This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 13 August 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 August 13th at 9:30pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

There is no theme this week

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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  • Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide
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  • Images must not contain any artificially added borders or of any kind
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  • 2
    great entries this week! Aug 8, 2012 at 7:24
  • Too many great entries! We need to spread out the love, as I'd like to see quite a few of these win!
    – dpollitt
    Aug 8, 2012 at 23:18

9 Answers 9


110 and 6th

110 and 6th

Went in search of a place to capture the ever busy freeways around downtown Los Angeles and found it along the 110. Then I set up the tripod and waited for the sun to set.

Shot at 24mm, 30s, f/13 and ISO 100. Processed in Aperture with the built-in curve, dodge, burn and sharpening tools.

Bigger versions.


Rock Balancing, Grand Marais

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  • People love to do this up the north shore, can't say I understand why!
    – dpollitt
    Aug 13, 2012 at 1:27
  • @dpollitt - the spirit of the lake perhaps? The force is strong. In Ontario you don't see many of these by the lake but they line the roads and highways. 100s of them. But up here these seem to be related to the aboriginal culture and the inukshuk legacy. Aug 13, 2012 at 13:25



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Larger version available here


The Cellist

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Larger version: flickr. Processed using DPP, Photoshop, Silver Efex


Antique Cameras

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Portobello market, London, UK

Nikon D90, 45mm, F7.1, 1/200s, ISO 200

Larger version here

  • Awesome connection to photography Aug 8, 2012 at 10:02

Oslo after a Storm

Full size: http://500px.com/photo/11127051 or https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=422697631113659&set=a.416810228369066.108963.403842676332488


What time is it?




Just minutes before I was shooting portraits, and for a moment of break I looked up, and it payed out...

Camera:       Canon EOS 450D
Lens:         Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Focal Length: 85mm
Aperture:     F/4.5
Exposure:     1/400s
ISO:          100 

Larger version here...

  • 4
    its a nice minimalist piece full size, when its small it loses something
    – DHall
    Aug 9, 2012 at 17:40
  • I totally agree, and was thinking of removing it from the list, but then again, someone might enjoy seeing it... Aug 9, 2012 at 19:48
  • Love the bigger version of this! Aug 13, 2012 at 0:36
  • For a header image, this would work better if cropped much more closely. Right now, you kinda have to click through to the large image to see what the heck that white speck is.
    – Martha
    Aug 13, 2012 at 17:07
  • @Martha: That very second I published the answer, I just realized that "you kinda have to click through to the large image to see what the heck that white speck is". On the other hand when I crop this image it loses "that something"... I'll choose something more appropriate next week... Aug 13, 2012 at 18:29

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