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Photography Question 
Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  71 .  October Countdown
Greetings from DC, were fall is well and truly underway!

This monthly thread is intended to let you share your one favorite image from your entries last month -- your personal favorite, or maybe your most hopeful, or your proudest photographic achievement that month, etc.; often, this isn't always the image that you *think* will potentially go on to Finalist or better, and it may not be an image the BP Judges are drawn to! It isn't about predicting a Finalist/Winner (although that's a fun trick when it happens here!); it is about sharing your personal best/favorite image.

So give your favorite a showcase here, tell us why you picked it, and join us in the countdown... Best of luck to everyone in the October contest results!

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

1) Sign into BP (name + password.) IF YOU HAVE NOT YET entered the Contest for today, you can take advantage of the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your Reply here.) This avoids a duplicate image upload to your Member Center. First go get the Photo ID# of the image you wish to include here (visible in your Member Center) then return to this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, and 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" field shown over at the right. Skip the other text fields on that screen, and finalize the submit at the bottom.

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 (*before* making your new Contest entry) or upload a copy (from your PC) of the image 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, 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.

11/18/2013 5:08:24 AM

 
 
 
So I get to be first this month. I have two hopefuls, Ascent which is special to me personally for a couple of reasons and Chevy of the Mountains which is the one I have decided to post. It feels so funny to be choosing a favorite when a third of my entries - including this one - haven't even been looked at in terms of EPs, but there it is.

Good luck to everyone in the quest for Staff Favorite, Finalist and Winner; and remember, any image you really like personally is already "gold".

11/18/2013 6:38:15 AM

 
 
  Baby Boy Blues
Baby Boy Blues
 
 
Here's my favorite for October. I usually don't do "people" photography but I took some shots of this little guy as a favor for a friend. He looks so serious in this photo and normally he is grinning from ear to ear and his eyes are so blue they just sparkle. It was a such a fun shoot for me!

11/18/2013 6:56:31 AM

 
 
  Mauve Morning
Mauve Morning
Sunrise on the north shore of Kauai.

f/4, 1/20, +.5, ISO640, 40mm

** Nature & Landscapes **

 
 
Thanks for hosting the thread again, Chris!

This is one of my favorite shots from last summer's Kauai trip. It was skipped over for an EP, so I decided to showcase it here.

Good luck everyone, in the contest, and in achieving your own photographic goals this month!

11/18/2013 7:26:30 AM

 
 
  It's A Small, Small World
It's A Small, Small World
 
  Chain Of Rain
Chain Of Rain
 
 
I'm going with my personal favorites, too. I have 2 of them.

11/18/2013 10:04:42 AM

 
 
  boundless
boundless

Emylee is wearing a strapless blouse in this shot..:)
Thanks for looking!

~People~

 
 
Wow... another month down.. I haven't been entering much but I guess I'll go with this fav. of mine.. Emy from a few years back...

11/18/2013 3:26:57 PM

  I'm just tagging in - already entered today. Good luck everyone!

11/18/2013 4:47:17 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Undulation
Undulation
Striking balcony shapes on a high-rise in Chicago.
10/13 Finalist - EoD
 
 
I too, had already entered yesterday before I started the thread... So here's my October favorite, from an October visit to Chicago... This building was still partially under construction the last time I was in Chicago, so I was thrilled to see it again, without any scaffolding. I really like the lines of the balconies, and I was very happy with this particular b/w conversion, with the bright edges.

11/19/2013 4:12:52 AM

 
 
 
This is a completely new rework of an old favorite of mine. Best wishes to everyone on your advancement of your favorite photo!


Errick

11/19/2013 4:59:42 AM

  I really like your image Chris. Well done! Errick

11/19/2013 10:49:27 AM

Pat Harry
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  End of the Season
End of the Season
Beaver's Bend in Oklahoma
 
 
I only entered a few in October, but this one is my favorite.

11/19/2013 4:47:54 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Thanks, Errick! It is such a cool building. Part hotel -- I will have to see about getting a room inside the building, next time!

11/19/2013 4:50:41 PM

 
 
  Red Barn and Clouds
Red Barn and Clouds
 
 
Red Barn and Clouds. I found this barn while driving around New Hampshire last fall. Love the weird faces by the fence and all the stuff hanging on the barn :-)

11/19/2013 5:40:36 PM

 
 
  The Hangover Effect
The Hangover Effect
Shot on a Saturday night in one of the escalators of an Underground train station in London.
 
 
Here's my fave of the month. Good luck all.

UB.

11/21/2013 8:15:17 AM

 
 
  my girl
my girl
 
 
Here's my favorite from October. Good luck everyone!

11/21/2013 7:29:55 PM

  I now know my fave above is not getting any badges as it was just skipped for an EP. Looking forward to many here advance to Gold, good luck.

UB.

11/23/2013 9:20:03 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
design=Oct 27
design=Oct 27
Design at our hotel in Orlando. Element of Design.
 
 
I had two favorites one made an editors pick the other did not.

This is the one that did.

11/23/2013 3:25:50 PM

 
 
  Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Queen of the fairies...
 
 
digital darkroom

11/24/2013 3:11:05 PM

Lola M.
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member since: 3/29/2005
 
 
  Country Beauty
Country Beauty
 
 
My favorite. Monthly Theme Category

11/25/2013 9:05:20 AM

 
 
  Her Secrets
Her Secrets

Detail of center of fall chrysanthemum. Minor adjustments in CS5.
 
 
Hard to choose a favorite because all my photos are my "babies" ... but I'll choose this one ...

Details & Macro

11/25/2013 10:29:15 AM

  Well, I did pick up an EP on my favorite above - as well as on my other "favorite" that I didn't post. Looking for Staff Favorites in the next couple of days but that may be optimistic :)

Good luck to everyone.

11/25/2013 10:40:50 AM

  two of my editor picks disappeared off my pictures for october. MMMMMM

11/25/2013 8:14:32 PM

 
 
  Magical Light
Magical Light
Uploaded Sept 13
 
 
One of my favorites for the month. Good luck everyone.

