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Errick L. Cameron
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January Countdown Thread



Welcome to the January Countdown Thread

Happy Valentines’ Day. It's time to LOVE your own photo! Selected one or two of your last months entries and share them with all of the photography lovers here.


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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2/13/2016 7:52:11 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Branches
Branches
From the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
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Here is my favorite.


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2/13/2016 8:02:17 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Sunflowers (Forum)
Sunflowers (Forum)
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  Sweetpeas ( Forum)
Sweetpeas ( Forum)
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I got carried away with posting flowers, guess I am waiting for spring...:-) My favorite 2 both got EPs...The first one is Sunflowers and the 2nd one is called Sweetpeas...both in the Flowers category...


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2/14/2016 12:07:05 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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Into the Light
Into the Light
San Carlino in Rome is an exquisite, very tiny Baroque church with a sensational oval domed ceiling. I enjoyed altering the exposure a bit to highlight the light-filled dome, while darkening the walls that support it.
1/16 Finalist - DD

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Good luck in the January Contest!
I had a very skimpy January, with only 8 entries - this one is probably my favorite among them!


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2/15/2016 6:47:14 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cut me loose
Cut me loose
With a future as dark as darkness itself, a baby Langur born inside a cage of the local zoo, gazes into oblivion and a life destined to captivity!!

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Thanks Errick for starting this fun thread.

I have around 5 which are faves from my Jan entries, but am just picking one for this thread. Good luck to you all.

UB.


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2/16/2016 12:58:28 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Finalist
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lantern and Vigas
Lantern and Vigas
Category: Elements of Design
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Okay, here we go. These are my two favorites, one in Animals and one in Elements of Design.
Good luck to all.


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2/16/2016 7:51:21 PM

 
Ken Smith
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A Moment in Time
A Moment in Time
This is one of the historic buildings in the Old Market area of Omaha, that burned down in a fire on Saturday. No deaths and only one major injury. Temperatures were near or below zero while the firefighters were fighting the fire.
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Errick, thanks for hosting...and cool looking "Branches" photo. Here's my fav.


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2/18/2016 3:54:10 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Jill, I really like your flowers photos, especially the sunflower. This would make a good canvas wrap or poster like wall hanging.


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2/18/2016 9:33:10 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Totally a W0W" work Chris. Great in black and white.


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2/18/2016 9:35:05 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Looking forward to seeing this one and your others advance Usman.


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2/18/2016 9:36:34 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  The color work on the pelican is awesome Nikki. I don't know why I didn't pick up on this photo earlier. Wonderful!


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2/18/2016 9:39:32 AM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
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Urban Mysore Temple 'squatter'
Urban Mysore Temple 'squatter'
We visited this Hindu temple in Mysore toward the end of the day, and although it is no secret that monkey's have found it to be a good place to hide and I assume get food, I must have seen at least a hundred monkeys all coming out of hiding and 'covering' for each other as to all escape the temple at the end of the day. It was fascinating to watch them work together.
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Did not enter a lot, but I liked what I entered. Lets pick this one.


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2/20/2016 2:37:24 PM

 
Cindy Koller   Eric, I really like yours. Those kind of shots captivate me.


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2/20/2016 2:41:40 PM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Calla Lilies
Calla Lilies
DD 1/26/16
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My favorite for January.


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2/21/2016 9:04:48 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Great Smoky Mountains in B&W
The Great Smoky Mountains in B&W
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My January fave.


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2/22/2016 4:26:27 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two of my loves Dayna: Black and White and the Smoky Mountains! I hope it does well!


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2/22/2016 5:49:30 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Susan: Simply poetic!


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2/22/2016 5:50:16 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Cindy, your timing was perfect. Nice comp. Good luck!


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2/22/2016 5:51:46 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Steps & Shadows
Steps & Shadows

Finalist - Elements of Design - January 2016

Curved steps in late day sun. Minor adjustments in PS CC.

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Hello all, and thanks to Errick to hosting the thread.
I'm enjoying all the fabulous work here!
Here is my fave for the month (entered in Elements of Design).
Good luck, everyone!


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2/23/2016 9:44:31 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   New Day Forming
New Day Forming
Will it bring sun or rain, calm or wind? Options abound when anything new begins.

Monthly Theme
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Beautiful work, everyone!

Here's my favorite for January.

Good luck to all.


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2/25/2016 7:32:26 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Adventure Awaits
Adventure Awaits
Various filter and blend modes. Blended photos: Tree, rusty barrel and broken glass.
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My hopeful for January. DD category.


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2/25/2016 9:46:53 AM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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Oh my - there are wonderful pictures on this thread. Good luck to all!


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2/26/2016 7:16:01 PM

 
Cindy Koller   It is now Jan 27 and still no SF's for January and for all practical purposes, no EP's (except for Feb 1,2) for Feb. Did the janitor/judge quit?


