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Photography Question 
Jill Odice
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  91 .  E Book Images?
 
  E Reader image
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I was approached about using one of my images in an E-Reader for Special Needs children. My question is what size file is needed for an E Reader? He asked for an image of 3000x2000, which seems big to me. I don't mind them using the image online but do not want them to be able to make prints. What DPI and dimensions should I send them? Also what is the typical charge for somebody to use an image one time?

10/3/2013 10:27:20 PM

  That is an interesting concern. 3000x2000 is a high-resolution print-possible size of at least 10x6.6. With home printers it is really closer to 15x10. A typical video device will not be much about 120 dpi, and that means it would display this image at about 25x16.7.

I think it is sorta large for any type of hand-held device, even with near-future considerations for changes in technology.

Have they offered you a contract? That should explain their future concerns, and why they might ask for an image so large.

The "typical charge" for an image can vary widely. A shot in demand can grab quite a lot. A shot that casually meets a design need, not so much. My perspective might be "why not be happy with a one-time sale" and add it to your experience and resume? Of course with the caveat that you clarify the resolution needs.

Hope that helps.

10/5/2013 5:53:28 PM

  Thanks for your response Richard. My dilemma is that I do not know what size to offer him that will work for an E Reader, but not be large enough to print. This is one of my most popular images , Betterphoto used it for their Christmas card last year :-)
I am happy to help out a small company that is working towards educating special needs kids, but I do not know them and they are only offering me $20 which is way less then I charge for a large print...This book is to download onto a reader, not to print so I don't get why he wants such a large size...

10/5/2013 7:54:38 PM

  I understand the dilemma. I just don't know much specifically about readers. I've got a good idea about the resolution. Let's just substitute an example...

A Skiff reader (described as a high-resolution reader) is 11.5 inches (that should be on the diagonal if they give only one dimension). It "supports" a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200. That would size up to a resolution a little over 170 ppi -- quite high for a video device. You see right there that the 3000x2000 is nearly double what you need for full-screen viewing.

Reading devices also tend to have a vertical orientation, so an image could be only 1200 pixels for a full-width view. That would suggest a maximum need of 1200x800 for an image of landscape orientation. That is currently about the size I use for shared images on the web. These would probably print at 6x4 on a home printer.

There is really nothing you can do to stop that sort of small print thievery, unless you want to keep your images off the web and out of readers. At the same time, readers are meant as a replacement of sorts for print, so your image being distributed via a reader seems like a relatively safe avenue. If you are worried what the publisher might be doing with your photo, I am guessing that if they were honest enough to contact you, they would likely not be looking to do a print run.

Looking at the example numbers, I think you are right and they really only need the 1200x800 size. On the other hand, $20 is not a lot to walk away from. I'd offer the 1200x800 size, and make sure you get a byline, or move on. Sometimes you have to turn things down. For example, I was offered the contract for The Photoshop Bible when Deke McClelland decided against re-writing it, and ended up turning down that rather prestigious title because I could not come to terms on contract wording with the publisher (which was clearly anti-author).

Good luck!

Richard

10/6/2013 4:58:14 AM

Ken Smith
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  Richard, it's nice to have you back on BP!!

10/6/2013 6:13:46 AM

  Thanks so much Richard! I was pretty much thinking the same thing as far as size. I figure when I post images on my own website they are usually 1200 x 800, even here at BP they are 800 x 600 which is kind of small, but on my Kindle, is big enough ...Nice to "Meet you" here, love your work!

10/6/2013 9:31:30 AM

  Ken, I'm glad to be back! I missed the BP community.

Jill, I'm glad if it helped. Thanks for the compliment. Glad to meet you too, and hope to meet a lot more people (again and for the first time) here on the forum!

Richard

10/6/2013 8:46:00 PM

  I did sell them the image at 1200 x 800 with credit on the image and also credit on the credit page of the book. Once it's published I will place a link on my website to it on my "Magazine Covers & Published Images" gallery :-)

10/6/2013 9:58:53 PM

  Good for you! Nice to hear and thanks for the follow-up.

10/7/2013 1:13:59 AM

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Photography Question 
Brian M. Jones
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  92 .  POTD
Has anyone noticed that the last 6 POTD winners are previous 2nd Place GOLD winners from July??

I normally see only EP's associated with POTD.. Now it seems like they are giving out POTD to images from 2 months ago and that have won Gold. If you look at previous POTD winners you will see that images that win are selected from EP's. Now it looks like that has changed as well..

9/28/2013 4:45:06 AM

  Brian, I have five POTDs, and I don't remember any of them being from the current month's entries.

But what seems odd to me is that two of them never even made Finalist! And, since the re-entry rules have changed, they never will.

Maybe they've put a new procedure in place to make POTD choices from sure things?

9/28/2013 9:42:45 AM

  What a skill of observation to notice the shift. Is this temporary or a trend?

I suggest there's a trend. It is possible that BP needs to change things. We don't know - this is an internet site with small stakeholder investment (our fees for membership). BP has to manage its revenue. Cutting costs on POTD might be one of these. Sounds like a simple solution to extra work effort.

Members of internet sites (the Old Guard) generally consider the sites should be loyal to them. It is possible that a site needs to do what needs to be done to stay in business. Because they are privately owned the members are not aware of any management concerns, decisions and worries. Private companies generally don't make these known and that's part of why they like to be private.

Giving a POTD to a past winner would be a quick hit with low work effort for BP. I don't have special insight into BP so this seems like an obvious answer. The change in awarding EPs and POTD are likely examples of BP needing to change its business to stay in business in a profitable way.

Members here really like the BP community. It is a special place. So what if the real question might be: What do members need to do to help BP stay in business.

So I am interested in what members might want to do to support BP and how that might be made clear to BP.

M.

9/28/2013 2:43:30 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  I dunno; my recent POTD last week was a first-time entry into September's contest; the month isn't even done for collecting entries yet. My advice would be simply to stop worrying about patterns at BP ;)

9/29/2013 11:53:37 AM

Brian M. Jones
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member since: 11/28/2012
  I am not worrying at all, I along with many people are wondering why all of the sudden the last 7 POTD images are taken from Gold winning images from 2 months ago, when it use to be taken from EP's that was from the month previous..

9/29/2013 2:21:23 PM

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Photography Question 
Usman Bajwa
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  93 .  Leaving for London, UK. Need your suggestion.
Hello friends. I'll be off to London UK, early next week for a business visit. Since I would have three days (Thursday to Saturday) free, would love to see your suggestions/pointers on the must-see places to visit/photograph in and around London.

