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Errick L. Cameron
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December Countdown Thread



Welcome to the December Countdown Thread

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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1/16/2018 4:07:40 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (just tagging for now) Best of Luck everybody!


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1/16/2018 4:14:58 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Tagging in...


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1/16/2018 4:27:06 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Market Grapes
Market Grapes
A wooden bin of fresh grapes at a vendor's stall in one of Florence's street markets. 12/17 Finalist - D&M
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Uncle Ted
Uncle Ted
I participated in Wreaths Across America this morning; under that program, some 247,000 wreaths were laid at the graves of Arlington Cemetery today. I arrived early enough that I got to place the wreath at the grave of my great-uncle, Conrad ("Ted") whose gravestone is shown here, in line with the tree trunk. I never knew him personally; in the week before the Army-Navy football game earlier this month, ridiculously rampant team spirit in the office demanded I choose sides (never followed the game before.) That prompted me to search for information on Ted's naval service... I learned he was at Pearl Harbor during the attack... I then discovered, and have now connected with, his daughter; a first-cousin once-removed I simply never knew existed!
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Almost managed a half-month of entries in Dec. ;) Almost exclusively from Italy (save one). So here's a favorite of the Italy line-up (not remotely my usual kind of image while on travel in a city of great architecture!) and, the sole non-Italy image. as well... Best of luck to everyone in Dec's results!


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1/16/2018 4:38:24 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Tiger Leg Monkey Frog
Tiger Leg Monkey Frog
Submitted for December 1, 2017
Category: Animals

© Nikki McDonald
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cold Feet
Cold Feet
Submitted for December 3, 2017
Category: Monthly Theme (Ice)

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Here are my two, one in Animals because I love these little critters and one in Monthly Theme (Ice) just because I think it's such a good fit.


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1/16/2018 4:59:51 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Eagle Care
Eagle Care
A man who works with a raptor rescue group tends gently to a bald eagle, a resident of the facility.
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I'm especially fond of this one for the month.


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1/17/2018 9:59:17 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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I am going to go with two black and whites this month....


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1/17/2018 1:00:21 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Pretty Filly
Pretty Filly
This young gal showed up at my neighbor's boarding facility. She brings me so much joy to watch her frolicking around with such energy. She annoys the older horses but when she bucks up and whinnies, the other horses can't help but to play with her.
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After a few weeks of stormy and chilly weather, the clouds finally broke to reveal a very happy sun. My buddies across the street certainly enjoyed romping around in the snow outside their stables! Who else is ready for spring! Hope everyone had a good holiday season and good luck!


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1/17/2018 8:32:33 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Zoom In
Zoom In
Placed in the center of an ice rink in the lawns of Natural History Museum, London.
© Usman M. Bajwa
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Vinyard Succulants - II
Vinyard Succulants - II
Some DD fun with a capture of succulents in a vineyard in Burano, Italy.
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Good luck all in the contest this month.
My two faves from December are both Digitally enhanced, towards the extreme.


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1/19/2018 12:37:06 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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My favorite for December. Good luck everyone.


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1/19/2018 9:37:04 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Texas Winter
Texas Winter
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My favorite for December. Good luck everyone.


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1/19/2018 9:37:43 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   My Back Yard
My Back Yard
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My fave for December. Good luck everyone!


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1/20/2018 10:52:38 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, I have to go with Uncle Ted. Your selective focus really draws me in. Hope to see this one again!


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1/26/2018 2:44:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two wonderful nature shots Nikki. Don't make me choose. Like them both.


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1/26/2018 2:46:04 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Eagle Care has gold written in it... Hope it works out for you!


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1/26/2018 2:47:30 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Pretty Cool Filly Carrie. Nostril steam and all! Good Luck!


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1/26/2018 2:51:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Not sure why Zoom In did not score an EP. I still like your Grey Day best from your December entries Usman..


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1/26/2018 2:55:54 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  You know how I like black and white and I like the detail on this one Vicki. Good luck in the next round.


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1/26/2018 2:59:05 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Gorgeous Color Dayna. What would look even better is to put some Gold color underneath this one!


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1/26/2018 3:00:59 PM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Keeper of the Marsh
Keeper of the Marsh
DD 12/28/17
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My favorite for December.


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1/28/2018 12:45:13 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Black Ice
Black Ice
(resubmit for Monthly Theme) f/3.7, 1/1000 sec, 72mm, ISO-64.
Entered: 12/07/2017

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
frozen pond with some surface melt from a sunny day. f/8.0, 1/160 sec, 36.9mm, ISO-64. MT Entry: 12/13/2017
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Most all my entries for December were for the Monthly Theme. Here are 2 of my personal favorites. Good Luck everyone!


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1/28/2018 1:26:51 PM

 
Teresa Letkiewicz
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Ice skating rink on Clinton Square
Ice skating rink on Clinton Square
Ice skating ring in our town is open for winter.
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Winter steps
Winter steps
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Here are my two favorites for December.


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1/29/2018 4:53:00 PM

 
Jill Odice
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Light in the Window ( forum)
Light in the Window ( forum)
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cape Neddick Lobster Pots ( forum)
Cape Neddick Lobster Pots ( forum)
© Jill Odice
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Since we have relocated to Maine and bought a house in Augusta, I haven't had much time for my photography...Of the few I posted for December these are my 2 favorites :-)
Cape Neddick Lobster Pots was taken on the way home from a visit to friends in New Hampshire.
Light in the Window was taken in Pembroke NH.during the daytime. I played around with Topaz and Nik Color Efex filters to get a spooky feeling to it :-)


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1/30/2018 9:45:16 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Jill. You are practically where I grew up. Augusta was the "big city" for us. Actually, Hallowell was where I grew up. What part of Augusta are you in? Unlike Hallowell, it's on both sides of the river. I lived on Pleasant street place.
Enjoy.


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1/30/2018 6:11:18 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Waiting On The Parade
Waiting On The Parade
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Here's another fave from December while we patiently wait on contest results...


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1/31/2018 11:50:53 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to the Finalist for December!!


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1/31/2018 1:40:00 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  We Have Some SILVER!!!!!!
Congratulations Chris, Nikki, Mitch, Teresa, and Dayna.
Now go on to get some Gold as well!! We are all pulling for you!


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1/31/2018 5:02:09 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winner.


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2/2/2018 12:22:59 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your invitation to join us in the January Countdown Thread. Hope to see you all there!

www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43047


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