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Ken Smith
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  1 .  Countdown to March Contest Results
Hello Everyone! It's April 15thÖTax Day in the United States. And most importantly, itís Countdown Day so please share your favorite contest image(s) from February. If it makes Staff Fav/Finalist/Winner, all the better. So give your favorites a showcase here, tell us why you picked them, and join us in the countdown!

In case you missed it, BP now allows for Resubmits so if you have a bunch of favs that only got an EP, now is the time to resubmit them (if you donít have any new photos to post).

BP has already gone thru the EPs for March but the last two months, they did another pass-thru. If so, good luck in this supplemental EP round.

So, upload your Fav photo(s) then join us as we await the contest results. Good luck everyone!

4/15/2014 4:47:43 PM

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

1) Sign into BP. IF YOU HAVEN'T entered the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image (from your Member Center) into your Reply here. This avoids a duplicate image upload to your Member Center. Note 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, check the boxes at the bottom, and Submit.

2) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. Either wait until tomorrow to reply here first, or upload a copy of the image (from your PC) and attach to this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.

If you're uploading a duplicate, I suggest titling it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on. This can also help nudge BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, if they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, first try to tell if it is a duplicate upload. As a courtesy, try to find the original image in the member's gallery and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate... which may one day be deleted.

4/15/2014 4:48:36 PM

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  Time Askew
Time Askew
Square clock on plexiglass, butted against computer monitor.

F10, 1/5th sec, ISO 250, 105mm focal length

 
 
My fav...

4/15/2014 4:48:58 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Passage
Passage
A metal-clad building in Las Vegas; while this feature of the building was way up off the ground, I liked how it suggested a dark passageway into the building, with a projecting roof above it.
 
  Sunrise D.C.
Sunrise D.C.
While the equinox was Thursday, the morning was heavily fogged in. I went to Arlington Cemetery Friday morning instead, for sunrise over the Capitol and monuments. (The Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial sit in a straight line together, which forms an axis that meets the sunrise on the horizon, on the equinox. However, where you would need to stand in Arlington Cemetery to "stack" all 3 buildings back-to-back (about 50 yards north of my position here) has large old trees blocking that view.)
 
 
Neat pic and Pick, Ken. Love those blues and the reflective planes in the crystal cube.
Very, very tough to pick a fav from March, even with only 19 entries---I had some new, beloved favorites arise! Go figure -- 17 of my 19 were cathedral photos; so I sort of feel like I should pick a March Fav from the 2 that *weren't* cathedral imagery... ya know... just to be different? ;) And I'll then just have to break the old rule of a single choice, and pick my 2 non-cathedral images as tied March Favs...!

4/15/2014 5:32:26 PM

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  Hey Chris, welcome to the fun! I've been doing similar as you, picking a fav that isn't one of my normal landscape shots. You need to find a big power saw and chop that tree down! :-) And no worries on picking two photos. I like the mood in the first one, and beautiful sky in the 2nd one. Good luck in the upcoming SF round!

4/15/2014 6:10:58 PM

  Tag! Hope the tax man was kind to everyone this year, and that the judges will be too!

4/15/2014 9:46:37 PM

  Tag, forgot to enter here before entering my contest entry today.

UB.

4/16/2014 12:52:46 AM

 
 
  Beavers Bend Fly Shop In Autumn Color
Beavers Bend Fly Shop In Autumn Color
 
 
Here's one..I don't have a fave.

4/16/2014 7:33:44 AM

Ken Smith
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  Hi Carolyn, thanks for joining us! You've had some great photos from Beavers Bend. Love the comp/reflection in this. Good luck in the next round!

4/16/2014 2:53:15 PM

 
 
  To Live Again
To Live Again
A sprouting onion, shot in window light.

f/5.6, .3 sec, +1.5, ISO100, 100mm

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

** Details & Macro **

 
 
Wonderful work, everyone. Keep them coming!

