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Thursday, October 6, 2011

RE-REVISED: Here they Are: September 2011's FREE PHOTO CONTEST Entries: Theme: SHADOWS

Well, folks...this has been an EXPERIENCE!!!

My main computer crashed during the month of September.

Then, the week that I posted these entries, my laptop also crashed.

I THOUGHT I retrieved all of the contest e-mails that came in over the month enough
to continue with this contest without problems.

Boy, was I wrong.

I learned today that I also forgot two MORE entrants.  Thank goodness they let me know.

Thank goodness I am now so paranoid that I didn't send any to my Judges yet.

Thank goodness that I know they will forgive me, because photographers are wonderful.

Thank goodness my readers will also forgive me
because you all are the BEST!!

HUGE apologies to Paz and to Arti (two more entrants I forgot to include).

On the sunny side, that explains why I thought we had "so few entries" before.

It was  because their e-mails containing their entries were LOST.

So, let's start over, cross our fingers, and HOPE that no one else contacts me to say I have also neglected to
put their entry in.

I will close the contest on this coming Friday, officially.
And then send all of them this weekend to the Judges (who have no idea I screwed up this badly, thank goodness!!)
And, let's pray to the Computer GODS that nothing crashes this bad again to cause this ruckus!!

I am so sorry to all of you for this inconvenience.
September 2011's theme was:


Once again, the creativity and beauty of the entries were simply wonderful....

So, sit back and savor each and every one of the entries.


Here we go....

 This is from Paz. His blog is called: "Pictures of Ireland".

This one is from Arti. Her blog is called: "My Yatra Diary".

This one is from Sharon W.  Her blog is called: "Sharon's Paws Create".

This one is from D-Jan.  Her blog is called: "DJan-ity".

This one is from Grandmother. Her blog is called: "Journey into Elderhood".

This one is from Bilsot. His blog is called: "Amateur Photographer".

This one is from Gail. Her blog is called: "This Season's Adventures".

This one is from SoCalGal. Her blog is called: "Just a Chick in a Chair".

This one is from LindyLouMac. Her blog is called: "News from Italy".

This one is from Tammy. Her blog is called: "Simple Southern Happiness"

This one is from Linda R. Her blog is called: "Linda's Letters".

Wasn't every single entry into this contest AMAZING?????

Again, if I forgot your picture and you entered it...please send me an email IMMEDIATELY either by commenting directly on this blog or emailing me at, no later than FRIDAY.
Thanks everyone that entered, you did a great job, once again!!!!


And now?

What is October's FREE PHOTO CONTEST's theme?????

With fall  here, I just HAVE to do this one:

"The Epitomy of Autumn".

Send me your ONE photo that symbolizes or shows us what your concept is of the Epitomy of this glorious season: Autumn is to YOU
no later than midnight on Oct. 31, 2011


Country Gal said...

Awesome photos. again I wouldnt or couldnt choose they are all so good. Good luck to all.

MadSnapper said...

you are right, they are all amazing and beautiful.

Valerie said...

Every one is unique in it's own way. Love them all.

Sharon Wagner said...

This was a fun theme indeed. My entry wasn't there. Let me know if I should resend it.

Grandmother Mary said...

What great photos this time.

Unknown said...

They are stunning! Great shots...I don't know how the judges can choose!

The Retired One said...

Sharon, yes email it to me again...I don't know if it accidentally got deleted or what? I am so sorry! I will revise the post and add it as soon as you resend it! xxoo

Linda Reeder said...

Interesting choices. I like the next theme very much!

Pat said...

Great shots one and all! The time went by super fast and I forgot to enter. Oh well! There's always next month, right? Good luck to all who entered!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Great interpretations of the theme; I love the whole group.

Andrea said...

Lovely shots and a lovely site, of a lovely lady!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great batch of shadows! I love them all.

Yep, I totally misplaced September. I thought about the contest on the morning of the 1st!

Arti said...

You forgot my entry!! Sorry, I could not write earlier.
Hope you will accomodate mine as well:)

Sharon Wagner said...

Thanks for the update. Of course I take a secret thrill at sending a spooky cemetary shot in the month of October.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Glory to goodness these photos are just fantabulous!!!! The one of Gail's especially blew me outta the water. Magnificent!!!

God bless ya and have a most beautiful fall day!!! :o)

Paz said...

you forgot mine too :P, sorry been very busy lately

Paz said...

Great shots, love Gails

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