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(14,559 posts)
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 09:22 AM Oct 2022

October contest submission thread.

This discussion thread was locked by AndyS (a host of the Photography group).


Comment thread here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1036107342

The theme for October is: Tools

Every day, we use numerous tools or devices to accomplish tasks. These can be as simple and primitive as a branch and rock being used as a lever and fulcrum. Or as complex as the state of the art cell phone or laptop. Nature is awe inspiring in the breadth and depth of beauty and wonder. But technological implements, old or new, working or now broken or rusted, have a beauty of their own. The image doesn't have to depict the entire object. It can be a set of gears of a clock, the numberpad on a keyboard, a hammer, or a quarter of a bicycle wheel. It can be in use, idle, or long abandoned. Though there may be some grey areas in terms of what fits, as a guideline, the object in question needs to do something more than merely existing to perform it's function. For example, a well wouldn't fit but the pulley system for moving the bucket would. For post-processing, try to keep it relatively minimal. Have fun!


Only one entry of your own original work per person, unless/until the Volunteer Host opens Submissions for second entries. You need to post your entry in the submission thread started by the Host of a contest. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your post. The submission thread is for photo entries only, no comments, no questions. The Host will start a separate thread just for comments and questions.

Once a photo is entered in a contest it is ineligible for any future contest unless the Host specifies otherwise.

The Winner of the contest is the one that comes up with the Theme of the next contest. They can just decide on a theme or may ask for suggestions and then run a poll to pick one of them. Either way the Theme will always be at the discretion of the person who won the contest.

The Volunteer Host has the option of adding other rules to the contest they are hosting. An example would be no Black & White or all Black & White entries.

The Volunteer Host has the option of declaring the submissions being blind (no one knows who entered which photo) or public. Should the Host op for blind submissions it is their responsibility to instruct entrants on how to get their entries to the host.

Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing, just ask.

The Volunteer Host is the final authority in their contests. The Volunteer Host may enter a contest as long as the Volunteer Host is not the previous winner and has not selected the theme for the contest which they are hosting.

Submissions will be limited to 30 entries maximum unless the Photography Group votes to change the limits.

The Winner of the contest agrees to pick the next month's theme. The Winner of the monthly contest may not enter the contest for which they selected a theme.

The Submission & Comment threads will be posted in the Photography Group. The Preliminary polls and Final Contest poll will be posted in GD per Skinner’s permission.

The Host of the Contest may copy and paste these rules into their submission thread or post a link to these rules into the submission thread. The Host WILL copy and paste the CONTEST LICENSE into the submission thread in its entirety. (At bottom of post)


An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.
October contest submission thread. (Original Post) AndyS Oct 2022 OP
An Umbrella Comes in Handy Walleye Oct 2022 #1
A Chef's Tool CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2022 #2
The same old grind Solly Mack Oct 2022 #3
Aprender espanol en el siglo XXI (Learning Spanish in the 21st Century) LakeArenal Oct 2022 #4
Old rusted-open fence tool. George McGovern Oct 2022 #5
Fire code compliance at the Amargosa Opera House mike_c Oct 2022 #6
Over the Moon in a Flying Machine William Seger Oct 2022 #7
Gold Mill Dynamo, Bodie CA Tom Kitten Oct 2022 #8
All aboard! Watch your step! mnhtnbb Oct 2022 #9
Clean Sweep (the broom-squire's tools) Mousetoescamper Oct 2022 #10
Implements of Justice, Texas Style, circa 1895 AndyS Oct 2022 #11
Sound Room Callalily Oct 2022 #12
Paper and String sinkingfeeling Oct 2022 #13
Workhorse since 1898 HAB911 Oct 2022 #14
Old Faithful Diamond_Dog Oct 2022 #15
Help. After Ian. Mira Oct 2022 #16
World's Oldest Working Clock edhopper Oct 2022 #17
Home Ownership Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2022 #18
Tools of the Crab Trade Dyedinthewoolliberal Oct 2022 #19
Beer Tool Reflection Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2022 #20
Drill bits Mz Pip Oct 2022 #21
True Simplicity usonian Oct 2022 #22
People Mover urbanhermit Oct 2022 #23
light bender teamster633 Oct 2022 #24
Lever and Fulcrum Nail Removal MichaelSoE Oct 2022 #25
The Glass Amulet JohnnyRingo Oct 2022 #26
Colander Eclipse Viewer consider_this Oct 2022 #27
Sunrise on the Trail markie Oct 2022 #28
Locking. Preliminaries will be up later today! AndyS Oct 2022 #29


