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RJDiogenes March 2 2013 11:11 AM

ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground
 
And here, as the dawn breaks, appears the newest Misc Avatar Contest: "Holes In The Ground." Inspired by the recent meteorite impact in Russia ("In Russia, meteorites come to you!"), we will celebrate punctures in the epidermis of our Earth. The orifice of your choice can be of any variety: A cavern, a canyon, a wishing well or a gopher hole. It can be natural or man-made, big or small, beautiful or terrifying, shallow or deep (so to speak). Go to it, you avatar-makers, you.

(A word of caution: Any contestants who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, please double check before posting! :eek: )

To get us started off, a picture I myself took with my very own uncle's camera back in 1993:

http://home.comcast.net/~RJDiogenes/...randCanyon.jpg

trekkiedane March 2 2013 12:14 PM

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Interesting idea for a theme!

I've found a picture of someone standing at THE BOTTOM of the Cave of Swallows:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps304bd00d.gif


If it doesn't present the whole hole well enough I could be persuaded to enter an image of someone hanging from a rope in the same cave:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps525c26b4.jpg

Locutus of Bored March 2 2013 12:21 PM

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2010 Guatemala Sinkhole:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps7437848d.jpg

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...world-science/

Ghost07 March 2 2013 01:45 PM

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interesting theme...especially since, 2 days ago, a sinkhole opened up in this guy's bedroom and swallowed him and his bed. Wish I had saved that picture now...:lol:...anyways, I can't wait to see what everyone else chooses.

Kai "the spy" March 2 2013 07:23 PM

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Once again, several options came to mind:

1. Vulgar
http://i.imgur.com/Zz6URUV.jpg

2. Nerdy
http://i.imgur.com/Sy9L21G.jpg

3. Creative
http://i.imgur.com/ddK7lF9.jpg

4. Awe-inspiring (look closely, there's a person in that picture)
http://i.imgur.com/3raGOrJ.jpg

What to do?!

RJDiogenes March 2 2013 07:50 PM

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Quote:

trekkiedane wrote: (Post 7751269)
If it doesn't present the whole hole well enough I could be persuaded to enter an image of someone hanging from a rope in the same cave:

Either of those would be great.

Quote:

Locutus of Bored wrote: (Post 7751281)
2010 Guatemala Sinkhole.

Yeah! Good one.

Quote:

Ghost07 wrote: (Post 7751362)
interesting theme...especially since, 2 days ago, a sinkhole opened up in this guy's bedroom and swallowed him and his bed. Wish I had saved that picture now...:lol:...anyways, I can't wait to see what everyone else chooses.

You've got a few days to track it down. ;)

Quote:

Kai "the spy" wrote: (Post 7752091)
What to do?!

Tough choice. Those are all great.

RJDiogenes March 2 2013 07:51 PM

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Also: Oops. My picture was taken in 1991. Don't know what I was thinking.

Owain Taggart March 2 2013 07:57 PM

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I'd go with number 2 :)

J.T.B. March 2 2013 08:32 PM

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The biggest man-made hole in the world is pratically in my back yard. It used to be a mountain. It's so big it doesn't really translate well to av size, but what the hell.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps1309d9c6.png

Ar-Pharazon March 2 2013 08:51 PM

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Does this count as a hole in the ground?

http://img15.picoodle.com/i532/arpha..._db6_u9a07.jpg

RJDiogenes March 3 2013 10:52 AM

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^^ It sure does.

Good one, J.T.B. :bolian:

Rhubarbodendron March 4 2013 03:48 PM

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http://sdg3.com/z/mypics/thisandthat/atoll2.jpg

admittedly a hole in a rather wet ground, but nevertheless..

trekkiedane March 4 2013 03:53 PM

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^During my research for this round I saw a number of not entirely dissimilar images... don't they all look incredibly inviting? - I just want to dive into them and never again have to surface for air.....

auntiehill March 4 2013 06:43 PM

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A swimming hole in Arizona:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps107c4130.jpg

JiNX-01 March 4 2013 07:00 PM

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps4fa56f32.jpg

The large crater is Daedalus. It's on the far side of the moon and the picture was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. I haven't found the name of the smaller crater.


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