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VOTE - Lighthouse

VOTE - Lighthouse

Poll closed Nov 21, 2006.
  1. Integral

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. hypatia

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. larkspur

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Janus

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  5. ZapperZ

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. GeoMike

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  1. Nov 16, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    It was a small number of entries this time, but not lacking in quality, I'm sure.

    Please vote for the picture that represents our theme the best. The main subject of that picture has to be a lighthouse.

    1. Integral
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    2. hypatia
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    3. larkspur
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    4. Janus
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    5. ZapperZ
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    6. GeoMike
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    Contest Thread

    Zz.
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2006 #2
    I went with Zz for the overall feel of his pic.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2006 #3

    arildno

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    Lighthouses in nice weather??
    NO!
    I think Integral's photo best captures the dramatic setting of the light-house, along with a sense of austere solitude
     
  5. Nov 16, 2006 #4
    Had to go with integral, but of course as usual they were all great, good job everyone.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2006 #5

    Hootenanny

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    Janus has mine for his different...er... perspective :wink:
     
  7. Nov 16, 2006 #6
    All nice pictures of lighthouses for sure. But when considering functionality the winning picture should have been a operative light house in the dark and bad weather, showing their real functionality.

    Darn, I'm not in Holland or I would have shot some light houses, but anyway.

    Integral came closest to depicting the functionality. nice pic.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2006 #7

    Integral

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    I have just made reservations to stay in the Bed and Breakfast which originally was the lightkeepers house. It is just off the right edge of my pic.

    If the weather gods be with us I will get a closer pic with some action. Ideal weather would be a beautiful sunny day :rofl: for the 2hr drive, then 1 hour after we check in.... a raging Pacific storm with a minimum of 50MPH gusts and 50' breakers on the rocks!
     
  9. Nov 17, 2006 #8
    oooooh this is a tough one....!!! I think I will go for ZZ the blue sky just captured me.

    Integrals is a neat shot too.
    Hypatia has a good one....
    :cry: Oh! I still can't decide:mad:
     
  10. Nov 17, 2006 #9

    Office_Shredder

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    I feel the pictures are generally a bit weak. I would go with either integral or geomike... when I think lighthouse, I expect to see a solitude of civilization hard against the expanse of the violent sea.

    EDIT: I see everyone else agrees with me :)
     
  11. Nov 17, 2006 #10

    Moonbear

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    I went with Janus for his unique perspective.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2006 #11

    verty

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    What theme?
     
  13. Nov 17, 2006 #12

    Office_Shredder

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    Read the next sentence
    or the title
    Or the heading of the poll
    It's a bit tough, but I think they buried the theme in there somewhere
     
  14. Nov 17, 2006 #13

    verty

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    It didn't seem to imply that the lighthouse was the theme. I took it to mean the theme of this site, Physics Forums. (this was before I asked what the theme was)

    I chose picture 3. I thought the majority of the picture shows murky wilderness which represents the average Joe who basically lives in ignorance, whereas the lighthouse is a beacon which represents those excellent few who are not satisfied with the mundane. Those are the people who visit physics forums, and although for some the lighthouse may not have stood out in that picture, for me it is the focal point, elegant manmade structure dominating murky nature.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2006 #14
    I went with Integral for the same reason a arildno.

    -GeoMike-
     
  16. Nov 18, 2006 #15
    I liked Janus'
     
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