This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Jan 17 to be featured on the main site. Rules:

  • Limit one photo per person per week.
  • A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks in a row, and not more than four times a year.
  • Keep all images appropriate, we want this site to be work safe.
  • Do not submit a photo if you are currently featured.
  • Images should be 375 x 210 px.

Last week's thread

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    I'm sensing another close week... Good luck to all entrants! Jan 10, 2011 at 18:47
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    Its nice to see many more votes being cast then previous weeks.
    – kacalapy
    Jan 14, 2011 at 16:45
  • No kidding, the competition is pretty steep this week!
    – Reid
    Jan 14, 2011 at 23:38

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This was taken at the Columbia Road Flower Market in Hoxton, London - a very colourful and interesting area!

  • Can't explain what's so interesting with this photo, but I have a strong desire to look at it again and again. +1
    – rem
    Jan 12, 2011 at 20:52
  • I love the contrast between the orange and the green, and the fact that the depth of field brings out the flowers.
    – Mei
    Jan 14, 2011 at 5:35

BMX Action

1/30s, f/5.6, ISO 200, 33mm, Canon EOS 450D, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6

Taken at a BMX race I happened to see spontaneously in Switzerland. Took me quite a lot of attempts, but this shot was clearly worth the work!


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"Hold on"

Winterfest 2011 - Synchronized Skating competition at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on January 7-9. Hadn't seen too many sports photos entered here so I thought I would give it a try.

For me, something about the hands in this photo captured the beauty of the skaters, as well as the teamwork aspect of the sport. I also like that none of the faces are visible, as it lets you focus on the hands. Hope you like it too!

Updated: Here's a link to my Winterfest 2011 collection on Flickr (as per Rowlands request). Thanks for asking!

  • I like the lines that are formed, gives it a sense of movement.
    – rfusca
    Jan 10, 2011 at 6:20
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    I'd be interested to see some of the others from this set - don't forget you are welcome to include a link through to the photo on an online profile such as Flickr or Smugmug if you wanted... Jan 10, 2011 at 18:46
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    The photo doesn't draw me to the hands—I focus on the implied beauty of the other side of the heads. And that makes it a very compelling image. (It would have to be a larger image for the hands to dominate.)
    – wallyk
    Jan 11, 2011 at 2:38
  • @Rowland, I've added a link above to the set on Flickr. Thanks for asking!
    – seanmc
    Jan 11, 2011 at 4:37
  • @wallyk and @rfusca, you may be right, I was having a hard time understanding why I was drawn to this photo. Maybe it is the mystery of the unseen faces, or the lines. Thanks for your feedback!
    – seanmc
    Jan 11, 2011 at 4:40
  • I love the arms and bodies - and the fact that seeing them from behind takes away from their individuality and emphasizes the coordinated skating aspect. Very beautiful indeed.
    – Mei
    Jan 14, 2011 at 5:34


Sunset. Aspö, Sweden.

  • +1! Fantastic work!
    – jrista
    Jan 11, 2011 at 4:31
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    Any other week I'd have upped this, but we've had a couple of similarly-toned images in a row now. I'm voting for a change of pace, but if this doesn't make it this time around, I'd vote for it on a subsequent submission.
    – user2719
    Jan 12, 2011 at 21:49

Canada Geese in flight

Canada Geese in flight, panned and 1/15 second exposure to blur the background. The geese were across a small lake from me, maybe 75 or so yards away, close enough to the far bank that the picture turned out even though the AF locked onto the trees across the lake.

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    +1 for an interesting effect.
    – Si Keep
    Jan 10, 2011 at 8:50
  • I like that effect - looks almost like a "painted photograph". Jan 10, 2011 at 12:44
  • +1 beautiful capture, and one of my favorite subjects (see my flair).
    – ysap
    Jan 12, 2011 at 2:53

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On a recent trip to Michigan, I stalked a Sandhill Crane across a freshly cut field. My hope was to overexpose the sky to help isolate the beautiful creature. After I got the image I originally hoped for, I decided to take it up a notch. I figured sooner or later I would break the "safe" barrier and the bird would take flight. He did. I simply love the balance and weight of the hay bales juxtaposed against the brilliant flight of the crane.

Shot at f/2.8 at about 1/200 sec 70mm.


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My wife and I ate at a chef's table this week. We sat inside the restaurant's kitchen. We got great food, a great show and I got some photography practice.

bon appetit !

  • @rfusca Thanks for the help. I got it sized correct now. Cheers
    – kacalapy
    Jan 10, 2011 at 16:39
  • Well, don't keep us in suspense, what was the name of the place?
    – Alan
    Jan 13, 2011 at 22:20
  • Its a nice place in central NJ. restaurantnicholas.com The reviews are unbelievable so I had to try it out. I loved it, My wife not so much cause it was a little funky. By that I mean it was definitely a task different that we were used to, but i like going out and getting food way different than what i get at home. Also, sitting inside a real kitchen was really cool!
    – kacalapy
    Jan 13, 2011 at 22:30

Tucson Morning

Taken about an hour after Sunrise, of the highest skyscrapers in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Nicely done! Love the angle of the light.
    – rfusca
    Jan 10, 2011 at 6:22
  • The photo is nice. But the caption could use improvement: "skyscrapers" is the correct spelling and the comma is not needed. If AZ were replaced with "Arizona", readers anywhere in the world, outside the U.S., would more easily understand where it is.
    – wallyk
    Jan 11, 2011 at 2:35
  • Okay, thanks for the tips;-) Jan 11, 2011 at 2:57

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