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I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (January).

The topic is "Horizon Lines", meaning photos that contain a horizon line of some sort - sunsets and landscapes are two examples. Feel free to ping me in chat with thoughts on the photo contest themes or if you have ideas!

Remember that if your photo includes people (other than you), you need permission (from them) prior to posting the photo. Alternatively, you can make them unrecognizable.

The contest will end at the end of January (UTC time). The following rules apply (credit to Willeke, but slightly modified):

  • Up to three photos per answer. Photos in the same answer should be related.
  • You can make up to three posts (attempts).
  • Do not delete posts if you don't get votes: you posted it, stand by it. (You have two more attempts if your first one doesn't work out.)
  • All submissions should have a line with when and where the photo(s) was/were taken, along with a description of the subject.
  • The photo has to be taken by the person who posted it, or by a travel partner (needs to be named).
  • Keep it nice, CoC-compliant, non-offensive, and non-NSFW.
  • If you have people recognizable in the photo you have to have their permission to post the photo, or make them unrecognizable.
  • If you disagree with a photo, please consider commenting on it or bringing it up in chat. For the purposes of judging, only upvotes will be considered; downvotes will not affect the score of the photo.
  • The photo may have been taken any time.
  • If there is no tie for the highest number of upvotes at the end of the month, the winner will be announced then; if there is, the voting period may extend beyond the month.
  • If you'd like to suggest a theme for a future photo competition, please add it to the list of possible photo competition topics. Also, you can join us in chat to help us decide which topic to choose.
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Mountains next to Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

March 2019

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    This answer has the most votes, had so since the first day of the new month.
    – Willeke Mod
    Feb 8 at 9:14
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    Congratulations on having the most upvotes at the end of the month and winning the January 2024 photo contest!
    – cocomac
    Feb 11 at 0:45
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Chicago, December 2016.

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Salar de Uyuni, Feburary 2019.

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Sunset over the Moai, Easter Island

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Departing from runway 19 at Keflavik international airport last month. In Iceland during the winter months, the horizon frequently appears as a subtle change of grey with an occasional fiery volcano.

KEF Departure from Runway 191

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  • Taken from the cockpit?
    – AakashM
    Jan 19 at 13:46
  • Yes, indeed. That is where the best views are generally to be found ;)
    – jcklopp
    Jan 22 at 15:20
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Sunrise over La Gomera, from Los Gigantes in Tenerife, October 2018.

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I am lucky to live on the top floor of a Hong Kong high-rise building. I have fantastic views... This is Shenzhen, specifically Shenzhen Bay. No filters: I am an absolute idiot when it comes to photography. Nature provided. :-)

Shenzhen Bay at sunset

Shenzhen Bay at sunset

Shenzhen Bay day-time

Shenzhen Bay day-time

Another beautiful sunset

Another beautiful sunset

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view over the dunes. Taken on the top of the then very new tower on top of 'de Kruisberg' the highest point in that part of the Heemskerk Dunes, the view reminded me of a line in a Dutch song:

  • Het zegt u waarschijnlijk niets maar het is waar ik geboren ben.
    (It will not mean anything to you but I was born there.)

part of the tower with a bird cut out of the steel plate, with a view above.

Taken the same day, same tower but a different part of the view.

Both photos taken 28 May 2023, Heemskerk, the Netherlands.

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    The 'berg' (mountain) is about 35 meter high, the tower adds an other 10 meter or so.
    – Willeke Mod
    Jan 8 at 5:38
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Leaving Itajaí (city in southern Brazil) seaport. December 2023

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    Congratulations - you win the virtual prize this month!
    – cocomac
    Feb 11 at 0:50
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Over the Atlantic Ocean, heading towards Keflavík airport, August 2011.

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Night at the sea, somewhere in southern Atlantic Ocean. Moon shines so bright it doesn't even look like complete darkness. December 2023 Night at the sea

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Same location, but different heading. Here we have Tuen Mun in the back, and all the way down the island of Lantau and the airport.

Day-time, blue sky and pretty clouds

Day-time, blue sky and pretty clouds

A glorious sunset

Just before sunset – here the sun seeming sets in 5 mn...

Just before sunset – here the sun seeming sets in 5 mn...

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Green Flash, near Tofino, Vancouver Island

16 Sep 2012

NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80 ƒ/5.61/250125 mmISO800

A photo I took of a green flash

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Blue Mountains from Katoomba, Australia

27 Jan 2019
Sun, 10:19GMT+11:00
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22.4 MP9728 × 2304

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Honolulu, HI, United States

16 Jun 2015
Tue, 19:08GMT-10:00
HTC HTC_0P6B
ƒ/21/4093.82 mmISO100

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Sunset at São Paulo, Brazil. December 2016.

The reddish/purplish color is caused by high levels of air pollution.

Colorful sunset

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Skyline of Victoria, Gozo, from this point of the Citadel. The church in the distance is the so called Rotunda (Church of Saint John the Baptist) of Xewkija, third highest unsupported dome in the world!

Victoria/Rabat, Gozo

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    I took this picture in September 2023 :) Jan 5 at 8:16
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The skyline of Venezia from the terrace at Fondaco dei Tedeschi. I took this picture last week with my Samsung A50 phone.

Venezia

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from somewhere on the North end of Qijin. I took this picture last November with my Samsung A50 phone.

The tallest building on the right, 85 Sky Tower is nowadays partially abandoned as an aftermath of the covid years.

kaohsiung, taiwan

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Sunset at Dunas do Jalapão, State of Tocantins, Brazil.

July 2018.

Sunset at Dunas do Jalapão

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windmills
Photo taken today, 27 January 2024, Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, the Netherlands. It was nice weather for a cycle ride and it was fun to be the topic of many photos, (always a lot of tourists there and I ride a different kind of cycle,) but it was also nice to take some photos.

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World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Florida. December 2017.

World Showcase Lagoon, Epcot

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More interest below the horizon than above. Taken by me in Tenerife 2012.

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East London and beyond, taken from Whitechapel E1. On the left is the Royal London Hospital; mid-right in the distance can be seen the cluster of offices at Canary Wharf. December 2023.

Cityscape of East London at sunrise

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