PF Photo Contest - Dark Matter (7/13-7/19)

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Dark Matter

Inspired by DennisN's suggestion, this week, our theme is on Dark Matter!

The subject will be on inanimate objects that are darker in color, all the way to being black in color. Those objects must be the main subject of your photo.

Extra points for those who actually captured photographic evidence of the actual Dark Matter.

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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Gaboon ebony thin strips that I use in making laminated bowls
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My mini-studio for shooting fluorescent shots.
My orange filter would take out all the reflected UV (purple) and make everything non-fluorescent black.

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Low tide. Naklua bay/mudflat.
 
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Inspired by DennisN's suggestion, this week, our theme is on Dark Matter!
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Inspired by DennisN's suggestion, this week, our theme is on Dark Matter!
Hope that next week, you won't be asking for photos of quarks/gluons. :rolleyes:
 
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Here is a photo of the dark matter that gets detected by my body every day.

To the left: Liquid state of the dark matter.
To the right: Solid state of the dark matter. This may not be the original solid state; there are hypotheses that the powderlike structure shown in the photo is a result of the interaction between larger, beanlike structures and grinders.

It may also be worth noting that there are indications that too much concentration of the fluid state of this type of dark matter in the human body can lead to adverse effects like loose stools.

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That's a beautiful photo, but kind of terrifying. It is a closeup of a housecat, right, @Andy Resnick? Not a panther or something?
 
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That's a beautiful photo, but kind of terrifying. It is a closeup of a housecat, right, @Andy Resnick? Not a panther or something?
Heh... indeed, our cat is a panther. And we nurture that delusion :)
 
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Heh... indeed, our cat is a panther. And we nurture that delusion :)
I have new sympathy for mice...
 
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Final day to hunt and submit your Dark Matter photo for this contest.

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Heh... indeed, our cat is a panther. And we nurture that delusion :)
But is it an inanimate cat, as per the rules for this contest?

I was about to submit a photo of a black cat myself, a few days ago, but at the last moment the word inanimate jumped out at me.
 
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