PF PHOTO CONTEST - Melt (Mar 15-22)

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PF PHOTO CONTEST Melt (Mar 15 - Mar 22)

Winter is receding on one of the hemispheres and the snow and ice is melting. So *something melting* is the theme of this week; not necessarily snow or ice. Please post your best melting 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 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.[/QUOTE]
 
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Mmmm, I melt as I see that little Gizmo, would that fit the contest? :biggrin:
 
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Sure winner.
 
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I'll kick it off. We have had an extremely warm period since mid February, and the snow-melt has saturated the ground. I took this photo of a brand-new groundwater spring two weeks ago, and it's still flowing. The water is bubbling up through a nearly circular hole several inches across, forming a "delta" of silt and sand in the ditch. All of the snow you see here is gone, but melt-water from higher up the hill in the woods is still keeping the water table high and pressurizing the little spring. It looks like a little Yellowstone mud-pot without the steam and hot water.

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Kids licking melting ice cream or chocolate? Burning, dripping candles? lard melting in a cooking pot? gizmo melting drizzle? grilled cheese sandwich with the cheese dripping? melting lead to cast bullets? Soldering your electronic gadgets?

There must be something melting in the close environment.
 
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Kids licking melting ice cream or chocolate? Burning, dripping candles? lard melting in a cooking pot? gizmo melting drizzle? grilled cheese sandwich with the cheese dripping? melting lead to cast bullets? Soldering your electronic gadgets?

There must be something melting in the close environment.
Somebody must be able to photograph something that is melting, or the after-effects of melting. I don't want to be the only contributor to what could have been an interesting contest.
 
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You will be not, I have a picture ready in my camera, I am just procrastinating - after all, contest ends on Monday :tongue:
 
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You will be not, I have a picture ready in my camera, I am just procrastinating - after all, contest ends on Monday :tongue:
So is it going to be a turbo/borek showdown? Sounds like a cheesy American food competition show. :frown:
 
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It's a throw-down! (What does that mean, anyway?)

I don't think my cat will melt, so I believe that excludes me from this contest.
 
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Meanwhile, talking about cats, melting drizzle:

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If I were that ice I'd be boiling :biggrin:... Man, he's so cute
 
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http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2355/p1000969.jpg [Broken]
 
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marzena_melt.jpg
 
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marcin_melt.jpg
 
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Marzena, If I didn't know better, I would say you are melting it on a carbon composite?

Borek, I really like your roof. Very cool idea.

drizzle, I haven't figured what exactly I'm looking at. But I like it.

turbo, I've seen a lot of that melting around here but not with such a neat pattern.

Andre, I think I'm in love.
 
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Andre, I think I'm in love.
You are not in love, you are in line. Ask Drizzle.
 
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Andre, I think I'm in love.
Are you playing fool or what?!! Back off golf guy! Not with my Gizmo... Or else :grumpy:
 
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Okay okay He's all yours. I'm sorry. :blushing:
 

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