4/16/2014 6:48:22 PM

Ken Smith
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  Hi Martha, welcome aboard! :-) Very nice shot of the onion. I like the simplicity in this...no clutter...eyes focus right on the onion. Beautiful work. And good luck in the next round!!

4/16/2014 7:03:51 PM

 
 
 
Thanks Ken for inviting us all to post our faves here. So many to chose from this month, like Chris I am posting two favorites of mine. One having an EP and the other which is devoid of an EP till now.

Good luck to you all in the March contest.

UB.

4/17/2014 12:28:56 AM

 
 
  Rowing Forever
Rowing Forever
Spotted this couple deep into the Oyster Bay from the Glenelg Beach Pier in Adelaide, Australia. Enhancement in PS and B&W conversion in NIK Silver EFX.

Glenelg, by the way, is an English language Palindrome just like RADAR, MOM, DAD, etc.

 
 
The one with the EP.

UB.

4/17/2014 12:31:30 AM

 
 
  Golden - II
Golden - II
A wide-angle view of the entrance to the main hall of Grand Mosque, in Abu Dhabi.

Nikon D40 with Tokina 11-16mm @ 11mm, f/22, 8 secs, ISO200. HDR and adjustments in PS CS6 and NIK Color EFX.


 
 
And the one without an EP.

UB.

4/17/2014 12:32:38 AM

Ken Smith
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  Hi Usman, welcome aboard!

Both of your photos are so different...the sweeping scene of the oyster bay with the people, to add perspective. And the Mosque is very eye-catching, even as a thumbnail and hard to imagine it not having an EP. Hopefully BP's 2nd pass thru will spot it (assuming they have a 2nd pass thru). Good luck in the next round!

4/17/2014 3:43:49 AM

 
 
  Flooded Fun
Flooded Fun
 
  Flooded Fun
Flooded Fun
 
 
I didn't want to post this one because it didn't have an EP, but since we have others without one, I'm going to say this one is my fave without an EP.

4/17/2014 3:55:25 AM

Ken Smith
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  Hey Carolyn, no worries on posting Favs without EPs. I like the idea, and hopefully BP will pick it up in Round 2 of EPs. Gotta love the Flood filter. And I remember our friend, the Buzz filter.

4/17/2014 12:15:56 PM

 
 
  Planes
Planes

A portion of a building at a local junior college.
Adjustments in PS CC.
 
 
It's fun to see "with EP" and "without EP" favs, so I'll do it too ...

This is my fav with an EP, entered in Elements of Design.

4/17/2014 6:30:31 PM

 
 
  In Waiting
In Waiting

Taken through a car window on a bleak rainy day.
Black and white conversion in PS CC, slight diffusion added with Topaz Lens Effects.
Shot with Samsung Galaxy SII phone.
 
 
This is my fav without an EP, entered into Digital Darkroom.(They never seem to like my rain photos, lol!)

4/17/2014 6:32:29 PM

Ken Smith
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  Hi Peggy, thanks for joining the party! I'm surprised this didn't get an EP. The more I look at it, the more I'm drawn into the composition. The raindrops are a key element in this. Fingers crossed that it gets an EP...or that you resubmit it later on, if not. Good luck in the next round!

4/17/2014 7:56:44 PM

Ken Smith
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  Peggy, somehow I missed your first photo...perfect for Elements and the colors are super too. I hope we see it again!

4/17/2014 8:09:54 PM

  Hi Ken! Thanks for hosting the thread again, and for your kind encouragement!

4/17/2014 8:59:24 PM

  It looks like the re-run through has begun..I picked up one for the 1st and one for the 3rd, just a while ago.

4/18/2014 1:32:34 PM

Ken Smith
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  Thanks for the heads-up, Carolyn. Good luck to everyone in this supplemental round!

4/18/2014 1:41:23 PM

  Yay! My fav without an EP just got an EP!

