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PF Photo Contest - Bridge Over Troubled Water (8/16-8/22)

  1. Aug 16, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Bridge Over Troubled Water

    This week's theme is all about bridges! It can be anything from the covered Bridges of Madison Country, to the hilarious Tacoma Narrows bridge. A bridge (or bridges) must be the main focus of your picture.

    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 grey 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 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. But other than that, 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.

    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 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 16, 2006 #2
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    The old bridge accross the Mississippi
     
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  4. Aug 16, 2006 #3

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    Rather moody shot of the millenium bridge across the Tyne with the famous old bridges in the back ground. Only decent one I could find because as you can see the lighting conditions were terrible that day.
     
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  5. Aug 16, 2006 #4
    I have some friends who live near Tyne and Wear!
     
  6. Aug 16, 2006 #5

    hypnagogue

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    The East River is very troubled indeed.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2006 #6

    Moonbear

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    The only thing troubling here is how cliche this one is, but I can't find the other picture I had in mind. :grumpy:

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    Maybe leaving the bridge supports in the photo instead of focusing on the top like most people do will appeal to the engineering types around here. :shy:
     
  8. Aug 16, 2006 #7
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    one of the bridges at the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah
     
  9. Aug 16, 2006 #8

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    Wow, that's going to go on my "places to see" list! Though, it took me a moment to find the bridge (it's sort of like Russ' invisible ductwork). I thought the right side "base" of the bridge was a lake, and the rest of the bridge was a raised ridge around it. :rofl:
     
  10. Aug 16, 2006 #9

    Integral

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    Boy this was tough choise for me. Check out Moonbears "maybe should entered thread"

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    A troubled individual on the Hapenney bridge, Dublin, Ireland.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2006 #10

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    Please read our contest rules on picture size:

    Please resize your picture or else I cannot include it in the voting thread.

    Zz.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2006 #11
    here is the new pic - all resized and normal
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    Sorry about the resizing thing Zz, I really hadn't read the rules to tell you the truth :( I hardly read the rules but now I'll use my brains and do it.

    Sorry about really...now it's just 650x488
    And this photo isnt retouched/edited or anything...it's just as it has been taken - it's a place in India where I'd been recently.

    That's all, and sorry once again Zz Forgive me!!!:frown: :cry:

    -SpaceElf
     
  13. Aug 17, 2006 #12
    Sorry Zz - really sorry :(
     
  14. Aug 17, 2006 #13

    ZapperZ

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    Er.. it's not a big deal (no pun intended). A few people have entered these contests without reading the rules first, so I've resigned to the fact that I have to keep reminding people of this.

    Zz.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2006 #14

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    Here is a historic Maine landmark - a suspension bridge in New Portland crossing the Carrabassett River. It was completed in 1866, the year after the end of the Civil War. Riding a bike across this bridge is very interesting, because it bounces and sways.

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  16. Aug 18, 2006 #15

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    Cool! Should come and visit the weathers not always bad.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2006 #16
    It is unfortunate I did not take a picture of Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge. I think it is a fantastic piece of engineering so I thought I would mention it, even though I cannot enter the competition.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  18. Aug 20, 2006 #17

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    Here's the Tower bridge (and a few others) from about 8,000 ft AGL IIRC.

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  19. Aug 20, 2006 #18

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    One of the many bridges across the Willamette river in Portland, OR. This, I think, is the only remaining operational iron bridges that still goes up and down. Thought I'd get this in before Janus scoop me.

    :)

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  20. Aug 20, 2006 #19
    There is not many bridges in Toronto but here is the one I took a picture of.
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  21. Aug 20, 2006 #20

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    @%&$*@!!!

    I knew I should have gone out and taken my pictures yesterday!

    On second thought, that wouldn't have done me any good. PF was down yesterday, and I worked this morning, meaning I wouldn't have been able to post my picture until now anyway.:cry:
     
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