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Frank P. Luongo
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  91 .  deleting contest entry
I inadvertantly uploded the wrong photo to the contest.
The photo I uploaded looks similar to the intended,except it has an artifact--a small branch--
Is there any way to delete it?
Someone I could contact?

Thanks colleagues
Frank Luongo


11/26/2012 8:38:27 AM

  Member center - Better photos - Edit you photos - check the delete box next to the photo and click the save button on the bottom.
That should do it.

11/26/2012 1:09:09 PM

Ken Smith
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  And once you delete the contest photo, you can immediately upload a new photo to the contest, on the same day. Even one minute later.... But if you enter a photo on Friday, for example, then delete Monday's contest entry, you can't enter a 2nd photo on Friday to replace the Monday shot. I think most people understand this, but thought I'd restate it.

11/26/2012 5:46:36 PM

  Thanks, Ken, I didn't know that ...

11/26/2012 6:13:40 PM

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Michelle L. Frick
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  92 .  October 2012 Countdown Thread
It's almost the middle of the month again. It's almost Thanksgiving here in the states. My kids are home all next week. I figured I should post this thread now, just in case the judges want to surprise us with early results so that they can focus on their holidays too. Of course, they might also decide to make us wait. The good news is, we should all have plenty to snack on while we wait!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate the holiday!

Helpful hints for attaching photos into Forum Threads:
1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)
2) If you have NOT YET entered the Contest today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your reply to this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the Photo ID# from your Member Center, come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the right. Skip the other fields on that screen.
3) If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest today before replying to this thread, you can't use the Photo ID method today. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before your new Contest entry!) or, upload a new copy of the particular 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.
4) If you're uploading a duplicate, maybe title it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later... This can help direct viewers to 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, 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---that way, if the duplicate is deleted later, the comment history isn't lost.

Good luck everyone!!!

11/14/2012 1:59:34 PM

 
 
 
Here's one of my favorites - every time I go to see my Mom in Omaha, we visit the zoo because I want to see my favorite polar bear.

11/14/2012 2:05:38 PM

  tag

11/14/2012 3:13:55 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  I was wondering if we'd see this today ;) Will have to remember to post here tomorrow morning, first thing!! :)

11/14/2012 3:28:49 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Flower Girl
Flower Girl
My niece enjoys a soda "cocktail" from the bar, after fulfilling her flower girl duties at my sister's wedding in Iceland this summer.
Thanks to my friends at BP for valuable editing advice and suggestions on this one!
 
  Home
Home
One of the charming homes in the small, picturesque, former fishing village of Arnarstapi, in the northwest of Iceland.
The Atlantic ocean was about 40 yards behind me when making this exposure.
 
 
Ok, I probably say this every month, but looking back at Oct. entries, I'm having a super hard time picking just one. So I'm gonna go with 2 -- for now ;) My most "hopeful" is the image of my niece. I almost never photograph people, and was so happy with this candid capture. And one of my top favs from Oct., is the picture of the wood house in NW Iceland. Best of luck to everyone!

11/15/2012 3:54:09 AM

 
 
 
Love your Polar Bear, Michelle!

Chris, my super hard comes into play when it's between deciding my favorite vs. what I think the judges might pick. It's hard to detach myself and be objective. I enjoyed last month where everyone made their picks for exactly that reason. If BP doesn't pick an image that you guys did I give more thought to resubbing it.

My entries run from Center Stage on Pg 1 (right after Finalists) to The Applicant on Pg 2. I am looking forward to browsing everyone's entries. Last month I finally got 2 Finalists in one month. Do I dare dream of a 1st place? someday...lol...

Good luck everyone!

11/15/2012 7:49:08 AM

 
 
  Take Off
Take Off
My German Shepherd, Sarge, coming up out of a shallow pond he just ran through. F5.3, 1/640, 70-300mm lens @185mm in action mode.

Animals: October 26, 2012

 
 
Love your Polar Bear, Michelle!

Chris, my super hard comes into play when it's between deciding my favorite vs. what I think the judges might pick. It's hard to detach myself and be objective. I enjoyed last month where everyone made their picks for exactly that reason. If BP doesn't pick an image that you guys did I give more thought to resubbing it.

My entries run from Center Stage on Pg 1 (right after Finalists) to The Applicant on Pg 2. I am looking forward to browsing everyone's entries. Last month I finally got 2 Finalists in one month. Do I dare dream of a 1st place? someday...lol...

I think I have it down to these two. Good luck everyone!

11/15/2012 7:51:54 AM

 
 
  The Applicant
The Applicant
A Red-Banded Hairstreak who hitched a ride on me into the house and my office. He's on my resume (any ideas, dude?) and a tissue box is the background. F11, 1/60, 50mm prime lens, +4 close-up lens, bounce flash.

Details and Macro: October 1, 2012

 
 
wow, no idea how the double post happened. Michelle can you delete the first one? Anyway, here's my 2nd pick.

11/15/2012 7:53:43 AM

  Good grief, is it this time already?

11/15/2012 8:37:39 AM

  Lots of resubs in October for me, so taking Chris's lead I will also pick two, one from resubs and one from the new ones. Gotta remember to put the link here before entering tomorrow though!

UB.

11/16/2012 3:07:26 AM

 
 
 
Wonderful selections, everyone!

Susan, lots of great choices in your gallery, but picking just one I'll go with Ruby. Incredible lighting and detail.

My October images start on Pg. 8 with Harvest Moonrise and end on Pg. 2 with Mysteries Within, which is my pick for October.

11/16/2012 7:14:05 AM

  ...forgot I had already posted today, so I'll post the link tomorrow. (Maybe BP could look into fixing that anomaly?)

Good luck everyone!

11/16/2012 7:16:44 AM

  You can always post a fresh copy of your shot..It can be uploaded anytime, you don't have to wait til the next day. Just title it "forum only" or something like that.

11/16/2012 7:31:29 AM

 
 
  Mysteries Within
Mysteries Within
A copy of my 10/31 image, entered in Details & Macro category. For the October Countdown Q&A thread.
 
 
Good point, Carolyn!

Here it is:

11/16/2012 7:35:13 AM

  Happy November! I am going to have to go with one of my Green Heron and Frog pics - probably "take 2". My entries start on page 2 with Northern Shoveler and end with Frog Legs Anyone? on Page 4.

Good luck and I look forward to looking through galleries!

Susan - I really like Applicant

11/16/2012 10:07:12 AM

 
 
 
Good luck everyone... This continues to be my all time fav. image I have taken... Hoping it gets some contest attention in the MT from last month..:) Good luck all!

11/16/2012 11:22:09 AM

 
 
  Circles
Circles

1/50 Sec - f/14 - ISO 160 - 30mm
Canon 40D - Canon 17-40mm f/4.0L
 
 
I hate picking a favorite, but I think this is mine for October.

11/16/2012 3:34:49 PM

 
 
 
So the first fave pick is from a resub and the sceond a freah submission at BP.

My last month's entries start with "sEaTs ApLeNtY - 2" currently the last one on page 1 (soon to be on page two) and goes end with "NIGHT LIGHTS" n page 2.

UB.

11/17/2012 12:21:54 AM

 
 
  The ART of Trees
The ART of Trees
Thanks Katarina M. for the constructive critique.
 
 
Heres is the first one....

11/17/2012 12:27:04 AM

 
 
 
And here is the other fresh entry...don't know how to enter both images with one post, appreciate help on this!!

UB.

11/17/2012 12:28:37 AM

  Usman - Blossoms is so lovely!

11/17/2012 8:14:23 AM

  where it says select, put in 2 instead of 1 then it will ask you for 2.

11/17/2012 9:08:21 AM

  Here are some starting picks:

Martha - Curves (beautiful color and detail; although I loved Maha'ulepu also)

Leslie - Dance of the Sandhill Cranes (gorgeous!)

Usman - Blossoms (such rich color and texture!)

11/17/2012 9:43:54 AM

  Sorry guys, I don't have time to pick through everybody's gallery this time.

11/17/2012 11:16:29 AM

  A few more gallery picks--

Leslie, so many great bird images! I'll go with Breakfast for its wonderful drama, detail, lines and reflections. (There's something about the position of the frog in this version that adds to the drama, for me.) And congrats on your terrific POTD!

Usman, I'm glad to see you're resubmitting some of my previous faves! To pick something new I'll go with sEaTs ApLeNtY - 2. Love the balanced design, warm tones and perfectly balanced layout.

11/18/2012 7:56:17 AM

  Thanks Carolyn for the guidance. However, it does not have a button for inserting the Photo ID instead it asks me to upload the image again and that's what I would like to avoid. Is there any other way?

Carolyn - "Fish Oklahoma" is my choice from among your other beautiful captures. It is mesmerizing and I wish I lived nearer to this place.

Susan - I had a hard time choosing between your "Fall Days" and "Center Stage', but finally decided on center stage, such a lovely floral capture.

Martha - I think you have a winner in "Intensity" such wonderful B&W composition and the expression is fab too.

Leslie - Wow, all your bird shots are terrific. I am going with "Dance of a Sandhill Cranes". This looks like a Winner too, good luck!

Kara - You already know that I love the "Adoring Autumn" and will not give up on it EVER.

Chris - I love love love your Icelandic image "Búðir & Snæfellsjökull". The setting, light, colors and comp go very well together and I wouldn't be surprised to see this among the Winners, good luck!

UB.

11/19/2012 3:06:07 AM

  I would love to see the Judges surprise us this month with early Finalists' announcement, anyone else?

UB.

11/19/2012 3:09:42 AM

  Usman, I was just sitting here thinking exactly that - Finalists before our Thanksgiving holiday here would be great!

11/19/2012 6:55:34 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Fingers crossed---I don't have my tracking spreadsheet at work, but this week (historically) has seen the most Finalist announcements---that is, until more recent times, when it has stretched much later...

11/19/2012 7:09:26 AM

  The elephant in the room is that it's Thanksgiving week..Do they rush and do them before, or wait until it's over??
Your guess is as good as mine.
Thanks, Usman, for picking my favorite shot of all time! LOL..I do love that one.

11/19/2012 7:26:53 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Yeah, T-day is the big question...

Wednesday remains tied as 2nd-most-common day of the week to release Finalists, so they would have historical trending on their side if they get them out by Wednesday night...

Additionally, that would be the 21st, which is the single most common date each month, historically, to release finalists...

So, will the stars align this week?? :) If they don't, my guess would be Sunday or Monday.

For kicks, the past October's Finalists have been released in Nov as follows:
2011: Wed 16th
2010: Mon 15th
2009: Mon 23rd
2008: Tue 25th
2007: Mon 26th
2006: Thu 23rd

11/19/2012 2:42:22 PM

 
 
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Los Ojos
Los Ojos
This beautiful child was riding comfortably in a wrap on her mother's back. I had permission to take the photo - tried to get a smile, but all I got was this wide-eyed, solemn stare. The angle, crop and full frame, all of which I like quite a bit, were dictated by the fact that I had my 100 mm macro on and we were in a crowd so I could not get any distance to speak of without having people come between us.
Category: People
 
 
Tough time this month - five personal favorites, two resubs and three new ones. Going with one of the new ones. They did catch up on EP's last night, so maybe . . .

11/20/2012 5:42:06 AM

  I'd like to know how to put thumbnail links to two previously uploaded images in this thread too. Chris did it. A problem with putting in a new upload is well explained by Michelle in point #4 of her thread introduction. Also, I love seeing the badges on those that go on and we will not see them on the new uploads.

11/20/2012 6:08:45 AM

  Don't USE the previously uploaded images. Use a fresh copy of each and after you put in your response, click select below and put 2 in the box. It's not a problem if you use new copies.

11/20/2012 6:36:28 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  I don't do "new" uploads... the technique I used is a trick in BP's curious upload process, when you want to use pre-existing images.

Do everything you normally do to reply here with 1 image by Photo ID... (ie, before your daily contest entry is made.)
Once you successfully "attach" your first image by PhotoID method, and you get the "Success!" screen, hit your browser's "back" button ONE time, to return to the upload screen. You'll see your PhotoID still populated. Now, paste in your 2nd PhotoID for the next photo you wish to attach, and click Submit. If you have more to attach, just wait for that "Success" screen each time, and hit "Back" one time to return to the Upload Screen and repeat, with next Photo ID.

11/20/2012 7:08:11 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Carolyn, your method works, to get multiple images into a thread---but it negates ever getting to see the Finalist/Winner badges on those particular images here in this thread---because they aren't your original upload; they're new duplicates.

(It also clutters your Member Center - even if you choose not to Display your duplicates. And, if someone clicks your duplicate to comment on it, that comment is not attached to your "original" image where everyone else has already commented in the past.)

It is a great method, for demonstration purposes or Before-And-After uploads, but I find it is a less-than-satisfactory method for THIS particular monthly thread---where you want to show your actual entry, let people comment on that image (if they choose) and later, see if it got medals, displayed in this thread ;)

11/20/2012 7:13:26 AM

  I guess I don't care as much about the comments. It just seemed to me everybody was always saying...I forgot to do it before I uploaded...

11/20/2012 7:48:23 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Yeah, that BP flaw (that the Photo ID method only works daily *before* your contest entry is made) is a real head-scratcher, and frustrating too!

11/20/2012 7:55:44 AM

  Sorry just now getting to this - it was a crazy weekend taken up by work. October has some of my favorite photos in it, unlike September and even November. So I have 4 I like and I am hoping one will be picked as a finalist. I'll try to make my picks for everyone later today or tomorrow - if we don't hear before then - keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks all!!!



Blue Green Vase Abstract
Candy Anyone
Colorful Swirls
Green Glass & Stemware


11/20/2012 11:58:35 AM

  WOW, Marcy! I LOVE that blue green vase abstract! Wonderful!!!

11/20/2012 12:35:15 PM

  Thanks Carolyn! I want to print it and hang in my living room.

11/20/2012 1:00:29 PM

  Chris, thanks for the stats and for that explanation on attaching more than one image! I would have never thought to do that but I will now! Marcy, that Blue Green Vase Abstract is my fave! I'll try and look through some other galleries tomorrow.

11/20/2012 1:28:25 PM

  ermahgerd! I forgot to mention that I've finally upgraded from my 2007 D50 to a D5100! Great reviews on this! Supposed to be a little workhorse version of it's big brother, the D7000 ($$$). I'm so excited to have more power and upgraded quality and features. My family may not see me till thanksgiving day!

11/20/2012 1:34:01 PM

  Enjoy your new camera Susan. I just upgraded my D40. Best thing ever! Amazing the improvment in technology over the last 5 years. Like a whole new world. Have fun - can't wait to see your photos.

11/20/2012 3:35:49 PM

  Love my D40 too and still haven't found a reason good enough to upgrade this little beauty by my side!!! Which Nikon do you shoot now Marcy?

UB.

11/20/2012 7:56:37 PM

  I think the D40 is still regarded as a great camera. I would say keeping that and putting your $$ into great glass would be the way to go. Too much has improved over the D50. I'll still use it as a second camera tho :)

11/20/2012 8:50:35 PM

  Anyone sweating...?

11/25/2012 8:38:08 PM

  It's Monday now, here in the US. Hopefully 2day we will see Finalists!

11/26/2012 3:33:11 AM

  Maybe, but they are usually behind the newsletter in the pecking order, so maybe not.

11/26/2012 3:42:05 AM

  I think the judges are waiting to see more people showcase their monthly picks here, anyone else who doesn't think it will jinx it, I am missing a few regulars too!

UB.

11/26/2012 4:06:12 AM

  OK UB I give it a shot and try and guess a few winners...

So many wonderful images in all your galleries. In most cases I choose a different one than the photographer selected to just give another possibility.

Michelle.. Pumpkin
Carolyn...Fish Oklahoma
Christopher...Iceland Layers
Susan...Ruby
Chris...Bursting In Air
Usman...Just Checkin' In
Martha...Mysteries Within
Leslie...Dance of the Sandhill Cranes
Kara...Adoring Autumn
Nikki...Moonglow Over Polenz Ranch
Marcy...Blue Green Vase Abstract


11/26/2012 3:45:25 PM

  I'm glad somebody agrees with my favorite shot. You're the second one that picked it, but it won't get anywhere, it's been through probably 20 times or maybe even more since I shot it in 2005. Thanks for the thumbs up. I'll try to pick some of yours next month. I've been under the weather lately.

11/26/2012 3:57:58 PM

  Sorry your under the weather Carolyn. Feel better soon. I am not happy with my October entries but I think things are looking better for my November so I'll be excited to see if you find a possibility from my Nov.

11/26/2012 5:29:50 PM

  One would think it would be any time now ... :)

11/27/2012 9:54:46 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  I dunno... with Monday missed, I'm revising my estimate to late Wednesday night ;)

11/27/2012 10:10:39 AM

  This last minute announcement of results is making me crazy!!! So I'm going to assume they aren't coming out until Friday with winners announced in December. Anything earlier is a nice surprise, yeah - right. And my chocolate is almost gone :)

11/27/2012 10:32:42 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  That's certainly the most prudent course of action, Marcy! But it takes away the "fun agony" of wondering, day by day!! ;)

11/27/2012 10:43:28 AM

  It makes me crazy too!
But I do, as always, have lots of chocolate, much to the detriment of my waistline! :-o

11/27/2012 10:44:08 AM

  I think Weds also. I wish they were earlier so I had more time to comment on finalists before winners come out. But it's all good, exciting and yes, fattening lol!

11/27/2012 12:01:45 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Sigh... no chocolate, and just as bad, no amaretto... Guess I better stock up tomorrow!

11/27/2012 3:55:47 PM

  So much for assuming their coming out on Friday - I keep checking emails every 5 minutes. Some of my best photos were submitted in Ocotber. Please be announced soon - Please!!!

11/27/2012 4:05:00 PM

  I may have to make an ice cream run for some Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy!

11/27/2012 4:09:41 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Doh! Peggy---I tried so hard to forget there's a 7-11 not far away---but now, with Ben & Jerry's staring me in the face from your post, I don't think I can resist!

11/27/2012 4:11:35 PM

  I'm all stocked up with ice cream..Gingerbread, Cherry Nut, Pumpkin and I think I'm getting fat.

11/27/2012 4:16:01 PM

  Cherry Garcia for me please!

11/27/2012 4:19:33 PM

Jen F. Petritz
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I have a couple favorites this month! And I only submitted 5 entries all month, so I guess we will see!

11/27/2012 4:49:09 PM

Jen F. Petritz
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  Ghost Bride
Ghost Bride
 
 
I have a couple favorites this month! And I only submitted 5 entries all month, so I guess we will see!

11/27/2012 4:50:51 PM

Jen F. Petritz
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member since: 1/31/2010
 
 
  Ghostly...
Ghostly...
 
 
And my other favorite! Love these girls!

11/27/2012 4:52:17 PM

  Wonderful photos, Jen, and all who have shared their faves in this thread. Good luck to all!

11/27/2012 5:58:31 PM

 
 
 
I usually go with a personal favorite...
This time I'm putting up the one I think has the best chance...

11/28/2012 2:45:30 AM

  Wow, Melinda! This is totally gorgeous. I think it has a GOOD chance.

11/28/2012 3:08:51 AM

  Great entries Jennifer and Melinda! Hopefully we'll all know soon!

11/28/2012 5:42:25 AM

Jen F. Petritz
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member since: 1/31/2010
  Thanks, and good luck to everyone! So many fantastic images!!

11/28/2012 8:52:04 AM

  Melinda...I love skipper! Good luck everyone..its gotta be soon!