Would very much welcome the opportunity of a photo-shoot together, if you live nearby, are interested and have time.

Thanks in advance for your time.

UB.

9/27/2013 5:49:29 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  Ace Cafe in London.

9/27/2013 7:18:28 PM

  Thanks Gregory, will check it out. Any place else you think might be interesting to see there.

UB.

9/27/2013 7:21:57 PM

  Wow, Ace sounds like fun, bikes, cars and rock n roll.

UB.

9/27/2013 11:58:29 PM

  Lots of fascinating things to see and shoot all over town. I'd focus around the City of London area if you're short of time. Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus. Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. London Eye for its vantage point as well as the design elements. Have fun!!

9/28/2013 8:36:35 AM

  Thanks, Martha.

UB.

9/28/2013 8:20:23 PM

  I might also hop on a train to Paris. So any guidance on major Paris places which could be done in 1-2 days is also welcomed.

UB.

9/28/2013 11:50:28 PM

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Photography Question 
darlene brady
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  94 .  g a pic
 
  blue moon
blue moon
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i ma trying to print off a 5x7 of the following photo and it always makes me crtop out the frame I set it in hwo can I get it printed with the frame and maybe a professional photo placxe coud do it im not sure helppppp

9/26/2013 8:06:01 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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  It's out of proportion for a 5x7. Crop it to a 5x7, then put the frame around it.
I think somebody hacked your keyboard.

9/26/2013 9:29:22 AM

  I did not check the proportions, and as Gregory suggested, if they are off that could be the problem. However, other things might be going wrong as well...

Depending on what software you are printing from (and whether you are on Mac or PC) you should have a button for preview. This might tell you exactly what is going wrong. If it is a 5x7 sheet that you are printing to, for example, and the image is 5x7 and you are printing 100%, you may be expecting the printer to print to the edge of the paper. It is likely that you have a printer that requires a border (i.e., it does not print exactly to the edge of the paper). You MIGHT have an option for "size to media" or some wording similar that will compensate, then you can print and trim off the excess. But in this instance, if using 5x7 paper, and the printer requires the "grip edge", you will end up with a slightly smaller print when trimmed.

Many printers may not print to the exact edge of the paper -- really, there is no place for the excess ink to go if they do, because they would actually have to print slightly over the edge to have full coverage, and it could be messy! There will be a work around for your situation, but it requires knowing more... like the size paper you are printing to, the printer type you are using (it will make a difference if it is a dedicated photo printer or something more standard), and perhaps the options you have selected. You also might want to use different printing products depending on your situation, such as paper that has a perforated bleed area (e.g., a 5x7 sheet plus a border that is perforated to tear off after printing). Certainly a service can do it for you, and they will use one of the same solutions I suggest here -- or perhaps a non-ink light process that prints digitally to photographic paper.

I hope that helps, but feel free to add some details, and we can work out a better solution.

Richard Lynch

9/27/2013 4:11:25 AM

  great stuff ty so much for the help I have it printed now it was the printer hehe I should of been able to fig that out lol but anyhoo u were a great help both of u ty
and no one hacked the keyboard lol cute tho to say that lol I have numb hands do to health issues so when I type I cant tell if the keys actually were hit or not lol and I was in ssuch a hurry I didn't proof read what I typed in orig ques lol . hehe have a good one

9/27/2013 5:25:34 AM

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Photography Question 
Clark E. Brown
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  95 .  Transitioning from a well-paying career
I have been working to see how I can transition from my current well-paying career that has become little more than that. My passion for photography and desire to do it full-time continues to grow. However, I have not been able to come up with the path that leads me to my goals of one day having my photography as my main source of zen, finance, fun, etc. I realize this is difficult to do. However, if there are any suggestions I would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

9/24/2013 8:59:12 AM

Clark E. Brown
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  After I think about my previous post, I realize that some give in the balance of zen, finance, fun, enjoyment will most likely be experienced when the desire is to "make a living". Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

9/25/2013 8:14:01 AM

  Variety seems to be the makeup of success to me. I know very few photographers who only take pictures of what they want. Most supplement through teaching craft (as the instructors do here on BP), perhaps write a book, maintain clients or a service, sell stock, retouching services, guide tours, other sales... It may help to lean on whatever your previous experience has been in that well-paying career and extend it (e.g., if it was sales, apply that knowledge.).

No matter what I am involved in, I try to keep time open for MY photography. If I am writing a book or teaching courses, I enjoy that and learn from it even, but it cannot replace taking an hour or four on a walk to a place where I want to shoot. I may make nothing on my walks, but those are the shots I prize (and tend to use in books and instruction as well as marketing tools).

You started in the right place, but you will have to explore your focus, realistic capabilities, and desire...

Richard

9/26/2013 4:43:59 AM

  Clark, I'm only a rabid amateur, so no useful advice from me. But if you do a search under "career" here in the BP forum, you'll find over 300 queries similar to yours with loads of comments worth every penny you're paying for it. Good luck!

9/26/2013 7:44:10 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  Some supplement their income as an Eric Clapton impersonator.

9/26/2013 9:33:38 AM

Clark E. Brown
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member since: 1/24/2006
  Thank you Richard, Kay and Gregory for your feedback and yes, Richard, that is a good point I do need to hone my focus, capabilities and desire... I am looking to see how I can adapt photography to my current career (construction estimating), maybe as a project site photographer taking progress photos and documentation.

I will peruse additional career queries and even do some research on Eric Clapton...

all great advice, thank you for the help.

9/26/2013 10:04:11 AM

  Gregory, it takes all kinds! Is that a particular skill of yours? I guess my point was that not everyone is lucky enough to have simply their passion be enough to support them. I certainly tend to wear a few hats...

Clark, there is at least one BetterPhoto instructor that I know who has done progress photos on construction. You would have an advantage in the field having a practical background in it...

Richard

9/26/2013 12:37:30 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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Eric Clapton impersonator!

9/27/2013 5:45:33 PM

  Never would have guessed you were referring to me! Even my air guitar isn't that good.

Richard

9/28/2013 5:45:12 AM

  I'm very much in agreement with Richard that variety is important when you're planning a career in photography. Teaching and writing about the subject are great ways to go. If you enjoy shooting commercial work and you're very prolific, you might also consider selling your work through a stock agency.

Also, identify what your photographic strengths are and build your career around them.

