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Errick L. Cameron
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September Countdown Thread


Welcome to the September Countdown Thread

Hope all is well with everyone. I am currently out of town on a much needed week off from work. I did pack my camera and got some exciting stuff from the blue ridge mountains to share with everyone next month. Also leaving early in the morning to get some photography of an old fishing habour on the Outer Banks, NC. Hopefully some good pics from that location as well. I do hope that you all have been picking up your camera and are ready to share a few of your last month beauties! By the way, no Access to a computer so this message is sent via cell phone. Hopefully not many typos!

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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10/17/2017 8:19:10 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (just tagging for now)


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10/17/2017 10:13:17 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision
Looking down in one of the many Metro underground stations in Paris.

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Thanks Errick for hosting the thread. Had a few resubs but the one I am entering as my monthly fave is a new one shot a couple of years back. Good luck to all in the contest.


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10/18/2017 4:41:25 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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I actually have two faves from September. Good luck everyone!


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10/18/2017 7:33:21 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Bridge Across The Laurel
Bridge Across The Laurel
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A fave from September. Good luck everyone!


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10/18/2017 7:35:28 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Shades Of Green
Shades Of Green
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My other fave from September.


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10/18/2017 7:36:25 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
 
I have two evening shots.


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10/19/2017 9:03:08 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Advancing
Advancing
Resubmitted for September 5, 2017 (SF)
Category: Digital Darkroom

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Sony Alpha 77 II
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   One Missing
One Missing
Resubmitted for September 8, 2017
Category: Elements of Design

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My favorites from September are all resubs - I was out of town the first week in the month so resubmitted from my gallery more than usual during that time. Here are a couple of them, one in Animals and one in EoD.


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10/20/2017 9:22:45 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Gnarled Old Tree
Gnarled Old Tree
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Here's my favorite for the month. Best of luck to all of you!!


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10/21/2017 4:45:56 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Teasel in Autumn
Teasel in Autumn
f/3.5, 1/250 sec, 62.4mm, ISO-64. adjustments made, and BG further softened, with PSP X7. Entered: 09/04/2017
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Sunflower Daydream
Sunflower Daydream
composite image of two sunflower photos run through a kali filter, and third sunflower image layered-in.
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I have two favorites for the month


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10/22/2017 11:27:21 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
 
My two favorites. Good luck everyone!


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10/22/2017 5:50:09 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Yellowstone Blood Sun
Yellowstone Blood Sun
Wildfire smoke creates a blood sun in Yellowstone National Park.
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My two favorites. Good luck everyone!


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10/22/2017 5:52:26 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
 
Number two (I really need to get better at posting these! I accidentally hit back twice which posted my comment twice. Sorry everyone!)


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10/22/2017 5:57:22 PM

 
Carrie Pichler   Ok I give up, I can't post the second. :) Good luck to everyone!


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10/22/2017 6:01:03 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   sphere and bamboo
sphere and bamboo
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Small World
Small World
DOF Theme Day - Group 101
Happy Theme Day

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Just returned from a restful week off. I got some field photography done so I will be working on many fresh images through the nest couple of months! Here are my two favorites from last month.


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10/23/2017 8:49:22 AM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Circles and lines
Circles and lines
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Our guest at lunch time.
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What a great gallery of images!!! Good luck to everybody.

Here are my favorites from September.


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10/28/2017 6:46:35 AM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Here’s my fave for September


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10/28/2017 5:37:44 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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September
September
A clear, sunny day as we approach fall, paints the limestone columns of the cathedral in spectacular colors. Fall and into winter, in my opinion, gives the best sunlight of the year for the stained glass windows.
9/17 Finalist - EOD. POTD - 12/10/17

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Perhaps Some Music?
Perhaps Some Music?
In the ballroom of Ca' Sagredo, Venice, which faces onto the Grand Canal.
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Oh wow, I thought I'd posted favorites before now... cutting it close!
Light month (September) for me, with just 12. But here are two - a fresh capture of cathedral colors, and a fresh edit from Venice earlier this year. Bets of luck everyone!


