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Photography Challenge – Showcase Your Best Images and Enter to Win

Welcome to the brand new feature on Digital Photo Mentor – the photography challenge!

You may have participated in photography challenges on other sites. The ones here are going to be a little bit different and challenge you in new ways. You will not have a theme or topic to go photograph and make nice photos. There are tons of challenges out there for that including the ones I post weekly over on Digital Photography School.

Photograph THINK OUT OF THE BOX by KAY_AD on 500px

THINK OUT OF THE BOX by KAY_AD on 500px

Outside the box challenges

No, these challenges will push you to get outside of your normal comfort zone and stretch your boundaries a little bit. They may even push your buttons and cause you to feel anxious. That is the idea! Only by doing something new, and sometimes uncomfortable will you achieve real growth.

How does it work?

Challenges will come on a monthly basis and will be different each time. So you will have plenty of time to work on one challenge, before the next one starts. There may be prizes if applicable, and I will ask you to share your results with us and others doing the challenge in the comments.

This month's challenge – showcase your best images

Okay, before you start saying things like this:

  • But I'm not a professional I don't need to have an online portfolio or gallery
  • No one wants to see my photos
  • I'm not good enough
  • I can't afford it

Let me explain how this can help you move your photography to the next level, also how it can be quite affordable (even some free options)

#1 Sharing your work helps build confidence

When you start sharing your images with others you may find you start getting compliments and good feedback, perhaps you didn't expect. This helps build confidence when other people tell you they like something you've created. That is never a bad thing. You don't want to get a big ego and go crazy about getting praise but if you never show your work, how will you know you're on the right track?

#2 Track your own growth

By putting images online and creating a gallery of your favorite images from each year you will be able to look back and see how much progress you've made. Sometimes it can feel like you're just stuck and you'll never get any better, when in reality you already have gone leaps and bounds from where you started. Only by comparing to your own work from the past can you see your own improvement.

#3 Helps you be more selective and take better photos

This one is two-fold. Putting your work online helps you weed out the rubbish and get to the best of the best, the cream of the crop. You wouldn't want to share anything but your best work right? So having to pick only 20 images for your main portfolio will really make you think about which are truly your best shots. You may choose to get opinions of others to help you cull the pack as well, but it will force you look at your own work and critique it in an objective way.

This can lead to shooting more selectively as well. You'll start to think about whether each shot is portfolio worthy or not and you may even stop and think before shooting something where the answer is “no”. Being more intentional and having this mission in sight will help you seek out and take better photos.

#4 Get over fears of not being good enough

I can't tell you how many of my students have had this fear, even of sharing images in the classroom setting. I can't conquer this fear for you but I can tell you that most of the time the fears we have in our heads are way stronger, bigger, scarier and harder to overcome than they are in real life. Photographing a stranger is another example and I often challenge my travel photography students to do just that and many come back with stories of “that wasn't nearly so bad as I had imagined”. The demons in our head play tricks on us and we build it up until it's almost insurmountable. So sometimes just stepping out past that fear is the only thing that will move us forward and get past it. If this sounds like you – then what are you waiting for? Get working on this challenge!

The challenge – make a 20 image portfolio of your best work

I still have a portfolio (which I'm sorry to say, is in sad need of updating). You can see my portfolio of everything from travel photography to portraits on my Her View Photography site here.

darlene's portfolio

What to do

Part one – the first part of this challenge is to pick a platform. There are several free ones you can use including Flickr or 500px, as well as the one I use which is Zenfolio.

Part two – then select your TOP 20 images only – no more, no less – and create your first gallery.

Part three – share a link to your gallery in the comments below so the world can see it!

Take it up a level – the free sites mentioned above are great, but they do have some limitations. I highly recommend Zenfolio because you can do things like:

  • Have locked and pass worded galleries and you decide who gets inside. Share your images with everyone, or just select people – you choose.
  • Make a slideshow that you can share on your social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest or even by email.
  • Customize the look of your gallery with built-in themes.
  • You can even have your own blog and write stories or articles which is great for keeping friends and family updated on your journey if you are traveling.
  • Sell your images as fine art prints if you're so inclined.

Here's an example of a slideshow you can make with just a few clicks:

The contest – win a Zenfolio Premium membership worth $140

logoYou can choose any platform you want to make your portfolio. But the nice folks over at Zenfolio have given me a One Year Premium membership to give away for anyone that does a free trial with them for this challenge. So all you have to do is:

  1. Use this link to sign up and get a free trial with Zenfolio (14 days)
  2. Choose your best images and create at least one gallery of no more than 20 images. Remember – best of your best only!
  3. Share a link to your new online gallery in the comments below by October 26th at midnight EST
  4. From those who've done the free trials with Zenfolio one winner will be randomly selected (we'll put them all in a hat) and will receive the upgrade to a premium account for one year FREE

Full Disclosure: I get a small commission from Zenfolio for recommending them if you choose to purchase the upgraded plan. I am not rewarded for anyone that gets a free plan. I use Zenfolio myself and recommend it so highly simply because I think it's one of the best options available. So I want to share it with you.

If you wish to use another platform to create your portfolio and gallery go for it. Only those that use the Zenfolio free trial will be eligible for the contest but please share your gallery with us however you decide to create it.

If you do not win and you want to keep your gallery online after the trial, the basic membership starts at only $30 per year (less than a cup of coffee a day). You can't do the selling part with the basic plan but you can do most everything else. Start with baby steps and walk before you run.

Deadline to enter

The contest deadline is October 26th at midnight EST. Any sites posted after that will not be eligible to win.

Update: Winner Chosen. A winner was chosen and revealed on the next challenge here.

I can't wait to see your absolute best images!

Cheers,

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  • Grisel Kastre-jon

    Awesome!!! Totally excited about these upcoming challenges! I might not be able to participate on the one for this month since I am going on a trip but, can’t wait what the next challenge will be! Good luck to all participants and looking forward to what I’ll be learning from this experience! Woohoo! ;D

    • Love the enthusiasm! Where are you off to?

      • Grisel Kastre-jon

        South Padre Island in Texas! Looking for a relaxing time after a busy trip to Alaska in August – too many activities! My boyfriend is hyperactive! Ha! ;D

        • We’ve been to South Padre Island. Parked our RV on the beach there

          • Grisel Kastre-jon

            First time for both of us and so looking forward to it! Any recommendations on good places for photography at SP that you know of?

