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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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<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0054.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0055.jpg>

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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):


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

2006-04-13 [iippo]: Excellent work [Janouk]!

2006-04-13 [Janouk]: ^_^ I went out on the streets today to shoot some urban hieroglyphs. Then I got home, took a look around and: Hey, there are hieroglyphs around here everywhere! :-)

2006-04-13 [iippo]: I'm so proud of you *sobs* :)

2006-04-13 [Janouk]: :-p Aww, thank you!

2006-04-13 [dayah]: I see everyone else but theres not even a link or anything for Trennas...don't make sense to me...

2006-04-13 [Janouk]: It's probably because he didn't upload it to Elftown.

2006-04-13 [dayah]: probably...has to be why I don't see it...oh I can't upload a larger picture...cus that as big as it is..sorry..

2006-04-13 [shotokan_gal]: Ohhh nice [Janouk], really original interpretation ^^

2006-04-13 [Janouk]: :) Thanks shotokan!

2006-04-14 [playslashwrite]: nice one [Janouk] ^^ have you tried to clear your cookies [dayah]?? thats the only thing i know off that works when you cant see a wiki completely:)

2006-04-14 [iippo]: *gets paranoid now* What if there are wikis I don't see all of? *panicpanic* :P

2006-04-14 [playslashwrite]: the end of the world is nigh!!

2006-04-14 [iippo]: Ooo, indeed. Although, to be absolutely fair, I'll probably close tomorrow morning, just to make sure no one complains "it was still the 14th in my homecountry!" And I don't intend to stick around until midnight X_x

2006-04-14 [playslashwrite]: but i could always upload a larger version later i hope? for i have to leave now -_-

2006-04-14 [iippo]: That would be spendificious :)

2006-04-14 [playslashwrite]: i take it that means okay :p

2006-04-14 [~Lady Morgana~]: Today is the 14th. Maybe the 15th by now :P

2006-04-15 [iippo]: Closed now. :3 Wait for the judging process to finish.

2006-04-15 [Janouk]: :o

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

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