11/28/2012 12:22:41 PM

Elida Gutierrez
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member since: 11/6/2007
 
 
 
 
 
Better late than never, here is my hopeful and this thing is taking FOREVER!!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

11/28/2012 5:59:37 PM

  Oh....the joy of waking up every morning anticipating the Finalists announcement and then later going to bed expecting this to happen the next morning ..... has a sweet pinchy disaapointing feel to it. Someone said "Don't Expect and thou shall nver be Disappointed", so all the problem is with the Expectation part I guess!!!

UB.

11/28/2012 6:00:26 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Yeah, my estimate of tonight seems unlikely at this point... (though there's still 6 hours left in "tonight", on the West Coast!) So now, looking at the historical trending, I fear I have to revise my estimate again, to a Friday announcement! Fridays historically edge out (barely) Thursdays as a more common day of the week to announce... Fingers crossed---looks like it will be down to the wire!

11/28/2012 6:08:14 PM

  I'm assuming they know this month has 30 days, not 31 ... :)

11/28/2012 6:18:09 PM

  Lol Usman, you summed it up perfectly! I hope it's tomorrow (Thurs) at the latest so there's at least a few hours to browse and comment on Finalists before Winners come out.

Hi Elida! Beautiful floral, good luck!

11/28/2012 6:19:48 PM

Elida Gutierrez
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  Hello Susan!!!

IMHO it won't be today, maybe tomorrow or the 30th but not today, BP PLEASE prove me wrong!!!

11/28/2012 7:54:39 PM

  Maybe if we stop watching, the pot will boil :)
Unfortunately, I don't have the will power.

11/28/2012 8:07:10 PM

  My Oct favorites are OCT. 12,13 and 18.

You can look in my port to see them they are on the first page.

They are of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and they show the eiffel Tower with the Bellagio fountains in the forground of the images. In each of the photo's the water in the fountains are in different poses.


But the eiffel tower is like solid gold in the night in each of the images.

It was one of those magic times when I was taking images.

11/29/2012 7:37:05 AM

Ken Beatty
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  What affect does the Holidays play with the judging in the past years? This is my third month for the contest and I'm not sure what to expect.

11/29/2012 10:15:47 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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member since: 10/3/2005
  No predictable pattern around holidays... scroll up in this thread to my 11/19 post, which shows the Oct. Finalist Release Dates for the past 5 years...

11/29/2012 11:18:06 AM

  EPs are popping up, so maybe tonight they will get to the finalists.

11/29/2012 11:30:55 AM

Ken Beatty
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  Wow! That's amazing that you've kept track of all that information. So... It seems that the finalist are uncharacteristically late. I think most here have OD'd on Chocolate.

11/29/2012 11:35:19 AM

Lola M.
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  Beauty of Autumn
Beauty of Autumn
 
 
Getting in kind of late, but here is my favorite for the month.

11/29/2012 11:39:54 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Yeah, Ken, early on I was a little obsessed with tracking statistics about my entries, about my Finalists and Winners, etc., down to what day they were released, how many entries vs. Finalists, percentages, etc. I've kept it up since joining, and so the spreadsheet that I use, now has 82 or 83 consecutive months of contest tracking! Minor case of OCD perhaps??

11/29/2012 11:59:28 AM

  Minor?? I'm glad you do it, Chris...I love that sort of stuff, but have gotten too lazy to do it anymore.

11/29/2012 12:13:40 PM

  What, still no finalists?
Okay, desperate times call for desperate measures.
I'm bustin' out the chocolate martinis.

11/29/2012 5:28:34 PM

  They should be out soon.

11/29/2012 5:36:31 PM

  Let's hope, LOL!

11/29/2012 5:38:26 PM

  They just have 30 hours left and then they miss their own deadline! If it doesn't happen soon I'll need to buy a new keyboard, this one is getting worn out from all the checking.

11/29/2012 5:40:39 PM

  They have missed it once before, Marcy. But the announcement finally came :)

11/29/2012 5:42:56 PM

  Peggy's gonna be drunk typing by the time these get out! I fear I may damage my insulin production from chocolate overload! And my blackberry really has become a crackberry cause I hear it ding every time an email comes in. And I think "nope, not gonna look" which only lasts for a few short minutes. If that!

11/29/2012 6:01:25 PM

  I think they do them extra late once in awhile just to draw us together :)

11/29/2012 6:03:41 PM

  It works!

11/29/2012 6:05:10 PM

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  Finalists are out! Congratulations... off to browse!

11/29/2012 7:25:14 PM

  Happy to have got one. CONGRATZ to all Finalists and good Luck in the next round!

UB.

11/29/2012 7:34:38 PM

  Happy to have one here as well. Congrats to all the awesome finalists, and good luck to all!

11/29/2012 7:36:31 PM

  Well gosh, that was a productive walk I just took to Trader Joe's...and I wasn't even buying chocolate!

Congrats finalists!

11/29/2012 7:38:13 PM

  Congratations to all the Finalists! I've never been more tickled yet baffled at the same time! I got three, breaking a record again this month. I would have picked Fall Days (and someone here did) but Frosted Fruit and Spice Girl wouldn't have been in my top 50%. I'll take em tho (and maybe stop trying to guess what the judges will pick)! I'm off to browse.

Good luck to all in the next round!

11/29/2012 7:42:23 PM

  None for me. Congrats to all those who received finalists. Good luck in the next round.

11/29/2012 7:42:46 PM

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  Always a surprise... :) Managed three here, but much like how I picked the wrong numbers for the huge megalotto yesterday, I also didn't pick the right choices in this thread, either ;)

11/29/2012 7:42:58 PM

  Congratulation to the finalists.

I was not lucky this time.

11/29/2012 7:49:49 PM

  Thought for sure I posted my favorite here but I sure don't see it now. Got a Finalist on it, though as well as a second on another that I felt was a top contender. So I'm a very happy camper.

Congratulations to everyone on their finalist(s) - hoped for or completely unexpected. You may even grow to love those that surprised you the most; I know that's been true with me in the past.

11/29/2012 7:55:20 PM

  I do see your Finalist above, and actually the only right pick this month on this thread, Nikki!

UB.

11/29/2012 7:58:57 PM

  Congratulations to all of you who garnered finalists and good luck in the next round! Only a couple of weeks until it will be time to post November's thread. Smiles to all!!!

11/29/2012 8:02:46 PM

  Thanks, Usman. I swear I scrolled through three times and just did not see it. This thread is soooooo long -- wonder why!? LOL

11/29/2012 8:08:47 PM

 
 
 
Congrats to all the fnalists! Record month for me as I garnered 2 finalists picks on Candy Anyone and Intensity - both among my favorites. Though I had really really expected one for Blue Green Vase Abstract as it received so many great comments and did well in Masterpiece Membership contest. Just goes to show you that the judges will always keep us wondering.

Good Luck to all in the next round.

11/29/2012 10:02:24 PM

 
 
 
Congrats to all the fnalists! Record month for me as I garnered 2 finalists picks on Candy Anyone and Intensity - both among my favorites. Though I had really really expected one for Blue Green Vase Abstract as it received so many great comments and did well in Masterpiece Membership contest. Just goes to show you that the judges will always keep us wondering.

Good Luck to all in the next round.

11/29/2012 10:02:35 PM

  One for me..Ecstasy (the goat) I love that one. My favorite struck out again, but there's always another month.

11/30/2012 2:06:44 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Assateague Lighthouse RE2
Assateague Lighthouse RE2
 
 
I was blessed to pick up a finalist. Congratulations everyone!

11/30/2012 4:42:21 AM

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  I picked up two, and I'm thrilled!

11/30/2012 5:09:12 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Boo!!!
Boo!!!
 
 
Well, I picked up one....just not the one I would have thought! Still excited! Congrats to all!!

11/30/2012 6:42:06 AM

  Yep, I guess those Sandhill Cranes picked by some of you is a winner! One for me this month. Congratulations to all of the other finalists and good luck in next round.

11/30/2012 9:21:06 AM

  Winners are out! Congratulations to all who snagged a Gold (Spice Girl got 2nd)!

11/30/2012 3:34:24 PM

  Congrats Susan, Usman, and all the winners!

11/30/2012 4:39:01 PM

  Congratulations to all the fabulous winners!!

(Did anyone else notice that the first place winner in Digital Darkroom -- which is fantastic, by the way! -- is also shown as a second place winner in the same category?)

11/30/2012 5:09:30 PM

  I noticed that Peggy! Wondered if that mistake bumped someone else from a 2nd place?

11/30/2012 6:15:37 PM

  That is weird. The image itself shows second. Is first missing?

11/30/2012 6:28:15 PM

  Susan, that's what I thought, that someone got bumped from second. But Martha, I didn't notice that the image itself has a second place "badge" on it. Strange. Hopefully BP will notice and correct it (whatever that correction may be). I do love that photo, though!

11/30/2012 7:03:38 PM

  CONGRATZ to all who struck Gold, I was lucky to be among their company this month.

Thats strange, Peggy. It definitely looks like an unintentional error. I am sure BP will fix it soon. So all of you Finalists in the Digital Darkroom category, keep your hopes up, you may still get a First or Second place gold.

Usman.

11/30/2012 8:18:10 PM

  I didn't know it had a 2nd place badge either. I'm sure someone let them know so they can put the correct 1st place winner up there! I also think Tammy's pic is awesome! None of mine were DD but I'm hopeful that someday one of mine will snag a 1st place :)

12/1/2012 1:31:35 AM

  Oct. Contest Update!!

Hi Everyone,

As many of you noticed, there was a tech snag, in which a First Place winnere somehow appeared among the 2nd Place winners too. Our apologies - and it's now been corrected with Laura Swan's Falling Apart receiving a well-deserved gold.

Thanks,
Kerry

12/1/2012 2:53:51 PM

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  Thank you for the update, Kerry!

12/1/2012 2:55:16 PM

  You're welcome, Chris!

12/1/2012 3:40:14 PM

  Thanks, Kerry, and congrats to Laura!

12/1/2012 5:02:12 PM

  Good to know that update, thanks Kerry!

12/1/2012 6:07:09 PM

  Thanks Kerry. All's well that ends well ;)

UB.

12/1/2012 6:14:43 PM

  Great hearing from you, Peggy, Susan and Usman ... thanks for the comments!

Kerry

12/1/2012 10:20:53 PM

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  93 .  November EFP's
 
  Color
Color
Happy November
© Cheri McEachin
Canon EOS 7D Digit...
 
Sorry this is so late but living in NJ this week has not be a pleasure. Good luck to all this month....

11/5/2012 6:41:44 PM

  Sorry to hear that, Cheri. I hope you make it through ok!
11/1..Catch All..Twisties
11/2..Catch All..Trying To Storm
11/3..Catch All..Sunrise
11/4..T/P..Front Yard Rainbow

11/5/2012 7:04:48 PM

  Thanks for starting the thread Cheri. Sorry the storm has been so brutal to your area.

11/1...N&L Fall Falls (Resubmit)
11/2...N&L Falls Reflective Colors
11/3...N&L Fall Morning
11/4...C-A Scenic Doorway

11/5/2012 7:23:14 PM

  Keep safe and warm Cheri! We are all praying for the storm struck area!

LaLa Loopsy
11/1/2012
Category: People

The Three Amigos
11/3/2012
Category: Monthly Theme

11/5/2012 9:45:48 PM

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  The Train, The Train!
The Train, The Train!
 
 
No entries submitted 11/1 and 11/2.

Reflections on Vietnam
Entered: 11/3/2012
Category: Travel & Place

The Train, The Train!
Entered: 11/4/2012
Category: Catch-All

11/6/2012 3:11:34 AM

  Oh Cheri, I didn't know u were in NJ! My heart goes out to you. At least your Governor seems to care deeply and to be doing all he can. I'm thankful we were mostly spared here in southern MD. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. It will get better :/

11/1 Speed Racer - Animals
11/2 Grand Opening- Flowers
11/3 forgot to enter
11/4 Crowning Glory - Flowers

11/6/2012 4:35:57 AM

 
 
  Hillside Homes
Hillside Homes
Homes set in the mountainside in Catalina Island, CA
November 2012
 
 
Hi cheri - I'm from New Jersey also - Bergen County, thankfully my home fared really well but unfortunately some of my friends and neighbor's homes did not. Where in NJ are you from?



Hillside Homes
November 1, 2012 – Travel & Place




13474230
November 2, 2012 - Animals




Who Me?
November 4, 2012 – Animals


11/6/2012 6:06:25 AM

  Sorry - Last message had incorrect entry for Nov 2 should be:


Graceful curves – November 2, 2012 - Animals


11/6/2012 8:16:54 AM

  11/5..Landscape...Glorious
11/6..Catch All...Sunset Watcher

11/7/2012 9:51:57 AM

  Tagging

11/5 D&M

Beetle Bling #4

11/7/2012 10:18:11 AM

  A Single Beauty
11/5/12
Flowers

We Are Family
11/6/12
Monthly Theme

11/7/2012 10:26:23 AM

 

Flippers
November 5, 2012 – Catch All
Two Paddlers
November 6, 2012 – People


11/7/2012 10:34:22 AM

  11/5 - forgot to enter!
11/6 - Skipped (You Can't See Me-Animals, not the greatest pic but I put it up for fun!)

11/7/2012 11:38:36 AM

  11/5..T&P...Morning Colors
11/6..Landscape...Sunset In The Smokies

11/7/2012 1:49:30 PM

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Postal Museum
Entered: 11/5/2012
Category: Elements of Design

Shoes
Entered: 11/6/2012
Category: Catch-All

11/7/2012 2:52:21 PM

  Thanks Cheri for hosting the thread, even in troubled times, much appreciated.

Good luck to everybody in the November Contest.


Payay Pano
November 1, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscapes

Come UPstairs
November 2, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design

:)
November 3, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All

On the move
November 4, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

The Night Dancer
November 5, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People

Sipping Sorbet
November 6, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Details & Macro



11/7/2012 8:04:53 PM

  11/7..Landscape...Tennessee Stream

11/8/2012 2:17:05 PM

  11/7..T/P..Red Rimmed Pool

11/8/2012 3:04:11 PM

  Mutant Rose II
11/7/2012
Flowers

11/8/2012 9:24:24 PM

  Family
11/8/2012
Monthly Theme

11/9/2012 11:27:09 AM

  11/8..Catch All..Liquid Gold

11/9/2012 12:54:41 PM

  11/8...Landscape... Standing In The Light

11/9/2012 1:56:15 PM

 
 
  Me And The Missus
Me And The Missus
 
 
11/01 Homegrown
11/02 Peeking Out
11/04 Making A Get-Away
11/05 Skipped
11/06 Wired
11/07 Alex
11/08 Me and the Missus

11/9/2012 2:59:01 PM

  Finally home in NJ and catching up on things.


Boat Row
November 7, 2012 – Catch All
Looking Down at the Bay
November 8, 2012 – People


11/10/2012 1:27:48 PM

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  Pink and Yellow
Pink and Yellow
 
 
11/1 Details and Macro

11/2 Catch All
Peaceful

11/3 Catch All
Hummingbird Moth

11/4 Details and Macro
A Sweet Treat

11/5 Flowers
Coneflower

11/6 Animals
Wind Blown

11/7 Animals
Best Side

11/8 Animals
How Tall Am I?

11/10/2012 4:34:18 PM

  No entries for me on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Just waiting on them to catch up from Friday :)

11/12/2012 11:16:07 AM

  Rose in a Vase
11/9/2012
Digital Darkroom

11/12/2012 2:28:12 PM

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  Garden Path
Garden Path
 
 
11/9 Nature and Landscapes

11/12/2012 4:13:29 PM

  11/9 Snug - Flowers

11/12/2012 4:29:27 PM

  Darn my 11/9 Fall Stream didn't get an EP. I don't seem to do well when they take a break and start back up. Up against to many good images I guess.

11/12/2012 7:55:03 PM

  Don't despair, Jackie - they might not have finished the entries for 11/9. Only those who have been members quite a long time have reported those. I think they started the 9th but didn't finish. Sometimes when they do that, they pick back up where they left off (and sometimes I have to admit it seems as if they don't LOL). I don't have one for the 9th, either.

11/12/2012 8:14:16 PM

  What'd I tell ya?! We both got 'em :) Congrats.

11/12/2012 8:51:02 PM

 

To the Chandeliere
November 7, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design

H O P E
November 8, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All

Hey Mom, Hey Pops
November 9, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Purple Art
November 10, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom



11/12/2012 10:17:45 PM

  11/9..SKIPPED
11/10..Catch All...My Three Suns

11/13/2012 2:31:23 AM

  11/10 Little Flame - Flowers

11/13/2012 6:04:33 AM

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  Smooth Flow
Smooth Flow
 
 
11/10 Nature and Landscapes

11/13/2012 7:52:49 AM

  Sweet Pink
11/10/2012
Flowers

11/13/2012 9:16:49 AM

  11/11..Landscape...Drama

11/13/2012 11:42:16 AM

  11/11 Porch Pal - Animals

11/13/2012 12:44:25 PM

  11/12..Landscape..Say Goodnight

11/13/2012 3:04:37 PM

Lola M.
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  A Mouthful
A Mouthful
 
 
11/12 Animals

11/13/2012 4:31:49 PM

  Burst of Autumn
11/11/2012
Nature and Landscapes

Autumn Bright
11/12/2012
Nature and Landscape

11/13/2012 4:39:15 PM

  Thanks Nikki and congrats to you. :)

11/9 N&L...Fall Stream
11/10 N&L...Foggy Morning
11/12 Travel..Home In Cades Cove
11/13 Digital Darkroom...Ballet Trio

11/13/2012 4:53:27 PM

  Sorry 11/11 and 11/12.

11/13/2012 5:11:21 PM

  Oh, Good Grief... (my memory sieve is working full time - no posting until today.) 1st-no EFP 4th-no Entry

Nature & Landscapes:
November 02 – Long and Winding Road

Catch-All:
November 03 – Enjoying the Day

Digital Darkroom:
November 05 – Chugging Along

Elements of Design:
November 06 – Mexicali Wall

Animals:
November 07 – AlfrescoCatch-All:
November 08 – Country Church

Details & Macro:
November 09 – Ghostly Blue

Nature & Landscapes:
November 10 – Pepper Hill Run II

Nature & Landscapes:
November 11 – Watery Mirror

Catch-All:
November 12 – Into the Distant Past

11/13/2012 7:36:24 PM

  Oh, Good Grief... (my memory sieve is working full time - no posting until today.) 1st-no EFP 4th-no Entry

Nature & Landscapes:
November 02 – Long and Winding Road

Catch-All:
November 03 – Enjoying the Day

Digital Darkroom:
November 05 – Chugging Along

Elements of Design:
November 06 – Mexicali Wall

Animals:
November 07 – AlfrescoCatch-All:
November 08 – Country Church

Details & Macro:
November 09 – Ghostly Blue

Nature & Landscapes:
November 10 – Pepper Hill Run II

Nature & Landscapes:
November 11 – Watery Mirror

Catch-All:
November 12 – Into the Distant Past

11/13/2012 7:36:24 PM

  11/12 Huddle - Flowers

11/14/2012 9:21:04 AM

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  Jackie M. Sajewski - your November images are gorgeous!

11/14/2012 10:43:07 AM

  Pat thank you so much. I went to Cade's Cove Nd the Smokies and was so happy some of my shots captured what I truely saw.

