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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 06:09 PM

Contest *****February contest Submission thread*****Theme:PART OF THE WHOLE

Again as a reminder, here are the words of Happy Cynic who chose the theme as a result of being the winner of the January Contest

Part of the Whole - something which is distinctly part of a larger item/object (intact or otherwise) and can't stand alone
Examples:
- the bark of a tree
- a thorny stem
- one half of a broken bottle
- the rim of a tea cup
- the paw of a cat

For the "can't stand alone" part... A cloud would not fit in with the theme because, although it's a part of the "sky", it can stand alone as "a cloud". I know things can get kind of vague and debatable but the main intent is to have someone look at the picture and think of the whole item. (A photo of a car engine on cinder blocks wouldn't really fit the theme but a photo of a car engine clearly still within a car - maybe parts of the chassis and/or windshield are visible - would fit.)



And then some more encouragement from Happy Cynic a few days later:


For anyone who is having trouble thinking of things for the theme, I'm not sure if this will help but this might be a useful thought experiment.
Don't think about what you would photograph to fit the theme.
Instead, look through photos you have - photos of objects are probably the most useful, followed by plants, animals, and people. For each photo, think of how you would crop it to fit the theme. If you have a photo of a flower, how does it look if you crop it so that only a quarter is visible? Or maybe if the stem is visible, how would the photo be if you cropped it so the stem, the connection point, and part of the petals is visible?
Have a photo of a person? Can it be cropped to show only part of the face but still evoke their emotions such that you can imagine their full expression?
Maybe you have a photo of a bridge. Is there an interesting photo to be had if you cropped out half of it?

Once you do a few of these thought experiments, hopefully it will help get you seeing things to photograph for the theme. (Or if you're lucky, you can use one of the cropped shots for the theme.)



The time frame for the contest is as follows:

Submissions will end on the 15th of the month, or whenever there are 30 submissions. Each photographer may submit one photograph unless I open the contest for a second one later on.

The Preliminaries will run from the 16th of February to the 18th
The Finals will run from the 19th through the 21st and then the winners will be announced.


AND NOW FOR THE BASIC RULES OF SUBMISSION:

Only one entry per person, and it must be a photograph you took yourself. You need to post your entry in the submission thread started by the Host of the contest. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your post. The submission thread is for photo entries only, no comments or questions.

The Volunteer Host is allowed to enter the Contest.

Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size and limit photo editing to a reasonable amount.

Once a photo is entered in a contest it is ineligible for any future contest unless the Host specifies otherwise.

CONTEST LICENSE:

An entrant to this contest (original work), by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.

ENTER YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN THIS VERY THREAD. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE COMMENTS - DO NOT DO IT IN THIS THREAD BECAUSE IT MAKES MY JOB HARDER. DO IT IN THE COMMENTS THREAD: Here is the link to it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103696752

I am very much looking forward to the submissions and see what your wondrous minds and eyes will come up with./i]

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Reply Contest *****February contest Submission thread*****Theme:PART OF THE WHOLE (Original post)
Mira Jan 2022 OP
AndyS Jan 2022 #1
Solly Mack Jan 2022 #2
George McGovern Jan 2022 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #4
sinkingfeeling Jan 2022 #5
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #6
Mira Jan 2022 #7
Bayard Jan 2022 #8
LakeArenal Jan 2022 #9
Grumpy Old Guy Feb 2022 #10
MichaelSoE Feb 2022 #11
Callalily Feb 2022 #12
mnhtnbb Feb 2022 #13
HAB911 Feb 2022 #14
urbanhermit Feb 2022 #15
edhopper Feb 2022 #16
Soph0571 Feb 2022 #17
lucca18 Feb 2022 #18
Tom Kitten Feb 2022 #19
róisín_dubh Feb 2022 #20
Mz Pip Feb 2022 #21
elleng Feb 2022 #22
5X Feb 2022 #23
Rocknation Feb 2022 #24
Rocknation Feb 2022 #25
elleng Feb 2022 #26
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #27
AndyS Feb 2022 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2022 #29
mnhtnbb Feb 2022 #30
LakeArenal Feb 2022 #31
Mira Feb 2022 #32
LakeArenal Feb 2022 #33
Mira Feb 2022 #34
LakeArenal Feb 2022 #35
Mira Feb 2022 #36
LakeArenal Feb 2022 #37
Tom Kitten Feb 2022 #38

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 06:19 PM

1. Flight

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 06:31 PM

2. Its Bark is its Bite.

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 06:54 PM

3. Cat's ear

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 06:56 PM

4. Detail: The Copper Skillet

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 07:01 PM

5. Black and White

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 07:14 PM

6. Crystalline mineral deposits, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone N.P.

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 07:18 PM

7. Can you hear it?

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 07:39 PM

8. Cabin Winter

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Mon Jan 31, 2022, 08:28 PM

9. Dinner.

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 12:21 AM

10. A Lifetime of Service

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 07:10 AM

11. Attachments

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 08:23 AM

12. Fresnel lens in Lighthouse

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 08:25 AM

13. Miss Gwendolyn

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 09:57 AM

14. Under a low winter sun


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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 12:44 PM

15. Morgan

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 02:48 PM

16. Detail: Painted Ray Ban Wall Sign, Williamsberg, NY

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 06:22 PM

17. Glitter Angel Wings

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 07:16 PM

18. Trippin' At The Eiffel Tower (My Paris Trip)

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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 07:18 PM

19. La Brea

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Wed Feb 2, 2022, 07:02 AM

20. Mexico City Metro

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Wed Feb 2, 2022, 11:13 AM

21. Infrastructure

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Thu Feb 3, 2022, 04:10 PM

22. Part of a waxwing 'museum'

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Sun Feb 6, 2022, 06:22 PM

23. New World Order


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Mon Feb 7, 2022, 01:26 PM

24. (One Fourth of) A Bass Run

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 08:21 PM

27. Sun Flower

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 09:41 PM

28. Flight II

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 09:43 PM

29. Pasta

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 09:51 PM

30. The Courtyard

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:09 PM

31. Little Feet


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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:21 PM

32. Submissions are now closed

Bingo!
We have 30 diverse spectacular entries (at 10:17 EST) and there are no more photos accepted. I'm thrilled that we have done this in record time and with such creativity.

You are aware it is only February the 8th. So sometime tomorrow or maybe even the day after that I will post the preliminary voting threads. We have plenty of time to see the voting through even though it is our shortest month.

Thank you all, and let's hope I will manage to get the threads up without a hitch.

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Response to Mira (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:24 PM

33. Thanks. I was really try to catch it.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:25 PM

34. I am absolutely thrilled you did

I adore your photograph

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Response to Mira (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:29 PM

35. (me,too) It was so hard deciding.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:38 PM

36. Sometimes

the decision what to enter is the hardest thing to do, and the second guessing yourself lingers. Good luck to you, yet, luck has little to do with it.

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Response to Mira (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:40 PM

37. No longer what I think. Good luck to all. Great photos.

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Wed Feb 9, 2022, 11:48 AM

38. Echinopsis

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