3/29 Digital Darkroom In Waiting

4/19/2014 3:00:33 PM

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Nerida Ms Kennard

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  2 .  Which Course
 
I bought my Nikon 7000 about 12 months ago. I have spent a lot of money on workshops and courses and still do not feel that confident. I know the basics and concepts. 12 months ago signed up for a 2 year online course with tudor at Proud Photography but need to be motivated and no deadlines or contact so I lost interest. Then joined lynda.com which is good but not assignments nor feedback. What course here would be best. I know my camera reasonably well, am member of various camera clubs and always researching. I like the look and concept of these courses. I about 12 months sign up for the self paced but withdrew as I felt a tutor based course would be better. Any advice would be appreciated. Nerida

4/12/2014 4:59:03 PM

  Hi Nerida,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's interactive online courses! I'm confident that we have just what you are looking for. The best approach is for a back-and-forth email chat ... I'll contact you.

Thanks again!

Kerry

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4/13/2014 5:37:26 PM

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Nikki McDonald
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  3 .  Contest entering problem
Unless I'm losing my mind - and I could well be - I have a problem entering the contest today.
Just uploaded my entry for today using the alternate uploader. As I was hitting submit, it flashed through my mind that I had not actually picked a category and entered the contest. So after it uploaded, I went to Manage My Photos to enter the contest. But when I tried, I got a message that I'd already entered today. So I went to My Photos - Contest Entries. Nope, no entry for the 11th. Yesterday's is the last one. Back to Manage. Still won't let me, insisting that I've entered. Went to the main Recent Entries drop down. Mine is not there - and several other thumbnails are missing, too (I can see the member's name and the title of the image, but no thumbnail). So I think there is a computer glitch. Check to make sure your entry went in and if it didn't, maybe try again later when they get it fixed.

4/11/2014 9:51:31 AM

  Just tried again from Manage My Photos and was able to enter. Now my contest entries shows that I have one in for today. BUT the Recent Entries page has lots of no thumbnail entries and mine is not there at all - either as a thumb or with must my name and the title. Something is still wrong.

4/11/2014 11:12:09 AM

James Miotke
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  Hi Nikki,

The bug for entering for today is fixed.

For the contest entry that you got in there (but don't see)... was that an older upload or a photo you just uploaded this morning?

Remember the Recent Entries sorts by the date the photo was uploaded to BetterPhoto, not the date it was entered.

(I'm working on giving you all an option where you can sort by the date the photo was entered...)

4/11/2014 11:21:48 AM

  It was a new upload and I see it there now. Thanks.
I am still seeing missing thumbnails, though - not boxes with red X's or anything like that - just nothing but a blank space with the member's name and the title of the entry below it.

4/11/2014 11:53:38 AM

  I'm still seeing a few missing thumbnails too, Nikki - although best as I can tell, it's only on 2 or 3 pages. The rest are okay.

4/11/2014 1:38:46 PM

James Miotke
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  Yeah those are photos that failed to upload. Hopefully the photographers will re-upload and enter because I' sure they are fantastic!

Thanks!

4/11/2014 2:05:50 PM

  It's happening again today. I can't see any categories on the upload page. I didn't even try to upload. I'll send something to support and see if they can get it fixed.

4/13/2014 2:21:28 AM

Ken Smith
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  Carolyn, it worked fine for me just now. I used the "Image Upload" option:
http://www.betterphoto.com/mgadmin/a_siteUploadImage.asp

4/13/2014 6:14:26 AM

  Still no categories. It's maybe just me. I emailed support, will forward it to Jim and Kerry.

4/13/2014 7:02:08 AM

  You could move to Omaha LOL No problems for me, either :) But the other day when I was having troubles, many people apparently were not.

4/13/2014 7:07:06 AM

  About now Omaha sounds just dandy. LOL
I don't know of anyone else with the problem today.

4/13/2014 7:08:42 AM

  And no more for me, either. All fixed. Thanks!