11/14/2012 12:26:57 PM

  11/13..CatchAll..I Don't Know What To Call It But Pretty

11/14/2012 3:08:15 PM

  11/13...Nature & Landscape..Look Outside

11/14/2012 5:11:30 PM

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The Leftovers

November 3, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Detail


Grape Vine Glory

November 4, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design


Lehigh County PA Rex Covered Bridge

November 5, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Detail


Lehigh Gorge Rockport Access River HDR

November 6, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All


Ink Berry

November 8, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature


Niagara Whirlpool Jet Boat 1

November 9, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All


Fallen Leaf among the needles - Alone

November 10, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All


Harvest is near

November 11, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Detail


Lehigh Gorge Rockport Luke Falls

November 12, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature


Walnut Port PA Canal 4

November 13, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All





11/14/2012 7:15:35 PM

Ken Beatty
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  I think that got me caught up. I slipped behind because of Hurricane Sandy. We were without power for a wee and lost a few trees. I missed 11/1 and 11/2 and 11/7 did not get an EFP.

11/14/2012 7:19:13 PM

 

Source of LIFE
November 11, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All

My Turban & My Burro
November 12, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place

Désirs cachés
November 13, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom



11/14/2012 8:09:38 PM

  11/13 Back & Forth - Flowers

11/14/2012 8:12:18 PM

 
 
  What's for Lunch
What's for Lunch
November 2012
 
 


Water Flow
November 10, 2012 – Catch All
What’s for Lunch
November 11, 2012 – Catch All
Kayaking
November 12, 2012 – People


11/15/2012 4:24:28 AM

  11/14.. T/P.. I Love A Rainy Night

11/15/2012 12:46:10 PM

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  Refreshing
Refreshing
 
 
11/14 Animals

11/15/2012 3:18:02 PM

  11/14 Nature & Landscape....Lots Of Gold

11/15/2012 3:41:26 PM

  11/14 Preserving the Past - Catch All

11/15/2012 4:34:03 PM

 
 
  Circle Sculpture
Circle Sculpture
A sculpture on the lawn of our town's public library.
November 2012
 
 
Not sure why my 11/13 photo - soccer shoe was skipped - if any has any ideas it's much appreciated.

Circle Sculpture - November 14 - Catch All.

11/16/2012 9:04:01 AM

  Along the Fence
11/14/2012
Catch-All

11/16/2012 10:01:52 AM

  Along the Fence
11/14/2012
Catch-All

11/16/2012 10:02:03 AM

  Along the Fence
11/14/2012
Catch-All

11/16/2012 10:02:41 AM

  Sorry about the triple post! When I hit submit it said error so I kept submitting... :-)

11/16/2012 10:04:09 AM

  11/15..T/P.. The Foggy Foggy View

11/16/2012 10:15:39 AM

  11/15 Terracotta Medallion - EoD

11/16/2012 10:25:54 AM

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  My new laptop died a week ago, and I'm really miserable without access to Photoshop and Lightroom. No entries for me. I might have to break down and install everything on my son's laptop. In the meantime, I'm enjoying everyone else's work!

11/16/2012 11:02:54 AM

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  11/14 Walnutport view to the Blue Mountains (Hills)
Category: Nature & Landscapes
11/15 Wild Flowers in October
Category: Flowers
11/16 PA Covered Bridge Jordan Creek 1 RE1
Category: Catch-All

Wow they are really fast in turning these around...

11/16/2012 11:25:44 AM

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  Oops I entered a Photo I entered last month. That was the PA Covered Bridge also there was another I accidentally entered again that was from last month. This can get real confusing.

11/16/2012 11:31:57 AM

  11/15 Nature & Landscape....Captured

11/16/2012 12:13:31 PM

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  Puppy Heart
Puppy Heart
 
 
11/15 Animals

11/16/2012 1:01:39 PM

 
 
  steel magnolia
steel magnolia
taken in shreveport louisiana
 
 
im finally back

11/19/2012 6:49:52 AM

 

Cross Nut
November 14, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Details & Macro

Purple Dreams
November 15, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers

Summer of '69
November 16, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers

Tongue Twister
November 17, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Animals

A Road Well Travelled
November 18, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place



11/19/2012 8:59:22 PM

  11/16.. T/P..Reflected Clouds, Shiny Shore
11/17..Landscape.. More Of That Lovely Light
11/18..Landscape..Splended Skies, Designed In Heaven

11/20/2012 2:55:42 AM

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  11/17 Wehr Covered Bridge in Lehigh County PA RE1
Category: Catch-All
11/18 Light Illuminated Leave BW
Category: Catch-All

11/20/2012 4:59:36 AM

 
 
 
another

11/20/2012 5:08:18 AM

  11/16 America - Catch All
11/17 No entry
11/18 Seeing Red - Flowers

11/20/2012 6:12:40 AM

  11/16 N&L.....Layers
11/17 N&L.....Start Of A New Day
11/18 People......The Painter

11/20/2012 11:21:35 AM

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11/16 Animals

11/17 Nature and Landscapes
Silky Smooth

11/18 Nature and Landscapes
Cool Reflections

11/20/2012 6:07:36 PM

  11/19..Landscape..Reflections And Driftwood

11/21/2012 1:05:20 PM

  11/20..Catch All...Traces

11/21/2012 1:13:30 PM

  11/19 Bottom of the Barrel - Catch All
11/20 Point Less - Catch All

11/21/2012 1:20:34 PM

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  A Basketful
A Basketful
 
 
11/19 Animals

11/20 Animals
A Hawk

11/21/2012 1:21:36 PM

  Catch-All:
November 14 – Coolest Driveway Ever!

Nature & Landscapes:
November 15 – Earth and Sky

Travel & Place:
November 16 –Puffin’

Elements of Design:
November 17 – Undulating Fence Line

Nature & Landscapes:
November 18 – Farmer's Field at Daybreak

Catch-All:
November 19 – Left Behind

Have a blessed, safe, and Happy Thanksgiving, my Friends.

11/21/2012 2:44:59 PM

  11/19 N&L.....Bare Vines
11/20 Catch All......Finishing Time

11/21/2012 3:38:28 PM

 
 
  the builder
the builder
saw this little bird trying to get something to build a nest.
 
 
another pick

11/21/2012 3:45:01 PM

 
 
  elementary my dear watson
elementary my dear watson
seems like he is in deep thought
 
 
a

11/22/2012 6:11:02 AM

  Hope all US friends had a great Thanksgiving.


GOLD SEEKERS
November 19, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People

7: 21 Sharp
November 20, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom



11/22/2012 7:48:14 PM

 
 
  All That Glitters
All That Glitters
From a different kind of "shooting" this weekend. 9mm shell casings and rounds. F5.6, 1/200, 70-300mm VR lens @300mm, natural light.

Catch All: November 21, 2012

 
 
11/21 All that Glitters - Catch All
11/22 Sway - Flowers

11/23/2012 11:39:10 AM

  11/21..T/P..Stormy Night
11.22..Animals..Red Dog Sunset

11/23/2012 1:42:52 PM

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  Incoming
Incoming
 
 
11/21 Animals

11/23/2012 2:11:19 PM

  11/21 N&L...End Of The Grapes

11/23/2012 6:08:01 PM

 

Busy Eating
November 21, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Animals



11/25/2012 8:36:30 PM

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  Dome
Dome
 
 
11/22 Catch All

11/26/2012 9:24:25 AM

  11/23..T/P..Storm Tossed Beach
11/24..T/P..Sunset On The Edge
11/25..Catch All..Sparkly Shell Fragments

11/26/2012 10:19:30 AM

 
 
  Through the Years
Through the Years
My budding vintage camera collection: No.2 Brownie Model D, 1914-1917; No. 1A Pocket Kodak, 1926-1932; Kodak Vigilant Six 20, 1939-1949; Polaroid Highlander 80, 1954-1957. F11, 1/60, 18-55mm VR lens @22mm, flash. Albumen effects in PSP X2.

Catch All: November 25, 2012

 
 
wow, that was fast on these three!

11/23 DeLightFull - Flowers
11/24 Bell #8 - Elements of Design
11/25 Through the Years - Catch All

11/26/2012 10:41:31 AM

  11/21 N&L.....End Of The Grapes
11/22 DD.......Bringing Ballet To the City
11/23 DD.......Land Of Make Believe
11/24 no entry
11/25 N&L....Rock Stream In Tennessee

11/26/2012 11:57:46 AM

 
 
  young blue eyes
young blue eyes
this young man was playing ball and took a moment out for a quick photograph
 
 
people

11/26/2012 1:22:49 PM

  Well my flower girl series was a bust! Live and learn... :-(

Cousins
11/25/2012
Monthly Theme

11/26/2012 6:17:55 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
a star
a star
taken at a company picnic.. he just seemed to be so serious about everything.
 
 
people

11/27/2012 5:31:14 AM

  1/26.. Landscape..A Good Night

11/27/2012 8:56:53 AM

  arghh..forgot to enter for 26th! I was preoccupied waiting for Finalists! lol

11/27/2012 9:18:40 AM

Lola M.
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member since: 3/29/2005
 
 
  Just My Size
Just My Size
 
 
11/23 skipped

11/24 Animals
Squirrel

11/25 Nature and Landscapes
The End of the Day

11/26 Catch All
Just a Fly

11/27/2012 4:22:12 PM

 

The First Glimpse
November 22, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place

Porcelain Plumeria
November 23, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom

Lambs of Kaghan
November 24, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscapes

Reach for the Top
November 25, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design

Sunrise
November 26, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers



11/28/2012 1:51:39 AM

 
 
  Steel of the Night
Steel of the Night
A sculpture on the riverport inbetween shreveport and bossier city louisiana
 
 
DD

11/28/2012 5:39:02 AM

Vicki Gilbreath
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vicki-gilbreath-photography.com

member since: 6/9/2010
 
 
  A Convenient Minor
A Convenient Minor
 
 
11/26 - Catch All

11/28/2012 10:48:58 AM

  11/27 Vintage Kodak - Catch All
11/28 Covered Dish (B&W) - EoD

11/29/2012 10:49:48 AM

  Nature & Landscapes:
November 21 - Winter’s Beach

Nature & Landscapes:
November 22 – Each New Day

Nature & Landscapes:
November 24 – A Distant Light

Catch-All:
November 25 – Half Way into the Curve

Catch-All:
November 26 – Feathery Shadow Art

Catch-All:
November 27 – Leaving the Curve

none on the 20th and 23rd

11/29/2012 10:59:14 AM

  11/27..T/P.. A Sunrise In December
11/28..Landscape..Summertime

11/29/2012 11:25:42 AM

Lola M.
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member since: 3/29/2005
 
 
  Hosta
Hosta
 
 
11/27 Details and Macro

11/28 Animals
Sparrow

11/29/2012 11:33:40 AM

  Question: My last three autumn images, 26, 27, 28 were all passed over. I placed them in Nature and Landscapes, should I have put them all in Catch-All? I appreciate any feed back on this! :-)

11/29/2012 5:23:15 PM

  I think its good to capture a different pov to get some of the roof top in and look up but you might want to try different crops to see if that really adds to your image. I was really captured by the tree trunks and beautiful colors so the little bit of roof might not be needed. I think it should have done well in either category.

11/29/2012 5:43:27 PM

  Thank you so much for your insight Jackie! Looking at the compositions now with the roof tops included probably hindered the N & L category! Marcy made the same observation and I thank you both!

11/29/2012 7:14:33 PM

  Finalists just came out. Congratulations to all those who have received one and good luck in the next round.

11/29/2012 7:27:25 PM

  Finalists are out, CONGRATZ to all who snagged one or more and good luck in the next round!

UB.

11/29/2012 7:33:42 PM

  This is always the hardest darned thing to find.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=53851

Congratulations to all who received one or more Finalists.

11/29/2012 8:00:54 PM

 

Where fairies play
November 27, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscape

Daredevil
November 28, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People



11/29/2012 10:40:56 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
brothers
brothers
nothing like a big brother
 
 
MONTHLY THEME

11/30/2012 7:03:56 AM

  Congratulations to all the finalists and best of luck in the next round!

11/29 Over a Barrel - EoD

11/30/2012 10:09:22 AM

  11/29.. Landscape..The Broken Beauty

11/30/2012 10:33:47 AM

Lola M.
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  Posing
Posing
 
 
11/29 Animals

11/30/2012 11:13:21 AM

  Catch-All:
November 28 – WMSR # 734

The final two are both resubmissions...

Travel & Place:
November 29 – Under the Bridge

Hoping to get an EFPfor the last day on this one..

Digital Darkroom:
November 30 – A Tree at Christmas

11/30/2012 12:11:22 PM

  He's Not My Brother, He's My Uncle
11/29/2012
Monthly Theme: Family

12/1/2012 1:24:31 PM

Cheri McEachin
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/15/2006
  December thread for EFP's...I'm on the ball...:)

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=35884

Someone tell me how to freakin put this in a link instead of you copy and pasting...you would of think I would of learned this by now!

12/2/2012 6:24:09 AM

Pat Harry
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  I'm still waiting on my laptop to be replaced. I've entered a few iPhone pics (!), and finally broke down and installed Lightoom on my son's laptop. So no Photoshopping for me for the past three weeks. However, yesterday, I broke down and installed that as well. Just couldn't take it anymore.

Anyhow, the following are all either iPhone images, or images edited in Lightroom only.

Remembering a Family Friend
Entered: 11/8/2012
Category: Catch-All

Cranes
Entered: 11/9/2012
Category: Catch-All

Watch Out Below!
Entered: 11/21/2012
Category: Catch-All

Stump Grinding
Entered: 11/22/2012
Category: Catch-All

Long Ago
Entered: 11/25/2012
Category: Catch-All

Looking Up
Entered: 11/26/2012
Category: Elements of Design

It's a Wonderful Day!
Entered: 11/27/2012
Category: Catch-All

Remembering
Entered: 11/28/2012
Category: People

12/2/2012 9:52:33 AM

  My 11/30 was skipped. Anyone else? Not seeing any posted here.

12/3/2012 12:29:53 PM

  Mine also has no EP

12/3/2012 2:06:55 PM

  None on mine, either. Just asked in the December thread as I hadn't been in here in awhile.

12/3/2012 2:31:11 PM

  Me too! I didn't get an EP on my 11/30 submission.

12/3/2012 2:31:59 PM

  Sorry - this is all my fault. I saved time and listed my 11/30 entry here (with the disclaimer that it was only a "hopeful".) : >{{{

12/3/2012 2:40:15 PM

  You Michiganites! :-) I hope that one gets an EP for sure!

12/3/2012 3:35:57 PM

  Cheri - I would mess with how you list the link to the new question. All we have to do is take the new number and change the one above...

Just replace the 35872 in the above URL with the new ID of 35884 - and you're in to the new one.

12/3/2012 4:04:27 PM

  Got one on the 30th!! Please go and check again!

UB.

12/3/2012 8:23:01 PM

  My first month EVER to have gotten EPs on all 30 images submitted during the month.


Parents
November 29, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Seagull & the Cormorant
November 30, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Animals



12/3/2012 8:36:25 PM

Pat Harry
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 11/26/2006
 
 
  Waiting for Monday Morning
Waiting for Monday Morning
 
 
Waiting for Monday Morning
Entered: 11/30/2012
Category: Catch-All

12/4/2012 5:28:41 AM

  Usman, congratulations! I never get 30/31 in. It seems I always forget to enter a few days out of the month. With that said, 1 or 2 of those gets skipped. So kudos to you for 100%!

12/4/2012 5:32:15 AM

  Congratulations Usman, like Susan I usually skip a few days. checked again and I got one on the 30th.

12/4/2012 6:13:57 AM

  Thanks Susan and Patricia, it took me more than 4 years to achieve it!!!

UB.

12/4/2012 7:25:17 PM

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Jeff E Jensen
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  94 .  Winner's Circle Sept 2012 - Dec 2012
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Chairs and Columns
Chairs and Columns
© Jeff E Jensen
Miscellaneous Does...
 
Looks like finalists are out, so here's the new thread for the Phello Photographers club.

One for me for September.

10/28/2012 9:02:46 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
THE COLOR OF FALL
THE COLOR OF FALL
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~MERRILY...MERRILY...MERRILY...MERRILY....~
~MERRILY...MERRILY...MERRILY...MERRILY....~
or: "Life is But a Stream".
 
 
Here are my two for September. First time they have ever come on a Sunday night!

10/29/2012 6:28:00 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Companions II
Companions II
 
 
I got one too!

10/29/2012 11:06:04 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Don't Bother ME
Don't Bother ME
 
 
Started to enter a few in the contest again and got one for Sept.

10/29/2012 12:05:40 PM

  That's my favorite.

10/29/2012 3:43:30 PM

  Both great shots! Good Luck!

10/29/2012 3:50:17 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Doh! I forgot to check here first, before entering my contest image today... Should I still upload my Finalists, if none made gold for Sept?

10/31/2012 9:21:50 AM

  Sure, Chris.

10/31/2012 9:26:29 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Road to Stykkishólmur
Road to Stykkishólmur
Shortly after fixing a surprise flat tire, we were back on the road to catch our car ferry out of Stykkishólmur to the Westfjords.
I loved how the roads in Iceland wind off and shrink into the distance, yet stay visible in the vast landscape.
9/12 Finalist - N&L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Morning Light
Morning Light
Sunlight pours through slender clear windows in the apse of the austerely elegant, gothic-influenced Hallgrímskirkja of Reykjavik. Iceland's largest
church took 38 years to complete, in 1986. It dominates the city skyline, featuring an observation deck way up in the single front bell tower.
9/12 Finalist - T&P
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
South Iceland
South Iceland
The landscape (and the weather) is so variable in Iceland. Beautiful meadows abruptly meet serious slopes and rocky mountains at every turn.
Three tiny bright specks about halfway up the slope right of center are sheep; we continually saw them even higher up these hills and mountainsides.
Icelandic sheep are often found grazing in little clusters of three; typically two newborns and the mother.
9/12 Finalist - T&P
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Sitting Pretty
Sitting Pretty
We had hoped to see our first puffin at Látrabjarg on day 4 of the trip; instead, it was not until day 8, near Vik, visiting cliffs at Dyrhólaey.
There, hundreds of puffins dotted the cliffs, and you could easily get within 10 feet of some of them. They're quite charming to watch!
The weather was the worst we had (chilly, windy, rainy all day) and watching the puffins fly into and land in the strong winds was somewhat comical.
9/12 Finalist - Animals
 
 
Alright... gonna give this a try. My 4 September Finalists, from my Iceland trip!

11/2/2012 5:07:27 AM

 
 
 
Yay! Congratulations, everyone :)

11/3/2012 7:46:56 PM

Aimee c. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/13/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Beside Myself
Beside Myself
Self portraits with digital double exposure.
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Mr. Frog
Mr. Frog
 
 
I got two, but was very disappointed my roller coaster one didn't make it.

11/5/2012 7:48:19 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
standing taller
standing taller
 
 
looks like some pretty cool finalist congratulation to all of you. I was really busy last month and only entered a few images, but I just love this green bandit and decided to enter him again standing a little taller. and to my surprise he made it to the finalist list.

11/5/2012 9:43:19 AM

  Congrats, everyone! Some fantastic work.

11/5/2012 7:55:37 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
  Congratulations to the Oct. Finalists, just announced tonight!

11/29/2012 8:00:46 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Milky Way
Milky Way
30 Sec - f/2.8 - ISO 3200 - 14mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Orb Weaver
Orb Weaver

1/80 Sec - f/4 - ISO 640 - 50mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 50mm f/1.8
 
 
Congrats, everyone! Two for me for the month!

