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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:21 PM

January 2013 Photo Contest Theme is...

Last edited Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Hello Everyone!

The theme for the January 2013 Photo Contest will be: Lost or Discarded Items.

Lost or discarded items are objects people have dropped/lost while out. Things people have thrown away. Things you see on the street and other places like shoes, toys, furniture, etc.. You may even have your own idea about what is lost or discarded. Go for it!


Submissions will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 16th and end Saturday afternoon, January 19th - or until we reach 30 entries. Whichever comes first. If we do not get 30 entries the number of submissions received will be divided into 3 preliminary threads and voting will proceed as usual. Prelims will begin shortly after submissions are closed. Prelims will last 72 hours. The Final will be posted shortly after Prelims close and will also run for 72 hours. I'll post the results shortly after that.



About entries:

Entries can be in Color or Black & White. No Sepia. No Infrared. No HDR. I will allow Focal B&W. Focal B&W is a B&W photo with a splash of well placed color.





(Picasa - free and easy photo editor - if you need one.)


Entries should adhere to the Pixel/File size rule. ( "no larger than 800 pixels in its longest dimension and under 250K in file size" ) I will allow some wiggle room on file size but not on dimensions.

If the group wants to change either pixel or file size allowed, then a poll/thread should be started so everyone can vote on and discuss any changes. I will not be starting that poll. I've got my hands full already. If the rule is changed prior to the 16th, the new rule will apply to the January contest. I know there has been some discussion on a change but nothing definitive was decided.

Celebration has a "How to...for running contests" thread which gives some background on contests and how the rules came to be.



I hope everyone is excited by this month's theme. I know I'm looking forward to seeing the submissions.

Happy Shooting!

Thank you,

Solly Mack


ETA: alfredo reminded me that file size was changed to 250k. I changed my post to reflect that. Thank you, alfredo!

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Reply January 2013 Photo Contest Theme is... (Original post)
Solly Mack Jan 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #1
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #3
Mira Jan 2013 #4
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #6
alfredo Jan 2013 #12
Celebration Jan 2013 #5
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #7
alfredo Jan 2013 #8
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #9
alfredo Jan 2013 #10
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #11
alfredo Jan 2013 #13
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #14
Callalily Jan 2013 #15
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #16
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #17
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #18
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #19
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #20
bluedigger Jan 2013 #21
alfredo Jan 2013 #22
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #23
alfredo Jan 2013 #24

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. Great idea!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:36 PM

2. I like it. A group filled with creative people is going to produce

some wonderful photos. I can't wait to see them.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:59 PM

3. DU has some of the most talented people I've ever known.

Yep. I'm looking forward to seeing this group.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:45 PM

4. You are already doing such an admirable job, Solly.

I look forward to this one a whole lot, and hope for a good fight.
Though it was a blast to see you soar through to the top in the last one....

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Response to Mira (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:56 PM

6. Thank you, Mira.

I can't wait to see the entries!

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Response to Mira (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:29 PM

12. I can't wait for a chance to hit the streets. I'm battling an inner ear infection that

has given me some vertigo, but when good day comes around I have ideas as to where to go with this subject.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:47 PM

5. Wow, great detail!!

Good job.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:57 PM

7. Thanks, Celebration...for everything!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. I've been saving mine at 250k because some of the past had changed to 250k.

Will that be above your threshold?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:07 PM

9. 250k is fine.

In fact, I'll edit my thread to make that the baseline.

Thanks!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:18 PM

10. Thanks.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:21 PM

11. No. Thank you! I wasn't thinking.

I kept an old link w/rules for informational purposes (my own) and didn't think to change it/update it. Thank you for bringing that to my attention!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:30 PM

13. No problem here. Being a good Democrat I would have flaunted the rules anyway.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:33 PM

14. Alrighty then.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:51 AM

15. Exciting and challenging

theme! Hope to get out this weekend and snoop around town!

Thanks Solly for all your time, effort, hard work and diligence. Please know that it is much appreciated.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:22 AM

16. Thanks, Callalily.

I hope everyone ha s a fun time with theme. I know the photos will be amazing.

Enjoy your snooping about!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:42 PM

17. Allllllrighty then!

I like it too! prmmmph! prmmmmph! .....I might have to dig in the archives for this one...


And CONGRATULATIONS SOLLY! Great winning photo in December!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:48 PM

18. Thanks, SD.

I truly hope everyone has a lot of fun with the theme. I just know the submissions will be great.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:58 PM

19. There is always the option of skipping the archive

and shooting something new.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:53 PM

20. and that too! :)

I just wasn't sure if I'd get a chance to get out and about... but I like the way you're thinking!!

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:09 PM

21. I haven't seen the ground for a month.

Maybe I can find something really big that somebody lost.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:56 PM

22. Sickness and sucky weather has kept me from going out, but I did find some things close to home.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:14 PM

23. Looking forward to your submission.

Still wet here.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:16 PM

24. I'm going out tomorrow as soon as the roads clear.

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