(28,117 posts)
1. An Umbrella Comes in Handy
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 09:47 AM
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(147,821 posts)
2. A Chef's Tool
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:04 AM
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Last edited Sun Oct 9, 2022, 01:09 PM - Edit history (1)

Solly Mack

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3. The same old grind
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:18 AM
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4. Aprender espanol en el siglo XXI (Learning Spanish in the 21st Century)
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:49 AM
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Last edited Fri Oct 7, 2022, 11:53 AM - Edit history (1)

Won’t let me correct español???? No ñ allowed.

George McGovern

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5. Old rusted-open fence tool.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:51 AM
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(35,978 posts)
6. Fire code compliance at the Amargosa Opera House
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 11:52 AM
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William Seger

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7. Over the Moon in a Flying Machine
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 01:02 PM
Oct 2022

Tom Kitten

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8. Gold Mill Dynamo, Bodie CA
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:09 PM
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Last edited Wed Oct 12, 2022, 04:37 PM - Edit history (1)


(30,988 posts)
9. All aboard! Watch your step!
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:14 PM
Oct 2022


(2,228 posts)
10. Clean Sweep (the broom-squire's tools)
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:39 PM
Oct 2022


(14,559 posts)
11. Implements of Justice, Texas Style, circa 1895
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 04:49 PM
Oct 2022


(14,578 posts)
12. Sound Room
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 05:34 PM
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(49,921 posts)
13. Paper and String
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:35 PM
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(8,529 posts)
14. Workhorse since 1898
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 07:16 PM
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(30,007 posts)
15. Old Faithful
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 08:53 PM
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(22,367 posts)
16. Help. After Ian.
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 09:17 AM
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(32,419 posts)
17. World's Oldest Working Clock
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 11:02 AM
Oct 2022

Grumpy Old Guy

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18. Home Ownership
Sun Oct 9, 2022, 06:48 PM
Oct 2022


(15,181 posts)
19. Tools of the Crab Trade
Sun Oct 9, 2022, 07:04 PM
Oct 2022

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,435 posts)
20. Beer Tool Reflection
Sun Oct 9, 2022, 08:38 PM
Oct 2022

Last edited Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:46 PM - Edit history (1)

Mz Pip

(27,209 posts)
21. Drill bits
Mon Oct 10, 2022, 01:42 PM
Oct 2022


(8,244 posts)
22. True Simplicity
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 09:36 PM
Oct 2022


(717 posts)
23. People Mover
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 07:38 AM
Oct 2022


(2,028 posts)
24. light bender
Fri Oct 14, 2022, 01:32 PM
Oct 2022


(1,568 posts)
25. Lever and Fulcrum Nail Removal
Fri Oct 14, 2022, 01:43 PM
Oct 2022


(18,254 posts)
26. The Glass Amulet
Fri Oct 14, 2022, 06:20 PM
Oct 2022



(2,082 posts)
27. Colander Eclipse Viewer
Fri Oct 14, 2022, 06:41 PM
Oct 2022


(22,749 posts)
28. Sunrise on the Trail
Fri Oct 14, 2022, 06:57 PM
Oct 2022


(14,559 posts)
29. Locking. Preliminaries will be up later today!
Sat Oct 15, 2022, 07:53 AM
Oct 2022
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