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PF Photo Contest - The Sky Is The Limit (11/12 - 11/18)

  1. Nov 12, 2011 #1

    ZapperZ

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    {Administrative note: the rule on posting multiple photos in the contest thread has been made more explicit, and now includes a possible automatic disqualification for that contest}


    The Sky Is The Limit

    Your photo this week must have, as it's main subject, our sky!

    Good luck!

    Zz.

    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.

    Zz.
     
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  4. Nov 16, 2011 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    [PLAIN]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9431/dsc1814.png [Broken]
     
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    http://i42.tinypic.com/35lbwx5.jpg

    Nothing but blue sky. I was trying to get the hawk in the upper right.:blushing:
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 #6

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    Marzena is going to be hard to beat this time. I think chroot could give her a run for her money, though.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2011 #7

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    Hehehe thanks turbo... but the question is: should I enter one of the day-time sky, or the night-time sky?

    - Warren
     
  9. Nov 16, 2011 #8

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    I think you know which one I'd prefer... The Andromeda shot is spectacular.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2011 #9

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    I guess I'm having trouble interpreting the topic -- is an astronomical object still considered part of 'the sky?' I suppose it is...
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 #10

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  12. Nov 17, 2011 #11

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    Well, alright, assuming astronomical objects are permitted, then here's my entry -- a photo of lovely Lady Andromeda.

    6118111104_fe55022412_z.jpg

    edit: sorry, the first one was too high-res for the contest.
     
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  13. Nov 17, 2011 #12

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    Yay! That should qualify as "Sky".

    I blew my best shot this morning. Since it's hunting season, I suit my dog and myself up in blaze orange before going anywhere. I loaded him into the truck with some extra water and a parcel that I had to return via UPS, and totally forgot my pocket camera and cell phone which were out and available. Just got distracted from my normal routine. I got about 5 miles from home and got a small break in the cloud-deck, which allowed a wonderful God's Eye to make rays in the moisture left from last night's rains. The clouds were still dark bluish-gray and angry-looking so the normally elusive rays (they show better to human eyes because of our eyes' dynamic range) should have been quite prominent. Grrr...
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 #13

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  15. Nov 17, 2011 #14

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    I Must Go Down To The Sea Again by Spike Milligan



    I must go down to the sea again,
    To the lonely sea and the sky;
    I left my shoes and socks there-
    I wonder if they're dry?


    (Forget this - it's just that there won't be another occasion.) :redface:
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 #15

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    [PLAIN]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4120/img2201u.jpg [Broken]
     
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  17. Nov 17, 2011 #16

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    Just joining the fun. I know I have no chance at this contest. This photo has no focus, but it's my best sky photo. Sad, I know :(
    089.jpg

    I have to agree with turbo. Marzena's photo is hard to beat. But chroot, your photo is awesome!!! I wish we're allowed to vote for more than one :( It's so hard to decide my favorite.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2011 #18

    ZapperZ

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    Last day to submit a photo for this contest, if you dare!

    Zz.
     
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