PF PHOTO CONTEST - Life Is A Stage (10/4-10/10)

  1. ZapperZ

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    Life Is A Stage

    This week, the theme is on performers. Your picture must have, as its main subject, performing artists. This can be musicians, actors, dancers, etc. performing for the public or an audience.

    Please note that if the photo came from a performance where the taking of photographs is prohibited, then such photos are disqualified. The same goes for the use of flash photography where it is prohibited.

    Zz.

    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.

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  3. Integral

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    This is Curtis Salgado, a Northwest Bluesman. In 1970 he was playing in a Eugene bar where his show was seen by Dan Akroyd and John Belushi while they were filming Animal House. This was the inspiration for the Blues Brothers.
     
  4. would the "etc" include animals?
     
  5. Integral

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    Someone else NEEDS to enter a photo!
     
  6. Borek

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    There will be two from us, we just can't decide - we took pictures at the same events and we don't want to put too similar ones.
     
  7. ZapperZ

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    If it is only the animals performing, no. If animals happen to be part of the human performance, then yes.

    This means that a typical circus act does not qualify, since the animals are the ones doing all the performance, while the human beings simply are making them perform.

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  8. turbo

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    Here is a shot of Emmylou Harris at the Club Casino on Hampton Beach. We paid extra for a table adjoining the stage. I was using big fast lenses with no flash to blind her, so she gave me a number of very good shots. The quality was not great, because of the wide-open aperture and slow shutter speeds, but she seemed very happy not be zapped with a powerful flash. The paper taped on her guitar is a hand-written set list, and I was sitting right beside her sound-man, who gave me his copy at the end of the show. The sheets are printed in script at the top "Emmylou's Dreaded Set List", though she didn't seem to dread much about the night. Her opening act was Sleepy Le Boeuf (sp) and it was a great show in a cozy setting.

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  9. edward

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    There are two really great shots at this point. The only stage I have a photo of is the stupid thing at Chucky Cheese. :cry:
     
  10. ZapperZ

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    Street Art Festival, Warsaw, June 2008.
     
  12. Borek

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    Street Art Festival, Warsaw, June 2008.
     
  13. turbo

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    Ah, the lovely Mrs. Borek makes an appearance! Nice choice of shots!

    I loved the images from your biking vacation, too.
     
  14. :smile:
     
  15. ZapperZ

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    You have less than 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest.

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