11/26/2013 5:03:34 AM

 
 
  The Long Walk
The Long Walk
just love the walk up to this old plantation home.
 
 
well since my editors pick disappeared I will choose another LOL

11/26/2013 11:42:34 AM

  I received emails for 6 staff favorites (not the one I had picked above). Looks like finalists should be out soon! Fingers crossed for my 6 and for all your favorites too!

11/29/2013 3:19:56 PM

  Hoping for finalists tonight! Good luck, all!

11/29/2013 3:50:49 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Don't know that I can stay up much later hoping to see if they come out tonight… My favorite pic here in the thread, did advance to staff favorite, so my fingers are crossed that it goes on… Best wishes (and a happy Thanksgiving weekend) to everyone!

11/29/2013 6:14:32 PM

  I got one staff favorite and it the picture I picked as my favorite in the this thread.

It my first staff favorite.

11/29/2013 6:55:25 PM

  I think you got it, Chris!

11/29/2013 7:04:45 PM

  Finalists are out!
Two for me ...

11/29/2013 7:37:19 PM

  Congratulations to the finalists and good luck in the next round. Four of my six staff pics made finalist. Fingers and toes crossed now!

11/29/2013 8:07:57 PM

  2 finalists for me.

11/29/2013 10:31:24 PM

  Shell, that is exactly what happened to me too.

Good luck to all in the Golden round!!!

UB.

11/29/2013 10:43:18 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Congratulations to those with staff favorites, and those whose staff favorites turned into finalists! Fingers crossed for you all, to advance to gold!

11/30/2013 4:31:58 AM

  Congrats and good luck. Two of three for me.

11/30/2013 6:32:09 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Congratulations to the October Winners! I don't see any gold in our picks above, in this thread, but some may in fact have won (if the linked image here is not the original entry...) I know I saw Nikki's name in the list of winners, for starters, on a quick skim so far...

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/1310.asp

11/30/2013 6:05:01 PM

  Big CONGRATZ to all the Winners. Inspiring imagery as always.

UB.

11/30/2013 6:28:23 PM

  Woooo hooooooo.....I didn't win again. I'm so proud of my record.
Congrats to the winners.

12/1/2013 3:18:22 AM

  Congrats winners. Better luck next time to the rest of us.

12/1/2013 3:29:53 AM

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Photography Question 
Nevia Cashwell
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  72 .  Point and Shoot UltraZoom
In the market for a point and shoot ultra zoom, the Canon SX50 IS or something similar. I do a lot of hiking and biking and carrying my DSLR with super telephoto lens is getting to be a bit too much. I know the image quality will not be as good as it is on my DSLR but feel like I am missing too may photo ops because I don't have the heavy equipment with me or I can't get it set up quickly enough. Would appreciate any advice or thoughts. Thanks

11/13/2013 5:42:41 PM

doug Nelson
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member since: 6/14/2001
  I had the Panasonic (Lumix) equiv of the SX50 and loved it. I have since passed it on to a young new dad, but I was very pleasantly surprised at the image quality for the tiny sensor size.

11/17/2013 2:24:12 PM

  A friend of mine and former GP winner here gave up his heavy gear and bought a Canon SX50HS..I have seen the work he does with it and am totally blown away. It seems to be an amazing camera. I'm tempted to get one myself, since my Sony HX1 quit on me.

12/10/2013 11:26:37 AM

  Thanks to all who have responded. An update on my cameras. Still have my Canon 60D for now but have purchased an Olympus E-M5 and could not be more pleased (except for needing to learn Olympus controls after 20+ years of Canon cameras). Image quality is great and it is so lightweight. Haven't decided yet on whether I will also pull the trigger on the SX50 but probably will for wildlife photos for which I need a really long zooms.

12/10/2013 11:35:46 AM

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Photography Question 
Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  73 .  Software plug-ins for CS6
I am seeing in a lot of images a antique and linen type a look. I am wondering where that look is coming from. Is it a plug-in. Is it a form of photography software. Can someone help me. Thank you

11/13/2013 3:15:00 PM

  Jane, since none of the BP "experts" are answering your

11/18/2013 10:04:35 AM

  Jane, since none of the BP "experts" are answering your question, I will take a stab at it. These effects are achieved by using texture layers, not plug-ins, although there are some plug-ins that do achieve some of these looks. You can find texture layers online or you can shoot your own images and layer them over or under your main image and blend them using PS blending modes. There are some freebies out there, but I do not recommend downloading free stuff unless you are totally confident the source is trustworthy. Some not free but good sources are Totally Rad, French Kiss Textures, Florabella, and Flypaper Textures. These aren't generally very expensive, and some like French Kiss do offer excellent tutorials and the occasional free file (and it IS trustworthy).

Hope this helps. P.S. Sorry for the earlier attempt. I blame the cat.

11/18/2013 10:14:01 AM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Mary,

Thanks so much for your info. I will give it a try. I started doing some research and found out about the layers and merging. But, didn't know what textures to download.

Thanks. I will let you know how it goes.

Jane

11/18/2013 10:17:39 AM

Natural/Abstract Photography
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member since: 5/17/2006
  Jane, I think Mary is right about the linen look coming from textures. There is also the Nik software which is a plug-in that has antique presets and also vintage, toy camera, wet plate and many others but those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. ~April

12/28/2013 8:06:49 AM

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Photography Question 
Linda M. Solari
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  74 .  better photography 101
I purchased Better Photography 101, and I inadvertently deleted the e-mail that I signed in on and now I can't find the course material. How can I get it back?
Thanks
Linda

11/11/2013 9:10:36 PM

  Only guessing, but, if you go to "My Member Center", then click on "My Courses", then click on your course, that might have what you're missing somewhere in there.... :-)

11/12/2013 11:08:23 AM

  Hi Linda,
Thanks for the note, and your log-in information has been re-sent.
Kerry


P.S. Thanks for your input, Bob!!
Kerry

11/12/2013 4:44:19 PM

  Thank you Bob, I appreciate the information you sent me!

Thank you Kerry!

