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(82,012 posts)
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 06:27 PM Feb 2016

Soliciting Suggested Themes For February Photo Contest--UPDATED

Last edited Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:25 PM - Edit history (3)

Hi everyone, this is my virgin run at hosting the contest and I would like to see what should be the theme. I have some ideas to offer but someone might have something better. Since it's winter and February at that, I was hoping to incorporate a February tone with something fun.

So here we go...

I will decide Monday or Tuesday and take the next steps shortly afterward.

ETA: I changed three of the selections (#7) because those option didn't work. Feel free to change your selection if you like.

I'll leave this up for the weekend at least.


1 vote, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Natural (accidental) faces...like a face in a cloud or-?
1 (100%)
Power lines
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Snowy shots
0 (0%)
Something that gives you a chill - be creative
0 (0%)
Other... please make a suggestion in comments
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Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
Soliciting Suggested Themes For February Photo Contest--UPDATED (Original Post) 2naSalit Feb 2016 OP
'Cold' elleng Feb 2016 #1
Yeah, I had something else 2naSalit Feb 2016 #6
I just got some great "cold" shots Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #10
Oooh 2naSalit Feb 2016 #11
At Chena Hot Springs Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #12
Not sure about doing snow/winter CC Feb 2016 #2
Also, hard as it may be for some of you to believe... Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #3
Sorry, not sure what I was thinking... 2naSalit Feb 2016 #7
Utilities = pipes, lines and cables that power our lives alfredo Feb 2016 #4
Thank you! 2naSalit Feb 2016 #8
You're welcomed.That's broad enough to encompass power lines and USB cables. alfredo Feb 2016 #15
Oaky... 2naSalit Feb 2016 #16
I put them in a plain text file along with the title, then copy and paste into the polls. alfredo Feb 2016 #17
Thanks, it will be fun 2naSalit Feb 2016 #21
Once you nail it, you will feel good. Just look to the "alphas" for help. alfredo Feb 2016 #22
Back to the Future... catnhatnh Feb 2016 #5
Oh that's a cool idea 2naSalit Feb 2016 #9
I kind of like the power-lines, CC Feb 2016 #13
That's a good idea. alfredo Feb 2016 #18
This sounds like a great idea. Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #19
On the wind in February Snowflakes float still, elleng Feb 2016 #14
I like catnhatnh's Back to the Future idea. Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #20
I voted for something Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2016 #23
Noted. 2naSalit Feb 2016 #24
I voted "other"--I like the drippy idea. CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2016 #25


(82,012 posts)
6. Yeah, I had something else
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:36 PM
Feb 2016

to put there, I think it was "icy stuff" - and then I typed in "winter" instead. Oh well, maybe someone will recommend "icy stuff".


(82,012 posts)
11. Oooh
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:22 PM
Feb 2016

I saw the one you posted from the ice sculpture event, the one with the lights at night, really liked that.

I was planning to leave this out there over the weekend, think I should exchange that for one of the stadium stinkers on the list? I could do that now, it's not like votes can't be changed.


(46,436 posts)
12. At Chena Hot Springs
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:30 AM
Feb 2016

they have an ice museum that is constructed entirely of ice and is filled with all kinds of really cool ice carvings. For $15 you can have an appletini served at the ice bar in ice cocktail glasses. There are four "rooms" you can stay in for $600 a night, if you're so inclined - I think the beds were covered with caribou hides so you don't feel the cold too much. There's even an ice chapel with an ice lectern if you want to get married there. It was pretty amazing and I got some nice shots. It's frozen year round, somehow using the geothermal power there. Wednesday night we saw some nice auroras, and we spent quite a bit of time in the hot springs pool which was wonderful, nice and toasty while the ambient air temp was right around 0. We really had a good time out there. The resort is totally self-sufficient using geothermal power, and they grow all their own produce all year in the greenhouse. The food in the restaurant was wonderful. Here's a link to their website. http://www.chenahotsprings.com You might like to vacation there sometime.

We're back in Fairbanks now (with Internet - yea) and will be watching the start of the Yukon Quest, the "other" 1,000 mile sled dog race that runs between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, YT, tomorrow. The start of the race alternates between the two cities, so last year we were up here for the finish, this year for the start. It's warmer than last year, so pretty comfortable, which is nice because Fairbanks is known for their -40 degree winters. Right now it's 0 which is pleasant. Sunday we'll ride back to Anchorage on the train.

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
3. Also, hard as it may be for some of you to believe...
Reply to CC (Reply #2)
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:21 PM
Feb 2016

...not all of us get snowed on. I had to drive three hours to get my recent snow images.


(82,012 posts)
7. Sorry, not sure what I was thinking...
Reply to CC (Reply #2)
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:38 PM
Feb 2016

actually I was thinking "icy stuff" but somehow put winter. Doesn't matter, I won't select that option for the theme. I think I can edit that, thanks for mentioning.


(59,996 posts)
15. You're welcomed.That's broad enough to encompass power lines and USB cables.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:33 AM
Feb 2016

The earlier suggestion just needed a better title.


(82,012 posts)
16. Oaky...
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:38 AM
Feb 2016

I didn't word it quite that way in the poll but will take it under advisement when explaining the theme... was my thinking. I haven't run a poll before so this is fun and interesting. sorry about all the edits but I think I have a good idea how to handle them now.

The part where I'll really need some help it posting the photos in the polls during the actual contest.


(59,996 posts)
17. I put them in a plain text file along with the title, then copy and paste into the polls.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:06 PM
Feb 2016

Make sure it is plain text, an RTF will mung up the urls.


(59,996 posts)
22. Once you nail it, you will feel good. Just look to the "alphas" for help.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 03:27 PM
Feb 2016

My experience is very thin.


(8,976 posts)
5. Back to the Future...
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:23 PM
Feb 2016

Stuff that used to be considered the cutting edge of technology. Alarm clocks that flip over little printed numbers like a rolodex...betamax players...you know-like world of the future stuff from the '64 Worlds Fair....


(8,039 posts)
13. I kind of like the power-lines,
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 02:36 AM
Feb 2016

pipelines, etc. idea.

As for the seasonal overlap, it happens a lot. Before we had the seasonal we got the suggestion of whatever season almost monthly. Cold would work without being a winter theme and would work worldwide.

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