11/29/2012 9:37:17 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Natural Steam
Natural Steam
Geysers and hot springs steam in the cool mourning air near Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.

1/1000 f8 ISO 200

 
 
One for the month.

11/29/2012 10:44:20 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Ghosts of Bikes Past
Ghosts of Bikes Past
I don't know if this was someone's backyard, or an adjacent vacant lot, in Reykjavik. The colorful graffiti and collection of bike tires caught my eye.
10/12 Finalist - Catchall
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Down & Around
Down & Around
We saw this beautiful set of falls from the road in south Iceland; entirely at ground level and below, falling about 8 or 10 feet over several cascades.
Definitely a fun place for a Variable ND filter; I ended up with a 2.5 second exposure here.
10/12 Finalist - N&L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Brooklyn Brick & Block
Brooklyn Brick & Block
The remains of the old, Civil War-era tobacco warehouse just below the massive Brooklyn Bridge.
A recent controversial deal will allow a theater to be built within the walls of this historic building shell.
I liked the pairing of round arches in the wall, with the famous gothic arches of the bridge beyond.
10/12 Finalist - T&P
 
 
Managed 3 this time; alas, the photo of my niece sipping from a straw didn't make it this time...

11/30/2012 3:29:26 AM

  congratulation to all of you. all are great shots. way to busy last month to enter more than a couple.

Chris your water fall one is really awesome! Mike I am not surprise on this one. Jeff your spider is just plain creepy but an awesome capture for sure

11/30/2012 5:31:12 AM

  congratulation to all of you. all are great shots. way to busy last month to enter more than a couple.

Chris your water fall one is really awesome! Mike I am not surprise on this one. Jeff your spider is just plain creepy but an awesome capture for sure

11/30/2012 5:31:13 AM

  Wow, some excellent work, Mike and Chris!

I love the bridge and block image, Chris!

11/30/2012 5:50:22 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
 Fall Aspen Leaves
Fall Aspen Leaves
Canon EOS 7d, Canon 100mm 2.8IS,Macro lens, f/16, ISO 400, 1/100, -0.7 step
 
 
Conagratulations to everyone! I got one.

11/30/2012 6:31:27 PM

 
 
 
Congratulations to all with Finalists. Just this one for October. Never expected this one would've been "picked""

12/2/2012 6:50:00 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~MY LAST DAY AS A PUMPKIN~
~MY LAST DAY AS A PUMPKIN~
 
 
Why didn't this show up? Oh we'll..will try again

12/2/2012 12:34:35 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Gold and Green
Gold and Green
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Up
Up

1/160 Sec - f/11 - ISO 320 - 29mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 17-40 f/4L

 
 
Two for me for November!

12/27/2012 9:34:32 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Snacking Descent
Snacking Descent
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Precious
Precious
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Hangin' Out With Dad
Hangin' Out With Dad
 
 
Two from October, both of which were from a surprise 75th birthday I shot, and one for November.

12/28/2012 12:13:33 AM

  Congrats!!!

12/28/2012 5:52:11 AM

  these are great, congratulations. tony love the one "hanging out with dad"

12/28/2012 6:40:17 AM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 11/9/2007
 
 
 
One for November! Which is a miracle, bec. I didn't post many!

12/28/2012 7:54:41 PM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
phosterimages.com

member since: 11/9/2007
 
 
 
One for November! Which is a miracle, bec. I didn't post many!

12/28/2012 7:55:56 PM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
phosterimages.com

member since: 11/9/2007
 
 
 
One for November! Which is a miracle, bec. I didn't post many!

12/28/2012 7:56:38 PM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 11/9/2007
  One for November! Which is a miracle, bec. I didn't post many! Of course, I can't remember how to post here :( Help!?

12/28/2012 7:57:18 PM

  Looks to me like you are doing just fine. . . .

12/28/2012 8:21:11 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Cascade
Cascade
From a beautiful jumble of low waterfalls and cascades just a few yards off the main road in southern Iceland.
11/12 2nd Place - N&L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Skógafoss
Skógafoss
The powerful and massive waterfall in southern Iceland. Two clusters of 3 sheep are visible; one grazing above the falls, another to the far left.
11/12 Finalist - N&L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Street Lines
Street Lines
Attending a baseball game, I went searching for photo ops. I found a balcony that opened onto the street below, and liked the graphic feel of the scene.
11/12 Finalist - EOD
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Four
Four
Four windows in a metal-clad office building in downtown Reykjavik.
11/12 Finalist - EOD
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Park Bench
Park Bench
A bench wrapped around the base of a park statue in Reykjavik; I liked the lines of the wood slats, particularly
where they met diagonally at the corner, combined with the joints of the pavers on the ground below.
The round screw heads created another set of lines, and the faded blue graffiti and traces of old red paint
added a bit of color to the browns;
I stood on the bench aiming straight down, balancing carefully to get my feet out of the shot ;)
11/12 Finalist - EOD
 
 
Woohoo! I snagged 5 this month---my 2nd-best showing ever!

12/29/2012 3:45:36 AM

  Congratulations to everyone!!

12/29/2012 4:47:53 AM

  deb just use the respond and enter your photo number on the right in the box. you can only do that if you have not enter the contest for the day. ( the box will not show if you have)

12/29/2012 8:04:20 AM

  Chris, those are all fantastic!

Congrats to everyone!

12/29/2012 8:13:11 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~THE LIGHT FANTASTIC~
~THE LIGHT FANTASTIC~
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~FORM AND FUNCTION~
~FORM AND FUNCTION~
 
 
Would have posted yesterday but had already entered something for the day. I guess I should submit at night but by then I forget... Here are my two. Congratulations to all Phinalists!

12/29/2012 9:25:28 AM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 11/9/2007
  Right Rita! I remember that now! Already entered today, so will post tomorrow! Sorry about the multiple posts yesterday :( Whoops!

Congrats to everyone!

12/29/2012 11:46:17 AM

Debbra L. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 11/9/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Sibling Secrets
Sibling Secrets
What a cute brother and sister :) These guys were great to work with! Taken outdoors in natural light.
 
 
OK, trying this again :)

12/30/2012 3:47:39 PM

  deb and debbie way to Go....congratulation

12/30/2012 9:23:14 PM

  Congrats to Chris.and Tony,

12/31/2012 6:48:11 PM

 
 
 
Two for me for December. . . .

1/23/2013 6:17:50 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Navy Bean
Navy Bean

60 Sec - f/22 - ISO 100 - 24mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon ef 24-105mm f/4.0L IS

 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Shattered
Shattered

10 Sec - f/9 - ISO 800 - 148mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon ef 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
 
 
one more try. . .

1/23/2013 6:45:13 PM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Stonecarver
Stonecarver
One of the most charming gargoyles at Washington National Cathedral; a depiction of the cathedral's beloved
past Master Mason, Roger Morigi. His staff of carvers created this gargoyle as a tribute, reportedly carving
it in secret, and not revealing it to Morigi until installation. Maybe with good cause, as they chose to
immortalize some of his worst character flaws, tongue-in-cheek. Here, Morigi pulls his hat down in anger
(a famous temper!) to release a nuclear mushroom cloud, while devil's horns poke through the hat as well. He
clutches a chisel, with more carving tools in his pocket. A pointed tail grows from his backside.
One foot wears a shoe with a hole in the sole; the other foot is shown as a hoof.
Not seen here, on the far side, a mallet, and a whiskey flask and stiletto in the other pocket.
He sports a 5 o'clock shadow, and is wearing a favorite golf club sweater.
12/12 Finalist - D&M
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Patreksfjörður Evening
Patreksfjörður Evening
Later in the evening (the sun didn't set until after 9:30pm) on the drive to our first hotel in the Westfjords of Iceland.
The sweeping lines of the clouds gave an excuse to stop for a bit - at times the main road (at the right) felt like the edge of a cliff!
12/12 Finalist - N&L
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
The Garðar
The Garðar
The (deliberately) beached ship Garðar, in the Westfjords of Iceland. The name suggests "stronghold" in Old Norse.
The ship sits at the base of the Patreksfjörður; we came across it late in the afternoon on a sunny drive to Breiðavík.
12/12 Finalist - T&P
 
 
Three for me this time around; congratulations to the Dec. Finalists, and good luck in the next round!

1/24/2013 3:50:27 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~FASCINATION~
~FASCINATION~
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~POINSETTIA~
~POINSETTIA~
 
 
Two popped up for me this month and one (Fascination) was a re-do off an older EP.

Jeff and Chris - Good luck with round 2. Jeff, I knew the first time I saw the shattered ball that you had a winner! And Chris...I love the description on the gargoyle as I had taken a shot of him at the Cathedral but knew nothing about him. Yours is well worthly of BP but mine were just so-so.Nothing to write home about.

1/24/2013 7:03:43 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Frosty cardinal
Frosty cardinal
dec animals
 
 
congratulations to all the finalists some pretty awesome shots I have one!

1/24/2013 8:05:46 AM

Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
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member since: 10/3/2005
  Thanks so much, Debbie! I love the summer months there because late in the day, the sun peeks barely around the corner of the building, to hit this gargoyle on the north side of the building, which is the rest of the year, never in direct sun.

And congratulations to you, and Jeff & Rita! Terrific images, all of them!

1/24/2013 10:48:55 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Snow Magic
Snow Magic
Canon EOS 7d, Canon 100mm 2.8IS Macro Lens,36mm extension tube, 1/60, f/16, ISO 100
 
 
I had one for the month also. Congratulations to everyone! You all have some great shots and hope you all will advance on!

1/24/2013 11:03:16 AM

  Congrats everyone!!!

1/27/2013 5:05:37 PM

  Congrats on the gold, Rita!

1/27/2013 6:35:42 PM

  thanks jeff I didn't even know until now was just checking me emails been busy the last couple of days yeppppy!

1/27/2013 7:45:01 PM

  Rita and Jeff -- Congrats on The Gold!

1/27/2013 8:52:24 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Yellowstone Buffalo
Yellowstone Buffalo
1/800 f5.6 ISO 200 400mm
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Light Um
Light Um
F 15 Eagle flown by the Oregon Air National Guard at the Reno Air Races 2012.

1/1250 f6.3 400mm ISO 160

 
 
Catching up. Two from Nov. I did not get any entered in Dec.

1/27/2013 9:19:15 PM

  Way to go guys! COngratulations!!!

1/28/2013 4:41:13 AM

Debbra L. Bailey
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Blue Eyed Boy in a Box
Blue Eyed Boy in a Box
One of two adorable twins from a recent shoot :) Taken indoors with natural and studio light.
 
 
Congratulations everyone! It has taken me a while to post, but I had one Finalist for December :)

1/31/2013 9:21:16 AM

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Michelle L. Frick
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  95 .  September '12 Countdown
aka Cocktails and Chocolate...
and what more perfect month to chow down on some choice chocolate with Halloween looming!

I missed the 15th - this month is really zooming past. Happy Fall Y'all to those of us in North America. Happy other seasons to anyone who's is different. I'm seeing all these gorgeous fall foliage pics from friends in the Northeast and Midwest. It's still in the 80s here in Texas. I'm looking forward to some fall colors on a family trip soon.

Helpful hints for attaching photos into Forum Threads:
1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)
2) If you have NOT YET entered the Contest today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your reply to this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the Photo ID# from your Member Center, come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the right. Skip the other fields on that screen.
3) If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest today before replying to this thread, you can't use the Photo ID method today. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before your new Contest entry!) or, upload a new copy of the particular 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.
4) If you're uploading a duplicate, maybe title it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later... This can help direct viewers to 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, 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---that way, if the duplicate is deleted later, the comment history isn't lost.

Good luck everyone!!!

10/16/2012 5:08:17 AM

 
 
 
I managed to rearrange my images this month so that all my entries from September are together - starting with "Illumination" and ending with "Pretty and Pink". I have not had much luck picking within our thread lately...but I'll go out on a limb and try...

10/16/2012 5:16:13 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Time is flying... I think fall runs faster? ;) This will be a VERY hard Countdown to choose a single fav, for me... (And hopefully, this time I'll remember, tomorrow, to post it here before my BP entry ;)

10/16/2012 5:51:24 AM

  Good grief, is it that time already?

I'm not going to jinx myself by picking one of mine, but if anyone wants to take a gander at my entries, they start on page two of my gallery with "Untitled" and end on page three with "Twins".

I have a feeling that results will be really early this month. . . .

10/16/2012 1:08:59 PM

  Also not picking a fave..mine are from page 3.."I Don't Want My Claws Cut" to page 6.."Sunbathing".

10/16/2012 1:23:18 PM

  Gotta check the box. I'll go ahead and pick the last one of the month "I Don't Want My Claws Cut" as the fave..they won't, but they better watch out, she didn't get the claws cut. LOL

10/16/2012 1:25:59 PM

  Jeff, My favorite is Window Light from your Sept. images.

10/16/2012 3:10:19 PM

  Carolyn, I am choosing Car Show Beauty. What a beauty it is too.

10/16/2012 3:14:46 PM

  Jeff..Gotta love that alien!

10/16/2012 3:17:40 PM

  I am choosing "Have Some Garlic" or "Step Inside My Beautiful Balloon" from my Sept. If anyone wants to choose for me since I am never right I have mine in groups by Month. Sept is I think the fourth category over.

Thanks

10/16/2012 3:19:54 PM

  I'm with ya on your balloon pick! Awesome!

10/16/2012 3:27:01 PM

 
 
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Homes on the Hill
Homes on the Hill
A typical mountain village in the Kaghan Valley in Northern Pakistan.

 
 
Thanks Shell for keeping up with the thread each month.

This one was an easy pick from my September entries.

Good luck to you all!!

UB.

10/17/2012 12:32:49 AM

  Ooops, meant to say ".. for keeping the thread up ..."

UB.

10/17/2012 12:34:16 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Mælifell & Bjarnarfoss
Mælifell & Bjarnarfoss
The view from the front door of Hótel Búðir on the Snæfellsnes peninsula; the conical mountain is Mælifell, while the slender waterfall is Bjarnarfoss.
The incoming tide creates the pool each day, amidst the moss-covered lava field surrounding the hotel.
 
 
I spent 10 days in Iceland in the 2nd half of August on my first-ever visit there, and it was the most spectacular trip I've ever taken! So September had 28 Iceland entries from me, making it very hard to choose just one. I'm choosing this one because I feel that landscape is not my first subject of choice usually, but I'm thrilled with how this one turned out.

10/17/2012 3:46:36 AM

  Wow that went fast! Thanks for hosting the thread Michelle! Love your Beastie! I haven't picked a fav but like many of you I have yet to guess correctly anyway! I'm just still hoping to break a record get two finalists in one month lol!

I look forward to seeing all of your picks and I should have some time tomorrow to make some myself :) My gallery runs from Beneath Me on Pg 1 to Centerfold on Pg 2.

10/17/2012 6:04:55 AM

  Wow! How is anybody gonna pick one of those beautiful florals? Ok, I'm picking Beneath Me and Peace.

10/17/2012 6:22:38 AM

 
 
 
Based upon PG101's favorites list, I think that my "Before the Storm" image has the best shot at going places.

10/17/2012 7:18:39 AM

  Michelle - Butterscotch
Jeff - Deep See Creature
Carolyn - It Was a Marvelous Morning
Jackie - Dreamy Evening Sail
Susan - Whirly Girl

Usman and Chris, love both your picks.

10/17/2012 7:20:39 AM

 
 
 
OK... the image technique didn't work, will try again.

If it doesn't work, it's on page the image is about 1/2-way down on page 1.

10/17/2012 7:21:57 AM

 
 
  Kalalau Valley
Kalalau Valley
Kalalau Valley, Kauai, as seen from the Pihea Trail in Koke'e State Park.

f/9, 1/160, -.33, ISO320, 28mm

** Nature & Landscapes **

 
 
My September entries start on page 5 with Our Star and end on page 2 with Zig Zag.

10/17/2012 7:22:40 AM

  For those of you who would like to take a peek at my gallery, my September entries run on page 2 from 'The Crown Jewel' and end on page 3 with 'Pigeon Hole'.

UB.

10/17/2012 7:24:36 AM

  Usman, I also love Fog Light.

10/17/2012 7:29:09 AM

  My gallery is in reverse chronological order (newest entries listed first).

September entries:
9/30 "Before the Storm" thru
9/01 "Dancing by the Light of the Moon"

TFL and best of luck to all!

10/17/2012 7:34:36 AM

 
 
 
I like one of my two mink photos for September, but there are a few others I like to.

My entries for the month are from "Locked on" through "White Faced Ibis" the vertical one.

Will come back at lunch and look at others and make my picks for them!

10/17/2012 7:56:06 AM

 
 
  Curious Wild Mink
Curious Wild Mink
Take two on this little guy - went back next day same time to see if this location was a habit but he was a no show. Good thing he cooperated the first and probably last time I saw him! What looks like an injured toe is not, I thought it was but its not in other (not so good images)of the same foot, must have been left over breakfast or something on the boardwalk that I did not notice.
 
 
I like one of my two mink photos for September, but there are a few others I like to.

My entries for the month are from "Locked on" through "White Faced Ibis" the vertical one.

Will come back at lunch and look at others and make my picks for them!

10/17/2012 7:56:44 AM

  Terry..Before the Storm
Usman..Looking Down...I love this!!!
Martha..Relaxation...It's perfect!!

10/17/2012 8:03:33 AM

  Leslie..I agree! Mink is wonderful!

10/17/2012 8:06:25 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  I don't expect anyone will want to navigate my Sept entries, but IF you do, they are more closely grouped than any other month I've done!
So it goes like this:
Start on page 1, with Misty Waters.
Continue down page 1 editors picks only.
At th end of page 1, Jump to page 7 and pick up after the "Travel and Vacation" banner...
Continue down page 7 to end with Road to Stykisholmur.
Phew!!

10/17/2012 10:13:08 AM

  Chris: Some of the ones I liked were "Mossy Foss" and "South Iceland".

10/17/2012 10:37:54 AM

Pat Harry
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  Well, I'm hoping for one from September, but I'm not even going to try to guess - I never get it right. July and August were dry months, since I hardly submitted anything. In September, I jumped back in, and I'm so glad. It feels good! :)

10/18/2012 4:24:26 AM

 
 
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Alone with the Sea
Alone with the Sea
I took this on a small "hidden" beach below a view area along Highway 1 in California. The sand there is coarse and very black.
Category: Digital Darkroom
 
 
It's taken me a few days to remember to post before I enter but I finally did. Not sure what to go with but I kind of like this one.

10/19/2012 6:24:51 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  That definitely one of MY favorites of YOUR entries, Nikki!

10/19/2012 6:29:51 AM

  Whew! Lots of great images for September! Here goes my crack at it :)

Michelle - Big Brown Eyes
Jeff - Details
Jackie - Balloons
Usman - Fog Light
Martha - Kalalau Valley
Terry - April Showers
Leslie - Curious Wild Mink
Chris - Mossy Foss

Great pick Nikki! And Pat you jumped back in at a great time with all the wonderful fall colors!

10/19/2012 8:33:30 AM

 
 
  Single Susan
Single Susan
Black-eyed Susan, outdoor light, F8, 1/500, 55mm.

Flowers: September 13, 2012

 
 
Here's my pick (guess) for September:

And thank you Carolyn, but yea, all the florals! lol I am trying to branch out into other subjects some more. This month out of 11 entries so far only 5 are floral! woohoo!

