PF Photo Contest - Reverse Alphabets (12/9-12/22)

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Administrative Note: I'm on vacation (hooray!). So this week's contest will run for 2 weeks instead of 1.

Reverse Alphabets

We had a contest on the Alphabets recently, and this contest will be similar to that one except that we will go backwards, i.e. start from the letter "Z" and work our way to "A". If we reach the end, we will start right back to "Z".

Please note that these names must be common names in English, and they should not be proper names, i.e. anything that will require capitalization or left out in a game of Scrabble will not qualify.

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. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

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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zero temperature (not absolute)
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Yule
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Underground (Atlanta):

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Is that a selfie? :oldtongue:
 
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Rocket. I took this at Wallops Island in the late 1960' when I was working for NASA. I was very proud of myself for having caught more than just the smoke trail. These little devils shoot up out of the tower going really fast.

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Rocket. I took this at Wallops Island in the late 1960' when I was working for NASA. I was very proud of myself for having caught more than just the smoke trail. These little devils shoot up out of the tower going really fast.

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Looks like you could use it for Church again. I first thought of Snow, instead of Steam and Smoke.
 
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Did we get stuck at "Q"?

Well then, here's a set of Quadrupole magnets!
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Phaser. A prop from the original series
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Final day to submit your photo for this contest. We are now at the letter "O". No oranges or owls?

Zz.
 
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I guess after the series ended, they had to take jobs at 7-11? :oldtongue:
Yes, but they could only set their phasers on "grill".
 
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I went ahead and removed a picture which was more than likely not shot by the user but found on the internet instead. I don't even think it had been a photo. In case I'm wrong, I beg a pardon
I also deleted the subsequent discussion about it, because we're obviously in a hurry.
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I have a dreadful picture of a bowl full of oranges, which ensures my last place finish in this contest.
Go ahead.
 
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Oh, you shouldn't have. No, I mean really ... you shouldn't have :-p
I suppose, I shoulda/coulda/woulda have taken a picture of my "Osage Orange" wooden spoon.
It's much more photogenic.
But ZZ said; "No capital letters".

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So you posted an ad for Tang instead? You shoulda cropped the photo. :rolleyes:
 

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