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PF PHOTO CONTEST - A Sight For Sore Eyes (4/12-4/18)

  1. Apr 12, 2008 #1

    ZapperZ

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    A Sight For Sore Eyes

    Do you think you have a picture that, when someone sees it, he/she would say "Now that's a sight for sore eyes!"? If you do, then that picture fits our theme this week.

    Zz.

    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 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 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. 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.

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  3. Apr 12, 2008 #2
    I will start off, Wow this is a toughie. This is a site for my sore eyes. My wife. Hope it fits the theme.

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  4. Apr 12, 2008 #3

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    It does, and you have a lovely wife.

    I hope that she knows that her picture is on PF. :)

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  5. Apr 12, 2008 #4
    Yeah she knows. Got me some brownie points with this choice. My whole clan helps me choose the photos for the contest. Gives us a little time together and lets us go thru thousands of pics and share some memories. That shot is from my sisters wedding 2 years ago. I usualy find something better for the contest after I post, However I don't think I can top this one for the theme.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2008 #5
    Glondor,

    You got a beautiful wife there man. My compliments...Lovely lady


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  7. Apr 12, 2008 #6

    wolram

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    Would my pic in (what a mess) fit?
     
  8. Apr 12, 2008 #7

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    Here is a shot of my best friend's grand-daughter. I hadn't seen her for over a year because she lives in Ireland. She had grown so much and is so precocious - she told me "I read big-people books - ones without pictures." She insisted on visiting me because her grandfather had told her about how my chipmunks would run to me and climb all over me checking my pockets for seeds. She was kind of disappointed for a couple of chipmunk-less hours, but she brightened up when one of the 'munks showed up for seeds. At first, she had to hold her hands on the patio, and it took some persuading and training to get the chipmunk to forget climbing me and check her out. Eventually, it happened. This is a shot of a repeat visit (second visit for the 'munk), and I had Sophia raise her hands so that the chipmunk would jump into her hands for seeds. This is a shot of that tentative moment when the 'munk was deciding whether or not to jump and get cozy or just reach and grab. (Thanks for the suggestion Andre!) When my 'munks show up later this spring, they will be a sight for sore eyes, too - it's been a long winter.

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  9. Apr 15, 2008 #8
    Ok Turbo. I'm going to select a picture tomorrow, but just to have more than two choiches. That is a world class picture, Outstanding.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2008 #9

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    I've got a picture in mind, but posting it pends finishing my dissertation soon...
     
  11. Apr 15, 2008 #10

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    Thanks, Andre. On the 3rd visit, the chipmunk actually jumped into her hands, but I didn't get such a cute picture during that visit. Looking at this picture I can see the wheels going in that little 'munk's head "Do I hop up, or do I stand here and grab seeds?"
     
  12. Apr 15, 2008 #11

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    So, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that this is my choice for a sight for my sore yes. :)

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    I sometime get emotional seeing this for the first time on each trip, since it means that I have several wonderful days ahead of me to look forward to. Oh yeah, I'm a wuss!

    Zz.
     
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    Oh that looks like Meir Woods!
     
  15. Apr 17, 2008 #14

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    You have less than 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest.

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  16. Apr 17, 2008 #15
    Composition in rime

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  17. Apr 17, 2008 #16
    Hold on a sec! I thought it was supposed to be a sight that made your eyes sore? Dammit!!
     
  18. Apr 17, 2008 #17

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    Beautiful delicate colors, Andre.
     
  19. Apr 17, 2008 #18

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    A sight for an eye sore is not the same as a sight for sore eyes.

    :)

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  20. Apr 17, 2008 #19
    Haha! My bad!
     
  21. Apr 17, 2008 #20
    Thanks Turbo, I was very lucky being on the right place at the right time. The window of opportunty of taking these shots (having dozens of that) was only 2-3 hours.
     
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