10/7/2013 10:59:49 AM

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Photography Question 
Shannon Whit
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  96 .  What lens to carry/use?
Hi All, I'll be traveling to Europe (tomorrow) and want to go on a shooting spree. However, I do not want to carry lenses that I don't need. As you know it is a very picturesque place full of culture, color, insane architecture and gorgeous landscapes. I'll be in Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Brussels. Each place is unique in its own way but quite similar in richness. What lens/es would you suggest I carry with me? Although I've only been shooting for two years, I have several. Thanks for your input.

~Shannon

9/20/2013 4:52:07 AM

  Depends somewhat on what you want to shoot and also what camera you use.

For landscape and architecture, I like my EF 17-40. (I really like the TS/E lenses for but those are pretty specialized lenses ...)

For walking around (culture, people, etc), I like both the EF 20-70 and the EF 70-200. Both are f/2.8, fast, crisp and versatile in an urban setting.

9/20/2013 9:51:17 AM

Ken Smith
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  Shannon, how many lenses do you want to bring? As RK says, there are several options. If you only want a single lens, then go with something like 24-105mm. It's a bit wide angle, and a bit zoom.

9/20/2013 12:38:28 PM

Shannon Whit
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  Thank you for your input RK and Ken. I appreciate it. I'm carrying a Canon 5d3 and my ultimate goal is to shoot everything pleasing to look at -- architecture, landscapes, street photography, people perhaps, food, and my husband. I thought about carrying my two ir three lenses -- 24-70, 50 (food shots) and maybe the 85 but maybe the 50 will suffice for that. Additionally, the 70-200 crossed my mind. I don't wanna get there (Paris, Amerstam, Rotterdam, and Brussels) and regret not taking something with me. Thanks again!!!

9/20/2013 5:00:29 PM

doug Nelson
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  You have a 5DIII? Lucky you. The L-series 17-40 would be great for you. Much of your European shooting will be wide-angle because of narrow streets. All wide zooms distort badly at the shortest end, but the 17-40 has little or no distortion at the 24-35 focal lengths you'd use most. I'd add an 85 for people and selecting parts of landscapes and maybe the 50mm macro (light and cheap) for food shots.

9/21/2013 2:57:23 PM

  Everyone's suggestions seem to make sense, and to emphasize, it really has to do with what you expect and your own style.

I know it isn't a terribly popular choice, but I used to do walk-arounds with a Sigma 18-200 DC 3.5-6.3 OS lens on my Sigma SD1... It let me get wide shots and tight without having to change lenses -- and so long as there is daylight the OS (stabilization) didn't lead to much noise or terribly long shutter speeds and blur. That camera is dedicated IR now. I changed up to a Canon 7D and use a set of 2.8 EX lenses (18-50, 70-200) for walking.

If I am going to a special spot, or know I'll be shooting models or macro or infrared, I might consider dragging along something else (monopod, tripod, extension tubes, other lens, etc.), but it really depends on what I expect to shoot as much as my mood -- and how convenient it is. Like a long hike doesn't tend to be good for carrying 3 lenses, 2 cameras, tripod, flash, and etc., but if I expect to have opportunity to use all of it, I make that sacrifice. Like I was at a gorge yesterday where there was a perfect spot for a model shoot...I only brought my IR camera -- which was OK because I intended to shoot IR and didn't have a model -- but I'll be going back to that same spot sometime with a model and hiking some gear there when I go.

Sounds like you're planning on some travel photography and walking, so the 2 lens approach sounds best for your situation.

Have fun with it!

Richard

9/23/2013 10:45:24 AM

Shannon Whit
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  Thank you Doug and Richard! Yes, I have a 5D3 but I saved long and hard because I knew I wanted to get the best and not later have tegrets and having to upgrade. I'm learning a lot too! Only shooting for a short time. Richard, thanks. I think I may just carry my 24-70 and 85 and use my IPhone for food shots especially since I'd have to get up from my table or scoot way back to use the 50 of my ordered meals.

Thanks for everyone's input!!!

9/23/2013 3:28:29 PM

  iPhone for food shots is a NEAT idea. why not make something of the great secondary technology you have on your phone? Nice call.

Richard

9/23/2013 4:14:06 PM

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Photography Question 
Christopher J. Budny
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  97 .  August 2013 Contest Countdown
 
  Wire Pass Logjam
Wire Pass Logjam
At several points on the hike through Wire Pass, you're reminded just how much debris runs through the slot canyon in a flood;
and clearly how bad it would be for you, if you were caught in the canyon during a flash flood, as part of that torrent of debris!
Where the slot canyon narrows, bottlenecks form with debris lodged in place. (Some hikers have survived floods by clinging
to tree trunks which sometimes get lodged 20 feet off the canyon floor.)

© Christopher J. Budny
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Canon EOS 7D Digit...
 
Greetings fellow BP Members...! Fall is finally creeping into the air (at least here in Virginia) and it is hard to imagine we're now counting down the days until the August Contest Results are announced -- truly a "summer's over" kind of moment!

Thanks to Michelle Frick for "hosting" this monthly countdown thread; over the years at BP, this mid-month countdown thread (aka "Chocolates and Cocktails" -- named for certain tools which may help members pass the time expectantly awaiting results!) has been hosted by a number of different folks--I offered to pick it up again from Michelle, after her recent run.

The purpose of thread is to share your one favorite image from your entries last month -- your personal favorite, or your most hopeful, or your proudest photographic achievement that month, etc.; which is, naturally, not always the image that you *think* will win, nor the image the BP Judges will be drawn to ;) It isn't about predicting your Finalists/Winners (although that's a fun trick when it happens here!); it is about sharing your personal best/favorite image here. (Case in point; my Favorite for August didn't even get an EP -- but it is certainly my favorite!)

Best of luck to everyone in the August contest!

++++++++++++++++++
Some helpful hints for attaching photos into a BP Forum Thread, if you're unfamiliar with the process:

1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)

2) If you have NOT YET submitted your Contest Entry for today, you can take advantage of the "Photo ID" method (to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your Reply to this thread.) This avoids a duplicate image upload to your Member Center. Go get the Photo ID# from your Member Center first, then come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down (even though you won't actually be uploading a file.) Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box shown over at the right. Skip the other text fields on that screen, and finalize the submit at the bottom.

3) If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before making your new Contest entry) or, upload a new copy of your image (from your PC) into this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.
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 direct BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, when 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.

9/16/2013 6:23:24 AM

 
 
  Hover
Hover

1/2000 Sec - f/8 - ISO 640 - 560mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon EF 400m f/2.8L IS II - Canon EF 1.4x III
 
 
Thanks for picking this up Chris!