4/13/2014 12:45:16 PM

Ken Smith
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  Carolyn, it was 85 here yesterday and right now, it's 40 (3:30PM). You might want to reconsider coming to Omaha! :-)

4/13/2014 1:25:39 PM

  And you forgot the rain, Ken!

(Although I will say we need it badly so even though it's chilly, I'll take it.)

4/13/2014 2:10:51 PM

  We're getting it later on tonight. It's still nice and sunny here, but it's coming...

4/13/2014 3:06:26 PM

Ken Smith
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  Yes, Nikki...I think our total precip amounts today are nearly the same as what we got for the entire 2014 so far. And maybe a little snow tonight. Bring your skies, Carolyn!

4/13/2014 3:08:41 PM

  It's impossible to see any new contest entries or comment photos in galleries due to some error.... hopefully you can fix the problem soon!

4/15/2014 12:19:38 PM

  It's working now (4 p.m. EST).

4/15/2014 1:06:29 PM

  Entering seems to be fine now, but commenting photos is still impossible.

4/15/2014 1:23:59 PM

James Miotke
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  Yes, I am still working on the commenting. It's a bugger of a bug... so it may take a while. I recommend trying again this evening. So sorry for the interruption.

4/15/2014 1:27:05 PM

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Nikki McDonald
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  4 .  Snapshot newsletter archives
Where can I find the Snapshot newsletter archives? I've dropped down every menu and do not see them. Thanks.

4/9/2014 6:40:04 AM

  http://www.betterphoto.com/snapshots.asp

4/9/2014 7:35:33 AM

  Got it for now. But where did you find it?
Thanks, Donna.

4/9/2014 7:38:47 AM

  Well, I went to it and it didn't do what I wanted :( I thought I would see the newest newsletter there as well as the archives, but alas there were only the archives. Then I followed the link to the "subscribe" page:
http://www.betterphoto.com/subscribe.asp

I can see POTD here and much mention of Snapshot, but no links at all. What I really want at this point in time is a good, direct link to the Snapshot that came out today. I got the email announcement, but don't seem to be able to click into it.

4/9/2014 7:42:42 AM

  Hi All,
Thanks for asking, Nikki, and thanks, Donna, for providing the link to the archives.

The archives have just been updated with the latest issue -- today's SnapShot

Kerry

4/9/2014 7:55:22 AM

  Thank you, Kerry. This will do fine for today, but my memory is short and I'm sure I'll lose the link. How can I find it easily from BP's home page for future reference?
Thanks :)

4/9/2014 8:10:23 AM

Ken Smith
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  Kerry, it would be nice if all the newsletters could be somehow integrated into one of the mouse-over categories on the main page.

Nikki, I can access my subscriptions via the "My Member Info" link.
http://www.betterphoto.com/mgAdmin/a_profileMember.asp But this is also a back-door method, I think.

4/9/2014 8:23:36 AM

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Nikki McDonald
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  5 .  Link to Discussions missing
The link to the discussions is missing in some views. I haven't quite sorted out when this happens. Anyone else?

4/5/2014 4:29:36 PM

Lola M.
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  I am having the same problem'

4/5/2014 4:33:28 PM

  When I go to somebodies gallery click on a thumbnail to see an image there is no discussion link.If I click on the discussion link below the thumbnail and open the picture, then click on that thumbnail, there is a discussion link. If I go to the recent contest entries, there is discussion link after you click on the thumbnails...

4/5/2014 8:24:29 PM

  Thank you, Jill. That's what's happening to me, too. Plus when I copied the thumbnail from my gallery page and shared it in a yahoo group where it is clickable, it can be opened but there is no discussion option on it.

4/5/2014 8:29:30 PM

Ken Smith
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  It's happening to me too, when in the "Classic" gallery mode. It seems ok if I change my gallery to the new style.

4/5/2014 8:32:54 PM

  Oh dear. I'm in classic, too. I do hope they are not going to get rid of that option when they roll out the "new and improved" version . . .

