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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):


2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: What do you think about neon signs? Is that cool to participate with? I also have a creepy road sign I found in canada O__O

2006-04-11 [dayah]: creepy road sign...oooh me wanna see...O___O

2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: I think it is creepy .... O__O One moment I will upload it

2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: <img300*0:>  (Thumbnailed)

2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: The houses are staring! O__O

2006-04-11 [shotokan_gal]: o_O scary houses

2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: I think so too :O

2006-04-11 [dayah]: yeah that is creepy...I wish I had another one I got when in japan. They had one with a creature on it like a raccoon. Like a dear crossing but it was a raccoon like was strange but cute...picture never came out though...sigh

2006-04-11 [~Lady Morgana~]: Oh no ... that's too bad really. :S We have some really pretty ones over here for deer .... If I take a picture of this one, I can't decide at all >___< Besides the neon stuff is not allowed O_O

2006-04-12 [iippo]: Yes [~Lady Morgana~] you can enter either the neon sign you mentioned or the creepy road sign. And today is the end of the contest so if anyone was planning entering, you needsta rush. :3 (I will wait for You [~Lady Morgana~] to enter because you were here with a question before the deadline and I was slow to answer... so technically the contest ends when [~Lady Morgana~] enters)

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: Awww thank you so much! Now I have to decide ... *tries to think* .... actually I think I am going to use the neon sign because I think it is the funniest thing I've ever seen! XD

2006-04-12 [iippo]: That is the funniest thing ever! But it is really small :/ Do you have a larger version of the file? I can give you the wiki-privs for this time (I usually don't because unlike [Sunrose], I can't check if a person has any past violations)

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: [Sunrose] was last seen 16 minutes ago, maybe I could still try to ask her!?

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: Now this picture should be big enough! :D

2006-04-12 [iippo]: :) Indeed! I'll wait til the end of today to close the contest.

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: I just wonder but you wrote that the end of the contest is the 14th, today is the 12th though ....

2006-04-12 [iippo]: :O What the hack am I messing about?! >.< You are right. I just somehow managed to be under the impression that today is the 14th... X_x So. Uhh, yeah, ignore everything said about that closing-the-contest... XD

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: Hahaha don't worry, that happens to me all the time ;)

2006-04-12 [dayah]: Lady, I love that sign...that is awsome...

2006-04-12 [~Lady Morgana~]: I thought so too when I saw it XD It is great.

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

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