I'm not sure I have a favorite (well, of the ones that got an EP) for August, but for the sake of picking one, I'll go with this one.

9/16/2013 3:27:12 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Besties
Besties
Angela and Kate - friends since grade school and about to start high school together.
 
 
Thank you Chris for offering to host the thread again! With school back in session here, I just looked at my calendar and was shocked to see we are already on the 16th. It's 96 degrees here today which makes it very difficult to feel like fall will ever arrive in the South, but I sure hope it does! I'll miss the green grass, but this heat has got to go!

I'm so happy you will be moderating again! If I could, I would give you a giant thank you hug!

And, for my favorite - I'm picking a picture of my daughter and her best girlfriend. These two have been close since grade school and now they are starting high school together. I guess I blinked because I swear it was yesterday they were little!

9/16/2013 4:03:47 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
Three image handheld HDR. This old 54 Willys Jeep is my husband Mark's pride and joy. (I named it Jeepers Creepers....partly because of the obvious, it's a jeep and the creepers part because about 40 MPH is all she'll do. lol
 
 
I have watched this thread for a long time now and have decided to join in if that's ok. My favorite is this photo of my husband Mark's old 54 Willys jeep. An old jeep on a country road in the hills of Kentucky with an awesome sky behind as a backdrop. It was a perfect summer evening.

9/16/2013 4:20:03 PM

 
 
  Summer Falls
Summer Falls
Stopping down to f/11 @ 240mm and intentionally moving the camera, tried to capture
a summer abstract as the green and pale leaves of a tree were being backlit from the late afternoon sunlight.

Sigma 70-300mm @ f/11, 1/40sec, ISO400.

 
 
Thank you Chris for taking on the task of initiating this very interesting monthly thread. I so enjoy reading your thoughts and comments.

My favorite for the month is something different from what I normally shoot and don't think it will go past the EP anyways, but I like it very much so here it is.

Good luck to all in the August contest.

UB.

9/17/2013 12:15:56 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Welcome Dayna; glad you joined in -- anyone can! You sure have pretty countryside out there!

9/17/2013 4:59:38 AM

 
 
  Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz
For the PG101 "Action Movie Title" theme.

f/9, 1/400, ISO1250, 105mm

** Catch-All **

 
 
Thanks for taking on the monthly countdown host responsibility, Chris, and thank you Michelle for hosting for so many months!

Here's my fave for the month, also sans-EP.

9/17/2013 7:15:11 AM

 
 
 
Yes, thank you, Chris. I've been meaning to join in here, but you know about that "meaning to" stuff. So, finally doing it. This is probably my favorite of my monthly entries, just because it was so full of fun.

9/17/2013 1:03:08 PM

 
 
 
Yes, thank you, Chris. I've been meaning to join in here, but you know about that "meaning to" stuff. So, finally doing it. This is probably my favorite of my monthly entries, just because it was so full of fun.

9/17/2013 1:04:00 PM

 
 
 
Yes, thank you, Chris. I've been meaning to join in here, but you know about that "meaning to" stuff. So, finally doing it. This is probably my favorite of my monthly entries, just because it was so full of fun.

9/17/2013 1:05:45 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Happiness
Happiness

Second Place - Flowers - August 2013

Purple daisies in small glass vase, high key.
Basic adjustments in CS5.
 
 
Thank you Michelle, for all the time you hosted the thread, and thank you, Chris, for taking on the hosting ...

This is my August fave, entered in Flowers.

As always, best of luck to all the talented BPers!

9/19/2013 5:52:09 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Hey Mitch; are you trying to attach an existing Member Center Photo? (Cuz none show up on your posts here) -- remember it only works if you haven't entered the contest for that particular day yet.

9/19/2013 7:51:45 PM

 
 
 
I did not get a EP for my favorite, but this one is my 2nd favorite :-)

9/20/2013 7:18:36 PM

 
 
 
2nd try :-)

9/20/2013 7:21:35 PM

 
 
  Keep Bodie Safe
Keep Bodie Safe
A fire is burning 3 miles from Bodie tonight. It has burned at least 12,000 acres so far and is zero % contained. It was started by lightning during a storm. I am hoping they get it contained with no damage to anything or anybody fighting it.T & P category
 
 
one more and I give up :-)

9/20/2013 7:24:39 PM

 
 
  Who? ME??
Who? ME??
 
 
My fave also didn't get an EP, so in honor of Sammy's recent death, I'll pick his picture for my fave.

9/22/2013 2:13:27 PM

  And of course, I forgot to check the box.

9/22/2013 2:16:09 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Seems like at a glance, EP's are finally done for August - so perhaps we'll be hearing the Staff Fav's and Finalists for Aug later this week?
Fingers crossed -- and best of luck to everyone (whether or not your Favorite here is in the final running!)

9/23/2013 8:18:52 AM

 
 
 
Well, I'm going to try the photo id method here once again. I didn't know I'd even left part of the message earlier (and didn't get notifications of additions to the thread until I got one today). Didn't work last time, but . . . here's my most hopeful for August, Slingshot. Sparse month for EPs, with only 11 of 31, if they're finished.

9/23/2013 8:48:23 AM

  Well, I'm going to try the photo id method here once again. I didn't know I'd even left part of the message earlier (and didn't get notifications of additions to the thread until I got one today). Didn't work last time, but . . . here's my most hopeful for August, Slingshot. Sparse month for EPs, with only 11 of 31, if they're finished.

9/23/2013 8:49:00 AM

 
 
  Slingshot
Slingshot
 
 
I seem to be having major problems with this. Thing is, when I go to the next option after choosing 1 image, there's no place to enter the photo ID number, none at all. So, shoot, I'll just reupload.

9/23/2013 8:51:08 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Hi Mitch -- the Photo ID field is usually a fair ways off to the far right -- you might even have to scroll sideways to find it? But at least your fresh upload worked here ;)

9/23/2013 8:58:30 AM

  Very cool photo, Mitch ... I predict gold!

9/23/2013 10:38:45 AM

  19 of 31 for me for August, as far as EPs go. Fingers crossed for SF, F and W announcement!!!!

UB.

9/23/2013 8:14:18 PM

 
 
  Maryland Girl II
Maryland Girl II
Maryland State Flower, Black Eyed Susan. F5.6, 1/60, 18-55mm nikkor vr @48mm, iso400, natural light.

Flowers: August 8, 2013

 
 
Thank you Michelle for your time hosting this thread and to Chris for taking over hosting.