10/19/2012 8:35:54 AM

  So many great entries! Since sometimes the first instinct is the best, I viewed photos and my choice is the first one to jump out at me. So here are my picks:
Michelle - Watching - those eyes OMG
Jeff - Details
Carolyn - Chrysler Flood 2 - or any of the Chryslers - gorgeous
Susan - Mini Me
Christopher - Road to Stykisholmur
Ushman - Zebra Abstract - I like it the first time I viewed it too
Jackie - I had 2 - Lil Girl and Fall Stream.

Mine are in my September folder. Though looking back at them, I like them but not much is standing out to me. If I had to choose it would be Santa Monica Pier or Old Ford. Christopher you picked my finalist last month - anything stand out to you this month?

10/19/2012 8:16:45 PM

  Loved viewing so many beautiful images, here are my picks from your galleries:

Michelle F. ~~~ My Beautiful Beastie (purrrfect for the MT)
Calolyn F. ~~~ My Favorite Tree (Can't figure out why it did not garner an Ep, but I think this is worth another try specially in this months Monthly theme)
Jeff E. ~~~ Untitled (the one with the strong leading water line going towards the three people in the far - great use of wide-anle)
Jackie S. ~~~ Two Balloons (wonderful pov and great colors, I see a Gold in this one)
Susan M. ~~~ Orange You Happy? (Its a super duper floral capture, great color and presentataion)
Leslie J. ~~~ Rhino at Dusk (Beautiful capture and details)
Marcie B. ~~~ Speeding Along (Great pov, comp and color)
Martha R. ~~~ Pluneria (WOW, I mean WOW, this should be the top pick of the judges from among the flower entries, good luck)
Christopher B. ~~~ Mossy Foss (A lesson in water veiling and use of ND filters, a surefire Winner, IMHO)
Nikki M. ~~~ A Handle on it & Sunrise Sunset (both equally good in their own pretty ways)

UB.

10/21/2012 2:34:45 AM

  Oops, Terry I missed you. Know that its the same one that I picked from PG101,
Pont du Gard (for its elements of design and great reflections in the water).

UB.

10/21/2012 2:37:47 AM

  Here's my picks:

Michelle - Big Brown Eyes
Carolyn - I Heart This Car
Jackie - Have Some Garlic
Susan - Twister
Martha - Plumeria
Usman - Seasonal Circles
Terry - Pont Du Gard
Leslie - Protective Mama
Chris - Ice Bird
Marcy - Blue Stools


I think I got everyone. . . .

10/21/2012 11:20:59 AM

  Marcie..I missed you before..I like the pier shot best, too.
On the car, I think it would have been better if you shot from a lower position. I like to sit on the ground or even get down on my stomach (providing I'm not gonna get stepped on).

10/21/2012 12:20:48 PM

  Thanks Carolyn. Great advice. I love your car photos, Your my inspiration on those.

10/21/2012 12:44:23 PM

  Thanks Carolyn, Susan, Usman and Jeff for making picks from my gallery!

Picking up where I left off --

Terry - Pont du Gard
Leslie - Impala at Sunset
Christopher - Misty Waters
Marcy - Row of Shadows

10/22/2012 7:58:37 AM

 
 
 
I have two I really like.

We were on a wonderful trip to Poland and it was like stepping back in time.

One called Rooftops and the other the lock. Both are placed in Elements of Design.

10/22/2012 8:48:09 AM

Karen E. Michaels
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member since: 8/24/2004
 
 
 
Not sure I've ever been apart of this thread.
Here are my favorites:

10/22/2012 9:31:45 AM

Karen E. Michaels
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member since: 8/24/2004
  Now I understand why I have not done this before.....;-).
I'll stick to checking in.
Good luck to you all!

10/22/2012 9:33:53 AM

  Welcome Karen! Michelle's got great directions at the top of this thread for posting pics here :) Not sure which in your gallery are September entries but you've got some great images!

Marcy - I'm going with Circle High. Love the primary colors and comp. I got dizzy when I looked at it too long lol!

Kerby - great gallery as well! I like the Lock from your pics!

We have so many picks this month! We'll have to compare to see who got the most right in their list!

I hope the Finalists come out early again this month. I'm crossing my fingers for all of us!

10/22/2012 10:29:28 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Well, Susan, I think we're past "early" now... ;) Here's hoping they come out by Friday!

10/23/2012 5:13:15 AM

  I'm laughing because I realize I should have clarified "early" as in before next week! Like the 30th for Finalists and 31st (or later) for winners! This week would be great :)

10/23/2012 6:20:14 AM

Ken Beatty
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  Hope I'm not too late... Here's my votes.

Christopher - Skogafoss
Susan - Orange you Happy and Tequila Sunrise
Carolyn - Autumn Cooldown
Jeff - Gargoyle
Jackie - Have some Garlic
Usman - The last one standing
Martha - Plumeria
Terry - Lighthouse Glass
Leslie - Look Out Below!
Michelle - Watching

If you'd like to see my September Entries - Page 10 Home School Physics thru Page 12 Drenched Maple Leaf.

I was challenged in remembering what I entered for September but I think this is it. BTW - All of your photographic skills blow me away!

I didn't guess for Pat, Nikki, Marcy or Karen. Wasn't too sure which were their entries for this contest round.

Ken

10/24/2012 5:11:06 AM

  Thanks Ken. "Wet Fall" caught my eye for the light and dof, lovely scene and good luck!!

UB.

10/24/2012 9:39:01 AM

  Wet Fall is my pick also Ken. Your waterfalls are beautiful too! Good Luck!

10/24/2012 10:41:02 AM

  Wet Fall for me also..
Sorry no time to comment..I'm up to my neck in sunsets that need editing.

10/24/2012 11:12:09 AM

  Thanks for the picks, Usman. My current entries are always on the first page of my gallery. They are followed by Winners and Finalists. Then come the previous month's entries - the ones that are appropriate for this thread. Currently they start on p. 6 and spill over to p. 7. "Crescent Barn" was my entry for the 30th, "Young Raptor" for the 1st.

I think this activity is a relatively new addition to the thread and quite a nice one.

10/24/2012 11:23:52 AM

 
 
  Golden Glory
Golden Glory
This is a resubmitted photo with some work done in Photo Shop CS6. Selective focus with a large aperture for shallow DOF.

Flowers

 
 
This is one of my favorite resubmitts.

10/24/2012 11:42:58 AM

Ken Beatty
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  Pick for Nikki - Sunrise Sunset with tie on Cellist at Rest

10/24/2012 12:55:35 PM

Ken Beatty
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  Thanks Susan Carolyn and Usman for taking a look at my entries!

I always liked the Amish ladies in the Ocean at Assateague Island. "The Surf is Calling RE1" I could never get the sky looking right so I cropped it out.

10/24/2012 1:02:44 PM

  Wow I have been busy. Just now getting to looking through galleries...here are some of my picks - hope to get to more before they finish!

Michelle - Truse
Jeff - Alien
Carolyn - Autumn Cooldown
Jackie - Lil Girl or Garlic
Susan - Fall Pleasures
Martha - Our Star
Useman - Pigeon Hole or Fog Light


More to come soon - hopefully!

10/24/2012 4:44:47 PM

  Shell (Michelle) - Illumination (I know I've picked this before, but I just can't give up on it)
Chris - Icelandic Gothic, Mossy Foss - can't remember what I picked at 101 - too many that I like . . .
Jeff - The Ladies (great light!)
Carolyn - It Was a Marvelous Morning (may have picked something else a week ago - too many beautiful sunsets and sunrises!!)
Jackie - Garlic (unusual still life with nice interest); Step inside my Beautiful Balloon is gorgeous, too
Susan - Orange You Happy

Better submit before I lose - I'll try to get back later.


10/24/2012 5:08:56 PM

  Finally had a chance to go through a few more galleries before my lights flickered off and I lost my place. So my apologies if I missed anyone.

Martha - Hidden Waterfall and Plumeria
Terry - Lighthouse Glass
Leslie - Demoiselle Crane - love the curves and red eye
Kerby - I agree with you on Lock
Nikki - On the Rocks (btw Nova Scotia is one of my favorite places.)

Good luck to everyone. Hopefully we will hear soon.

10/24/2012 9:25:20 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Methinks it won't be today... so now I'm shifting my hopes to Monday (always the most popular day of the week to announce Finalists...)

10/26/2012 5:17:28 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Having some time to explore, at last. Figured I'd FINALLY get a look at Sept. entries you all shared!
5 of you now, and hopefully the other 5 later today (for the 10 who provided directions to view their Sept. Hope I'm not missing anyone when I went through this thread!)
And given my tardiness on this task, I opted to choose two favorites each -- it was actually too hard to pick just 1, so here's hoping multiple Finalists for all! :)

Jeff: US Capitol Building. Alien. Trying really hard to avoid my bias for the cathedral :)

Carolyn: Sunset on Steriods. '33 Chrysler in Black. That car is quite a photo subject, and of course, you have access to some of the most stunning sunsets around!

Jackie: Lil Girl Candid. Step Inside My Beautiful Balloon. The portrait is winsome, and the balloon festival must have been amazing!

Susan: Beneath Me. Inviting. Wow, your floral close-ups are fantastic. Would LOVE to get any tips on lighting, etc.---as winter approaches, I become a hibernator, and trying some florals inside might be nice!

Martha: Awake. Tropical Morning. I guess morning in Hawaii would appeal to me, it seems! Beautiful!

10/26/2012 6:21:03 AM

  I just noticed that my name spellings were mis-spelled a couple of times in this thread. Please note that it is *Usman* and not "Ushman" or "Useman".

Thanks Leslie for picking two, one of them (Fog Light) is a strong favorite of many, fingers crossed we'll probably know by Monday.

Anybody hungry yet?

UB.

10/26/2012 8:13:35 AM

  Sorry Usman - I noticed my typo after I submitted and then of course it is too late to correct.

I've eaten almost all my chocolate, need to buy more. And the keys on my keyboard are definitely seeing wear!

10/26/2012 8:32:02 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Round Two:

Usman: 9th Door Missing. Seasonal Circles. Love that flower!

Terry: April Showers. Fleur-di-lis. Great sky replacement.

Leslie: Eye of Zebra. W.F.I. in Flooded Rice Field. Must have been a spectacular trip, judging from your images!

Marcy: Row of Shadows. Is My Cheeseburger Ready? Love these 2 b/w images; the Shadows one particularly!

Ken: Wet Fall. Winter 2010 Ice 1. Similar choices for me, perhaps--I love the sparkle & DOF in each.

Good luck to all! If I missed anyone who posted directions to their Sept., let me know!

10/26/2012 10:18:55 AM

  Thanks Christopher - I like those two images alot also. You picked my finalist selection last month - let's see if you do it again this month :)

10/26/2012 10:29:09 AM

  I'm kind of glad the finalists haven't been announced yet, since it gave me a chance to review a few more galleries:

Ken - Wet Fall (seems to be a heavy favorite!)
Nikki - Sunrise, Sunset

Good luck everyone! Maybe Monday...

10/27/2012 4:32:56 PM

 
 
 
Good Luck everyone!!! I was kind of surprised that the finalist were not already out. I have only two entries this month but there is no way I will get gold two months in a row. Most of the time when I get a gold I don't get another for years........LOL. Personally I am hunkering down and awaiting the arrive of Hurricane Sandy so I may not even have power when the finalist come out.

10/28/2012 6:57:31 AM

 
 
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Porcelain Doll
Porcelain Doll
Mini-Model: Hannah
 
 
Good Luck everyone!!! I was kind of surprised that the finalist were not already out. I have only two entries this month but there is no way I will get gold two months in a row. Most of the time when I get a gold I don't get another for years........LOL. Personally I am hunkering down and awaiting the arrive of Hurricane Sandy so I may not even have power when the finalist come out.

10/28/2012 6:57:49 AM

  A few more picks -
Carolyn - A Look Inside
Nikki - Children's Cascade or Sunrise Sunset

Chris, thanks so much for the awesome compliment on my floral close-ups. As for lighting, I always try to go natural first. Lately I've photographed a lot of florals out on my front deck. I just take backgrounds out there or use the woods or lawn as a backdrop. I can usually find an indirect sun (unless it's overcast) spot vs. using a diffuser. I'll use bounce and fill flash to eliminate shadows if I don't want them. My second choice has always been natural light from a window. Preferably softer early morning light and same with the flash (if needed). A reflector opposite the light is great in this set-up. The last studio lighting type shots I did were using just one light (like a hardware store can light (diffused) at 45 degree angle, a reflector opposite and I bounced flash from the wall above. I'm sure I'll use option 2 or 3 vs. freezing my butt off outside this winter! I can't wait to see your florals!

And I want to ask you about your EoD and architectural shots: how do you manage to get these with no people in the shots? In DC, no less. I live only an hour south of DC and while I don't go into the city on any regular basis, I would like to go for a photo shoot sometime. And also, do you use flash indoors?

Am also hunkering down for Sandy and not looking forward to a power outage...again! At least I have 3G on my crackberry and lots of images loaded and ready to submit (part of my emergency planning!! lol)! Be safe, everyone!

10/28/2012 12:43:07 PM

  Susan - I like your emergency plan for Sandy! Don't forget the water. I'm fortunate, I think, to be on assignment in Los Angeles. But I'm worried about my friends, my cat and my house in New Jersey. I'm glued to TWC with big prayers for all. Be safe to everyone on the east coast.

10/28/2012 1:36:01 PM

  You skipped me Chris - wink, wink! ;-)

STAY SAFE everyone!! Charge those batteries, hunker down and please all check in when you can.

Jeff: I love "The Ladies" -(sounded funny in my head to type that).

Carolyn: Toss Up between "Reflections and Driftwood" and "When the Body Gives Up"

Susan: So many beautiful florals...I'm going to pick, "Orange You Happy"

Terry: "Time is on our Side"

Jackie: "Two Balloons"

UB: There are always so many to love in your gallery - I'm really drawn to "Pigeon Hole"

Chris: "Mossy Foss" because it's so tranquil and beautiful or "Table and Chair" because as always I'm amazed at how you are able to make geometry into such beauty (and here out of such simple objects).

Martha: "Afterglow"

more to come...

10/28/2012 2:47:37 PM

  Marcy: "Italian Fire Escape"

Kerby: "The Lock"

Ken: "Wet Fall"

Nikki: "Sunrise, Sunset"
and, by the way, thank you for your belief in my "Illumination" - I haven't given up yet.

Leslie: I LOVE "Eye of Zebra"

Melissa: I'm not sure which your Sept entries are, but I always love your work.

Tammy: "Porcelain Doll" is gorgeous!

Good luck everyone!!! Stay safe, stay warm and eat something yummy! I've got my Sonic Coke and an apple. I'll take some chocolate now please.

10/28/2012 3:20:25 PM

  Trying to stay away from sweets! I think I will go out tonight to photograph the Sandhill Crane Fly In - should keep me distracted for a while editing photos...

10/28/2012 3:26:21 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Doh! Right you are Michelle; my apologies!
I gotta go with Beastie Butterscotch... that's such a wonderful, warm image, and humorous as well. And then it must be all about the animals, cuz I love "Did Someone Say Cookie" too!

10/28/2012 3:33:12 PM

  Thank you Chris! I was feeling a bit bereft. :-)

10/28/2012 3:37:38 PM

  Oh Marcy, make sure someone checks on ur house and ur kitteh! As for water we had 4 cases left over from the derecho (sp?) That went thru in July. Half of those are in my freezer along with prob a dozen gallon milk jugs repurposed with water and frozen. Keeps the freezer cool and gives us water :)

I sure hope they announce early tomorrow before Sandy takes a left turn into my backyard.

10/28/2012 5:13:16 PM

  Thanks Susan! I have a lady who watches my cat when I travel so she is looking in on things. Sounds like your very prepared. Hoping for the best.

I hope they announce early tomorrow too. Just because they are most likely in CA is no reason to not help out their friends in the east coast.

10/28/2012 5:22:09 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Chairs and Columns
Chairs and Columns
 
 
And they're out!

One for me. Not one I would have guessed, but I'll take it.

Congrats to all the finalists!

10/28/2012 9:08:51 PM

  One for me, too...Same as Jeff. Not the one I'd have picked...
I'm off to Beavers Bend for a couple days. See ya when I get back. Luck to you all in the next round.

10/29/2012 2:43:15 AM

  I just got back from vacation last night and see the finalists this morning. Sorry I missed picking peoples finalists. I actually received two and they were the two I guessed, "Have Some Garlic" & "Step Inside My Beautiful Balloon" . Carolyn I thought your "Car Show Beauty" was a winner good luck in the next round.

10/29/2012 3:57:03 AM

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Winter of 2010 Ice 1
Winter of 2010 Ice 1
 
 
Congratulations to all of the finalist! I got one also for "Winter of 2010 Ice 1"
I think Christopher picked this.

10/29/2012 4:14:07 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Circle High
Circle High
September 2012
 
 
Congrats to all the finalists. There were some amazing photos selected. Good luck too all.
I received a pick for Circle High. Susan you picked this one as winner,

10/29/2012 5:33:04 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Rhino at Dusk
Rhino at Dusk
Taken at dusk when the light was reflecting off of the dust adding what I like to call "little fairies" into my image. Safari West, Santa Rosa, California.
 
 
Congrats everyone and good luck in next round. From now on I should just have Useman pick - this is the second month in a row. Rhino at Dusk. Also the other mink photo made it Mischievous Mink.

10/29/2012 6:09:57 AM

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  Congratulations to all the Finalists, and the "predictors" in this thread - Nikki, Usman, Tammy!
My prediction didn't make it (a personal fav!) but 4 of mine from Iceland did, so I'm very, very happy with that! Good luck in the winning round!

10/29/2012 6:10:29 AM

  Congratulations to all the Finalists! Setting new records - Finalists 4 months in a row and now finally - two in one month! Wooohooo! Martha's pick Whirly Girly and Autumn Fresh.

Hope to get to comments and pick list check b4 Sandy gets wicked :( good luck to everyone in the next round!

10/29/2012 6:31:59 AM

  Susan - Congrats on your record breaking picks! How awesome!

Christopher - Wow - 4 picks, way to go. Sounds like the trip to Iceland was not only fun but created awesome winning photos.

Good luck to both of you in the next round.

10/29/2012 7:36:10 AM

  Was on vacation in the last five days so wasn't around much.

Great going all and good luck in the next round.

Finally I picked right here in this thread, it had been a long time coming. Jeff and Chris picked one of my Finalists, got three this time and very happy with all three.

UB.

10/29/2012 11:01:18 AM

  Congrats to all marvelous the finalists!!

I got one for Papaya, and I'm glad I managed to pick at least one from the thread for Susan's wonderful Whirly Girl!

Good luck to all -- I'm sure we'll be seeing some of these in the next round.

10/29/2012 7:14:42 PM

  Winners are out! Congrats to all!
(I am honored to have a second in flowers.)

10/30/2012 1:26:58 PM

  Congratulations Peggy and all the other winners. :)

10/30/2012 1:35:25 PM

  Big CONGRATZ to all inspiring Winners. WTG!!!

UB.

10/30/2012 6:12:45 PM

  Congratulations to all the Winners! (Only 1 or 2 here in this thread?) All of the Finalists and Winners are a great inspiration! Thank you all for sharing :)

10/31/2012 10:36:01 AM

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Cheri McEachin
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  96 .  October EFP's
 
  Greatest look ever
Greatest look ever
© Cheri McEachin
Canon EOS 7D Digit...
 