          • It’s been a while since we were there 2010 to be exact. Can’t remember off hand but you can see my Texas galleries here: http://herviewphotography.zenfolio.com/texas

          • Grisel Kastre-jon

            Thank you Darlene! Beautiful shots as always and have given inspiration for my shots at South Padre, can’t wait for the adventure! ;D

  • tjeerd

    Hi there
    Here’s my contribution, mostly from the bottom end of the world.
    Only started photography when pension time came, so this is how an ‘old’ man sees things around him without being an expert.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tdwrsa/sets/72157648200271049/
    Best wishes from Pretoria.

    • Elle Staples

      Your photographs are beautiful.

      • tjeerd

        Glad to hear so!

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Ohh Yer GOOD !!!
      – Ponappa

      • tjeerd

        Thanks ponappa….

    • Paul Lehman

      Very impressive shots!!

      • tjeerd

        Thanks for the encouragement….

    • Jo E

      Beautiful light and colour!

      • Cinnara

        Just marvellous!

      • tjeerd

        Thanks and light we have alot in a country with 8 hours sun/day.

    • Great macro shots!

      • tjeerd

        Thanks Steve. Only using a cheap Raynox. Maybe one day a real Macro lens!

  • Elle Staples

    A love of variety has been my teacher. I am still learning and have yet to find a favorite style. http://redfoxphotography.zenfolio.com/

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Wow ! Rolled the Dice … And the Ice Flames …
      Cheers

    • Jo E

      Love the jelly bean bubbles!!!

    • Greg Jones

      Elle – I love your style!

    • Really like the mug with the shaped bokeh

    • tjeerd

      variety indeed, a great collection…..

  • Mark Allen

    Super Cool!! I just created my Zenfolio site and uploaded 20 images. My site address is: http://highlanddesignsbymtallen.zenfolio.com/

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Yep !!! Super …

      • Mark Allen

        Thank you Ponappa!

    • Paul Lehman

      Great BW of the farm

      • Mark Allen

        Thanks Paul! One of our favorite places to snowshoe.

    • I like the fungus shots

      • Mark Allen

        Thanks Steve! They were a delightful surprise to come across on my hike.

  • Marion Hagenvoort

    My photo are very backyard compared to what I’ve just seen

    • Right, so remember rule #1 is not to compare yourself to other people. Compare your work to photos you took a year ago – have you improved? If so then you’re going in the right direction. It’s not a contest for best photo so keep that in mind.

  • Helen Delaney

    There are some amazing photographers here. I am very much a novice – here is my site http://helendelaney.zenfolio.com/group

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Loved the Lizard …

      • Jo E

        Love the light and clarity in all your shots!

        • Ponappa Subbaiah

          Thank You Joe

    • Paul Lehman

      Waterfall lighting is amazing – what a shot!

      • Helen Delaney

        Thank you so much Paul. I took this on the first anniversary of my Mum’s passing – it was a beautiful place for reflection and I like to think that the beautiful light was her being there with me.

    • I like #18 the city reflection the best

      • Helen Delaney

        Thank you for your kind words Steve. That was taken on my first night photo shoot – I think my ISO setting was a little high – live and learn.

  • RLBOSTON2014

    Excellent! I need this! Thanks Darlene!

    • Jim Ruse

      The winter shots are outstanding. Also love the other gallery…night shot of Capital with lightening is awesome!

  • Don Barton

    Thanks for the suggestion Darlene. It was more difficult that I thought reducing the selection to 20 photos and I may need to fine-tune the selection some more. Regards, Don

    http://www.dpb-photos.com/2014-Photos/My-Best-Twenty/

    • Paul Lehman

      Great shot of the path – nice line of sight

    • Jo E

      Beautiful scenic images!

    • I like the Niagara Falls and the blood-red sunset

      • Don Barton

        Steve, I can see why you found it hard to pick twenty, given the quality of your photos. I love all, but especially the one titled “Pyramid Mountain” – great composition.

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Would be great to see Captions on the Squirrel photo ” Wanna be in da picture …”

      • will have to come up with something..

        • Ponappa Subbaiah

          Open contest 🙂

          • I’m “calling a friend” . Posted to my FB page. We’ll see who comes up with the best one.

          • Ponappa Subbaiah

            Look forward to that !

  • Ponappa Subbaiah
    • Greg Jones

      You’ve been at this for awhile – really impressive!

    • Mark Allen

      Nice work! I love the variety of image content! sky016ab-019 is one of my favorites: It has great colour saturation.

  • Enjoying seeing everyone’s images! http://vampdog.zenfolio.com/p380619380

    • Greg Jones

      Thanks for sharing Sara, absolutely stunning!

    • Some great photos, but the watermark is really obtrusive. I understand the need to protect your images but it makes it hard to enjoy the gallery.

      • I would tend to agree with Steve Sara. Zenfolio protects your images already. People cannot right click and download them, it’s way harder. So while it won’t completely protect you it will deter most people from taking them. I used to use a larger watermark and have actually stopped using any at all for the reason Steve mentioned. I want people to enjoy my image and if I do put a mark or logo on it, then it’s just more like my signature to identify I took it not a “DON’T STEAL THIS” big in your face. You have nice images, we want to enjoy them.

  • Guest
  • Guest

    Having some technical difficulties linking photos to a portfolio; any help or suggestions appreciated. In the meantime, reposting the link. http://www.zenfolio.com/northwestphotographybydanvogel/p116084250/edit

    • Paul Lehman

      Angle on the Space Needle is amazing!

    • Greg Jones

      Dan – It’s always amazing to me what people create in an image, very well done!

  • Paul Lehman

    Some very impressive pictures posted already. Some true talent. Here are my best to date – have fun snapping shots wherever I go! http://iurl.no/1yy4n

    • The winding road picture is great!

    • Greg Jones

      The head tilt is priceless! All beautifully done!

  • Helen Curtis

    Hello,

    Darlene, thank you so much for this challenge. I have been teetering on the verge of doing…something…to step up my photography, but have had no idea what that might be; Zenfolio is amazing! I am already sold on its presentation. Thanks again, here is the link:

    http://newperspectivephotography.zenfolio.com/

    • Very nice set, Helen! I especially like the sunflowers, so much detail, great work!

  • Jo E

    Hi Darlene. I’ve been hanging out at flickr for a few months (ever since you introduced me to it when I did your beginners course) but Zenfolio looks fantastic!! I’ve picked 20 of my best favourites and have made a little portfolio. I’ll be back here to give some of these other challenges a go. Cheers!

    http://joeaston.zenfolio.com/

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Liked your pictures Joe. Cheers !!!

