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Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:51 PM

!!! Comments Thread for the November Photo Contest !!!

Hello again! Right here is where you can make comments remarks observations things of that sort for our November Photo Contest which you may enter and observe here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103693497

Good luck to all and I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got!

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Reply !!! Comments Thread for the November Photo Contest !!! (Original post)
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 OP
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #1
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #2
urbanhermit Nov 2021 #3
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #5
urbanhermit Nov 2021 #6
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #13
Soph0571 Nov 2021 #4
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #20
Soph0571 Nov 2021 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2021 #7
HAB911 Nov 2021 #8
alfredo Nov 2021 #12
HAB911 Nov 2021 #14
alfredo Nov 2021 #15
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #9
Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #10
alfredo Nov 2021 #11
Heartstrings Nov 2021 #16
Mira Nov 2021 #17
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #18
Mira Nov 2021 #19
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #22
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #23
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #24
IcyPeas Nov 2021 #25
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #33
mike_c Nov 2021 #26
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #27
Mz Pip Nov 2021 #28
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #29
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #34
Mz Pip Nov 2021 #37
AndyS Nov 2021 #30
ShazzieB Nov 2021 #31
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #36
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #32
Tom Kitten Nov 2021 #35
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2021 #39
sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #40
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2021 #41
sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #42
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #43
alfredo Nov 2021 #44
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2021 #45

Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. There you go

Looks like everything posted OK so here we go! I'll be popping in and out all week... might even enter something!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 01:19 PM

2. And I'm in!

Glad to be the first to post.

I'm not sure of the quality of the image because I'm on vacation and working off my phone. I hope the resolution is good. I can always substitute a sharper version if it's not.

Good luck everyone!

Grumpy

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:15 PM

3. Beautiful!

Where is Silver Lake?

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Response to urbanhermit (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:28 PM

5. Eastern Sierra Nevada.

Silver Lake is in the June Lake Loop off Highway 395 in California's Mono County. It's about fifteen miles north of the Mammoth Ski Resort. We go every year.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:06 PM

6. Sierra Nevada

We live fairly close but always forget about it when planning vacations. I think I need to convince the wife we need to go there in 2023.

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Response to urbanhermit (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:01 PM

13. It's my favorite place.

There is so much to do and see anywhere from Lake Tahoe south to Lone Pine and Death Valley. It's laid back and rarely crowded.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:26 PM

4. I'm in

Exciting times! LOL

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 10:37 PM

20. Where is your picture from Soph?

An underground pool or river in some incredible cavern - how cool!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:11 AM

21. Caves of Drach in Marjorca

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:14 PM

7. And here's my entry!

Took it last December when I was looking for the moon, which was nowhere to be seen!

I love this photo for the glittering reflection below the pier. To me, it just makes the photo.



And I'm loving all the photos already entered!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:15 PM

8. I'm in and here is a little context for my entry


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Response to HAB911 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 05:02 PM

12. You made a good choice

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:36 PM

14. thank you, I debated which of the two

to enter!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:50 PM

15. It's the simplicity

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:20 PM

9. Wow seven already!

All beautiful and how varied!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:21 PM

10. You guys are amazing. I always feel bad for the ones who get fewer votes, because

they are invariably stunning photos. It's just that the field has such a high bar.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 05:01 PM

11. Beautiful. I have a favorite.

But more coming, my mind can be changed

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:08 PM

16. Impressive entries everyone!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 01:49 PM

17. Re-learning

I posted mine, and it is too large. I have forgotten how to make it smaller with Imgur, and postimages is not co-operating. I apologize - I tried hard, and failed.
On the other hand, I hope you like my snapshot.

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Response to Mira (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 03:00 PM

18. Very nice photo Mira!

I like the bw and the angle of composition and it looks like a still from some sort of continental movie...
About the size, well..
I'm on the web using my phone only this morning my home pc is without the internet for some reason so I can't tell how big it is so maybe I can help resize it when I get the web back, would that big ok? Hopefully later today I hope!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 08:14 PM

19. I could not help but notice

that I am not alone in having posted a photo that is too large. It seems that the size restrictions are not observed uniformly. As a person who has run many contests I have in the past alerted folk to resize, or kept my mouth shut and did it for them, which can take quite a bit of time.
Therefore I wanted to say I am aware I'm posting one that's too big, but could not yet figure out a way around it.
Thanks for your response. If the others stay large, leave mine large as well. Thanks. And thank you for your kind and positive words about liking my photo.

