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This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of April 18 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.
  • Include a title for the image

Voting Closes on April 17th at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4). 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

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Web Frame

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A web of steel frames a stairwell beneath a deep blue sky.

ISO 100, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/2500.

A larger version is available here.

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6 pm

Vineyards in the hills before sunset.

ISO 100, 18mm, f/8, 1/250.
Cropped and resized in Photoshop, no other editing. Larger uncropped here.

Why this crippling 375 x 210 px? It's a pity for everyone to spoil good, carefully framed shots to fit in a ratio that doesn't belong to photography (not traditionally, not technically).

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White Elegance

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You can find the larger version at flickr

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China

China

Old china on display
Tidö, Sweden 2008

Larger

  • why the downvote? it's a nice shot. – MattiaG Apr 13 '11 at 17:08
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    Wow, a downvote seems harsh! – Sean Apr 13 '11 at 17:17
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    Nice shot, nice composition, great focus, good color and tone. +1 :) – jrista Apr 14 '11 at 5:10
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    @Sean, @Mattia - I don't think guffa should take this personally - it appears all the entries except intoTHEwild's have gained at least one downvote... – Rowland Shaw Apr 14 '11 at 7:54
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    @Rowland Uhm... I wonder why. I just can't see why one would downvote within this kind of "contest". The purpose of the whole thing should be selecting which image is the best according to the majority of users, to show what members of our community can do. So it makes sense for everyone to just choose one and upvote it. Whatever :-) – MattiaG Apr 14 '11 at 10:27
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    @Mattia - I tend to agree, I've noticed that trend recently and found it a little odd. Mind you, I'm not worried about it, you can't please 'em all and it doesn't offend me. I think, however, that those doing it are doing so because it effectively gives their vote the weight of two. – John Cavan Apr 14 '11 at 15:35
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    @Mattia @rowland, I think it was pretty well said in chat last night: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/828731#828731 From the looks of things, there are a number of folks that follow that mentality, which I can't disagree with. That said, I'd only do it if the image was currently winning. – cabbey Apr 14 '11 at 15:59
  • There have been some drive-by shootings. It seems we frequent a mixed neighbourhood. – labnut Apr 19 '11 at 22:16
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Indian Sunset

Indian Sunset

  • I'm having trouble loading the image. – Nathan Osman Apr 13 '11 at 1:36
  • It's fine for me... I'll re-up and see if that helps. – fredley Apr 13 '11 at 8:23
  • That's better. – Nathan Osman Apr 13 '11 at 17:21
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April's Promise

April's Promise
We've had plenty of April's showers, here's hoping May lives up to the old adage.

extracted from this shot on SmugMug

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Beer Splash

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  • If there is something wrong with this picture, please tell me what instead of just down-voting it. I am on this site to learn! – JD Isaacks Apr 14 '11 at 18:54
  • @John Isaacks - what was the intent of the picture? What were you "going for"? – rfusca Apr 14 '11 at 21:59
  • @John I'll echo @rfusca's question- it doesn't seem like that well thought out or purposeful of a photo to me- and I'll add that I also think the fact that the water is casting a shadow on the background and/or the background is not lit in a purposeful way really detracts from anything that the picture might have been trying to convey... – Jay Lance Photography Apr 14 '11 at 22:48
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    Don't take it personally. Generally, down votes here are largely because people don't want a particular photo on the main page. Votes here are more an indication of what the community wants to see than anything else. – jrista Apr 14 '11 at 22:49
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    Hrm, I like this image. Maybe cuz I'm a drunk. – Alan Apr 15 '11 at 0:03
  • @jrista I'm not taking it personal, I just wanted to know if it was a bad concept, or if maybe there was something wrong with the shot (artifacts, noise, fuzzyness, etc.) or if it was just a personal taste thing. What you said answers that pretty well though. to answer everyone else's question, I was just cleaning my beers because they were kinda dirty looking and I liked the way the water looked funneling off the can. – JD Isaacks Apr 15 '11 at 1:15
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    @John Isaacks - sometimes an neat thing like that makes a better picture when its taken to the extreme. Imagine a beer can just CAKED in mud, water splashing off the top to clean it, its a sunny day,evidence of yard work (or some other physical activity ) blurred in the background and the title of "When you just have to have one". Take the snippet you had of "a dirty can getting cleaned can be a neat photo" and run with it. Just an idea. – rfusca Apr 15 '11 at 19:31
  • @rfusca: Now that's a story to tell with a photo! Bravo! Although none of these photos are telling stories. They are basically still life of something. This one's the only one with at list a little action (that doesn't tell anything though). – Robert Koritnik Apr 15 '11 at 20:48
  • @rfusca great suggestion! :) – JD Isaacks Apr 15 '11 at 21:06
  • I guess one thing, if you didn't say this was a beer can, I wouldn't have known it. I still like the image, and I still think the concept is interesting. But if a picture is worth 1,000 words... – Alan Apr 17 '11 at 22:51
  • Also man, I dig your design work on istockphoto. – Alan Apr 17 '11 at 22:54
  • @Alan, thanks, I am hoping to start selling some photos on there too. – JD Isaacks Apr 17 '11 at 23:11
  • By they way, how did you come across them? My account isn't linked to my istockphoto account. Just curious. – JD Isaacks Apr 17 '11 at 23:14
  • @John: On your profile page there's a link to your website, which also has a link to your iStockPhoto account. – Alan Apr 18 '11 at 1:12
  • @John Isaacks, there have been some rule based criticisms but my gut reaction is that this is a great photo. It really works for me. – labnut Apr 19 '11 at 20:04

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