PF Photo Contest - A Splash Of Color (2/5-2/11)

  1. ZapperZ

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    A Splash Of Color

    During the bleak, cold winter (at least for us in the Northern Hemisphere), it is always nice to see pictures full of vibrant colors. So this is the theme for this week's photo contest. Find a photo that has sharp, vibrant colors as the main focus.

    Good luck!

    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 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[/QUOTE]

    Zz.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. This lampwork was done for me in 2007 by John Bearclaw. I wish more people could see it, but it unfortunately just collects dust these days.
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  4. No doubt the most colorful natural pic I ever made:

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    Natural colors, honestly, no processing.
     
  5. Andy Resnick

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    I took this when the circus came to town:

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  6. Schlumbergera - cactus from Brazil

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  7. fuzzyfelt

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    Amazing, Marzena, it looks fluorescent!
     
  8. That is a stellar shot Andy. Love it.
     
  9. Greg Bernhardt

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    Wish I had a better camera.

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  10. drizzle

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  11. You had a panasonic travel zoom TZ-xx, I think? Well for this type of shots, low light, the DSLR's have made a big leap in the last two years and brand new camera's have just been announced, like the Canon 600D, featuring (unique) electronic zoom for movies and the 1100D. Depending on your own considerations the Nikon D3100 and Pentax K-r and Sony a55 are also worth to consider. If weight/size is a factor, the micro four thirds class could also help out, See also Andies buying guide.
     
  12. Andy Resnick

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    If you don't mind my asking- why? what's wrong with your pic (or what do you wish were different)?

    Given this is a contest entry, you don't have to answer :)
     
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  13. The only thing colourful up here in the winter time are the sunsets.

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  14. turbo

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    I have a cousin who is an artist. Her impressionist works are wonderful with bold brush strokes, textures, etc. This was the result of a foray into a new kind of art. She took pictures of her flower garden and rendered them in an impressionist style using paint-chip samples from a hardware store instead of oils and brushes. She'd tear the strips into the shapes she wanted, then glue them to art-board. I fell in love with the art she produced with this technique, so she made this piece especially for me and my wife.

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  15. drizzle

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    Beautiful turbo!
     
  16. Andy Resnick

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    Very cool- both the photo and the piece.
     
  17. turbo

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    Thank you, both! I am a bit nearsighted, so from a moderate distance the edges of the chips soften and the colors dominate. Reminds me of Monet. It has a place of honor, right over my bookshelf - nice light, but no direct sun.
     
  18. Borek

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  19. epenguin

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  20. ZapperZ

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    Last day to submit your colorful photos in this contest.

    Zz.
     
  21. drizzle

    drizzle 535
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    Thanks Zz for the idea of this contest, love it. :smile:


    ... So far, I have no idea who's the ONE I'm gonna vote for, thanks to you too. :grumpy:
     
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