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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:05   #1
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heavy coats begone -- here comes the Spring 2012 XT Photo Contest

UPDATE !!!
Photo submission deadline extended to Tues 24 April @ 7:59 GMT


Hello fellow forumers:

Happy Spring! And welcome to this year's first photo contest.

Submission deadline:
Thursday 19 April, 2012 at 07:59 GMT

Spring 2012 Photo Contest Topic: "Surprise! Surprise!" *

* Photographs - taken by you --

1. from what you see right through the camera lens
2. about an altered state of your image
(e.g. illusions, look-alikes, macros and other camera tricks)
3. a joke, a story (hey, you have up to 3 pictures to create this)
4. As always, imagination welcome

GUIDELINES

Submitting

If you are intested in submitting your own work, you may

* Enter up to 3 pictures allowed per person
* Post up the link or the picture directly
* post your images in this thread
* All entries must be in by Thursday 19 April, 2012 at 07:59 GMT
* Only use pictures you photographed yourself
* All images must be Non-professional in nature
* It is alright to use Photoshop
* Please give each image a title
* Tell us about the camera/lenses/software you used
* Tell us about the time, place, how/why you took this and
* any other personal notes
* You may re-submit image(s) that have not been voted on

Voting

* Starts on Thursday 26 April and ends Thursday 10 May, 2012 (at 07:59 GMT)
* Anyone can vote, you don't have to have entered.
* Anyone can vote BUT you cannot vote for your own photo(s), kudos.
* State your preferences in this thread. We will tally them up
* Vote for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th favourites.
* 1st choice is worth 5 points
* 2nd choice is worth 4 points
* 3rd choice is worth 3 points
* 4th choice is worth 2 points
* 5th choice is worth 1 point
* It is mandatory that you vote for all 5 choices
* Please, Do Not Edit your votes, thank you
* Any Edited votes will be cancelled

Winning Images

* The image with most points wins the First Prize
* There are 5 winning categories: First, Second, Third, Fourth,
* and Honorable Mention
* Winners will be awarded Titles

About the XT Photo Contest

* You are witnessing the making of our third year of
* XT Photo Contests
* The Contest will take place every 2-3 months in the Art forum
* Each XT Photo Contest will feature a specific theme.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 22:53   #2
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beginning to work on my entries in the next couple o' days.
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In all fairness...if Carson35 IS allowed to copy & paste here..So can I !!!!

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Old March 29th, 2012, 22:12   #3
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Boyo encouraged me to enter this one after taking it just a few hours ago. This is my view of Lower Manhattan from my 18th floor office in Jersey city.

Taken with an iPhone.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 08:27   #4
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ah, so thats what clouds look like, glad they still exist, ive not seen a single cloud for days O_O

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Old March 31st, 2012, 23:17   #5
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I think I'm going to win this by default.
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ah, so thats what clouds look like, glad they still exist, ive not seen a single cloud for days O_O
Yes where is the rain/snow promised, the rivers and lakes and running dry in England at the moment.

About the 'funniest' surprise I've had in the last few months, was my baby daughter taking off her nappy full of the brown stuff and lobbing over her bedroom, and looking as pleased as punch. Not sure that would go down too well as a picture, but it was a BIG SURPRISE!
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I think I'm going to win this by default.
The photo contest is always slow to get going. Everyone usually wants to scout the competition before entering their pics.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:00   #8
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I made pics of all the snow what came back. And does not melt away. Suprise.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 13:29   #9
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Default ???? watch LaBlanca get an extension of the deadline.....
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Boyo encouraged me to enter this one after taking it just a few hours ago. This is my view of Lower Manhattan from my 18th floor office in Jersey city.

Taken with an iPhone.
Hey Pila, good to see you and welcome to the photo contest!

I remember those clouds in March very well - rushing to the airport with armfuls of artwork, and, without an umbrella per usual

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Each member can enter up to 3 images. You have 2 more to go.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 03:50   #12
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I made pics of all the snow what came back. And does not melt away. Suprise.
Sorry, kat. Us New Yorkers seemed to have sent all the blizzardS and slush across the Atlantic this past winter. My neighbours were walking around in tank tops on New Year's day

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About the 'funniest' surprise I've had in the last few months, was my baby daughter taking off her nappy full of the brown stuff and lobbing over her bedroom, and looking as pleased as punch. Not sure that would go down too well as a picture, but it was a BIG SURPRISE!
I wouldn't mind seeing the pix, Balis but you must have been too busy to take photographs, yike!

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ah, so thats what clouds look like, glad they still exist, ive not seen a single cloud for days O_O
JawZ, there's still have plenty of time until submission deadline, no?


Everyone, keep the photographs coming, please!
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Old April 6th, 2012, 03:59   #13
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Default ???? watch LaBlanca get an extension of the deadline.....
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The photo contest is always slow to get going. Everyone usually wants to scout the competition before entering their pics.
Indeed, the photo contest has taken on a life of her (its?) own. Every once in a while, a little imp with green antennae would post a global announcement for a new competition and each one of us clicked, sometimes more than once daily, until the week before submission deadline...

Punkette awaits your photographs.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 21:56   #14
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They're comIng. And i need no xtension
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The Southern Hemisphere rejects your contest, Punkette

Especially the city that saw no summer

And a big lol @ Man's Greatest Erection
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For a while I thought that the theme of this contest was 'Spring', so I had actually gone out into the forest the past few days to take pictures of green leaves sprouting from branches and capture images of mighty wooden giants that were slain by the savage winds of winter, only to find out that the theme is actually 'surprise, surprise'. Well, quod erat demonstrandum.

One day I was on my lunchbreak, taking a stroll, and I felt something touching my leg. I looked down to find a cat looking up a me and rubbing itself against my legs, presumably trying to get warm on a cold winter's day.

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Last week I had a meeting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. I was badly prepared and didn't even know who I was supposed to be meeting with. When I arrived and looked up at the building, I wondered if it would turn out to be the passengers on board the flying saucer that had just crashed into the bulding.

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As a bicycle friendly country, Holland has special 'parking space' available for bikes. You'll find these everywhere, but the largest concentration is usually near public transport stations. Bicyles have many advantages; they require no fuel, you can't get stuck in traffic with them, riding them means exercising while you're commuting. But there is one huge disadvantage to them... rain. Even if you're not on them when it's raining, the seat gets wet when it's standing outside. So a common trick is to cover the seat with a plastic bag, or with a specially designed seat cover. In this case an advertising company was nice enough to put such a cover on each of the seats of all the bikes parked outside the train station. Quite a nice surprise for the passengers coming back from work that day.

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1. So, I moved to Madrid..



2. Retiro
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1. Cheese it! I was quite surprised of my self that I have never been to Gouda (Holland) before. So this week I decided to take a look and was pleasantly surprised by the lovely old city center.



2. Hello Peter! Been living for so many years here in Rotterdam, and still get surprised at times of what can be found in this city, like this statue of Peter the Great!!



3. Floating surprise While traveling through Thailand in November I was quite surprised by seeing a Vietnamese style boat floating by.



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The Southern Hemisphere rejects your contest, Punkette
As I've said all along, move SA & A up!

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Alright, you may post indoor images, but not in light gray.
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