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PF PHOTO CONTEST - China (Jan31-Feb7)

  1. Jan 31, 2009 #1

    matthyaouw

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    I meant to do this contest last week to coincide with Chinese new year, but I forgot. Better late than never. Photos that represent some aspect of China or Chinese culture please.

    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.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2009 #2

    Monique

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    No, it is not the Chinese store.. it's part of my kitchen cabinet :smile:
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    oh, and if there is something dangerous in there.. let me know :wink:
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2009 #3
    Nice collection Monique
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 #4

    Lisa!

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    I even don't know what they are!:biggrin:(well not all of them but the majority of them)
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 #5

    matthyaouw

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    Wow! Meal times must be interesting at your house.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2009 #6
    You'd better choose ginger, skin off the cover a little then cut it in some kind of stick shaped that is as big as mouthsize but it should not be too long for the easy bite
    Add some red tea leaves in hot water and put the ginger in. Finally you can put it in mouth and feel the taste of spice. :biggrin:
     
  8. Feb 1, 2009 #7

    Monique

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    I forgot to place my spinach dumplings, glutinous rice balls with red bean paste and chopsticks in the picture. I had my breakfast crying, I made the spinach dumplings with soy sauce.. but put a little too much wasabi in there :eek: the dried shiitakes are the best, those are flavor bombs. I am a little suspicious of the ingredients (with respect to the melanin scandal), for instance the pumpkin cereal beverage has as the last ingredient "Protein" :confused:
     
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  9. Feb 1, 2009 #8
    I read that very differently at first, to the order of sh--cakes.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2009 #9
    I have so many pictures from my trip to China, but I had to choose one, so I chose this one:

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  12. Feb 2, 2009 #11
    Monique

    A recent study showed that ALL the groundwater in China is polluted.

    Birth defects are soaring.

    It's a sad picture. Might I suggest you stick to buying Taiwanese goods if available.

    Is that a bottle of 'hsiao hsing jiu' I see in your cabinet? Warmed up it's magic.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2009 #12

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    This thread is making me hungry. I love chinese food.
     
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  16. Feb 2, 2009 #15
    I would LOVE to hear how you took that shot. I am trying to learn (in my 5 minutes of free time per year:grumpy:) how to do photography. Did you use either RAW or bracketing?
     
  17. Feb 2, 2009 #16

    ZapperZ

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    Neither. I only have a "point-and-shoot" camera, a Canon Powershot Digital Elph 950 IS. I had it set for manual, with a ISO 100, and I used a tripod. I set it for a 2 second delay with no flash, and that's it. The file format is jpg.

    Zz.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2009 #17
    It looks like there is zero noise!
     
  19. Feb 2, 2009 #18
    Well, a lot of noise disappears when resizing the picture.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2009 #19

    matthyaouw

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    I must have picked as hard theme this week. Only a few hours to get your entries in!
     
  21. Feb 7, 2009 #20

    Borek

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    Mass produced china from China.

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