Special Challenge #71 - "Best of 2009" - Submission Thread

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Ooo. This should be fun. Hard to pick though.

A- My cousin Madison. Taken with D40, 50 1.8, and SB-600.
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B- My friend Branden. Taken with D40 and 50 1.8.
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C- My brother. Also taken with the D40 and 50 1.8.
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I visited several Arctic communities in July. In Igloolik, early in the morning, kids were out ice-jumping. Carefully plotting a course from one piece of ice to another, they made their way out to sea and back again. Brave. Crazy. Spectacular.

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This was also taken in Igloolik, just outside of the community. The combination of the boats and the cloud formation caught my eye.

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A wee change of pace. Bermuda.

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All pictures taken with a D80 and a 18-200VR
 
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A. Smoking Pencils (dissolving pencils in water)

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B. Yawl "Manitou" in Annapolis.

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C. Savage Mill
 
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A violinist plays during the Whitehead School Global Leadership Gala.
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Presidents Hall at Seton Hall University during Autumn.
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Sunrise at Presidents Hall, Seton Hall University during Spring.
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A - Statue of Atlas, New York City...
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B - - At the St. Louis Zoo...
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C - Also at the St. Louis Zoo...
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First Challenge Entry

Below are my entries in this year end challenge. This also happens to be my first challenge entry

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This was taken as I was walking through one of my favorite parks and just happened to look up. Good thing I had my camera with me!!!

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This photo was taken was I was exploring a park near my in-law's in Virginia.

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The above subjects are my wife and son. This picture was taken in Canada. I had a hard time deciding between this shot which is posed and the one before it where I caught them unaware.
 
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A: Widlife - Just started shooting wildlife few months ago.
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B: Landscape - Sarasota Bay Front, Oct 09
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C: Macro - My fascination with waterdrop, been photographing it since Feb of 09
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A: Happy Ram

Seems as though he is winking, has he picked a ewe?

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B: Arches National Park and Snow on the La Sal Mountains

Late afternoon sunlight on Arches and the La Sals

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C: Full Moon Rising over Mt. Peale, La Sal Moutains

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A- Bali's rice terrace
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B- Grooming never felt so good
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C- Let's enjoy sunset in Kuta beach
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A. Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides) on Tower mustard (Arabis glabra), one of it's larval food plants.

I had wanted to see this beautiful butterfly which I had only found in books. A friend photographed one this spring and that got me out hunting. It was a good year for them and I eventually got quite a number of shots and while this may not be the sharpest or closest, I like the composition.

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B. Casavant Frères Organ, Knox United Church, Winnipeg.

I was wandering around downtown looking for subjects and found the church open. An organist was practicing for the next day's service so I got both an audio and visual
treat. I'm a real sucker for symmetry! (note: I removed a large speaker hanging from the ceiling)

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C. Abandoned Dam

This is part of the old Pinawa dam and power station which used to be fed by a diversion of the Winnipeg River. It has long since been replaced by dams on the river proper.

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A. A portrait of a young girl at a street in Los Angeles.
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B. I was positioned to take a photo of another passerby when this little girl peeked on my lens and appeared on the viewfinder.
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C. Santa Barbara, CA - I spotted this young man trying very hard to help his mother (not in photo) sell on the street. I captured the moment because he reminded me of my childhood life.
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I would like to play in my first challenge.


A. Zion National Park This is what I first saw coming into the park and my words were oh my!
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B. Fort Point and Golden Gate bridge
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C. Had to lay on my back to get this one but it was worth it.
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Here are my 3 picks...

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Royal Palms (White's Point), San Pedro, CA. My hometown. This is the spot where I used to sit and do my algebra homework. I hated algebra...the view made it easier.

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B
Opal Creek, Oregon
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C
Karlie
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So many pictures, so hard to choose three.

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Duran Church - Taken May 30, 2009 in Duran, NM.

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B
Drive-In - Taken September 13, 2009 north of Braodview, NM.

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Lilly '09 - Taken November 14, 2009 in the front window of my house.

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Best People images for 2009

With 60k files to choose from this year I decided to select the three images of people that represent my style and the subjects.

A - Raelene with her daughters Amelia and Jade. Shot on a country road after we had been out for dinner together before they moved to another town. Just after sunset, the light was just right!! January.
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B - This young lady was out of bed early to have breakfast with us after hot air ballooning.
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C - 10.19 pm saw this young lady being held up to the first floor (2nd in the US) window by her mother to see a large building being lifted by crane over another just outside! This is certainly one of my all time best shots.
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I have many other great shots from this year that I am proud of and would like to thank everyone here for sharing their work and comments on the Café. This has allowed me to expand and improve my capabilities.
Seasons greetings and a happy new year with new horizons in your photography!!:smile:
 
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I make no apologies for all three being of my boys, Ben and Jake... I don't get to see them that often.... :redface: Click on images for larger pic.....

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Jake's 10th birthday party at a theme park....

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On a trip to Edinburgh...

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Edinburgh again....

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I'll join the fun :)

A) White Rose
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B) Mysterious Surfer
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C) Coffee Cup Malfunction
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This is an image of the St. Xavier Mission south of Tucson AZ.

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Image B -

This is an image from inside St. Xavier Mission.

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This is a quick and dirty shot of one of the Shriner's in the Clovis Cycle Corps taken during this years Veterans Day Parade.
Would have been sharper but he had trouble holding still...

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I hope these are deserving to be listed in here with the other submissions! The photos I've seen so far are simply amazing.

So, here we go. Three from me:

A. This is a "Sportrait" of a young swimmer right before he was going to swim one of his events. I was just looking to capture a nice shot of him getting mentally prepared, and ended up being very lucky by getting the object of his preparation (his swimming lane) reflected in his goggles.

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B. From the Lancaster County Airshow this August. I was very pleased to see one of my very favorite aircraft and get a nice, closeup shot of it. The P-51 Mustang made a high speed, low altitude pass for us.

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C. From my town of Lititz, Pa, home of the longest continuously held Independence Day fireworks display in the U.S. This is one of my favorite fireworks shots of the show. It looks like an arrangement of a plant or flowers of some kind. I really like it. Hope you do, too! :smile:

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