All great photos I see here, EP or not! Carolyn, I am rooting for Sammy and I'm so glad you shared his picture. I am so sorry for his tragic loss but it seems as tho he left many with good memories. What better job could any of us hope to do. :)

13 out of 18 for EPs so I am hoping to get a fav, finalist or winner! Its been awhile..hehe. Here is one of my faves that I posted on my bday!

9/24/2013 6:55:40 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Some very nice fav's in this thread; thanks for sharing your true favorites from August!

We're rapidly running out of September; looks like we're heading into a weekend-Finalists-announcement situation?

Fingers crossed for everyone!

9/26/2013 5:38:55 AM

 
 
  Rain kissed-Aug 1
Rain kissed-Aug 1
Rain kissed Floral
 
 
My favorite is rain kissed.

9/26/2013 7:10:57 AM

 
 
  D-Day Reinactment, Battle
D-Day Reinactment, Battle
Conneaut Ohio annual D-Day reinactment.
 
 
One I am hope full to move ahead to a fav.

9/26/2013 4:56:19 PM

  The Staff Favorites / Finalists announcement would be a very welcome TGIF gift!!! (fingers crossed)

9/26/2013 6:19:43 PM

  Not necessarily my favorite, but one I do like a lot - probably because this guy was so very nice :)

The Welcome

Good luck to everyone - and yes, the Staff Favorites should be coming very soon!!

9/27/2013 7:26:35 AM

 
 
  The Welcome
The Welcome
This friendly chap welcomes folks to Bent's Old Fort, also known as Fort William, located near La Junta in southeastern Colorado. Two Bent brothers, William and Charles, along with Ceran St. Vrain, built the fort in 1833 to trade with Indians and trappers for buffalo robes. The fort was destroyed under mysterious circumstances in 1849, but it has been carefully and beautifully reconstructed and restored and is now a National Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark.
Category: People
 
 
I forgot that I actually meant to put a clickable thumbnail in. I'll just add it now.

9/27/2013 7:28:21 AM

  Yes, I know it's only 2:00 p.m. in BP land, but I was soooo sure we would see Staff Favorites today . . . It's 4 p.m. here - too early for a glass of wine?

9/27/2013 1:58:48 PM

  It's not looking promising for today.
I say drink away, Nikki!

9/27/2013 4:25:08 PM

Brian M. Jones
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/28/2012
  Looks Like:

Staff Favorites On Saturday

Finalist Picks On Saturday

Winners Announced Sunday, which won't be me this month.. I will be lucky if I even get a Staff Favorite..

9/27/2013 4:29:50 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Its always 5pm somewhere, so yeah, pour yourself a nice glass...! I'm holding off for dirty martinis tomorrow night (wedding reception to go to!)

9/27/2013 4:41:58 PM

  Yum, dirty martini is my drink, too, Chris!
Meanwhile, I have broken out the dark chocolate with sea salt!

9/27/2013 5:01:02 PM

  Saw the activity and thought maybe favs were selected. Oh well. Now I'm wishing I had some of that dark chocolate with sea salt!. :) Goos luck all. so many wonderful images in this thread.

9/27/2013 5:36:32 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
  Here's hoping for some announcements soon... Monday remains the most "popular" day for Finalists announcements to come out, over the last 8 years - but the 30th has only been "hit" once for Finalists, so we're definitely in late territory...
Fingers crossed for everyone!

9/29/2013 11:45:11 AM

  Well, I did my part ... consumed adult beverages and chocolate ... :)

9/29/2013 5:52:23 PM

  I wonder if they are going to continue the favorite badges as they did last month. Seem to be running out of time for that.

9/29/2013 5:53:14 PM

  I sure hope everything doesn't get scrunched into one day. I don't so much mind staff favorites and Finalists coming close to one another, but I do like time to enjoy and comment on the Finalists and the Winners' announcements always snuffs out that activity.

9/29/2013 5:57:54 PM

  I'm with you Nikki ... it is nice to have some time to enjoy the finalists before winners come out.

9/29/2013 6:05:28 PM

  Agree with Nikki and Peggy.

Let me just convey my advance CONGRATZ to all the Staff Favorites', Finalists' and Winners' receivers since I'll be catching a flight for a business-cum-fun trip to London, UK in the next few hours.

Should be back by next week.

UB.

9/29/2013 6:14:29 PM

  Enjoy, and safe travels, Usman!

9/29/2013 6:28:05 PM

  Have a wonderful trip Usman.

9/29/2013 6:51:12 PM

  I just got 3 Staff Favorites... hopefully Finalists will be announced soon, too.

9/29/2013 11:57:56 PM

  I just got one :) lets hope for finalist soon :)

9/30/2013 12:46:44 AM

  Three staff favorites here. Wonder if we'll see Finalists and Winners today, as well...

9/30/2013 1:31:50 AM

  I received two Staff Favorites. One of which is my pick on this thread. (Jeepers Creepers) Woohoo! Good luck in the next round everyone!

9/30/2013 2:11:46 AM

  Three for me, too.

9/30/2013 2:15:22 AM

  Five staff favorites here. Will be going all day. Hopefully finalists will be out when I get home.

9/30/2013 2:36:22 AM

  Two for me. :) Good luck all.

9/30/2013 4:09:41 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
  Best of luck moving forward, to those who received an SF! Not sure how much pause there will be between SF, F and W this month---hopefully a day or more between F & W!

9/30/2013 5:00:15 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
A time gone by
A time gone by
took this at oak alley in louisiana and just thought the ghost needed to be there. I imagine them leaving a nice ball and headed home.
 
 
i entered one in august and never saw an EP for it so gave up.. then today I get an email saying it was picked as a SF.. WOW..

9/30/2013 6:26:06 AM

  I got 2 Staff favorites. Do these stop their or can they be winners? Or Finalists? It sure has become confusing lately !

9/30/2013 6:55:34 AM

  Tony thats so funny. So cool. Your 1 for 1 right now. Mayberit will even be a winner. :)

9/30/2013 7:00:40 AM

  Three Staff Favorites for me. Best of luck to all!

9/30/2013 7:11:31 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
  Hi Nancy - Staff Favorites are the pool from which Finalists are drawn now.
(Then Winners are drawn from Finalists.)

9/30/2013 8:46:39 AM

  Thank you, Chris, for clearing that up- at least, now there is still hope !

9/30/2013 8:51:09 AM

  Finalists are out. I receieved one. Looks like you got one to for your one and only submission for August Tony.
Congratulations to all finalist and best of luck in the next round.

