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PF Photo Contest - Your city/neighborhood (Apr 27 - May 5, 2006)

  1. Apr 27, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    I ran this past Evo, and she thought it was a good idea. Mind you, the last time she said that to one of my ideas here in GD, it resulted in the never-ending Disney thread! :)

    Here's how it will work:

    1. A theme will be given during the photo contest period.

    2. Any digital photo relevant to the theme will be accepted. In case there's a grey area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

    3. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 pixels. 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 if you wish.

    4. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack.

    5. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

    6. Only ONE picture per member per contest.

    7. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

    8. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, and there's a limit in a single thread to the number of poll options I can do, I will do the polling in more than one threads. 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.

    9. I'd like to play along too, so I hope no one minds that even though I'm running this, I'd like to submit my pictures as well. So can I? Huh? Huh?

    10. These pictures should 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.

    11. We will probably have to refine our rules here as we go along. I'm sure there's plenty of things that I missed.

    If that is clear, here is our First PF Photo Contest:

    YOUR CITY/NEIGHBORHOOD.

    Any picture of where you live is accepted. This can be your neighborhood, your housing development, the village you live in, or the large metropolitan that you call home. Any picture that depicts something in your city/neighborhood is allowed.

    All pictures must be submitted to this thread only.

    Zz.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
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  3. Apr 27, 2006 #2

    JasonRox

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    Great idea.

    An idea for polling though.

    If there are lots of pictures, why not do playoff type thing? Like the top 3 pictures in one thread vs. the top 3 in the other thread until you get down to one thread.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2006 #3
    By "digital photo" do you mean pics taken with a digital camera?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2006 #4

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    Yes, that will be done in one form or another, i.e. I may have a cut-off number of votes and will get all of those into a final poll.

    I also forgot to mention that these pictures should 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.

    I'll add that to the rules.

    Zz.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2006 #5

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    Or you can scan an old photo that you took. It just means that it is in digital form that you can upload online.

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  7. Apr 27, 2006 #6

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    Oooh, I should take pictures of my new neighbors. The horses disappeared last week and a herd of longhorns have moooved in. :bugeye:

    You know it's just a matter of time until one gets through the fence and gores me. :frown: I'll have the Evo Child submit that one.
     
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  8. Apr 27, 2006 #7
    Ok. Thanks.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2006 #8

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    ZapperZ, if a person lives in Orlando are they allowed to take pictures of Disney World? :rofl: :rofl:
     
  10. Apr 27, 2006 #9

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    Somehow, I knew this question would appear!

    :)

    I don't know about that. I suppose, in a grey area such as this, the picture would be allowed. In the end, it all comes down to the members who will be voting for the pictures. So I'll leave it up to them to decide.

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2006
  11. Apr 27, 2006 #10

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    OK, well... I was hoping someone would be the first person to upload a picture in our very first contest. Since no one objected to me also participating in the fun, here's my entry.

    This is the wonderful city of Chicago that I have lived in (on and off) since 1985.

    [​IMG]

    Zz.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2006
  12. Apr 27, 2006 #11

    matthyaouw

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    Great idea! I'll head into town with my camera at the weekend!
     
  13. Apr 27, 2006 #12
    One person collects things discarded, and makes them into a lawn display. Its taken down each week, and then another group of stuff is assembled. Its about 1/2 mile from my house, so I go by there, just to peek.

    [​IMG]

    This one he called Spring Cleaning.........Detroit
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
  14. Apr 27, 2006 #13

    ZapperZ

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    hypatia, could you upload this to one of the photo upload server? I cannot use this in the poll if you upload as an attachment.

    Zz.

    Edit: Well done, hypatia!
     
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  15. Apr 27, 2006 #14

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    Coney Island, taken with an infrared-pass filter with Kodak DC 120

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
  16. Apr 27, 2006 #15

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    cronxeh: you need to do the same also. Try uploading it to a photo upload server and then use the IMG command. PM me if you have trouble doing this.

    Zz.

    Edit: Ah, much better.
     
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  17. Apr 27, 2006 #16
    Is that NYC?
     
  18. Apr 27, 2006 #17

    Mk

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    I thought we had a theme? I haven't taken many pictures of Guam, though I should. This is my current background, I took last year in April.

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  19. Apr 27, 2006 #18

    Evo

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    I love it.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2006 #19

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    A picture I took at the beach back in India when I went there 4 months ago.

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
  21. Apr 27, 2006 #20

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