This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Jan 24 to be featured on the main site. Rules:

  • Limit one photo per person per week.
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  • Keep all images appropriate, we want this site to be work safe.
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  • Images should be 375 x 210 px.
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Voting Closes on January 30th at 11:59pm EST (UTC-5). 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.

Last week's thread


Water Bokeh

Water Bokeh by Sergiu Bacioiu http://sergiubacioiu.com

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    It's very green Jan 29 '11 at 15:43
  • Congratulations on winning this weeks contest! You will be featured on the Photo.SE main site from Jan 31 through Feb 6, 2011.
    – jrista
    Feb 1 '11 at 1:02

Orange Bloom

Orange bloom. ISO 400, 60mm f/2.8 @ 1/40s

Original is here


Once a boat

Once a boat

Aspö, Sweden. By the pilot jetty.

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    I like this, great concept. I think it could use more 'mood', though...it looks almost commonplace as it is now. Maybe black and white, or possibly duotone might help. Perhaps just some creative reworking of tone and color to give it more of a "dreary" feel.
    – jrista
    Jan 26 '11 at 1:48
  • I agree with jrista. Maybe making it darker would create an atmosphere... Anyway, it's a great photo.
    – Carles
    Jan 26 '11 at 6:50
  • Try just adding some vignetting and saturating the colors.
    – ysap
    Jan 28 '11 at 0:43
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    Thanks for the approval. I chose an image that was not dark or moody on purpose. When I posted a dark image before, it didn't get voted on becase there had been so many dark images lately.
    – Guffa
    Jan 28 '11 at 9:58

The Basics

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35mm, ISO 200, 1/200, f/8, handheld flash w/ bounce card. Composited in post.

Many thanks to Jay Lance Photography for the inspiration.

  • Can you describe how you used the bounce card for those us us just starting out and still learning. (ME)
    – kacalapy
    Jan 24 '11 at 20:27
  • +1 for the nicely done portrait lighting... Also, how can I not after that shout out! ;-) Jan 28 '11 at 7:52
  • @kacalapy I made a bounce card inspired by some of the pics at this dpreview thread. For these shots, I angled it forward so that very little light would directly hit the ceiling.
    – Evan Krall
    Jan 29 '11 at 18:13

The Devil

The Devil

Taken this saturday at a Atiar Foc. It's an event in my city (a Correfoc). Full version here.

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    Beyond the interesting subject, this is really great. However this is another example of why I don't like the aspect ratio for these photos, I like the original better. :/
    – BBischof
    Jan 24 '11 at 14:59
  • Thanks. Sometimes it's hard to crop.
    – Carles
    Jan 25 '11 at 12:04

Burrowing owl, Raptor Foundation, near St. Ives, UK

Burrowing owl, Raptor Foundation, near St. Ives, UK. More owls here.

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    +1 - This got entered so late I'm afraid it may not have much of a chance, but I hope it shows up again. I really like it
    – rfusca
    Jan 29 '11 at 5:10
  • Yea, wow. I really like this. I just went and downvoted others and +1'ed this. I hope you can make it to the top. If you don't, submit it it again at the beginning of the voting period. I think you can make it :-).
    – Tom
    Jan 29 '11 at 5:33

Chapter House

The ceiling in the Chapter House in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, UK.

The ceiling in the Chapter House in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, UK.


Zion National Park

Zion National Park, home of extremely tall sandstone walls.

  • I think there is a little bit too much haze that distracts the main subject of an otherwise beautiful photo. Did you try enhancing the contrast a little bit?
    – ysap
    Jan 28 '11 at 0:46
  • It's a photo I should probably play more with, now that I have lightroom. I could certainly enhance the contrast a bit, it would probably make it look like there was less haze Hmm... Jan 28 '11 at 1:27

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