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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 01:23 PM Feb 2016

*****February Photo Contest Preliminaries Thread #2*****

Come vote for your favorite photos! There are two threads to vote in so make sure you check out both and please help keep these polls kicked.

Poll Thread #1: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027635734

The theme this month was Back to the Future: Stuff that used to be considered the cutting edge of technology - things, places, etc which at one time were the awesome newest tech on earth and now are abandoned to the past.

This is the preliminary vote on all entries then there will be a final vote based on the results of these two polls.

The winner of the contest agrees to host the next month's contest (or recruit someone else to host the contest), and pick the next month's theme. The host of the monthly contest cannot enter the contest they are hosting.

Note: This contest is posted in GD with permission from Skinner.


An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.

#1 Reading and writing and arithmetic

#2 Juicer

#3 In Case Of Fire

#4 Astronomical Clock (1410 AD)-- Ready for the Time Machine

#5 The Old Bombay Mills

#6 Roots of Power

#7 Old Red

#8 The day the Singing stopped

#9 Wind Power!

44 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
#1 Reading and writing and arithmetic
4 (9%)
#2 Juicer
2 (5%)
#3 In Case Of Fire
1 (2%)
#4 Astronomical Clock
9 (20%)
#5 The Old Bombay Mills
1 (2%)
#6 Roots of Power
9 (20%)
#7 Old Red
1 (2%)
#8 The day the Singing stopped
12 (27%)
#9 Wind Power!
5 (11%)
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Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
*****February Photo Contest Preliminaries Thread #2***** (Original Post) 2naSalit Feb 2016 OP
K & R femmocrat Feb 2016 #1
Great theme this month! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #2
Nice work everybody! 2naSalit Feb 2016 #3
Kick NV Whino Feb 2016 #4
Great pics! bigwillq Feb 2016 #5
Kick Catbird Feb 2016 #6
Knr alfredo Feb 2016 #7
k&r montana_hazeleyes Feb 2016 #8
... 2naSalit Feb 2016 #9
Every single one of these are winners! countryjake Feb 2016 #10
Too bad one cannot more than once. longship Feb 2016 #11
K&R n/t Dalai_1 Feb 2016 #12
Kick dmr Feb 2016 #13
Kick Mira Feb 2016 #14
K&R Solly Mack Feb 2016 #15
Won't say what's my favorite.....all are perfect for the topic... eom a kennedy Feb 2016 #16
... Mira Feb 2016 #17
kick pics! . . . n/t annabanana Feb 2016 #18
Good morning kick! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #19
Kick Mira Feb 2016 #20
Time for a bump! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #21
Kick Mira Feb 2016 #22
Kick. nt Curmudgeoness Feb 2016 #23
Kick mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #24
Good morning kick! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #25
Kicking nt LiberalElite Feb 2016 #26
Back to the top! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #27
Vote for me! Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2016 #28
Kick Mira Feb 2016 #29
kickety countryjake Feb 2016 #30
This one is difficult. Aerows Feb 2016 #35
I really really like the stone shell of that old mill, #5... countryjake Feb 2016 #39
My apologies to #3, In Case of Fire OriginalGeek Feb 2016 #31
K alfredo Feb 2016 #32
Friday night kick! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #33
This is a hard contest Aerows Feb 2016 #34
K & R Liberal_Dog Feb 2016 #36
very very good. . . . .n/t annabanana Feb 2016 #37
... 2naSalit Feb 2016 #38
A few more hours..to vote in the preliminaries! mnhtnbb Feb 2016 #40
k alfredo Feb 2016 #41
Kick Mira Feb 2016 #42


(39,961 posts)
35. This one is difficult.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 09:18 PM
Feb 2016

I loved both #4 and #6.

These dang things get more difficult as the DU photographers get better.

It's getting to be like picking between the moon and the sun.


(8,554 posts)
39. I really really like the stone shell of that old mill, #5...
Sat Feb 27, 2016, 01:16 AM
Feb 2016

but the desolation of the one with the sewing machine had to be my final pick...I hear that room.

We had (and used) an old treadle Singer when I was a kid, the poor thing is still sitting out in the summer kitchen on my folks' property, dead quiet now, just like them.

I also loved the remains of that old powerhouse, #6. It was my first choice before I scrolled on down, ha! The coloring of it is what I think is most striking, the moss...besides I'm pretty sure I've been down there to it, if it's the one I think it is, in Oregon. I've always been a nut for viewing old hydro-electric ruins, the rusted generators, the giant transformers, the quiet turbines.

Every one of these are winners, in my book. Impossible choice!


(12,132 posts)
31. My apologies to #3, In Case of Fire
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:57 PM
Feb 2016

I picked you. The one I pick never wins. Sorry about that. It's a neat picture though.



(39,961 posts)
34. This is a hard contest
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 09:16 PM
Feb 2016

#4 I chose because it was so neat, but #6 is also compelling.

It seems bad to pick between them because they were both so awesome!

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