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PF Photo Contest - What Time Is It? (9/15-9/21)

  1. Sep 15, 2018 #1

    ZapperZ

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    What Time Is It?

    We are back!

    Before we went on hiatus, I asked for how heavy you are. To bookend the hiatus, I will now ask for what time it is.

    The theme is on time-measuring device. Your photo must clearly show a device that measures either a period of time (egg-timer, pendulum, stopwatch) or tells you the time of day directly (clock, sundial).

    Please note: The device must be designed exclusively to tell time or to measure time period. It should not be a device that has been designed to do other things as well. So your microwave oven, your smartphone, your tablet, etc. that can also tell you the time do not qualify.

    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. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

    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. Sep 16, 2018 #2

    Wrichik Basu

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    Clock tower in Hazarduari Palace complex, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India:

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    Read the full travelogue here.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2018 #3

    jtbell

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    Surely every physicist recognizes this one. :biggrin:

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  5. Sep 16, 2018 #4

    fresh_42

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    And for all others it's written in the picture.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2018 #5

    davenn

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    I had to google Zytglogge to find out where it was :)

    We live and learn :smile:

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  7. Sep 16, 2018 #6

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    It is likely the most photographed site in Bern. But if there wasn't the bus or tram station, I wouldn't have known its name. I guess the closer things are the less you know about them.

    Edit: It's interesting to see what is written there: "zyt - glogg" where "glogg" is essentially still the same word as "clock". I haven't found where the English version of "zyt" for "time" has gone. "Time" is definitely the Latin "tempus" and "zyt" is old German for "section" which is again Latin. So where has "zyt" gone to?
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2018 #7

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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  9. Sep 21, 2018 #8

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  10. Sep 21, 2018 #9

    Borek

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    And now for something different.

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  11. Sep 22, 2018 #10

    morrobay

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    IMG_20180922_131241.jpg

    The drawback on this early edition on cloudy day it does not work. If it was sunny the bamboos shadow would be along straw. N = 12
     
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