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POLL: Theme for August Photography Contest. Please vote!

And a big Thank You to DUer's flotsam, Laura PourMeADrink, mnhtnbb, Behind the Aegis, edhopper, and JustFiveMoreMinutes for responding to the call!

And now...(drum roll)...in the order received:

Theme suggestions and schedule for August photo contest

Do you have a particular theme that you would like to see as the subject of the August photo contest? If you do, then post it in this thread.

I'll plan on leaving this thread open for suggestions until we have 10 themes to choose from (too many?), or until the evening of the 28th (whichever comes first).

I will post a poll of themes on the morning of the 29th, and let voting run until midnight on the 31st. In the event of a tie for 1st place, I will make the final decision.

The morning of August 1st I will announce the winning theme, and encourage all to get out there and shoot!

Submission thread will be opened on August 6, and will remain open thru August 20, or until we get 30 entries (whichever comes first).

Preliminary voting will run from the 21st thru the 23rd.

Final voting will run from the 24th thru the 26th.

Winners announced, and torch passed, on the 27th.

Does this seem like a reasonable plan? Open to all suggestions, as long as they don't involve me injuring myself, or publicly humiliating myself in some way.

Building fronts along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice

Building fronts along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice

Random stuff

San Francisco Bay; looking across Ft. Baker and the Presidio Marina (from Vista Point on the Marin side of the Golden Gate) toward Berkeley and Albany on the far shore. The line of grayish-white structures on the shoreline below the tanker are old gun battery positions that used to be part of the bay's defensive system.




I'm really not sure why I like this image as much as I do. I caught it at a small outdoor market in Barcelona. The day was very hot and humid, and the lady was using the fan to cool off. If you also find this photo interesting, please comment as to what you like about it.




Some balconies on a building front in Barcelona.








Looking up

Looking up


This is the ‘Pont del Bisbe‘ or ‘Bishop’s Bridge’ in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. A neo-Gothic structure built in 1928.

Roman Forum, Temple of Romulus

Temple of Romulus (circa. 307 CE)


Description of the Temple of Romulus

A brick faced concrete building with a concrete dome, the temple of Romulus incorporates elements brought from earlier buildings. Known as spolia, this re-use of early fragments was to become characteristics of Roman work of this date notable in early Christian buildings. At the temple of Romulus the bronze doors and their marble frame were brought from a Severan building of ad 200, while the flanking columns of red porphyry and the carved lintel over them came from other sources. The building was flanked by two long apsidal halls, now largely disappeared save for the two Carystian green marble columns, also spolia, of the right hand porch. Spolia is the re-use of earlier building material or decorative sculpture on new monuments. The building is located between the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the Basilica of Maxentius.
https://sites.google.com/site/honorslatinivromanforumproject/temple-of-romulus

Barcelona flat.

I liked the light in this.

Barcelona Building Front

Blew the sky out, but the glass on this place was impressive (I don't recall the building's use).

Barcelona Building Front









Pete the Peacock

Pete the Peacock, Angels Camp, California
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