PF PHOTO CONTEST - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. (1/5-1/11)

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

It's winter, at least in the northern hemisphere. While some parts of the world has been unusually balmy, others have been buried under tons of snow. So this week, let's make snow cones out of all that snow. The theme this week is SNOW! So find pictures having that white powdery stuff that is the main subject.

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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matthyaouw
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Its currently a very mild January here :(
 
iansmith
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I took this one during my Christmas break.

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Moonbear
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How can I get any new pictures of snow when it's 60 degrees in January?! :grumpy: I just returned from Ithaca, and was walking around without a jacket with weather that felt like spring! We didn't even hit snow in the mountains in between.
 
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How can I get any new pictures of snow when it's 60 degrees in January?! :grumpy: I just returned from Ithaca, and was walking around without a jacket with weather that felt like spring! We didn't even hit snow in the mountains in between.
I guess living in Canada might give me the edge. However, Halifax is pretty mild. I was walking around with my spring/fall jacket today and I was pretty comfortable.

Maybe you should take a trip to the true north or maybe one of the Scandinavian country.
 
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We have snow in Bessemer Michigan.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3672/snow1fn6.jpg [Broken]
 
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I guess living in Canada might give me the edge. However, Halifax is pretty mild. I was walking around with my spring/fall jacket today and I was pretty comfortable.

Maybe you should take a trip to the true north or maybe one of the Scandinavian country.
It's supposed to be that cold here by this time of year. Stupid global warming. :grumpy:
 
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Here's my back patio from Christmas night, 2002 when Long Island got hit with a great snow storm:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8219/snow5resizedhg1.jpg [Broken]
 
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It's really amazing what I can see out my window:
 
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It's really amazing what I can see out my window
Watch out for that flying rulebook!!
 
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I was tempted to use a picture of my son's car buried under snow and a huge pine branch that broke off from a tree. Snow isn't very good to that car.

Instead, I'll use the same picture I use for my wallpaper on my PC. This is from our October blizzard (otherwise known as 2006 Blizzard I - I've lost track of what number we're up to now).
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4859/9272006005ez4.jpg [Broken]
 
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It's really amazing what I can see out my window:
Er... SpaceTiger, you should know better than that!

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SpaceTiger
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Er... SpaceTiger, you should know better than that!
It's a photo with snow as the central theme... what am I missing?
 
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A picture of a picture of anything doesn't count. It certainly doesn't follow the spirit of this contest.

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A picture of a picture of anything doesn't count.
I didn't know that, you should include it in the rules. Are we then not aloud to submit photographs of sculptures, buildings, and other things that are just pictures of other people's work? Or does this just apply to pictures?
 
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I didn't know that, you should include it in the rules. Are we then not aloud to submit photographs of sculptures, buildings, and other things that are just pictures of other people's work? Or does this just apply to pictures?
But I thought it was IMPLIED in all of these contests. You take a picture of the subject. In your case, your "subject" is a painting. If we have a contest on paintings, or murals, sculpture, then yes, those would be valid. If not, then the subject or theme of the contest would be meaningless.

I believe this is quite clear as the intent of this contest, so much so that even Gokul anticipated my reaction to it.

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But I thought it was IMPLIED in all of these contests. You take a picture of the subject. In your case, your "subject" is a painting. If we have a contest on paintings, or murals, sculpture, then yes, those would be valid. If not, then the subject or theme of the contest would be meaningless.
Surely the subject of a photo or painting is often a matter of interpretation. For example, I could say that the subject of FredGarvin's photo is the tree, not the snow, just as I could say that the subject of my photo was snow, not a printout. Ultimately, the point is not the subject of the photo, but the way in which it was reproduced. You seem to object most to photos that are just reproductions of something generated in another medium. Ultimately, my question is about how literal you intend to be. Must we directly photograph real snow or are we allowed room for creativity, by say, photographing a reproduction of it? Not all of us are based in snowy areas, after all.

I apologize for my naive questions, I'm new to these photo contests and am not as familiar with the idiosynchracies as Gokul probably is.
 
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At some point, I have to use my judgment. If it is ambiguous, it is the members who will vote. If this becomes too much of a pain in the rear, I'll quit.

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SpaceTiger
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At some point, I have to use my judgment. If it is ambiguous, it is the members who will vote. If this becomes too much of a pain in the rear, I'll quit.
Ok, sorry to be trouble, I was just curious. :smile:
 
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http://www.mcschell.com/snowytrail.jpg [Broken]

From last winter. This winter has been pretty snowless thus far. We had a high of 67 in Portland (Maine) last week... Crazy.
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Gee, how do you always make such amazing pictures?
 
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http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9748/shaggysnowqk0.png [Broken]

We had about 8-10in of snow (a record for us).

Note: I did modify the photo, I took out the address to the house, which I would believe to be OK.
 
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Note: I did modify the photo, I took out the address to the house, which I would believe to be OK.
What in the world is that going to accomplish? If any of us happen to drive down your street, the patriotic dog out front and the maximum security prison next door will be a dead give away.

And you'll never know it was one of us - well, the frozen broccoli might tip you off.:uhh:
 
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I thought I might have to dig back through my prints to scan something. We've had a few dustings of snow, but record-high winter temperatures and drenching rains quickly melt that off. Anyway, we got a bit of snow last night, so here's the red spruce on the corner of our vegetable garden with the trail to the woodlot in the back. As you can see, a lot of trees have neglected to drop their leaves. In fact, the warm weather of the past few weeks has fooled some trees into budding. I took this picture in a steady drizzle just a few minutes ago, so the snow may be gone again tomorrow. The lawn is still green, and the perennials in my wife's herb garden are still growing. Summers in Maine haven't gotten significantly warmer since the '50s, but the winters have gotten MUCH warmer, and "let it snow" is wishful thinking.

Edit: in this much-reduced image, it is not so obvious that some trees still have their leaves - it's that reddish brown stuff in the background - mostly oaks and beeches.

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/488/snowpx8.jpg [Broken]
 
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Note: I did modify the photo, I took out the address to the house, which I would believe to be OK.
That is fine.

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