11/12/2013 9:47:20 PM

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Photography Question 
Terry A. Stoa
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  75 .  Displaying BP Gallery images on Deluxe site
I took the plunge and purchased a Deluxe site and just started poking around.

Is there a way to display ALL images I currently have on the Basic site... or do I need to do this (30) images at a time, which seems primitive.

I presume I could review after "copying" them all... and select those I do NOT want displayed.

Thanks!

11/5/2013 8:39:04 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Hi Terry -- All the images you've ever placed in your BP Member Center, are available to appear in your new Deluxe. The Deluxe has a "categorize in bulk" feature that would let you pull every image ever, into a category of your choosing... not terribly useful, if you plan on having multiple categories / albums.
I've kept my Deluxe to a subset of my Basic. I don't display every image (currently in my Basic) in my Deluxe; but that's just one choice...
I created several categories (I consider them albums) by theme, then started manually picking which images I wanted in each, from the normal "Select & Categorize" menu in Deluxe Admin. Yes, you can only see 30 images at a time this way (to assign categories) -- but since I was only doing a subset, it was a one-time setup "chore" to sift through and find the particular images I wanted to appear in my "slimmed down" categories...

11/7/2013 6:18:21 AM

  Thanks, Chris. Type explanation is helpful.

Terry

11/7/2013 9:56:36 AM

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Photography Question 
Kerry Drager
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  76 .  New Course by Richard Lynch!
Hi Everyone,
Just a note that Richard has come up with another outstanding online course for Photoshop or Elements:

Correcting and Enhancing Images

Thanks,
Kerry

11/4/2013 2:03:25 PM

  Thanks for mentioning this Kerry! If I can help anyone out by answering questions about the course or enhancements, I'd be glad to discuss!

Richard

11/5/2013 1:41:00 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Just signed up for his other new one (about color workflow)... looking forward to it!

11/7/2013 6:11:02 AM

  Excellent, Chris - enjoy the class!!
Kerry

11/7/2013 11:22:51 AM

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Photography Question 
Jill Odice
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  77 .  November EFPs
Thought I would get the jump on things this month by posting this before they start handing out EFPs :-)

11/1/2013 12:27:14 PM

  tag

11/2/2013 2:46:37 PM

  I got one for Nov. 1 in elements of Design

11/2/2013 2:48:59 PM

  EP for Nov. 1st in N&L.

11/2/2013 6:10:00 PM

  Getting an EP now feels such a big accomplishment, LOL.

Got one on Nov one.

UB.

11/2/2013 11:26:39 PM

 
 
  *****************
*****************
 
 
11/01 Desert Landscape and Clouds.N and L category

11/3/2013 12:41:08 AM

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/9/2007
  11/02 - Kenzie

Good luck to all for November :)

11/3/2013 9:15:33 AM

  Nov 2

Happy Thanksgiving.

My grandbaby Kailyn with her turkey dress on.

11/3/2013 9:21:19 AM

Pat Harry
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member since: 11/26/2006
  Weird. I got one for Nov. 1st, too. "Remembering Fallen Journalist".

None for October, though.

11/3/2013 4:53:45 PM

Lola M.
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  Dahlia
Dahlia
 
 
11/2 Flowers

11/3/2013 5:31:29 PM

  Got one for Nov two too.

UB.

11/3/2013 7:26:05 PM

 
 
  Desert Double Rainbow
Desert Double Rainbow
 
 
Desert Double Rainbow MT Category

11/4/2013 9:17:41 AM

Lola M.
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 3/29/2005
 
 
  Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul
 
 
11/3 Travel and Place

11/4/2013 2:50:33 PM

  11/2..Macro..A Very Busy Website
11/3..Landscape..It Was Just Going To Be One Quick Shot

I'm back home after a short trip to Beavers Bend. I got rained out yesterday afternoon, but I still had a pretty good time.

11/5/2013 2:42:52 AM

  Nov. 2 and 3 for me - and zero for October.

11/5/2013 5:29:36 AM

  11/4..Macro..Balancing Act

11/5/2013 4:03:24 PM

Pat Harry
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  11/4 - Travel & Place - "The View from George Washington's Porch"

11/5/2013 4:15:06 PM

  I only got 2 for October before they skipped-to:

11/3-Having The Last Word
11/4-Ready For Winter

11/5/2013 5:54:02 PM

 
 
  Lady Sips
Lady Sips
F5.6, 1/1000, 18-55mm nikkor vr @55mm, iso640, natural light.

Animals: November 2, 2013

 
 
Only one entry for November so far for 11/2, with an EP.

11/13/2013 8:51:25 AM

  Haven't been around much lately. (Life three me a curveball and tangled me up in pink ribbons, so to speak.)
But I'm back and I've enjoyed peeking around old friends' galleries... Lots of really great images! I've posted a few images...even revised one when it didn't get an EP. Entered five or six new images since September... no badges.
I guess the judges are telling me to work harder. LOL!
I'm not discouraged, but was a little puzzled....figured that BP had changed a little in the time I'd been away. Was relieved to hear Usman acknowledge that EP 's were tougher to get these days.
Good luck everyone!

11/13/2013 11:59:56 AM

  Lisa, sorry to hear that, and hope all is in good shape now. I'm just checking in here. Same song second verse with the EP stuff and the truly weird schedule.

Nov 1 skip
Nov 2 EP
Nov 3 EP
Nov 4 skip apparently if you're seeing those now.

11/14/2013 9:52:30 AM

  11/5..Landscape..Beautiful Rays Of The Morning
Nothing for October after the 12th. Confusing. The November EP picker should put a boot up the backside of the October EP picker. LOL

11/14/2013 12:05:04 PM

 
 
  Niagara Fantasy (2)
Niagara Fantasy (2)


~♦~•~♥~•~♦~

Seagulls love soaring in the mist of Niagara Falls in late winter.
Melting ice formations resemble marblized boulders.
Captured at the base of Niagara's Bridal Veil Falls
Nikon 18-200VR with Moose (warming) polarizer
(lower right corner edited from prior version)
 
 
Guess what I just found... first EP in a long while. Go figure! ;)
11/5

11/14/2013 1:40:02 PM

  No EP for Nov 3 :(

Gotcha for Nov 4 and 5 though :)

And you crack me up, Carolyn.

