FinalGear Photo Assignment #17 - "Open Topic"

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Theme: "Open Topic"

This month is open. Just take a nice photo!


Timeframe: Your entry must be emailed to finalgearphoto@gmail.com on or before midnight Mountain Time, May 31st, 2009.
Prize: Bragging rights, and a position in the Winners' Gallery!

Restrictions: Please follow the following restrictions in order to submit an eligible entry.

- Your image must be a maximum of 1000 pixels (height or width), and a minimum of 500 pixels (height or width).
- Your submission email should have the title of the image and "Contest #17" in the subject. Please title your images, as the poll must have some way to distinguish between them - I don't want half the vote options to be "Untitled."
- Also, when you email your submission, make sure you include your FinalGear screen name so I know who's submitting what!
- Only one submission per user. Please do not create multiple accounts to submit more images, as it is 1) unethical, and 2) statistically reduces your chance of winning anyway.
- Your image must NOT contain any borders or signatures or anything to identify the photo as your own. The images will be stripped of EXIF data as to make the vote 100% anonymous. Please do not mention which photo is yours, and please do not post that image anywhere until the contest is over.
- Your image must have been taken after the contest has started, I will not accept old photos that happen to match the subject. This contest is designed to promote creativity, not find out who has the biggest backlog of good photos.
- Your image may be altered in whatever imaging software you choose, without actually altering the content of the photograph. (i.e. you can alter the curves as much as you want, but you can't paste in David Hasselhoff.) Editing out distracting non-content objects such as power lines is also acceptable.
- Please keep the submissions tasteful and without gore/nudity. I like nude photography as much as the next guy, but this is a public forum. Don't submit anything you wouldn't put up in a public area.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the rules of the FinalGear contests, please voice them in the appropriate forum, or in this thread if you want.

When submitting your image, feel free to suggest a topic for the next contest!

Good luck, and have fun!
 

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Ooh... so, anything I've shot in the month of May ... this could be interesting!
 

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Ooh... so, anything I've shot in the month of May ... this could be interesting!
well he posted the thread on may 5th... so anything I've taken since may 5th or "in the month of may", ie since the 1st?
 

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Should be interesting to see a) who enters b) who wins. A completely open competition should bring the best out of everyone.
 

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Meh, anything after the 1st works for me.
too bad, I?ve taken some nice shots on holiday last week of april ...

But let?s see if I can?t come up with a nice one over the next two and a half weeks ... I always wanted to send something in for one of these contests ... this month, it?s on!
 

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Took mine today, and I instantly know I won't get any votes - its impossible to have a good photo next to you guys' ones. You're all too good damnit! But I'll enter anyway - I'm proud on my low level of what I took. :p
 

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Took mine today, and I instantly know I won't get any votes - its impossible to have a good photo next to you guys' ones. You're all too good damnit! But I'll enter anyway - I'm proud on my low level of what I took. :p
Gotta be proud of what you shoot or else its worthless.
 

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Gotta be proud of what you shoot or else its worthless.
exactly, even if it is crap :D (not saying your pics are crap Speed ;) )

I think I'll shoot something too, there's still time...
 

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I think I need to participate too, as the topic is quite wide. :p
 
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oh boy, there will be a lot of entries for this one...
 

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Can I just ask: how do you read the EXIF to know that a photo was taken after the theme was set? Is there a special program that can delve deeper than windows?
 

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You can use dedicated exif readers such as Opanda IExif or just open up the image in PhotoShop and go to File then File Info. If it's been uploaded somewhere there are also exif viewers that can be used as browser plugins such as FxIF. If someone really wanted to they could rip all of the exif data out but that would just defeat the point of these competitions.
 
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