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URBAN HIEROGLYPHS



Welcome.
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
<img200*0:stuff/hieroglyph.jpg>




1. [shotokan_gal] London underground
<img0*200:stuff/sign_sg.jpg>




2. [Elisha Kelly] Old coca-cola sign on the side of my local store
<img200*0:stuff/Elys_ccstanwell.jpg>




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

<img0*200:stuff/This_World.jpg>

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




4. [ally] 70

<img200*0:stuff/streetsign.jpg>



5. [dayah] Japan Stop

<img0*200:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/89959_1143564255.jpg>



6. [~Lady Morgana~] Hardrock Cafe Warnsign

<img0*200:stuff/hardrock%20cafe.jpg>




8. [Skydancer] Chariot of many adventures.
<img0*200:stuff/sign02.jpg>




9. [iippo] City tree
<img200*0:http:stuff/558CarefulWetPaint.jpg>




10. [shotokan_gal] Saddler's yard
<img200*0:stuff/durham19.jpg>




11. [shotokan_gal]
<img200*0:stuff/sg_barsign.jpg>




12. [shotokan_gal] Library
<img200*0:stuff/durham23.jpg>




13. [Madzeri] japanese punk store-called 'sex pot revenge'
<img0*200:http://www.elftown.com/img/drawing/72236_1156926731.jpg>




14. [Skydancer] Wandering around Biltmore Forest

<img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0023.jpg> <img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0025.jpg>

<img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0028.jpg> <img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0032.jpg>

<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0045.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0012.jpg>

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

<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0026.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0040.jpg>

<img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0007.jpg> <img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0050.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...


Criteria:
-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:
-cropping
-rotating
-levels/brightness/contrast
-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.


Format:
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):

Password:

2006-03-27 [shotokan_gal]: Digital photography?

2006-03-27 [iippo]: Well, if you take a normal photo and scan it in, the image probably won't be very sharp/good quality/large unless you first print it off at a huge size and then scan, but that... a little bit... infringes on the surprize. :P So basically yes, I'd prefer if people had digital cameras to take their photos with (but you can always take a normal one, scan it and say it's a digital photo now that it is digital format :P)

2006-03-27 [shotokan_gal]: I see... well a slight lack of digital camera is my problem there :P Behind the times. But been looking at a few pictures of mine which might fit your contest, and was thinking of choosing my best :) . All standard printed though at the moment (though they scan very large o_O).

2006-03-27 [ally]: You have pictures of traffic signs?

2006-03-27 [shotokan_gal]: Nuh uh :P "street signs, shop signs, signs indicating facilities..." I'm pretty sad with what I take pictures of sometimes though, people look at me strange like a right tourist or something :/

2006-03-27 [ally]: :D Hmms artsy subjects x)

2006-03-27 [shotokan_gal]: Artists are wierd XD I need a digital though, when I can afford one, my camera is so hit and miss ;_; . Though it's kinda fun to see how things come out at the end of the day.

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