This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 12 December 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 Dec 11th 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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    I know the idea of themes has been discussed, but anyone like the idea of making the next couple weeks with a "holiday" theme? – Vian Esterhuizen Dec 5 '11 at 8:07
  • I think thats a GREAT idea! – jrista Dec 5 '11 at 17:39
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    I just wanted to note that the main page's "Submit your vote" link still links to last week's thread... (Not sure if I should post that here, or as a "quesetion" on Meta?). – seanmc Dec 5 '11 at 18:15
  • @seanmc: Fixed. – jrista Dec 5 '11 at 21:56

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Shot on an foggy autumn morning.
I like the atmosphere and the colors of the branches in the trees.

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    the life is ending, I walk remembering all the good things that I lived at your side... good picture!... – pacoespinoza Dec 6 '11 at 10:53
  • Lovely mood to this one. :) – jaxxon Dec 7 '11 at 1:37
  • Thanks for the nice comments. – Mike Moe Dec 7 '11 at 21:22

Indian Bride

Indian Bride

Shot this at an Indian wedding ceremony with the nifty fifty.

Canon 500D | 50 mm @ f/1.8 | 1/1250 | ISO 800

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    Worth upvoting. :) – Aquarius_Girl Dec 7 '11 at 15:10
  • May I know which camera and lens do you posses? – Aquarius_Girl Dec 11 '11 at 2:31
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    Canon 500D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 18-55 IS (not in use, superseded by the Tamron). – Abhimanyu Dec 11 '11 at 5:24
  • @ Abhimanyu: You reckon the 17-50mm is worth an upgrade? I have kinda the similar setup without the tamron. – Neophile Dec 11 '11 at 20:08
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    @Nerds.Dont.Swear: Most certainly. See my post here for reasons why - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/17703/… – Abhimanyu Dec 12 '11 at 11:12
  • @Abhimanyu Offtopic newbie question: Do you for some reason prefer Tamron over Nikon? If yes, then what are the reasons? – Aquarius_Girl Dec 14 '11 at 5:51
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    @AnishaKaul: Nikon lenses don't work on Canon cameras. Third party manufacturers like Tamron, Tokina, etc. make lenses that work on different mounts i.e. different camera bodies like Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. – Abhimanyu Dec 14 '11 at 9:21
  • @Abhimanyu Thanks, I didn't know that. BTW, Considering that Tamron lenses might be cheaper than Nikon, is there a quality difference too? Oh! You don't use Nikon you might not be knowing it therefore. :( – Aquarius_Girl Dec 14 '11 at 9:46
  • Also, your Tamron lens is VR? OR you carry a tripod everywhere? :) – Aquarius_Girl Dec 14 '11 at 9:51
  • I have the non-VR lens. You don't need a tripod for a 17-50 zoom range. Stable hands + wide aperture + slightly high ISO gets you a sufficient shutter speed to handhold. – Abhimanyu Dec 14 '11 at 10:05
  • okay, but when you zoom in doesn't the aperture raise from 2.8 to 4 or something? Do you get the desired results/bokey then? Or is there a way out? And also if you don't write @Anisha I won't get the notification. – Aquarius_Girl Dec 14 '11 at 13:52
  • @AnishaKaul This is a fixed aperture lens. The aperture remains f/2.8 even when you zoom in to 50mm. Thats what makes it so much better than the typical kit lenses that come with most cameras. – Abhimanyu Dec 14 '11 at 14:01
  • Oh that's beautiful, what's the cost in rupees? Must be expensive. :) – Aquarius_Girl Dec 14 '11 at 14:40
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    @AnishaKaul INR 21,000 – Abhimanyu Dec 14 '11 at 14:42

The Bridge To St Paul's

The Bridge To St Pauls

You can see the fullsize image on Flickr.


Dirty Supernova

Dirty Supernova - By Vian Esterhuizen

Canon 7D | EF 50 mm f/1.8 II @ f/1.8 | 1/8000 | ISO 100

This was an experiment of mine the other day. Saw a nice sunset out my office window but limited myself to taking the photo from within the office. Ended up doing a lot of abstract shots. This is with the focus on the dirty window.

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  • Love this one! :) – jaxxon Dec 9 '11 at 18:11
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    I had a feeling you would like this one. :) Thank you – Vian Esterhuizen Dec 9 '11 at 19:06

Toronto Sunset

Toronto Sunset

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  • Love the parallel of ship+wake and tower+cloud. – Imre Dec 10 '11 at 6:18

Just a leaf
Lonely leaf

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Yes I Shook The Camera!

Close Lightning Strike

Larger Image. My Canon T1i, my first SLR, was 3 days old. I was excited to be getting lightning photos on my first try. After 2 hours the storm reached me and its wind-driven rain made me put away the tripod and take hand-held time exposures from inside the car. This bolt hit while I had the shutter open and the flash and immediate crack of thunder made me jump, as you can see by the double-exposed fence posts. I had better photos of my first lightning shoot but none as memorable as this!




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Shine On

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  • Apples? Cherries? Pomegranates? I can't really tell what those are. – jrista Dec 7 '11 at 18:32
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    Crabapples maybe – DHall Dec 7 '11 at 19:20
  • They look like rosehips to me. – ElendilTheTall Dec 7 '11 at 19:43
  • @ElendilTheTall: Indeed, however...on a tree? ;P – jrista Dec 8 '11 at 17:20
  • I'm going to agree with Crabapples – Vian Esterhuizen Dec 9 '11 at 22:33

Flowers Shot In Thailand Using a Nikon D90

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  • Your picture is the right width by it's 39px too tall. – Vian Esterhuizen Dec 8 '11 at 17:02
  • Resized! Should be fine now. – baoye Dec 9 '11 at 3:23

Foggy day in Yercaud, TN, India. It is the backside of the Hotel.

Shot during the trip from office with colleagues.

Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Full size image here on Flickr.

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    The mist is lovely, but I think you might want to give more attention to edges when composing. There's a house which is neither in the picture or out, and lower edge has bitten a leg off the chair. – Imre Dec 10 '11 at 6:21
  • yes, that is there. – Satya Prakash Dec 11 '11 at 12:02

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