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PF Photo Contest - Be Square (8/27-9/2)

  1. Aug 27, 2011 #1

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    Be Square

    Square. A geometrical shape having 4 sides of equal length. Your photo for this week's contest must have, as its main subject, this geometrical shape.


    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

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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2

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    No squares?

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  4. Aug 30, 2011 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    It took me a while to come up with this:

    [PLAIN]http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6112/dsc01831c.jpg [Broken]

    I was getting to the point of playing off of the slang meaning of 'square' (as in, 'you are such a square!') when I noticed that the Rock Hall is *covered* in squares.

    So, squares built Rock and Roll!
     
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  5. Aug 30, 2011 #4

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    I'm glad you didn't. The contest description specifically indicated that this is a geometrical shape. You have no leeway to interpret the word "square" any other way.

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  6. Aug 31, 2011 #5

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    img3968p.jpg

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  7. Aug 31, 2011 #6
    This is a hard topic. How does one make the SQUARE the subject, rather than what the square actually is?

    Imho, it appears that none of these photos make the squares the main subject... Maybe Andy's, but it looks to me that the building and the shape of it is the main subject, and the squares are simply on that subject...
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 #7

    Andy Resnick

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    Actually, none of the photos have even a single square in them.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2011 #8

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    OK, now we're splitting hairs.

    The topics is on the geometrical shape. As long as the object in question is a square, or have squares, it doesn't matter how it appears in the photo based on the perspective.

    And yes, the photo must have, as its main subject, the object that is either a square, or have squares. What this means is that it cannot be something in the background, or something that isn't prominent enough that something else is the focus of the photo. How "convincing" this is, or if it is "square" enough will be left to the voters. I can only disqualify photos that clearly do not match the theme, not those that are in the gray area.

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  11. Aug 31, 2011 #10
    A lady made of squares. (I hope it qualifies?)

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  13. Sep 2, 2011 #12

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    babyhayley_cont.jpg
    The frame is square and the cut-out is square, but the little girl is NOT square. She has always been a happy little kid, even with bug-bites like in this picture, and she has to make up sing-song-y raps about everything. If you take her to the bathroom, she'll start singing "poopin' and a-peein', poopin' and a-peein'" She's a piece of work!
     
  14. Sep 2, 2011 #13

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  15. Sep 2, 2011 #14

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    Last few hours to submit a photo for this contest.

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  16. Sep 2, 2011 #15
    [PLAIN]http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4517/img0259o.jpg [Broken]
     
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