This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 19 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 19th 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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  • Lockand switch header when you get a chance. Thanks!
    – dpollitt
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:55

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La Sainte-Chapelle on Île de la Cité in Paris(Wikipedia).


Bigger version

Another shot of the upstairs of this church here. Yes, this is the basement!

  • 1
    Nice shot, D! That lighting is awesome!
    – jrista
    Nov 14, 2012 at 4:00
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    I think "luscious" is the appropriate word to describe this. (And I so want to go there.)
    – Martha
    Nov 15, 2012 at 23:50
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    Love the colours and the symmetry is perfect! Nov 16, 2012 at 1:01
  • Ooh la la! Cracking shot sir. Nov 16, 2012 at 9:12

Dragon Warrior

Male blue crown tail betta

My betta checking out his future home, currently he lives in a small container. The plants are floating water lettuce. Sorry I don't have a bigger version :(

  • gear and exposure settings?
    – B Faley
    Nov 14, 2012 at 19:46
  • That is a HUGE home for a betta!
    – dpollitt
    Nov 14, 2012 at 22:09
  • @Meysam 18-55mm and 550D, no flash, ISO 1600, Shutter 1/50, f/5.6 Nov 15, 2012 at 8:20
  • @dpollitt Yes, its ~20 US Gallons, with plants, decors and DIY 3D background, it should be at-least ~15 Gallons. I intend to put a few shoals of Neons, Cardinals and Harlequins as well :) Nov 15, 2012 at 8:20

Landing at YYC


500px has the larger version as well as all the data about the photograph. There's also a series of similar photos.

  • Awesome shot, dramatic, abstract and striking. Nov 16, 2012 at 9:13
  • @ElendilTheTall Thank you! Nov 16, 2012 at 14:02

Shore of the Azores São Miguel.




Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

 Nikon D7000 + 70-200 2.8 VRII at 200mm
 1/320, f/6.3, ISO 100
 Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN

See it full size on flickr


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Higher resolution link to follow.

An insight into flying styles and aerodynamics. No - not 'photo-shopped' and not stuck on the fence :-)
This is just how they happened to be departing. A frame by frame slow motion video view would be fascinating.


Happy Diwali !

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Diwali lighting at out place.
Larger version and other info here.

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