ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    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:

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  2. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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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:

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    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:

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  3. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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  4. Ghost07

    Ghost07 Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  5. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Once again, several options came to mind:

    1. Vulgar
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    2. Nerdy
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    3. Creative
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    4. Awe-inspiring (look closely, there's a person in that picture)
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    What to do?!
     
  6. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Either of those would be great.

    Yeah! Good one.

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

    Tough choice. Those are all great.
     
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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

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    I'd go with number 2 :)
     
  9. J.T.B.

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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.

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  10. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Does this count as a hole in the ground?

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  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ It sure does.

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

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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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.....
     
  14. auntiehill

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    A swimming hole in Arizona:
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  15. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    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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  16. rhubarbodendron

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    do you by any chance know the name of those two craters? It looks almost like Theophilus in the back and Mädler in the foreground but the background doesn't quite fit and both craters would be larger and a bit further apart.
    They look utterly familiar and I am rather certain that I've seen them many times but I can't remember exactly where they are located.
     
  17. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    I was primarily looking for an, I can do some research.
     
  18. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Daedalus B, according to the right-hand image here.

    (See also images AS11-44-6609 and AS11-44-6611, about halfway down the page here.)
     
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  19. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks for the help! :cool:
     
  20. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Very nice.

    Another good one. :bolian:

    Interesting. I didn't anticipate off-Earth holes in the ground, but that's too cool to disqualify.

    Great entries, everyone, and not a bad turnout. Let's see if we can get a couple more before the voting starts.