UB.

11/15/2013 6:06:15 AM

  Great idea, Carolyn!!!

(I haven't entered anything for November yet.)

11/15/2013 6:47:01 AM

  I decided to put the discouragement behind me and get back to entering every day in November (after all, I had just returned from a fabulous trip to PA to photograph the Elk Herd and landscapes/Vistas.)

You can imagine my excitement to discover they have already judged through November 5th and apparently didn't find any of my images worthy (again!) Geeze, Judges - even Richard Lynch liked one of them!

11/16/2013 7:40:48 AM

Pat Harry
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  Kathy, I don't think you can assume they skipped your entries. I think judging is no longer done linear - they are all over the place. So don't give up!

My gallery expires on 12/1. I'm pretty torn about renewing. I enjoy the company here, but conversation has dropped over the past few months. I'm guilty of that myself. Two weeks to make a decision.

11/16/2013 8:16:14 AM

  My comments fell off too That was a concious effort on my part - I was soooooooo tired of moaning and whining. It was my decision to suck it up and enter one a day this month. It didn't take long to start whining again, so you'll only hear from me when joy returns to Mudville.

Good Luck with the decision-making, Pat - it's a hard one.

11/16/2013 8:33:55 AM

  tagging; haven't entered any yet

11/26/2013 7:15:04 AM

  Just wanted to wish everyone a "Blessed Thanksgiving" (no matter which country you are from.) 26 entries in November and not one EP yet (but 3 in October! Yea!)

How could they ignored the pooping caterpillar???!!!! lollllllll

11/26/2013 8:12:20 AM

  TAG. HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING IT. I PRAY YOU FIND A BUNDLE FULL OF BLESSINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR!!!

11/26/2013 5:13:18 PM

  Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing all a safe and happy holiday!

11/27/2013 6:48:06 AM

  Tag.

11/29/2013 9:35:55 AM

 
 
  Mars
Mars
 
 
11/3 skipped
11/5 skipped
11/6 Mars MT category

12/1/2013 10:03:17 PM

  Tag

12/2/2013 9:54:07 PM

  11/6..SKIPPED
11/7..Macro..Web And Accessories
11/8..Animals..Beautifully Colored Butterfly

12/3/2013 11:51:54 AM

  Oct 6 - Rawal Lake Sunset - N&L
Oct 7 - Cruising Thames - DD
Oct 8 - A London Sunrise - T&P

UB.

12/3/2013 8:04:45 PM

  Nov 6 - Rawal Lake Sunset - N&L
Nov 7 - Cruising Thames - DD
Nov 8 - A London Sunrise - T&P

UB.

12/3/2013 9:56:36 PM

  11/4-Sunrise Over High Desert
11/6-Homestead

12/4/2013 6:42:13 AM

  11/9.. Landscape..Cloud Reflections And A Shiny Shore

12/6/2013 9:24:47 AM

 
 
  Mojave Clouds
Mojave Clouds
 
  Desert Truck
Desert Truck
 
 
11/7 and 11/8 skipped
11/8 Mojave Clouds MT category
no posts for 11/9, 11/10 or 11/12
11/12 Desert Truck MT category

12/6/2013 9:36:12 AM

 
 
  Color & Structure
Color & Structure

This is a portion of a new building at a junior college in the Houston, Texas area.
The red structure is a large column sheathed in red metal diamonds with a few scattered diamond shaped windows.
The sun brings out various shades of red, magenta, and orange, ranging to gold, depending on the light.
The silver portion is one of two buttress-looking structures on either side of the column.
The amazing blue sky is typical for Houston in the fall; it was not saturated in post-processing.
 
 
11/10 Elements of Design

12/6/2013 9:40:29 AM

 
 
  Mid Fall Color
Mid Fall Color
A view of the Truckee Meadows (the name of the Valley that sits at the foot of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains in Reno, NV):

Filters and masks were used in PP.

 
 
11/9-Mid Fall Color

12/6/2013 5:03:50 PM

  None for November so far! :-(

12/7/2013 12:21:03 PM

  None for November so far! :-(

12/7/2013 12:21:22 PM

  All November entries are from my trip to PA for the Elk Rut and Vistas. What a wonderful place to be in October!

No EPs for Nov 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12th..

Animals:
11/08 - Afternoon in the Meadow

Catch-All:
11/11 - Fall Fishing

12/7/2013 2:54:13 PM

  Well, I guess I'm skipped for the 10th, 11th and 12th.. Bummer.

12/7/2013 3:12:55 PM

  They skipped me, too, but maybe they just didn't get that far, and will return there- keep hoping!

12/7/2013 4:30:30 PM

Lola M.
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member since: 3/29/2005
 
 
  Sedum
Sedum
 
 
11/9 Flowers

11/10 Elements of Design
A Work of Art

11/11 Details and Macro
Spoon Rest

12/8/2013 1:45:58 PM

  Nov 9 - Sunset Bites - Catch-All (Skipped)
Nov 10 - On Golden Pond - People
Nov 11 - Tube lights - Elements of Design

UB.

12/9/2013 1:28:48 AM

  Does anyone know what date they are up to in November? Thank you!

12/9/2013 8:02:58 AM

  Kalena, the last one I got was 11/12

12/9/2013 12:22:51 PM

  Thank you, Jill. Mine all went in later than that. Good to know I may still gave a chance! Lol

12/9/2013 9:19:27 PM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Hey Everyone,

I am new to this forum. I read it all of the time and enjoy your comments. Plus, it helps me to understand what is going on in the contest world. My last EP was 11/11 One Good Looking Bird! I haven't heard anything since then.

I have a question. What does TAG mean? I asked my kids (teenagers), and they thought I fell out of a tree. So, please rescue me.

Thanks,

Jane

P.S. I have followed a lot of your work. It is amazing, and I hope that I can reach to your levels.

