best of luck in the next round!
p.s. So far, Usman is right on the timing of the results!


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1/30/2016 2:01:34 PM

 
Lola M.
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  1 SF and 1 finalist for me!
Good Luck in the final round!


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1/30/2016 2:48:53 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Winners are out! Big congrats to all !!!


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1/31/2016 10:18:29 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners on striking Gold.

Usman.


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