9/30/2013 11:31:59 AM

  Two Finalists out of the three SFs. Pretty happy about that, although my fav above didn't get picked (almost never happens!).

I see quite a few of you picked accurately, congratulations! Best of luck to all in the next round!

9/30/2013 11:42:23 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Woohoo! I see 4 images posted here as personal favorites, that made it to Silver! Congratulations to those, and the rest who snagged a Finalist (even if it wasn't on your personal favorite shared here.) I managed 3 Staff Fav's, turning into 2 Finalists... Best of luck in the winner's round---wonder if that will be pushed out later tonight to keep it all on the 30th!

9/30/2013 11:54:42 AM

  Congrats to all the awesome finalists!!

Two of my three Staff Favorites went on to Finalist. One of them is my fav posted in this thread, and the other is my self portrait. I am especially thrilled about that one because it is my first self portrait ever!

Best of luck to all in the next round!

9/30/2013 12:22:23 PM

  Dayna, what part of kentucky are you from? I was born and raised in western kentucky

9/30/2013 2:59:38 PM

  I received Finalists on my 2 Staff Favorites! whew !

9/30/2013 3:13:04 PM

  Congratulations to the finalists! Good luck I the next round! I picked right for once - wowza! ;-) Smiling!

9/30/2013 3:48:06 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
  I see gold in this thread... Congratulations, Peggy, and to all the other Winners for August!

10/1/2013 5:14:58 AM

  Congratulations to all the Winners!

10/1/2013 5:25:01 AM

  I just spent time admiring the finalists and winners, and I have to say that I am blown away by the amazing talent here.

Huge congrats to all the Staff Favorites, Finalist, and Winners! Very inspiring work!

10/1/2013 10:57:33 AM

  Congrats to all the finalists, winner s and Staff favorites! You all are awesome!

10/1/2013 11:03:17 PM

  Chiming in a bit late as I was away. CONGRATZ to all on your medals. I got lucky to have gotten two in August.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=13982100

and,

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=14043740

UB.

10/11/2013 3:47:08 AM

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Photography Question 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/6/2001
  98 .  Pop-ups and sidebars
Ok, how do we get rid of the "sidebar" that keeps popping up with every page? Having to X it out every time is a pain in the backside. Then I keep getting a pop up telling me to download some kind of software. This is happening on all pages of BP that I've been to, and also ON MY WEBSITE, which is totally not acceptable. Guys, PLEASE stop the madness.

9/16/2013 3:21:32 AM

  I might have a virus or something. I'm seeing red highlighted words in the body of anything that's typed in there. Like this script above..pop up is highlighted in red as is my website.

9/16/2013 4:36:43 AM

  The virus scan was negative. It's still there, but I guess I'll have to figure it out later. It's not affecting anything, just annoying.

9/16/2013 8:02:34 AM

  Sounds very much like a virus to me, even if your virus scan didn't detect it. I don't see any sidebars.

9/16/2013 9:10:35 AM

  Nobody sees them but me. I don't know what to do, so I'm going to do nothing, I guess.

9/16/2013 10:09:43 AM

  I think it's gone. I went through my download folder and found something downloaded yesterday, so I UNINSTALLED whatever it was, and so far so good. It seems to be gone. I didn't download anything intentionally, so it must have sneaked in there somehow.

9/16/2013 10:22:29 AM

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Photography Question 
Jeff E Jensen
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member since: 6/8/2008
  99 .  Winners Circle Jan. 2013 through June 2013
Phello Photographers Club - Winners Circle July through December, 2013.
This discussion is for members of the Phello Photographers club to post finalists and winners.

9/14/2013 8:57:05 PM

 
 
  Searching
Searching

30 Sec - f/4 - ISO 3200 - 17mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 17-40 f/4.0L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Gathering of the Domes
Gathering of the Domes

1649 Sec - f/6.3 - ISO 250 - 14mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L
 
 
Sorry this took so long to post, I completely forgot about it.

Two for me for July. One 2nd place and one of the new Staff Favorite, whatever that means.

9/15/2013 7:13:00 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Stop
Stop
f/5.6 1/200 -0.67 ISO 800
Canon 55-250mm at 135.0
Catch-all 7/17/13
 
 
One Finalist and one Staff Favorite for July.

9/16/2013 7:05:10 AM

 
 
  Tulips
Tulips
f/5.6 1/1250 -0.33 ISO 160
Canon 70-200mm f/4L at 138.0
Flowers 7/3/13
 
 
Staff Favorite

9/16/2013 7:07:47 AM

  Nice work on both, Susan!

9/16/2013 3:23:51 PM

  Impressive work, as usual, Jeff. Congratulations!

9/16/2013 7:46:34 PM

  Congrats to both of you!!!

9/21/2013 2:36:40 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Spiral Jetty At Sunset
Spiral Jetty At Sunset
Canon EOS 7d, Tamron 18-270mm lens,f/29, 6 sec., ISO 100, -0.7 step
 
  Elakala Falls
Elakala Falls
Canon EOS 7d, Tamron 18-270mm lens,f/25, 25 sec., ISO 100, -0.7 step
 
 
One for me this month and one staff favorite

10/1/2013 3:41:49 AM

  Woo hoo BETH!!!!!! Glad they recognized these beautiful pictures!!!

10/1/2013 1:54:15 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Cattail
Cattail
f/5.6 1/500 ISO 200
Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 at 127.0
Nature & Landscapes 8/8/13
 
 
One for August.

10/2/2013 12:36:15 AM

  Congratulations, Beth! I love them both.

10/2/2013 12:38:18 AM

  Congrats Susan!!!

10/2/2013 4:53:45 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
The Door at the End
The Door at the End
f/8.0, 1/40 sec., ISO 1250; EF 17-40 f/4L @ 33mm

Ft. Point, San Francisco, CA

 
 
September finalist.

10/2/2013 8:37:30 PM

  Correction...August.

10/2/2013 8:40:07 PM

  Outstanding work, Stephen! Congratulations!

10/2/2013 8:43:11 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Big Sky, Little Bird
Big Sky, Little Bird

1/3200 Sec - f/6.3 - ISO 640 - 560mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 400mm F/2.8L IS II - Canon EF 1.4x III
 
 
Congrats, everyone!

Stephen - I really love that shot, it should have gone further.

One for me for the month.

10/2/2013 8:44:33 PM

  Truly Fine Art Photography, Jeff. Very creative and appealing. Congratulations!

