PF Photo Contest - The Alphabets (11/25-12/1)

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The Alphabets

We had this theme a while back, and it produced quite an interesting result, so we will do it again this time.

Each photo must have, as its main subject, the sequential letter of the alphabets. The first photo posted in this contest must have a subject starting with the letter "A", and the second will follow with a subject that starts with the letter "B", and so on. Please include the appropriate word or name with your photo.

The subject must have a popular name that starts with the appropriate letter in English, not any other language, unless they share the same name in other languages. Proper/special names do not qualify, i.e. a picture of a person by the name of "George" for the letter "G" is not acceptable.

Please ensure that there is a clear depiction of the subject or scene that can be associated with the name given.

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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Dog
My dearly departed black lab :frown:

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H - House or Home. Well, OK, so it is the Biltmore, the largest privately-owned home in the US, but it is still a humble adobe! :)

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Well, OK, so it is the Biltmore, the largest privately-owned home in the US, but it is still a humble adobe! :)
Pretty nice.
Looks like it has a big pond, and enough room for a nice garage (probably out back), a shop, a fish room, and a studio.
But, does it have a fence to keep the dog in?
 
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Since the alphabets theme has been repeated, and is fun and popular, I suggest a reverse alphabet theme next time around.
Don't want to wear out the first few letters.
Allowing multiple submissions (in this special case; perhaps with no repeats for the next x submissions, x=TBD) would make longer threads more likely. That would be fun.
 
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I had a nice A submission, but I was a few minutes too late :(.
 
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I had a nice A submission, but I was a few minutes too late :(.
I was wondering why you didn't submit it under B, C, E or F.
 
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Because certain emeriti force us to have a topic that starts with this letter, and what I had only works with A. You can still have a look at the deleted post.

Sure, you could call it building, but that is a bit boring.
 
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Allowing multiple submissions (in this special case; perhaps with no repeats for the next x submissions, x=TBD) would make longer threads more likely.
If we don't make it to the end of the alphabet by the end of the week, we could repeat the theme in next week's contest, starting with the first unused letter. Or wait a few weeks in between.
 
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Despite the "K"ick in the previous photo, the letter "K" is the next one available.

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As far as I am aware there are no kicks in judo (more precisely: there are no striking techniques at all), which makes assigning this picture to J problematic.
 
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As far as I am aware there are no kicks in judo (more precisely: there are no striking techniques at all), which makes assigning this picture to J problematic.
Agreed, but JuJitsu does incorporate both Judo throws and striking. So @Andy Resnick can just update it to "JuJitsu" :smile:
 
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