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Errick L. Cameron
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August Countdown Thread



August Countdown Thread

Welcome to the August Countdown Thread:
I am looking forward to seeing your favorite photos from your BP posts last month. Please join me in sharing with our BP friends.

*If you are a regular here you know what to do.

**If you are new to this thread, take some time to read our helpful hints below and join in the fun.

*** If you found yourself here because you are lost.... Hmmm.., Don't worry, this is not the Hotel California, you can escape!

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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9/17/2016 9:19:58 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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I'll share two right out of the gate, because my Aug was about half brand-new-shots, and half first-time-edits of older shots.


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9/18/2016 5:39:50 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Window Seat
Window Seat
Whenever I've picked up a new lens, the cathedral is my usual destination to try it out. Here, trying a 14mm ultra-wide, on a small window seat in Children's Chapel.
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New; trying out a new 14mm.


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9/18/2016 5:41:23 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Chicago Lines
Chicago Lines
A high-contrast take on the sinuous lines of the Aqua Tower. Each floor extends beyond the straight-forward, plain glass walls of the residences, to create unique, undulating balcony profiles, different for every unit. 8/16 Finalist - EoD
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New work-up from an earlier Chicago visit.


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9/18/2016 5:42:27 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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This one seems the most popular among my friends!


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9/18/2016 6:12:45 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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This one seems the most popular among my friends!


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9/18/2016 6:14:21 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paint Brush growing out of the rock at Grey Butte, overlooking Mount Shasta.

Nature & Landscapes
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Thanks for hosting, Errick!

Here's my fave for August.


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9/18/2016 7:27:23 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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  There should be a way to delete a comment. I didn't think I'd sent those. I'm waiting until tomorrow to show my 2 fave images...


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9/18/2016 7:30:33 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two very strong graphic photos Chris. Both should do fine reaching the next level on the contest!!


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9/18/2016 10:19:17 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Martha, I really like your composition and detail. You nailed it. Now nail it to your wall!


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9/18/2016 10:21:03 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I am going small with my two picks to share with all of you this month.


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9/18/2016 10:22:32 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Polka Dots
Polka Dots
Edwardsville Watershed Nature Preserve
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Sorry, forgot to hit the image number tab.


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9/18/2016 10:24:40 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Ball Boy
Ball Boy
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My smallest "youngest" grandson, taken 4th July.


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9/18/2016 10:27:02 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  How About Them Peaches! Forum)
How About Them Peaches! Forum)
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  Sidewalk, Shadows and Light (Forum)
Sidewalk, Shadows and Light (Forum)
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My 2 favorites from August would be : How About Them Peaches and Sidewalk Shadows and Light.


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9/18/2016 11:44:28 PM

 
Ken Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Break on Through
Break on Through
Navy's F-18 at the Offutt Air Force air show this weekend.
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Canon 5D Mark III
 
 
Thanks Errick for hosting. Here's my fav photo.


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9/19/2016 3:50:27 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Superb timing Ken. This separates your image from so many other air show photos as being unique!


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9/19/2016 5:12:38 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  How about them Peaches Jill! My favorite fruit and you have a delicious capture here. With your second photo, at my first look I thought this was a negative strip from my old darkroom days!


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9/19/2016 5:15:23 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Reflection
Reflection
Man-made 8/18/16
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My fav for August. The colors in this reflection are only visible in the afternoon light.
As usual, the postings show outstanding work in the running. Good luck to all for the next three rounds!


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9/19/2016 6:07:17 AM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty
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My favorite from August.


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9/19/2016 12:55:30 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Sunset On The Beach
Sunset On The Beach
Nature and Landscape 8-30-16
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Here is my favorite.


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9/19/2016 1:27:09 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Susan, I am a big fan of this type of work. I hope that your "Reflections" does well.


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9/19/2016 2:45:02 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Fantastic detail and color control Lola. Very eye catching!


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9/19/2016 2:46:00 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Wow Harriet! I se why this is your favorite!


