October Photography Contest Final Round Now Open for VOTING!
This is the official FINAL vote for the October Photography Contest. The theme was been decided by the marvellous HAB911 who won the August contest.
The theme this month is:
"Roadscapes, rural or urban, old or new".
Thank you to everyone who voted in the preliminary round. You made some great choices. Well done to everyone who made it to the final!
Posted in GD per permission and custom.
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Please do try and make some time to comment on the magnificent talent you are about to witness!
And now without further ado ladies, gentlemen and others I present to you some splendid pictures that made the final, for your votes, delectation and delight!
The road less traveled...
The Long And Wavy Road
Columbia Plateau Spring Vista
What Lies Around the Bend?
Closed for the season
Rainy Street in Havana, Cuba
I think we can all agree we have some worthy finalists and your voting choices are going to be hard!!! Please enjoy.
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|The road less traveled...|
|The Long And Wavy Road|
|Columbia Plateau Spring Vista|
|What Lies Around the Bend?|
|Closed for the season|
|Rainy Street in Havana, Cuba|
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You du photographers should work together and produce a book of photos
I would buy one
I'd love to have some words from the photographers on how they captured each shot.
Oh yes, I'd buy one!
Hey, Earl, DU, as a fund raiser, could share profits with the amazing photographers.
This month is especially worthwhile for that, IMHO. Bravo!!!!
I sell them to friends and family for $35, and make $7.00 or $8.00 on each one. At the end of the day I pretty much break even. I have them printed and drop shipped at Costco. Costco makes great calendars.
Wow! I would love to visit there some day.
I agree with others before me--all the submissions are gorgeous. Thank you, everyone!
We were driving to Alaska in 2016, but got stuck in Clinton, B.C. for a few days due to washed out roads near Dawson Creek. We decided to head east on the Yellowhead Highway to Jasper National Park, and continue our journey from there. We had never even heard of Mount Robson Provincial Park. We couldn't believe our eyes as we approached the peak from the west, and had to pull over to grab some images.
I looked for mountains near the Yellowhead Highway, and found Mt. Robson in about five minutes, aided by linked photos. You sure hit it in perfect lighting, and found a great spot along the road to take it all in.
I loved your other photos in your posting today of "More roadscape photos" (https://www.democraticunderground.com/103692996)
It looks like you spend your life on the road, camera in hand, and take time to smell the roses and photograph the sights along the way to where you're headed. Good for you! Thank you for sharing them all!
throughout the voting. We have so many talented people in this group.
and there are so many here be excited about. In the end one was surprisingly easy, though, which is revealing to me. I love the desert, and I'd love to follow that long and wavy road. The only thing what would be better would be if it were one of the dirt tracks seldom traveled...
Thank you for the kind words. The long and wavy road is known as Mouse's Tank Road, and is found in Valley of Fire State Park, about fifty miles north of Las Vegas off I-15. It is an iconic view of an absolutely beautiful park. It is well worth your time if you ever go to Las Vegas, but I wouldn't try it in summertime. The temperatures there can reach 115 Fahrenheit.
young and immortal, we visited the desert in summer now and then, but we've changed since. Even summer has, I guess.
We just "drove" Valley of Fire on Google maps, and maybe we will do it for real on the trip we're planning. Our kind of place. After 20 years in the green temperate southeast and mostly visiting family on the coasts, it's going to be heavily exploring and camping the desert SW, seeing a lot of places we missed when we lived in SoCal. But definitely in cool season. Gas prices are very frustrating right now.
They are all stunningly gorgeous - every single entry, as always!
I agree a book would be superb!
So much beauty captured in a splendid, astounding moment in time.
One of the best group of DU photo finalists ever! Sooooo hard to choose a favorite. Congratulations to all of the photographers!
I love these: "Yellowhead Highway," "The road less traveled," &..."The Long And Wavy Road."
There's such great photography on DU!
But I'm often very swayed by subject matter & color. (Must mention: I ❤ mountains.)
Sometimes when I'm deciding on a vote, I have to stop and ask myself, "Do I like this one best because it's the best picture, technically speaking, or because it's the place I would most love to visit?" And I'm not alway sure which it is!
This is a magnificent collection and a clear winner is not apparent, at least to me.
Wonderful photos all of you. I had a hard time picking in the early stage and now I find that all my favorites that made it so hard are here! You all are so good and thank you for the beauty!
Very hard to pick one. Thank you to all of you for submitting these.
I did pick 'road less traveled' I think bc it was so different in it's beauty - a pearlescent winter photo.
But there was some tough competition all around! 👍👏
It was hard enough even picking one in each of the original 3 threads! 👏 Kudos, all!
Then having to pick from these!
Congrats, all! I think the most challenging set of photos yet to pick out a winner. 🏆