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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:44 PM

October Photography Contest Final Round Now Open for VOTING!

Hello loves,


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.

THIS POLL IS OPEN FOR 72 HOURS FROM POSTING

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


Magic Hour


Columbia Plateau Spring Vista


What Lies Around the Bend?


Closed for the season


Yellowhead Highway


Shady Lane.


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.

212 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
The road less traveled...
74 (35%)
The Long And Wavy Road
19 (9%)
Magic Hour
27 (13%)
Columbia Plateau Spring Vista
4 (2%)
What Lies Around the Bend?
10 (5%)
Closed for the season
14 (7%)
Yellowhead Highway
38 (18%)
Shady Lane.
9 (4%)
Rainy Street in Havana, Cuba
17 (8%)
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Reply October Photography Contest Final Round Now Open for VOTING! (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 22 OP
questionseverything Oct 22 #1
Lisa0825 Oct 22 #6
Duppers Oct 22 #20
Tommymac Oct 22 #24
Butterflylady Oct 22 #29
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 23 #41
SheilaAnn Oct 22 #2
3Hotdogs Oct 22 #3
CMYK Oct 22 #15
c-rational Oct 22 #19
Butterflylady Oct 22 #30
CTyankee Oct 24 #46
abqtommy Oct 22 #4
royable Oct 22 #5
alfredo Oct 23 #40
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 25 #56
royable Oct 26 #59
happybird Oct 22 #7
brer cat Oct 22 #8
Hortensis Oct 22 #9
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 25 #57
Hortensis Oct 25 #58
Solly Mack Oct 22 #10
SheltieLover Oct 22 #11
irisblue Oct 22 #12
wendyb-NC Oct 22 #13
femmedem Oct 22 #14
marked50 Oct 22 #16
Duppers Oct 22 #17
ShazzieB Oct 22 #23
riverbendviewgal Oct 22 #18
BobTheSubgenius Oct 22 #21
Joinfortmill Oct 22 #22
MuseRider Oct 22 #25
planetc Oct 22 #26
Biophilic Oct 22 #27
lostnfound Oct 22 #28
moondust Oct 22 #31
HAB911 Oct 22 #32
lpbk2713 Oct 22 #33
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 23 #34
Soph0571 Oct 23 #35
Callalily Oct 23 #36
a kennedy Oct 23 #37
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 23 #38
HappyCynic Oct 23 #39
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 23 #42
Soph0571 Oct 23 #43
electric_blue68 Oct 24 #44
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 24 #45
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 24 #47
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 24 #48
Soph0571 Oct 24 #49
a kennedy Oct 24 #50
electric_blue68 Oct 24 #51
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 24 #52
ChazII Oct 24 #53
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 24 #54
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 25 #55

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:57 PM

1. They are all beautiful

You du photographers should work together and produce a book of photos

I would buy one

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:20 PM

6. That is a great idea!!!

I'd love to have some words from the photographers on how they captured each shot.

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:39 PM

20. I've had that exact thought!

Oh yes, I'd buy one!

Hey, Earl, DU, as a fund raiser, could share profits with the amazing photographers.

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:15 PM

24. A Calendar. I'd love some type of Calendar.

This month is especially worthwhile for that, IMHO. Bravo!!!!

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:46 PM

29. A calendar I would definitely buy.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 05:59 PM

41. I make a calendar every year.

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.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 03:58 PM

2. OMG, each and every one is so beautiful and beautifully composed. How to choose, oh my! n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:02 PM

3. First time I had difficulty selecting a "vote."

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:21 PM

15. Yep

Me too!

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:39 PM

19. Agreed, they are all so good.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:49 PM

30. Include me, kept going back and forth.

They are all amazing!

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 10:56 AM

46. Me, too. I voted for the one that "stopped my breath" for a moment...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:04 PM

4. Thank you for bringing us all this beauty. If only I could vote for them all! nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:08 PM

5. Yellowhead Highway appears to have been taken in or near Mt. Robson Provincial Park, BC.

Wow! I would love to visit there some day.

I agree with others before me--all the submissions are gorgeous. Thank you, everyone!

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Response to royable (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 05:11 PM

40. I like the one eyed monster bottom right

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Response to royable (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:10 PM

56. You are correct. That is indeed Mount Robson.

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.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #56)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:00 AM

59. I hate to say I figured it out from using Google maps, and your title of "Yellowhead Highway."

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!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:28 PM

7. This was a really hard one!

All the photos are lovely

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:34 PM

8. This has been a very difficult choice

throughout the voting. We have so many talented people in this group.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:41 PM

9. Roads with mystery especially have always been a favorite,

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...

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:15 PM

57. The Long and Wavy Road is in Nevada.

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.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #57)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 07:29 PM

58. :) GREAT place to visit. Thanks, Grumpy. When we were

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.

Thanks again.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 04:51 PM

10. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:10 PM

11. Ty, Soph & congrats & ty to all entrants!

They are all stunningly gorgeous - every single entry, as always!



I agree a book would be superb!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:11 PM

12. This one was hard

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:16 PM

13. They should all be winning photos

So much beauty captured in a splendid, astounding moment in time.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:20 PM

14. WOW, these are all great.

One of the best group of DU photo finalists ever! Sooooo hard to choose a favorite. Congratulations to all of the photographers!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:33 PM

16. All Winners-inspired by each one. Thanks Soph0571 for the theme and all the work.-n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:34 PM

17. This is too difficult.

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.)

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Response to Duppers (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:56 PM

23. The mountains always grab me too!

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!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:36 PM

18. Wow!

They all are awesome

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:48 PM

21. How to choose ONE???

This is a magnificent collection and a clear winner is not apparent, at least to me.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 05:54 PM

22. They're all gorgeous

#1 The road less traveled.
#2 Rainy street in Havana

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:18 PM

25. This was the hardest yet!

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!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:20 PM

26. Anyone who voted for any of these is incredibly tasteful.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:25 PM

27. This was way the hardest photo contest. Everyone is just about perfect in their own way.

Very hard to pick one. Thank you to all of you for submitting these.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:45 PM

28. All were beautiful, a few breathtaking. Thank you photographers! Nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:56 PM

31. All of the above.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 07:03 PM

32. Crap, I can't choose

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

33. It's hard to reach a decision.



I'd like to be able to vote for three or four at least.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 01:07 AM

34. Kick!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 02:36 AM

35. Kick

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 07:04 AM

36. Fabulous photos! Be sure to vote!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 10:05 AM

37. Saying it again.......all are winners.....such talent here......

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:48 PM

38. Kick!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 03:23 PM

39. kick

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 06:05 PM

42. Kick, kick, kick!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 06:07 PM

43. kick

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 12:34 AM

44. So many wonderful photos...

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. 🏆

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 10:52 AM

45. Kickety kick kick!

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Sun Oct 24, 2021, 01:54 PM

47. Kick!

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Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:03 PM

48. Kick!

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Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:13 PM

49. kick

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:32 PM

50. Time is running out........please vote.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:39 PM

51. Kick

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 06:57 PM

52. Kick!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 07:30 PM

53. This was one of the

most difficult choices to make.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 10:10 PM

54. Please vote!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:54 AM

55. Morning kick!

It's the final few hours.

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