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If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
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If you've seen my lightning photos from a few days ago, there is a short story about my Blackberry during that shoot. I was in such a hurry leaving the car to snap photos, my phone fell out unbeknownst to me. Pretty sure I backed over it as I left, which was also at the same time pouring rain and hail showed up. An hour later I figured I dropped it there and somehow located it lying on the ground, thanks to that little blinking light.
However...the keyboard no longer works and I had to get a new phone.
The first time I head out storm chasing and I break something! Who knows what might happen next time???
Also by Mike Olbinski
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