4/5/2014 8:56:01 PM

Ken Smith
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  Nikki, there are many of us who still like the classic view...because it allows for the display of 30 thumbnails in a single view. I have to think there's a glitch with classic galleries. Hopefully on Monday the "discuss" link will be back.

4/6/2014 6:30:27 AM

  You can count me in towards the "Classic Gallery format" enthusiasts. I also have the trouble finding the Discussion thread. Hope it gets rectified earliest.

UB.

4/6/2014 9:37:10 AM

  I can see discussion threads but I am not receiving email notifications of discussions nor the regular daily POTD ; & snapshot emails from BP since Friday...

4/6/2014 9:42:36 AM

  I also use the classic gallery and like the more open view of everything on one page. Hope they don't do away with it!

4/7/2014 9:14:33 AM

  I think thumb nails display better in the classic view. I don't like the small distorted thumbs in the new galleries.

I also find myself spending more time browsing in galleries with the classic view.

4/7/2014 8:31:45 PM

  Is anyone on the BP team reading this thread?

4/7/2014 8:35:14 PM

  It seems that the discussion problem has been solved. Hopefully another problem will be also solved: currently it is not possible to add some photos to Favorites (except when browsing them in current contest entries).

4/8/2014 3:28:47 AM

James Miotke
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  Yes, the link to discussions is restored. Please email bpsupport@betterphoto.com with a specific page URL if there is still a problem with favoriting photos. Thanks!

4/11/2014 11:47:03 AM

  I still cannot add any photos displayed in classic (old) galleries to my favorites (except when I go to new contest entries and click at them then).

4/12/2014 12:52:13 PM

James Miotke
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  Ok all fixed now - thanks for letting me know.

Jim

4/12/2014 2:04:47 PM

  Great! Also, before it was possible to share photos in Facebook etc., but now this button seems to be missing in classic/old galleries, too... Maybe you could fix that, too?

4/12/2014 2:19:29 PM

  My gallery is totally messed up and I think their sale banner with the time countdown could be the problem. I will email them as well as mentioning it here.

4/12/2014 2:22:37 PM

James Miotke
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  I think I just fixed your gallery, Sharon.

It was not the sale banner. It had to do with how you don't put a name in your last name field... I added back a space there and it works.

Thanks,
Jim

4/12/2014 2:51:38 PM

  Thanks Jim, It is fixed now... BUT I have never had a problem before in 6 years with not putting in my last name. Anyways my gallery is okay now.. I'm happy... you're happy. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

4/12/2014 3:18:14 PM

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Usman Bajwa
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  6 .  recent increase in Judges' Comment
I have noticed that the frequency of Judges' Comments on the recently announced February Finalists was significantly higher than before. I, for one, received three judges comments out of my four February Finalists.

If this is part of a conscious effort from Judges and is in line with BetterPhoto 2.0, I think it is a wonderful step. This practice will not only give extra motivation/excitement to the contestants but will also give them some pro feedback on their entries.

Would like to hear from fellow members on their take on this.

UB.

3/31/2014 9:53:55 PM

  I also received four Judges comments on the three of my finalists. I noticed a lot of other comments from the Judges on other peoples finalist too. I think we all appreciate the extra effort it takes to do this and hope it continues.

4/1/2014 3:45:54 AM

  I received a Judges' comment on my one finlist, and it was indeed much appreciated! Thank you, Judges and BP!

4/1/2014 9:34:28 AM

  I think it's great. I've noticed it happening sporadically in the past, I'm wondering if it's just a certain judge or judges that like to comment, and the rest, not so much. What I'd really like to see is, especially on the Grand Prize, what went into their thinking as to why that one was special to them. Lots of times I will think that somebody in a first or second place position had the shot of the month. I'm always curious as to what went into their choice.

4/2/2014 1:21:25 PM

  I received a comment from one of the judges on one of my finalist also. Very much appreciated. Between that
and the recent email of their changes I think our voices have been heard. So happy of what appears to be moves for the better.