    • Greg Jones

      WOW! Very nicely done, great light throughout!

    • Grisel Kastre-jon

      Beautiful portfolio Jo E! My favorite is #19 🙂

    • Great job, fantastic images! Just one suggestion for you. Change the name of the gallery from “20 best snapshots” to – “Top 20 Photos” or something like that. Using the word snapshot makes them sound like grab shots which clearly they aren’t, you put work and thought into them – give yourself credit.

      • Jo E

        Thanks Darlene. I’ve changed it to Top 20 Images. And thanks to everyone for their lovely comments here!

    • I think I like #10 the best

    • Khulud Vanda Khamis

      inspiring! my favorite is number 12

  • Frank Mitchell

    Nice to see everyone’s images. Thanks for the inspiration. here are my 20; https://500px.com/fsmitchell

    • Greg Jones

      Frank – Both beautiful & creative!

      • Frank Mitchell

        Thank you Greg, much appreciated

    • Grisel Kastre-jon

      Gorgeous photos and I agree with Greg, very creative indeed 🙂

      • Frank Mitchell

        Thanks Grisel!

    • I like the billiard shot

      • Frank Mitchell

        Thank you Steve, I was very lucky with the break

  • I have a question about the 14 day trial. If I join today my trial period ends on the 25th…just before the deadline for this challenge. Is that a problem? Or should I wait to set up closer to the 26th? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hmm good question. Join Monday to do the trial to be safe. I don’t think it deletes your stuff but not sure what happens at the end of the trial.

      • Khulud Vanda Khamis

        I’m also waiting for Monday to start my 14 day trial. good luck to us all.

        • Helen Curtis

          Oh no! I have already set mine up for the trial; I hope that does not mean I am not able to be a part of the draw for the amazing prize?! Cheers, Helen

          • Ok thanks Darlene, will do. Yes good luck to everyone.

          • when does it expire Helen? Post the link here. I wasn’t thinking when I set the date – should have made it 13 days – oops! Sorry guys!

          • Helen Curtis

            Thanks so much, Darlene. I didn’t even give it a thought, I was just “It’s now or never, girl!” 🙂 Here is my link; any/all CC is greatly appreciated.

            http://newperspectivephotography.zenfolio.com/

        • This is a really great response to this first challenge. I will keep this going every month for sure – be ready to get pushed to your limits guys!

  • Greg Jones

    A ton of THANKS Darlene !! I’ve been hiding way too long.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/127876080@N08/

    • That banana cake looks yummy, and it’s almost coming at you in 3d

      • Greg Jones

        Sincere thanks to all !!

    • Great job sharing then! You have nothing to be worried about you have some really nice images, great shallow depth of field – love this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/127876080@N08/15317706807/

    • Jo E

      I can almost smell that banana cake! Fantastic photos.

    • Ponappa Subbaiah

      Very colourful and varied…

    • Frank Mitchell

      Love the beached dinghy and the colourful marbles.

    • Jim Ruse

      Your sports portraits are awesome!

    • jon lipinski

      Great autumn leaf colour shots

    • Sharon Farrell

      Hi Greg, I love your photographs. I was especially intrigued with number 0271. Felt so much emotion in that shot.

  • Darlene, thank you for this great idea! Here 20 of my favorite photos https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5cozrB

    • The owl is hilarious!

    • Jo E

      Love all the detail on your bird and animal images!

    • Helen Delaney

      Some amazing images – loved them all!!

    • Greg Jones

      That must have been one very long lens for the lion! Impressive collection!

      • Thank you Greg, it was a 200mm+1.4x

    • Graham flippence

      Love the Firebird, I have had mine for 16 years now, not too many of them here in Aus

  • It’s hard to pick 20, I seem to want either more or less, but here they are nonetheless.
    http://www.steveboer.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=44905751&AlbumKey=CC7RWN

    • Jo E

      Wonderful! I feel like I could reach out and pat that lion…

      • Thanks Jo, we actually did get to pet lions in Zimbabwe, it was pretty cool!

    • Helen Delaney

      Pyramid Mountain is breathtaking.

    • Frank Mitchell

      Pyramid Mountain shot is breathtaking

    • Greg Jones

      It’s really hard to pick, but my favorite is the oriole! A fabulous group of photos!

    • tjeerd

      Hi Steve, wonderful shots indeed and good to read any proceeds go for a good cause in South Africa. Mooi man, hou so aan, there are an awful lot of causes to support here! Groete.

  • Wow I miss one day and look at all this great stuff!

  • Sandi Davenport Caine

    Here are my 20 photos for you to view at http://sandicaine.zenfolio.com/p94145323

    • Hi Sandi! Like yourself, until recently, I’ve showed my photos mostly to family & friends. It’s a bit scary to let folks who aren’t already in your corner see them. I like the juxtaposition between the young ballerina and the old statue in one of yours, and the b&w of the girls peeking out from behind the big tree brought a smile to my face.

      • Sandi Davenport Caine

        Thank you, my daughter is often my muse and that picture of her was one of the first ones I took of her when I got my camera 🙂

    • Frank Mitchell

      Love the ‘Grass in the wind’!

    • Greg Jones

      Love the head & shoulder images – incredible!

    • tjeerd

      great portraits!

    • I especially liked the one that I believe is a windmill against a moonlit sky. Very moody and mysterious.

  • funkylfc

    Darlene, I’ve known that this is something I “should” do. Thanks for the push. http://funkycritzman.zenfolio.com/

  • m e rawl

    Thank you for doing this challenge. I really need to get out of my comfort zone and share my work.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mer3653/sets/72157648296170828/

    • Lots of good shots there, I like the peony closeup and the cottonwood leaf.

      • m e rawl

        Thank you Steve! It is really tough to share when so many people are great photographers. I just think I am ready to be brave and move to the next level…and challenges like this seem to be the next step.

        • I know what you mean, it can be very daunting browsing 500px and seeing the amazing work there, but there is always someone that will appreciate what you are doing.

    • tjeerd

      like the landscapes and leaf texture shot!

      • m e rawl

        Thank you..I love leaves! I probably could have made a complete portfolio of leaves.

  • Duane Middlebrook

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/32709363@N02/sets/72157648714463155/ Here is my Challenge Gallery. It is on Flickr because the images were there already.

    • tjeerd

      I’m not a people shooter, but I like your swim coach Romy shot!

      • Duane Middlebrook

        Thanks much!

    • Helen Curtis

      You have a lovely set of images, Duane; I love the house reflecting on the water, and Suzie the Cat, well she is just gorgeous!

