This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 20 February 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 Feb 19th 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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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.

  • Note that the "submit your photo" link on the main page still goes to last week's contest... – seanmc Feb 13 '12 at 22:38
  • Thanks for the heads up! Fixed. – jrista Feb 13 '12 at 22:43

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  • Cracking shot! Out of interest, where was it taken? – Sean Feb 15 '12 at 12:48
  • Looks like Scarborough in January – ElendilTheTall Feb 15 '12 at 13:42
  • Thanks guys! Taken last week minutes after sunrise in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This is the Brule Bay on Lake Superior (Fort William First Nations reserve) and it's the Sleeping Giant formation on the horizon. I actually took 2 very similar images and one is portrait orientation which I prefer but it would not look good cropped. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Feb 15 '12 at 15:03
  • Very nice in portrait. What's it like in colour, out of interest? – ElendilTheTall Feb 16 '12 at 13:14
  • @ElendilTheTall - Not bad, a lot more cheerful. I prefer the B&W. I don't often come across something that's suitable for B&W and I thought this worked pretty well with the snow ice texture, etc. This is a 3 exposure HDR B&W BTW. I don't have the colour version on the web. I like to post either one or the other. I can email it if you'd like. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Feb 16 '12 at 16:07
  • Just curious, no need to trouble yourself. – ElendilTheTall Feb 16 '12 at 19:28
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    That's stunning in portrait! – Matthew Dresser Feb 16 '12 at 22:21
  • Thanks @mdresser. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Feb 17 '12 at 0:45

The Girl On The Beach

Not much to say, a photo with an analog camera 20 years ago, hope that you like it for the valentine day.

girl on the beach

relative with this questions: Shooting on the beach: is it dangerous for my equipment? , How to use a tripod on the beach without damaging it?

by the way, still have this camera, is full metal old 35mm camera with a metal shutter/cutain ! Survive the beach :)

  • Do you still have the girl too? :) – Imre Feb 15 '12 at 13:21
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    I was about to say I like the old film look and then I saw it IS an old photo. I really like it – fluf Feb 15 '12 at 14:01

Hermit the Crab

Hermit the Crab

Big can be found here

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    Well, I normally withhold my vote till the end in case a tie needs to be broken, but I really like this photo, so I'm voting now. :) Here's to hoping you win this week around! – jrista Feb 13 '12 at 20:53
  • @jrista thanks a lot :-) – gsharp Feb 13 '12 at 20:57



Larger (pre-crop) version here.

  • Is that a photo? – jrista Feb 13 '12 at 23:31
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    Yes... It's a photo of a spinning hypno wheel at the @Bristol Science museum... it's shot with 1 second exposure – forsvarir Feb 13 '12 at 23:41
  • why the odd crop? – rfusca Feb 14 '12 at 0:52
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    I like the crop! – MikeW Feb 14 '12 at 5:16
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    @rfusca: I think circles lend themselves to a square crop. As to why that section of the picture, it is difficult to quantify but I guess I find that section of the spiral more inviting. – forsvarir Feb 14 '12 at 13:01
  • Does this qualify as landscape orientation? – Martha Feb 15 '12 at 0:55
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    @Martha: It should do. The top is the long side, however as it is a square it just so happens to also be the short side. – forsvarir Feb 15 '12 at 6:28
  • we'll let it slide ;) – rfusca Feb 15 '12 at 8:44

Patagonian View

The awesome landscape photo that described my entire trip to Patagonia. Took at El Calafate.

Patagonia View

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On a lazy Sunday afternoon!

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Redmond Public Library at Night

Redmond Public Library at Night

This was taken back in 2002 or so on one of my many night time photography sessions in the Seattle area. The Redmond Public Library was close to my work and has interesting lighting and architecture.

  • That's a great shot! – Sean Feb 15 '12 at 12:47

The Seine, Paris

The Seine River, Paris



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Stalking The Elusive Western Red Sunset

The clouds in afternoon sky gave hope of great sunset pictures that evening. But like timid children fleeing a schoolyard bully the clouds retreated with the sun until, at sundown, they were but a thin line on the western horizon. Only my largest lens had any chance of capturing images full of rich sunset colors and shapes. It didn't happen. Though they were not very tall, the clouds proved to be deep and the sun was barely able to punch through. I doubt any of the photos will make my portfolio.

Despite the lack of magazine-quality pictures the session was a success. I had the privilege of watching a sunset while looking for slices of beauty to carve out of it. Sunrises and sunsets remind me the earth is spinning "under" the sun and I contemplate the universe and my place in it. The photos taken are raw material for improvement. Shooting the sunset was somehow both invigorating and relaxing.

Camera on tripod

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