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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:17 PM

***INFO ABOUT THE AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST***

Hi folks,

Here is the theme and a tentative timeline for the August contest.

The theme, as chosen by last month's winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Here is the tentative timeline:

August 10th: Contest entries start, for a period of one week, unless we get thirty entries sooner.

August 17th: The semi-finals start, for a period of three days.

August 21st: Finals thread, for a period of three days.

August 24th: Announcement of the winners.

On a personal note, I am having minor, outpatient surgery on August 11th, which is why I'm scheduling the week of initial entries for August 10th. I'll probably be laid up for a few days, but should be back in business in time for the semi-finals. I'll ask for help if it looks like I'm going to have trouble.

Have fun!

Grumpy Old Guy



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Grumpy Old Guy Jul 30 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 30 #1
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 30 #4
brer cat Jul 30 #2
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 30 #5
Butterflylady Jul 30 #3
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 30 #6
2naSalit Jul 30 #7
mysteryowl Jul 30 #8
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 30 #9
Callalily Jul 31 #10
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 31 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 8 #12
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 8 #13

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:23 PM

1. Great timeline, my dear Grumpy!

I heartily approve of your plans. They are well laid-out and clear.

The theme is superb.

If you have any difficulties.......well, you know who to call!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:45 PM

4. Thanks dear Peggy! ❤

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:24 PM

2. I hope your surgery goes well and you are back with us quickly.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:46 PM

5. Thank you so much!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:42 PM

3. Thank you posting the dates, I will not miss this contest now.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:46 PM

6. Good to hear.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 07:03 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 09:16 PM

8. Can someone please post instructions...

...on how to upload a pic from our computers?

Thanks!



Is there a prize if we win?

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 10:41 PM

9. This might help

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659987

This is a thread that is pinned to the top of the Photography Forum explaining how to upload a photo in general terms. In addition, we ask that a photo be no longer than 1024 pixels on its longer edge, and 465kb or less in size. This can usually be accomplished with any editing software. There are lots of people here, including me, who would be happy to help you with all of this.

When it comes time to enter the contest you create a post in the contest thread, name the photograph, and paste the link into the message portion of the post.

The prize is bragging rights and you get to pick the theme for the next contest.

Again, we are all happy to help.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2022, 07:39 AM

10. Great subject!

There is beauty in the ordinary.

Good luck on your surgery and hope that you have a swift and complete recovery.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 31, 2022, 01:58 PM

11. Thank you.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 11:45 AM

12. Kicking this, since this is the week!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 11:50 AM

13. Thanks!

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