4/2/2014 1:48:37 PM

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Peggy J. Pfister
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  7 .  Contest Category
Hi, I'm still trying to wrap my head aroung the recent changes in the contest categories. :)
What if I have a close up (but not really macro) photo of a plant (no flower), not converted to B&W or any other DD-type processing? Previously I would put it in Catch-All, but now I don't know where to put it ...
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice that you wouldn't mind sharing?
Thanks!
Peggy

3/31/2014 9:59:30 AM

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  A Betterphoto Shaman?

3/31/2014 12:45:44 PM

  LOL, Gregory! Do you know one? :)

3/31/2014 2:19:18 PM

  Well now, I've always thought this kind of shot should go in N&L - but in the past it was usually overlooked there in favor of the expansive scenes - especially at sunset or sunrise LOL I'd probably try it there, though.

4/3/2014 12:55:24 PM

  And idle curiosity question for Gregory. Do you enter the contest here at BP?

4/3/2014 12:56:18 PM

  Thanks for your thoughts, Nikki. I'm still mulling it over, but now that resubs are allowed, I can retry it in a different category if I pick wrong ...

4/3/2014 12:59:26 PM

  Peggy, maybe if you put up an example, we could give a better guess? Nikki, I agree, I would probably have put it in N/L, but it surely wouldn't have much of a chance there. Very seldom do we see anything but landscapes picked in that category. It would have to be pretty special to beat out the super landscapes that usually dominate the category. And I don't think Greg enters the contest. He would probably do pretty well if he did, I've seen his website in the past.

4/3/2014 1:23:59 PM

  Hi Carolyn, thanks for responding. This is the one I was pondering ...

Sempervivum

I ended up converting it to B&W, so I put it in DD. However, I still wonder where it should have gone if I had stuck with the color version.

4/3/2014 9:22:02 PM

  It's gorgeous, Peggy. If EoD is intact (part of the description of the Man Made category says "Bokeh, Painting with light, and motion blur photos belong in the "Abstract/Graphics" category" so I'm not quite sure what's going on there), I probably would put it there.
You can change the category before you enter tomorrow or some other day before the end of the month if you change your mind.
And you did catch that all bw does not have to go in DD, didn't you?

4/3/2014 9:29:58 PM

  Hi Nikki, thanks!
Yes, I caught that all B&Ws don't have to go into DD; I just thought it was probably safe to put it there. I thought of EoD as well. Seems that it could really go in several categories.

I think it would be a good idea if "Flowers" were actually "Flowers & Plants". I did at one time enter a plant photo (sans flowers) in "Flowers", and it got an EP, but went no further. Of course, I don't know if that was because it was considered miscategorized, or if it just wasn't destined to go further. :)

4/3/2014 9:43:04 PM

  I think it would fit in EOD, Macro (maybe) or DD.
Good question about the plant! I always wonder what to do with them, too. N/L, I guess.

4/4/2014 2:43:40 AM

Ken Smith
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  Peggy, I would vote EOD or macro. And I have seen some plants get recognition in N/L. And I'm more in line with Nikki for B/W; they don't have to go in DD just because they're converted to B/W. There's probably less DD work to convert to B/W than some of the other effects we see outside of the DD category.

4/4/2014 7:57:43 AM

  Thanks to all for the helpful advice! Much appreciated!

4/4/2014 9:49:52 AM

  Did I miss something about being able to resubmit?

4/6/2014 12:27:28 AM

  Yes, in one of the threads Jim said we could resubmit. I think it was Jessica's about replacement of the Catch-All category with Man Made.

4/6/2014 4:26:40 AM

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  Jill, Jim M also sent out an e-mail Apr 2nd. Here's the words:
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I have great news...

You can once again resubmit photos into the monthly photography contest. If your photo did not place and you want to try again, go for it.

Contest-lovers will also enjoy that we are selecting more Editor's Picks, and picking them sooner... so you have more time to enjoy seeing the results before we publish the next round, the Staff Favorites.

