PF PHOTO CONTEST - Singing In The Rain (9/6-9/12)

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Singing In The Rain

This week, your pictures must show a rainy scene. It must be clear enough that one can tell that it is raining.

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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 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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It just finished pouring down nonstop for two days. I could have taken pictures.
 
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It just finished pouring down nonstop for two days. I could have taken pictures.
When I saw the title of the thread, and then saw that a female forum member had answered to it, I was expecting something like a Wet-TShirt-Pic. Quite a letdown. :grumpy:
 
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It's not stopped raining for about a week here! This is perfect timing (cue heatwave)
 
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It was raining all day long on Thursday.
 
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I know I don't have pictures of rain. I have photos just before storms started, where you could see everything is overcast, but once the rain starts, I head indoors and certainly don't take the camera out. Then again, looking at the skies today, I might still have a chance to get something this weekend. :rolleyes:
 
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The remains of Hanna are supposed to whack us with torrential rains tonight and into early Sunday. Now to find something interesting to shoot from the shelter of my truck... My Canons don't go out in the rain.
 
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Can I use a photo of the flashflood we had?
 
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Mother nature watering my mesquite trees. I put out bricks along the street to deflect the water in where it can flood the tree wells. Yep it was still raining I was sitting in my car. I was also definitely singing in the rain, this pic was take the third week of June and it hadn't rained since the middle of February.

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9030/1000308ox8.jpg [Broken]
 
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See? Not all of my photos are of my kids. I have taken photos of my kids WITH my dog, too!

Sad day in the rain:

DSCN0039-1.jpg



Is this size right? What Photobucket was calling "640 pixels" was obviously way too small. Now they are calling this ^ "800 pixels" wide, which it obviously isn't. Why did they change things? All of a sudden you have to resize everything to one of a few preset sizes. I tell you, if these free sevices don't start providing some customer satisfaction, I don't know what I'll do. Literally.

Edit: I resized it to the tiny, yet "nominal" 650 pixels. It looks too small now. What gives?
 
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There should be something in the rules that says you can't abuse your kids just to get a picture for this contest. Good thing the contest wasn't "singing in the golf size hailstorm"
 
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Chi, thats why I don't use photobucket's resizer, I use picresize.com.
 
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Aww...it's not going to rain here until at least November (if that...I just moved to LA in July, so I dunno how much of a rainy season it even has in the winter).

However, on some days it does look overcast, even though there are no clouds. ;)
 
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There should be something in the rules that says you can't abuse your kids just to get a picture for this contest. Good thing the contest wasn't "singing in the golf size hailstorm"
:rofl:
 
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There should be something in the rules that says you can't abuse your kids just to get a picture for this contest. Good thing the contest wasn't "singing in the golf size hailstorm"
I got one for that contest too!

And I figured out the size problem. I was looking at it on the laptop which has higher resolution than the desktop, hence 650 pixels takes up less space! That's why it looked tiny. I'm so clever!
 
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Berry Rainy
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Anybody still willing to enter the contest? Or does she win by walkover?
 
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Anybody still willing to enter the contest? Or does she win by walkover?
The splashing rain looks like sparklers!
 
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Freakin' Chickahominy!
Commence race for second place again!
 
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Aww...it's not going to rain here until at least November (if that...I just moved to LA in July, so I dunno how much of a rainy season it even has in the winter).

However, on some days it does look overcast, even though there are no clouds. ;)
I'm assuming you mean L.A. city and not Louisiana since it was just raining there.
Southern CA gets some rain but usually not alot. Most of the time it rains for a few hours then stops. We've had a bit of a drought lately.

I keep wanting to enter one of these contests but I never have any photos. I had a great one I could have taken for the last but it was too late by the time I remembered to go take the pic. And right now its still hot as hell here and probably wont rain for quite a while.
 
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Anybody still willing to enter the contest? Or does she win by walkover?
Ah, let's not start that sort of talk Borek. I will give a tip for anyone willing to try a shot like this. The rain must be back lit or it won't show up and you need a shutter speed of 1/60 or slower. I have several shots of wet fruit with no rain until I got the angle right.

Thanks ZapperZ for getting me out of a photography rut with this weeks contest theme!
 
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rsz_Flashflood012.jpg


Here's what I have...It's from the flood we had.
 
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Just a reminder that your picture must clearly show the rain. In a few of the pictures submitted, it isn't quite clear that the pictures were taken while it was raining.

Zz.
 
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do you think its ALWAYS raining somewhere?
 
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Ah, let's not start that sort of talk Borek. I will give a tip for anyone willing to try a shot like this. The rain must be back lit or it won't show up and you need a shutter speed of 1/60 or slower. I have several shots of wet fruit with no rain until I got the angle right.
Technicalities are obvious, seeing right thing at the right moment is not. To use Matrix quote (second time this week): there is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path :biggrin:

I have an idea, and it was even raining today... around 4:30 a.m. Thunder woke me up and I closed the roof window, but it was too dark. It is dry now and the forecast doesn't indicate rain in the next two days :frown:
 
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