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    Thread: March Photo Contest - Colors

    1. Global Moderator .:RDriver's Avatar
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      03-03-2009 05:09 PM #1
      The monthly contest will continue this month. But you guys must play nice and follow the rules. There are here for a reason and if you do not follow them, you'll be excluded with no warning.

      Rules

      1. Photo must be taken DURING the assignment time period. That means shot after the first posting of the assignment and before the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS. This encourages you to go out and shoot with the assignment in mind. Please keep exif intact so that others can see it. If you use a host that does not retain the exif, please link back to the original photo at the host site. Do not use "save for web" to save images as that strips the exif info, use the regular "save as" command to insure it remains intact. One entry per person. You MUST have some way to prove when the photo was taken via exif or a link to a site that will display this data.

      In other words, you see the topic FIRST, THEN YOU SHOOT THE PHOTO. If you did not do that, its not eligible for the contest.

      2. Basic Photoshop/editing is allowed (levels, exposure, saturation, sharpening, etc), but no complete altering of the photo/subject, as in, no fake blurs, no HDR, no dropping one subject into a different background, that kind of stuff. Converting to B&W and selective color is ok.

      3. No borders or frames on the photos. This tends to detract from or unfairly add to a photo and the judging is on the photo itself, not how nicely you can present it.

      4. No nudity, illegal activity, implied illegal activity, or anything else that would normally not be allowed in this forum should be posted.

      5. Post entries in this thread, do not make a separate thread for each entry. You have until midnight PST on Tuesday the 24th to post your entry.

      6. The assignment thread is for posting photos ONLY, no discussion until voting starts and all ideas/questions should be directed to the person who is in charge of the assignment that month.

      7. On the 25th, use THIS thread to post critiques and who you think the winner should be. Until a better alternative is found, the person in charge of the month will tally the votes and declare a winner. Any entry deemed NOT on topic may be left out of the poll at the discretion of person in charge of month. Voting will last till the last day of the month when a winner will be chosen and the new assignment will start. So you should be ready to take over for the next month and have a topic in mind that you can send to me immediately.

      As a reminder, please do not enter the contest unless you have an idea for a topic next month. Many winners have said "I didnt expect to win so I'm not sure what I should do for a topic." Have it in your head already or DO NOT enter the contest because if you win you MUST come up with something.

      I must receive an IM with the new topic at the beginning of the month. I will not start the new month till I have that topic IMed to me so please make sure you do this. If you're traveling or going to be unavailable at the time the contest ends, make sure you give me an IM before then or make sure someone else can contact me.

      These rules arent hard, please be prepared if you are going to participate.

      Whatever the winner wants the topic to be, that is it. Do not start polls or have questions about what would be good. Send me the topic so we can move forward...period.

      I dont have the time to watch over or organize this, however, I will post the sticky for each assignment. You guys must self regulate and come up with your own ideas.

      At the end of the month, the winner will choose the new topic and let me know via IM or email (jimmy@speedarena.com) and I will update the assignment thread.

      Please note that from March till October I am extremely busy and travel a lot so there may be times where I will not be able to hold perfectly to the schedule getting things posted, please bear with me, I'll do my best.

      If this becomes a problem, or too much babysitting is involved, I'll unsticky it and you guys will be on your own. Please report any problems or issues directly to me, keep all assignment related questions to the person in charge that month.

      Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of skill level. With or without an SLR. It will help you grow as a photographer to see how others perspectives on a similar subject.

      Person in charge this month is me. So contact me with any issues you have.

      Colors is the topic for this month. Do with it what you will. If you have questions regarding its meaning, please IM the person in charge for the month.

      Previous topics have been:

      april- reflections
      may- life's simple pleasures
      june- landscapes
      july- industry
      August - Solitude
      September - City Life
      October - Silhouettes
      November - no contest
      December - Holidays
      January - Music
      February - Motion
      March - Water
      April - Rust
      May - A bug's life
      June - Refreshing
      July - Urban Decay
      August - Symmetry
      September - Shallow Depth of Field
      October - Out of Place
      November - Patriotism
      December - Story
      January - Relationships
      February - Athletics

      Please be prepared to choose something new if you win.

      Enjoy



      Modified by .:RDriver at 11:40 PM 3/6/2009


    2. 03-04-2009 09:42 PM #2
      Image removed. Not taken during assignment dates.


      Modified by .:RDriver at 3:16 PM 3/5/2009

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      03-06-2009 12:19 AM #3
      Comment removed as it had nothing to do with posting a photo as per the rules.


      Modified by .:RDriver at 11:44 PM 3/5/2009

      Ha. Thanks? Guess I won't be trying anymore? Have fun with amateur hour. Thanks for ignoring my IM. I won't be attempting to enter into this lame-ass "contest" anymore.


      Modified by blau at 10:37 AM 3-6-2009


      Modified by blau at 10:38 AM 3-6-2009


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      03-06-2009 01:18 AM #4
      just taken today--

      -edited to make larger


      Modified by dkhanaoka at 1:13 PM 3-20-2009


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      03-06-2009 04:03 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by blau »

      Ha. Thanks? Guess I won't be trying anymore? Have fun with amateur hour. Thanks for ignoring my IM. I won't be attempting to enter into this lame-ass "contest" anymore.

      Actually, I didnt ignore your IM. I actually responded to you telling you that there was still time to change the topic if you wanted to get me one, you never responded to me, so I let it go.

      Quote »
      blau (9:55 PM 3/3/2009): I don't get to pick the new subject?

