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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):


2006-04-12 [playslashwrite]: some really cool signs here XD love the hard rock cafe sign ^^

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: *^.^* Thank you. Hehee I like the arrangement of your picture XD

2006-04-12 [playslashwrite]: *bows ^^ * merci ma cherie ^^ it was taken on a little island during our holiday in italy:)

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: Oooh awesome! Hehehe pizza :P I never went to a warm place O__o

2006-04-12 [playslashwrite]: :O poor thing ^^ this year Crete is on the menu ^^

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: Yes i know :P I think I will go back to the rainy england ^^

2006-04-12 [playslashwrite]: which is a lot of fun too :p

2006-04-12 [dayah]: wheres your picture trennas...its not there? * looks around seaching for it*

2006-04-13 [iippo]: It's on the page with the other submissions... *points up*

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: yesh its right there:) if you cant see it, you have to clean up your cookies and log in again ^^

2006-04-13 [iippo]: It's a bit on the smaller side though. You wouldn't happen to have a larger version? >.O And I just only noticed that the same goes for [dayah]'s and [Elisha Kelly] entries. Any chance of a larger file lying around somewhere?

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: its 500 pixels wide:p seems big enough to me :)

2006-04-13 [iippo]: 500 pixels is 11 centimeters (4.5 inches).

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: oow wait its 450:p and well, its for this contest only.. if it were for printing (which it is not) i would put up a larger one:p

2006-04-13 [iippo]: But that image would make a splendid print. Do you at least mind uploading it to ET? I intend to keep this page viewable and addable later (as a gallery), and I dearly hate broken links...?

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: thank you for saying so :) I dont mind uploading it to ET, i do mind i uploaded it to my personal webspace gallery (on here that is Celluloid Memories) and that will be here for a long time:)

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: ill see what i can do about making a larger version though :) maybe you should put up the size you're aiming for:p

2006-04-13 [iippo]: I didn't put any size-guidelines in case they'd scare off potential entrants. I'm not forcing any size and I won't deny a smaller image from winning or anything, I'm just a fan of good-quality images, and I encourage people to upload large files where I can.

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: *shrugs* fine by me:)

2006-04-13 [iippo]: *giggleglomps*

2006-04-13 [playslashwrite]: yipes!!!:p

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