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PF Photo Contest - Green Acres (3/8-3/14)

  1. Mar 8, 2008 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Green Acres

    Green acres is the place for me.
    Farm livin' is the life for me.
    Land spreadin' out so far and wide
    Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

    New York is where I'd rather stay.
    I get allergic smelling hay.
    I just adore a penthouse view.
    Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.


    This week, you are free to interpret the topic anyway you like. However, the picture must be self-evident that it matches or reflects the theme. Good luck!

    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 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. 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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  4. Mar 8, 2008 #3

    turbo

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    Here's my garden from last summer. Right now, it's buried under several feet of snow, and I'm anxiously awaiting spring so I can get busy fertilizing, tilling, and planting.

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  5. Mar 8, 2008 #4
    NO New York is where I'd rather stay!!!!

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  6. Mar 9, 2008 #5
    Hmmmmm makes me want the big city life too!
     
  7. Mar 9, 2008 #6

    BobG

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    Near Buena Vista, Colorado
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2008 #8

    matthyaouw

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    Not so green, but the land definitely spreads out far and wide...
     
  10. Mar 11, 2008 #9
    Lol Larkspur, that man is just plain HOT. And hes a science nerd:!!):blushing:
     
  11. Mar 11, 2008 #10
    Every week you all get so much better! Larkspur, the colours in that shot are unbelievable! Just awesome! What Camera you use?

    Well here it goes...

    The Gardens

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  12. Mar 11, 2008 #11
    I have a Fuji Finepix S3 Pro SLR. It has a high dynamic range and a film simulation mode that increases the saturation. In my opinion you can't beat Fuji cameras for color, especially greens and blues.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2008 #12
    Yeah, for some reason I don't even care if he can sing.:!!)
     
  14. Mar 11, 2008 #13
    I see what you mean larkspur. Are you a white Y-fronts kinda lady?
     
  15. Mar 11, 2008 #14
    :rofl:I like anything he is wearing (or not wearing):blushing:
     
  16. Mar 12, 2008 #15

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    Green Fields

    Believe it or not, this picture was taken about 40 minutes from Tucson, AZ :cool: An especially wet winter lead to an incredible explosion of grasses and shrubs near Gardener Canyon.

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  17. Mar 13, 2008 #16

    ZapperZ

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    You have less than 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest.

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  18. Mar 13, 2008 #17

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    I never vote in these things, and almost never comment upon the pictures, because they're always far too good for me to pick a 'best'. I'm responding to this for one reason only.
    Scorpa, when I saw that John Deere, it put me right back on the farm that I lived on in the early 60's. I've never seen that model of mower (or whatever it is) before, but it just rang with history. Then I checked to see who had posted it and it all made sense. It would be interesting to find out how I could recognize an Alberta field with no apparent clues. Maybe the particular colour blend of weeds in the foreground? Anyhow, that was a weird feeling.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2008 #18
    Thanks Danger, I took this picture when I was home this summer. That's my dad in the tractor cutting hay. I love haying season. I really miss home when I look at these pictures.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2008 #19

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    I can even smell the hay from that picture. Come to think of it, by association I can even smell the silage pit that we used to drive over with the tractors to pack it down. You pretty much brought my entire childhood back with that pic.
     
  21. Mar 14, 2008 #20

    ZapperZ

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    Not a lot of green, but it is certainly acres and acres of "farm living".

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