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PF Photo Contest - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1/19-1/25)

  1. Jan 19, 2013 #1

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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    This week, it is all about rainbows. Your photo must clearly show this wonderful phenomenon.

    Note that your "rainbow" may also be refracted light from prisms, etc., i.e. it need not be only due to a weather/atmospheric effect. However, it cannot be from objects that have been painted with rainbow colors.

    Good luck.

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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. 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.
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2013 #2
    Arcobaleno* over Messina, Sicily(Sep 2012 taken aboard MSC Splendida).

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    *Rainbow in Italian
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2013 #3

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    Wow, spectacular!

    But too wide, you have to resize it to 800 pixels max.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 #4
    Awesome! For me, Rainbows became much more amazing once I understood the physics behind them (thanks to Walter Lewin!) Fascinating!
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 #5

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    Maui: You need to pay attention to our rules regarding size.

    Also, please confirm that this is a single shot and not a photo stitch.

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  7. Jan 19, 2013 #6


    Resized. It's not stitched by software on a computer. It's a single shot taken in a 5 sec sweeping hand movement on a Sony hx-100v(120 degree wide shot). I couldn't fit it in a single 4:3 shot(it's too big) and didn't want to miss it, so had to use 120 deg. panorama mode. If it's inappropriate for the rules, i will remove it.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2013 #7

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    It is fine now. I didn't think it was photo stitched because I don't notice any "seams" the way most photo stitching were done, but I had to make sure.

    Zz.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2013 #8

    Borek

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    Stitches are visible only when stitching is done poorly, see here (beware - LARGE image).
     
  10. Jan 21, 2013 #9

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    I see what you mean. The stiching on the rocks is clearly visible. :wink:
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2013 #10

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    :rofl:
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 #11

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  13. Jan 23, 2013 #12

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    http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/5227/20120801164050.jpg [Broken]
     
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  14. Jan 23, 2013 #13

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  15. Jan 24, 2013 #14

    Andy Resnick

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    http://imageshack.us/a/img685/6311/dsc57621.jpg [Broken]
     
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  16. Jan 25, 2013 #15

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    Final day to find your rainbow and submit a photo for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2013 #16

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    marcin_rainbow.jpg

    My best rainbow picture was taken many years ago on the film, and is badly scratched [PLAIN]http://www.bpp.com.pl/IMG/grumpy_borek.png. [Broken] The one above was taken during a rainy jazz concert in Warsaw Old City.
     
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