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2/27/2016 2:56:08 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Yes, it is getting late. It may be one of those months where there is a fast turn around for posting SF, Finalists, and Gold. We have had it take place all in a 24 hour period. In the meantime, there are continually being some real fabulous posts in the Feb contest!


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2/27/2016 4:45:26 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  A watched email in-box never beeps!!


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2/28/2016 11:17:50 AM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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  Contratulations to all 579 Staff Favorites!


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2/28/2016 2:54:56 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Two SFs for me, that I'm happy with for a change.....

Good luck to all in the Finalist/Gold rounds that shouldn't be too far off.... :-)


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2/28/2016 3:25:14 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well, My fav of the month did not pass the test but I see that many of your favorite posts did. I will rally my thoughts behind you and watch to see and hope that you make the next round successfully. Goods luck!


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2/28/2016 5:18:23 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  While my favorite posted here didn't garner a Staff Fav., I managed two of them (from my meager 8 entries) so I've still got a horse in this race so far... best of luck to everyone!


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2/28/2016 6:18:30 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Congrats to all who got SFs (three for me)!
Best of luck in the next round!


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2/28/2016 6:39:30 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  One of mine went on and though the other did not, I have an image with a similar feel that I like equally well that did, plus a few others. Good luck to everyone - shouldn't be long now.


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2/28/2016 6:51:35 PM

 
Cindy Koller   I got 2 SF's. I for the monkey above and another for a 'banana salesman' [lol] the monkey's happy. It surprised me as I never thought that would go on, but the other 14, the ride ends here, and I really liked some of them. The've done well elsewhere and the banana salesman not so well!

First time being seen for the urban monkey.


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2/28/2016 9:53:01 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  I'm often surprised by the images of mine that make it past EF. Frequently my winning photos are not the images I thought had the best chance of going all of the way. My two SF's for January were re-subs of previous EP's.


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2/29/2016 6:15:47 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well I am not surprised Irene. Song Outside My Window and Dripping Sunflower are beautiful photos!


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2/29/2016 6:22:34 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to the Finalists!
A little oddity this month -- while I only got 2 Staff Fav's (at least, only 2 emails notifying me of Staff Fav's) -- I got 3 Finalists, including the one I posted here as my personal fav...!
I didn't check closely, when my 2 Staff Fav emails arrived -- perhaps the image in this thread also made Staff Fav at that time, and I misread the badge as Editor's Pick...
So -- check your entries carefully! Good luck going to gold!


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2/29/2016 6:56:38 AM

 
Pat Harry
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  Christopher, the same happened to me - two emails but the finalist badges. I'm thrilled with two, and three is just icing on the cake!


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2/29/2016 8:15:47 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  My three SFs advanced to three Finalists ... a good month for sure!
Good luck to all in the gold round!


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2/29/2016 8:23:45 AM

 
Cindy Koller   I had it happen once where I had an image that never received an EP or an SF and it got a Finalist [lol].


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2/29/2016 12:00:03 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Chris, I actually clicked on your "fav" for the month...in this forum thread and it did have an SF badge on it. The SF badges do NOT display on the forum images; just EP, finalist and higher. Unclear why the SF emblems don't appear with the image.


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2/29/2016 5:34:43 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  So true Ken, but a word of caution... Don't delete any image until after the final round is complete. A few months back, I had a photo go from EP to Finalist without receiving a SF. It later went onto Gold.
Good Luck To All on the next round!


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2/29/2016 5:52:20 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Winners are being announced.


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2/29/2016 6:02:30 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Congrats to all the fabulous winners!!!


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2/29/2016 6:04:22 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Errick...true, and good point. But I've never deleted images that quick...and often I've resubmitted with luck. My recommendation would be for folks to toggle them "off" for display rather than delete them and maybe resubmit in the future. And if they like them, it doesn't really matter how the judges "judge" them.


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2/29/2016 6:14:58 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Congratulations to all the winners, placers, and, players... :-)


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2/29/2016 7:31:55 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Calla Lillies
Calla Lillies
Flowers 1/9/16
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I entered this one, then tweaked it and re-entered it without deleting the first entry. Both got SFs and this one (lesser one) made Finalist.


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2/29/2016 8:01:00 PM

 
Susan Williams
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  Congratulations to all the EPs, SFs, Finalists and Winners! Beautiful work, all!


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2/29/2016 8:02:35 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I am always amazed at what I see at the end of the contest!


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2/29/2016 8:26:59 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thanks, Ken, for the udpate on my forum-posted image... will chalk it up to gremlins in the BP emailer ;) Certainly makes for a pleasant surprise when you think you only have 2 chances, and then get 3 Finalists! (And the icing on the cake - one went on to 2nd Place!)

Congratulations to all the winners in January!


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3/1/2016 5:05:03 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all WPPs......Winners, Placers and Players!

UB.


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