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PF Photo Contest - Holiday Decorations (12/1-12/7)

  1. Dec 1, 2018 #1

    ZapperZ

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    {Note: I will be out of town on vacation during the contest, so I will not be checking in and verifying your photo entries as often as I normally would.}

    Holiday Decorations

    The end of the year, for many of us, is a time for holidays and holiday decorations. This is the central theme of this week's contest. The holiday decorations can either be yours, or something you see elsewhere. It can be of any holidays, religious or otherwise. If it is for a holiday that you feel is unfamiliar to most people, please include a brief description.

    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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  3. Dec 1, 2018 #2
    Christmastime churchyard
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    ( - the little snow cave near the bench is as important as the Christmas tree, it's decorated inside like this:
    https://prihozhanka.ru/pic/41266.jpg
    )
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  4. Dec 1, 2018 #3

    Wrichik Basu

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    This time I had tons and tons of photos to choose from. I didn't judge too much, so I won't say this is the best I have, but one of the bests.

    YiKP6BYh.jpg

    Anyone who knows something about Bengal and Bengali culture, must know about the festival close to our hearts: Durga Puja, generally celebrated in October for four days. In Bengali, "Puja" means festival. The festival is related to the homecoming of Goddess Durga.

    You can go through this Wikipedia article on Durga Puja, which has a lot of information.

    Also, you can go through this thread where my father (username: mousourik) writes about the festival. Specifically, go through posts #1, #14 and #17. Pictures are all over the thread.

    More pictures of the 2018 Puja are here. Just think about the amount of hard work that goes into making these pandals, only to be dismantled after the festivities are over.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2018 #4

    DennisN

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    Nice that you got a bright moon on the photo too. Or maybe it's a LED flashlight? Nah, I think it's the moon. :smile:
     
  6. Dec 3, 2018 #5

    BillTre

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    Once again, the Christmas Dinosaur (AKA, the Seasonal Sauropod) has made his annual appearance!

    christmas dinosaur.jpg
     
  7. Dec 4, 2018 #6

    DennisN

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    Alert, alert! The Loch Ness Monster has left the sea and was last seen climbing a tree. It's evolution, I say, evolution!
     
  8. Dec 5, 2018 #7

    jtbell

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    Meet Rudolph the red-nosed Santa Claus:

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  9. Dec 5, 2018 #8

    DennisN

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    If that's a sockpuppet, maybe the admins should be alerted :-p.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2018 #9

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  11. Dec 7, 2018 #10

    morrobay

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  12. Dec 8, 2018 at 7:13 AM #11

    Wrichik Basu

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    The God to the right is Krishna, while to the left is his elder brother Balaram. Krishna has the flute, while Balaram has the "Gada" and the plough. Not quite sure about the festival, though.
     
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