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PF PHOTO CONTEST - What Is That? (7/12-7/18)

  1. Jul 12, 2008 #1

    ZapperZ

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    What Is That?

    This week, your photos must be on something that is unfamiliar or unusual. It should tend to evoke a response of "What is that?" from a viewer. Any unfamiliar or unusual object qualifies.

    Note however that pictures of familiar objects but taken either at an unusual angle or situation, or at extreme close-up, do not qualify

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    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 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. 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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    Something older then I am.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 #4

    Moonbear

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    Okay, I'll give this one a try.
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    My friends at University of Michigan call it the "Big Pringle Thing." This was included in the directions of how to find the building we had a symposium in, and until I saw it, I had NO IDEA what they meant by a big Pringle thing. As soon as you see it, it becomes quite obvious. I had to take some photos of it, because it was so strange looking. I think it houses the mechanical room/equipment for the building right behind it in the photo.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 #5

    Janus

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    Used to belong to my dad.

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  7. Jul 16, 2008 #6

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    I found this "rock" while weeding my vegetable garden this afternoon. I don't think it's really a rock because of the curved striations in it. I'm assuming that it is fused glass because it has clear and amber layers, though I am at a loss to explain how a mix of glasses got hot enough to fuse so cleanly as this and then get fractured and ultimately end up in my garden. Very odd.
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  8. Jul 16, 2008 #7

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    Baking soda crystals on red glass. The area is actually smaller than a postage stamp...
     
  10. Jul 16, 2008 #9

    Moonbear

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    How did I know you were going to use the giant Bean as your entry photo? :biggrin:
     
  11. Jul 16, 2008 #10
    Campfire, brown and clear glass...my best guess
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 #11

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    It would have to be an awfully hot campfire in a reducing atmosphere to produce such a clean, uncontaminated lump of glass. You're probably right, though. Nobody up here (where wood is king!) would burn coal, which might have allowed the production of some glass slag like this.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2008 #12
    Hey, I see melted glass all the time in new mexico where the hicks shoot and burn everything up in the hills
     
  14. Jul 17, 2008 #13

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    People tend to wonder what the heck this thing is...

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  15. Jul 17, 2008 #14

    ZapperZ

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

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  16. Jul 17, 2008 #15

    Borek

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    Never used it personally :wink:
     
  17. Jul 17, 2008 #16

    ~christina~

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    Old point and shoot camera= lots of noise
     
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