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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:02 AM
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~~~COMMENT THREAD for the MARCH Photo Contest. Theme: "Main Street"~~~
Please use this thread for comments on photos submitted here
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:16 AM
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1. OK, I will
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:35 AM
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2. Me - I'm just scared to death
I'm gonna screw this up... My thanks to JeffR in getting me this far!


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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:12 AM
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3. Don't worry. We're a friendly clan.
When I hosted I proved that even counting to 30 was beyond my skill set. Use the preview option on DU before posting the polls as a check. Blow the whole thing utterly and completely, and you'll get a lot of supportive hugs.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:22 AM
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4. Don't worry, we won't laugh in your face.
we'll do it behind your back. Winning in the real world is a good thing, but in DU World we turn the rules on their head.

This is actually the "The nail that sticks up gets hammered down" photo contest. You excel and we will give you a thankless task.

Of course the winner gets to select the theme. Revenge is sweet.
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:35 PM
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5. hot damn
submissions are about half full already and they are kick butt good...

Wonderful stuff folks!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:52 AM
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7. It would be nice to have a full 30 submissions.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:47 PM
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6. Someday I will have the camera of my dreams
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 10:49 PM by Whoa_Nelly
Until then, am still using a little ol' point 'n' shoot...and I keep entering here just because it's fun.

I know I haven't posted much in recent months...almost moved back to Tucson in search of employment, and during the last possible week to stay here, I did get employment here in CA teaching SpEd high school Algebra, and that alone has kept me damn busy...not to mention that the lovely teen population (or someone out there) gave me the flu for a week after my first week and a half of teaching on top of a tooth infection, and now am just getting over a lovely bronchial infection, and stuill worked all week... gah!

Spring Break after this next week! :woohoo:
Am headed back out on the road to both northern and southern AZ!
Gonna be a great road trip! :bounce:

Anyway...thanks for being here, DU Photogs!
I :loveya: much!

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:21 PM
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11. I like your entry very much.
Those that have never been to the southwest might not appreciate how common that scene is.

:hi: :hug:

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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:43 AM
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8. mth44sc, I hate to do this to you
but I'd like to change my entry if I may. With your permission, I'll delete the first photo and put up a second one.
Despite the theme being a flexible one, I still feel like I'm competing in the wrong contest with the first entry.

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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:47 AM
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9. No problemo n/t
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:36 PM
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12. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:52 PM
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10. One of the worst probs can be sizing- for example I use FLICKR
Original is way too big for contests here... as is large...

Medium tends to be too small... :(

Thanks for the resize: mth44sc
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:38 PM
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13.  Wow! These submissions are great
I'm not going to make it on this contest, but I think this Main Street theme is wonderful. I would like to see a Main Street thread a little later in the year. Not limited to one photo of "your" main street, but show us, with however many photos it takes, your Main Street.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:38 PM
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14. And main street is more than the buildings. There's people and the
impact they have on their space.
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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 02:38 AM
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15. Thought I had something picked out then I saw the entries
:yoiks:

Have to go dig deeper to see if I can find anything that won't stink up this excellent group of photos.
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:38 PM
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16. 8 more entries available
Act fast - or ya might hate yourself in the morning...

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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 12:22 AM
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17. Not making predictions yet, but
if WannaJumpMyScooter's entry doesn't get to the top 3 finalists, well, there just is no God.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 01:09 PM
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18. I agree, JeffR
That is one haunting photo. Congrats to WannaJump ... it looks like a winner to me.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 01:43 PM
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19. Same goes for JeffR's photo.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:53 PM
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22. Doomed to be an also-ran, I think,
but thanks.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:29 AM
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24. I think it will really catch people's eye.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:36 AM
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25. That it caught one person's eye is satisfaction enough
:)

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:09 AM
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26. Even if it is your own.
If you do it for others, it shows. It's all about what you see and how you see it (emotional and intellectual connection).
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 10:20 PM
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21. 2 or 3 would be fine.... 1 would be a disaster
I don't think I could run this show
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:03 AM
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23. I loved coming in second once
:rofl:

but your photo might, and should, do better than second. It's a shame to have to see it reduced for web display. If I'm guessing right, the full-sized version must be really rich. But even reduced, the image's power still comes right through. It's emotionally resonant, it captures a poignant slice of the here and now, and it's very astutely framed. There are some really fine entries here, but I know which photo I'm rooting for.

And heck yes, you could run a contest.

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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 05:52 PM
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20. just 24 more hours
before posting closes on the MARCH Photo Contest!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:50 PM
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27. Really incredible photos everybody
This was a really hard one to pick. So many interesting interpretations of the theme. Love It!!
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