500,000 Facebook Likes - Selfie Competition Voting : Results

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  • My name is Héctor Millar, from Chile. Thanks thanks thanks Everyone ! To the people who voted, to I Shot It, thanks !! This selfie was taken on top of the Rock of Gibraltar, UK, an amazing place full of monkeys playing around you. About the camera: My loyal Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 16-85 mm. Post processing: Lightroom 3.0. Thanks !!
  • www.hectormillar.com
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  • Thanks for the Mark of Excellence for this shot. And thanks to the community for more then 20 percent of the votes! Unfortunately it was not enough for the first prize but being the runner-up still is a great honor for me and Wanda (the model). The picture was taken with a Sony NEX 5R and the SEL1018 wide angle lens. Post processing was done with only minor adjustments (contrast and exposure). Visit me on my homepage or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ultraweitverwinkelt). Cheers, Pierre
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      • It was about 5am when I woke up. Still jet-lagged from the thirteen-hour flight several days earlier, I pulled myself up from the tatami floor of the monastery, grabbed my camera, and went for a walk. As anyone who’s been to Japan will tell you, tourism is a big deal; with floods of visitors constantly laying siege to the iconic tourist sites. Mount Koya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is no different, but at 5am, before the coaches arrive, there’s a magnificent calm. The loudest thing I heard on my walk was the mirror of a Nikon D700 moving up, then down again, as I took a photo of myself and my only company: my shadow. Many thanks to all those who took the time to vote for me, I’m humbled.
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      • I took this picture with a GoPro camera in May last year and it went viral overnight appearing on many major TV networks around the world! Thanks for all of the votes I received - I really appreciate it.
      • snapperlee.com
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      • Thanks choosing this picture! My name is Wiebke Haas, I'm an animal photographer and I'm located at the north of Germany. I took this picture with a GoPro Hero 4 and did some exposure and contrast settings in Photoshop afterwards. This was a film and photo test with the small action camera. Normally I do my pictures with professional photo equipment ;)
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        • Thank you to all that voted for my image I was so stoked to get this special image with the whales . It was captured Vava'u Tonga with my Canon 1dx . Adjustments on photoshop included Sharpening/ adjusted Highlights and shadows and changed white balance. Please follow my adventures on instagram : @craigparryphotography Thank you Craig
        • www.craigparryphotography.com
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        • Thanks choosing this picture! My name is Wiebke Haas, I'm an animal photographer and I'm located at the north of Germany. I took this picture with a GoPro Hero 4 and did some exposure and contrast settings in Photoshop afterwards. This was a film and photo test with the small action camera. Normally I do my pictures with professional photo equipment ;)
        • www.wiebke-haas.de
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        • Thanks to everyone who voted! This was a spur of the moment shot, taken in a private house in Devon (UK) just a few miles from my home. I really liked the frame of the huge mirror hanging at the top of the staircase. Taken on my beloved Fuji X-Pro1 with 18mm lens, f7.1, 1/100s.
        • photos.simonblackbourn.net
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        • Thanks everyone who voted for me and congratulations to the winner ! My name is Peter Dietz from Germany, I´m an hobby-photographer. The picture was taken in the "phaenomenta" in Lüdenscheid, Germany, a kind of museum for physics and technical science. You can see me with my Nikon D700 in a big kalaidoscope.
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          • Rezvan Haghighi (foroozan) / from Iran,Shiraz. I'm working on my self-portrait collection from two or three years ago. This self-portrait was taken in one of the old places in my city, Shiraz, which I grown up in; and this is my childhood house. The photo has many references, but for me; one of the most important, is about being aware of self-sufficient; it's also about the identity precarious…and i got help from processing to show these. The camera that I used for this one is Canon EOS Kiss X3.
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              • That's me, on the left ! ;-) My name is Adria Ellis and I am an artist and a photographer. I took this image last March in Varanasi India with my iPhone 5S. It's a pretty straight shot, I lightened the faces just a tad but thats about it. Snapseed is my goto App for fine tuning. I use to have big cameras and gear and things like that but for me Less is more. I spent three weeks in India on a photography pilgrimage with two iPhones. It's hard to have a favorite in India but if I win this contest I would like to spend a month in Varanasi. For me it's the people. This man is a Sadhu, or Baba - he's a holy man. Very few possesions and committed to releasing Karma. He was generous with his time, loved being photographed and offered me his blessing and coconut shavings. When I return I will bring him this picture.
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                  • My name is Nat and I live in "Beautiful" British Columbia, Canada. This shot was taken on my Olympus EM10 on a trip out of bounds on Whistler mountain. My friend and I were on our way to a run called Corona bowl. It was a great day and I am glad I could capture it! I set some fill flash to balance the back lighting and post processed in lightroom.
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                                • Hi everyone, my name is Ed Lim. This photo was taken at Tian Zi Fang in Shanghai and is captioned “iPhone Pose” on my photo site: 500px.com/edlim. It was taken in April 2013 using a Leica M (Typ 240) camera with a 90mm Leica Summicron lens. Subsequent post processing was done using Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin within Photoshop CS6. Some of my other works can be viewed at my portfolio link below.
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