Earlier this month I submitted my photos for the October Photo Hunt. As with any challenge I participate to push myself to be more creative. I don't expect my photos to stand out from the other entries. It is so interesting to see other's interpretations and to learn from other's comments.
This particular challenge does include Favorites and votes. The categories are divided up among several judges. The judges select their Favorites. From those favorites votes are counted. Two of my photos were selected as favorites. I came no where near collecting all the votes in my categories but it was a pleasant surprise to see my photo in the two favorite posts.
Jack O' Lantern