      • Duane Middlebrook

        Thanks! It took about 20 shots to get the house right.

    • Wonderful photos Duane, thanks for sharing!

  • Dennis Johnston

    OK- going to give it a shot. I think only family have seen anything I have done so far, so here it goes: http://dennisjohnstonphotography.zenfolio.com/

    • Helen Curtis

      Dennis, these are great! I like the old, rusty ‘couch’ very cool! Helen.

      • Dennis Johnston

        Thanks – that was taken at the end of a fun trip!

    • Wonderful photography Dennis, thanks for sharing!

  • Luis Purata

    Hello Darlene! I follow you here and on the DPS website. I’ll really appreciate your comments about my photos and the comments of everyone. Thanks a lot for encouraging us to emerge from anonymity. http://luispurata.zenfolio.com/p711931216/h0#h309116a4

    • hello, Luis. I enjoyed looking at your photos. We share a love of taking pictures of birds, but my favorites are the portrait/ reflection in the water, and the lovely girl in purple with the yellow flowers in the background; the complimentary colors seem to frame her beautifully.

  • Maya Bee
    • Helen Curtis

      Beautiful images, Maya!

      • Maya Bee

        Thanks Helen.

  • Vicky Rutherford

    Enjoying looking at everyone’s 20 photos. Here is a link to mine.
    http://vickylrutherford.zenfolio.com

    • Helen Curtis

      Vicky your images are beautiful. I love the one with the white and pink flowers all looking to the left! Helen

    • Wonderful photos Vicky!

    • Jim Ruse

      Your images are striking!

    • jon lipinski

      Nice selection of photos Vicky. My faves are the pink/white tulips and the motion blur road pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  • Winnie Skupin

    ok here we go …the first attempt to show my pics to photo enthusiasts .. i am pretty nervous and excited 🙂 … critic much apprechiated fellow photographers!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/100210848@N07/sets/72157648660678186/

    • Helen Curtis

      Winnie, these are stunning. I love your portrait images, they are very striking. Well done and thanks for sharing. Helen.

      • Winnie Skupin

        Hi Helen, thanks a million that means a lot to me 🙂

    • These photos are really fantastic, thanks for sharing!

      • Winnie Skupin

        awwwww that means so much to me 🙂 thanks a million Lyn!

    • Jim Ruse

      Great B&W portraiture. Also love the silhouette lady.

      • Winnie Skupin

        thx Jim 🙂

    • Sharon Farrell

      Hi Winnie, I felt the same way. I love your portraits, this is something I have not tried my hand at yet, but plan on doing so. I am especially fond of the black and white portraits.

  • Guest

    Hi there 🙂 here we go .. my first attempt to show my work to fellow photographers 🙂 .. critic much appreciated!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/100210848@N07/sets/72157648660678186/

  • Winnie Skupin

    Hi there, here we go .. my first attempt to show my work to fellow photographers .. critic much appreciated!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/100210848@N07/sets/72157648660678186/

  • This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time…thanks for the push Darlene 🙂
    http://terrischulze.zenfolio.com/

    • Helen Curtis

      Thanks for sharing these with us Terri, they are beautiful! I especially love the London Eye image, it would look amazing as a wall print! Helen.

      • Thanks so much Helen…yes the eye makes a great photo 🙂

    • Jim Ruse

      Breathtaking images, Terri. I hope you are a pro…if not, you should be.

      • Wow thanks Jim. No I’m not a pro, I’m still trying to work out what type of photography I love most…kind of hoping I’ll end up selling some of my work at some point though 🙂

    • Sharon Farrell

      Terri – Wow – you’ve inspired me. Love your photos.

  • Derrick Montgomery

    Thanks for the encouragement to showcase our works! My link is:

    https://500px.com/dmont67/sets/the_october_contest

    • Helen Curtis

      My goodness, you live in a beautiful part of the world! I had no idea Central Park was that beautiful, (I’m from Adelaide South Australia, which would probably fit ‘in’ Central Park!). Beautiful collection of images, thanks so much for sharing them, you should be very proud. Helen.

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Hello Helen! Thank you so much for your comments as they are greatly appreciated. Have a great day!

    • Debbie Cook

      Beautiful shots….love the night ones

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Thanks Debbie! I’m finding that I like night photography much better myself. Appreciate the encouraging comments!

    • Beautiful work, Derrick! Love the water scenes and beach shots.

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Hey Johnny thanks a lot! I really appreciate it. Happy Shooting…

    • Fantastic photography Derrick!

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Thanks a lot Lyn!

    • Jim Ruse

      Excellent images! You, like me, enjoy landscape and night photography a lot. 🙂

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Thanks Jim! I do indeed!

    • jon lipinski

      Great images – I especially like the city-scapes.

      • Derrick Montgomery

        Hey Jon, thanks a lot. You’ve got some nice pics too. The lines in some of them are nice!

  • jon lipinski

    Many many thanks Darlene for giving me the jab in the ribs that I needed ……
    https://500px.com/jonlipinski

    • Helen Curtis

      Great collection, Jon! I’d love to visit so many of those places, especially the last one of the man in the woods, it looks beautiful. One thing I thought I’d point out for you, the London Eye image didn’t open for me in 500px, I had to right-click and open it in a new page. Thanks for sharing, Helen.

      • jon lipinski

        Thanks Helen – your comments have given me encouragement and are very much appreciated. I have checked out the London Eye photo and it opens OK. Perhaps it was just a one-off glitch at 500px’s end? Thanks again.

        Jon

    • Connie Magee

      I loved your photo of the prairie (?) sky!

      • jon lipinski

        Hi Connie,

        The sky is actually above a newly planted corn field – I could not resist taking a picture of those unusual clouds. BTW the corn has grown, been harvested and the field has been ploughed up again since then! Thanks for your comments.

    • Great photos Jon, thanks for sharing!

    • Jim Ruse

      Beautiful work!

  • Luis Purata

    I think, I am having a few issues with accessing my web page, could anybody tell me if you can access and see the content? Thanks a lot! http://luispurata.zenfolio.com/p711931216

    • Helen Curtis

      Hi Luis, I have just visited your site, you have lovely images; your portraits are gorgeous! Cheers, Helen.

      • Luis Purata

        Thank you very much Helen! I realy appreciate your comment! 🙂

    • jon lipinski

      Hi Luis, I’ve just been to see your gallery and especially like the night-time shot and the one of the boats moored at the beach – thank you for sharing.

