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PF Photo Contest - Vacation (1/28-2/3)

  1. Jan 28, 2017 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Vacation

    The holidays are over, the kids are back in school... what better time than now to show us your vacation photos!

    Please make sure that there is a clear indication that these are vacation photos. "Stay-cation", i.e. vacationing in your own city or hometown does not count.

    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. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

    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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  4. Jan 29, 2017 #3

    Janus

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    bridgepano.jpg
    Panoramic of Golden Gate Bridge.
    I would have preferred to have taken it facing the other way, but the traffic kept causing the camera to abort.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2017 #4
    I did not know that bridge was curved. (:smile:)
     
  6. Jan 29, 2017 #5

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    You only notice it if you walk to the midway point.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2017 #6

    Dr Transport

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    Meghan's Bay June 2015....
     

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  8. Jan 29, 2017 #7
    Any vacation or this past winter?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2017 #8

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    OK... We have two panoramic view photos here, and since I don't know how they were taken, I will need to re-emphasize one of the rules of this contest, which is that no form of photo editing or modification is allowed. I know that phones and cameras have the ability to take panoramic photos via pan-and-scan, but I consider this to be a form of photo editing. We have had contests on panoramic photos where this is allowed. But for our ordinary, regular contests, this isn't.

    So to @Janus and @Dr Transport , can you please elaborate on how those photos were taken? If you used a wide-angled lens, then the photos are fine. But if you did a photo-stitching or a pan-and-scan feature on your devices, then they are not.

    Zz.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2017 #9
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    @Janus I'm a H U G E fan of panoramic shots, I think your bridge shot is outstanding.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2017 #10

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    Since my photo was taken with the panoramic feature on my camera, It will have to be disqualified.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2017 #11

    Dr Transport

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    panoramic with my iPhone......
     
  13. Jan 30, 2017 #12

    Andy Resnick

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    Only 187 days until I'm back...

    DSC09771_zps9hr1nwbt.jpg
     
  14. Jan 31, 2017 #13
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    Key Largo diving the Speigal Grove with my husband
     
  15. Jan 31, 2017 #14

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    Are you able to resize this photo? It is slightly larger than the maximum size in one of its dimensions. If not, this is fine, but please keep in mind the size limit in future submissions.

    Zz.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2017 #15

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    @Janus and @Dr Transport : There's still time for you to submit another photo for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2017 #16
    I will certainly try. I will make sure any future photo post are the correct size. Thanks
     
  18. Jan 31, 2017 #17

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    not as glam as some of those shots

    this is of my wife and I in the Hanmer Springs hot pools NW of Christchurch, New Zealand ( 29 Dec 2016)

    Hanmer Springs Hot Pools.jpg

    water refraction does weird things :wink:
     
  19. Jan 31, 2017 #18

    ZapperZ

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    Who took the photo?

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  20. Jan 31, 2017 #19

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    timer on the camera :smile:

    edit .... is that OK ?
     
  21. Jan 31, 2017 #20

    ZapperZ

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    Yup, your photo is fine.

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