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PF Photo Contest - A Man's Home Is His Castle (5/26-6/1)

  1. May 26, 2012 #1

    ZapperZ

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    A Man's Home Is His Castle

    It's a common phrase that many of us have heard. This time, you get to interpret it in photos. Send in your best photo that that clearly reflects our theme.

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    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 gray 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 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, 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 or photobucket. 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. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

    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 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. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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  3. May 30, 2012 #2

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    Hum... must be a difficult theme.

    Anyway, this is the Biltmore in Ashville, NC.

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  4. May 31, 2012 #3

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    Less than 2 days left for this contest, and ..... ?

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  5. May 31, 2012 #4

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    ...and Zz is a sure winner.

    Browsed my pictures, but nothing fits.
     
  6. May 31, 2012 #5

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    My home is no castle. Due to its all-log construction, it is a bunker, but it's not fancy in the least.
     
  7. May 31, 2012 #6
    I'll have one tonight.
     
  8. May 31, 2012 #7
    And here it is.

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  9. Jun 1, 2012 #8

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  10. Jun 1, 2012 #9

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    zt9e2c.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 1, 2012 #10

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    Hope you can see - I'm having a bit of difficulty stably uploading my pics via tinypic from where I am recently. It comes and goes, the address is http://i45.tinypic.com/zt9e2c.jpg with IMG [] thingies around it.

    The above is not: a great pic; my property; or where I live.

    It is: a castle; one with the idea that only the authorised can get into it. This is the central part (keep or donjon) which you can see surrounded by a deep moat of an overall very large and high structure. Very hard for hostile forces to get into. Actually it was never tried, but all the more it successfully served its purpose. Though it is not mine I deduce it is more likely than not that some of my ancestors frequented it when it was functioning, though it would not have been theirs either. I deduce that from the fact that family names in the maternal line are those of the small town where it is and of which the castle was the main raison d'etre.

    Enough to qualify it for entry in the competion IMO.
     
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