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  1. Jan 31, 2010 #1
    PF PHOTO CONTEST The Tree(Jan 31 - Feb 06)

    Trees can be just as interesting in winter time, branch structure without leaves, snow cover. Please post your most outstanding picture of an impressive tree in any season.

    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 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 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.
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  3. Feb 1, 2010 #2


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    Oh, decisions... which to enter... I'll havbe to decide later I think
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    Whoah, Edward, that's one gnarly tree! :biggrin: I have to do some photo sifting. I know I have something around somewhere that will fit this theme. :smile:
  7. Feb 4, 2010 #6


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    Here is the most highly-decorated peach tree around. The decorations move themselves so I don't have to. They are expensive, though, and can only be rented, not purchased. A flock of 50+ goldfinches can easily eat a gallon of sunflower seeds/day.

    Picture taken with a pocket camera through a window insulated with shrink-plastic - not the best quality, but them's the breaks.

  8. Feb 4, 2010 #7

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    This tree is at Escot Park in Devon, where we stop off as a half way point on the way to or from my sister's house in Cornwall. It has a wooden seat cut into a nearby tree stump so that you can lie back and look up it. One day I'll manage to take a picture which conveys the amazing effect, but in the mean time here's this snap I took a couple of years ago.

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    Cool tree, Jonathan...it looks like an Ent!
  10. Feb 6, 2010 #9
    tough decision here as well, I thought I'd stick to the season.

  11. Feb 6, 2010 #10
    I had to go for the fall season.
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    Nice work all, one more day for your trees.

    I think the next contest will be about framing pictures
  14. Feb 6, 2010 #13


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    Tough decision.

  15. Feb 7, 2010 #14


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    Something a bit abstract :)

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