This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 3 Dec 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 December 3rd at 9:30pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I made a mistake with the link to the larger version of my photo for the POTW winner. I know you're busy so it's not super urgent but if you could update it when you get a chance that would be awesome. 500px.com/photo/18259155 @jrista or anyone else that could help. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 2:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @VianEsterhuizen: Fixed. \$\endgroup\$
    – jrista
    Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 4:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks a lot Mr Rista. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 14:03

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Santa Maria della Pietà

GranSasso National Park, Abruzzo Italy

Santa Maria della Pietà GranSasso National Park Abruzzo Italy

You can see large image here

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this the raw image or you worked additionally in softwares? (just asking for my reference, hope you don't mind!) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 6:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, of course, I used a graduate filter to dark the sky and on the blu of the sky I added a little bit of saturation and contrast. On the face of the church I used a lighter brush. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 7:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ ok fine ! done in photoshop or lightroom? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 7:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ I usually use Lightroom \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 9:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ oh nice. Really awesome click ! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 10:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Nice shot! Like the mood. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 19:12

Command Module

on flickr

Command Module

Nikon D7000 + 10.5 DX Fisheye
1/30, f/2.8, ISO 360
Handheld, overhead at Kennedy Space Center
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    \$\begingroup\$ I hope you don't mind but I really liked the colours/textures of the capsule so I made a few modifications and used it as a wallpaper. heyvian.com/misc/apollo-14.jpg \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 14:05

Neon Tetra

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Neon Tetra, roaming around Hornwort leaves. Sadly, I do not have a larger version.


Knock Knock

Canon 40D, Canon 28mm 1.8 USM @ F4.6 1.100s, in Lecce, Italy


Knock Knock


Shadowy Daisy

enter image description here

A daisy with shadows cast by its center. Larger

Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: Sigma 50mm F/2.8 EX DG
Shutter: 1/400
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100


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