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PF Photo Contest - Old As Dirt (6/11-6/17)

  1. Jun 11, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Old As Dirt

    Certainly, the idea of something being "old" is subjective. So try to find something that is unambiguously old. Please make sure that this something man-made (i.e. don't snap a photo of a mountain and says that it is old).

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    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 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 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. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

    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. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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    (my great-grandfather's Swiss watch, a Chopard L.U.C., from ca 1930-1940 I think, I am not sure)
     
  4. Jun 12, 2016 #3

    ProfuselyQuarky

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  5. Jun 12, 2016 #4

    jim hardy

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    An old dresser Fair Anne spotted in a thrift shop basement. A real mess.
    She said "That's really Old i just love it" ,
    i thought to myself "arrrgghhh-- what a piece of cheap 1960's junk the drawer slides are just wood and don't even work anymore"
    Of course i agreed to fix it up for her and loaded it in the station wagon.

    DresserEdited.jpg

    When i got into it found not particle board but hand planed planks 18" wide and square handmade nails
    Now it's one of surely only a handful of Civil War era dressers with ball bearing drawer glides.
    (Tip - VanDyke's has antique knobs and brass keyholes )

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  6. Jun 12, 2016 #5

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    Maybe not that old in absolute terms, but it feels very old.

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  9. Jun 15, 2016 #8

    ZapperZ

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    Chinese terracotta warriors. They're not only old as dirt, they were also buried in dirt!
    IMG_3185.JPG

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    Many nice photos here! :woot:
     
  12. Jun 16, 2016 #11

    Borg

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    Ditto that but I really expected a bunch of selfies. :oldtongue:
     
  13. Jun 16, 2016 #12

    Andy Resnick

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    Ha! I was in the middle of uploading this when you posted:

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  14. Jun 16, 2016 #13

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    And made of dirt!
     
  15. Jun 16, 2016 #14

    ZapperZ

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    Honestly, Andy, this is not "old as dirt". Are you sure you want to use this photo for this contest?

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  16. Jun 16, 2016 #15

    Andy Resnick

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    I am according to my kids and students!
     
  17. Jun 16, 2016 #16

    jtbell

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    That's probably what my '74 Beetle looks like now, 26 years after I got rid of it...
     
  18. Jun 16, 2016 #17

    Tsu

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    Not a real entry....just sayin'.... :oldbiggrin::oldbiggrin:

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  19. Jun 16, 2016 #18

    fresh_42

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    Older than 128 years? Wow!
     
  20. Jun 16, 2016 #19

    mfb

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    ;)
     
  21. Jun 17, 2016 #20

    Fervent Freyja

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    Maybe the age can compensate for the photo quality... :oops:
    Left coin: Possible bust of Phillip II (or Alexander the Great) 359-336 BC; Lower left: Bust Constantius II 354-361 AD; Top: Aeolis/minted in Kyme featuring a pretty prancing horse 320-250 BC
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