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PF Photo Contest - Falling for Autumn (9/19-26)

  1. Sep 19, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Falling for Autumn

    This week marks the beginning of Fall/Autumn in the northern hemisphere. So the theme of our photo contest this time will be all about Fall/Autumn. Any picture with a clear connection to this season of the year is eligible. Note that pictures tied to specific celebrations such as Thanksgiving, etc. that may not be universally recognized by members from other parts of the world should not be used.

    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 grey 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 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. But other than that, 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. 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.

    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 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. Sep 19, 2006 #2

    Moonbear

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    But the leaves are still green here! It'll be a few more weeks before I can get a photo of the mountains when the leaves are all beautiful fall colors! :frown:
     
  4. Sep 19, 2006 #3
    I can't wait to see what appears in this thread. That's why I'm saying something so I can find it again as it progresses. :biggrin:
     
  5. Sep 21, 2006 #4

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    Wow! 2 Days into the contest, and not a single picture!

    Either this is one tough theme, or people never took pictures of Fall/Autumn before. Hum... does that mean people start taking pictures only after the theme is announced? :)

    Zz.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2006 #5

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    OK, I'll be the first one to stick my neck out in what should be another killer contest. GeoMike is probably waiting until the last minute to haul out some jaw-dropping foliage shot from the White Mountains. :rofl: One of my closest friends has a camp and a barn on what used to be his family's farm over 100 years back. He graciously allows me to hunt on his property, so every fall, I try to coordinate a visit up there with him and help him split some wood, get the camp winterized, etc. This picture would have been early October, I guess, of 2004 or 2005. The maples in the background are already red. I don't know what kind of berries these are, but they caught my eye and the twisted apple tree added a dynamic look to what would otherwise be a pretty dull picture. BTW, the apple tree is partly hollow, but it is still producing apples. Some of those old strains are pretty tough!

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  7. Sep 21, 2006 #6

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    Once you vetoed Fall holidays, that pretty much eliminated anything I would have a picture of already. If I took a picture now, it would be indistinguishable from summer pictures. :frown: And, of course, the folks down under are really out of luck here! :rofl:
     
  8. Sep 21, 2006 #7

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    The folks at and near the equator are also out of luck completely when "seasons" theme are on, other than summer, of course.

    Zz.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2006 #8
    Made it last week on my short holiday hike in the Pyrenees in France:

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    It's the three Autumn crocus in front, justifying this picture here.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2006 #9
    Le' moooooooooooooooooooooo Ze' dirtie Amerzikan taking my pikture, travasty!!

    That cow looks so french. :rofl: The difference in taste is in the feed. All natural.
     
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  11. Sep 21, 2006 #10

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    I don't think that qualifies. Our theme did say

    So it is not just something with the word "Autumn" in it.

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  12. Sep 21, 2006 #11
    This is all I have that may apply to the theme...

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  13. Sep 21, 2006 #12

    Moonbear

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    :uhh: From the link provided:
    Since it's flowering, it must be fall. Sounds like it qualifies to me.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2006 #13

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    I've been waiting to post this one because its an old picture and I had to take a photo of a photo to get it online. I was hoping to get a new scanner, but I don't know if it will happen before the contest ends. So, I post this version for now.

    It was taken at our local Japanese garden.

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  15. Sep 21, 2006 #14

    ZapperZ

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    Ok then...

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  16. Sep 21, 2006 #15

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    :rofl: I LOVE IT!!! This one gets my vote!!!
     
  17. Sep 22, 2006 #16
    Most of the stuff up here is still pretty green. So I'm going to have to go with a shot from 2 years ago:
    Morning at Mt. Webster, Crawford Notch State Park, NH:
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    -GeoMike-
     
  18. Sep 22, 2006 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    The next shot would be the belly of the cow as it ran over you, followed by a rear shot?

    btw, do you know why cows wear bells?

    Their horns don't work.
     
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  19. Sep 22, 2006 #18

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    That's actually the first time I've ever seen real cows with bells on them. :rofl: Usually it's just the ones in cartoons.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2006 #19
    :biggrin: Now, why didn't I think of that. Anyway more pyrenean bell cows and holiday pictures of last week here. It's a pdf print of a powerpoint presentation. So use page up/down.

    More and full size pictures? Just pm me.
     
  21. Sep 23, 2006 #20
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    Near my cabin in Cedar River Mi. last October..woke up to a frosty morning
     
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