    • Camm Kirk

      Luis, great photos, from large to small.

      • Luis Purata

        Thanks Camm, I appreciate your comments. And those airplanes photos you posted are incredible!

  • Hi Darlene! First, I’d like to say thanks for creating this! I have learned so much from your site and I always look forward to reading your posts. Here is the link to my “Top 20 Images”: http://johnjosephphoto.zenfolio.com/p812321115

    • Helen Curtis

      John, your images are amazing! Very diverse; I’m guessing you like old/abandoned places?! I have a fascination with them, but am not brave enough to venture into any! Thanks for sharing. Helen.

      • Thank you, Helen! Yes, I do love abandoned places. I think they have so much history and character, a challenge to photograph but a lot of fun too!

    • Mark Hanley

      Nice set John. I really enjoyed them

      • Thank you all for your kind words!

    • Khulud Vanda Khamis

      breathtaking!

    • Derrick Montgomery

      Very nice work! You’ve definitely given me inspiration with some of your photos. Congrats!

    • jon lipinski

      Hi JohnnyB53! Love the photos – especially the flowers with the shallow DOF and the abandoned building shot. Was this done using HDR? or asis? Keep ’em comin’

      Jon

      • Thank you, Jon! Some of the abandoned building shots are 5 bracketed shots merged, but others are just one frame. I use the Merge to 32 bit HDR Lightroom plug-in from Photomatix to merge the shots, then just adjust to what I think looks good. I’m not a big fan of grungy, high contrast, super saturated HDR images. It’s the same process that Darlene has written up either on her site or over on DPS…highly recommend it!

    • Camm Kirk

      Great set of photographs.

    • Wonderful photography John, thanks for sharing!

      • Thank you, Lyn. You have some beautiful scenic landscapes in your set, very nice images!

    • Jim Ruse

      Great work, John.

    • Paul Lehman

      Superb composition!

  • John T Edwards

    I have submitted photos via Zenfolio for the contest. you can check johnt13.zenfolio.com

    • Helen Curtis

      Beautiful images, John; I especially love that most of your images include people, it brings them to life!

      • John T Edwards

        thanks.

  • Mark Hanley

    I don’t have 20 best. But here is what I have:

    http://www.markinthehv.com/My-Best-Photos/

    Thanks

    • Helen Curtis

      Mark, you have a beautiful collection of images!

    • Nice set Mark! Really like the reflection on the lake and the milky way one!

    • I love your photos Mark, thanks for sharing!

    • Jim Ruse

      Great bird shots, Mark! Beautiful.

    • Paul Lehman

      Great timing on the aerials – very crisp!

  • Lynne

    Brilliant challenge, I’m in 🙂

  • Margrét Árný Halldórsdóttir

    Hi, Darlene. Have been on your mailng list for a while and enjoyed it very much. Never dared show my photos before so this is a kind of out of the box challenge for me! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127319691@N06/

  • Chris Denny
  • Joel Hawthorn
    • Luis Purata

      Joel, I’m agree with Virginia, your photos are incredible!!

  • Khulud Vanda Khamis

    hi… ok, I’m up for the challenge. I’ve actually picked up photography as another way of artistic expression. I’m a writer, and for a while I felt that I needed an additional art form to express my creativity. I don’t search for beauty when capturing images, but rather for essence, questions, life’s complexities. I don’t yet have a style of my own, still exploring. So here’s my assortment. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for this opportunity. I’ve been putting this gallery together for the past several days. http://throughhereyeskhuludkhamis.zenfolio.com/p16510602

  • Graham flippence

    Here are my 20 favourite photos
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/127803890@N05/

  • Vladimir Predestin

    Thank you Darlene for giving me the opportunity to share some of my shots. Hoping that everybody’s contribution will help me master the art of photography. I am also already thanking all of you for the coming feedback!!!

    http://vladpre.500px.com/

  • Joel Hawthorn

    I use a Canon 50D and post process my images in Photo Shop Elements where I’m able to apply adjustments such as spot sharpening, horizon leveling, contrast, etc.

    • Virginia

      Thanks Joel. Great work!

  • Jim Ruse

    Great idea, Darlene. I have a website, but I thought I would try Zenfolio. I really like it. Here is my new Zenfolio website and uploaded photos as you requested:

    http://jrphotoart.zenfolio.com

    • Luis Purata

      Your photos are Awesome!!

      • Jim Ruse

        Thank you, Luis. How kind of you to say so.

    • Fantastic photography Jim!

      • Jim Ruse

        Thank you, Lynn. I truly appreciate your comments.

    • Leonie Daws

      Great photos, Jim. I love the closeup of the Cranes.

      • Jim Ruse

        Thanks, Leonie. I appreciate it.

    • RLBOSTON2014

      Excellent job, Jim. I really like the blue lights and the composition of the birds with the plumes is really well done.

      • Jim Ruse

        Thank you for your kind comments.

    • Paul Lehman

      Wonderful collection of shots!

      • Jim Ruse

        Thanks, Paul. I appreciate it.

  • John T Edwards

    thank you. maybe it’s because I have been a Sociologist most of my life.

  • Hello All. Great pictures. Here is my selection: http://pablonia.zenfolio.com/pabloniasbest20

    Cheers!

  • Debbie Cook

    As I am my own worst critic it was difficult to find 20 pictures that I thought were worth sharing – here is what I found https://www.flickr.com/photos/debbiecook/sets/72157648756337261/

  • Camm Kirk

    There are some really awesome photographs here! Here is a link to some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them. http://cammkirkphotos.zenfolio.com

  • Hi Darlene . . love reading your site. Here are my 20 selections for October. Regards from the UK. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdgmorton/sets/72157648703968886/

    • Debbie Cook

      Nice collection – love the capture of the kids jumping off the pier and the waterfall is beautiful

      • Many thanks for your comments . . . those kids jumped many times for me in very cold water . they loved it.

    • I really enjoyed your photos David, thanks!

  • Zeenger

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I guess this is the time to share. Here’s my showcase link.
    http://sohzinglefevre.zenfolio.com/p482436883

    • funkylfc

      I like the sort of “abstract” look of the canyon shot, and I’m jealous of your lunar eclipse shot; mine of last week’s eclipse are not “ready for prime time”

    • Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jim Ruse

      Very powerful images.

    • Zeenger

      Thank you for viewing my collection! I was beginning to think maybe my link didn’t get posted. Funny how my posting appeared in the middle of the discussion.

    • Leonie Daws

      Your use of light in the landscape images is an inspiration – thank you.