And if you did not already know, it's free to enter the contest.

But wait, there's more :-)

1. For WEBSITE OWNERS... we've improved the "Add to Favorites" system and made it so the photo title and ID display when you hover over a photo.
2. For STUDENTS... We have a really exciting development just around the corner, where you will get a new assignment each month, feedback from excellent photographers, and more.
3. For EVERYONE... we've improved speed and performance on the site as a whole. Enjoy a faster BetterPhoto!

We have a lot of improvement going on here.

And the really big improvements are right around the corner. Soon, we'll be unveiling the new BP 2.0.

I appreciate all the feedback many of you have sent me in recent surveys and emails.

Thanks for helping make BetterPhoto even more awesome.

Jim --------

4/6/2014 6:28:27 AM

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  8 .  April EPs, Staff Favorites, & Finalists
The posts in this forum should only be related to EPs, SFs and Fs. Please start a new thread for anything else. Good luck!

3/30/2014 6:54:04 AM

  tag

4/3/2014 2:18:25 AM

  tag

4/3/2014 7:06:10 AM

  Add me to the list of lurkers... :-)

4/4/2014 7:42:43 AM

  Latched on ;)

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4/6/2014 9:41:10 AM

  April 1 - From Paris with Love - Man-Made

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4/8/2014 2:29:02 AM

  4/1..SKIPPED
4/2..EOD..Patterned Web

4/8/2014 4:11:59 AM

  Skipped the 1st...resub..apparently they don't like oob stuff...
Ep for the 2nd...

4/8/2014 7:00:36 AM

  I appreciate these posts as it lets me know where the judging is. April is a bust for me so far...

4/8/2014 5:12:37 PM

  4/3..Landscapes..Oh What A Night

4/10/2014 2:08:15 AM

  April 2 - Backlit Birdy - Digital Darkroom

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4/10/2014 2:13:17 AM

  April 1 - Animals
Bird Dog

Nothing for the 2nd :(

4/10/2014 7:55:19 AM

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  Monarch and Zinnia
Monarch and Zinnia
 
 
4/2 Details and Macro

4/1 Skipped

4/10/2014 8:40:21 AM

  One for me at this point, April 2, EoD

Against the Wall

4/10/2014 10:25:52 AM

 
 
  Sempervivum
Sempervivum
Sempervivum, or "hens and chicks" succulent, "Kalinda" variety.
Minor adjustments in PS CC, converted to B&W with Topaz Black and White Effects 2.
 
 
4/1 Digital Darkroom

4/10/2014 10:46:42 AM

 
 
  Essence of Life
Essence of Life

Minor adjustments in PS CC.
 
 
4/2 Monthly Theme (Back to Basics)

4/10/2014 10:49:36 AM

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  4/3 skipped
4/4 skipped

4/10/2014 3:42:41 PM

Ken Smith
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  Bob, don't give up on the 3rd or 4th just yet. From looking at the EP link (http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery-editors-current.asp), the latest EPs I've seen are from April 3rd. And no one has reported an EP for the 4th, on this thread.

A couple of days ago, folks were reporting EPs for the 2nd, but it took two more days before I got an EP for the 2nd. Meaning, you still might get an EP for third.

4/10/2014 4:43:24 PM

  Hope you're right, Ken. For now, I'm with Harriet -- 0 (for 10 in my case).

4/10/2014 5:04:30 PM

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  Thanks, Ken!
I will not give up!

4/11/2014 7:53:32 AM

  I was looking at my entries for this month and realized that I don't know, with confidence, where to enter some of my shots. Elements of Design and Man Made are confusing to me. I still miss the Catch All category. It is like the junk drawer in the kitchen.....when in doubt, throw it into Catch All. This may have been a problem for BP,though.

4/11/2014 10:05:33 PM

  Just got one in the junk drawer - uhhh - Man Made category. Could have easily gone into T&P or, of course, C-A.

