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Errick L. Cameron
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June Countdown Thread


June Countdown Thread

Welcome to the June Countdown Thread. Hi all! Please join us and share one or two of your favorite photos from last month. There are so many fabulous photo posted on BP. So many very inspiring works of time and talent. I like this thread because its purpose is for each of us to show case your individual photo that you believe is your best or that you feel is most representative of your inner self. So... let's see your personal best!
*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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7/13/2017 11:39:35 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Just Chill'n
Just Chill'n
© Errick L. Cameron
photographybyerrick....
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Shrimpers at Rest
Shrimpers at Rest
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Two black and whites for you to view. I am sure that this is no surprise!


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7/13/2017 12:07:28 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  just tagging for now. Great B&W work, Errick! I especially like the lighting, grayscale values, and total composition in Chill'n.


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7/13/2017 12:35:31 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Alone in Thought
Alone in Thought
Photographing the costumed models of Venice, particularly in an interior setting, makes all kinds of stories spring to mind, as the images unfold. I imagined there's a grand ball taking place in the next room -- what brings her to this sort of pensive or wistful mood?
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Bethlehem Chapel
Bethlehem Chapel
Another exploration with multi-row stitched panoramas, here taking in a little more than 180 degrees of view. The distortions from this technique are always a surprise!
6/17 Finalist - MM

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Continuing my trend - June only had 13 entries. Here's a fav from Venice, and a fav from the cathedral; apparently, my only two subjects to speak of, recently :)


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7/13/2017 1:39:06 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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A Touch of Class
A Touch of Class
You are the reason I shine.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lone-Tree Hill
Lone-Tree Hill
Loved how the colors in the mountain kinda matched those in the sky. The lone tree atop the hill was the icing on the cake.
This was shot on our way to Thandiani which is about 31 kilometers from Abbottabad in the foothills of the Himalayas, at an elevation of around 9,000 ft in Pakistan.

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Here are the two faves from my June contest submissions. Good luck to all in the June contest.


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7/14/2017 1:01:06 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tall Texan
Tall Texan

-- Texas State Capitol --

Topaz B&W Effects applied.
Category: Monthly Theme

© Joanna Kovalcsik

 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Half a Cup, Please
Half a Cup, Please

-- Lenox 'Westchester' Teacup --

Re-worked plus B&W conversion; Resubmitted
Category: Monthly Theme

© Joanna Kovalcsik

 
 
It was very difficult to choose favorites from the June posts. I really enjoyed the B&W Monthly Theme! Here are two out of many favorites. Best wishes for the contest, everyone! :o)


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7/14/2017 5:02:07 AM

 
Tracy L. Hart
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  Family Outing
Family Outing
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Holly Hock
Holly Hock
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It was a busy month for me so I wasn't able to enter much. These were my favorites for the month of June.


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7/14/2017 7:35:23 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Across the Pond at Ninepipes
Across the Pond at Ninepipes
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Canon EOS Rebel T4...
 
  A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It
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Canon EOS Rebel T4...
 
 
Haven't gotten EP's yet but hoping I will for at least a couple! Here are my two favorites.


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7/14/2017 9:28:38 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Monday Morning
Monday Morning
Category: Animals
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hydrangea Dreams
Hydrangea Dreams
Resubmitted for January 18, 2018
Category: Flowers

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I'm a BW fan, too, but my picks from my own entries are both in color. I'll go with "Monday Morning" (I know titles don't count, but I do think this one is inspired) and "Hydrangea Dreams" (which is much less popular but which I love for its sheer extravagance of color.


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7/17/2017 8:15:53 PM

 
Ken Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Western Skies
Western Skies
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska
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Here's my fav, from my trip to western Nebraska. Thanks Errick for hosting the thread. :-)


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7/18/2017 3:53:25 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  It sure has been a while since we've seen any EPs on the June stuff. Wonder what's up.


