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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Top of the World (9/28-10/7)

  1. Sep 28, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Top of the World

    {Note: Since I will be on vacation for slightly more than a week starting tomorrow, the contest will run a bit longer than usual. So plenty of time to find that terrific picture that you have}

    I'm on the
    Top of the World looking
    Down on creation
    And the only explanation
    I can find
    Is the love that I found
    Ever since you've been around
    You love put at the
    Top of the World


    I know, I know. Don't quit my day job!

    This time, your picture must show a view taken from a place high up. It could be from high up in a tall building, mountain, a tall cliff, an airplane, etc. Note that it must be a picture that clearly shows how high up you are. This means that you can't take a picture of the back of an airplane seat, for example, even if it was taken when you're at 30,000 ft.

    Good luck!


    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. But other than that, 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. 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.

    Zz.
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2007 #2

    Integral

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    [​IMG]

    It's about time I got back into a photo contest, sure glad to see you running them again Zz!


    This was taken from the top of Mary's Peak, the highest point in the Oregon coastal range. A whopp'n 4000' (a bit over a 1000m). I believe that this i looking southwest, over the coast range.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2007 #3

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    In a helicopter along the Napoli coast at Kauai, Hawaii.

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    Zz.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2007 #4

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    Grand Canyon from 35,000 ft. Unfortunately it was a hazy summer day.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2007 #5

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    Looking down from near the top of Sandia Peak (outside of Albuquerque NM, 10,678 feet)...
    folks at the top are downhill skiing while folks in town are in shorts.
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  7. Sep 28, 2007 #6
    Flying home from christmas in Cuba

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  8. Oct 1, 2007 #7

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    Yet again I've got a non-digital photo I want to ender. I really need to get myself a scanner :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 1, 2007 #8

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    Here are my cousin and her husband taking a little breather on a rock outcrop off the Chimney Pond trail one time when we climbed Mt, Katahdin. The mountain is just about 10' shy of a mile high at the peak, and this picture was taken about 3/4 through the ascent. A couple of times a year, at least 10 of us would get together as a family and climb a mountain, picnic, and sight-see. We spent about 20 minutes at the peak, when a ranger asked us to move along because of some thunderheads developing upwind of us. We had time to cross the knife-edge trail to the other peak and get partway down before the storms moved through.

    Edit: Forgot to mention that this is the tallest mountain in Maine, and it is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. When you see skinny, tan people with worn-out boots and clothes getting their picture taken at the cairn at the summit, go shake their hand. Generally single-season through hikers are arriving about this time of year.

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  10. Oct 2, 2007 #9

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    When I was in the navy one of my best friends was a Mainiac who spoke of climbing Mt. Katahin, he said that the cairn at the top was 10' high, just to make it 1mi high. Was he correct?
     
  11. Oct 2, 2007 #10

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    Yes. It's a little peculiarity, and a nice quirk that makes it into the photographic journals of a lot of through-hikers. I've got pictures of that pile, but won't bother to link them here, since this is a photography thread. Maybe later.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2007 #11
    And for some of us at home- Arm Chair Vertigo

    I envy those of you that are fine with heights. Beautiful pictures.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2007 #12
    Oh I have a great picture too, only no way to get it off my phone. :(

    For the rest of you: Good job. Many talented individuals here I see.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2007 #13
    Took this one from a panoramic point in "San Carlos de Bariloche" Argentina at 1050 meters above sea level.
    The building in the center of the picture is a famous and luxury hotel "Llao Llao"

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  15. Oct 3, 2007 #14

    J77

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    This is OK for you guys with mountains -- but what about us who live below sea level... :wink: :tongue: :biggrin:
     
  16. Oct 3, 2007 #15

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    At the time I took my photo, I did live below sea level. :smile:
     
  17. Oct 3, 2007 #16

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  18. Oct 6, 2007 #17

    ZapperZ

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    You have less than 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest.

    Zz.
     
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  20. Oct 8, 2007 #19

    Astronuc

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    Now that's a cool shot!
     
  21. Oct 8, 2007 #20

    Astronuc

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    WOW! I'm definitely going to visit Argentina.

    I definitely want to spend time in the Andes.
     
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