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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):


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

2006-04-22 [dayah]: they can get cancer..I never knew

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Yes and some other nasty illnesses ... poor trees >__<

2006-04-22 [dayah]: yes poor trees...:(

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: *hugs them*

2006-04-22 [dayah]: just went out and huged my trees...:D

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: Awwww *^.^*

2006-04-22 [dayah]: they are my babies...::D my hubby had to cut the one down cus it was tearing up the side was soo sad...poor its falt, maybe they should just move the sidewalk sigh...

2006-04-22 [~Lady Morgana~]: That sounds like a good idea!

2006-04-22 [dayah]: yeah...thats what I least the little ones that keep growing in our back yard get dug up and taken out into the country and planted...all but one so far had died...

2006-04-23 [~Lady Morgana~]: Oh no that's sad :(

2006-04-23 [dayah]: yeah...they have to move them from the back yard cus they will grow up into the house and messe it up...sad really, not there faults...but at least we try to save them

2006-04-23 [~Lady Morgana~]: I understand. I am glad that you try to save them.

2006-04-23 [iippo]: I want to eat all the trees. And the fluffy animals.

2006-04-23 [~Lady Morgana~]: Hmm that could cause stomachaches :S

2006-04-23 [dayah]: lol.have you ever dreamed of eating marshmellows and woke up wondering where your pillow is? hehe

2006-04-23 [iippo]: Meh, I once dreamed that I fought a great colourful hairy spider, and after killing it with a sword I had to eat it so it wouldn't re-incarnate and try to kill my sister again... and when I woke up I had a horrible taste in my mouth for the rest of the day :S (Sadly, this is not a made-up dream, and actually happened T_T)

2006-04-23 [~Lady Morgana~]: Ugh :S I once dreamed that a I ordered a sandwich in a restaurant, when I woke up I wondered where the hell the guy with my sandwich had gone to >__<

2006-04-23 [dayah]: lol do you beleive if you jump off a building you will wake up before you hit.

2006-04-23 [dayah]: wow..yeah dreams are weird espeicaly mine sometimes

2006-04-23 [iippo]: But the worst one is the "I had a dream I went to the bathroom"... >_>

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