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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Lighthouse (11/9-11/15)

  1. Nov 9, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Lighthouse

    Since this was suggested earlier, we will have a contest on lighthouses. The main subject of your picture must be a lighthouse.

    Note that this has to be a "real" lighthouse, not a toy or a miniature or a decorative piece (like the one you can find at a Disney theme park). It need not still be a working lighthouse, but it must have been a working lighthouse at some point.

    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.

    Zz.
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2006 #2

    Integral

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    Hecata Head Light house on a misty summer day.

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  4. Nov 9, 2006 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    That is gorgeous, Integral!
     
  5. Nov 9, 2006 #4

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    Cause it’s a Heave! Ho! Hay! Ho! Comin’ down the plains
    Stealin’ wheat and barley and all the other grains
    It’s a Ho! Hay! Hi! Hay! Farmers bar your doors
    When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores

    --The Arrogant Worms


    Just how in the hell is one supposed to find a lighthouse in southern Alberta?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2006 #5

    Integral

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    I guess it would have to be pretty high to be visible, have you checked the local mountian peaks? :approve:
    Well, you could always... No, that doesn't make it..

    There is always... No, that doesn't either.. Boy you are scr...d. :confused:

    Guess this one is for us coastal types. o:)
     
  7. Nov 9, 2006 #6
    Haha I've heard that song...isn't it like the Pirate of North Saskatchewan or something like that?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2006 #7

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    Close... The Last Saskatchewan Pirate. Complete lyrics follow, which will probably be moved to a different thread.

    I used to be a farmer and I made a livin' fine
    I had a little stretch of land along the CP line
    But times went by and though I tried the money wasn't there
    And bankers came and took my land and told me fair is fair
    I looked for every kind of job, the answer always no
    "Hire you now?" they always laughed, "We just let twenty go!"
    The government they promised me a measly little sum
    But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum
    Then I thought who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone
    I'm going to be a pirate on the River Saskatchewan....
    Arrrrrgh!
    Cause it's a Heave! Ho! Hay! Ho! Comin' down the plains
    Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains
    It's a Ho! Hay! Hi! Hay! Farmers bar your doors
    When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

    Well you'd think the local farmers would know that I'm at large
    But just the other day I found an unprotected barge
    I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser
    I rammed the ship and sank it and I stole their fertilizer
    A bridge outside of Moosejaw spans a mighty river
    Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are aquiver
    'Cause they know that Tractor Jack is hiding in the bay
    I'll jump the bridge and knock them cold and sail off with their hay

    Cause it's a Heave! Ho! Hay! Ho! Comin' down the plains
    Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains
    It's a Ho! Hay! Hi! Hay! Farmers bar your doors
    When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

    Well Mountie Bob he chased me, he was always at my throat
    He'd follow on the shoreline but he didn't own a boat
    But cutbacks were a comin' and the mountie lost his job
    So now he's sailin' with me and we call him Salty Bob
    A swingin' sword, a scull 'n' bones and pleasant company
    I never pay my income tax and screw the G.S.T. (screw it!)
    Prince Albert down to Saskatoon, the terror of the sea
    If you want to reach the Co-op, boy, you gotta get by me!

    Cause it's a Heave! Ho! Hay! Ho! Comin' down the plains
    Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains
    It's a Ho! Hay! Hi! Hay! Farmers bar your doors
    When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

    Well pirate life's appealing but you don't just find it here
    I've heard that in Alberta there's a band of buccaneers
    They roam the Athabaska from Smith to Fort McKay
    You're gonna lose your Stetson if you have to pass their way
    Well winter is a comin' and a chill is in the breeze
    My pirate days are over when the river starts to freeze
    I'll be back in spring time, but now I have to go
    I heard there's lots of plunderin' down in New Mexico

    Cause it's a Heave! Ho! Hay! Ho! Comin' down the plains
    Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains
    It's a Ho! Hay! Hi! Hay! Farmers bar your doors
    When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores
     
  9. Nov 9, 2006 #8

    Evo

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    Gee, there are so many lighthouses out here in Kansas that I don't know which one to photograph. :frown:
     
  10. Nov 9, 2006 #9

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    Maybe Zz will have a special contest for grain elevators. :rofl:
     
  11. Nov 9, 2006 #10

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    You all can direct your complaints to Integral. He was the one who suggested it!

    :)

    Zz.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2006 #11

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    Oh yeah! He has an absolutely stunning lighthouse picture stashed away and then suggests the theme so he can RULE! GeoMike, it's time to pull out a winner, and I know you've got 'em. Go Maine!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2006 #12

    Evo

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    It's a great category, for people that have pictures of lighthouses. INTEGRAL :grumpy: :biggrin:
     
  14. Nov 9, 2006 #13
    YAY!!! Oh wait....my camera....gone...hmmmm never mind :grumpy:
     
  15. Nov 9, 2006 #14

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    Well, we could have a contest for motorcycle pictures... I'd just post one of my MANY of the old Wide-Glide, I know I could rope you into voting for it. :devil:
     
  16. Nov 9, 2006 #15
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    Little Charity Island lighthouse
     
  17. Nov 9, 2006 #16

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    I have a prizewinning photo of a lighthouse. I took it about 10 years ago on Ilford FP4, it's on The Needles on the south coast. I processed it myself, it took hours to get the prints burnt just right to capture the moody clouds.

    Unfortunately the original photo is with my rents and it's far too far to travel to get it. But I should win by default, even if Integral's little happy snap does happen to be colourful, at least...!
     
  18. Nov 9, 2006 #17
    This is the only lighthouse photo I have. It was taken on Chincoteague Island with my first digital camera. A whopping 1.4 mega pixels!

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    Haha yeah it wouldn't take to much convincing to get me to vote for that :!!)
     
  20. Nov 9, 2006 #19

    Integral

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    !!

    Is it safe for me to stick my head in?

    :surprised ZAPPER! :surprised why'd ya have to say that! :rofl:

    Guilty o:)

    But, I bet you will find that Zapper is open to suggestions. I like grain silos and motorcycles... I would be hard put to compete but I would sure like to see what gets entered. :biggrin:

    Larkspur you sure have a nice eye for the photo. Beautiful pic.

    I am looking forward to getting back to the coast for a repeat of the Hecata Head shot. I took that photo from inside a Road side tourist trap, so it cost me $8 to get that angle. I would like to get that shot with some 30ft breakers hitting the cliffs.

    Side note. The "tourist trap" is called The Sea lion Caves, a several hundred foot elevator drop to the interior of a cave which is only main land Rookery for the Stellar Sea Lion. The stench is unbelievable. The worst part is that the lighting is such that it is very difficult to get a good shot of the interior.
     
  21. Nov 9, 2006 #20

    Danger

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    Sure, son... just rest it right here on this nice block we have for you. :uhh:
     
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