Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

PF Photo Contest - Science and Engineering (2/25-3/2)

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Science and Engineering

    Since this is technically a Physics/Science forum, we should periodically have themes that reflect that topic. This is one of them.

    Your photo must have clear presentation of something related to science and/or engineering. Please note that your photo must be taken using a regular camera, not using scientific instruments.

    Good luck.

    Zz.

    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. 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. 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.

    Zz
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 25, 2012 #2

    Andy Resnick

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Not trying to be pedantic, but I don't understand what you mean by 'regular' camera- are you referring to light imaging as opposed to (say) AFM, electron microscopy, etc? For example, is a DSLR body on a microscope or using the body with a microscope objective a 'regular camera'? What about putting a 35mm lens on an EMCCD camera? What about an infrared camera? etc. etc.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 #3

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Correct. If you use it as part of scientific instrument, then it cannot be used.

    I have many spectroscopic images obtained from a CCD. I cannot use those. However, CCDs are certainly used in the standard digital cameras, which are acceptable for this contest.

    The key thing here is that it must be taking using an equipment that is available to the masses, not something either a part of, or attached to, a scientific instrument. If you regular digital camera that you bought at Best Buy has an IR sensor and you took a photo with it, then yes, it can be used.

    Zz.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 #4

    nsaspook

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    6815816475_3bb94a3a32_z_d.jpg
    Light reading.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 #5
    Surface Tension

    DSCN2310.jpg
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 #6
    Ferrofluid over some neodymium magnets that I play with once in a while.

    Taken using a Nikon 60mm 2.8D Micro lens.

    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7383/ferrofluid.jpg [Broken]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  8. Feb 26, 2012 #7

    Andy Resnick

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3397/62386929.png [Broken]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  9. Mar 1, 2012 #8

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Why I could never pursue a medical career...

    img8603og.jpg

    Zz.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2012 #9
  11. Mar 1, 2012 #10

    drizzle

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Zz, no comment. :grumpy:
     
  12. Mar 2, 2012 #11

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2012 #12
    Rocket science.

    3096av6.jpg
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: PF Photo Contest - Science and Engineering (2/25-3/2)
Loading...