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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 05:35 PM

****** September contest theme is, Another Roadside Attraction.*******

Last edited Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:05 PM - Edit history (1)

Entries will open on September 14, and will run for one week. Prelim voting and final voting will be three days each.

"Roadside attraction" as defined for this contest is, a small independent business along the the roadway. The more quirky and kitschy the better. Keep editing to the minimum. Enjoy

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Reply ****** September contest theme is, Another Roadside Attraction.******* (Original post)
alfredo Sep 2015 OP
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #1
elleng Sep 2015 #2
alfredo Sep 2015 #14
Tom Kitten Sep 2015 #3
alfredo Sep 2015 #5
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #7
Tom Kitten Sep 2015 #10
Old Codger Sep 2015 #11
Mira Sep 2015 #4
alfredo Sep 2015 #9
Mira Sep 2015 #12
alfredo Sep 2015 #13
CC Sep 2015 #6
alfredo Sep 2015 #8
Lorien Sep 2015 #15
alfredo Sep 2015 #16
mnhtnbb Sep 2015 #20
alfredo Sep 2015 #26
bluedigger Sep 2015 #17
Blue_In_AK Sep 2015 #18
alfredo Sep 2015 #19
Agschmid Sep 2015 #21
Mira Sep 2015 #22
alfredo Sep 2015 #23
fizzgig Sep 2015 #24
alfredo Sep 2015 #25
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #27
alfredo Sep 2015 #28
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #29
alfredo Sep 2015 #30
Agschmid Sep 2015 #31
alfredo Sep 2015 #32
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #36
Mira Sep 2015 #33
alfredo Sep 2015 #34
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #35
alfredo Sep 2015 #37
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #38
alfredo Sep 2015 #39

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 05:36 PM

1. I think I need another hint.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 06:41 PM

2. GOT IT!

Been wondering about it for MONTHS!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:45 AM

14. If you live by the coast or near a lake, there should be some picturesque shops

and restaurants near you.

We have one very interesting diner.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 06:49 PM

3. Uh oh

The very first photo I took with a digital camera ...

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:39 PM

5. Lost your digital virginity to a caveman.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:21 AM

7. Brings back memories.

I lived in Grants Pass for 20 years or so. My 3 kids all graduated from Hidden Valley High. That's been at least 30 years ago.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:34 AM

10. memories!

Somewhere in my closet I have a box of slides I took from the sidelines at the 1977 Gladstone-Hidden Valley Class AA State Championship Football game. (I went to Gladstone, we won, yay ) Your mentioning Hidden Valley triggered that memory! I hadn't thought of that for a good twenty years.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:59 AM

11. Grants Pass

 

Caveman

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:41 PM

4. You've done it

I'm utterly intrigued. This won't be as easy as it seems, but eminently doable. I like the way you think, Alfredo. Good one!

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Response to Mira (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:30 AM

9. Thanks. It's a Tom Robbins novel.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 06:44 AM

12. For me

it was about even cowgirls getting the blues..........

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Response to Mira (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:17 AM

13. Skinny legs and all was really good too.

I think I still have a copy somewhere.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 10:59 PM

6. Makes me want to dig

for an old Gatorland print. Specially since I am no where near Gatorland now.


Kicking myself, I should of taken a photo of South of the Border when we went by a couple weeks ago. lol

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Response to CC (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:27 AM

8. It's a good reason to hit the secondary roads near you.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 04:16 PM

15. We have an unfair advantage here in Flori-duh





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Response to Lorien (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 05:40 PM

16. That's OK, as long as you don't abuse it.

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Response to Lorien (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 10:17 AM

20. You really do!

I am wracking my brains trying to think of something near here.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 08:50 AM

26. It doesn't have to be a business. It could be a yard decorated with concrete statues and such.

A funny sign would suffice. There was a sign on a fence advertising "used cows." A bubblegum colored house against a blue sky would be marvelous. If you see it from the road/street, it is fair game.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:18 PM

17. Cool.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 12:51 AM

18. I'll have to dig out my photo

Of "Wal-Mike's" up at Trapper Creek.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 10:13 AM

19. That's the spirit.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 10:41 AM

21. Sounds good!

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:13 PM

22. I might have mine already

took it today.
I had to shake hands, introduce myself, explain why I'm in the neighborhood, and finally worked my way to saying there was a contest coming up and I needed a photo of their attractive roadside attraction store, was it maybe please OK to take a few shots. All this is not what I usually do, I just beg forgiveness, not so much ask permission.
I'm tickled.

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Response to Mira (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 11:12 PM

23. I can't wait to see the entries. I love the little store. So comforting.

This place is in our town. The pharmacy has closed, but it lives on as a liquor store.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bondurants-pharmacy



It has a big vertical conveyor for the drugs. It was pretty neat.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 01:23 AM

24. great theme

i have some places in mind already and i just happen to be driving past all of them next weekend.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 09:21 AM

25. You don't even need to leave the city limits to find some good subjects

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 02:00 AM

27. What's the policy on post-processing?

I got a nice shot, but I'd like to "antique" it and turn it into a vintage-looking photo befitting the subject matter.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 08:44 AM

28. That's fine. Editing within reason is OK with me.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 12:04 PM

29. I'll go ahead and submit it when the time comes, and if it's over the top

just tell me, and I'll submit a different image instead.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 06:40 PM

30. Antique/sepia leaves the image generally intact. Turning it into a fractal would be too much.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 07:14 PM

31. Tough one so far... But I've got some going.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 09:47 PM

32. Easy is boring.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:36 PM

36. I traveled for 18 hours on Friday. I got my entry and then some.

I would have gladly went with easy.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 10:41 AM

33. Alfredo

will you be stating that you want "quirky or kitschy"?

I took the photo of the road side business I mentioned (where I had to park, gently approach, introduce myself and beg for the photo) and I am holding it in abeyance for the contest. Then I ran across another that is kitsch as kitsch can.......
So now I'm torn.

I think the photographers, and the voters, need to get back to keeping their eye on the theme a bit better. Lately I think we have lost our way at times and submitted pretty photos that are only peripherally related to the theme and have gotten away with it.

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Response to Mira (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:06 PM

34. It doesn't matter, it just has to be interesting.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:30 PM

35. Mira's question is also my question today. Because do I have kitsch!

So, mention it! (Pretty please, with sugar on top)


Thank you.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 03:14 PM

37. A roadside attraction doesn't have to be kitsch, but any attraction, profound or profane is OK.

One man's kitsch is another's primitive art.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #37)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 03:28 PM

38. Well, OK. I separate kitsch from primitive art.

But I take your point.

I got loads of quirk and kitsch.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 09:44 PM

39. I can't wait to see these little pieces of America.

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