P.S.S. Have a Very Merry Christmas!

12/11/2013 6:08:13 PM

 
 
  11/12/13 6:21 AM
11/12/13 6:21 AM
MT category
 
 
11/12/13 6:21 AM MT category

12/11/2013 6:16:04 PM

  "Tag" is just a way of getting your name onto the notification list for the newest thread (assuming that you have elected to receive notifications for threads you participated in.)

You only need to do it once - or not at all if you got an EP and mention that. "Tag" is just a shortcut (you could just as well type "Jane" or "X".)

12/11/2013 6:23:23 PM

  Nov 12 - Golden - Catch-All

Hi Jane, Merry Christmas to you too. This thread is a way for people to know the latest EP award date. I got one for November 12 and I put it here so everyone (who has 'Tagged' or 'latched' or have otherwise commented in this thread and have 'checked X' the option of receiving replies to this discussion thread) would have an email sent to the person informing that there has been some activity in the thread.

Hope this clarifies. And as Kathy says above the word "TAG" is just so tat you receive emails by BP when someone responds in this thread.

UB.

12/11/2013 7:32:53 PM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Thanks UB and Kathy! You really cleared up the cob webs in my brain. I finally understand. I will check X so I can receive the discussion thread. I appreciate the explanation.

Thanks,

Jane

12/12/2013 3:48:18 PM

  You're welcome, Jane. And... Welcome to our (unofficial and unstructured) group of nice people/terrific photographers!

12/12/2013 4:56:13 PM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  You're funny! I haven't gotten one EP since 11/11. I will just hang in there. I have had three of my images with a Finalist score, but I have never had a winner. A goal I have to reach for. Just have to continue to work for it. I enjoy the competition. it will stretches me. I have to make sure that I don't get discouraged though. Have to focus on the fun of it.

Have a super day!

Jane

12/12/2013 5:08:52 PM

  I got one for 11/12 - flowers, but don't know how to post the thumbnail. Lol

12/14/2013 9:22:10 AM

  This sure doesn't look good for the November/December months. Nothing since 11/12 and only one for December, how can they possibly keep up if they are going to get this far behind?? It makes you a bit discouraged, especially when there are supposed to be no resubmits and not only are some ignoring this, but they are even winning. It's just not right!

12/16/2013 12:02:04 PM

  I've noticed that also Carolyn!

12/16/2013 1:33:54 PM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  I agree with Joannie. I also have noticed. They should hire some experienced photographers with Better Photo to help keep up with the contest. I often wonder if they hire the instructors for judges. Just speculating, but the judges may be way to busy. It might be time to look at some excellent photographers that submit photos to judge the contest work.

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jane

12/16/2013 2:00:03 PM

  That's been suggested and rejected years ago, Jane. It has too much potential for cronyism, and of course the person judging would have to withdraw from entering. They would never allow it, and I think they are correct on that issue.

12/16/2013 2:22:55 PM

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  I do like that when EP's are given, they are meaningful. In otherwords, the image has really been looked at, and it worthy of the EP. Not just randomly handed out.

What I don't like is the long, long gap. It takes the fun out of the contest. I enjoyed looking each day to see who had what, and participate in the discussion here. That is what is getting lost.

BP - please, be selective about EP's. This benefits those of us who use the EP as feedback on our image, and motivates us to improve. But stay current, so we can enjoy the process and the social aspect of sharing with other contest participants.

12/16/2013 3:03:43 PM

  We are half way through December and as far as I can tell there are a little over 3,000 entries for the month so far. Back when I first joined BP there would be at least 20,000 entries in any given month and even with that many entries EP's were NEVER this far behind. I have seen many amazingly talented photographers leave this site and it is such a shame. I don't participate like I used to because it's not much fun anymore. It's kind of like a ghost town around here now. Sad.....

12/16/2013 4:09:01 PM

  Ok. After skipping the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, here's one for :
11/14..Landscape.. Dewdrop Morning

12/16/2013 5:12:08 PM

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  Pat and Dayna, I've been with BP since 2005 and have seen the evolution in the contest. I remember 40,000 images one year. And now we're down to 3000 midway thru December. Times have changed. I have suggested to BP on several occasions that they could do two simple things that would make the contest more enjoyable for most: (1) pick a consistent EP rate; e.g. 50%. That way, folks will have a baseline. And (2) hand out EPs in a timely fashion, perhaps no later than one week after the contest day. There's no need to do the mad dash at the end of each month.

I think these two minor changes, which probably don't require any software changes, or website changes, would generate more excitement and ultimately more participation in the contest, which could dove-tail into more interest in classes and/or web sites, or renewals.

Regardless, I love BP and am very thankful I found the site many years ago, as I credit them (and the BP members), for my love of photography. But I would like to see the fun return to the site. And I have many friends that have left the site, because it's not as fun as it used to be (their words). I want the forums to return to tips/techniques for good photos, or "how-to" for Photoshop, or where to travel for certain types of photographs.

12/16/2013 6:19:08 PM

  No entries for me since 11/1. Like Carolyn I also noticed the resubmits of images that had already won Finalist/Winner (no changes other than being reuploaded). I saw them get EPs then SFs so I wrote BP and never heard back. I doubt it's just one person but one of them is very dishonest on here. Once these images went on to Finalist/Winner (again) I pretty much realized this contest, which I resisted believing, really doesn't have the integrity that it once seemed to have.

It's a bummer but in that light, all the other changes from this past year really appear to be just as ill-conceived and shoddy. :(

12/16/2013 6:45:51 PM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Wow Ken I agree with all that you said. I am fairly new to BP. It definitely has been a great experience. I also agree that consistent judging with the time frame is important.

Thanks for your comments!

Jane

12/16/2013 7:45:27 PM

  Nov 13 - From Paris with LUV - Digital Darkroom

UB.

