This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 18 July to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a general understanding of the artistic aspects of photography. Remember, the selected photo will be displayed on our main site header for a week. Submit something that you and the members of our site will want to look at and admire for seven days!

The goal of this contest is to pick a winner that the community would like to see. It is NOT to vote photos that we dislike into oblivion. Art is a subjective thing and we need to be respectful of others tastes.


  • Limit one photo per person per week.
  • Include a title for the image
  • A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks in a row, and not more than four times a year.
  • Keep all images appropriate, we want this site to be work safe.
  • Do not submit a photo if you are currently featured.
  • Images should be 375 x 210 px.

Feel free to include a link to a larger version of your image.

NOTE: A vote generally should NOT be given if an image is improperly sized, just post a comment noting the size discrepancy and allow the submitter to correct.

Voting Closes on July 17th at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4). Submissions may be added any day of the week until voting closes. The winning image (with the highest votes) as of the close of voting will be exhibited on the main site.

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7 Answers 7


Three Droplets

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Three dew drops on a blade of grass. Reversed 18-55mm @ 1/200

Uncropped larger version here.

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    Some nice details in this, even at "banner size".
    – D. Lambert
    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:52
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    This looks wonderful. Could you please post a link to a larger version?
    – lalli
    Jul 11, 2011 at 13:54
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    Fantastic detail @elendil! What lens is this??
    – jaxxon
    Jul 11, 2011 at 18:51
  • Thanks. It was just my Nikon 18-55 kit lens, reversed. I also use an Mitakon 50mm because it has a manual aperture ring, but in this case I wanted to get closer (wider angle = bigger zoom) so I just held the aperture lever in place, wide open. Jul 11, 2011 at 21:02
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    +1 Nice details! Jul 12, 2011 at 4:36
  • @endil ...thanks for the description. Nice work! Do you have a link to a larger version or is this cropped full-res?
    – jaxxon
    Jul 12, 2011 at 15:43
  • It's been cropped and resized for the banner: I'll link to the uncropped version just because it's already in my photobucket Jul 12, 2011 at 19:31
  • Nice. I like the cropped version better. Well done!
    – jaxxon
    Jul 13, 2011 at 17:16


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  • Nice! Love the composition here.
    – jaxxon
    Jul 11, 2011 at 18:51
  • Like it. I can see this for sale as a print/canvas. Jul 11, 2011 at 21:05
  • It is a new shape of bulbs I have ever seen, where were they present all together BTW? Jul 13, 2011 at 17:24
  • This was inside HRC, LA.
    – Lazer
    Jul 14, 2011 at 2:16

Yellow Pages

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An old yellow pages book stuffed between two mailboxes and rained on for a few months.

View large on Flickr

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    That's fun - it looks almost geological. Or even like a satellite photo if you squint. Jul 11, 2011 at 14:27
  • Ok - that's cool. I love photos that make you say "what is that?"
    – D. Lambert
    Jul 11, 2011 at 16:03
  • @dlambert - Me too! I was hesitant to put a description, actually.. and the title, well.. the title says what it is. Hmm..
    – jaxxon
    Jul 11, 2011 at 18:50
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    I like the color in the photograph and your view on a very simple everyday item... Jul 12, 2011 at 8:46
  • The reason for downvote is, that I want to see either the /three droplets/ or the /light bulbs/ on the main page. This photo seems to be giving them a tough competition. :D :) Jul 15, 2011 at 4:30
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    For what it's worth, I upvoted those, too... :)
    – jaxxon
    Jul 15, 2011 at 16:20

The Museum Of Science, Valencia, Spain

The Museum

You can see the fullsize image on Flickr. And before anyone asks, it's not HDR!

  • I was going to ask! Nicely exposed. Jul 11, 2011 at 21:04
  • this picture is really awesome... I like it, well done... Jul 11, 2011 at 22:22

Monolithic Medway

Monolithic Medway

Here's the fullsize on Flickr where you can more easily see it's less impressive ;)

  • Nice shot. Can you add a link to a larger version? Jul 12, 2011 at 12:52
  • The large version has a violet sky while the banner version has a blue sky. Is that intentional?
    – blubb
    Jul 12, 2011 at 16:50
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    That will purely be a colour management issue sadly, and likely browser dependent. I'm using Opera and they seem to match as far as I can tell. My monitor is calibrated and displays things how they print in PSPX3, but each program you view the pics with won't necessarily view them correctly unless it's using the colour management properly. The sky is supposed to be blue btw
    – Dreamager
    Jul 12, 2011 at 18:58
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    They both look blue in my monitor. Jul 13, 2011 at 13:36

Morning Dew

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Larger Version

  • Two photos of dew on grass, what are the odds?
    – rfusca
    Jul 13, 2011 at 3:12
  • I was almost tempted to put my frozen dew on grass pic on instead ;)
    – Dreamager
    Jul 13, 2011 at 4:56
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    @Dreamager: I would like to see that. Yeah, sorry guys. I saw the lovely droplets up above and new my image cannot compete but I felt like more dew was needed this week. (Steamy mornings in these parts of the world nowadays so I was in the mood. This was one of those mornings when your shoes get soaking wet in the dew after a few steps. Took the shot just 2 days ago) Jul 13, 2011 at 13:36
  • I love the colors in this, they look so … natural. Maybe it's because of the other submissions (though I voted up most of them too). Jul 13, 2011 at 19:39
  • Stiff competition this time around. Just about every photo is a good good one. (Love the Yellow Pages) Thanks though. I did nothing with this photo aside from some sharpening. (Should do more of that as I tend to over-process things) Jul 13, 2011 at 21:13
  • @jakub thanks for sharing in any case!
    – Francesco
    Jul 14, 2011 at 7:43
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    I find the leaf in the front rather distracting. Besides that it's a lovely shot!
    – blubb
    Jul 15, 2011 at 15:59

Colors of Sun set

Colors of sun set after the rain

Here's the fullsize on PhotoBucket

  • The trees in the foreground take away from the shot, I'm afraid... Jul 17, 2011 at 19:18
  • @Seth: I am just learning so it was an honest try :) Jul 18, 2011 at 3:10
  • I think the trees in the foreground add depth and interest to an otherwise flat image.
    – mattdm
    Jul 18, 2011 at 14:33
  • @umesh: I wasn't intending to sound overly critical. Just offering my thoughts. (It's not a bad picture; I didn't downvote or anything.) Jul 18, 2011 at 14:53
  • @Seth: i am very much fine with the feedback, since i am only started my journey and feedback is always welcomes... :) Jul 18, 2011 at 15:19

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