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Response to Mira (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:02 AM

22. I can help you if you like.

Contact me via DM. You can e-mail me the pic and I'll resize it for you. I'm out of town right now, but I'll be home tomorrow night and could take care of it on Thursday.

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Response to Mira (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 11:54 PM

23. thanks for pointing that out

I guess when I look at all the photos and put the polls together is when I'll deal with whatever other problems I discover !

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 12:03 AM

24. We have twenty-two entries after only three days!

Eight more to go! We have ten photos each the first two days and two more today so that's pretty good so far! I'll post in the lounge tomorrow morning and see about opening up whatever spots are left for a second entry during the weekend.

I really like all the entries so far I'm quite impresed by the beauty and the variety.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 05:10 PM

25. I like your Louis Wain cat avatar!! are you going to see the movie?

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain"

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 04:23 PM

33. Thank you

I'm glad you like it! I made it myself with Image Ready I cant remember how long ago. I didn't know about the movie but it is now definitely on my must see list. I have his Cat Land book and have always been a fan.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 01:03 AM

26. lots of great photos this month!

It's always exciting to see the range of entries in DU photo contests. The wide range of DU membership brings a diverse community of photographers to this group. There is always something unusual or unexpected!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 02:45 AM

27. It looks like we might get thirty entries.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 11:31 AM

28. I swapped mine out

Decided on something a bit different.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 07:07 PM

29. I like it!

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 04:24 PM

34. Abstract!

I like abstraction in photos as well as in other, well, art. I liked your first one too.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:05 PM

37. Thanks!

I liked them both but thought the other shot might be too minimalist for this challenge. 🙂

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 08:59 PM

30. If I count right there are only 4 slots open.

C'mon folks lets do this!!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 09:25 PM

31. Seadragons

Re: "Seadragons Watching Reflected Video" submitted by Tom Kitten

I didn't know what seadragons were and wasn't sure what I was looking at, so I goigled. And wow, what fascinating creatures! My flabber is well and truly gasted.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 04:53 PM

36. Thank you!

I'm glad you like my photo! They're like camouflaged sea horses! And are found down Australia way, where I've never been so I took those at the aquarium at Long Beach. I thought the composition turned out well plus it isn't blurry. (the light is pretty low in their exhibition rooms) My camera I had was just a Sony point and shoot but it had a good lens I was able to take some pictures with it. Some day I'd like to upgrade right now I only have my phone camera.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 03:58 PM

32. Two more spots!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 04:41 PM

35. Well we actually have 27 entries now.

The way I figure it I might as well just leave the entries open until the deadline which i'll leave open until the wee hours Monday morning. I'm thinking I don't think it's really necessary to open up a second submission for just three more entries and we do have enough photos for three rounds of nine each if we have no more entries. Does that sound reasonable or should I just open it up for a second submission? I'm leaning towards just leaving it open as it is. I am quite happy we got 27 though!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 09:56 AM

38. I agree.

If you opened it up now for second entries only three people would get them. That would seem to be a lopsided advantage.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 06:52 PM

39. All the photos are amazing!

The last entry, by LakeArenal, is just glorious! It's the perfect ending for this splendid contest!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 07:48 PM

40. This would have been my second entry....Antarctica ice field

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #40)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 08:44 PM

41. That is just breathtaking!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 08:58 PM

42. Thanks. It was a most thrilling journey.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Tue Nov 16, 2021, 03:29 PM

43. Wow! Antarctica!

How cool! I would love to get there someday.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:59 AM

44. Bayard, our school made many field trips there.

Butler high, Shively

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:54 PM

45. Woo hoo!!!

I'm getting my butt kicked on this one! LOL!

All these pictures are so great. I love to see people's artistry and vision come out.

Congratulations everyone.

Grumpy

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