This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 21 November 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! This contest is for the community to choose what they LIKE (not what they dislike), with the most liked being displayed on the main site header for a week.

.: Voting Closes on Nov 20th 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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  • Limit one photo per person per contest.
  • Include a title for the image
  • A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks in a row
  • A specific photo may not be submitted more than four times a year.
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  • Do not submit any photo if you are currently featured.
  • Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide.
  • Images must be in landscape orientation.
  • Do not use this forum as a means to get critiques!
  • Showcase your best works!

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  • Up votes only!
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  • DO NOT vote down your competitors! UP VOTES ONLY! Don't like, don't vote.

General Tips:

We encourage you to include a link to a larger version of your image. You may host your work on sites such as Flickr, 1x.com, 500px.com, RedBubble.com, etc. to showcase larger versions.

You should include a title for your image. Feel free to include a concise description that explains the image, the emotion behind them, etc. and perhaps some explanation of gear and exposure settings, etc.

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Jelly Fish

from Hong Kong

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Canon EOS 60D with EF 50mm f/1.4

  • Thank you for the up votes. – Gapton Nov 15 '11 at 8:20
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    Was this through glass or with an underwater kit? – dpollitt Nov 15 '11 at 21:48
  • through glass :) – Gapton Nov 16 '11 at 0:07
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    Phenomenal color and crispness. These are hard to shoot well. Great job! – jaxxon Nov 16 '11 at 5:26
  • Thank you, they are indeed not the easiest subjects. Fortunately, it is very slow, unlike many other ocean animals. lol – Gapton Nov 17 '11 at 1:56
  • amazing colours. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Nov 19 '11 at 0:51

Center Point

Center Point

Detail from the ceiling of the Washington, D.C. Metro Center station. Cropped and rotated version of this photo.

Hand held shot with a full-frame (35mm) dSLR at 42mm, f/2.8, 1/25 and ISO 800.

  • Oooohhh.. I love it! My kind of photo. :-) – jaxxon Nov 16 '11 at 5:27

Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri (Moriri Lake), Ladakh

Tso Moriri ('Tso' means Lake in Ladakhi) is one of the highest lakes [4,595 m (15,075 ft)]. A nice, calm and freaking cold place.

Large on Flickr

  • Nice to see again. Great colors! – jaxxon Nov 16 '11 at 5:27

Train Trestles & Mountain Larches

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Taken in northern Montana - just outside Glacier National Park (US).
The colorful trees are coniferous, known as Larches.

Larger with slightly different dimensions.

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    Ah! Glad you submitted this...awesome photograph! Love the mock "miniature" effect, and the scene is pretty amazing. – jrista Nov 15 '11 at 20:26
  • @jrista thanks! :) – studiohack Nov 15 '11 at 20:59
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    Wow I wish I could be in glacier at that time of the year! – dpollitt Nov 15 '11 at 21:48
  • Fun pic. Nice composition, too. – jaxxon Nov 16 '11 at 5:28
  • +1, You have successfully recognised different types of trees from quite a long way away. – Jari Keinänen Nov 16 '11 at 18:14


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Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain peak in the world. Taken with Canon 50mm f/1.8 with a CPL filter held manually in-front of it. Larger and B&W version can be found in flickr.


The Missing Screw

The Missing Screw

Playing with lights (from my mobile phone) and a cheap point & shoot with cool macro capabilities (Canon A410). Larger Version

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    This is actually a really good way of finding lost screws on the floor... – ElendilTheTall Nov 19 '11 at 22:33

Cactus Hearts

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    I vote for this one for next February 14! – mattdm Nov 15 '11 at 3:24
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    talk about oxymoronic. – studiohack Nov 15 '11 at 22:21

Occupied Harvard

Occupied Harvard, November 15, 2011

In the category of photojournalism....

November 15th, 2011, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • is this part of the Wall Street protests? – studiohack Nov 15 '11 at 22:21
  • It is related but, as there is no central organization to the general "Occupy" movement (if that's the right word), it's not part of OWS in an official sense. Additionally, as Harvard is not letting people not affiliated with the university into the Yard, it is entirely comprised of Harvard students. – mattdm Nov 15 '11 at 22:36
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    That background information aside, this is meant as a photojournalism entry, not a political statement. – mattdm Nov 15 '11 at 22:37
  • @mattdm - and what if it were? Is this kind of context prohibited in this forum? – ysap Nov 17 '11 at 1:29
  • BTW - I fill for the poor students out in the cold nights... (although we had some very nice days in the past two weeks). I will have to be pushed out of my heated home. – ysap Nov 17 '11 at 1:30
  • @ysap: I don't think it's prohibited per se; it's just not my intent here. I don't think that we want overt political statements (for things I agree with or for things I don't) running as the banner of the site, which is the intent of the contest. I don't think the contest is irrelevant, but I also don't think this is the place to discuss it. (Especially because, in this case, it's quite a long and complicated discussion.) – mattdm Nov 17 '11 at 1:46
  • That said, I will add that it's unfortunately hard to see some of the detail at the required small size, like the police at the gates (the bright yellow uniforms) or the expressions on the students' faces. – mattdm Nov 17 '11 at 1:47
  • Is there a larger size version of this photo? – dialex Nov 18 '11 at 15:54
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    @DiAlex: yes. You can see a larger version in this set on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/mattdm/sets/72157628140739164 – mattdm Nov 21 '11 at 21:47

A bee taking off from an orange flower

Click image for large version.


Candy Shop

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    I think that a candy shop offers some great opportunity for catching eye-candy, colorful photos. Unfortunately, you decided to concentrate on the somewhat dull glass jars, so I think you missed the potential of the shot. That said, this is my opinion and you as the artist are respectfully entitled to have your own. – ysap Nov 17 '11 at 1:34
  • Constructive critiques can be helpful to newcomers (though they are actually against the rules stated above), but thinly veiled demeaning of someone's photo is just... Well rude. I think if you don't like something, but are not in a mood to offer helpful positive information, you really should keep your thoughts to yourself, however fluffed they are with platitudes. That said, this is my opinion. – Jane Panda Nov 28 '11 at 17:26

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