    • RLBOSTON2014

      Zeenger, the bokeh with the white shasta daisies? (not sure that’s what they are) is just lovely. My favorite though is the bright reflection of the Ferris Wheel in the water. Excellent!

  • Well here goes. Like everyone else, thanks for the push. My link is on Flickr:- http://bit.ly/DPM_Photo_Challenge

    • Wonderful shots Dave, thanks for sharing!

      • Thanks Lyn. I also had a look at your photos and really like no.1 When I saw the snow shots I thought this has to be Canada, but couldn’t tie in the location using the photo of the boats. Then I saw the Church, where I then Googled Silver Church and sure enough up it popped. Of course had I looked more closely at your photo the first time, I would have seen the Canadian flags 🙂 Nice shots all round.

  • Adrian M

    Hi Darlene

    Thanks so much for this challenge, please see my pics at http://keirwedderburnphotography.zenfolio.com/p441355253 – I am new to DSLR – much to learn.

  • Luis Purata

    I realy liked your landscapes!

  • Peter Koury

    Some great photos on show here. Thanks for the chance to share some of mine. My link is: https://500px.com/peterakoury/sets/

  • Peter Koury
    • Nice shots Peter, you were certainly at the right place at the right time!

  • Dennis Johnston

    Here we go, mostly just family have seen any of these: http://dennisjohnstonphotography.zenfolio.com/p765262922#h5a83c64

  • Heather Loewen

    A big stretch for me…but fun to do this. Thanks for the challenge.

    http://heatherloewen.zenfolio.com/

    • Fantastic set, Heather! Love the sunset on the beach image.

      • Heather Loewen

        Thanks so much!

    • Graham flippence

      Great photos Heather, especially the kombi van and the old church

      • Heather Loewen

        Thanks!

    • Really enjoyed your photos Heather, thanks!

      • Heather Loewen

        Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Heather Loewen

    A big stretch for me…but fun to put together. Thanks for the challenge.

    http://heatherloewen.zenfolio.com/

  • Padmanabh Deshpande

    Hi Darlene , Here is link to my photos. Still dreaming about the DSLR and so have posted photos from my mobile.
    Looking forward to have a word about them from you !!!!

    http://padmanabhdeshpande.zenfolio.com/pdmobile

  • Jean Prescott Knowlton

    Thanks for the chance to improve my shots are for my own enjoyment. https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfnutjeano/sets/72157648603657312/ but any help is appreciated.

  • Jean Prescott Knowlton

    My Link is not showing up…I’ll try again…here it is https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfnutjeano/sets/72157648603657312/

    • Great photos, I especially love the seagull one, how fun. It reminds me of a situation I was in this summer, but alas, I didn’t have my camera with me.

  • Peter Koury
    • I love your photos Peter, thanks for sharing!

      • Peter Koury

        Thanks Lyn … you’re shots of Newfoundland are stunning. It’s a beautiful part of the world. The owl is such a part of the tree it would have been easy to miss…

    • sooooo, I imagine you all set up to take a series of lovely romantic shots of sunrise over a still lake with a photogenic little boat pulled up on the shore, when suddenly a kangaroo sails in from stage left! One of the things I love about photography is the element of chance is always in play. Amateur or pro, cell phone or top of the line equipment, there’s always the possibility of a surprise

      • Peter Koury

        On day one I was setting up lovely sunrise shots (I had just finished positioning the canoe) when I heard a splash – by the time I located the source and spun my camera around all I had was a series of blurs! I waited on day 2 better prepared – but he didn’t show … on day 3 it all came together !!!

        • I’m glad you had the patience to go back on day 3. Thanks much for your kind comment about my photos.

  • William Pender

    Hi Darlene, I haven’t commented in a while, but I have been reading your posts. We exchanged emails a while back, maybe you remember, if you don’t no big deal. I thought I would just get in on this challenge and post some of my photos. I don’t know if I’m improving or not, but here is the link.
    http://williampender.zenfolio.com/

    • Photos are fantastic William!

      • William Pender

        Thanks Lyn, I really liked your photos. I think you must live in a beautiful place.

  • This is a great challenge. I’m really enjoying looking at everyone’s photos. Here is my link:

    http://lynstockdale.zenfolio.com/p223354048

    • Luis Purata

      Hi Lyn! I am impressed with your landscapes. I realy liked the one of the wood bridge! thanks for sharing! I can realize that, you can see the right moment to take your photos.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words Luis. Believe it or not, with the photo you mentioned, that lake on the left (called Lake on the Mountain) is high above the lake in the right background. They are separated by a huge cliff.

    • Winnie Skupin

      Dear Lyn, thanks for complimenting on my pics 🙂 i just checked yours as well 🙂 great stuff :))) i am more into portraits but i am amazed by what you do with landscapes.

    • Jim Ruse

      The sunset photo is stunning. Love the owl too. Well done, Lynn

    • Leonie Daws

      The owl is a masterpiece – well done. I’ve recently come back from a trip to Norway. Some of your images look familiar. Is that where they were taken? They capture the feel of the place really well.

      • Thank-you so much Leonie. Your photos are absolutely fabulous, ones I’ll go back to for sure! Most of mine were taken in Newfoundland and a few in Africa and other places.

    • RLBOSTON2014

      Lyn, first I like the overall feel of your site and your body of work. There’s a cohesiveness there I like. Your choice of locations and animals works well together. Are those reindeer? The brightly colored boats really pop in the overall subdued tones and it’s pleasant.

  • Gail Fulkerson
  • Angela L

    Ok, here goes! I hope this works!

  • Angela L

    Let me try that again, hopefully this will go to the album, not just one picture.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/125843772@N07/sets/72157646479766403/

  • Marc Plamondon

    Hi Darlene,
    Here is my entry for the portfolio contest.
    http://marcplamondon.zenfolio.com/p664707627

  • Stephen Trowell

    It was really revealing to see what I ended up with. Here is my link: http://bit.ly/11ABhaK

  • Stephen Trowell

    It wasn’t clear that this was a zenfolio entry, so here is the full url: http://stephentrowell.zenfolio.com/p329997875

    • Luis Purata

      Hi Stephen. You have incredible photos here. I realy liked the Lake Bled and Australian Alps photos.
      Thanks for sharing.

      • Stephen Trowell

        Thanks Luis, I am glad you liked them. S

    • I love your photos Stephen, thanks!

      • Stephen Trowell

        Thank you Lyn. Your comment prompted me to check out your photos. I particularly liked your photos of the Ethiopian fisherman and your hovering bee. Your owl is a great photo too. S

    • Jim Ruse

      Great use of light and color. Your images tell a story so well.

