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**HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby ERIC » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Thought I'd get things going with a best photos of '08 contest. IIRC, we had a similar deal some years back that was pretty successful. So here it goes...

Before anything else, you should know how to post photos to this site. If you don't, please read the thread that tells you how.

FIRST PRIZE:

A Large HST Coffee Mug
plus a HST Mini Button and 2 HST Vehicle Stickers

SECOND PRIZE:

Two HST Vehicle Stickers

SUBMISSION RULES:

1) Submissions are limited to a 3 photo maximum (in a single post), per member. Member submissions may be substituted at anytime up until the submission deadline. This contest is open to all members and admin/mod staff (excluding me).
2) Photos must be Sierra Nevada related, and captured in 2008. Again, this contest is open to ANY photo subject, so long as it was shot in the Sierra Nevada in '08 and is withing the terms and rules of posting on HST.
3) Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009.
4) When posting, clearly name each photo you submit.

NOMINATIONS:

1) Between February 14th and February 28th I will accept nominations from the group of photos submitted (by name - see importance of #4 above) to be included in the final vote.
2) Only one photo nomination per member will be accepted, and you cannot vote for your own photos.
3) Nominations will be accepted by either PM'ing or emailing your selection to me. Please include photo name and photographer name in your nomination correspondence.
4) Only the Top 10 nominated photos will be included in the final poll. It is possible a single photographer may have more than one photo make it into the final 10. If ties occur, the photo which was nominated first (time stamp of the email or PM) will be selected - so get your nominations in early!

FINAL VOTE:

1) The final vote will be conducted using a simple poll thread in this forum. Each of the 10 nominated photos will be reposted to the poll thread for easy evaluation.
2) The poll will be open for votes from March 1st through March 15th.
3) If two photos tie for 1st or 2nd place, a one week runoff poll will serve as the tie-breaker.


** NOTE: To keep this thread clean and reserve the space for photo submissions only, please direct all discussion/questions to the "Photo Contest Discussion" thread.


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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby Ozark Flip » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:21 pm

Heather Lake
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Where's My Waders?
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Ebbits Pass
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby trav867 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:49 pm

I'm definitely not the best photographer on HST but I might as well be one of the first to post. These were taken in July and August, all in SEKI, with my Casio Exilim Z1000.

Below Sphinx Col
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Morning along Rock Creek
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Mt. McAdie from Crabtree Creek
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:22 pm

Well, here goes nothin'...

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Mt. Whitney from the Alabama Hills

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Ridge Lake, Emigrant Wilderness

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Upper Wire Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:22 pm

Long Lake in Little lakes Valley
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Big Dipper at Vogelsang in YNP
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Sunset over Vogelsang Peak, YNP
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby Ciocc » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:34 pm

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Upper Cathedral Lake and Cathedral Peak
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Lower Cathedral Meadow and Cathedral Peak
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f/64 and be there an hour early.
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby kingpen » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:59 pm

Iceberg Lake
(on the way to Mount Whitney on the Mountaineers Route).

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Kearsarge Pass
(on the way to Mount Gould).

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Muir Lake

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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:10 pm

Sentinel Rock - Yosemite
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Snapshot - Wawona Tunnel, Yosemite
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Blue Layers - Sequoia NP
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby drhabes » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:12 pm

Half Dome -Yosemite National Park
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Hiking to Merced Lake - Yosemite
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Vogelsang Peak - Yosemite
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby jandj » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:22 pm

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Gold in Motion

Chamberlain Lake Labor Day, 2008.

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Chimney Overlook

Chimney Lake, September 2008


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Morning Has Bloomed

Island lake, Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, July 4 2008
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby Windwalker » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:07 am

Sierra Nevada Foothills
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Mosquito Lake
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"Black" Bear
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Re: **HST Best of 2008 Contest! (post photos here)

Postby peninsula » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:47 am

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Muriel Peak, Humpheys Basin, Kings Canyon National Park. Photo taken during a lull in an early September storm, 2008

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Lake 11,092, below Snow-Tongue Pass, Kings Canyon National Park. September, 2008.

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Emerald Peak, Kings Canyon National Park
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