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Errick L. Cameron
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July Countdown Thread


July Countdown Thread

Welcome to the July Countdown Thread.
I know that the EP's have yet to start tumbling out but this is the day of the month when I usually start this thread. So... Let's see you personal favorites!

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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8/13/2018 4:32:48 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (guten TAG)


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8/13/2018 4:58:15 PM

 
Ann Varley
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timeless
timeless

Outside Denali National Park approximately 5 a.m. which is as close to a sunrise as you can get in Alaska right now! I've wanted to travel there my whole life and finally got the chance a couple of weeks ago. There are not enough words to describe the beautiful Denali area ... truly a gift on Earth.


Entered July, 2018: Sunsets/rises with Silhouettes (Nature/Landscapes)

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Here is one of my favorites from July entries ... fingers crossed!


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8/13/2018 6:01:04 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Amur Tiger Cub
Amur Tiger Cub
Resubmitted for July 9, 2018
Category:Lions and Tigers and Bears (Animals)

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Sony Alpha 77 II
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   First Roller Coaster Ride
First Roller Coaster Ride
Category: Life-Affirming Photojournalism (People)
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These two do not necessarily represent my highest hopes for recognition, but they are a couple of my personal favorites based on emotional appeal.
The tiger cub is a resub that's a perfect fit for Lions, Tigers, and Bears, I think :) And the wildly happy girl in the roller coaster is our granddaughter.
Good luck to all in the contest.


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8/14/2018 5:29:33 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Love both of your photos Nikki! Your granddaughter's smile is such a delight. <3


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Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   CRAZY WINDOWS
CRAZY WINDOWS
........at sunset.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Coming, Baby
Coming, Baby
The sun rises from behind the Oman mountains as seen from my perch in a hot-air balloon as we soared above the Dubai desert. The eagle silhouettes, however, were added in PS.
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Thanks Errick for nicely watering the Countdown tree :)

Here are my two faves. One new and one resub. Good luck all in the July Contest.


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8/15/2018 1:02:37 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Leo
Leo
With the category being Lions, Tigers, and Bears, I made a trip to our zoo and approached some sleeping lions. When I arrived, this guy jumped up and truly started posing for me. My family and I got a real kick out of it. He is beautiful.
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Here's a favorite of mine.


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8/15/2018 5:59:24 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Monarch on Rabbitbrush #3
Monarch on Rabbitbrush #3
f/3.7, 1/400 sec, 122mm (w/teleconverter), ISO-64.
Entered in "Butterflies" 7/15/2018.

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   At the End of the Day
At the End of the Day
composite image for Sunsets/rises w/Silhouettes. sunset settings: f/8.0, 1/200 sec, 18.6mm, ISO-64. 7/24/2018.
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I entered a lot of images I really liked, but these 2 are probably my personal favorites


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8/15/2018 1:29:52 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
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Female White-eyed Duck
Female White-eyed Duck
Female White-Eyed Duck, also known as a Hardhead at Bowies Flat Wetlands. (Note: The male has the white eye).
Canon 6D, 70-300mm lens @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/400sec, spot metering, ISO1600. AV, Manual White Balance.

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My fave for July.


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8/15/2018 8:18:14 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Butterbee?
Butterbee?
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Well, here's my favorite for the month. Thanks again, Errick, for sponsoring this thread.


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8/17/2018 7:59:01 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Captain Skeeter. Outer Banks, NC
Captain Skeeter. Outer Banks, NC
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photographybyerrick....
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Way to the Beach
Way to the Beach
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Here are my two favorites for the month. I am enjoying everyone's photography work. Have a great day!


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8/25/2018 4:08:59 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  It took me a while to choice my favorites this month but right now my mind is on the Outer Banks as I am headed there for a mini get away.
These two photos were both taken there.


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8/25/2018 4:13:16 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Beautiful photo Ann. Denali is on my bucket list and your capture has replanted it on my list!


