This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 30 January 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 Jan 29th at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

This week, there is no particular theme for the contest. All photos which would be appropriate for the banner are welcome.

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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Submitter Rules:

  • Limit one photo per person per contest
  • 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
  • Keep all images appropriate, we want this site to be work safe
  • 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!

Voting Rules:

  • Up votes only!
  • Only vote up the images you like...ignore those you do not.
  • DO NOT use this forum as a place for image critique. Use chat for that (you'll get far better feedback)!
  • 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.

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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Stairway on a water tank. Liked the way the shadows fell on the curved walls.

  • Awesome composition!
    – jaxxon
    Jan 23, 2012 at 20:47
  • Awesome contrast
    – rfusca
    Jan 24, 2012 at 15:01
  • Loving this one. Glad to see it's pushing the top :)
    – jaxxon
    Jan 26, 2012 at 18:10

Herd of Shells

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This photo was taken with 49mm of Fotodiox extension tube on a Canon 70-200mm. Each shell is probably around 1-2 cm and it was on a support beam in the ocean. I was standing in waist deep water beeing knocked around by small waves. That plus the extension tube made this shot very tough.

Larger version

Secret: This is actually a portrait picture with the shells on the side of post but I like this a lot better.

  • I still find this shot awesome +1
    – fluf
    Jan 23, 2012 at 16:20
  • Ditto. Love this shot, particularly the color contrast...excellent.
    – jrista
    Jan 24, 2012 at 1:57
  • Thanks guys :) . Jan 24, 2012 at 6:13
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    +1. Keep on posting it til it doesn't win. ;) Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05

The Sun

Finally, The Sun!

Larger image (different crop) here.


Evening star

Evening star (Twilight)

An illusory capture , with sky ( Venus ) as the backdrop, lining the mountain which is at a distance , The Tree is very close to the camera

  • Glad you resubmitted this, this week!
    – dpollitt
    Jan 25, 2012 at 3:30
  • @dpollitt: Ya was featured last week ,new to this site so had to delete it after reading rules :)..Thanks Jan 25, 2012 at 5:46

Simple toys for simple games

Simple toys for simple games

Lens: 58mm f/2 @ f/5.6

Lighting: handheld flash with grid, shot thrice from camera right

Larger version


"The Wicked Witch"

The Wicked Witch

This is a synchronized skating team preparing to skate to their program "The Wicked Witch".

Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200mm at 112mm, F2.8, ISO 1100, 1/400s.

Larger version here. Colour version here.

There's more drama in the larger version, and more detail in the lace and frills on the dresses.


"Lovely Colors" Fujifilm S3400. Super Macro.

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  • Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide, this does not fit that requirement.
    – dpollitt
    Jan 28, 2012 at 17:26
  • Ok. Sorry for the inconvenience. Jan 28, 2012 at 22:15

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Suplhur-crested Cockatoo — shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM IS.

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