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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Icons (10/18-10/24)

  1. Oct 18, 2006 #1


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    The theme this week is on "icons". The picture must contain a landmark or symbol that clearly is identifiable with a particular location, city or country. For example, a picture of the Empire State Building would be an icon for New York City, or a picture of a plate of beignets would certainly be identifiable to New Orleans (however, anyone showing a picture of french fries as an icon for France will have his/her head smacked!).

    Since we have participants and voters from all over the world, what is familiar to you may not be familiar to others. So it is to your benefit to briefly describe what is in your picture.

    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 or 490 x 650 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. Oct 18, 2006 #2
    Wow...I had this vision, just a couple of days ago, that this would be you next topic! :bugeye:

    (Okay, you can move this post to the S&D forum, now.)
  4. Oct 19, 2006 #3


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    Dangit ZZ! You couldn't have announced this contest while I was still in Atlanta?! :grumpy: All I have are aquarium pictures. I could have snapped something of the CNN tower or some other notable landmark had I known!
  5. Oct 19, 2006 #4
    This contest could have used an additional restriction: you shouldn't have to identify the subject. If you have to identify it, it's not a very good icon.

    I doubt anyone will get this one, but it's the only good one I have that fits the criteria. I could jaunt into Manhattan and take another of something else, but I'm lazy. (I already entered my shot of the Chrysler Bulding in another contest earlier.)


    (BTW, that particular shot really is an icon: there are frequently three or more tourists taking picutres right from the spot I used. Even when the place is empty, you never have to wait much more than five minutes for at least one to come by and take that same picture.)
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  6. Oct 19, 2006 #5
    :rolleyes: i wasn't very surprised when i first read that alberta's legislature was designed by an american architect & built with imported american sandstone.... typical. :yuck: (as if canada doesn't have any stone) bc's legislature in contrast was designed by a british immigrant in the late 1800s & built with local granite. :approve:

    http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7862/p02legfrontcroppedyu5.jpg [Broken]
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  7. Oct 19, 2006 #6
    ...is that because the "night sky" mural on the ceiling is out of the shot?? :wink:
  8. Oct 20, 2006 #7
    This is the ultimate New Zealand icon - the haka in front of a Marae (traditional meeting place)

  9. Oct 20, 2006 #8
    I don't think that worked
  10. Oct 20, 2006 #9
    when i go to imageshack i copy what it says in "direct link to image" (whatever it says), hit the image icon here & paste it
  11. Oct 20, 2006 #10
    Or you could just paste that link within [\img].
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  13. Oct 20, 2006 #12
    Hope it works this time!!

    http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1638/p1000051qy4.jpg [Broken]
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  14. Oct 20, 2006 #13
    The ultimate New Zealand icon - the haka in front of a Marae (traditional meeting place)
  15. Oct 20, 2006 #14
    I wanna play the guessing game too. Hint: In South America.

    And while I didn't make it into Brasil... All I have to say is:
    o:) I wanna see Cristo Redentor!

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    It was one of the earliest pictures I took (June this year?). I didn't think to rotate the camera to get the ceiling and the concourse in the same shot.

    I did, however, break with tourist tradition and take a couple of shots of just the ceiling. You know the lights change with the seasons, right? Only the ones in the current Zodiac sign are turned on. At least, that's how it worked when I was a kid. It was rather hard to tell, though, as the ceiling was almost completely black with soot until a few years ago.
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  18. Oct 20, 2006 #17


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    Please note that if you want to submit this for the contest, you HAVE to upload it to one of the photo upload services such as Imageshack or Photobucket, and then use the IMG command to display the image here.

  19. Oct 20, 2006 #18

    The first thing that comes to my mind when I see a buff guy in a loin cloth spinning a lit torch is...............err...uhmm.....well the Second thing that comes to my mind when I see a buff guy in a loincloth spinning a lit torch is Hawaii! So here is my photo of an icon of Hawaiian culture:smile:
  20. Oct 20, 2006 #19
    it's not supposed to be a guessing game.... but i would guess buenos aires?
  21. Oct 20, 2006 #20


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    I actually have TWO icons in one picture. :)

    The first, in the foreground, is the famous "Chicago" sign in front of the Chicago Theater. The second, in the background, is Marina City, where the famous car chase scene in Bullitt staring Steve McQueen was filmed.


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