10/2/2013 10:46:13 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Thor's Hammer
Thor's Hammer
A composite of light painting and long star exposure.
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Target Sited
Target Sited
1/2500 f7.1 400mm 2500 ISO
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Grinder
Grinder
Light painting.

40 seconds f11 ISO 100

 
 
Still catching up a bit. These are great everyone. Well deseriving of recogntion.

I have one for Aug. and 2 for Sept.

10/9/2013 4:29:16 PM

  Congrats everyone!!!

10/9/2013 4:59:03 PM

  Beautiful work, Mike. Congratulations!

10/9/2013 8:04:37 PM

  Got lucky to have gotten two in August.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=13982100

and,

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=14043740

UB.

10/11/2013 3:31:13 AM

 
 
 
Interestingly enough, I managed two Finalists and one Staff Favorite. I thought it was interesting that they posted backwards this month -- first out came the Placed Winners and then a few of the Finalists (both posted last night followed by the rest of the Finalists this evening. Who knows what is going on???

Happy Halloween, everyone!

10/31/2013 3:42:43 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
GLAMOUR POSE
GLAMOUR POSE
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
JAPANESE LANTERN TREE
JAPANESE LANTERN TREE
 
  COLOR ALONG THE SNAKE RIVER
COLOR ALONG THE SNAKE RIVER
 
 
Interestingly enough, I managed two Finalists and one Staff Favorite. I thought it was interesting that they posted backwards this month -- first out came the Placed Winners and then a few of the Finalists (both posted last night followed by the rest of the Finalists this evening. Who knows what is going on???

Happy Halloween, everyone!

10/31/2013 3:43:17 PM

  Pretend you don't see the Snake River image. Guess the Staff Picks don't go along with the image itself. Who knew?

10/31/2013 3:45:58 PM

  Congratulations Debbie!

10/31/2013 6:43:27 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
An Afternoon at the Lake
An Afternoon at the Lake
f/5.6 1/2000 -0.67 ISO 1600
Canon 55-250mm @ 250.0
Catch-All 9/3/13
 
 
One Finalist for September.

11/1/2013 6:42:50 AM

  Congrats Debbie and Susan!!!

I FINALLY got an EP-first one since the beginning of summer...

11/1/2013 7:31:01 PM

  Congratulations on your Finalists and SF, Debbie, a notable achievement in the new BP environment! The Staff Favorite badge did appear at one point. Perhaps it's a glitch and they will restore it.

Congratulations on your EP, Elaine! I've visited your gallery and I believe you deserve so many more than the stingy Editor has given you.

11/2/2013 9:59:57 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Bogey Ten O'clock
Bogey Ten O'clock
1/1000 f5.6 ISO 250 400mm
 
 
One for me too.

Congratulations on the beautiful finalists, Debbie and Susan and your EP Elaine. I don't see those EP's much anymore. This shot had a SF one day and then changed to a finalist. Still not sure I understand what is going on with the contest.

11/2/2013 10:16:25 AM

  Congratulations on your Finalist, Mike! Everyone loved this capture and sure am glad the judges took notice.

11/2/2013 11:24:41 PM

  Woo hoo-congrats Mike!

11/3/2013 6:19:47 PM

  Congratulations Susan and MIke!! Also congratulations to you Elaine for the EP!

11/3/2013 7:19:03 PM

 
 
 
Looks like the EP and the Finalist's are out for October.

11/30/2013 9:17:32 AM

 
 
 
I guess the EP's and Finalist's are now out for October.

11/30/2013 9:20:45 AM

  Whoops! Having trouble uploading images! Sorry! Everyone! I batted a 1000 this time! Three EP's, one was Staff Pick, and the Staff Pick went to Finalist. I just can't figure out how to upload all three from my photos listed on here.

11/30/2013 9:25:47 AM

  Congrats, Beth! Just looked at October Finalists and your shot - Sunset Canon Settlement - is a finalist! WTG!

11/30/2013 6:35:36 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Preston
Preston

1/200 Sec - f/7.1 - ISO 100 - 90mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
 
  The Milky Way
The Milky Way

30 Sec - f/2.8 - ISO 4000 - 14mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L
 
 
Congrats, everyone! One finalist and one staff favorite for me for October.

11/30/2013 6:40:55 PM

  Congrats, Susan, on your Finalist for October for wild Grain! WTG!

11/30/2013 6:41:10 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Sunset Canon Setlement
Sunset Canon Setlement
Ca, ISO non 7D, Tamron 18-250 mm lens, 1/30, f/9, ISO 200
 
 
Congratulations to Everyone. I had one, it was also a Staff Favorite.

11/30/2013 8:25:09 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Wild Grain
Wild Grain
f/6.3 1/4000 -0.67 ISO 400
Focal length 208.0mm
Nature & Landscapes 10/26/13
 
 
Congratulations on your October Finalists Kalena, Jeff and Beth.

One for me.

12/1/2013 2:03:03 AM

  Thank you, it's been a long time!

12/1/2013 7:08:56 AM

  Congratulations on some very fine shots everyone.

I note that there are a number of shots not posted. I saw 3 by Dale and one by Debbie (get them in so that all may see) I also note that some of our finalists should have gone further in my opinion, but the judges seem to have their own criteria.

12/1/2013 5:11:01 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
A BEAUTIFUL SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON
A BEAUTIFUL SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON
 
 
Yeah...Mike. They sure do have their own criteria. The problem being no one knows just what that is. This one I got a Finalist on was one I almost didn't add at all to the line-up. IMHO, I thought a few of the others were much better. Go figure. Here is the one I got this month.

12/1/2013 6:16:43 PM

  Wow-congrats to everyone!!! Well deserved!

12/2/2013 6:30:23 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Colorado Falls
Colorado Falls
Another shot from a small stream with falls on the road to Mt. Evans.

PP in LR5 and Nik Color Efx

(10/2013)

 
 
I did get one for October.

12/9/2013 8:05:10 AM

  Congratulations Debbie and Kalena

12/9/2013 8:21:48 AM

  Congratulations Debbie and Kalena!

12/11/2013 9:09:40 PM

 
 
 
December Finalist.

1/3/2014 5:32:09 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Moves in Mind
Moves in Mind
A composite.
DD 11/22/13
 
 
December Finalist.

1/3/2014 5:34:11 AM

Natural/Abstract Photography
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 5/17/2006
  Title

November Finalist

1/3/2014 7:07:16 AM

  Congrats to the November Finalists!

1/3/2014 3:40:14 PM

  Congrats Susan and Kalena!

