Photo Contest - Into The Great Wide Open (4/4-4/10)

In summary, the photo contest has a theme of "Into The Great Wide Open" and is open for submissions through a designated form on the contest website. There are no restrictions on the type of camera that can be used and only one photo per person can be submitted. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges based on creativity, composition, and adherence to the theme.
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Into The Great Wide Open

This week's theme is the complete opposite of last week's Shelter in Place. This week, we are focusing on the great expanse of outdoor space. Show us a great, wide-open space of the outdoors where it feels as if you can now breath and no longer feel confined.

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. Size limitations: Your photo is only limited to the file size limitation set by PhysicsForums. However, your may want to consider reducing the size of your photo if the file size exceeds 1 Mb. If your file is being hosted elsewhere, I will have to see how it is being displayed here, and I may ask you to resize and resubmit if it causes problems.

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 withdrawal 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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Looking south along US-163 in Utah, on the way to Monument Valley.

[added] Upon looking at Google Maps just now, I discovered that this vantage point is known as "Forrest Gump Hill." I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never seen that movie. :sorry:
 
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, TX

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View from Holmenkollen, Oslo.
 
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lekh2003 said:
Holmenkollen, Oslo.
It looks like that area has developed a lot since I was there 42 years ago. My picture from what is probably the same location shows mostly forest.
 
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Claustrophobia en plein air.​

Northern edge of Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. The conex holds archery targets for disabled schoolchildren. The cactus and Joshua trees are indigenous to the high desert. I snapped a series of pictures turning around at the target range for disabled at DSRPC.
 
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Taken from the coastal mountain range in Chile, looking east towards the Andes. That's mist and low cloud in the valley between.
 
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From the tram on Mount Roberts in Juneau, Alaska.

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Helping @morrobay again this week to post his entry, since his Internet connection is hindered right now with the COVID-19 measures in his area of the world:

morrobay said:
Jomtien Beach
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jtbell said:
It looks like that area has developed a lot since I was there 42 years ago. My picture from what is probably the same location shows mostly forest.
Well, definitely. I also feel that Norway simply didn't have the resources or technology back then to actually build significantly into such a steep incline. But of course, finding oil changes things :P

Also 42 years ago, that's impressively long ago, before even my parents were born.
 
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kuruman said:
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, TX
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Palo Duro Canyon was famous in song and story even before Texas became part of the United States. The canyon figures heavily in Larry McMurtry's prequel novels to Lonesome Dove. The Comanche hunt game and graze their horses in the canyon. The Texas Rangers scout the Comanche and hide in the canyon cliffs.

Before the Comanche, Kiowa and Kickapoo tribes; long before the Spanish arrived; First Peoples hunted the abundant game animals also leaving their mark in the Palo Duro.
 
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ZapperZ said:
From the tram on Mount Roberts in Juneau, Alaska.

That's very familiar. Really enjoyed our cruise stop there last year
 
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Olympic peninsula seen over Hood canal.
 
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mathwonk said:
Olympic peninsula seen over Hood canal.
Very welcome soothing image. Thank you. :smile:
 
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I am glad you liked it. I feel the same. That sight makes me think of Psalm 121: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help..."
 
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I grew up on the Great Plains, so I'm used to open space. But the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean was something else.
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I remember a long discussion years ago, perhaps on PF, as to the perceptible differences between still photos of sunset on the West Coast versus morning on the East Coast. Artists described differences in hue, intensity, glow and many other painterly terms. Physics and EM folk agreed on the differences, citing temperature and atmospheric gradients of volume, moisture, mixing, etc. underlying the exquisite colors and shapes.

Notice the distinctive purple cylindrical cloud to the far right. I often reproduce such clouds in my sunset seascape paintings to the consternation of some viewers unaware of these backlit dense extended shapes.
 
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Mondayman said:
I grew up on the Great Plains, so I'm used to open space. But the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean was something else.View attachment 260276
The Pacific is amazing. The noise of it is just so powerful, that roar, unlike any other sea/ocean I've experienced.
(I'm not near the Pacific normally, just happened to spend a couple of years in a country with a pacific coast. Unforgettable and I miss that noise.)
 
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Klystron said:
I remember a long discussion years ago, perhaps on PF, as to the perceptible differences between still photos of sunset on the West Coast versus morning on the East Coast. Artists described differences in hue, intensity, glow and many other painterly terms. Physics and EM folk agreed on the differences, citing temperature and atmospheric gradients of volume, moisture, mixing, etc. underlying the exquisite colors and shapes.

Notice the distinctive purple cylindrical cloud to the far right. I often reproduce such clouds in my sunset seascape paintings to the consternation of some viewers unaware of these backlit dense extended shapes.
I have a whole roll of photos of the sunset that night. The sky was blue with dark clouds; the sun broke through and shone a great bright yellow across the bottoms of the clouds. As the sun disappeared the sky turned purple, with a beautiful red reflecting across the water. It was incredible to watch, right next to seeing the northern lights in North Alberta. I wish I could submit all the photos.
 
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Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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Related to Photo Contest - Into The Great Wide Open (4/4-4/10)

1. What is the theme of the photo contest?

The theme of this photo contest is "Into The Great Wide Open", which could include landscapes, nature, or outdoor adventures.

2. How can I enter the photo contest?

To enter the photo contest, you can submit your photo on the designated submission form on the contest website. Make sure to follow all guidelines and rules for submission.

3. Can I submit multiple photos?

Yes, most photo contests allow for multiple submissions per person. However, make sure to check the specific rules for this contest to see if there is a limit on the number of submissions.

4. What type of photo is most likely to win the contest?

The winning photo will likely be one that is visually stunning, unique, and captures the theme of "Into The Great Wide Open" in an interesting way. Judges will also look for technical aspects such as composition, lighting, and clarity.

5. What is the prize for winning the photo contest?

The prize for winning the photo contest may vary, but it is typically a cash prize or a photography-related prize such as camera equipment. Make sure to check the contest rules for specific details about the prize.

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