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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Straight and Narrow (1/19-1/26)

  1. Jan 19, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Straight and Narrow

    Our theme this week is on anything that is "straight and narrow" (I'm sure you can guess what would not be allowed on PF, so don't even try).

    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 grey 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. But other than that, 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. 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.

    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 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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  3. Jan 19, 2007 #2
    HD V-Rod drag bike.....seems pretty long, straight and narrow to me
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  4. Jan 19, 2007 #3

    Kurdt

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    I think that has my vote already.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2007 #4
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    Rockhound State Park New Mexico..lol thats me in the shadow.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2007 #5
    A straight and narrow road.

    Las Vegas, New Mexico road.

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  7. Jan 19, 2007 #6

    Moonbear

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    Wow, those are some sad and lonely looking picnic shelters!
     
  8. Jan 19, 2007 #7

    ZapperZ

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    Probably designed by someone who was into minimalism.

    Zz.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2007 #8

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    I have other straight and narrow stuff, but this has to get in! It is the New Portland Wire Bridge, completed at the end of the Civil War. It is a Civil Engineering historical landmark. It's straight and it is really narrow. It was designed for a time when there wasn't a lot of traffic, and people would patiently wait for a farm wagon or a woodcutter's wagon to cross, before crossing in the opposite direction. Crossing this bridge on a motorcycle is a real trip, and when out-of-state biker friends come to Maine, I like to take them here. The bridge bounces and sways, and the deck floats freely, so that it swings a few inches from end-to-end if you accelerate or apply the brakes.

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  10. Jan 19, 2007 #9
    I can say for sure, it is one of the most lonely-est spots on earth. Even the wind refuses to howl there.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2007 #10

    Mk

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    Damn you all and your perfect pictures! How am I supposed to confidently vote?
     
  12. Jan 19, 2007 #11

    Kurdt

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    I just noticed Nicky Hayden in the background of that bike pic. :eek: I don't know if I can vote for that one now being a die hard Rossi fan.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2007 #12
    NO!!!! You can't take it back!!!! Pretend he isn't there :grumpy: :tongue:
     
  14. Jan 19, 2007 #13

    Kurdt

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    Well I might be persuaded.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2007 #14

    Integral

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    Looking down the east side of Mary's Peak.

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  16. Jan 19, 2007 #15
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    Interesting thing about guitars is their frets all appear evenly spaced when seen from the bridge. The foreshortening in the distance is precisely offset by the increased spaces between them.

    Any physics major worth salt can figure the math behind that phenomenon even at a very early age.
     
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  17. Jan 19, 2007 #16
    You need to resize that, BTW: it's 600 x 801.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2007 #17

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    Darn! Where's that picture I took of the dude in the anthraquinone costume?!
     
  19. Jan 20, 2007 #18

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    Fallen trees under water at our cottage.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2007 #19
    What an amazing shot and point of view that is, twisted edge. Incredible. Great colours. too.
     
  21. Jan 21, 2007 #20

    ZapperZ

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