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10/29/2017 3:38:11 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Chow Time
Chow Time

Giant tortoises are native to seven of the Galapagos Islands and are the largest living species of tortoise. They keep growing until they are 40 - 50 years old and can reach a weight of 500 lbs. They can grow to be 5 ft. tall and can live for more than 100 years. Lonesome George was about 100 at the time of his death!



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Adding a second favorite for September. It is a very sentimental one as I love the work done by the David Sheldrick Orphanage in Nairobi, rescuing orphan elephants and eventually releasing them into the wild.


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10/29/2017 3:51:28 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Oops! Downloaded the wrong one! Oh well I will leave it as it also has sentimental memories for me! Good luck everyone in the next rounds!


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10/29/2017 3:53:42 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  SF's are out! Good luck everyone!


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10/29/2017 6:04:19 PM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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  Finalists are out. Good luck everyone!!!!


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10/30/2017 4:35:01 PM

 
tony w. austin
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Sun Flower
Sun Flower
there is a 100 acre sunflower field near the denver airport. love to go there during sunrise or sunset
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got a finalist


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10/30/2017 5:49:31 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Congratulations to ALL of the finalist! I know that some of you had finalist but none of which appeared here on this link. Let's see your favorite finalists from last month.


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10/30/2017 6:04:36 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Good idea, Errick. Probably this one for me . . . it was a resub that went nowhere last month.


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10/30/2017 6:26:12 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I had already made it a favorite Nikki!


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10/30/2017 6:29:45 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I really like your color control on the sunflower Tony.


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10/30/2017 6:31:23 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I am impressed with your close-up composition in "chi down@ Margaret. A creative entry!


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10/30/2017 6:34:26 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, as you know, I already made "a little music maybe" my favorite pick of your last month entire. The more I look at "September" the more I think it should be on a wall!


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10/30/2017 6:39:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  And I think your "Small World" is just a little bit of magic - really enchanting, Errick. Congrats on the Finalist and may it go on.


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10/30/2017 6:43:05 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Margaret... wow, such an emotional impact!


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10/30/2017 6:45:46 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
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Sunset over Lamar Valley
Sunset over Lamar Valley
I snapped this shot as my husband and I were stuck waiting for herds of bison to cross the road. We didn't mind the roadblock as it gave us the opportunity to take in the sun setting views over the Lamar herds moving across the valley in Yellowstone National Park.
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This is my favorite Finalist.


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10/30/2017 6:50:03 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Carrie, your timing is right on! I suspect that the judges overlooked the detail on this marvelous entry.


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10/30/2017 7:16:14 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Cary, phenomenal detail on your finalist but I personally like your kaleidoscope daisy.


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10/30/2017 7:19:55 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Ed, I am a tree guy. Love to take photos of trees. I would be thrilled to have this in my gallery!


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10/30/2017 7:27:27 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nikki, I am surprised that"advancing" did not advance. Yet I know that you must be pleased with all of your finalists this month


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10/30/2017 7:29:39 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  We all have our eyes on this one Dayna!!!


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10/30/2017 7:35:30 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Usman. Going up or going down? I like this type of photo. Congratulations on all of your finalists.


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10/30/2017 7:37:54 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Sounds like a good memory Carrie. And you got a great photo in as well.


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10/30/2017 7:45:38 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Keeper Feeding Orphan Elephant
Keeper Feeding Orphan Elephant
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park does an amazing job of rescuing and raising orphaned baby elephants in Kenya. The keepers spend 24 hours daily with the elephants, sleeping with them at night. After 3-4 years the elephants are gradually reintroduced into the wild. They are fed a special formula- a substitute for their mothers' milk.
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Ok this is my REAL fave for September which I had a problem uploading earlier.


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10/30/2017 8:25:49 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Huge CONGRATZ to all the Winners of September 17 contest.


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