This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 5 Nov 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 November 5th at 9:30pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

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  • sorry guys .. just one quick question .. why I can't delete my post ? I am still seeing it .. or is it just me who can see it ? Thanks ..
    – Laurence
    Nov 1, 2012 at 9:46
  • I don't see yours. Nov 2, 2012 at 15:53
  • Thanks Bro .. that's good .. I deleted it but I can still see it .. so it's just me who can see it then .. Ta
    – Laurence
    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:08

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Kanchenjunga - The first light

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Larger version: flickr

Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM @75mm
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO Speed: 100
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    It's like a painting!
    – B Faley
    Nov 1, 2012 at 6:20
  • Very nice, I would have expected this to be shot with a very long lens, and when you said 75 I was blown away. Great shot!
    – dpollitt
    Nov 2, 2012 at 2:48
  • Actually this is a slightly cropped version, hence the additional magnification. Please check out the original. However, I wasn't that far from the mountain. Nov 2, 2012 at 3:01

Lights on a Bus - at Dusk

A large well-lit city bus turns a downtown street corner

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
  • Shutter: 13.0 sec
  • Aperture: f/22
  • ISO: 200

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  • On your blog it says that this is a 30 second exposure, but here you said it was 13. :P Very cool either way!
    – dpollitt
    Nov 2, 2012 at 2:49
  • Thanks for pointing that out. It was a mistake on my blog, and I have corrected it there. Nov 3, 2012 at 1:49

Watkins Glen

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
F-Stop: f/22
Exposure: 4secs
ISO: 200

Larger - And Series


"Blow the wind Southerly ..."

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Probably the most wind-distorted trees I've ever seen. Well worth a look at the high res version (even if you don't vote for it :-) ). A very "character filled" group of trees.

Located on the "Catlins Coast" in the very far south of New Zealand.
The bitterly cold and usually near gale force wind comes off the Southern Ocean, with no land between there and Antarctica.

Choice was to wash out sky to or lose darker detail in foliage. Very little sky detail present due to cloud and strong winds. There's a shed buried in the tree - easier to see in the larger version.


Chrome displays a reduced size page for some reason. Internet Explorer displays a full resolution 6000 x 4000 image.

  • really unique shot!
    – garik
    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:16
  • The Dropbox link shows full-sized in Chrome (but you have to click it to override the "scale to fit" behaviour). Perhaps fotiki is doing the scaling based on the user-agent (if that's the version that shows up differently in Chrome and IE)? I've seen individual trees at least as bad (in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland), but never a dense copse like that. It almost looks deliberate.
    – user2719
    Nov 1, 2012 at 6:01
  • that is a ridiculous tree
    – dpollitt
    Nov 2, 2012 at 2:50
  • @StanRogers - The current link is to Fotki which works OK in Chrome. It does the usual fit to screen / full size toggling when clicked. I would not usually link to Fotki full sized image long term as the links die after a few weeks. I can swap to the Dropbox or other version before then. The goo.gl link that I left on screen but not 'live' is to Dropbox. It never shows full size in Chrome, clicked or not. BUT if you download the image from Dropbox via Chrome and save to disk, it is downloaded at full size. ie Chrome is making some decisions "for you" in the middle when viewing/ Nov 2, 2012 at 4:14
  • @dpollitt - Ridiculous is good! :-) It's quite likely that the "copse" was planted as a 'shelter belt' when the shed was built as there are isolated tree-clusters like this but not a consistent line. A VERY windy and VERY cold location. Nov 2, 2012 at 4:16
  • @RussellMcMahon -- it was the Dropbox (goo.gl) link that worked full-size opened in Chrome for me (not downloaded as a file to local, just middle-clicked to open in a new tab); the fotiki link was a little larger than 1/4-screen on a 1080p monitor for me in Chrome.
    – user2719
    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:01

A tiny flower

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Shot with a reverse 50mm. Larger version


The two elements, Water and Light

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Captured this at Fateh Sagar lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan , India. Udiapur is also known as City of Lakes. A beautiful city indeed !!


I'd Have Gotten Away With It, Too

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This was taken at The Tunnel, a place near Waterloo station in London where people are able to go and spray graffiti.

You can see the fullsize image on Flickr.

  • What lens was this?
    – dpollitt
    Nov 2, 2012 at 2:52
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    The Nikon 10.5 f2.8 fisheye
    – Sean
    Nov 2, 2012 at 7:21

Saas Fee





Nikon D7000 + 70-300 VR at 140mm
1/1250, f/4.8, ISO 1600
Handheld, just before sunset

See the rest of this series here.


Fleeting Fall

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Deer in Yosemite. Canon 400D, Canon 28-135 IS USM.

Deer in Yosemite


Lazy Daisy

Lazy Dasiy
A daisy, one in thousands

Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG macro
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100


Crystal in Lucas Cave at Jenolan NSW Australia

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Crystal in Lucas Cave at Jenolan NSW Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000
Lens: 18-55mm VR kit lens
ISO: 3200 (Hi-1)
Shutter: 1/250sec
Aperture: 5.3

I took this photo on a road trip through NSW Australia visiting the Jenolan Caves. This was my first time taking pictures in a cave with my kit. I found it challenging taking reasonable photos that were going to have a lot of digital noise because of the extreme low-light conditions.

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