12/16/2013 8:49:57 PM

 
 
  11/12/13  4:56 PM
11/12/13 4:56 PM
 
 
11/13...11/12/13 4:56 PM MT category

12/16/2013 10:01:28 PM

 
 
  11/12/13 6:21 AM
11/12/13 6:21 AM
This is the correct image :-)
 
 
OOOOPS, I just realized I posted the wrong image for 11/12

12/16/2013 10:05:28 PM

 
 
  Ole!
Ole!
 
 
11/14 Ole! E of D category

12/18/2013 9:50:25 AM

  Nov 14 - Curvilinear - Elements of Design

UB.

12/18/2013 8:57:51 PM

  November 15, Elements of Design

Corner to Corner

12/19/2013 6:22:16 AM

  My last one was November 12 which gives me a grand total of 4/13 or 15 (I forgot to enter on the 14th but nothing for the 15th yet) for about a 30% average, my lowest in years.

12/19/2013 7:03:31 AM

 
 
  Autumn Gift from the Garden
Autumn Gift from the Garden
 
 
11/15 Autumn Gift From the Garden Flowers category

12/19/2013 8:30:26 AM

  Looks like a skip for the 15th for me, too. That's 8/15..I guess we can expect a lot of skipping since they are soooo far behind.

12/19/2013 8:36:00 AM

  Nov 15 - Touch of Blue - Flowers
Nov 16 - STREAKY - Catch-All

UB.

12/20/2013 10:53:02 PM

 
 
  Joshua Tree On Mars
Joshua Tree On Mars
 
 
11/16 Joshua Tree on Mars MT category

12/20/2013 11:41:44 PM

  11/16..Flowers..Quiet Beauty

12/21/2013 12:36:08 AM

  Seems I can't buy an EP this month!!! :-)

Carolyn, what are you doing up so late? :-)

12/21/2013 1:21:46 AM

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  Fence Shadows
11/16 Nature & Landscapes

12/21/2013 6:05:43 AM

  I was up most of the night..it thundered and then the dog wanted in and then the dog wanted out and then the dog wanted in etc etc etc. He's pretty scared of T-storms since a tree fell on his doghouse a few years back, so we indulge his weird behavior.

12/21/2013 6:48:44 AM

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  A Beautiful One
A Beautiful One
 
 
11/16 Details and Macro

12/21/2013 9:28:52 AM

  Can someone tell me how to put the link to a photo like I see here. Pat has one type of link and then I see others that actually have the photo. I appreciate the assistance.

BTW, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Everyone!

12/21/2013 3:45:48 PM

  Nov 17 - Tears of Joy - Flowers

UB.

12/23/2013 4:08:17 AM

  11/17..macro..The Shining
11/18..Animals..Let Me In! It's Raining!

12/23/2013 4:14:54 AM

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  Smithsonian
11/17 Travel & Place

12/23/2013 5:06:08 AM

  November 18 - Digital Darkroom
Beowulf

Sent you a message about links, Kalena.

12/23/2013 6:29:41 AM

  Happy holidays to you all.

November 18, theme

Evening on the Verandah

12/23/2013 7:23:33 AM

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  On The Edge
On The Edge
 
 
11/17 Details and Macro

12/23/2013 8:26:33 AM

  11/19..Landscape..Purely Beautiful

12/23/2013 12:29:39 PM

  11/20..Animals..Strike A Pose

12/23/2013 3:39:15 PM

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  Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Garden
 
 
11/19 Details and Macro

12/23/2013 4:05:00 PM

  11/18-Sierra Reflection
11/19-Why, You Can See All The Way To California!

12/23/2013 4:40:30 PM

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11/20 Details and Macro (why did I put this in that category???)

12/23/2013 4:46:08 PM

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  Well, that didn't work, huh?? :)

Reflecting on Saturn 5

11/20 Details & Macro

12/23/2013 4:48:12 PM

  Nov 13 through Nov 20th - Nada
but.........

Nature & Landscapes:
11/21 - Twilight in the Mountains

12/23/2013 5:58:55 PM

  11/21..Macro..Interaction

12/23/2013 6:14:23 PM

  Nov 18 - Ghost People - Catch-All (No EP)
Nov 19 - Fake Reality, Real Reflections - DD (No EP)
Nov 20 - Ice on Snow - D&M (No EP)
Nov 21 - SculpturePedia - D&M

UB.

12/23/2013 8:13:37 PM

  Nov 22 - Villa - Monthly Theme
Nov 23 - Last to fall - N&L

UB.

12/24/2013 4:25:43 AM

  11/22..Flowers..My Bud
11/23..Landscape..I Love Mornings

12/24/2013 4:53:24 AM

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  Repetition
11/21 Travel & Place

Fence Post
11/22 Catch-All

12/24/2013 5:47:47 AM

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11/2 Details and Macro

12/24/2013 7:23:48 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
On Top
On Top
 
 
11/22 Details and Macro

12/24/2013 7:24:06 AM

  11/24 Nature and Landscapes

I didn't know about this one. I like it but it's different. I printed it for a holiday fair I participated in a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the very few I sold, so I guess its appeal is wider than I thought :)

Stenophobia

12/25/2013 11:01:37 AM

 
 
  Mums the Word
Mums the Word
 
  Picnic By The Water
Picnic By The Water
 
  Peach Trees and Storm Clouds
Peach Trees and Storm Clouds
 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody!
11/18 Mums The Word-Flowers category
11/19 Picnic By The Water -MT category
11/21 Peach Trees and Storm Clouds- MT category

12/25/2013 1:41:46 PM

  11/18 - http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetailMember.asp?photoID=14184178&catID=&camID=&zulu=&contestCatID=

11/20 - http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetailMember.asp?photoID=14268953&catID=&camID=&zulu=&contestCatID=

12/25/2013 1:52:55 PM

  My above post isn't right, I guess. I don't know how to post the hot link. Oh, well.....

12/25/2013 1:54:36 PM

  11/24..SKIPPED
11/25..SKIPPED
11/26..Landscape..More Cove Colors

12/25/2013 2:32:03 PM

  Hope all of you had a lovely Christmas Day - or are still having it.

