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Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:27 PM

Soliciting Suggested Themes For February Photo Contest--UPDATED

Last edited Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:25 AM - Edit history (3)

Hi everyone, this is my virgin run at hosting the contest and I would like to see what should be the theme. I have some ideas to offer but someone might have something better. Since it's winter and February at that, I was hoping to incorporate a February tone with something fun.

So here we go...

I will decide Monday or Tuesday and take the next steps shortly afterward.

ETA: I changed three of the selections (#7) because those option didn't work. Feel free to change your selection if you like.

I'll leave this up for the weekend at least.

2na
1 vote, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Twos
0 (0%)
Love
0 (0%)
Natural (accidental) faces...like a face in a cloud or-?
1 (100%)
Power lines
0 (0%)
Cold
0 (0%)
Snowy shots
0 (0%)
Something that gives you a chill - be creative
0 (0%)
Other... please make a suggestion in comments
0 (0%)
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Reply Soliciting Suggested Themes For February Photo Contest--UPDATED (Original post)
2naSalit Feb 2016 OP
elleng Feb 2016 #1
2naSalit Feb 2016 #6
Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #10
2naSalit Feb 2016 #11
Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #12
CC Feb 2016 #2
Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #3
2naSalit Feb 2016 #7
alfredo Feb 2016 #4
2naSalit Feb 2016 #8
alfredo Feb 2016 #15
2naSalit Feb 2016 #16
alfredo Feb 2016 #17
2naSalit Feb 2016 #21
alfredo Feb 2016 #22
catnhatnh Feb 2016 #5
2naSalit Feb 2016 #9
CC Feb 2016 #13
alfredo Feb 2016 #18
Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #19
elleng Feb 2016 #14
Adsos Letter Feb 2016 #20
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2016 #23
2naSalit Feb 2016 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2016 #25

Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:51 PM

1. 'Cold'

I voted for 'Winter,' but recalled our seasonal themes, so found an alternative.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:36 PM

6. Yeah, I had something else

to put there, I think it was "icy stuff" - and then I typed in "winter" instead. Oh well, maybe someone will recommend "icy stuff".

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:55 PM

10. I just got some great "cold" shots

at Chena Hot Springs yesterday.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:22 AM

11. Oooh

I saw the one you posted from the ice sculpture event, the one with the lights at night, really liked that.

I was planning to leave this out there over the weekend, think I should exchange that for one of the stadium stinkers on the list? I could do that now, it's not like votes can't be changed.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 01:30 AM

12. At Chena Hot Springs

they have an ice museum that is constructed entirely of ice and is filled with all kinds of really cool ice carvings. For $15 you can have an appletini served at the ice bar in ice cocktail glasses. There are four "rooms" you can stay in for $600 a night, if you're so inclined - I think the beds were covered with caribou hides so you don't feel the cold too much. There's even an ice chapel with an ice lectern if you want to get married there. It was pretty amazing and I got some nice shots. It's frozen year round, somehow using the geothermal power there. Wednesday night we saw some nice auroras, and we spent quite a bit of time in the hot springs pool which was wonderful, nice and toasty while the ambient air temp was right around 0. We really had a good time out there. The resort is totally self-sufficient using geothermal power, and they grow all their own produce all year in the greenhouse. The food in the restaurant was wonderful. Here's a link to their website. http://www.chenahotsprings.com You might like to vacation there sometime.

We're back in Fairbanks now (with Internet - yea) and will be watching the start of the Yukon Quest, the "other" 1,000 mile sled dog race that runs between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, YT, tomorrow. The start of the race alternates between the two cities, so last year we were up here for the finish, this year for the start. It's warmer than last year, so pretty comfortable, which is nice because Fairbanks is known for their -40 degree winters. Right now it's 0 which is pleasant. Sunday we'll ride back to Anchorage on the train.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:05 PM

2. Not sure about doing snow/winter

with the winter contest scheduled to start March 1st.


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Response to CC (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:21 PM

3. Also, hard as it may be for some of you to believe...

...not all of us get snowed on. I had to drive three hours to get my recent snow images.

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Response to CC (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:38 PM

7. Sorry, not sure what I was thinking...

actually I was thinking "icy stuff" but somehow put winter. Doesn't matter, I won't select that option for the theme. I think I can edit that, thanks for mentioning.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:36 PM

4. Utilities = pipes, lines and cables that power our lives

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Response to alfredo (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:42 PM

8. Thank you!

I was hoping you'd say that!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:33 PM

15. You're welcomed.That's broad enough to encompass power lines and USB cables.

The earlier suggestion just needed a better title.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:38 PM

16. Oaky...

I didn't word it quite that way in the poll but will take it under advisement when explaining the theme... was my thinking. I haven't run a poll before so this is fun and interesting. sorry about all the edits but I think I have a good idea how to handle them now.

The part where I'll really need some help it posting the photos in the polls during the actual contest.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 01:06 PM

17. I put them in a plain text file along with the title, then copy and paste into the polls.

Make sure it is plain text, an RTF will mung up the urls.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 02:28 PM

21. Thanks, it will be fun

getting this skill down.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 04:27 PM

22. Once you nail it, you will feel good. Just look to the "alphas" for help.

My experience is very thin.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:23 PM

5. Back to the Future...

Stuff that used to be considered the cutting edge of technology. Alarm clocks that flip over little printed numbers like a rolodex...betamax players...you know-like world of the future stuff from the '64 Worlds Fair....

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:43 PM

9. Oh that's a cool idea

See, I knew there'd be good suggestions out there.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 03:36 AM

13. I kind of like the power-lines,

pipelines, etc. idea.


As for the seasonal overlap, it happens a lot. Before we had the seasonal we got the suggestion of whatever season almost monthly. Cold would work without being a winter theme and would work worldwide.



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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 01:07 PM

18. That's a good idea.

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 01:11 PM

19. This sounds like a great idea.

I have switched my vote to this, via "other."

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 03:52 AM

14. On the wind in February Snowflakes float still,

Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.
—Christina G. Rossetti

http://www.almanac.com/content/seasonal-advice-february-recipes-gardening-folklore

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 01:12 PM

20. I like catnhatnh's Back to the Future idea.

Gets my vote.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:36 PM

23. I voted for something

Other than cold or snowy because many of us don't live on places like that.....

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:52 PM

24. Noted.

It's look like it's not too popular so we're likely to have a more inclusive theme.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 04:22 PM

25. I voted "other"--I like the drippy idea.

I know I have at least one picture that would fit the bill!

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