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Grumpy Old Guy

(3,334 posts)
Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:17 PM Jul 2022


Hi folks,

Here is the theme and a tentative timeline for the August contest.

The theme, as chosen by last month's winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Here is the tentative timeline:

August 10th: Contest entries start, for a period of one week, unless we get thirty entries sooner.

August 17th: The semi-finals start, for a period of three days.

August 21st: Finals thread, for a period of three days.

August 24th: Announcement of the winners.

On a personal note, I am having minor, outpatient surgery on August 11th, which is why I'm scheduling the week of initial entries for August 10th. I'll probably be laid up for a few days, but should be back in business in time for the semi-finals. I'll ask for help if it looks like I'm going to have trouble.

Have fun!

Grumpy Old Guy

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***INFO ABOUT THE AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST*** (Original Post) Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 OP
Great timeline, my dear Grumpy! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2022 #1
Thanks dear Peggy! ❤ Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #4
I hope your surgery goes well and you are back with us quickly. brer cat Jul 2022 #2
Thank you so much! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #5
Thank you posting the dates, I will not miss this contest now. Butterflylady Jul 2022 #3
Good to hear. Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #6
K&R 2naSalit Jul 2022 #7
Can someone please post instructions... mysteryowl Jul 2022 #8
This might help Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #9
Great subject! Callalily Jul 2022 #10
Thank you. Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #11
Kicking this, since this is the week! CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2022 #12
Thanks! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #13


(150,674 posts)
1. Great timeline, my dear Grumpy!
Sat Jul 30, 2022, 06:23 PM
Jul 2022

I heartily approve of your plans. They are well laid-out and clear.

The theme is superb.

If you have any difficulties.......well, you know who to call!


(7,515 posts)
8. Can someone please post instructions...
Sat Jul 30, 2022, 09:16 PM
Jul 2022

...on how to upload a pic from our computers?


Is there a prize if we win?

Grumpy Old Guy

(3,334 posts)
9. This might help
Sat Jul 30, 2022, 10:41 PM
Jul 2022

This is a thread that is pinned to the top of the Photography Forum explaining how to upload a photo in general terms. In addition, we ask that a photo be no longer than 1024 pixels on its longer edge, and 465kb or less in size. This can usually be accomplished with any editing software. There are lots of people here, including me, who would be happy to help you with all of this.

When it comes time to enter the contest you create a post in the contest thread, name the photograph, and paste the link into the message portion of the post.

The prize is bragging rights and you get to pick the theme for the next contest.

Again, we are all happy to help.


(14,965 posts)
10. Great subject!
Sun Jul 31, 2022, 07:39 AM
Jul 2022

There is beauty in the ordinary.

Good luck on your surgery and hope that you have a swift and complete recovery.

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