      .:RDriver (10:45 PM 3/3/2009): I just wanted to take control of it this month after last months fiasco. What did you have in mind, its still early enough I can switch it.


    6. 03-06-2009 05:12 PM #6

      White is a color right

      SORRY ! ! ! !

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/k...meta/


      Modified by Exile AutoWerks at 11:33 AM 3-7-2009


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      03-06-2009 06:42 PM #7
      absence of, technically, but i think it counts.,,

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      03-07-2009 12:10 AM #8
      deleted, entry on 2nd page.


      Modified by Jimmy Bionic at 5:21 PM 3-15-2009

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      03-07-2009 12:45 AM #9
      C'MON people. Two more photos posted with no exif data or links to something that can verify date the photo was taken. Look at dkhanaoka, he linked his photo to his page which has the date on it.

      PLEASE DO THIS. Its getting silly. The entire point of this is to shoot for the topic. Knowing when the photo was taken is an important thing. Plus, having exif present does allow others to see the settings and learn from them. Lets get this right, its not hard and its the rules. Please follow them. Otherwise you guys are on your own to do whatever you can make happen.


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      03-07-2009 10:36 AM #10
      Thanks for the link Jimmy. See guys, not hard.

    11. 03-07-2009 07:21 PM #11
      im a noob but i thought id try

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/b...42108/
      taken on the first

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      03-07-2009 11:48 PM #12


      EXIF less clicking.


      Modified by rweird at 5:44 PM 3-12-2009


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      03-09-2009 12:11 AM #14

      From Autorama in Detroit yesterday. Compliments of House of Colors. http://s596.photobucket.com/al...6.jpg Exif DataExif Data

      Autorama has only been going on during March.


      Modified by compy222 at 6:02 PM 3-12-2009

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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

    15. 03-09-2009 03:07 AM #15

      exif... http://www.flickr.com/photos/d.../meta/

      Modified by Damotron at 11:09 PM 3-8-2009


      Modified by Damotron at 5:25 PM 3-11-2009


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      03-09-2009 01:10 PM #16
      This contest is on hold till further notice. See this thread. http://forums.speedarena.com/zerothread?id=4285395

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      03-11-2009 01:52 PM #17
      OK, its clear from the thread linked above that people want to follow the same rules we've been using, so we'll give this one more try. I have notified people above that need to add their exif, if they dont the images will be removed.

      From now on out, please make sure you follow the rules and add the links to EXIF. Flikr strips it from the photos, however its shown on the flikr page, so all you have to do is link back to that page.

      For those that dont use flikr, it should already be in the photo unless you've stripped it out via an editing program. Please make sure yo do not do this. Again, if you use photoshop, do not use save for web as that strips the info, just use save as. Most other programs ask if you want to save the EXIF and you do.

      So we'll try again here. Everyone, please take it upon yourselves to make sure people are following the rules. If you see something, you can IM them first and give them a warning. If its not complied with, let me know and I'll take it from there. BE NICE so there are no confrontations. If you see no EXIF, just IM the person and nicely remind them of the rules and ask them to add it.

      You should ALL be taking this under your wing if you want it to continue. Its for YOU GUYS, not for me or the staff. If you guys want it to survive, you should all consider yourselves having a stake in it and trying to make sure it runs smoothly. Good Luck.


    18. 03-11-2009 06:31 PM #18

      EXIF


      Modified by hybridbanana at 2:32 PM 3-11-2009

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      03-11-2009 07:56 PM #19
      im not sure how to make sure my pic has the exif data so tell me if this pic dosent work or if i need a direct link.

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    20. 03-12-2009 02:12 AM #20
      this link may help those who need to check http://regex.info/exif.cgi

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      03-12-2009 02:51 AM #21
      or download Panda IEXIF, loads in your browser and very easy to use !

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      03-12-2009 03:47 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by dosmas »
      im not sure how to make sure my pic has the exif data so tell me if this pic dosent work or if i need a direct link.

      Its in there.

      If you use Firefox, there is a great exif reader plugin that all you have to do is right click on the photo and choose read exif and it comes up. That is how I'm so efficient in checking up on people.


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      03-12-2009 04:35 AM #24
      I know it kinda sucks, I took it with my camera phone so it's not the best, I may change my pic if I can get a good shot before the end of the contest

      EXIF


      Modified by 71sbeetle at 3:39 AM 3-12-2009


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      http://www.flickr.com/photos/3...tream


      Modified by VRado6 at 10:09 AM 3-12-2009


      Modified by VRado6 at 10:10 AM 3-12-2009



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      03-13-2009 03:16 AM #28
      Edit - Forgot it's not a contest just for the month of March.


      Modified by No post counting at 12:55 PM 3-13-2009

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      03-13-2009 10:12 AM #29
      MIDDLE MAN USUALLY GETS THE MIDDLE FINGER

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      therealdeal & corvairmatt65

      Please link your EXIF data in your posts!


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      03-13-2009 10:57 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by No post counting »
      therealdeal & corvairmatt65

      Please link your EXIF data in your posts!

      i cant get it.... on this picture it doesnt give me the link on flickr.

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      03-13-2009 11:57 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by therealdeal »

      i cant get it.... on this picture it doesnt give me the link on flickr.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/3.../meta

      thanks to 71sbeetle. although there is no date on it i took it on the 3rd. I cropped the left side of the picture in piknik cause there was a guy standing there, other than that its straight off the camera. and still have original file if no one believes me.

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      My Re-entry... Shot tonight

      And the EXIF Data : http://www.flickr.com/photos/s.../meta/


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