April 3
Door at Hacienda Martinez

But they skipped the 2nd which saddens but does not surprise me :)

4/13/2014 5:20:33 PM

  Got one for the 4th.....50% so far.. :-)

4/14/2014 5:03:39 PM

  Finally, on the boards. Elements of Design. 4-4-14 Happy dance! (not a pretty sight)

4/14/2014 5:47:48 PM

  4/4..Landscape..Early Morning Reflections

4/14/2014 6:06:04 PM

 
 
  Flirtation
Flirtation
Pink rose, in late day window light.
Minor adjustments in PS CC.
 
 
4/3 Flowers

4/15/2014 6:53:05 PM

  Very flustered. Have entered 8 and not one EP. I thought I read form BB that they were going t be more generous again. I definately dont expect every shot that was the case a couple years ago but 0 for 8. thats aweful. Hopefully my photography isn't really that bad. Its of course just a hobby for me but still like to think I can occasionally take a photo that is ok.

4/17/2014 4:20:39 AM

  I think they are only up to the 4th, Jackie. Maybe yours were entered later than that.

4/17/2014 4:28:58 AM

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  And hopefully they haven't finished with the 4th yet. :-)

4/17/2014 4:32:35 AM

  1st and 3rd for me, too, though a skip on the 4th wouldn't surprise me. I'm actually more interested in their going back for a second look at the March EP's :)

4/17/2014 7:08:14 AM

  Jackie, in my opinion you take more than the occasional photo that is better than ok. I wish we knew who does the judging and what they're judging on.

I haven't had an EP since the end of Feb. but in fairness to them, I stopped entering as a result of frustration and then entered two at the end of March which were both skipped. The one I entered so far in April is from the 4th.

4/17/2014 8:16:32 AM

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  4/3 skipped
4/4 skipped
4/5 "Mating Season" Animals
4/6 "Bride In A Barn (Sepia)" People

4/17/2014 10:39:30 AM

  4/5..SKIPPED
4/6..Landscape..Winter Sunset On The Rocks
4/7..SKIPPED
4/8..Landscape..Snow And Ice And Some God Rays
4/9..Macro..Dew Tell

4/17/2014 12:01:21 PM

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  Yellow Sulphur
Yellow Sulphur
 
 
4/9 Details and Macro

6 skipped photos before this one

4/17/2014 12:15:52 PM

  Only two EP's so far this month. Discouraging. But, the month is not over yet!

4/17/2014 12:22:14 PM

 
 
  Radial
Radial

Echeveria "Sunburst", shot in late afternoon window light.
Minor adjustments in PS CC.
 
 
4/4 Elements of Design

4/17/2014 6:05:37 PM

  April 3 - Skipped
April 4 - Skipped
April 5 - Skipped
April 6 - Skipped
April 7 - A London Sunrise - T&P
April 8 - Skipped

And I have always loved the ones which are trend-breakers, April 7 in this case, lol!!!

UB.

4/17/2014 8:52:38 PM

  Up to the 10th!

Hoppy Easter tomorrow... :-)

4/19/2014 6:37:47 PM

Bob D. Hall
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  4/7 skipped
4/8 skipped
4/9 skipped
4/10 "Day of Refection" Landscape

4/19/2014 6:39:30 PM

  Aha, got two in a row, wow, and it feels awesome ;)

April 9 - Flying - People
April 10 - A New Addition - Flowers

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4/20/2014 8:31:34 AM

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  9 .  photo size
Are the images on the site bigger now? They look huge!

3/22/2014 12:13:09 PM

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  10 .  Self Portraits
How fun! Jim sent out an email asking us to post Self Portraits! It is nice to see the faces behind the cameras :-)
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=444

3/20/2014 11:27:47 PM

  I didn't know, but I already see me there. Good idea BP, so we would be able to put a face behind the name too !!

UB.

3/21/2014 4:24:05 AM

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  Thanks Jill and Usman - fun to see your faces for sure!!!

3/22/2014 2:04:40 PM

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