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7/18/2017 5:11:05 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
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Fireworks
Fireworks
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My fave from June. A close-up of a mimosa tree bloom.


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7/18/2017 11:13:59 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Rosy Ruffles
Rosy Ruffles
Every year I look forward to when these multi-colored roses bloom.
f/8.0, 1/500 sec, 63.8 mm, ISO-64, -0.70ev. Image processed with PSP X7. 06/06/2017

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   VORTEX
VORTEX
MT Entry 06/29/2017 Composite image of a weathered tree stump
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I only entered 6 photos for June. These 2 are probably my personal favs.


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7/19/2017 9:22:36 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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I had several photos I liked so I narrowed it down to these two. Good luck everyone.


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7/20/2017 7:45:30 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Ghost Town Church Under The Stars
Ghost Town Church Under The Stars
Nature and Landscapes 6-27-17
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My favorite this month. I am enjoying learning how to do night photography.


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7/20/2017 7:48:06 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Monthly Theme 6-22-17
© Harriet Feagin
 
 
This is the second one I liked this month.


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7/20/2017 7:49:34 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, you sure have been having fun with your panoramics. This one is superb. And, you already know that Alone in Thought is a favorite of mine.


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7/22/2017 1:08:32 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  A Touch of Class was my second pick for favorites of yours Usman. I am still drawn to the emotions that you captured in your Laughing and Crying.


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7/22/2017 1:11:56 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two wonderful works of art Joanna but I have to go with Half a Cup, Please. Hope to see each again!


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7/22/2017 1:15:48 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two adults and two juveniles. What a find Tracy, and so very well captured. Good luck with these two photos in the next round.


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7/22/2017 1:18:10 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Carrie, these are two beautiful landscapes. I particularly like the night scene. I would not hesitate in entering these again. Well done!


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7/22/2017 1:21:23 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Congratulations Errick, Chris, Usman, Dayna, Cary, and Harriet on the Staff Favorites. I'm sure others picked up one or more on images they didn't put in this thread, so congratulations to you, too.


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7/22/2017 1:22:31 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  That was quite a Monday morning greeting that you had Nikki! I hope this advances in the next round.


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7/22/2017 1:24:37 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Very majestic Ken. When I saw this it sent me back into my archives to work on some western stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.


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7/22/2017 1:45:26 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Fireworks!!! Love the color and the design elements here Dayna. Quality work!


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7/22/2017 1:47:26 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Cary, two photos screaming in unique design elements. I ma glad that Vortex moved on.


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7/22/2017 1:51:13 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Your ghost town photo glows with beauty. Enter it again!


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7/22/2017 1:52:47 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Congratulations on the Old Sheldon Church Ruins photo Harriet


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7/22/2017 1:54:31 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks Errick for your usual great insights on our faves in this thread. Dayna WTG on picking your lovely First Place Winner.


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7/23/2017 8:46:42 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Looks like we got some silver in the mix an Dayna made the fireworks go off! Sorry I am running behind here friends but we were hit with a bad storm Saturday night and have been without power until last night. They just got then internet restored this afternoon. I felt like I was living back in the stone age.


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7/24/2017 3:36:07 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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  Congratulations to everyone who received EP's, SFs, Silver and Gold badges, Jackpots, and well-deserved accolades for their hard work in June!

Errick, that's a long time to go without electricity. I hope you had a generator for powering the basics. Glad you're back in business. Thank you for the kind words on our images and for hosting this thread!!


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7/24/2017 5:35:24 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  I look forward to this thread every month. Thanks for hosting it Errick! The competition is extremely tough here on BP so I am absolutely thrilled that I was fortunate enough to snag a 1st place win. It's my very first!!! I am still doing the happy dance! lol


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7/25/2017 9:13:32 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is the link to the July Countdown Thread. Just another way to have fun in BP! hope to see you there. Errick

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=42986


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8/12/2017 8:44:00 AM

 
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