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PF Photo Contest - The Flag of Our Fathers (4/25-5/1)

  1. Apr 25, 2015 #1

    ZapperZ

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    The Flag of Our Fathers

    Your photo must contain at least one official flag of a country. And just so we can all learn something, please indicate the country/countries represented by the flag/s.

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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. Apr 25, 2015 #2

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  4. Apr 27, 2015 #3

    Maylis

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    Taken in Paris, France
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  5. Apr 30, 2015 #4

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    Point of the photo, rarity value - you will not often see these flags being flown. But at this place they are every day. I will let you guess where and why. Not a memorial site, nor really a museum.

    The flags are of course of Yugoslavia and, I am told to tell you, of the Soviet Union, aka USSR aka CCCP.
     
  6. May 1, 2015 #5

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  7. May 1, 2015 #6

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    US flag.

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  8. May 2, 2015 #7
    Nice mystery! I am really confused and clueless at the moment...
    Edit: My first guess would be somewhere in Serbia (but I don't have any clue exactly where or exactly why, except for perhaps historical reasons).
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
  9. May 2, 2015 #8

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    Cold. :oldsmile:
     
  10. May 2, 2015 #9

    Maylis

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    Sounds like you guys haven't spent that much time in communist countries, those soviet union flags are omnipresent in the ones I've visited (China, Laos, Vietnam). Even the librarians in China have cute hammer and sickle pins on their shirt :)
     
  11. May 2, 2015 #10

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    They are Communist symbols but here inclrporated in the flags of the named specific countries when they were Communist.
     
  12. May 13, 2015 #11

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    To not leave the question asked in suspense (like too many homework help threads :oldfrown:) this is at the Montreal Olympic stadium (2010). The flags of all the countries that took part in the 1976 Olympics are flown there, including countries that no longer exist as a State. Here for example you can see that of the old DDR (German Democratic Republic).

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    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  13. May 14, 2015 #12
    Thanks! It was a cool mystery :smile:.
     
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