1/4/2014 2:42:50 PM

Natural/Abstract Photography
BetterPhoto Member
naturalabstract.com

member since: 5/17/2006
  Congratulations to Susan and Kalena and everyone else too ~April

1/4/2014 3:09:28 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
After The Storm
After The Storm
Canon 7D, Tamron 18-270mm lens, f/13, 1/250, ISO 200
 
 
Congratulations to everyone! I have one also.

1/4/2014 7:57:52 PM

  How did I miss this one? Beautiful! Congrats!

1/5/2014 5:06:28 AM

  Congratulations, Beth! Beautiful seascape!

1/5/2014 6:57:00 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Piano Steps 2
Piano Steps 2
Taken from one of my favorite restaurants - Lone Star Attitude. These are the steps up to the third level. I thought it made an interesting shot looking down form the top.
-
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm at 18mm, 1/3 sec at f9, ISO 160. PP in LR5 and PSE 12.

(12/7/2013)

 
 
December Finalist - Piano Steps 2 fron LSA - Lone Star Attitude restaurant in Denton, TX.

Thank you, Dale, for telling me about the "screen" tool in PSE that made this photo better.

2/1/2014 5:37:58 AM

  Congrats Kalena!!!

2/1/2014 4:23:12 PM

  Thanks, Elaine.

2/1/2014 4:41:27 PM

 
 
  Dennis
Dennis
f/7.1 1/250 -1.0 ISO 320
Animals 12/12/13
 
 
Just a Staff Favorite.

2/1/2014 6:31:24 PM

 
 
 
Congratulations to all of you. December was not my best month -- I kept forgetting to submit, so I was lucky to get two Staff Favorites at least.

2/1/2014 11:09:23 PM

 
 
 
Congratulations to all of you. December was not my best month -- I kept forgetting to submit, so I was lucky to get two Staff Favorites at least.

2/1/2014 11:09:53 PM

 
 
 
Congratulations to all of you. December was not my best month -- I kept forgetting to submit, so I was lucky to get two Staff Favorites at least.

Will try again tomorrow as they are not letting me put in the numbers tonight.

2/1/2014 11:10:31 PM

  Congratulations to all of you!

2/2/2014 4:33:13 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Motion
Motion

.5 Sec - f/2.2 - ISO 80 - 5.2mm
Canon PowerShot S120
 
 
I'm to the point that I'm only entering 3-4 per month, so I guess I got lucky this month with a 2nd place.

2/2/2014 5:00:52 AM

 
 
 
Thought I'd try again. Here are my two Staff Picks.

2/2/2014 9:00:36 AM

  Congrats everyone! All all did good! My Piano Steps went Staff Fav after I posted. I got a bonus! Thanks, again Dale, for the help!

2/2/2014 9:55:49 AM

 
 
  THE LONELY FENCE
THE LONELY FENCE
 
  CENTER STAGE
CENTER STAGE
 
 
Maybe they will finally show up this time...

2/3/2014 7:40:32 AM

  Outstanding work, all! Congratulations! It's great to see the Phellos in the spotlight!

2/3/2014 8:31:59 AM

 
 
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~Golden Gate Bridge~
~Golden Gate Bridge~
 
 
Hey everyone!!1!
Got my first "Gold"! Super excited!! hopefully it's the first of many to come...

2/3/2014 3:28:56 PM

  Congrats Susan, Debbie, and Jeff! Yay!

2/4/2014 9:29:42 AM

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Kathy Wesserling
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  100 .  Today's POTD (9/12/13)
I'd like some learning time on today's POTD. It was a Finalist in the Catch-All category for July, and I loved it, but was so confused. To me, it looks as though it would have to be a Digital Darkroom piece to achieve those wonderful effects. The settings that were used are available with the image.

Would some of you more knowledgeable photographers look at it, and tell me how it was done? It's so fascinating, but I cannot figure it out (and it's driving me nuts!) Thanks.

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9/12/2013 6:46:21 AM

  Like you, Kathy, I think it's beautiful and the joyous energy is incredibly contagious. I don't think it's highly processed - late day light coming through the water spray and a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action and spray would be enough. He might have enhanced the color, too. Look at the nearest figures - they look absolutely "normal".

And there's no restriction on processing in any category at BP that I know of - hasn't been for years. My biggest problem is often that I cannot create an image that has enough over-the-top "darkroom" work on it to qualify for the DD category LOL

9/12/2013 7:19:24 AM

  Here are the settings...
f/11, 1/640 second, ISO: 200, Focal Length: 185mm

Someone else suggested it was back lighting which made a lot of sense. I just couldn't figure it out by myself. I think it was the normalcy of the nearest figures that threw me off - almost like selective coloring.

There are so many photographers (Jessica Jenney is one of them) who uses textures to change camera images into near paintings. Anything like that, I consider DD and have entered a few of my pieces into that category. Maybe, that's why they never get picked - they aren't DD enough.

Thanks for your input, Nikki - it's helped me.

9/12/2013 8:26:42 AM

  It looks to me like there is the possibility that highlights were shifted towards red. That is not at all hard to do with Photoshop and color balance, though it is quite possible that the color was either natural (because of lighting conditions) or simply enhanced (saturation). A variety of simple enhancement techniques can be used to achieve this type of result -- it really depends on what the original image looked like.

9/14/2013 11:22:37 AM

  I think it was confusing because the two foremost figures have different colors and tones than all the rest. I just couldn't figure out how the tonality was achieved.

Thanks for chiming in, Richard... I still have so much to learn.

9/14/2013 11:40:15 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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  Back light, late day orange tint, and lots of water reflecting and refracting.
He may have used curves to clear some washed out haze you can get from back lighting. To make it look clearer. Like how you can use them to make the bars disappear on zoo shots.
But the two kids in front are on the outside edge of the water spray. Or just closer to the camera. Fog looks thickest away from you. So there's nothing unusual about them appearing clearer.
And everything you don't see about the location is playing a part in adding fill, adding color, providing a dark background.

9/15/2013 8:27:02 AM

  Again, I'm learning more (that zoo bar reference intrigues me because that's become a more frequent problem.) Focal Length is what you're talking about, Gregory - the two kids opposed to the others?

The more information that you all have added have made this image even more fascinating. There is much to it that I obviously did not comprehend. Thank you.

9/15/2013 9:04:37 AM

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  There's isn't more to it that you wouldn't see in many other outdoor situations. You've seen hazy looking skylines before. There's just as much stuff floating in the air where you are. You're just trying to look through so much of it.

9/15/2013 2:14:16 PM

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