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PF PHOTO CONTEST - It's All There, In Black And White (2/24-3/2)

  1. Feb 24, 2007 #1

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    It's All There, In Black And White

    The pictures for this week's theme must be in black and white/grayscale. It can be on any subject matter.

    For this contest only, you are allowed to modify a color picture into black and white or grayscale. No other modification of the picture is allowed.

    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. 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. 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 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. Feb 24, 2007 #2

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    Here is one of the series of images I took for a previous contest. I ended up using one that showed the locomotive belching smoke, but this one is from a little better perspective, and it lends itself to gray-scale pretty well. I figured that something nostalgic would look good in grays, and there's something about steam locomotives....

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  4. Feb 24, 2007 #3
    Awesome pic Turbo!
     
  5. Feb 24, 2007 #4
    Turbosteam engine - very nice.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2007 #5

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    Cannon Beach, OR.
    Looking towards Haystack rock.

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  8. Feb 24, 2007 #7

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    Thanks, Scorpa! There is something that stirs in me when this train takes off...it's not as powerful as a diesel/electric locomotive, etc, but it's impressive to be track-side and feel the low-frequency chuff, chuff, chuff, and feel the rumble in the ground as this train takes off. I love steam!!
     
  9. Feb 24, 2007 #8

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    I wish you could visit and see it. I don't care to ride that train, I just want to watch it work. My wife and some of her nieces, nephews and their children have ridden this train several times, but my biggest thrill is to stay at the station and watch the train depart and return. I love steam.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2007 #9
    Back Lit Gull

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  11. Feb 24, 2007 #10

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    Ooooh, another great shot Larkspur !!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2007 #11
    Thanks Evo!
     
  13. Feb 24, 2007 #12

    turbo

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    Another great entry!
     
  14. Feb 24, 2007 #13
    Thanks Turbo! Your entry is quite cool!!
     
  15. Feb 24, 2007 #14

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    Back Lit Gull.

    Wow - another very cool composition Larkspur!
     
  16. Feb 24, 2007 #15

    Astronuc

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    That appears to be Belfast & Moosehead Lake's Swedish 4-6-0, Spirit of Unity.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2007 #16
    My lil bro; I picked it 'cause it looked 50's-like.

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  18. Feb 24, 2007 #17
    Thanks Astro!
     
  19. Feb 24, 2007 #18
    I think larkspur should be disqualified from all future contests on account of her pictures should rank with professionals. OR, we could make a Larkspur contest where we just pic the best out of all her perfect pictures. I have not seen one picture that I did not like of hers yet. Pure Gold.
     
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  20. Feb 24, 2007 #19

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    Mute swan at the lake:

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  21. Feb 24, 2007 #20

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    I like the way you compose your photos. Nice work!
     
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