This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 22 August 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! (If you have questions about whether your photo qualifies, feel free to join our chat and post the picture there for preliminary review, as well as critiques if you so desire.)

.: Voting Closes on Aug 21st 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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  • 2
    Wow.. Some really great shots this week!
    – jaxxon
    Aug 19, 2011 at 21:55
  • 1
    Agreed! Its been a good week!
    – jrista
    Aug 19, 2011 at 22:14

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Going Northbound On The Bakerloo

Going Northbound On The Bakerloo

You can see the fullsize image on Flickr

  • Great B&W, thats not easy. What this with a fisheye?
    – dpollitt
    Aug 17, 2011 at 14:54
  • Yep, it's a fisheye. The sides of the corridors are curved, so the fisheye effect isn't too obvious, although you can see it on the steps.
    – Sean
    Aug 17, 2011 at 15:01
  • Where/what is Bakerloo?
    – Francesco
    Aug 17, 2011 at 15:23
  • Bakerloo (also known as the Bakerloo Line) it part of the London Underground tube system. A lot of people drop the "line" bit when talking about them. This shot is from the tube station at Waterloo train station, which is on the south bank of the river Thames.
    – Sean
    Aug 17, 2011 at 15:52
  • It clicked something but I wasn't sure. Thanks for refreshing my memory :)
    – Francesco
    Aug 18, 2011 at 21:49

What lies beneath

Lurking beneath

A tree growing in area flooded by waste water from a nearby power plant has fallen over and calcified under the liquid. Only roots are prickling out like a tombstone.

Larger version

  • A link to a bigger size would be nice
    – dialex
    Aug 16, 2011 at 21:06
  • @DiAlex thanks for the hint, I added the link to larger version.
    – Imre
    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:55
  • It took me some time to understand what I am seeing there... I tried not to look at the text.
    – ysap
    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:42
  • My first thoughts were a weird alien world with an sort-of space shuttle launch :)
    – Stormenet
    Aug 22, 2011 at 8:19

hang here...

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Original size on Flickr

  • 2
    I love the mood...
    – blubb
    Aug 15, 2011 at 14:37
  • 2
    +1 lovely tone! Aug 17, 2011 at 11:40


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Taken in a butterfly house in southern France.

Larger version and kit details also available. :)


Fireworks at Chicago River

Fireworks at Chicago river

Full size image on flickr


Oh Taxi!

Oh Taxi!

I loved the atmosphere of this street. You can look at the full image here

  • I love the composition! +1, but -1 for - the main object(the taxi, as it's not b&w) is out of focus. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:04

You looking at me?

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Taken a few years ago at the San Diego Zoo on my 30D. Larger version.
Title suggestions welcome.



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A reflection in the Kaministiquia river, up side down...

Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF70-200mm f/4L USM @ ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/400

Larger Version


Floating in Space

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Taken with Canon T3 Rebel 250mm Telephoto Lens


Yellow Flower

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snap taken from my 4 day old Canon 230HS in mumbai park. Check here for HD version




Full size

  • Not allowed to view larger version. Can you fix the link? Aug 15, 2011 at 11:40
  • Fixed. Thanks!!
    – Carles
    Aug 15, 2011 at 19:14

Lake Zurich

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