Well folks, this might be my last thread. My membership finally runs out at the end of the month and I am unsure If I am going to renew it. I have been unemployed for the last year and half and on the fence of the expenditure.

Good luck to you all this month!

10/3/2012 1:18:04 PM

  Oh, Cheri - I'm so sorry to hear about your unemployment (went through that for way too long - now old enough for SS.) It's no fun.

So many of us will miss you - not just the thread that you nourish for us, but those beautiful images that greet us each time we hit the Link button.

10/3/2012 1:39:27 PM

  Digital Darkroom:
October 01 – Egret

Catch-All:
October 02 – Headed for Safety

10/3/2012 2:19:00 PM

  Oh, that's awful, Cheri. We would definitely miss you.
10/1..Animals..Ecstasy
10/2..MT.. Fish Oklahoma

10/3/2012 3:03:01 PM

  forgot to check the box!

10/3/2012 3:03:53 PM

 
 
 
Cheri, I would be sorry to see you go but I know how it is. I've also been unemployed for a little over a year and it's rough. I finally got brave enough to open a gallery at fineartamerica and to try and get some commercial return for my images. I'm just getting started and it's all about making connections and getting ur face everywhere :) I feel like I gotta do something in the meantime, ya know? I guess my first entry for the month is appropriate!

10/1 The Applicant - D and M

10/3/2012 3:23:18 PM

  Sorry for your situation! I hope things turn upward for you!

10/1 - People

10/3/2012 3:29:12 PM

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  New Meets Old
New Meets Old
 
 
10/1 Nature and Landscapes

10/3/2012 4:47:27 PM

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  Thank you everyone, especially to someone on here who is an Angel. I am blessed to have such great friends on here. This Angel took it upon themselves to renew my membership.

I was lost for words and still am..Thank you so much and I won't ever forget your kind words and your generous heart.

Looks like you all got me in your mailbox for another year...:)

Susan, all the best to you to love...maybe I should look into that also. I had the free trial awhile ago but nothing. Redbubble is pretty good for me sometimes. Let us know how it goes.

Once again, THANK YOU ANGEL! (you know who you are)

10/3/2012 6:11:39 PM

  THAT IS SO COOL! Yes, thank you ANGEL!!! Wouldn't be the same without you, Cheri!!! :0)

10/3/2012 6:42:57 PM

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  Thank you Cheri for all you do and thank you angel!

10/1 "In Loving Memory" DD
10/2 "Texas" DD

10/4/2012 4:28:59 AM

 
 
  Three at Drills
Three at Drills
4 year old soccer player dribbling their balls around the field - well kinda.
October 2012
 
 
Thanks Cheri! So glad you found your Angel. I'm new to this thread, but so appreciate that it's her. Thank you!

October 1 - Three at Drills - People

10/4/2012 5:25:55 AM

  Cheri, that is such great news and what a wonderful thing for someone to do! And thanks for your encouraging words. Never heard of Redbubble but I may check them out. Of course, there's a reason why they call it "starving artist" lol.

I think my 10/2 entry got skipped...

10/4/2012 6:09:23 AM

  Way cool Angel! We all need to remember to be angels when we can. What a great example.

10/4/2012 12:01:10 PM

  Well Cheri, you were meant to stay and stay you will, thanks to a special Angel! Thank you for always being here and helping to keep us connected at BP with EP's! :-)

A Bunch
10/1/2012
Flowers

10/4/2012 2:17:34 PM

  I think that's just super, Angel, whoever you are. I'd have given her a year off of the ones I have stored up, but I tried it once before and BP wouldn't let me do it.

10/4/2012 2:55:15 PM

  Thank you angel and thank you Cheri. So happy to see such fellowship and support.

10/01/12 Nature & Landscapes
Blue Hen Falls

10/4/2012 3:30:36 PM

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  Gotta tell you all I'm overwhelmed by the support here! So good to see this thread is full of wonderful caring people. 😘

10/4/2012 4:21:02 PM

  Yeah, my 9/2 entry just got an EP

It's Fall When
October 2, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme


10/4/2012 9:05:47 PM

  Oops - meant my 10/2 entry. Forgot we are now in October!

10/4/2012 9:08:19 PM

 

Spokes
October 3, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design



10/4/2012 9:52:54 PM

  Wet Berries
10/3/2012
Flowers

10/4/2012 9:57:47 PM

  Hope you situation changes for good, Cheri, and great to know that you will be hosting this thread for another year. And thank you whoever you are, the Angel.


Sleeping towards a Bleak Future EP resub.
October 1, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People

Lake Saif-ul-Muluk
October 2, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place

Colors of a season
October 3, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme



10/4/2012 10:50:41 PM

  10/3..MT..Up The Creek, No Paddle Needed

10/5/2012 2:55:51 AM

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10/1 Neffs Church foreground Cemetery
10/2 Poconos Water Falls 1
10/3 Niagara Falls with Blue Sky

Cheri - sorry to hear about your situation. I went to self-employed back in 2007 and seem to be better off for it. You are fortunate to have soooo.. much support here. I would think twice about giving up the connection. Connections = Networking = Contacts = Work.

10/5/2012 3:58:17 AM

  Catch-All:
October 03 – Big Yellows

10/5/2012 4:53:13 AM

  EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ Jeff E. Jensen comments on this thread,

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=35833

i.e., currently the third last comment of the thread.

ENJOY!!!

UB.

10/5/2012 5:01:01 AM

  10/2 Dahlia on White - Flowers

10/5/2012 5:05:48 AM

  10/2 Nature & Landscape
Early Fall

10/3 Nature & Landscape
Blue Hen Falls

10/5/2012 8:31:07 AM

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  Paradise
Paradise
 
 

Yum!
Entered: 10/1/2012
Category: Catch-All

Crossing the River
Entered: 10/2/2012
Category: Catch-All

Paradise
Entered: 10/3/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/5/2012 9:40:19 AM

  Just Thinking
10/4/12
People

10/5/2012 11:43:48 AM

 
 
  Side Eyed
Side Eyed
Another version of this flower! F9, 1/500, 18-55mm lens @55mm, outdoor light.

Flowers: October 4, 2012

 
 
10/3 no EP :(

10/4 Side Eyed - Flowers

10/5/2012 12:12:07 PM

  10/4..EOD.. Another Chrysler

10/5/2012 12:24:28 PM

  For my fellow past soccer moms - another trip down memory lane. These young boys were really way too cute!

Down the Field
October 4, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People



10/5/2012 12:34:18 PM

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  Early Bird Gets the Worm
Early Bird Gets the Worm
 
 
10/2 Animals

10/3 Details and Macro
Butterfly Food

10/4 Catch All
Watching Me

10/5/2012 5:35:58 PM

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  Bridge Over Cano Negro River
Bridge Over Cano Negro River
 
 
Bridge Over Cano Negro River
Entered: 10/4/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/5/2012 7:15:09 PM

  Digital Darkroom:
October 04 – Diner For Sale

I'll be in the PA Wilds and Cumberland, MD starting Sunday from the 7th-15th. If anyone will be in the area, I'd love to spend photo time. Hopefully, the WiFi in the mountains will be decent.

10/5/2012 7:35:42 PM

  I was just in Emmitsburg (north of Cumberland) yesterday Kathy for the Nation Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Red Helmet Ride. So many pics I wanted to take but kinda hard to stop when you are in a 100's of bikes police escorted ride! Will be going back for sure! Enjoy!

10/7/2012 5:26:26 AM

  10/5..Landscape..Lit From Above
10/6..DD..Just Before Sunrise
10/7..DD..Chrysler In Black

10/8/2012 2:50:57 PM

  Here you go again Carolyn, beating me to the EP's! :-)

Autumn Colors
10/6/12
Monthly Theme

Autumn Abstract
10/7/12
Monthly Theme

10/8/2012 2:59:16 PM

  Catch-All:
October 03 – Big Yellows

Digital Darkroom:
October 04 – Diner For Sale

Digital Darkroom:
October 05 – Windows

Digital Darkroom:
October 06 – Portland Co-Operative

Catch-All:
October 07 – The Audience

10/8/2012 3:14:15 PM

  10/5 Spice Girl - Flowers
6th and 7th - no entries

10/8/2012 3:39:38 PM

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Goodbye!
Entered: 10/5/2012
Category: Catch-All

The Library
Entered: 10/6/2012
Category: Elements of Design

The Reading Place
Entered: 10/7/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/8/2012 4:25:33 PM

 

Handle Gently EP resub.
October 4, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Details & Macro

Just Checkin' in
October 5, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Animals

Fall's Impressions
October 6, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom



10/9/2012 3:15:30 AM

  10/4/12 People
So Sweet

10/5/12 People
Sisters

10/6/12 no entry

10/7/12 Animals
Blue Heron

10/9/2012 4:09:47 AM

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10/5 Pennsylvania Foot Bridge Schnecksville - Elements of Design
10/6 Apple Blooms 1 - Flowers
10/7 Neffs Church Night Study 2 - Catch-All

10/9/2012 4:25:31 AM

 
 
 

Marching Pumkins Marshmallows
October 5, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme



Intensity
October 6, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People



10/9/2012 5:33:43 AM

 
 
  Reflective Pond
Reflective Pond
 
 
10/03 Reflective Pond-animals
10105 Building with Bronze-eod

10/9/2012 11:12:13 AM

  10/8..Catch All..Persimmon

10/9/2012 1:39:12 PM

  I seem to be a day behind everyone else. Just got EP on 10/7

Fallen Apples
Ocotber 7, 2012 ~ ~ Monthly Theme



10/9/2012 3:36:16 PM

  10/8 Admin Support - Details and Macro

10/9/2012 5:13:13 PM

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10/8 Neffs PA Fall 2011 1 - Catch-All

10/10/2012 5:24:35 AM

 
 
  Loving Mom
Loving Mom
October 2012
 
 
10/8 - Loving Mom - People

10/10/2012 5:45:06 AM

 
 
  Flying on a Bench at the beach
Flying on a Bench at the beach
ISO 200, aperture 7.1, shutter speed 1/250, focal length 28mm, manual mode, external speedlite on compulsory flash. Taken at dusk!
 
 
So happy an angel showed up for you! The world is full of angels but it's so nice to actually see one at work!
Cheri, I also use fineartamerica.com and for the price it's really worth it!

10/11/2012 7:45:18 AM

 
 
  Looking Up!
Looking Up!
ISO 400, f22, 1/200, FL 56mm, Manual mode, shot late afternoon.
 
 
Been away for a few days...have lots of photos to upload but here's another one that made it this month

10/11/2012 7:47:57 AM

  10/9..T/P..Foggy Fields
10/10..Catch All..The Blues In The Black

10/11/2012 5:37:27 PM

  10/8 Nature & Landscapes
Road Obstruction

10/9 Nature & Landscapes
Barn

10/10 Nature & Landscapes
Fall Landscape in Ohio

10/11/2012 7:43:10 PM

  Autumn on the Hood
10/8/2012
Monthly Theme

The Cathedral
10/10/2012
Digital Darkroom

10/11/2012 8:05:18 PM

  Catch-All:
October 08 – Watching Up Close

Animals:
October 09 – Breakfast

Monthly Theme:
October 10 – Hillside Meadow

10/12/2012 3:06:02 AM

 

Sunset Cruise No EP, I think it is the angle there!!
October 7, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place

AUTUMNAL EP resub.
October 8, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Being a friend
October 9, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People

BLOSSOMS
October 10, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers




10/12/2012 3:30:19 AM

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  Going Around in Circles
Going Around in Circles
 
 

Union Pacific
Entered: 10/8/2012
Category: Catch-All


Going Around in Circles
Entered: 10/9/2012
Category: Catch-All


Wavy Reflections
Entered: 10/10/2012
Category: Elements of Design

10/12/2012 4:03:29 AM

 
 
  Green Glass & Stemware
Green Glass & Stemware
This photo isn't of anything in particular and more of an abstract of shapes and colors. I was fascinated with the shapes and colors of the glass stones and the way they fall out of the martini glasses. This was taken in the evening with the flash as the main source of light.ISO 100 f/11 1/60 40mm
October 2012
 
 

Green Glass & Stemware
October 9, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design



Colorful Swirls
October 10, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch All


10/12/2012 5:44:56 AM

 
 
  Wash Day
Wash Day
Some type of old washing device, circa unknown. F22, 1/60, 50mm prime lens, outdoor light. Converted to B&W.

Catch All: October 9, 2012

 
 
10/9 Wash Day - Catch All
10/10 Yesterday's Ride - Catch All

10/12/2012 10:03:47 AM

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  Lovely
Lovely
 
 
10/5 Nature and Landscapes

10/6 Nature and Landscapes
Fall Retreat

10/7 Details and Macro
Skipper

10/8 Catch All
Close Up

10/9 Animals
Grazing

10/10 Catch All
A Work of Art

10/12/2012 12:10:44 PM

  10/11.. Macro..Looking Into Autumn

10/15/2012 10:21:16 AM

  10/12..MT.. Reflections

10/15/2012 12:49:05 PM

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  Coneflower
Coneflower
 
 
10/11 Flowers

10/15/2012 1:01:34 PM

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  !0-1 through 10-12
2 days no submits.
Sorry about the cryptic info.
been on vacation. Trying to catch up.

10/15/2012 1:21:04 PM

  10/11 no entry
10/12 A Little Blue - Monthly Theme

10/15/2012 1:39:49 PM

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10/11 Stump Weeds DOF 1 - Details and Macro

10/15/2012 2:42:42 PM

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10/12 Monthly Theme

10/15/2012 4:28:42 PM

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  Do you think we look silly? Of course not!
Do you think we look silly? Of course not!
 
 
Do you think we look silly? Of course not!
Entered: 10/11/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/15/2012 4:33:05 PM

  10/11 Catch-All
The Shed

10/15/2012 5:19:07 PM

  I got a pass on my 10/11 photo which was strange because it was a B/W version of a color photo that did get an EP - Loving Mom

River of Glass Beads
October 12, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch All

10/15/2012 5:56:14 PM

  10/13..EOD..Closeup

10/15/2012 6:05:41 PM

  10/12 Nature & Landscapes
Looking Up

10/15/2012 7:02:52 PM

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  10/13 "Montezuma's Castle" T/P

10/15/2012 7:32:02 PM

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  Feet
Feet
 
 
Topsy Turvy
Entered: 10/12/2012
Category: Catch-All

Feet
Entered: 10/13/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/16/2012 5:21:11 AM

Ken Beatty
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  Marcy - I get passes on stuff like this also. If there is a lot of Mist or Fog or intentional blurring... I get passes.

10/16/2012 7:21:39 AM

  Thanks Ken. This was actually the same exact photo just converted to B&W. The colored version got an EP and the B&W didn't. What's even stranger is that my photo course instructor's recommended converting to B&W and they liked that version more - as did I. Oh well, just wierd not the end of the world. Trying to figure out what makes the judges tick - only goes to show you that they don't want to be figured out :)

10/16/2012 7:26:14 AM

  Good answer Marcy! :-)

My Cathedral Bells was passed over! :-(

A Stroll Downtown
10/12/2012
Catch-All

Margaret Hunt Hill Arch
10/13
EoD

10/16/2012 11:14:34 AM

 
 
 
Thanks Joannie!

Green Stays Put
October 13, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All



10/16/2012 11:23:55 AM

 
 
 
10/13 Golden Days - Monthly Theme

10/16/2012 11:25:46 AM

  10/13 Golden Days - Monthly Theme

10/16/2012 11:26:16 AM

  10/14..T/P..Roadside Pond
10/15..CatchAll..It's That Time Of Year Again

10/16/2012 1:18:42 PM

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Title: Walnut Port Canal Back Light
Entered: 10/12/2012
Category: Details & Macro

Title: Bushkill Creek with more Stream Bed RE1
Entered: 10/13/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

Title: Lehigh Gorge Rockport Cascade RE5
Entered: 10/14/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

Title: PA Covered Bridge Jordan Creek 1 RE1
Entered: 10/15/2012
Category: Travel & Place

10/16/2012 1:36:37 PM

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Title: Walnut Port Canal Back Light
Entered: 10/12/2012
Category: Details & Macro

Title: Bushkill Creek with more Stream Bed RE1
Entered: 10/13/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

Title: Lehigh Gorge Rockport Cascade RE5
Entered: 10/14/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

Title: PA Covered Bridge Jordan Creek 1 RE1
Entered: 10/15/2012
Category: Travel & Place

10/16/2012 1:37:28 PM

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  10/14 "Train Robbery" Catch all
10/15 "Sedona Series #5" N/L

10/16/2012 1:41:10 PM

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  Wavy
Wavy
 
 

Swing
Entered: 10/14/2012
Category: Catch-All

Wavy
Entered: 10/15/2012
Category: Elements of Design

10/16/2012 2:15:30 PM

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Little Bug
Little Bug
 
 
10/14 Details and Macro

10/15 Animals
Little Sparrow

10/16/2012 4:50:04 PM

 

Dawn Breaks
October 11, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Life in the rear view
October 12, 2012 ~ ~ ~ People

Color by Nature
October 13, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers

Storm a'coming
October 14, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscapes

NIGHT LIGHTS
October 15, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All



10/17/2012 12:27:23 AM

 
 
  Blue Green Vase Abstract
Blue Green Vase Abstract
Only adjustment I did on this photo was use a warmer white balance setting to bring out the gold tones. It was taken indoors with window lighting and use of a tripod, but no flash.
f/11, 1/6 sec, ISO 100, 220mm
October 2012
 
 

Table For One
October 14, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All



Blue Green Vase Abstract
October 15, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design

10/17/2012 2:25:23 AM

  Since the judges seem to be on a short hiatus from choosing EPs, thought I might use this time to ask a question - Does anyone part-take in the Masterpiece Membership or have an opinion on it? I'd love your thoughts, I posted a question so as not to use this space - http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=35859

Thanks so much!

10/19/2012 9:19:12 AM

  I'm bummed my entry for the 15th appears to not have been selected for an EP for the 15th. It was actually one of my favorites. Just taken last week end. ;(

Falling For Fall

10/19/2012 9:29:47 AM

  Delete it and put it back through tomorrow or the next day..I do that occasionally when they skip a good one. Most of the time it works, but not always.

10/19/2012 9:36:54 AM

  10/16..Skipped
10/17..Landscape..Beavers Bend's Morning Mist

10/19/2012 12:32:11 PM

  Yep they skipped my 15th entry. Perhaps wrong catagiry but thought it looked like it belonged in monthly theme. Maybe they are getting to many really good ones there. Carolyn maybe I will try as you suggest and put in landscape. Thanks for the suggestion.

10/19/2012 12:56:51 PM

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Big Tex
Entered: 10/16/2012
Category: Catch-All

Sadly Big Tex caught on fire and burned up today. :(

10/19/2012 1:06:14 PM

  14th & 15th - no entries
16th - Ruby - Flowers
17th - Fall Days - Monthly Theme

10/19/2012 1:48:12 PM

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10/16 Nature and Landscapes

10/19/2012 2:15:47 PM

  Jackie - I love that photo too. Really beautiful. Not sure what the judges are critiquing but I did notice that your waterfalls are dead center. Maybe try cropping either the foreground or the sky which will also bring you in closer to the gorgeous falls. Just a thought.

10/19/2012 3:52:21 PM

  Jackie - I love that photo too. Really beautiful. Not sure what the judges are critiquing but I did notice that your waterfalls are dead center. Maybe try cropping either the foreground or the sky which will also bring you in closer to the gorgeous falls. Just a thought.

