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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Walking In The Winter Wonderland (12/8-12/14)

  1. Dec 8, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Walking In The Winter Wonderland

    This week we will be starting with a series of photo contests that reflect the holiday season at this time of the year. Hope you had started to collect a lot of pictures! Our theme this week is on pictures depicting winter sceneries.

    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 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. 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. Dec 10, 2007 #2

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    Our winter weather so far this year has been almost entirely dull and uninspiring. Snow is out of the question before the end of the week, but I'm hoping for a good frosty morning at least, otherwise I'll have to submit an old pic :frown:
     
  4. Dec 10, 2007 #3
    Ok, here goes! The largest snow fall from last year.......:grumpy:

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  5. Dec 10, 2007 #4

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    I've got some stuff pending that might limit my photography time, so I'll toss this one into the mix. It's my garden (and the spruce at the NE corner) covered by snow. Lately, we have had really poor snowfalls to the point where ski resorts, snowmobile rentals, and restaurants and hotels/motels have been hurt really badly. Lets hope the snow stays this year. The yellow-orange lens flare is just an artifact of photographing on a bright day.

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  6. Dec 10, 2007 #5

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    Had this thread been posted a few days sooner, I could have snapped a few photos of the snowfall we had last week before an entire weekend of torrential downpours washed it all away. I'm not sure if mud really says "winter wonderland." :uhh:
     
  7. Dec 12, 2007 #6

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    There's a very surprising shortage of pictures in this contest so far. What, the ice storm missed you?

    :)

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  8. Dec 12, 2007 #7

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    I don't know yesterday's high here, but it was still 65 degrees at 10 PM last night! Not much of anything wintry about that. Today, back to pouring rain. If we got this all in snow instead of rain, I'd have some gorgeous pictures to share.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2007 #8

    siddharth

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    This photo contest geographically discriminates :tongue:
     
  10. Dec 12, 2007 #9
    I wonder if I could take a picture of how it DOESN'T snow in Phoenix. We aren't going skiing until January.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2007 #10

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    Surely, by now someone must have put Christmas lights on a saguaro. That would be about as wintery as Phoenix could look, barring a freak snowstorm.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2007 #11
    Well, we got some fog earlier this morning. I could have taken a picture of that for a Phoenix 'winter'.

    Unfortunately, no one in my neighborhood had a saguaro in their yard, we have a couple cacti, but we didn't put lights on them.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2007 #12

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    If all else fails, I'll just take a photo of the rainy street, as that is fairly normal winter weather for here!
     
  14. Dec 12, 2007 #13
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    The magnolia in the back yard
     
  15. Dec 12, 2007 #14
    I took a pic on my cellphone this morning on the way to my exam but now I can't make it go from my phone to my computer. Apparently working bluetooth is above my mental capabilities.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2007 #15
    I took this apr 2006. We were four wheelin in a private reserve we have access to. It was a snowstorm in april. My buddy, who is driving the xterra in the pic used this shot for his family christmas cards that year,,Kudos for me as he is a professional wildlife photographer. I have more from this day if any one is interested.

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  17. Dec 12, 2007 #16

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  18. Dec 12, 2007 #17

    FredGarvin

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    A Long Island Christmas...

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  19. Dec 13, 2007 #18

    Mech_Engineer

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    Time for my first submission to a PF Photo Contest:

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  20. Dec 13, 2007 #19
    I took this shot on Kennicott Glacier in Alaska on low resolution camera unfortunately.

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  21. Dec 14, 2007 #20

    J77

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    How do we know it was taken in Winter tho'...? :wink:
     
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