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PF Photo Contest - Dead As A Doorknob (5/3-5/9)

  1. May 3, 2014 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Dead As A Doorknob

    This week's contest is going to be a challenge. How do you take an interesting photo of something as boring as a doorknob? Can you make doorknobs fascinating, attractive, and worthy of being photographed?

    Show us your talent in making a neglected, inanimate object into a star!!

    Zz.

    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. 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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  3. May 3, 2014 #2

    ZapperZ

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    Wait, was the description of the theme unclear?

    The theme for this week's contest is doorknobs! I do not seen one in your photo.

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  4. May 3, 2014 #3
    To me, yes. It seemed it was on boring objects not specifically doorknobs. Deleted the post :smile:
     
  5. May 3, 2014 #4

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    +1 on that.
     
  6. May 3, 2014 #5

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    It is on doorknobs.

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  7. May 6, 2014 #6

    dlgoff

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    Here's a sample of my collection.

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  8. May 6, 2014 #7

    drizzle

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    ...Door.. knob collector? :biggrin:
     
  9. May 7, 2014 #8

    Borek

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    I know someone collecting bricks.
     
  10. May 7, 2014 #9

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  11. May 8, 2014 #10

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  13. May 8, 2014 #12

    dlgoff

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    I want em. :!!)
     
  14. May 8, 2014 #13

    lisab

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    Yeah, they both have that old-but-comfortable look to them.
     
  15. May 9, 2014 #14

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    The first one is located in the door of the country house my Dad bought back in eighties (53°18'7.96"N 19°51'48.11"E), last time I checked it was still in use (but I haven't been there for almost 10 years now).

    The second one is a lousy and cheap door knob from our fence gate. I had to replace the lock, and everything was so rusty I was not able to remove the door knob normal way, so I had to cut it. Happened this week. Pure trash if you ask me :wink:
     
  16. May 9, 2014 #15

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  17. May 9, 2014 #16
    I just love the quaint little house. Looking it up on Google maps made me miss the landmark game.:cry:

    And one mans junk (trash) is another mans treasure. Send them to Don.
     
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