      • Stephen Trowell

        Thanks Jim. My daughter disagreed with me that these were my “best shots” and I realised, slow that I am, that really “favourite” would be a better way to describe them. I realised our selections say more about our own taste than any imaginary arbitrary standard of photographic quality. Double thanks for your comment because it also made me look for your photos, which are awesome. I am deeply jealous of your humming-bird photo but all of your photos generate emotion. Cheers, Stephen

  • Marc Plamondon

    Hi Darlene,

    Thanks so much for encouraging everyone to do this assignment. I have attached my submission for the portfolio contest I hope everyone enjoys!

    http://marcplamondon.zenfolio.com/p664707627

    • Camm Kirk

      Marc, Really great photos. I liked the fox and the black & white photos.

    • Wonderful photography Marc, thanks for sharing!

  • Jacques
    • Great photos Jacques, thanks for sharing!

      • Jacques

        Thank you very much

  • Sharon Leach

    I have enjoyed looking at others photos!!!
    My link is sharonleach.zenfolio.com

    • Wonderful photos Sharon, thanks for sharing!

      • Sharon Leach

        Thank you!!

      • Sharon Leach

        Also…continue to learn!!

    • Just looked at your photos… Beautiful!!

  • Carole Ferris

    Hi Darlene, here is the link to some of my pics, thank you. Carole
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchie22/sets/72157648830671895/

    • Winnie Skupin

      great pics Carole 🙂

  • John T Edwards

    I am sorry. contest or no contest , win or no win. Darlene I am going ahead with Zenfolio. I can’t wait for the results. The app is so user-friendly and you can get help in setting up in so many ways. I am taking the challenge and going full speed ahead. Thanks for your help.
    John

  • Jim Ruse

    Your use of perspective is awesome, Anna. Your macro work is nothing short of mastery!

    • Thank you! That means a lot 🙂

  • A vanHeerden
  • Leonie Daws

    Hi Darlene,

    Many thanks for throwing out this challenge. I’ve spent the weekend learning to use Zenfolio and casting a critical eye over my photo collection. Both tasks have been thought provoking but I’m delighted with the results. The web site is only partially built – lots of text and images still to add – but the skeleton is there and it’s given me the impetus to do something more than daydream about sharing my work with a wider audience.

    All comments welcome. You’ll find my portfolio selection at: http://bit.ly/1unES2H.

    Cheers,

    Leonie

  • Adrian M

    Hi Darlene. I have made some changes – new homepage – http://adrianmaxwell.zenfolio.com

  • Lynne Sanderson

    First time for me.
    My link is elljaysan.500px.com/travel_photos

  • Leonie Daws

    I agree with Jim. I particularly like the unusual angles you’ve used in your macro images.

  • Jim Whitney

    Thanks for the challenge opportunity. My link is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyebeam_vt/sets/72157648456949628/

  • Wow I’m seriously impressed by you all here! I will have to spend an entire day going through all of them after the cut off. I’m not looking now so as not to be biased!

  • Jim A
  • Jo-Anne Chadderton

    Great idea, and interesting to go back and select what you like the most. My link is here:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/126023463@N03/sets/72157648403045208/

  • Janie Bird

    Thank you Darlene for the inspiration! My link is: http://janiebird.zenfolio.com/p1054743258

  • Janie Bird

    Thank you Darlene for the inspiration! My like is:

    http://janiebird.zenfolio.com/p1054743258

  • Stephen Cain

    Great idea! I’ve never shown my photos to anyone but family and friends, so I hope you find some you like. Here they are: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen-cain/sets/72157646545615614/

  • Terry Rawcliffe

    Well I took the plunge. Started a free trial on Zenfolio. Just a little nervous. Haven’t completed my total of 20 pictures yet, but there are a couple on there Terry Rawcliffe/ Zenfolio .com

  • Terry Rawcliffe

    I think I submitted the wrong link, here is the correct one: http://terryrawcliffe.zenfolio.com/p847144892. Don’t have 20 yet, I won’t until after Thursday when I get back to my home computer.

    • Great start Terry, just 10 more to go.

      • Terry Rawcliffe

        Thanks Lyn. I got in from camp yesterday and finished it off.

  • RLBOSTON2014

    OK, here’s my October effort: http://rlboston.zenfolio.com/ There are two galleries, ten images each, because I hope to market the winter images this year. I’m trying out different papers, cards, vendors, etc. I have a blog, a massive Flikr acount with 1800 images, an Etsy shop, a blog. I need to integrate my efforts.

  • Dave Kramer

    Darlene, thanks for the guidance as I’ve developed my craft. It’s been greatly appreciated and sometimes, much needed.

    http://dkramerphotography.zenfolio.com/

  • Sean Cawley

    I accept the challenge.
    My 20 best are posted: http://www.corinactus.zenfolio.com
    I am already a user of zenfolio so I don’t know if I will be included in the drawing.
    I really enjoy the challenge of shooting macro photography but I shoot in other modes as well.

  • Steve Luck

    I haven’t done this many times so I hope this works:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/63501511@N02/sets/72157646571280373/

    • These are excellent Steve, is that Santorini, Greece?

      • Steve Luck

        Hi Lyn,
        Thank you. Yes one of the shots is from Santorini. I’m amazed how they have pools on the side of the cliff.

        Thanks for encouraging so many of us. I liked your fiery clouds behind the tree.

  • Craig

    Finally uploaded some images. Here you go…
    http://cb001.zenfolio.com/p885502191

  • RLBOSTON2014

    Geat photos Anna! The macros of course, but I liked the unique group photo and there’s just something about the composition with the guitar and the gate that just works. It clicks, it’s right, correct and perfect.

    • Thank you so much 🙂

  • Peter Allen

    Hi Darlene, I managed to find 20 that I liked. Here you go:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/120931982@N02/

    • Excellent photos here Peter!

      • Peter Allen

        Thank you Lyn, I appreciate that.

  • Rafael Velez

    Great idea for people without experience like me. Here is my link:

    https: //500px.com/rafael1967vi/sets/mis_fotos

  • macroMIA

    Thanks for the challenge. My link is:
    http://cherylprofke.zenfolio

    • Dave Kramer

      These are some really great images, Cheryl. Your use of reflection and shallow depth of field is spectacular.

      • macroMIA

        Thanks Dave!

    • Caroline Holdstock

      Beautiful flower photography!

