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PF Photo Contest - Well-Balanced (3/19-3/25)

  1. Mar 19, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Well-Balanced

    Let's see how creative you can be with a topic like that! :)

    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. 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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  3. Mar 20, 2016 #2
    E8withVertices_LaserEtchedCrystal-low2.jpg
    A photo taken with a Canon DSLR of a 3D cube of laser etched crystal.
    The etched 3D model is that of the 4_21 polytope aka. E8 Lie Group.
    It is regarded as one of the most symmetrical (or "well balanced") mathematical objects.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2016 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Q: For this contest, can we have the ability to submit a 700 x 700 pixel image? For balance.... 600 x 600 seems small and 700 is the average value.

    Just wondering...
     
  5. Mar 21, 2016 #4
    Good question. If this is a real issue, I will need to resize my submission by 160px. I would imagine the reason for the rule is to ensure it fits this blog frame. That would suggest simply ensuring the max of x and y of 800px. Assuming a 4x3 800x600 format is a bit outdated (e.g. 16x9 and wider is common for panoramas, etc.)
     
  6. Mar 22, 2016 #5

    ZapperZ

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    Sure... why not!

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  7. Mar 22, 2016 #6

    Andy Resnick

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    Alll-righty then!

    DSC_0337s_zpsj9b0kdmx.jpg
     
  8. Mar 23, 2016 #7

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    IMG_3068.JPG
    Antique chemical balance.

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  10. Mar 25, 2016 #9

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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