The Best of August 2018

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  1. JimFox

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    The Best of August 2018

    Every month we will have a Best of thread for that month at the end of month. This is where each of us can post what we thought was our 1 Best Photo of the month that we had posted that month on FocalWorld.

    It doesn't matter what genre of Photography you choose, this thread will be a mix or Landscape, City, Portraits, Sports, Wildlife, etc..


    The important thing is to only post 1 photo, your very best! Now understandably it can be really hard to narrow it down to just 1 photo sometimes. It's really easy to post 4 or 5, but we want just 1 photo. It will be a good training session for everyone to be able to learn how to narrow down a group of photos to the very best one!

    Only Post 1 Photo Please.

    Please reply to this Thread with your Favorite 1 Photo you had posted on FocalWorld in August 2018. It does not have to have been taken during August 2018, it could have been taken in June of 2007, but if you posted it on FocalWorld in August of 2018, it is eligible.

    Thank you so much!

    Jim

    PS. And thanks to Andrey (Lionking) for coming up with this idea. :)
     
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    My Favorite from August, is one from Sky Pond in RMNP in Colorado. It's a location I had been desiring to go to for well over a year or two. The hike is rated Strenuous, and it's very high altitude, so timing was important also. On this one particular day, it all came together, and I spent the night up there photographing the stars. To be able to get wildflowers in the image also was beyond my dreams.

    This is a 1 shot image, the combination of the Nikon D850 and the Sigma 14mm f1.8 perform wonderfully and have really helped reduce any noise in my night time shots.

    Jim

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  3. AlanLichty

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    Hard to look back over a month and decide on one but this rework of a Ruby Beach morning worked out fairly well:

     
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    I did not take many pictures in August, but here is my best.

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  5. Douglas Sherman

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    Great idea Andrey. Here is mine.

    Sunset at Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ II.jpg
     
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    I was only out a little bit, but will go with this one from the Sand Dunes.
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  7. Bob

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    OK, this is really a difficult one. But here is my contribution is an approaching storm at Tatahotso point.
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  8. JimFox

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    That's a great choice Alan. I did really like this rework of yours.

    Yeah, it won't be easy sometimes to pick just 1, because often we can have a dozen photos we really liked during a months time. I had quite a few wildflower shots that I liked, so I know it's hard to narrow it down. But I think it's a fun little exercise.
     
  9. Kyle Jones

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    This just made me realize I didn't shoot anything in August. Oh well.
     
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    Do you mean August of 2018? Or any August, because last year August was remarkable for me. Since you probably mean the month that just ended, I'll present one that I have not posted yet since my other recent August images were just shown here and it seems too soon to resurrect them.

    I made this outside of a small town on a local road somewhere between Montana and Utah. Honestly I can't remember the location, I went through so many great little towns driving thousands of miles on two lane state roads.

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    Jim specified images we posted in August - not necessarily shot in August :)
     
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    EDDA0A99-7DC7-419E-A69A-A06F0F746309.jpeg Very cool.. Great stuff
    Ill re post “ Roses at the Beach”
    Regards Dean
     
  13. JimFox

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    Ha ha, man, you and Jeffrey are going to make me have to add 2018 to the title aren't you... :confused:
     
  14. Douglas Sherman

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    If you do I will have to take my post down. It was taken in August of 2013. I do, however, have some others to select from if that is the case.
     
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    Kyle, you are in luck despite sadly your not taking any photos in August, this thread is for the best photo you Posted in August, you could have taken it at any time. :)
     
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    Hey Doug, as I just commented to Kyle, it's a photo you posted this last month (August), so it's totally fine.

    The point of this thread is to showcase our best photo we posted during the month.

    Sorry for the confusion, I will have to reword the initial post to be a bit more clear.
     
  17. Kyle Jones

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    Ok then! My favorite is Havasu Falls...
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  18. AlanLichty

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    Hehe - you didn't mention a shot taken in August at all :D
     
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    That headline "The Best of August 2018" is petty definitive.
     
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    OK, now the we've figured this out, shots posted in August.... Otherwise it would have grandkids or products shots;)
     

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