This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 12 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 12th 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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  • 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
  • Images must not contain any artificially added borders or of any kind
  • Do not use this forum as a means to get critiques!
  • Showcase your best works!

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  • Only vote up the images you like...ignore those you do not.
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  • 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.

  • Hasn't our November 12th got away on us? Nov 14, 2012 at 1:54
  • Apologies for the late response. I have a lot of things going on right now, and I think I'm currently the only mod paying any attention at all to the PotW contest.
    – jrista
    Nov 14, 2012 at 2:38

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Saline Valley

A hidden valley surrounded by a growing small town.

A little valley I use to pass through when I was younger. There's a funny story included if you click through to the high-res version.

Nikon D800
50mm 1.8G
f/16 1/125
3 exposure HDR in Photomatix
Shot a little before the golden hour
  • very nicely done hdr
    – dpollitt
    Nov 9, 2012 at 3:53

The Orbit


This is the Arcelor Mittal Orbit an the London Olympic park. You can see the fullsize image on Flickr.

  • That is one odd structure
    – dpollitt
    Nov 9, 2012 at 3:52

Butterfly Farm in Oranjestad, Aruba

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Larger Image

  • Is it a screenshot? (noting the white line to the left) Nov 6, 2012 at 18:41
  • Thanks for pointing that out. It was a cropping error and it should be fixed now. Nov 6, 2012 at 21:39

"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


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


The Silent Moment of a Death Metal Drummer

The Silent Moment of a Death Metal Drummer

Eos 400D, 28mm 1.8 USM @ F1.8,1/50s

Larger Version

  • oh man, this would look awesome if it was on a 40D :P Sorry just had to give you a hard time, I'm kidding.
    – dpollitt
    Nov 9, 2012 at 3:52

Manaslu, Mountain of the Spirit


This picture was taken on my way to Manaslu base camp. Larger version


Flying Sunset

A sunset from a plane window

Taken out the window of a plane, flying from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia.


Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal length: 21mm (35mm equiv.: 33.6mm)
Aperture: F/3.5
Shutter: 1/6 sec
ISO: 100

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