Final days now till the big grand prize giveaway. This week we received a record number of photo spot submissions. We also upgraded our web server, made some performance tweaks, and hopefully improved the PIXEO Website experience. This week we’ll be spooling up for the big giveaway contest for the best photo submission of the year. The winner will take home a $500 Amazon Gift Card. In addition to that, we’ll also be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to our personal favourite of the month. The season of giving just keeps going here at PIXEO. If you haven’t already uploaded your best photo spot to the PIXEO Collection it’s not too late. Whether your an app or website user you can easily upload your photo spot today.  Just visit our upload page and send your very best; no registration necessary. If you miss out, don’t fret we always do a monthly PIXEO Photo Challenge. Good luck, and keep them coming!

Smithfield Cemetery (North Richland Hills, Texas, USA)

A fantastic viewpoint makes for a unique and beautiful shot from Beau Cardwell. This peaceful, small cemetery with plenty of trees and brush to catch light for interesting shots. (North Richland Hills, Texas, USA)

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Hardcastle Craggs (Hebden Bridge, England)

Smooth long exposure and close proximity make for a lovely little waterfall shot from Ellis. This is Hardcastle Craggs, a scenic woodland valley with 15 miles of trails forming a beautiful walk down the river and through the woods. There is also a visitor centre in a historic 19th-century mill. (Hebden Bridge, England)

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Peralta Trailhead (Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA)

A fantastic silhouette landscape shot with blue and yellow skies makes a wonderful addition to this week’s collection. Tyler Davis (From Ashes Photography) shares this beautiful view of the Peralta Trailhead. The trailhead is the starting point for a desert hiking trail with views of peaks, canyons & granite rock formations. There are some beautiful views of the South-Eastern regions of the Superstition Mountains from here. (Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA)

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Dubai Fountain (Dubai - United Arab Emirates)

Beautiful blues and pastel colours make for a great shot from Ig_mn in Dubai. This is the Dubai Fountain, an intricately choreographed fountain system located on the 12-hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development. This location also has a great view of Burj Khalifa towering over the surrounding cityscape. (Dubai – United Arab Emirates)

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Old Man of Coniston (Coniston, England)

Matthew Ernst, RCAF

What a fantastic scenic view from Matt Ernst. The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District and the highest point of the traditional County Palatine of Lancashire. It is at least 2,632.61 feet high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water. (Coniston, England)

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Arch Rock (Carpenterville, Oregon, USA)

Another fantastic photo spot from Oregon taken by Rick Obst. Arch Rock is an incredible rock formation sitting just offshore and a stunning example of the beautiful landscapes waiting for photographers in the Samuel L. Boardman Scenic Corridor on the southern Oregon Coast.  There is a beautiful little forest trail to the viewpoint that gives a great view looking out over the rocks dotting this stretch of ocean. (Carpenterville, Oregon, USA)

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Gila Valley Temple (Central, Arizona, USA)

A beautiful church against an even more beautiful sky from Steve Carter. The Gila Valley Temple has a beautiful, classic style with its stark lines and imposing spire. The temple sits on grounds that are lush and colourful at the foot of the mighty Mount Graham. (Central, Arizona, USA)

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