Catch-All:
11/22 – The Bench

Catch-All:
11/24 – Off Season

Animals:
11/25 – Coming Back

12/25/2013 4:33:39 PM

  Nov 24 - Tile Design - EoD
Nov 25 - WELCOME - MT

UB.

12/25/2013 7:49:18 PM

  11/27..Catch All..Flight

12/26/2013 2:52:56 AM

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  Going Up
11/30 Catch-All

12/26/2013 7:24:28 AM

  Seems to be done EPs for November. Gotten several new ones up to the end of the month.

12/26/2013 8:03:46 AM

  11/28..Macro..Drops On A Blade
11/29..Catchall..Buttonbush Bug
11/30..SKIPPED
That's 20 of 30 for November. Probably won't do so well when we get to the rounds that count. LOL

12/26/2013 8:18:10 AM

  A never before happening for me...zero, nada, no EP's for November! I guess my work really sucks!

12/26/2013 9:28:26 AM

  Oh, that's awful, Joannie! It definitely sucks, and I don't mean your work!

12/26/2013 9:57:47 AM

  I agree with Carolyn. And I certainly don't mean your work either.

12/26/2013 11:14:59 AM

  Thank you ladies for your support! I see so many excellent photos being passed up for EP's and that is not taking away from any the rest of you receive and deserve but what the hell! In the past three months I've received two gold 2nd place badges and then no EP's for a month...something is very strange! The very best for all of you EPers on the next round!

12/26/2013 11:21:42 AM

  11/29-Approaching Colors

12/26/2013 11:28:25 AM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Joanie,

I have seen your work and it is wonderful and whimsical.

Do not let this get you down. I would die for a second place award. Remember you are an award-winning photographer!!! :-)

Jane

12/26/2013 11:28:48 AM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Joanie,

I have seen your work and it is wonderful and whimsical.

Do not let this get you down. I would die for a second place award. Remember you are an award-winning photographer!!! :-)

Jane

12/26/2013 11:28:53 AM

  Thank you so much Jane! :-)

12/26/2013 1:11:57 PM

  29 entries from a huge trip - 8 EPs. My biggest percentage in forever!

Animals:
11/25 – Coming Back

Animals:
11/30 – Downhill

12/26/2013 5:44:05 PM

 
 
  Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
No posts from 11/22-25
11/26 skipped
11/27 no post
11/28 Happy Thanksgiving MT category

12/26/2013 5:56:48 PM

  Joannie, the Peons don't know who they are messing with Your Highness...You know I hold all your beautiful images in the highest of regard
OXOXO Your Princess

12/26/2013 6:03:44 PM

  Your work is wonderful, Joanie. And that's quiet a fab record. Keep shooting and sharing.

UB.

12/26/2013 7:21:48 PM

  Nov 29 - FALLTASTIC - DD (No EP)
Nov 30 - Balancing Act - People

UB.

12/27/2013 1:36:24 AM

  Are the Finalists out? It gets so confusing with everything so far behind the schedule.

I just saw 2 Congrats on an image uploaded in October - one from Dec 15 and one from today (so it's probably an October Finalist?)

12/27/2013 10:09:20 AM

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  Kathy, BP hasn't posted Staff Favs yet, for November. So, they must have been from October.

12/27/2013 10:14:23 AM

  Finalists are not out yet, Kathy. I just got my congratulations from Merna on my October finalists today - holidays must have put her behind as they did everyone else :) I find that the first official posts of the Finalists and Winners comes on this page:
http://www.betterphoto.com/contest.asp

At the top of any page, go to Contest and then Contest again. Then pick Finalists or
Winners. Ironically, the other drop-down menu, Contest - Finalists or Contest - Winners is usually late to be updated.

12/27/2013 10:16:16 AM

  Thanks, Mitch - yours was the image that came up, so I just wondered. And.... I finally figured out how the find the current Finalists before the official Finalists link is updated.

Btw, there's a new glitch that I just sent a message about.... While scrolling through the October Finalist galleries, I noticed Ads (lots of ads). There is a notification that states: "Hide these ads. Become a member". I thought maybe I needed to login again, so checked it out. Nope, my login was fine. So, if anyone else is running into that situation, know that I sent feedback already.

12/27/2013 10:23:05 AM

  If you are a member, you can go to your member center, BP Gallery and then deactivate ads. Try that. Mine are not on and they are not showing when I browse October Finalists.

12/27/2013 10:32:46 AM

  I'll go check there - I haven't seen an ad there in years until this week (and I haven't changed any preferences.) It'll be fixed one way or another, no doubt. Thanks, Nikki.

12/27/2013 10:42:58 AM

  Thanks, Nikki - that was it. It never occurred to me to look there as I haven't changed any defaults in "forever"!

12/27/2013 10:49:47 AM

  Okay, I'm testing here to make sure I got the directions Nikki sent to me right! If I goof, just laugh!

November EP -

Red Chevy

12/27/2013 11:34:07 AM

  Hahahahaha

Just kidding, Kalena. Looks perfect! :)

12/27/2013 11:44:46 AM

  Thanks very much, Nikki, for sending the instructions to me. I've saved it on my computer in a word doc so I won;t loose it!

12/27/2013 3:11:23 PM

  If anyone else wants my document, just write and send me your non-BP email address so I can send it as an attachment. I have it saved, too, so each time I want to put in a link, I just open, put in the information for the new link, copy, paste and close without saving so I make sure I don't mess it up LOL

12/27/2013 3:45:26 PM

  I save a monthly document on my desktop (which moves into a folder as the Contest for each month is completed); the two current ones remain on top.

The url format stays at the top so it's always handy. The entries are continually added plus EP notes and the url info for each one to be posted on these threads.

It help keep track of what is entered when and under what category.

12/27/2013 4:04:17 PM

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  I did receive some EPs for November. I also need directions on how to include a link but for November my EPs were

de las golondrines - details/macro
echoes from ago - places
far past any living memory - places
a vintage - details/macro
life's bounty - details/macro

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and will have a great new year! ~April

12/28/2013 8:21:26 AM

  I only put three photos in this month. I guess I did something the judges liked because all three went EP. I posted the Red Chevy already. Here are the other two.

