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PF PHOTO CONTEST - New year, new photo (Dec 27 to Jan 3)

  1. Dec 27, 2008 #1


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    New year, new photo

    Last month I barely took my camera out, so for 2009 I'm going to promise myself I'll do better. This week I want everyone to go out and take a NEW photo. No restrictions on subject, it just has to have been taken within the contest period- no recycled pictures please.

    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. Dec 31, 2008 #2


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    Everyone busy this week then?
  4. Dec 31, 2008 #3
    I'll come up with a pic! :)
  5. Dec 31, 2008 #4
    The pic still has to be taken. Probably around 24.00 tonite.
  6. Dec 31, 2008 #5


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    Personally I'm waiting for the weather to clear up. It's been dreary and miserable here all week :frown:
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  8. Dec 31, 2008 #7
    Hi friends.

    Just taken:

    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1387/img0016lowresra7.jpg [Broken]
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  9. Dec 31, 2008 #8

    Nice shot but you will have to downsize it to fit the guidleines. "no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels"

    Make sure you check the correct box at image shack, 640x480 (for message boards) before you start uploading.

    Happy New Year.:smile:
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  10. Jan 1, 2009 #9
    Some went wrong with Paint shop pro, now it's better. Happy new year. :approve:
  11. Jan 1, 2009 #10


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    This is the Disney tree, a week before it will have to come down...


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    Most of the pictures so far taken indoor (some even without moving from the keyboard, just wrapping monitor in a christmas tree garland), but I have really gotten out. Out and up to be precise, through our attic window.

    Guess which is a northern side.

  14. Jan 2, 2009 #13


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    A pretty accurate representation of this week's weather. I was holding out for something better, but that's looking pretty unlikely now. I was hoping a person would walk across in the middle distance and give a point of interest here, but everyone with sense was inside both times I went past here.
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  15. Jan 2, 2009 #14

    The sun peeked out today!
  16. Jan 2, 2009 #15


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    Aw, I didn't have my camera with me when I was walking through the red-light distrinct on new years eve.. not only the windows were red, but also the street was completely red with firework wrappings. Not that I think the picture would have made it through the elicit-content filter :tongue:
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