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PF Photo Contest: The Joy Of Reading (15/7 - 22/7)

  1. Jul 15, 2014 #1
    The Joy of Reading

    We all love to read, whether it's books, newspapers or a physics forum. Let's get some good pictures which express how fun it is to read.


    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. Jul 20, 2014 #2


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    OK its a rough photo taken with phone. And maybe not everyone would rate a University library as a place of reading for pleasure. But some would.

    It's a small part of my old University library taken not long ago on an open day, the first time I had been in it for I won't say how many decades. One of the biggest in the world, it had everything and what's more it was available - you could easily wander into any part and browse journals and books well outside one's own discipline. I owe awareness of some history of Science to that. After leaving everywhere else with bare and incomplete coverage of just professionally needed journals felt librarywise like exile to a province. Nor have I seen reading rooms that measured up to them. I couldn't take photos showing you people reading in them because of privacy but, yes, there was incidentally joy of reading.
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