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PF Photo Contest - Annoyance (2/9-2/15)

  1. Feb 9, 2019 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Annoyance

    Take a photo of something that annoys or bugs (not in the literal sense) you. Is there something that irritates you often? Take a photo of it and post it here.

    Advice: Don't submit a photo of your spouse. It is not a good idea! :wideeyed::biggrin:

    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. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

    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. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

    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. Feb 9, 2019 #2

    morrobay

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    Cigarette smokers/cigarettes. This seedy third string seaside resorts population has about 50% lowlife, ,obnoxious, ignorant smokers. Both local and foreign.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:36 PM #3

    kuruman

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    Asinine television ads

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  5. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:43 PM #4

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    don't get me started ! hahaha
     
  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 1:40 AM #5

    Ibix

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    I have a photo in mind, but it would fall afoul of the forum's "no politics" policy...
     
  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:43 AM #6

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    Only one? I have several good candidates in mind, but I wouldn't be able to defend posting one of them exactly because of the policy you mentioned. Outright denial that such a picture is political in nature may be convincing in circles that ignore facts, but not here at PF. To echo @davenn, don't get me started.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:48 AM #7

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    Only one I've taken...
     
  9. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:55 AM #8
    Deer wandering in my driveway...
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  10. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:39 AM #9

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    I had already staked my spot and set up my camera, and the fireworks had already started, when in the middle of it, this guy stood right in front of me and ruined the view!

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  11. Feb 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM #10

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    Goose poop on the sidewalk near the college’s pond.

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  12. Feb 13, 2019 at 4:21 PM #11

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    With me, it's the car that zips in front of the streetcar or train that I'm taking a picture of, just as I'm clicking the shutter. If I hadn't found my candidate while walking today, I might have looked for one of those now that you've reminded me of them.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:53 AM #12

    DrClaude

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    All that frigging snow
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  14. Feb 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM #13

    Andy Resnick

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    Dirt/crud/dust/stuff on my camera sensor:

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  15. Feb 14, 2019 at 11:49 AM #14

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    I have friends with handicapped vans that need to use the ramp to get in an out. That's why some handicapped spots are marked "Van Accessible", to keep the "No Parking" crosshatch area clear for ramps. It's bad enough to see folks parking in handicapped spots or in those ramp zones, but a US Government Postal Truck?

    (The car on the left does have a handicap placard hanging from her mirror, and she really does need it to get around)

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  16. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:13 AM #15

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  17. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:44 AM #16

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    I hate to breath it. Not that I have much choice.

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  18. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:36 AM #17

    Wrichik Basu

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    Maybe this time @ZapperZ should include the explanations for the pictures in the voting thread.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2019 at 6:50 AM #18

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  20. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:20 AM #19

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    Unfortunately, this appears to me to be a screen shot, which does not qualify as a photograph. I may be wrong, but you submitted it rather late, too late for me to have any reasonable time to inquire (it was also posted past the date of the contest). So I have to make an on-the-spot judgement and disqualify the entry.

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  21. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:28 AM #20

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    Point of clarification for future reference: A screen shot does not qualify whereas a photograph of that same screen does. Correct?
     
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