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ZapperZ Sep1-06 03:24 AM

PF Photo Contest - Labor Of Love (9/1-9/10)
Labor of Love

Sept. 4th is Labor Day holiday here in North American (both the US and Canada). To mark that occassion, the theme of our contest involves pictures that you took at your place of work OR school.

This contest will run a few days longer than usual since I will be on vacation starting tomorrow.

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a grey area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. But other than that, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread.


turbo Sep1-06 07:19 AM

This is example of the product photography I did when working for an auctioneer. This particular lamp was made by Handel, if I recall, and features a slag glass panelled shade with scenic overlay. The base has a patinated bronze finish made popular by Tiffany, Handel, and other manufacturers of the Art Deco period. I would have to take hundreds of such shots per day for catalog illustrations. Lamps are easy - furniture is much more time-consuming due to set-up times.

Mk Sep1-06 07:46 AM

I just noticed rule number nine. That wasn't there for me was it? :biggrin:

scorpa Sep1-06 10:53 AM

Here is a picture that I took at one of my favorite library study rooms. I love it because it is so quiet and the table's are huge!

scorpa Sep2-06 11:15 AM


Integral Sep2-06 11:53 AM

Laser Testing:

detta Sep2-06 03:16 PM

the consequence of cancer research

Monique Sep2-06 03:31 PM

Falcon tubes, but what is the content? :uhh:

Evo Sep2-06 04:47 PM


Quote by Monique
Falcon tubes, but what is the content? :uhh:

I don't want to know. :surprised

Moonbear Sep2-06 05:10 PM

I think of all the photos I have, this best fits the theme.

She's one of the fawns I helped bottle raise years ago. If bottle feeding adorable little fawns at 2 AM isn't a labor of love, I don't know what is.

Cyrus Sep2-06 07:07 PM


Quote by scorpa
Here is a picture that I took at one of my favorite library study rooms. I love it because it is so quiet and the table's are huge!

That's a lovely library. :approve: Ours is so dark, it’s ridiculous. :grumpy: Its all fluorescent lamps on high ceilings like in your picture which makes it extremely dark and bad for your eyes. (It's like trying to read from moon light):uhh:

scorpa Sep3-06 12:39 AM


Quote by cyrusabdollahi
That's a lovely library. :approve: Ours is so dark, itís ridiculous. :grumpy: Its all fluorescent lamps on high ceilings like in your picture which makes it extremely dark and bad for your eyes. (It's like trying to read from moon light):uhh:

Yeah that is one of my favorite study rooms by far, the lighting is really really good and the tables are huge. It is only a small part of one of the libraries, really only stores some periodicals and stuff, functions more as a study room than anything. Very quiet though, turn a page to loudly and you will be glared at.

Cyrus Sep3-06 04:20 PM

Hey I have a (crappy) picture to submit.
"A message to MESSENGER"

hypatia Sep3-06 07:30 PM

mid-week, of a very long week.

GeoMike Sep3-06 11:05 PM

Cyrus's picture made me think of this one I had:
From my USAF satcom days. The shot is of the underside of the AN/GSC-52's 38ft. parabolic antenna (and EEG housing).
We weren't doing any thing noble or grand like looking for ET's or mapping the cosmos, just handling communication traffic. A fun and interesting job nonetheless though. :smile:


Monique Sep8-06 01:06 PM

This is a picture I took today through an eyepiece on a Nomarski microscope, I was making a movie at the time of fertilization and subsequent development in a C. elegans nematode worm (I'm testing the anesthetics and light-toxicity, because something doesn't seem right).

The head is up, its tail is down, to the right of the worm you can see a syncytium of nuclei in meiotic pachytene, on the bottom left you can see the matured oocytes (they are in the same ovary as the pachytene, which loops around outside of the frame). Above the third nucleus of the oocytes there is a fuzzy region: that is a fully matured oocyte moving through the spermatheca (ovulating), where the spermatids resides. There it gets fertilized and moves through to the uterus. Just below the + sign there is an embryo going through its first asymmetric devision, above that there is an embryo going through the second division, above that there are further developed embryos just before they are laid.

Gokul43201 Sep9-06 10:14 AM

This is a bottom view of a He-3 cryostat; the picture was taken from a hole in the floor through which the liquid helium dewar that surrounds the cryostat is raised and lowered.

No part of the actual guts of the cryostat - a 5' tall structure hanging from the triangular top-plate of the tripod - is visible. What you can see (the black circular thing) is the bottom of the 16 Tesla magnet that envelopes the tail portion of the cryostat, where the sample lives at a temperature of 0.25K.

If you want to see what the cryostat itself looks like, there's a picture in the "Disqualified!" thread.

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