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PF Photo Contest - Dirty, Disgusting Mess (3/31-4/6)

  1. Mar 31, 2012 #1

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    Dirty, Disgusting Mess

    This week, we crank up the yuck factor. We usually have photos of lovely, beautiful, or serene things, scenes, or activities. For this one, we will go in the opposite direction. Find something or some scene that is a dirty, disgusting mess and show it here.

    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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    BTW, thanks for taking the time to do this. I’m finding myself taking photos of things that I’d normally overlook. It’s been fun.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #3

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    SecularSanity, looks to me like colors have been modified. If so, it is probably against contest rules, point 2.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #4

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    As Borek stated, you need to clarify if your photo has been modified and edited that it violated our rules.

    Zz.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 #5
    I assumed that the rules meant that you could not alter the picture afterwards. It is unedited. It is a feature within the camera itself. You can see that the scene mode is set to "special effects" and the scene assist is "selective color" by clicking on this link. Are we only allowed to use certain camera features. If so, which ones?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61245654@N06/7033788593/meta/

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    The blue picked up more of the grime.

    Sorry, I'm fresh out of kids and cats. :)
     
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  7. Apr 1, 2012 #6

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    Haha! I for one, enjoy the photos you take, SecularSanity. Thanks for posting. :smile:
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #7
    Thanks, Gad.
    BTW, did you notice the April Fool avatars? Is that Evo's? http://www.free-smiley.info/signes/signes-smileys-emoticons141.gif [Broken]
     
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  9. Apr 1, 2012 #8

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    Yeah.. Just try to be extra cautious. :biggrin:
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 #9

    Andy Resnick

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    Oh boy... so many options, so little time. My office? My teen's room? Behind the grocery store where they toss the rotten food? Approximately 80% of the greater cleveland area qualifies....
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 #10

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    Just make sure it's not so gross to cause one to throw up. :biggrin:

    This contest, is a real challenge. Can you see the art in the dirt? ;)
     
  12. Apr 4, 2012 #11

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    We need more disgusting mess, or SecularSanity will win by default!

    Zz.
     
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    Ah, that’s a shame and in such a beautiful area. It’s a great picture, though.

    I live in the emerald triangle and I love to hike. It’s beautiful here but I always stumble onto old grow sites. I thought about going back and getting a picture but the weather was bad. You should see the mess they leave behind, pesticides galore. It's gross. The so-called naturalist, are not so natural. It’s really starting to take a toll on our national forests.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2012 #14

    Andy Resnick

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    Oddly, this week has been gorgeous spring weather. This building has long fascinated me:

    http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2996/dsc5338.jpg [Broken]

    The perspective-corrected version looks a *lot* better, but violates the rulez...
     
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  16. Apr 6, 2012 #15

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    Last day to show your dirty, disgusting mess (or dirty laundry) for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2012 #16

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  18. Apr 6, 2012 #17
    Its too bad I don't have any pictures of Detroit. I would win hands down.
     
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