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So as you can see, this is a digital photography gallery, This was a contest earlier but not anymore; you can't enter anymore. The submissions now will be just for the sake of making an interesting themed photography wiki. If you are interested in submitting, see guidelines at the bottom of the page.

The winner is:

[Janouk] Pause

1. [shotokan_gal] London underground

2. [Elisha Kelly] Old coca-cola sign on the side of my local store

3. [Solitary Comfort] "The World we live in"


Found this little sticker on the railing bars of a bridge.. Found it quite thought provoaking.

4. [ally] 70


5. [dayah] Japan Stop


6. [~Lady Morgana~] Hardrock Cafe Warnsign


8. [Skydancer] Chariot of many adventures.

9. [iippo] City tree

10. [shotokan_gal] Saddler's yard

11. [shotokan_gal]

12. [shotokan_gal] Library

13. [Madzeri] japanese punk store-called 'sex pot revenge'

14. [Skydancer] Wandering around Biltmore Forest

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Theme: Signs. Any sign with any meaning. It can be domestic (in your house) or public (on the street), in the city or in the countryside. Yet the following restrictions apply:
a) must be contemporary, modern. No real hieroglyphs
b) the meaning of the sign should be clear to the reader/viewer. A translation must be provided for a non-English text-sign.

Examples of what we're looking for:
traffic signs, street signs, shop signs, signs indicating facilities, words and images painted on streets, signs held up by protesters, cars' register plates etc...
Examples of what we're not looking for:
self-made writing on paper (like the kind you see so often in Elfhouses), tombstones or other memorials, road-side adverts, posters, graffiti etc...

-Good quality please. You can upload it off-site (like PhotoBucket) but if that is the case, I will very likely upload the image into ET for you (you'd have to give me a really good reason not to, because PhotoBucket links can break, ET links can't unless broken by guards, and I want the images of the contest to show for all eternity).
-Good composition, interesting juxtaposition, even interesting colour/tone scheme will give your image a more favourable eye.

Rules of the house:
1.Own work only, follow Uploading Art Rules. Breakers will be in trouble.
2. No manipulation other than:
-gaussian blur/other method of making image less pixelated
-colour balance
(because all of those can be achieved with masterful photography skills, using a regular camera).
3. No violence nor nudity at all. I really can't see any point how it'd enhance a photo of a sign (unless a nudist protest?), but if you feel oppressed by this rule, discuss with me via personal message and show me the image, and I'll decide.
4. Remember the theme; any picture not following the theme will be removed without warning.
5. Add new submissions to the bottom.

0. [username] - Title of photo <-- this must be.
<img200:myimageurlhere.ext> (notice, it the piece is horizontal, use <img*200:myimageurlhere.ext>)

Username (or number or email):


2006-04-15 [playslashwrite]: *waits exited:p*

2006-04-16 [Elisha Kelly]: :O I don't have a bigger size file no more cause my puter died... is sad... but man last time I looked here there was only two signs... this really took off while I was gone.. :D

2006-04-16 [dayah]: ooh new photo contest hidden paradise

2006-04-16 [playslashwrite]: oooh like the new contest as well ^^

2006-04-19 [iippo]: Must not forget this place. ^_^;; Sorry for taking a while, uni's back >.<

2006-04-19 [playslashwrite]: a valid excuse:p

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: I might go and start school again ... it is a weird thought, since I am out for like 3 years now ...

2006-04-22 [iippo]: I like school/education. It's a valid excuse to not work.

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Haha yes that's a good point :P

2006-04-22 [dayah]: okay, the contest if over...did anyone win...sorry just wondering....:D *huggles everyone*

2006-04-22 [iippo]: Sorrrryyyyyy, I will I will I pwomise. O_o;;;;;;

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: *huggles [dayah] back* 

2006-04-22 [dayah]: hehe tis okay ippo *huggle iippo* Awe thank you lady I loves hugs *gets all warm and fuzzy* nice to be on elftown:D

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Hehehe I love hugs as well :D

2006-04-22 [dayah]: my family is a hugging family,, but I think I am the only one who things trees need them too..*points to self* is a litteral tree hugger...hehehe

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: No worries about that. Actually trees are very earth bound ... they are taking your bad energy and turn them into positive if you let them do it. I'm a pagan ^^

2006-04-22 [dayah]: I am actually studying, or rather tryin to study up on that, yeah I love trees...they are my friends....I huged one before they cut it down, a baby tree started to grow back from its place..its was so knew it was love...:d

2006-04-22 [iippo]: do trees die of old age? There's one pretty old one and it looms over my house.

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Aww that sounds awesome :D Hmm, no most of the time they die because of illnesses or because people cut them down. Remember the old ones, they are 1000 years old!

2006-04-22 [dayah]: yeah...trees are ancient beings...I live longer than humans, unless silly humans cut them down...or those bloody darn worms, cattapiters what ever they are kill them...nasty things they all must die..leave my trees alone...grrr:D

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Not only humans or bugs do it, trees can have cancer for instance ...

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