10/19/2012 3:52:22 PM

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  Jackie - those falls are beautiful! I agree with Marcie. Cropping some of the sky and foreground may be beneficial. I'm still trying to figure out how BP selects EPs. I've seen some very questionable photos get EP and I wonder what are they looking at? Just Exposure and Focus? I've even thrown some photos I don't like of mine into the contest and they still get EP.

10/19/2012 5:29:29 PM

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Title: Gone but not forgotten
Entered: 10/16/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/19/2012 5:35:00 PM

  Hate to post this it's so late, but I need to tag the thread.

October 16 - People

Los Ojos

10/20/2012 3:26:56 PM

  Thanks Ken and Marcie, Very good points and suggestions. Might be a definate improvement getting it out of the center.I will crop as you suggested and try again. :) Sometimes when I take a shot/enter I am not looking at it with a detached pov. Its important to try to do.

10/20/2012 3:57:23 PM

  Sorry, kept forgetting to post this.

10/22/2012 5:23:11 AM

 
 
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Candy Anyone
Candy Anyone
Created indoors using a flash. Taken with my 35mm lens at f2.2 at a range of about 12 inches from subject. This left a very centered focal point at the corner of the dish with the rest of the candy fading into the background.
October 2012
 
 
Sorry, kept forgetting to post this.


Candy Anyone
October 16, 2012 - Catch-All


10/22/2012 5:23:51 AM

  From the MD part of my trip - Steam Locomotive # 734 -

Catch-All:
October 13 – Pulling into Frostburg

Travel & Place:
October 14 – Out of the Woods

And from the PA part of the trip - the Elk Herds -

Animals:
October 17 – Selected

Thanks, Carolyn - for the hint about pulling a non-EFP and re-posting/re-entering it.

10/22/2012 3:19:34 PM

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  Pollination
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10/17 Details and Macro

10/22/2012 4:19:29 PM

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  Title: Jordan Creek Bank
Entered: 10/17/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

10/22/2012 4:21:46 PM

  10/18..T/P..Fall At The Kayak Shack

10/22/2012 5:05:31 PM

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  Here Comes the Sun
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Here Comes the Sun
Entered: 10/17/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/22/2012 6:03:33 PM

  10/18 skipped
10/19 Light Touch - Flowers

10/22/2012 8:17:43 PM

  10/19..Macro..Another Chrysler Closeup

10/23/2012 2:04:55 AM

 
 
  Creepy Lady I
Creepy Lady I
Happy Halloween! This is a 3-D model my daughter created in her theatre props class. I thought it would make a fun photo model and worked with lighting and editing to get this effect. This was taken indoors in a window with light shining into the tree outside the window. I also used a table light inside to highlight the model and so I could work without a flash. In Photoshop, I adjusted the saturation in the raw file to mute the colors in an attempt to attain of sense of horror. I used a f/20 and ISO 400 to give clarity to the trees. Ended up being a neat effect as it really distorts the perspective of how near or far the model and the trees are.
October 2012
 
 
10/17 Creepy Lady I - Catch All

Assuming 10/18 Single Swirl was skipped and it was one of my favorites. Waiting on 10/19 as I'm always a day behind Carolyn.

10/23/2012 5:16:41 AM

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Title: Fall Color Leaves and Water
Entered: 10/18/2012
Category: Monthly Theme

10/23/2012 10:34:55 AM

  10/20.. Catch All.. The View From The Bridge

10/23/2012 12:31:27 PM

  Amazing Carolyn - you received 10/20 and I just got my EP for 10/19. Your definitely a full day ahead!
10/18 was skipped


Blue Bottoms
October 19, 2012 - Catch-All


10/23/2012 12:42:07 PM

  Catch-All:
October 18 – Stacked

Nature & Landscapes:
October 19 – Just Fishin’


There have been times when Carolyn is nearly a whole day ahead of me (might be by year joined (CF is 2001, mine is 2005).

10/23/2012 1:02:18 PM

  10/20 Frosted Fruit - Catch All

Got that a couple of hrs ago. I'm usually on pace with Carolyn for EPs.

10/23/2012 2:55:45 PM

  Carolyn is SPECIAL! :-)

10/23/2012 4:33:33 PM

  Awww, shucks..LOL.
10/21..T/P..The Little Fly Shop At Beavers Bend

10/23/2012 4:44:30 PM

  Hey Carolyn - just received my 10/21 pick, I must have picked up your magic. Unfortunately they skipped my 10/20 entry, ugh!!


Ready to Pick
October 21, 2012 – Monthly Theme


10/23/2012 4:56:08 PM

  10/21 The Upside - Flowers
10/22 Leaf Me Alone! - D and M

10/23/2012 5:10:53 PM

  10/22..Macro..Details Of A Door
10/23..FORGOT TO POST!!

10/23/2012 6:38:29 PM

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Title:Lehigh Gorge Rockport Cascade HDR 2
Entered: 10/19/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

10/20 Forgot to Post

Title: Poconos Falls 6
Entered: 10/21/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes

Title: Fallen Leaf among the needles -Alone
Entered: 10/22/2012
Category: Details & Macro

10/24/2012 3:38:16 AM

  Carolyn, I did that several times this month lol!

10/24/2012 6:10:10 AM

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Beautiful Clouds
Entered: 10/19/2012
Category: Nature & Landscapes


Zipping Along!
Entered: 10/20/2012
Category: Catch-All


Waiting for Momma
Entered: 10/22/2012
Category: Animals

10/24/2012 9:17:31 AM

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  Oops - missed one:


Butterfly
Entered: 10/21/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/24/2012 9:19:05 AM

  10/23 Swept Away - Flowers

All this time I thought my 10/18 got skipped. I just now noticed (in my contest entries) I didn't enter it! Ya'll might want to check there when something gets skipped to make sure the entry went thru. I'm pretty sure this has happened to me once or twice before. Then again it could just be my CRS acting up...lol!

10/24/2012 10:30:53 AM

  Preparing
10/23/2012
Digital Darkroom

10/24/2012 12:46:02 PM

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  Sleepy
Sleepy
 
 
10/18 Animals

10/19 Catch All
Colorful

10/20 Flowers
Fresh

10/21 Monthly Theme
Gateway

10/22 Animals
Morning Dove

10/23 Animals
Enjoying the Day

10/24/2012 4:35:23 PM

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Title: Canal Fishing in the Fall
Entered: 10/23/2012
Category: People

10/25/2012 4:20:41 AM

  Zebra in Gold
10/23 - Animals

10/25/2012 5:42:19 AM

 
 
  Zebra in Gold
Zebra in Gold
October 2012
 
 
Zebra in Gold
10/23 - Animals

10/25/2012 5:42:37 AM

  10/24 Meditation - Monthly Theme

10/25/2012 11:37:47 AM

  Baylor Hospital Cance Center
10/24/2012
Elements of Design

10/25/2012 11:59:39 AM

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  Yellow Sulphur
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10/24 Details and Macro

10/25/2012 1:05:25 PM

  10/24..Skipped, I guess.

10/25/2012 1:09:18 PM

  OW! Sorry Carolyn :( I've 3 skipped this week. No fun.


Sun Setting on Pier
October 24, 2012 – Travel & Place


10/25/2012 1:12:24 PM

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Welcome
Welcome
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
 
 

Welcome
Entered: 10/23/2012
Category: Travel & Place


Moss
Entered: 10/24/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/25/2012 6:13:01 PM

  10/25 Side Swept - Flowers

10/26/2012 11:59:13 AM

  10/25..T/P..Clayton Lake Reflections

10/26/2012 12:14:23 PM

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  Fluffy
Fluffy
 
 
10/25 Animals

10/26/2012 12:23:05 PM

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Title: Assateague Lighthouse RE2
Entered: 10/25/2012
Category: Travel & Place

10/26/2012 2:04:54 PM

  Downtown
10/25/2012
Digital Darkroom

10/26/2012 4:17:16 PM

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  Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
 
 
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Entered: 10/25/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/26/2012 6:51:32 PM

 
 
  It's Not Easy Being Green
It's Not Easy Being Green
 
  Expressions, So Like Out Own
Expressions, So Like Out Own
 
 
Most have been picked this month, here are two of them.

10/26/2012 8:16:33 PM

  Nature & Landscapes:
October 22 – Pepper Hill Run

Monthly Theme:
October 23 – The Village

Monthly Theme:
October 24 – Reflections on the River

Nature & Landscapes:
October 25 – River Reflections

10/26/2012 8:20:08 PM

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Looking Through
Looking Through
 
 
Curl
Entered: 10/26/2012
Category: Details & Macro


Fallen
Entered: 10/27/2012
Category: Details & Macro


Looking Through
Entered: 10/28/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/29/2012 3:49:39 PM

  10/26 Take Off - Animals
10/27 Stone Mandala - D/D
10/28 The Garden Wall - N/L

10/29/2012 4:01:18 PM

  Travel & Place:
October 26 – Barton Dam

Nature & Landscapes:
October 27 – Island in the Stream

Elements of Design:
October 28 – Flown the Coop

10/29/2012 4:29:01 PM

  Grand Dame
10/26/2012
Digital Darkroom

Church Tower
10/28/2012
Catch-All

10/30/2012 12:56:52 PM

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  Hummingbird
Hummingbird
 
 
10/26 Animals

10/27 Animals
Turtle

10/28 Flowers
Impatiens

10/30/2012 6:05:48 PM

  10/29 Vacancy - Monthly Theme

10/31/2012 12:31:59 PM

  10/26..Landscape..Going Down
10/27..Horses Like Fall Too.. Animals
10/28..CatchAll..A Spectacular View
10/29..People..Fall Fly Fishing
10/30 and 10/31..No entries..Gone on a trip

10/31/2012 12:38:02 PM

  10/30 Fall Maple - Monthly Theme

Welcome back Carolyn!

10/31/2012 1:00:42 PM

  Elements of Design:
October 29 – Gray Scale

Travel & Place:
October 30 – The Church on the Hill

10/31/2012 1:33:10 PM

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  Cuties
Cuties
 
 
10/29 People

10/31/2012 4:15:34 PM

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  Afternoon Shadows
Afternoon Shadows
 
 
Afternoon Shadows
Entered: 10/30/2012
Category: Catch-All

10/31/2012 6:42:04 PM

  Mabry Mill
10/29/2012
Category: Monthly Theme

10/31/2012 9:16:12 PM

 

Cala's Calling
October 16, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Catch-All

Where Stars are born
October 17, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

HEXADECAGON
October 18, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom

CELEBRATE
October 19, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom

SALTISH
October 20, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscapes

F A D No EP !!
October 21, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Soft yet cracked
October 22, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers

VIVID
October 23, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Flowers

Gazania Grunge
October 24, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Digital Darkroom

Remains of a Rose
October 25, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Details & Macro

sEaTs ApLeNtY - 2
October 26, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Elements of Design

ART of Trees
October 27, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Monthly Theme

Harbor Bridge & Opera House
October 28, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Travel & Place

Fog Light
October 29, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Nature & Landscapes

PUMA Portrait
October 30, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Animals



11/1/2012 2:57:07 AM

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  The Orange Bench
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10/31 Monthly Theme

11/1/2012 2:52:51 PM

  The Mutant Rose
10/31/2012
Flower

11/1/2012 3:03:00 PM

  EFP-wise and in general, photo-trekking, it was a wonderful month...

Monthly Theme:
October 31 – Urban Reflections

Good Luck to everyone in the next level.

11/1/2012 3:39:00 PM

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International Boulevard
Entered: 10/31/2012
Category: Travel & Place

11/1/2012 4:16:25 PM

  10/31 Center Stage - Flowers

Good luck to everyone on the October picks!

11/1/2012 4:56:03 PM

 

A Bouquette ....
October 31, 2012 ~ ~ ~ Details & Macro



11/3/2012 12:08:16 AM

  Where's the November thread? I've been out of town.

11/5/2012 12:25:06 PM

  No November thread yet, but I think the first EFPs only happened this afternoon (my 2nd & 3rd got one, but not the 1st.)
Cheri might not have seen anything yet.

11/5/2012 12:47:05 PM

  I got the one for the 1st last week then thru the 4th today. Oh Cheri...where are you??? Lol

11/5/2012 12:53:51 PM

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  Cheri mentioned last month that her membership runs out. Did that happen? If it did, who would lead the charge to start a new thread?

11/5/2012 1:07:40 PM

  Somebody paid her membership, I think.
I have one for all 4 days. She'll see this pretty soon, I think.

11/5/2012 2:33:23 PM

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  I'm here..sorry this is late...here it is

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=35872

11/5/2012 6:44:56 PM

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  97 .  Contest Finalists
I see that people today on a thread said that the finalists were announced for August. How did they find that out? The page for Contest finalists is still only up to July! I'm confused!

9/24/2012 12:21:01 PM

  Karen - if you go to the Contest page and click Recent Finalists (rather than Previous Finalists) you will see the August selections. Once the winners are announced, you can also see these under Previous Finalists.

Also, if you have a finalist, BP will send you an email. I think it would be nice if BP sent emails to everyone once the selections were made, whether they received one or not.

9/24/2012 5:11:52 PM

  Thanks so much for your help. And I agree that an email would be lovely!
Karen

9/24/2012 8:12:00 PM

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  98 .  August 2012 Cocktails and Chocolates
Well hello there! This month the 15th got here too fast for me! I'm a day late - sorry all! It's back to school for kids here, and it's FINALLY cooling down (at least temporarily) here in Texas. I hope everyone else is enjoying temperate weather wherever you may be.

Please join in the fun - pick your favorite, post it here and grab a bevvie and something sweet (or bitter if you like dark chocolate) and let's all see what the judges have in store for our August entries.

Helpful hints for attaching photos into Forum Threads:
1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)
2) If you have NOT YET entered the Contest today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your reply to this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the Photo ID# from your Member Center, come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the right. Skip the other fields on that screen.
3) If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest today before replying to this thread, you can't use the Photo ID method today. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before your new Contest entry!) or, upload a new copy of the particular 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.
4) If you're uploading a duplicate, maybe title it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later... This can help direct viewers to 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, 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---that way, if the duplicate is deleted later, the comment history isn't lost.

Good luck everyone!!!

9/16/2012 10:03:17 AM

 
 
 
Here's my favorite from August...I hadn't realized that the theme from the month was funny or I might have tried it there first. Either way - I just LOVE my little man and his expressions. I think my camera kind of loves him too.

9/16/2012 10:07:20 AM

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  Wow, he's growing by leaps and bounds it seems...! Very cute facial expression you got from him!
Will try to remember, pre-coffee, tomorrow morning, to post my Aug Fav ;)

9/16/2012 10:10:26 AM

  Thanks Chris! He's getting tall and you should see the shoes! I can't believe my "baby" is so big now. I can't wait to see your pick. Enjoy your Sunday!

9/16/2012 10:41:08 AM

  Well, good luck everyone!

If anyone wants to pick a favorite from my entries, they start on page 2 of my gallery with Eyeball and go to Triplets on page three.

9/16/2012 8:36:08 PM

  Love that capture Michelle! The weather is sooo much nicer here in MD too. The humidity is gone. Now I'm looking forward to seeing how nice the fall foliage is this year.

I will pick and post a fav soon. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's. Best of luck to all!

9/16/2012 8:42:12 PM

  Jeff, my favorites of yours are "Wings" and the image directly above it in your gallery that is untitled...looks like a hod ornament with some rust on the hood.

I look forward to your favorite Susan! Enjoy the weather.

9/16/2012 8:49:15 PM

  Oh, and thank you Susan! He's great at making faces for my camera. :-)

9/16/2012 9:13:43 PM

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  Really a hard choice for me this time; I had several old favorites I had reworked & entered in August, which of course I love. A few of my brand new August images have me pretty hopeful as well. But then in the middle of the month, I went to Iceland for my sister's wedding, spent 10 days there (missing 9 days of making BP entries), came home with a few thousand shots, and managed to get 2 of them entered at the end of August. (As a result, September is likely to be 100% Iceland entries, so part of me feels I shouldn't pick an Iceland image for this thread ;)
So a real dilemma...!

9/17/2012 3:44:22 AM

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  Skógafoss
Skógafoss
The massive wall of water that is Skógafoss in southern Iceland. The water falls about 200 feet with a powerful roar, creating a huge bank of mist.
Apparently during full flood, the wind created by the falls is strong enough to keep you from getting within 50 feet of the falls.
 
 
Can't help it... ;) Iceland blew me away, and this is my August favorite from the trip.

9/17/2012 3:46:17 AM

 
 
  The Heart of the Matter
The Heart of the Matter
One of the shots from a wedding I photographed recently.
 
 
Here's my pick. Good luck to everyone!

9/17/2012 9:40:36 AM

  Welcome back everyone! Jeff, I really like Rozel Posts.

I think that August is the first month that I have actually entered something every day. Some of my favorites of all time are here and it is oh, so hard to choose. I am still in my bird phase so mostly entered birds and a few in monthly them.

Favorite for MT is http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Gallery.aspx?id=221125&cat=0&photoID=13212730&iPage=5&mp=V3

I also really like all the rest! Mine are from Page 2 "Show no Fear" to Page 5 "Whos Studying Who?"

Good luck everyone!

9/17/2012 3:08:14 PM

 
 
  Mountains in the Mirror
Mountains in the Mirror
A very happy EID MUBARAK to all my Muslim Friends.
A composite from two shots, shot a few seconds apart (one focused on the mirror and the other focused on beyond, both in discussion thread below) from within the Jeep while on our way to Lulusar lake in the picturesque Kaghan Valley in Northern Pakistan.The green boxed along the road-side are for honey gathering from the bees who suck the honey from the abundant wild flowers of the region.

A little PS fun afterwards and hence the category choice.

 
 
Good to be here again, thanks Shell for hosting this thread.

Many favorites to choose from among my August entries, but I finally decided the one above as my Monthly Pick.

For those who would like to look at my August entries, they start on Page 2 with "S S" and end on Page 3 with "Looking Down ...".

Good luck to you all and for a change lets hope we have a great showing of Badges among our picks!!

UB.

9/18/2012 12:39:46 AM

  Good luck everybody..hope it's better than mine was last month (no finalists)..My entries for August start on page 3 with 'Scuse Me, Puppy Needs Some Privacy and end on page 9 with "TKW Day AGAIN".

9/18/2012 3:18:26 AM

 
 
  Spectacle At Sundown
Spectacle At Sundown
 
 
I guess I'll go with this resubmit. One of several faves for August.
By the way, I just found out I'll have a photo in AARP's 2013 calendar.

9/18/2012 4:37:34 AM

  Jeff...I like "Arches"
Leslie...."Show No Fear" and "Mama's Boy"
Usman.."Majestic"

9/18/2012 4:52:29 AM

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  Carolyn, congrats on your calendar image--which one is it?

9/18/2012 5:19:45 AM

  I'm not sure..It's one of my Beavers Bend shots, but I sent in 3, so I'm waiting for them to clarify which one it is.

9/18/2012 7:03:18 AM

 
 
  The Simple Things
The Simple Things
A wild clover with light from a window. F5.6, 1/400, 50mm.

Flowers: August 2, 2012

 
 
Arg, it was hard to choose. I'm much happier with my September entries so far. But I'll pick this one, mostly because of the lighting (which the judges seemed to favor on my last win).

9/18/2012 9:42:13 AM

  Leslie - Mama's Boy gets my vote.
Usman - Majestic is my pick.
Carolyn - Lets Go Fishing gets my vote.

9/18/2012 11:10:49 AM

  Carolyn: Congrats on the Calendar Image! So cool. Lets Go Fishing really jumped out at me. You had a lot of great stuff in August.

