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Errick L. Cameron
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May Countdown Thread


Hello, Hello, Hello!
Welcome to the May Countdown Thread.

Now is the time to 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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6/12/2018 2:32:09 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (just tagging the thread for the future)


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6/12/2018 2:41:21 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I will start us off with two photos - both black and white - which many of you know is my favorite media.
While on the coast last month I did a lot of photography with my i-phone as that was one of the temporary themes for the month. When the earlier survey came out and Jim was asking for suggestions for themes I recommended phone photos I still think that it could be good for a permanent monthly theme. My first photo was taken and post processed and uploaded straight from my i-phone. Titled : Connected

My second photo is one that I pulled from my achieves of my grandson.


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6/12/2018 2:51:55 PM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Connected
Connected
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1. Connected
2. He found some of grandpa's old toys.


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6/12/2018 2:54:09 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Errick, Your photos are wonderful. Your phone does a great job. I love them both! I need a better camera phone apparently.


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6/13/2018 10:12:06 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Splash Experimental
Splash Experimental
Experimenting with Selective Color Effect on my Nikon 5100. I see fun and some real possibilities.
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I like this one mainly because I learned how the SC function on my camera works. Fun stuff.


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6/14/2018 7:43:16 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Camera phone have gotten amazing!


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6/14/2018 7:45:55 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Blue's Cool
Blue's Cool
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Here's my favorite for the month so far.


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6/15/2018 8:41:14 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Emphatic
Emphatic
Like an upside down exclamation point; the glass-framed housing for an elevator rises up towards a massive skylight high above, surrounded by an eye-catching diamond-pattern of mesh net panels, designed to reflect sunlight deeper into Fulton Station in Manhattan.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick  
Part of a really fantastic installation at the Renwick Gallery, celebrating the art of Burning Man. Here, a cut-metal piece by the group HYBYCOZO, with a single bulb inside, paints the gallery in amazing patterns of shadow. iPhone SE capture, edits in Lightroom and PS.
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Best of luck to everyone in the May results!
Two favs from my few entries... The striking Fulton Center atrium in lower Manhattan, and a cellphone shot from a museum installation - a light sculpture casting amazing shadows.


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6/15/2018 6:36:48 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tuckered Out
Tuckered Out
I had the honor of shooting my sweet little cousin's wedding. This was the first wedding for me. I just fell in love with this shot of a tired flower girl taking the opportunity to cuddle with her auntie during the shoot.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Princess Fairytale
A Princess Fairytale
So cute to watch this little girl try on the "big girl" shoes and dream of her future big day.
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Canon EOS Rebel T4...
 
 
I had a bit of a hectic May. I shot my first wedding which was scary, stressful and yet a very real learning experience. These two photos came from the first lot out of over 1500 I shot. These are my favorite just because they feature not only my very beautiful little cousin on her very special day but also my "littlest" cousin who stole the show as the very adorable flower girl.


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6/15/2018 11:26:48 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Grandeur
Grandeur
Bryce Canyon National Park
Category: People during Travels

© Nikki McDonald
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Sheep Named Rembrandt
A Sheep Named Rembrandt
Category: Farm Animals
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Going with one in People during Travels and one in Farm Animals this month. Good luck to all.


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6/16/2018 9:06:52 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
On Green Bay
On Green Bay
B&W w/ splash of color 5/3/18
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My favorite for "Splash of Color" (selective color)


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6/18/2018 5:15:33 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Welcome To Education
Welcome To Education
At a pool table!? Studying the angle of attack, mass and energy transfer, etc.? It really is Physics 101.
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I had a good time with its one. I wanted the see how observant some are.


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6/19/2018 6:13:23 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Sara's Eyes
Sara's Eyes
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Here is my fave from May entered into the MT (B&W with a splash of color) This is my niece Sara Jo who has the most amazing eyes. The colors of everything around her will reflect in her eyes when she is outdoors. Good luck to everyone!


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6/19/2018 10:50:18 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Black & White with a Splash of Red-Wing
Black & White with a Splash of Red-Wing
Entry for (Techniques) MT. f/3.7, 1/160 sec, 122mm (w/teleconverter), ISO-64. Image converted to B&W and processed with PSP X7.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Swallowtails in Flagrante Delicto
Swallowtails in Flagrante Delicto
Mating swallowtails. f/4.0, 1/160 sec, 6.0mm, ISO-64
Entered: 05/31/2018

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Here are 2 of my FAVs for May


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6/19/2018 12:29:14 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Read and Relax
Read and Relax
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Here is my favorite because I don't typically do still life Photography. I'm pretty much a portrait photographer. But I wanted to try something new for the various categories. I was happy with how this one turned out.


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6/24/2018 4:37:47 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Power Pattern
Power Pattern
Color tweaked with Topaz ReStyle, other minor adjustments in PS CC.
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I'll go with this one as my fave for this month... Entered in Patterns (Elements of Design).

Good luck everyone!


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6/24/2018 10:03:43 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Ed, I like your selective color photo more for the composition. I very peaceful scene. Good luck!


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6/25/2018 1:05:42 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Blue is cool and so is your dragon fly Ed.


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6/25/2018 1:06:42 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, I have to go with "Emphatic" but you know my predilection for black and white. Both should do well in the contest. Thanks for sharing.


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6/25/2018 1:08:58 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Darling set of photos Carrie. You have captured a princess in both these fairy tale princess photos. Good luck in the next round.


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6/25/2018 1:12:09 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Bryce Canyon is such an awesome place and you have done it justice. I grow up on the farm and we raise sheep. Your photo puts them in a better light then I remember (dumb and smelly LOL).


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6/25/2018 1:16:26 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Very nice theme entry Susan. Hope it does well, you have my vote!


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6/25/2018 1:18:00 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Blue seems to be the color for selective focus Ed, and yes I some the pool table!!! but what is on the next banner???


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6/25/2018 1:20:40 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I see BLUE again. an amazing photo to go along with those amazing eyes Dayna!


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6/25/2018 1:33:35 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well Cary, you have it going on with the swallowtails. Good find and capture. And I think I can here the call of the red wing black bird. Good Luck in the next round.


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6/25/2018 2:01:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Jacquie you should do more still lifes! this one is beautiful!


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6/25/2018 2:03:53 PM

 
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  Looks like a winner to me Peggy!


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6/25/2018 2:06:48 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Here are my 2 favorites for May


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6/26/2018 1:39:53 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  They are on the way.....


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6/26/2018 1:44:55 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Maasai Bead Collars
Maasai Bead Collars
During a visit to a Maasai village, a young woman was admiring a gift of a green necklace from a suitor. The two women to the left of her are married
and have beaded bands on their heads as well as very elaborate beaded collars..

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Still working on uploading....


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6/26/2018 1:46:10 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Hoping to see Staff Favorites very soon ... maybe tonight?
Would also like very much to see the July categories (hint, hint, Jim).
Best of luck to all!


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6/28/2018 3:05:36 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Staff Favorites are out, folks!


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6/29/2018 7:10:55 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Good luck!


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6/29/2018 7:13:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your invitation to the June countdown thread.
Hope to see you there.
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43090


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