This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Nov 4. to be featured on the main site (Where "Morning of Dec. 22" by Grant Palin currently sits)


  • Limit one photo per person per week.
  • Limit one submission per photo (so don't repost from other weeks).
  • Keep all images appropriate, as we do not wish to offend any of our users.
  • Images should be 375 x 210 px or they may be cropped and resized to fit.
  • Is this a new idea? An experiment? Either way I like it. Putting it in Meta seems like a good idea as it separates it out from the question side of things. – labnut Oct 28 '10 at 19:44
  • This is part of the new site redesign :) it'll all make more sense soon! we've been talking about it in the chat room chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14/photographic-memories – chills42 Oct 28 '10 at 19:45
  • OK, I think I have misunderstood what you are trying to do. Watching with interest though. – labnut Oct 28 '10 at 19:58
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    375x210? That makes sure images are either manipulated or not seen as intended :( Could you have a standard aspect ratio instead? I'd say 3:2 is probably most popular among the target audience of the site. – Itai Oct 28 '10 at 20:40
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    @Itai you could superimpose onto the correct shade of gray if you wanted to maintain aspect ratio. – Rowland Shaw Oct 28 '10 at 21:07
  • I'd love it if we could get a 'theme' for submissions to help narrow it down. – Shizam Oct 29 '10 at 2:17
  • Great idea, but +1 with @itai, would love to see 3:2 aspect ratio instead (e.g. 315 x 210), composition is important. I could indeed pad with gray, but maybe that gray is meant to change later... – sebastien.b Oct 29 '10 at 3:26
  • By all means feel free to link through to your website or flickr account for a larger version of the shot. (I'm a sucker for admiring others' work so will probably click through, even if no-one else will) – Rowland Shaw Oct 29 '10 at 12:38
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    This thread has quickly garnered a lot of views. I think this indicates that we should reconsider the issue of photo challenges. I think they could prove to be an important part of this site. – labnut Oct 29 '10 at 13:02
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    @labnut essentially this is photo challenges, but they probably belong better on the meta portion of the site, like this one is. – Rowland Shaw Oct 29 '10 at 16:13
  • @sebastien Right, padding is an option. Submitting as PNG we can even pad with transparency to avoid looking odd if the gray changes. And yes, composition is important. I adhere to the fill-the-frame principal so very few of my shots can get cropped without losing something important. – Itai Oct 29 '10 at 16:42

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Thanksgiving Fog.

Appropriately, shot last year around Thanksgiving, in a park nearby, late at night (see uncropped, and more in this series).

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    Very nice!!! :) – jrista Oct 28 '10 at 22:36
  • Very beautiful! – BBischof Oct 28 '10 at 23:37
  • Impressive, nicely composed and well timed. – labnut Oct 29 '10 at 5:30

Nor'wester clouds at sunset last weekend over the Torlesse Range, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Another version of Switzerland - before the snow starts to come in

Another version of Switzerland - before the snow starts to come in (same town as the pushchair shot above)

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    Great idea, love it. – sebastien.b Oct 31 '10 at 15:05
  • Thank you -I like it this way around with the lake in focus and the snow capped mountains – Zoe Bailey Oct 31 '10 at 18:09
  • +1 I really like this, and think it deserves to be the featured image. Have you a wider portfolio online at all? – Rowland Shaw Nov 1 '10 at 20:16
  • Thank you - I am just sorting my new website out :-) – Zoe Bailey Nov 1 '10 at 20:54
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    @Rowland: I like it too, hey, I even voted for it and not for my own, but with the "Limit one submission per photo (so don't repost from other weeks)" rule, it's likely not too happen (statistically). Which is unfortunate. Maybe what we need is a permanent queue? Let photos bubble up and extract/remove the top one every week? Still limit one submission per user/week though. The problem with that is new entries will accumulate at the bottom, waiting for people to vote on them. Or maybe can 2 runners-up receive special treatment, i.e. be allowed to be reposted, say, after a month? – sebastien.b Nov 2 '10 at 17:58
  • @sebastian That might work - why not start a new thread here on meta and see how people will take it? - after all, this is a community site, so it should be a community decision. – Rowland Shaw Nov 2 '10 at 18:38

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    When I noticed the empty stroller I got chills! Haunting! – BBischof Oct 28 '10 at 23:36
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    Yes, it is a very disturbing image that evokes all our fears. Well done on a great photo. – labnut Oct 29 '10 at 12:53
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    Fears? it strikes me as the sort of thing I'd do as a kid, and I turned out alright, didn't I? – Rowland Shaw Oct 29 '10 at 15:02
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    @BBischof, @labnut, never fear, no dollies were harmed in the making of this photo :) – Benjol Oct 29 '10 at 19:54
  • hehe -I know exactly where this is!!!! – Zoe Bailey Nov 2 '10 at 22:04
  • @ZoeBailey, so do I :) Maybe we'll meet sometime, probably in a play area. – Benjol Nov 9 '10 at 16:55

I hope, it's not too late to join the contest:

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Taken on the hike in the Dolomites this year. Pentax K20D, 18 mm, f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 200.

The original is available on Flickr.

  • Very cool! (might just be my monitor at work, but it's a little dark? Is that intentional?) – chills42 Nov 2 '10 at 13:34
  • It was intentional that the mountains are black. I prefer the sky dark too, or the view loses its ominous appeal. – sastanin Nov 2 '10 at 13:48

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Found this in Austria in March.


I'll kick off with "York Minster":

York Minster


A white (albino) squirrel. This little critter has been hanging around the neighborhood all season. Here, the squirrel is in our walnut tree.

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Wikipedia original photo on FlickR


A duck I saw while vacationing in Seattle last month:



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A forgotten amusement-park, Dadipark (Dutch).
Some friends and me went there to un-dust our camera's.


In the Spotlight. South Africa was in the spotlight during the recent soccer world cup.alt text

  • How would you want that cropped? To be featured, it needs to fit within the site header like "Morning of Dec. 22" over on the main site at the moment – Rowland Shaw Oct 28 '10 at 21:05
  • My misunderstanding, I did not realise that it was intended for the site header. It can't really be cropped differently so that rules it out of contention. – labnut Oct 29 '10 at 5:28

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