  • Fiona

    A lot of people have fantastic images. It was hard to find 20 best ones. I don’t have many really good photos. Need to get out and practice more I guess.
    Hope the link works, I’m not used to doing this.
    Fiona

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/94956854@N04/sets/72157648743193372/

    • Yes, you do have some really good photos here Fiona! It’s too hard to pick a favorite!

    • Rafael Velez

      Very nice potos, love them

    • jon lipinski

      Hi Fiona, you have a wide variety of images I see. I especially like the Waterfall and the marshmallows in a jar!

  • Your photos are fantastic RLBOSTON2014! What a joy to sit with the slideshow on and just enjoy. Those are deer in my one photo. It took a lot of work to get them all to look at me at once!

  • It’s hard to decide on ‘best photos”. I decided to try to stick to a theme.

    My link is:
    http://laurieleesphotography.zenfolio.com/p308789343

    • jon lipinski

      Hi Laurie, I just love the Autumn Reflections and Transitions images. Thanks for sharing …………

  • I added my link twice, but it doesn’t show up when I view the conversation. Does it show up for you people?

    • Jim Whitney

      Not to worry, Laurie — your link is working fine. Love the shots of the owls, and that shot of the swans!

  • Louise

    I overrode my doubt and posted. Thank you for the opportunity. My link is http://www.zenfolio.com/myfirst20

  • Priscila González

    I have the trial until november 6 so here’s my link 🙂

    http://priscilagzz.zenfolio.com/

  • Jim- Thanks for letting me know, the link didn’t show up on my end I love the owls too, I spent a whole winter photographing them and have hundreds of shots. They were super interesting to study. It’s hard to pick “best images”. I put a bunch of my favorites on from different categories and I thought it would look better with some sort of theme., so changed it to nature/nature’s artistry thematic. The swans are making a strong come-back in our area, I don’t recall ever seeing one as a child. Now I see theme here and there. My favorite new subject as you can probably tell. I was pleased to get some in the morning and the evening. (two different locations)

  • Caroline Holdstock

    This is very challenging Darlene, thanks for the encouragement! Here’s my link http://carolineholdstock.zenfolio.com/p331645322

    • Diane Silverthorne

      Hi Caroline – looks like we have been to a few of the same locales. Loved your pelicans and Lion.

    • Diane Silverthorne

      Hi Jamie – liked no 2 and 6 in particular. Great vantage point to see the bumblebee…

  • Diane Silverthorne

    Thanks Darlene – you read my mind with all the excuses for not doing this but here goes:

    http://chickadeelanephotography.zenfolio.com

  • John Crutchley

    This is a great idea Darlene. I love looking at everyone else’s photos and I am excited to share mine. Thanks.

    http://johncrutchley.zenfolio.com/p278387040#h2c3a42dc

    • Diane Silverthorne

      Hi John – good job – loved the putting the personal on the line. Liked the church against the oh-so-blue background, the dog with the ball and the nature pics.

  • Can someone help me please I posted my link for Zenfolio and now it gone. Does it have to be accepted by the someone first or?

    • I can see this comment Jamie and got your email. I’m not removing anything and I don’t see them in spam. Not sure why it’s not showing up someone else had the problem too. Just email me the link and I’ll add it to your comment manually.

  • MrMoJo12

    I’m going to try my share of fame. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

    http://mrmojo.zenfolio.com

  • LiseFauteux

    Thanks Darlene to give us that chance . For me it is a way to get out of my comfort zone!

    http://lisefauteux.zenfolio.com/p364498769#h2dd803eb

    • Diane Silverthorne

      Lise – beautiful and creative and varied work. Loved the feather on the snow with grass and the white bird and trees in reflection in particular.

  • Terry Rawcliffe

    Ok so I have my 20 Portfolio photos on Zenfolio.http://terryrawcliffe.zenfolio.comSo what happens now

  • Terry Rawcliffe

    Hi Darlene. I signed up for your free E-Book awhile ago and thoroughly enjoy reading your articles. I saw this challenge pop up in my email and decided to take the plunge, and am trying a 14 day Zenfolio trial. Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to sign up for your 4 week course as well.

  • Marti McGlynn

    photos on 500px
    my
    link is 500px.com/martimcglynn

  • fotofillysi
  • Jim Hynes

    Thanks for the opportunity
    https://500px.com/hynesjim/sets/set_1

  • MrMoJo12

    Darlene, did you expect this kind of response with this challenge?

  • Sharon Farrell

    Thanks for this push that I so desperately needed. And now, after much procrastination I have finally done it. Here is my link:
    http://sharonfarrell.zenfolio.com/p1040582930#h10e94e49

    • Diane Silverthorne

      I, for one, am glad you stopped procrastinating – wow!!! I particularly like your 1st and last photo as well as the incredible shot of the owl. Lovely work>>>

      • Sharon Farrell

        Thank you Diane. I just took a look at your beautiful photos. I love the penguin and the bare trees in the fog with a few bright red leaves – made me feel like I was there.

  • Darlene, thank you for an opportunity to show my work. My link is:

    http://elinaveyberman.zenfolio.com/about.html

  • Edwin Rosario

    It was tough to choose 20 out of more than 34,000 pictures.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/97131635@N04/G5d077/

    • Diane Silverthorne

      Hi Edwin – I feel your pain – the choosing was really a challenge. Loved your Times Square photo in particular…

  • Thank you for the opportunity…. My link is:
    http://zoltanmalcic.zenfolio.com

  • Guest

    Thank you for the opportunity. My link is ”
    http://zoltanmalcic.zenfolio.com

  • Thanks Jon! I got totally “fixated” on reflections this Autumn! I especially love the use of natural light in the “magic hour”! I could have made a whole portfolio on beautiful reflections! “Nature’s Artistry” is amazing!

  • Gabriel Gutierrez

    Great Photos from everyone! Here is my link: http://gabrielgutierrez.zenfolio.com/p746080067

  • Raju

    Please visit my gallery at Zelfolio at http://rajudyapur.zenfolio.com/p1067420228

  • ChrisTina

    Check my link out at https://www.flickr.com/photos/128126411@N06/ . Thanks.

  • Christophe Broult

    Thank you Darlene for getting me started. Here is a link to my 20 pictures: http://christophebroult.zenfolio.com/p685470253

  • Rajat Malhotra

    Hi… I hope I am not too late in publishing my link! Even if I am, I’d still appreciate feedback on what I think my top 20 photos are! Thanks in advance! Here’s my link: http://rajatmalhotra.zenfolio.com/p329896056

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