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.: Voting Closes on July 16th at 9:30pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

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  • Uh, it's Tuesday. Isn't it time to post the winner and make a new thread? – Martha Jul 17 '12 at 20:10
  • I've been waiting for the photo to appear in the banner. Will it run till next Wednesday? – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 17 '12 at 20:16
  • @Jakub - Ugg, things have been so hectic at work, this just completely slipped my mind. – rfusca Jul 18 '12 at 13:41
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Bumped the glump

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Just found this place last week and I am milking this location for all it's got. Can't wait to take some winter photos here. LARGER version

  • Its a shame, the details really don't translate well from the big size to the small size to me. Maybe additional sharpening or such? The big version looks great to me. – rfusca Jul 10 '12 at 19:22
  • Stupid question: what does "glump" mean? – Martha Jul 10 '12 at 22:19
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    @Martha - a made up monster from Shel Silverstein's children poem "Don't bump the Glump". My kids favorite poems. And mine too I must admit. Very abstract but very beautiful. He's the author of the more well known "The Giving Tree" - oh so good... This shipwreck is a bit of a mystery, no one really knows for certain exactly what ship this is. A photo of a mysterious shipwreck deserves a mysterious title... – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 11 '12 at 3:01
  • Holy crap @Jakub! Again an excellent photo (especially the larger version)! Do you mind to tell us the location? – gsharp Jul 11 '12 at 17:01
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    Thanks @gsharp! Not at all, like 99.9% of all my photos this is withing 50km of where I live. This particular location is in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Neebing Township, end of the Sturgeon Bay Road in the Sturgeon Bay, Lake Superior. About 1/2 hour drive from the city of Thunder Bay. (3.5 hours north of Duluth, MN or about 6 hours from St. Paul/Minneapolis) Access from the lake via a boat is easier, access over land requires owners permission (which is what I have). – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 11 '12 at 17:45
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    Thanks for sharing. I was in Canada long time ago unfortunately not so much interested in photography at that time :-/ however one of the most beautiful Countries I've ever been.. maybe time to visit again. – gsharp Jul 11 '12 at 18:00
  • That shot has some seriously excellent mood going for it. I have to remember this for the next time I'm anywhere near Thunder Bay. – John Cavan Jul 14 '12 at 13:36
  • Thanks @John! Only a 15 hour drive from Toronto but well worth it especially from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 15 '12 at 3:19
  • Too bad this is 6 hours from Minneapolis or I'd head up! Also, did you use ND filters and what strength? – dpollitt Jul 17 '12 at 0:55
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    @dpollitt - I used a 3 stop (0.9) ND filter along with a CP filter. I would have gone even a few stops darker if I had a such filter that's why I closed to f22. The CP is to add an extra stop and to get the reflection-transparency-glare just right. Turned out a bit soft as a result but still ok. If you decide to go bring a wider lens it's actually very close to the shore so it's not easy to get the right angle. (And lot's of mosquito repellent. The bugs were brutal) I have a few more photos from this location on 500px there is another boat skeleton in the same place. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jul 17 '12 at 1:45
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It's SUMMER!

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Summer has recently hit my part of the world with full force, so it only seemed appropriate to submit a vivid, watery summer shot for the contest this week. I just found this site from an ad on SO. Looking forward to hanging out here!

Large version on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/braedenpetruk/7430404168/in/photostream

  • nice photo, the girl seems a bit upset though :) – fluf Jul 13 '12 at 6:29
  • Thanks! :) And nope; she (and pretty much everyone there) was having an absolute blast! She's squinting to keep all of the splashes out of her eyes. – BraedenP Jul 13 '12 at 16:44
  • Cool, hot, and vibrant. – Mateen Ulhaq Jul 16 '12 at 3:07
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La mariposa

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A little fellow I met on Tenerife. Got quite close with a 100mm macro lens.

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Gimme kiss

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Higher resolution version here

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