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PF Photo Contest - Holiday Decorations (12/10-12/16)

  1. Dec 10, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Holiday Decorations

    It is the time of the year where many parts of the world are beginning to decorate for the holiday celebrations. Let's see photos of those decorations. These can either be right in your own home, or something that you see around town.

    NOTE: Please do not include any Christmas tree or Christmas tree decorations. We will have a separate contest for that. While a Christmas tree may be in the background in your photo, it must not be the main subject of your photo.

    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. 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 15, 2016 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Here's your stinkin' decoration....

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    :)
     
  4. Dec 15, 2016 #3

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    2016.12.15.pf.Rudolf.der.rot.nazd.frag.png
    Rudolf, der rot nazd question​
     
  5. Dec 15, 2016 #4

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  6. Dec 16, 2016 #5

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    Final day to submit photos of holiday decorations.

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  7. Dec 16, 2016 #6

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    nq20ya.jpg

    I imagined this thread was going to be all Illuminations, outshining this photo their garish colours. This is a covered market not very central in Rome. The country has had a series of poor economic years, with the material Christmas spirit more and more dimmed down - streets that I can remember illuminated have this year not put on any show. In this one the merchants have managed a little something you can maybe see at the sides of the street. But I'm feeling it almost a relief in a way from hysterical consumerist bonanzas.

    I haven't even been to the centre yet. However the news made it even to the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ibed-infinite-sadness-unimpressed-locals.html that the controversial new Mayoress economised on the town Christmas tree, which has been called 'the ugliest Christmas tree in the world'. This mayoress Is an exponent of the 5* movement, one of these populist parties said to be sweeping the world recently. She is right now in politically very hot water, and I could go on about the general Italian political and financial situation, but in brief the situation is desperate though not serious. However the same article informs me that even Montréal's tree 'was generally mocked around the world'. Happening in Canada of all places - I'm shocked. :))

    :cry: Something may be trying to tell us, enough of vain display! :angel: We are to celebrate a nativity in modest circumstances!:angel: Gifts of glittering gold, frankincense, myrrh, pullovers, computer accessories come a few days later! :cool:
     
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