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Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:55 AM

***Comments Thread for January's Photo Contest***

This thread is for comments or questions on the entries for the January photo contest.

DO NOT PUT COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS IN THE SUBMISSION THREAD! Thank you

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Reply ***Comments Thread for January's Photo Contest*** (Original post)
Callalily Jan 2022 OP
mnhtnbb Jan 2022 #1
Tom Kitten Jan 2022 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #3
Callalily Jan 2022 #4
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #5
Soph0571 Jan 2022 #6
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #7
urbanhermit Jan 2022 #8
Mz Pip Jan 2022 #9
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #16
róisín_dubh Jan 2022 #10
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #11
róisín_dubh Jan 2022 #12
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #13
róisín_dubh Jan 2022 #14
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #15
HAB911 Jan 2022 #18
róisín_dubh Jan 2022 #19
HAB911 Jan 2022 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #21
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #22
AndyS Jan 2022 #26
AndyS Jan 2022 #23
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #24
AndyS Jan 2022 #25
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #29
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #27
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #28
Callalily Jan 2022 #30
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #31
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #32
Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #33
mnhtnbb Jan 2022 #34
urbanhermit Jan 2022 #35

Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:58 AM

1. I'm in with a shot taken through an Amtrak window

somewhere on the way home from New York in October 2019. Pre-pandemic. I miss riding the train!

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 12:59 PM

2. Tossed one in

I used to live about four miles from that site... one of the reasons I miss Oregon.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 01:21 PM

3. Mine is from a happy time in my life! I was in Ohio, visiting WCGreen and his wife.

He wanted me to see this park and this little waterfall. I was enchanted! It was a beautiful September day in 2012.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 01:42 PM

4. Some nice entries so far

My photo was taken only 1.5 miles from my home. We had a cold snap a while back and I snapped this photo during one of our walks by the river.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 02:49 PM

5. I'm in!

Last edited Fri Jan 7, 2022, 12:54 AM - Edit history (1)

It should come as no surprise that I'm entering my shot of the Yellowstone River. My second entry, if I get one, will be Hot Creek at Sunset.

I took this photo ten years ago just after I retired. We were in the middle of a 4,500 mile cross country trip with our new RV, travelling to Wisconsin for a wedding. I shot it with a Canon SX20HS, which is considered a "bridge" camera. It's basically a glorified, point n' shoot camera with a very tiny sensor and a humongous zoom lens. It didn't shoot raw, which is OK because I had never even heard of a raw picture file at the time.

I wasn't thinking of myself as a "photographer" in those days. Actually, I was more into fishing than photography. I was just another boomer on vacation with a camera, posting his pictures to Facebook. It was the favorable comments that I got from my Facebook friends that got me thinking more about getting back into my lifelong avocation.

Years later a friend turned me onto the Snapseed app. I went back and did some very simple edits on the file. I brought the exposure down on the water to bring out the details, and raised the exposure on the trees for the same reason.

I still have that camera. I leave it on my bicycle in case I see any ospreys or herons on my bike ride.

We already have some great entries. I predict this will be another tough contest

Good luck!

Grumpy

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 06:03 PM

6. I'm in

Urban grime LOL

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:50 PM

7. Oops!

Last edited Fri Jan 7, 2022, 04:18 PM - Edit history (1)

EDIT: NEVER MIND!

I went back and checked the semi-finals for the reflection contest. I only entered one photo that month. I had planned to enter a second time, but missed the opportunity. So, I'm good!



I was just reading through the contest rules again, and I saw that once a photo has been in one contest, it is ineligible for future contests. Does that still hold true? I was planning on entering "Hot Creek" for my second entry, but I think I may have entered that one in the "reflections" contest.

I have more if I can't enter that one, but it's my wife's favorite.

Thanks,

Grumpy

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 01:47 PM

9. I'm in!

Didn’t wait until the last minute this time.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:17 PM

16. That photo is beautiful.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 08:37 AM

10. I'm in after a very long hiatus.

Mine is from just around the time we started hearing about COVID-19 (November 2019). I took a trip through the Scottish Highlands with a lifelong friend.
I miss traveling.

ETA: I spent a good chunk of 2020/21 in lockdown in the UK. I was there studying law, so I didn't have a ton of chances to get out and shoot.

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:08 AM

11. I'm not sure you read the rules entirely.

The person who chose the theme said no Lakes.

“3. thinking...........any season, moving water, no lakes”.

At the time this was posted many questioned why not Lakes. But we were told no Lakes. So isn’t Loche a lake?

Welcome back

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:42 AM

12. Loch Linnhe isn't a lake

It opens to the Firth of Lorn and then to the sea. Some lochs are lakes, but this one isn’t.

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:45 AM

13. Okay....

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:47 AM

14. If the host wants me to change the picture...

Fine.

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 11:55 AM

15. Just I know people who wanted to post Lakes.

Good luck.

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 08:06 AM

18. Took a look and it's a tough call

but since this is at least the third photo to come into question for me personally, I have to say your current entry does not qualify. I hope you have another!

"Stream, Creek, River, (freshwater, moving, or frozen, etc.) and "any season, moving water, no lakes”.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 09:32 AM

19. Well, you're the boss. Hopefully a canal works! :)

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 11:59 AM

20. Good to go! Canal denotes some movement

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 12:12 PM

21. Your photo is just wonderful! I like it a lot, and thank you for entering it. n/t

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:18 PM

17. These photos are getting better as the entries come in.

Gorgeous. Really lovely.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 12:13 PM

22. I'm loving AndyS' entry! It looks like an infared photo, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, it's gorgeous!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 10:40 PM

26. Thank you Peg.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 12:22 PM

23. # 17 is all I got.

I have some wading birds shot in local creeks but the water is (very) flat and indistinguishable from lakes as well as they're BIRDS in a creek as opposed to a CREEK with a bird.

Shot in IR and color added.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 01:38 PM

24. I didn't realize it was infrared

Very cool!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 10:37 PM

25. Thanks! nt

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Response to AndyS (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:46 PM

29. Are those coy in there?

It’s a lovely pic. As one might see, I am partial to the cool green pics.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 12:58 PM

27. Is it almost time for second entries?

Asking for a friend. 🤣🤣🤣

(No, not really. I'm asking for myself).

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:41 PM

28. I'm your friend. I'm ready too.

I wish I weren’t up against you in the first round. But 🤷🏼‍♀️.... Competing with the best

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:54 PM

30. You can tell your friend . . .

that it is just about time for a second entry.

I'm going to post right now!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:02 PM

31. Great news!

I'm ready!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:03 PM

32. Aww, thanks!

Much appreciated!

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:02 PM

33. Wow! The new entries are all great!

This is turning out to be a terrific contest. Our fellow DUers are going to love it.

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:10 PM

34. My second shot was taken in Kaysersberg

which is a little village in the Alsace region of France. It was on that trip that I met fellow DU'er and photographer--CurtEastPoint--in Strasbourg!

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Response to Callalily (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 05:42 PM

35. Woohoo, we're full

30 excellent entries. It's going to be a great contest.

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