PF Photo Contest - Water, Water, Everywhere! (9/27-10/3)

1. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Water, Water, Everywhere!

No, this is not a contest about Hurricane Katrina, but pictures from that do qualify. In this contest, the main subject of your picture must be water - be it in an ocean, flowing in a river, in a glass, or coming down like rain.

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 grey 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 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.

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 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.

Zz.

2. Sep 27, 2006

jpr0

3. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Please use the IMG feature of our site. If you don't know how to use it, look at the old photo contest thread and QUOTE a post that contains a picture. It will display the syntax that you would need.

P.S. Please post ONLY pictures that you intend to enter in the contest SERIOUSLY. If not, your post will be deleted.

Zz.

4. Sep 27, 2006

jpr0

It's okay you can delete these posts, I was just making a joke :)

5. Sep 27, 2006

That's a $200 fine sir. 6. Sep 27, 2006 turbo I don't have many pretty pictures of water (strangely enough, since I'm around water a lot), but I do have a series of pictures of too much water. This is the Kennebec River topping the southern Margaret Chase Smith bridge in the April Fool's Day flood of 1987. In the middle-right the water is topping the south side of the hydro dam impoundment - the tan brick powerhouse can be glimpsed at the far right. The brick building near the right is the fire house, located on the island and isolated by the MCS bridges. The fire department moved half of their resources to the north side of town and half to the south side. These bridges stood, but their abutments were bady damaged, and so the bridges were closed to vehicular traffic for many weeks, turning what once was a 5 minute trip across town to go shopping into at least a 20 minute trip (after the bridge in the neighboring town was pronounced safe and was opened to traffic). During this flood, we lost a discontinued heavy iron-trussed trestle that had been converted into a pedestrian bridge. That trestle had stood for well over 100 years, but this was a "500 year flood" with FEMA damages estimated at$100,000,000 in 1987 dollars. The tough part was picking which flood picture to use. The flooding was so expansive that I did many shots in "panorama" style so they could be stitched together (verboten by contest rules). By the way, this image was shot from behind a police line, because the parking lot in the foreground was being undermined and was buckling.

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7. Sep 27, 2006

scorpa

I had to stand in the middle of the waterfall to get this.....it's in the mountains so it was ice cold.

8. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Er.. scorpa!! SIZE!!!!!!!

Zz.

9. Sep 27, 2006

chroot

Staff Emeritus
A summertime bike ride in California.

- Warren

10. Sep 27, 2006

scorpa

Crap....I don't know why my pictures are always so big now....this didn't happen before. I'll fix it right now.

EDIT: Ok I just fixed it how does it look now? It still looks big on my screen but last time that happened it was huge on my screen and everyone was only seeing a thumbnail.

11. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
It is fine now.

Zz.

12. Sep 27, 2006

larkspur

Would this count as it is sparkling water? Or too much orange?

13. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
I suppose that would count....

Zz.

14. Sep 27, 2006

Janus

Staff Emeritus
Taken this summer

15. Sep 27, 2006

GeoMike

Stormy seas at Ram Island Ledge Light (Casco Bay, Maine):

-GeoMike-

16. Sep 27, 2006

tribdog

wow, so there really is a stargate

17. Sep 27, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Oh crap! It is still the first day, and the pictures so far have been unbelievable!

Zz.

18. Sep 27, 2006

scorpa

Lol are you sure you guys aren't pro photographers.... I am going to get owned :P Awesome entries keep it up!

19. Sep 27, 2006

Integral

Staff Emeritus

How about another sea scape! A little different shore line! This was taken from Shore Acers Park near Coos Bay Or. As you can see the park is perched on a ~ 20m cliff at the edge of the ocean. On this day some waves were splashing above our heads. This image is pre digi cam so is a scan.

20. Sep 27, 2006

chroot

Staff Emeritus
Gorgeous composition, gorgeous tones.

- Warren