Useman: I love Spring Rings.

Good Luck all! Will hope to comment on more soon.

9/18/2012 11:59:21 AM

  Carolyn, congratulations on the calendar. I'm picking the same fav of yours that you did.

Usman - Majestic
Leslie - Mama's Boy
Jeff - Arches

Mine are from Love Letters on page 1 to Little Lavender on page 2.

Chris, your Iceland pics so far are amazing!!!

Good luck to all! Maybe this will be an early month?


9/18/2012 12:28:57 PM

  Susan - Love Letters! What a great idea and nicely executed.

9/18/2012 12:53:19 PM

  I like Heavy Metal, Susan!

9/18/2012 1:02:32 PM

  Yup, Heavy Metal for me as well, Susan. Very cool!

9/18/2012 1:06:31 PM

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  Thanks, Susan for the kind words on Iceland :) Such a fantastic trip and photo destination!
As for Finalists - my gut says this is probably likely to be a late month, vs. an early month.

9/18/2012 1:06:58 PM

  Thanks guys! Heavy Metal was my original pick :)

Thanks Leslie! I was glad to find a use for that book box that I got at the craft store..lol.

Yea, I'm not even gonna start anticipating till the 25/26th.

9/18/2012 1:35:12 PM

  I agree..Late.

9/18/2012 2:52:35 PM

 
 
 
Well for the last couple months I have been trying to enter catagories which I feel are my weakest. to me the weakest is people. So that is what I have really been working on.

9/18/2012 3:55:20 PM

  oops forgot I already entered today LOL. Will have to post it tomorrow.

9/18/2012 3:56:30 PM

  Thanks for taking a peek at my gallery Carolyn, Leslie, Susan and Jeff. Here are my picks from yours;

Carolyn: Favorite (the details and shapes are captivating)
Leslie: White-faced Ibis (What a superb in-flight capture with perfect focus)
: Soaring Swainson's Hawk (Lovely composition, details and spread-out wings)
Susan: Light Out (Amazing details, lines and comp)
Jeff: No Title (The hood ornament it is, like the dof, details and the slant comp)

Good luck!

UB.

9/19/2012 12:48:06 AM

 
 
  Play Ball
Play Ball
there was a dunking booth where I work and this little boy was trying to dunk someone.
 
 
here we go

9/19/2012 5:18:03 AM

 
 
  Curtsy to the ocean!
Curtsy to the ocean!
ISO 200, aperture 7.1, shutter speed 1/80, manual mode, focal length 75mm, external speedlite compulsory flash fired, Taken at dusk.
 
 
I had a quite a few in August....but I think this is my favorite and the first one entered that month

9/19/2012 12:38:23 PM

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I like Maid of the Mist...

9/19/2012 2:04:39 PM

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  Welcome to BP, Kenneth!

9/19/2012 3:10:08 PM

  Welcome to our little thread, Kenneth. You will like it, I betcha.

9/19/2012 3:24:18 PM

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  Thanks for the warm reception.

9/19/2012 5:39:31 PM

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  I like...

Curious Curves by Rudra Mandal
Iron Works by Tamara K. Walker

Curious Curves gets my vote! It speaks volumes...

9/20/2012 10:02:17 AM

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  Hosta
Hosta
 
 
I have a few favorites from August - this is one of them.

9/20/2012 12:57:18 PM

 
 
  Two Scoops!
Two Scoops!
 
 
My best hope...

9/21/2012 2:06:02 AM

  Wow, there are some good picks in the thread! But there always are :)

Welcome to Ken! I had to do a search for the 2 photographers you listed which gave me the chance to look at galleries that I hadn't seen before (very nice, I might add). I have a hard enough time making picks from the thread participants here, and worse, my own! What's funny is I imagined you looking thru all EP's for the month! Which is when I realized I must have consumed waaayy too much caffiene or chocolate (don't drink)!! Lol. I think the total entries are usually like 11-12k! I think that Finalists make up about 6-7% of all of those but the EP percentages would be way way higher!

That got me thinking about a question for our stats expert, Chris. Do we know how many participating photographers there are here on BP?

Just food for thought (as if chocolate weren't!) While we are so patiently waiting...hehe...

9/21/2012 4:50:23 AM

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  I'm not that ambitious. I just looked through my favorites that I click on last month and checked if they had an EP for a Pict uploaded before 9/1. I like using favorites.

9/21/2012 4:55:43 AM

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  Susan, I don't have any stats on # of active/participating members. There are 8,704 members shown in the "All Members with Finalists" listing, tucked away in BP's Site Map. However, that is historical (ie, going way back) and so a portion of those members are likely no longer here, but still shown in the list---and it doesn't count members who haven't had a Finalist yet, or, who don't participate in the contest... (PS - there are 3,455 members listed on the "Members with Wins" listing.) I hope to break into the "top 20" of each list one day! ;) If only I could convince the current top 20 to stop entering for several months... hehehe!

Regarding the contest stats, the current average (from 81 monthly contests) is still a high 21,422 entries per month---however, that includes the "peak" months when BP got some 38,000 entries! 2012's average is about 11,700. The 81-month average hit rate for Finalists is 3.81%. But again, that includes exceptionally low months, where only 1% of entries made Finalist in the past. 2012's average Finalist rate is 6%. I've never attempted to count EP's from a single month, but my gut instinct says something like 50% (or more) of all entries make EP.

9/21/2012 5:34:17 AM

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  What's the best way to find the entries for August by this thread's participants?

9/21/2012 5:49:58 AM

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  Unfortunately there isn't a set way to do it at BP---it depends on whether each member, themselves, "groups" their monthly entries together in their own gallery display. (ie, some members keep their galleries in chronological order, or create an Album for "Last Month", etc., while some do not.) During any given month, you can view all current entries for that month, but for all members... but there isn't a link/button you yourself could use to view, say, my own August entries directly.

9/21/2012 5:54:42 AM

  Good idea, Ken! I used to use fav's quite a bit but haven't since returning. I do chronological where my current entries are first, then the prior months follow right after the ones that have received finalist or better. I also use the old, or classic, gallery style, mostly because 30 images show up on one page versus only 8 at a time. It's the lazy in me, probably. Oh, and I've also seen members make up a pic that will say "August Entries" and put that pic at the beginning of that month. More people probably did that tho, before the new galleries came out. But as Chris listed, those are about the only ways to know and some thread commenters here will list where theirs are.

Interesting stats, Chris. I'm sure you'll break into that top twenty no matter what!

I wish I had the time to go thru any categories EPs and try to guess which ones would be chosen. Like Carolyn says, it can be head scratching as to the ones they don't choose. I sometimes try and browse the finalists for categories (a much smaller group!) and try to guess which will move forward! The whole thing can be kind of addicting lol!

9/21/2012 6:54:57 AM

  Hi Ken, welcome!

I like you Fall Leaves picture - lovely colors and detail.

Happy Shooting!

9/21/2012 7:09:48 AM

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  Just starting to look at some of your entries and...

Carolyn "Favorite"
Jeff "Arches"

more to come.

9/21/2012 12:52:51 PM

 
 
  Along the Shore
Along the Shore
*Digital Darkroom*
 
 
Here's my fave

9/21/2012 3:13:06 PM

  Ken, took a look at ur Aug folder (great idea :). While I like Maid of the Mist I think Niagra Falls closeup is my fav. The landscape elements make a great frame, the sky is a good contrast and I love the water color.

9/21/2012 3:55:50 PM

  Jessica - that's beautiful!

9/21/2012 5:43:40 PM

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  Christopher - Road to Stykkishólmur (like the POV)
Susan - Coming Out (Detail and Unique)

9/22/2012 4:42:38 AM

 
 
  Water Lilly Pond
Water Lilly Pond
I spent over 4 hours wondering around the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu. It had beautiful gardens and these wonderful water lilly ponds that just fascinated me. I took many photos I liked but my friends seem to enjoy this one the most so I thought I would share it.
 
 
This is a really great thread and I look at it a lot. All of your photos are so amazing! I joined BP in July and am a "newbie" to photography. My photos have received a lot of EPs and I am hoping one day I'll get a finalist selection. I still have a lot to learn to get to the caliber of your photos but the journey is so much fun. August is only the second month I entered the contest but I am hoping that just maybe... My favorite for August is my Water Lily Pond piture which I'm attaching. Good luck to everyone! I really enjoy your comments and photos. Hope you don't mind that I joined your thread.

9/22/2012 4:50:01 AM

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  Thanks, Ken! (I only had 2 Iceland entries at the tail end of August; I'm afraid all my other August entries are scattered near and far through my gallery layout at this point.)
Welcome aboard Marcy! It is great when "newbies" just jump right in---BP and the forums particularly need more of that! I like your POV in the lily shot, and the variety of the coloring on the lily pads; good luck!

9/22/2012 5:46:27 AM

  Thanks Christopher! Your photos are awesome. Your trip to Iceland sounded amazing. Iceland is in my top 5 trips to take and you added extra incentive to move it up the list! Ireland is at the top.

9/22/2012 8:16:36 AM

  Great images this month, everyone!

Welcome to BP and the countdown thread, Kenneth & Marcy!

I'm not able to upload any photos this morning so I guess it's time to pick my favorite for May (to follow).

I haven't had time to review everyone's galleries but I did take a peek at Usman's and have to agree the others that Majestic is a stunner, and my pick for August.

Good luck everyone!

9/22/2012 8:33:48 AM

 
 
  Emerging
Emerging
Borage flowers open pink, and later turn blue. I was fortunate enough to catch a new one opening. Shot inside with natural back lighting (sunlight through a large window).

f/13, 1/40, ISO100, 100mm

** Flowers **

 
 
and here's my pick for August.

My August entries start on page 2 with Sunset Play and end on page 5 with Nestled, if anyone would like to review & pick.

9/22/2012 8:39:30 AM

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  Terrific backlighting, Martha!
Marcy, you will not be disappointed with Iceland! I would love to go back, even for a long weekend in Reykjavik. When you go, aim for some summer months, to help ensure some beautiful Iceland weather (but be prepared for some beautiful grey Iceland weather just the same!) Unless you're going specifically for winter photography, of course!

9/22/2012 12:12:09 PM

  Winter and I don't agree so summer it is. Thanks!

9/22/2012 3:55:48 PM

 
 
  Child with Cup
Child with Cup
I caught her just after lunch and had to clean her face a bit, but who could resist those eyes?! Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you - the "bracelet" she is wearing is actually a shaving from the cooper's shop; the kids call them "curlies".
Nick Lagos Textures
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Category: People
 
 
For some reason I forgot to sign in this month so I just deleted today's entry so I could LOL Here's my favorite - a resub for sure if it does not go on this time.

9/23/2012 4:41:12 PM

  Wow finalist came out.Earlier in the month and earlier in the day than I would have guessed. I didn't pick one as a possibility because I wasn't very confident I had anything but I did surprisingly recieve one for Morning Pinks and Gold. Congratulations to all that received finalists.

9/24/2012 8:50:53 AM

  OMG! I received my very first finalist pick on my photo called "Looking Down". Christopher - you so picked this one. Wow!

9/24/2012 9:11:03 AM

  CONGRATZ to all the Finalists and good luck in the next round.

UB.

9/24/2012 9:13:40 AM

  Congratulations to the finalists. Best of luck in the next round.

I got one on the young model (Keshia) I have had as my people model on Better photo for the past eight years. She was dressed for prom in the image.

Keshia Rain has a beautiful voice and is working on a singing career now working out LA and Atlanta Georgia. Her music should come out shortly.

I have it first in my port if you want to view it.

9/24/2012 9:15:05 AM

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Got my first finalist...

9/24/2012 9:18:28 AM

 
 
 
Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.

I'm attaching a copy of my pick.

9/24/2012 9:35:52 AM

 
 
 
Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.

I'm attaching a copy of my pick.

9/24/2012 9:36:51 AM

  Congrats to all the finalists.
Kenneth - I share your excitement.
Kerby - your picture of Keshia is really beatiful. Good luck.

9/24/2012 9:37:41 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Love Letters
Love Letters
F5, 1/200, 38mm, flash/strobe lighting.

Flowers: August 30, 2012

Finalist, August 2012

 
 
Congratulations to all the Finalists and to Marcy and Ken for getting their first!! I have now broken a record of a pick three months in a row (still working on getting 2 in 1 month..lol!)

I believe it was Leslie that picked correctly on mine: Love Letters

Good luck to all in the next round!

9/24/2012 10:02:40 AM

 
 
 
Congrats all! Susan I am so glad, loved that one. I earned three, I think they were all in the Monthly Theme Category - I picked one as did many others - Mamas Boy.

9/24/2012 10:14:40 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Don't Mess with Mama's Boy!
Don't Mess with Mama's Boy!
This maternal Burrowing Owl scowled while her owlet gazed curiously at me from behind her protective stance.
 
 
Congrats all! Susan I am so glad, loved that one. I earned three, I think they were all in the Monthly Theme Category - I picked one as did many others - Mamas Boy.

Hopefully with three in the category, one will move on further!

9/24/2012 10:16:43 AM

  Two for me this time..One in Catch All and one in Theme.

9/24/2012 10:29:18 AM

  I am so happy. I got a judges comment on my Keshia picture.

We toured Poland for ten days and I put some picture's of Poland up for the September contest. It was the best trip ever.

Check them out.

9/24/2012 5:44:09 PM

  Great job Leslie and Carolyn!

Ken, I noticed that your two picks from your favorites, Curious Curves and Iron Works both made Finalist! Good eye!

Maybe we'll have a few days before the winners so I hope to have time to go thru the Finalists!

9/24/2012 5:48:03 PM

  Happy to see these a bit early this month, and honored to have another good month (four this time)! I am enjoying looking at all the super work.
Congrats to all and very special congrats to Marcy and Kenneth on first finalists!
Best of luck to all in the next round!

9/24/2012 7:32:18 PM

  I'm beginning to think something's wrong with my browser and it's not updating the winners page. :)
Oh, the suspense!

9/28/2012 2:44:29 PM

  I know! I thought for sure it would be today vs the weekend.

9/28/2012 3:16:47 PM

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  Ya never know... Only 3:20pm out west now... Fingers crossed for everyone!

9/28/2012 3:19:42 PM

  So the bright side is that they have updated all of September EPs! But I'm with you guys - I keep checking the winners page. Slim chance that my photo will go further than finalist, but ya never know! :)

9/28/2012 3:25:27 PM

  I bet if we all keep clicking on the winners page it will make it happen faster :o)

9/28/2012 3:33:03 PM

  I rely on you all to keep clicking the winners page so all I have to do is watch this thread! :)

9/28/2012 3:41:55 PM

  1999, 2000, 2001 clicks .... and now my left index finger has gone sore and no Winners yet ...... Jeff I should've known that you were not serious, Oh Well!

UB.

9/29/2012 1:48:38 AM

  I can't seem to find the August winners!! I wanted to see all the winners but it's still showing only the month of July. Is something wrong?

9/30/2012 7:39:59 AM

  Tammy - they haven't been posted yet. I'm guessing it will be tomorrow.

9/30/2012 7:50:51 AM

  Is this a new trend or something? I have taken a huge 6+ month break so I have been out of the loop.

9/30/2012 8:19:48 AM

  Well, the March finalists weren't announced until 5/2 and the winners not until 5/4. The lateness that month generated a lot of concern in the community (see the countdown thread for some interesting reading) so it's possible there was a concerted effort to get the finalists out early this month, if the judges knew the winners were going to be late. Pure conjecture on my part of course! I think the bottom line is there is no hard and fast rule about announcement timing.

9/30/2012 8:38:40 AM

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  BP's sated guideline is to announce winners by the last day of each month. They've definitely set the bar ahead of that for 99% of all the prior months! Still, they have all day today to release the winners "on time." I think I only recall them missing that mark once or maybe twice in 82 months!

9/30/2012 8:59:13 AM

  Going to call it a day here in Pakistan. I hope, when I wake up tomorrow the First of October, I see the Winners. Good luck all!!!

UB.

9/30/2012 9:57:58 AM

  I've resorted to eating more chocolate now ... yummmmm ...

9/30/2012 1:53:42 PM

  Can I borrow some? I'm out!

9/30/2012 2:00:36 PM

  Sure, come on over! I have plenty! I have Godiva liqueur too ... we can make chocolate martinis!

9/30/2012 2:05:23 PM

  Oh my chocolate martinis sounds like just the trick for the end of month wait.

9/30/2012 2:21:15 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Let Your Mind Be Free
Let Your Mind Be Free
This happens to be a beautiful young lady who was letting her mind and spirit roam free during our recent photo shoot.
 
 
This was the only image I have entered in months and it got a finalist. I was hoping for a gold medal but I guess I will just continue to wait.

9/30/2012 6:29:01 PM

  Wow, Tammy. One for One, that's some achievement. Good luck up next!

UB.

10/1/2012 7:12:37 AM

  Yeah I don't enter much anymore Usman. I just thought I would enter that one photo and see how it went and sure enough I got a finalist. All it takes is one. I went ahead and entered two images for September and watch I will not get a finalist on either of them.....lol.

10/1/2012 8:18:19 AM

  Well it should not be long now... Someone is working behind the scenes today because the two photos I entered for the month on the 28th and 29th just got editor's pick in the last hour.

10/1/2012 10:21:54 AM

  EP marking for the end of month Sep 30, 2012 is done. Should we see the August Winners soon, I hope so.

Going to sleep though. See the winners in the morning, night, night!

UB.

10/1/2012 10:50:28 AM

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  I'd guess the winners would announce today... But the folks involved in EP selection (in my opinion) generally are not the same folks involved in Winner selection, so I don't equate catch-up in EP's to mean the Judges are done evaluating... My two cents!

10/1/2012 11:02:55 AM

  I keep clicking but still nothing. . .

10/1/2012 1:16:29 PM

  Me too. ... sigh ...

10/1/2012 1:30:47 PM

  I keep coming back to check and see if the winners are posted and I don't even have a horse in the running! LOL I look forward every month to see who the finalists are and then who takes home the gold. You all are awesome photographers!

10/1/2012 2:35:04 PM

  Christopher, don't rain on my parade..lol. It sounded like a plan to me but we all know your right because there is no way one set of people can do it all and it must be split. I give up on checking. Usman or anyone else here that is on my facebook, please let me know if anything changes. Thanks...

10/1/2012 3:03:54 PM

  WOW, Tammy. I just pulled up your gallery and your portraits are absolutely awesome!

10/1/2012 3:19:38 PM

  Geez, I saw all these responses in my email and thought for sure they'd announced! lol Silly me! Dayna, I still check also, even if I don't have a finalist.

10/1/2012 3:27:51 PM

  The suspense is killing me. Very first finalist so chances are slim but still ... the anticipation, oh my! How do you guys stand this every month? Okay - I admit it - it's fun even if I've eaten Trader's Joe's out of their Simply Lite dark chocolate.

10/1/2012 3:46:25 PM

  See, now I feel validated Marcy! It's nice to know others are sorta addicted to this also! And by the way, a Finalist in your first month is Awesome!

10/1/2012 3:56:50 PM

  I'm with Susan "I saw all these responses in my email and thought for sure they'd announced! "

10/1/2012 4:01:55 PM

  Sign me up for the "addicted" club. I can't help checking over and over.

10/1/2012 4:03:53 PM

  WHAT! No announcement? Well actually I am kinda glad as there was not an email from BP announcing gold for me....sigh.

10/1/2012 4:08:49 PM