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9/19/2016 2:54:50 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget
Washington Monument as reflected on the scribed marbled wall of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. All credit for this image goes to Chris B., who directed this shot.

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Thanks Errick for the monthly thread.

I have just one fave this month, which was a direct result of Chris Bs advice, so if this goes anywhere, all credit to him.

UB.


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9/20/2016 1:12:15 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  All I have to say Usman is that when we have both you and Chris working together... LOOK OUT!!! We are bound to be inspired!


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9/20/2016 4:59:53 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Most loved by my friends...


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9/20/2016 5:22:38 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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My personal fave: This was Pizazz!'s first time off leash in an open (unfenced) space. She was only 7 months old and came to me every time I called! I'm having so much fun with this special baby!!


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9/20/2016 5:25:46 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Happy to point out the reflection possibility, Usman ;)


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9/20/2016 5:33:41 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Sunburst
Sunburst
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Here is my fave from August. Good luck to all of you!


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9/20/2016 7:29:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Lone Tree in Winter
Lone Tree in Winter
2nd place winner
Scanned from a very old print taken, I think, by my dad and played with a lot in post processing. The photo had the blue-green tones and the gradient look but I enhanced that; in addition, I added the brush strokes.
Category: Digital Darkroom

© Nikki McDonald
Sony Alpha 77 II
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Paper Wasp #2
Paper Wasp #2
Resubmitted for Marcy 13, 2017
Category: Details and Close-up

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I kind of like to pick one personal favorite with an EP, one without. But it happens this month that none of the "no EP" images is among my favorites - oh happy day! So . . .

Here are two I like, one frankly digitally enhanced and the other relatively minimally edited if you don't count the extent and intensity of the background burn LOL


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9/22/2016 7:43:40 AM

 
tony w. austin
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Eye see you
Eye see you
I saw all these sleeping flamingos and this one seem to be peeking up at me
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back after a little time away


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9/27/2016 6:24:46 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  just tagging the thread, for now. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!


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9/27/2016 9:36:47 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  The SFs are in. Good luck to all in the next rounds.

UB.


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9/27/2016 11:20:56 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Nikki, I love your winter image! Maybe it will cool me off here in the Mojave Desert :-)


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9/28/2016 10:53:19 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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My 2 personal favorites for August were not the ones tat got SFs


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9/28/2016 11:05:19 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Late Afternoon Light
Late Afternoon Light
The Alpine Bank building in Grand Junction, CO. Although it's mainly a box on stilts, the mirrored windows makes it a great structure for reflecting the wonderful skies we get here.
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My 2 personal favorites for August were not the ones tat got SFs


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9/28/2016 11:06:04 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   At The End of The Day
At The End of The Day
EoD Entry August 12, 2016
RESUBMIT for Monthly Theme 04/30/2017

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#2


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9/28/2016 11:08:15 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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I came here to put up my selections and, lo and behold, both choices have SF buttons on them!!


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9/28/2016 1:53:54 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
A Quiet Life
A Quiet Life
PG101 "Life in the Sticks" Theme
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I came here to put up my selections and, lo and behold, both choices have SF buttons on them!!


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9/28/2016 1:54:47 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Sparkling Sea
Sparkling Sea
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The above is my personal favorite. This one has been selected by many of my friends.


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9/28/2016 1:57:51 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Finalists and good luck in the Golden rounds.

Usman.


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9/29/2016 12:19:30 AM

 
Pat Harry
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This is a bit out of place, because this isn't an August entry. It's an older one of mine, but when I saw Usman's image, I thought I'd share my version. :)


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9/29/2016 4:10:08 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Winners are out and they are terrific!
Congrats to all who had SFs, Finalists, and Winners!


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9/29/2016 5:47:04 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners. And special felicitations to Nikki on her perfect picking for this thread.

UB.

Pat: Its the same concept, just a different choice of lens. Beautiful image.


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9/29/2016 8:48:19 PM

 
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