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PF Photo Contest - Chaos (7/23-7-29)

  1. Jul 23, 2011 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Chaos

    Our theme this week is "Chaos". You may interpret it anyway you like, but there must be a clear representation of the theme in your photos.


    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. Jul 26, 2011 #2

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    Wow! No chaos in everyone's lives? And to think that I have to figure out WHICH chaotic photos I want to use.

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  4. Jul 27, 2011 #3

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    The actual chaos doesn't start till after the competition end date, but you can get some idea from the signage. Color coding fal!

    Oh, and caravan owners should beware low flying wheelchairs.

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  5. Jul 27, 2011 #4

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    I was just looking for my copy of Chaos by James Gleick. I gave my first copy away to a young math-oriented lady who was a member of my astronomy club. Later, I bought another copy, but it's not in my book collection now. Apparently I loaned it out to someone who wanted to treat it as a gift. Never loan out books!
     
  6. Jul 27, 2011 #5

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    What are the chances that a book called "Chaos" would ever end up where it started?
     
  7. Jul 27, 2011 #6

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    Apparently very low.

    Knowing the few people that I will trust to loan books to, "Chaos" is probably on a random walk through PA, MA, NY and farther afield.
     
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  8. Jul 27, 2011 #7

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    [PLAIN]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8296/bonesmall.jpg [Broken]
     
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  9. Jul 27, 2011 #8

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  10. Jul 28, 2011 #9

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    Chaotic wiring

    [PLAIN]http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/4255/img5849i.jpg [Broken]

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  11. Jul 28, 2011 #10
    The butterfly effect:

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    Andy Resnick

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  13. Jul 28, 2011 #12

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    That's beautiful. I wish I could see it in real life.
     
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  14. Jul 28, 2011 #13
    Universal chaos paired with terrestrial chaos.

    Milky way during a lightning storm.
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  15. Jul 29, 2011 #14

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    Last day to find your photo on chaos and submitting it for this contest.

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  16. Jul 29, 2011 #15

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    Messier 51, The Whirlpool Galaxy. The small companion in the upper right is interacting with M51, and caused the spiral structure and countless star formation.
    Galaxy chaos = ultimate chaos!

    [PLAIN]http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1390/m51final.jpg [Broken]
     
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  17. Jul 29, 2011 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    A turbulent stream flowing into a cup. It was the most chaotic thing I could think of besides my office, and I'm not posting a photo of that! :biggrin:
     
  18. Jul 29, 2011 #17

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    Here's my little bit of chaos. A few nights ago we had a thunderstorm with heavy winds. Heavy enough to break the tendrils on the pea plants and rip them from their fence. I tried to straighten them out and stand them back up to the fence, but as you see from the dying plants many of them couldn't withstand the bending of their stalks. Plus, the peas used to be predominantly on the outside of each side of the row. Now they are all tangled and twisted, so it's much harder to locate and pick the peas.

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