View Full Version : May POTY 08 - "(straight) Lines and Curves"

05-03-2008, 02:17 AM
Hi all,

The theme for May 2008 is "(straight) Lines and Curves".
The contest runs from the 1st - 31th.

Please reduce your entry to 800 pixels in width and upload it to this album:
The username is: 43photo
The password is: mayday

The photo must be taken in the month of the contest. You are allowed to submit one (1) photo. Although, if you change your mind and want to submit a different one we can remove the one previously submitted in the gallery. Some have expressed wanting to wait until the end of the month to submit theirs and that is fine.

It would be nice if your entry have a title. Please make sure the exif info is attached to the photo. If you don't include your username with the photo, please pm me so I know who it belongs to.

The entries will be judged according to these criteria:
Subject: Does the subject fit the theme?
Creativity: How effectively/dramatically/interestingly is the subject presented?
Composition: Has the subject been composed appropriately/interestingly?
Lighting: Has lighting been used appropriately/effectively for the subject?
Technical: Has the subject been exposed, focussed, etc appropriately/correctly?1st place and 2nd place winners will each have a choice of one of the prizes below. There will also be two who place 3rd and 4th, and they will have a chance at the end of the year for the Photographer of the Year.

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05-03-2008, 02:23 AM
Hi all,
Ann is still busy with some other things, but she sent me this topic last month. So I added it to this month. I hope she is back soon.

05-18-2008, 05:34 AM
Awesome topic! So open for individual interpretation...

05-19-2008, 01:14 PM
May it is. My bad.

05-24-2008, 10:25 AM
Okay, so I uploaded a submission, and thankfully I don't think I screwed anything up. The big but, though, is that I could not figure out how to preserve much of the exif information. I'm using Olympus Master 2 for the RAW conversion and Paint.NET for the PP (which I'm still quite noobish in my skills). Is there enough info there for the submission to count or do I need to try again? I've read a number of different pages and posts that I thought would help, but so far nothing has. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate the PM :)


05-24-2008, 02:07 PM
That should be good. As long as you have the info for which camera and the date taken. When displaying the info, it looks like you are good to go.

05-24-2008, 11:07 PM

05-24-2008, 11:55 PM
Yea good enough, and nice shot.

06-02-2008, 09:10 AM
Sorry for the late upload on the Spiral picture but I just came back from a European trip yesterday night. The picture was taken last week so there should be no problem right? Thanks for these contests.

06-02-2008, 10:29 AM
Great shot. No problem, I have just got back from the weekend. So I will close it today, and start the next one.