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PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/5)

  1. Jun 28, 2008 #1

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    I Love Fireworks!

    With the 4th of July looming this coming week, I thought it would be timely to have our theme on fireworks. While the spectacular show in the sky certainly is the main candidate for the theme, smaller "fireworks" such as sparklers, etc. also qualify.

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    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 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.

    Zz.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2008 #2

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    Not July 4th, but January 1st.

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    Still, some fireworks visible :wink:
     
  4. Jun 28, 2008 #3

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    They had fireworks for the New Year, and only 2 people showed up? :)

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

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  6. Jun 28, 2008 #5

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    No, there were at least five people - two visible (on some pictures there is also their dog visible), me and my wife (behind the camera) and someone to light the fuse :wink: We went to celebrate New Year on the shore of the Zegrze Reservoir, about 20 km from here.

    Hey, PFers, as you see I am not that much into partying :smile:
     
  7. Jun 28, 2008 #6

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    BTW, I forgot to mention this earlier, but you need to pay attention to the SIZE of your photo and our photo contest rules.

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  8. Jun 28, 2008 #7

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    Thank you for spotting. Now and then I am reusing pictures that were resized for other forum where 700 horizontal looks OK on 1024 monitors, and now I either remember to resize them again - or not.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2008 #8
    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    When I get pictures of fireworks, this contest will be over...
     
  10. Jun 28, 2008 #9

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    Last time I entered a fireworks theme contest here, I got critiqued for my squiggly, shaky photos. But, I really like the effect in yours...it almost looks like a carnation blossom fully opened. :smile:
     
  11. Jun 28, 2008 #10
    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    I think it was the only one of about 30 that looked kind of cool, I think because it went off so low to the ground. I wish I had my old camera back.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2008 #11
    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

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    Between the last contest and this one I had to the opportunity to photograph fireworks once, and not to mention it was my first time. Since I couldn't predict where they would go off, I couldn't frame the shots properly. :frown:
     
  13. Jun 28, 2008 #12

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    I doubt I'm going to get to any July 4 fireworks this year, but since most of us don't live in Chicago where they go off a day early for some strange reason, perhaps we can plead for this contest to run to July 5 so those who might have an opportunity to see some July 4 fireworks have time to upload photos the next day?
     
  14. Jun 29, 2008 #13
    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

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    Here's mine. Ahh, metal sparklers....
     
  15. Jun 30, 2008 #14
    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

    A timely article (for some at least) from the DPS Blog. (It's actually from last year.)
     
  16. Jul 1, 2008 #15

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    Re: PF PHOTO CONTEST - I Love Fireworks! (6/28-7/4)

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  17. Jul 2, 2008 #16

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    To accommodate those who are planning on snapping pictures of the fireworks on the 4th of July, I've extended the deadline for photo submission to this contest by one day. So you will have all of the 5th of July to get your pictures in.

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  18. Jul 4, 2008 #17

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    Just a reminder that you have 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest, including Saturday, July 5th. So go out and get those fireworks pictures!

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  19. Jul 5, 2008 #18

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    Final day to submit a photo for this contest. Did anyone get good fireworks pictures from the 4th?

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  20. Jul 5, 2008 #19

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    It was raining yesterday, so I didn't even go out to see the fireworks displays. :frown: I heard them after dark though, so I guess they held them in spite of the rain, unless those were just people setting them off in backyards in the area. I was hoping for a rain date.
     
  21. Jul 5, 2008 #20
    I got some trippy ones. My camera doesn't make it very easy to manually change the aperture, and the shutter speed is only slightly easier.
     
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