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PF Photo Contest - This Week's Purchases (1/24-1/30)

  1. Jan 24, 2015 #1

    ZapperZ

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    This Week's Purchases

    Your photos must be on something you purchase THIS WEEK, i.e. during the running of this contest. It can be on anything EXCEPT food items (this exception includes groceries, ingredients, cooked food, etc... i.e. anything edible).

    Obviously, there is no way for me to check if you actually bought such item this week, but you people look honest enough to stick by the rules.

    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.

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  3. Jan 27, 2015 #2

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    Bought yesterday, Nakamichi BTSP-70 bluetooth portable speaker.

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  4. Jan 30, 2015 #3

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    Final day to submit your photo for this week's contest or that Nakamichi will win! No one bought anything other than food this week?

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  5. Jan 30, 2015 #4

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    We can't let that happen!
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    The book arrived this week, and the coffee machine is a recent purchase, but THE item that qualifies for the contest is the centrepiece item, the fabulously captured cup (sans contents).
    I had to get one since none of my mugs would fit under the coffee dispenser, and I felt a bit too much like a hipster drinking my espressos and mochas from a mustard jar.

    Observe the cleverly arranged trio of the cup, the coffee maker and the coffee tin. The cup's handle... ear... side protrusion... whatever that thing you hold is called points to the tin, the spoon... measure... that thing on the tin is pointing towards the machine, and the machine's milk frother... steam gusher... does it even have a name? Anyway, that thing is pointing towards the cup, closing the circuit and imbuing the picture with a deeper meaning of endless coffee cycles and the holy trinity and maybe even the triangle of life.
    The casually resting book implies the owner is a deep individual with interest in the romantic side of science. To the side and underneath the table a careful observer shall notice some implements suggesting at least a degree of physical fitness.

    All in all, a magnificent picture, worthy of uploading to Facebook or maybe even to OkCupid, let alone besting some portable speaker.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2015 #5

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    This is literally the only thing I've bought all week except for food.
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    A friend gave us her old Garmin GPS unit that she had lost the power cord for, so I bought one at Best Buy last Sunday. Now it turns out it needs a new battery too, which hasn't arrived from Amazon yet.

    Tomorrow I'm going to a railroad model / memorabilia show, and will probably buy something there, but that will be too late!
     
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