Great Egret

Petals Edge

12/28/2013 12:15:09 PM

  Whoops! I messed it up that time! Try again!

Petals Edge

Great Egret

12/28/2013 12:18:17 PM

  Is there a new page for next month?

12/28/2013 12:23:36 PM

  This thread for November:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=36045


Thread for December:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=36054


Note that the only difference is the last two numbers in the url thread. So, if you're looking at November and want to move to December, just change the end number from 36045 to 36054 in the address box at the top of the screen. It saves a lot of time to do it that way.

12/28/2013 2:07:50 PM

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  78 .  Lightroom Exporting
Hi - I have heard that sRBG was the best color space for the Web, and Adobe RGB was best for print. Do I have that right? Also, when exporting from Lightroom to post on the Web, what is the best size in the image sizing area? I also heard that there is a good standard rule of thumb. I have forgotten!
thanks all

10/29/2013 6:58:10 PM

  sRGB would normally be best for the Web and AdobeRGB for print, but there are still variables -- like the color space you use on your camera, the type of printing you do, etc.

I actually use sRGB for everything, and I can explain the logic. It has somewhat to do with predictability, but also because I like to output to laser light printers, which actually use photo-process, NOT ink.

There can also be issues with improper conversion, improper tagging, dropped profiles... You will likely want to do some testing.

My course Looking Good in Print and on the Web discusses all of this ;-)

There is not really a "best size" for an image. There is proper resolution. The resolution depends on the output. Most people think 72ppi for web, and 300 for print, but that is terribly over-simplified. Home injets can often use as little as 180ppi and probably will not require more than 240ppi. High resolution screens, on the other hand, may require more resolution than the common 72ppi. ... So you see, again, there are questions.

If you are using a service, they should have most of the answers. If you have more detail about what you are doing specifically, I can give you a better idea.

I hope that helps!

10/30/2013 2:04:04 PM

  This was interesting, but I could use some definitive info for uploading for BP. I've been given so many different suggestions (facts?) that it's now a confusing mess.

Convential Answer:
Longest side - 800 pixels
Resolution - 72 ppi
Size seems to be "whatever".
Format - jpg.

Others say to enter as a tif, long side at 3000, higher resolution.

To top that... I convert from RAW (Canon) to tif, then during the editing I save to psp (smaller files than tif). When the editing is finished and the file is resaved for BP, the final saveas is to a jpg. It is at this point, the message often appears that the colors will be changed to 24 (instead of 32 or 64?)

My forehead is imploding.

11/26/2013 6:21:47 AM

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  i completely agree with the richard and kathy, I also had the same problem and I found the same answer on the internet..

12/23/2013 11:25:13 AM

  Kathy,

If the image is 800 pixels on the long side and 72 ppi, it is 11 x [something]. ppi is pixels per inch, so you just divide the pixels by the PPI to get the number of inches. On the web, the pixels are what matters, not the size.

I would not use TIFF for BP uploads as it is not a web format. 3000 pixels is 41 inches, and far too much for anyone's monitor. The suggested resolution appears right on the submission pages...

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Saved as a JPEG, TIFF, BMP, or PING file type.
Sized to no more than 500 pixels on the short dimension. For example:
500 (w) x 750 (h) for a vertical image.
750 x 500 for a horizontal image.
500 x 1250 or so for a vertical panoramic image.
Preferably 72 pixels per inch.
Less than 2.5 MB. Files larger than 2.5 MB are not accepted.
---

Sticking to these guidelines yields an image on the web that is about 10 x [x], plenty large enough for viewing, and not large enough to really 'borrow' for other purposes.

Richard

12/23/2013 7:45:13 PM

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Paul D. Freedman
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  79 .  Photos of the Day
Are the photos of the day selected from each days photos? I understand that editors picks are 3 to 4 weeks behind so are the current photos of the day pictures that we submitted several weeks ago? I am not sure how the entire process works regarding submitting photos for both the contest and POTD!

10/28/2013 6:19:47 PM

  The POTDs have mostly been picked from the EP pool. However, the latest re-organization of giving out badges at BP may have changed this too. If your photo gets an EP badge, it becomes in the running for a potential POTD badge.

At least this is what I know, but who knows, with the recent re-organization, this may also have been changed.


UB.

10/28/2013 11:25:13 PM

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  Paul, I don't think BP has changed their POTD process. They're still selected from EPs. Which means POTDs will come from Oct 1st thru 3rd, or from September (or earlier).

10/29/2013 3:42:31 AM

  Looks like today's POTD was uploaded on 10/3. Yesterday's was uploaded on 10/1.

10/30/2013 9:57:06 AM

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Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  80 .  September October 2013 contest
What happened to the Editor's picks in September and October. They have greatly decreased. The EP is such a great encouragement to photographers. It motivates us. It pushes us to tAke better photos. Is something happening at Bp? This is my positive pat on the back. Just curious.

Thanks,

Jane

10/24/2013 6:16:28 AM

Brian M. Jones
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member since: 11/28/2012
  Jane BP is now and has been for awhile 4-5 weeks behind on handing out EP"s.. I will say that they seem to be really behind for September. There is only 7 days left for the month and still BP is WAY behind. Maybe BP is changing the way they do things again.. Not sure??

10/24/2013 7:40:55 AM

Jane E. Miller

member since: 11/16/2010
  Brian,

Thanks a million! Very insightful!

Jane

10/24/2013 7:46:09 AM

Ken Smith
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member since: 6/11/2005
  Jane, to piggy back on Brian's comments. There's a September and October EP forum thread that can help you ascertain where BP is at, regarding EPs. Looks like they've given out EPs thru Sept 14th (and maybe the 15th), and thru Oct 2nd-3rd. There will probably be a flurry of EPs handed out in the next few days, for Sept 15th thru 30th.

10/24/2013 2:33:14 PM

  BP has not been very fast in giving EPs since spring... so, maybe something changed then and the current situation is their 'new normality'.

10/24/2013 11:07:24 PM

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