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8/26/2018 5:13:13 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nikki, a very adorable pic of your tiger cub but I have to go with your granddaughters expression. Makes me smile every time I view it!


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8/26/2018 5:15:21 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Terrific Photoshop on the eagle sunset Usman. also like the Crazy Windows. Both should do well in the contest.


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Errick L. Cameron
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  He is a beauty Jacquie, and you did him justice! Nice work and worth the trip to the zoo.


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8/26/2018 5:19:51 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Both images are great Cary, I think I will go with the windmill sunset photo as my fav.


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8/26/2018 5:22:07 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Janet, white eye or no white eye, I have my eye on this one to go Gold!


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8/26/2018 5:23:25 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice close-up work Ed. Will look for tis one in the next round.


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8/26/2018 5:24:31 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
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I shot my little cousin's wedding and because the venue was tucked into the woods, I thought it would be fun to grab a couple of shots of her two children playing around in between the more formal poses. This one was my favorite, though not technically on par, the setting had a bit of a Hansel and Gretel feel to it. I decided on a sharpened black and white for this as it gave it more of a penciled storybook drawing look.


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8/28/2018 4:34:35 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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It's all about the Curves!
It's all about the Curves!
This metal sculpture along the Juneau waterfront makes a striking statement with its slinky, lines and curves!
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Here are my faves for the month


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8/28/2018 5:04:37 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lioness with Wildebeest Kill
Lioness with Wildebeest Kill
a resubmit
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My second fave


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8/28/2018 5:07:32 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Summer Shimmer
Summer Shimmer
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My fave from July. Didn't really have a category that fit so I stuck it in catch-all. Good luck everyone!


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8/29/2018 12:09:31 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Staff Favorites Re out! Good luck everyone in the next rounds!


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8/30/2018 5:49:08 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Just What the Doctor Ordered ( forum)
Just What the Doctor Ordered ( forum)
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Miscellaneous Does...
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Snake Oil (forum)
Snake Oil (forum)
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Miscellaneous Does...
 
 
My 2 favorites for July are both Staff Favorites :-) From my antique bottle collection: Just what the Doctor Ordered, and Snake Oil :-)


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8/30/2018 8:31:50 AM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Finalists are posted! Good luck to all in the next round!


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8/30/2018 12:08:21 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  CONGRATS to all the Winners this month! Did anyone else notice that this month's (September's) MT Categories--as posted on BP's entry page---look a lot like last month's? ;-)


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9/1/2018 3:38:36 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  I had noticed having checked several times. I do not want to enter photos this month until this is clarified.


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9/1/2018 4:15:24 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Jim posted this in another thread or two . . . I'm guessing the programming takes awhile to catch (maybe has to wait for 24 hour server updates or something?)

September categories

Sky (Nature/Landscapes)
Cats (Animals)
Back to School (People)
Diagonals (Elements of Design)
Freezing Action / Fast Shutter Speed (Techniques)
Rustic (Travel/Place)
Musical (Still-Life/Flowers)
Raindrops (Details/Macro)
Monuments & More at Night (Man-Made)
Catch-All


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9/1/2018 5:22:16 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Thank you Nikki for the clarification!


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9/1/2018 5:27:30 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (although it looks like (Man-Made) is actually "PATHS")
Looks like some fun and challenging Monthly Themes!


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9/1/2018 5:34:56 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Paths? I like that lots better. Monuments at night was fine once, but twice this close together? Not so much :)


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9/1/2018 5:51:22 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Re-posting as apparently Jim caught the duplication. New September categories are

Sky (Nature/Landscapes)
Cats (Animals)
Back to School (People)
Diagonals (Elements of Design)
Freezing Action / Fast Shutter Speed (Techniques)
Rustic (Travel/Place)
Musical (Still-Life/Flowers)
Raindrops (Details/Macro)
Paths (Man-Made)
Catch-All


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9/1/2018 5:52:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your invitation to join me in the August Countdown Thread:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnADetail.asp?threadID=43118

Errick


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