Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ok, so this will be really simple. Seeing as this is an international board, we are in a constant seasonal flux. While someone is now experiencing Fall, someone is experiencing Spring. While someone will be experiencing Winter, others will be experiencing Summer. So, seasons are the theme.

    So, here's what you need to do. Take a picture of something that shows off the current season in your neck of the woods. Then crop it or resize it for the standard avatar size. (ie 150x150).

    As an example, here's what I'll be using. Took this about a month ago while hiking:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Ghost07

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    Beautiful picture, and great topic! I can't wait to see what season it is around the world.

    and thanks for linking it...:D
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Excellent. I'll take a picture over the weekend. We've got some good foliage going on at the moment.
     
  4. Saga

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    took this a week or two ago

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  5. auntiehill

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    I wish I lived somewhere that had seasons.
     
  6. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    you have some too, only yours are more or less wet while ours are more or less cold.
     
  7. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not even that. We get heavy rain here year-round.
     
  8. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If that's what it's like, then go for it! I can just picture lots of people on a busy street with umbrellas.
     
  9. trekkiedane

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    Nice theme-idea...

    I'll see if I can find a moment inbetween showers to go out there and take a snapshot of a puddle :p
     
  10. Revdkathy

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    Not sure a photo of fog will be very artistic
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sure it would. It's all in how you would frame it.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Okay, here we go. I went down to Moswetuset yesterday morning, but it was kind of bleak and most of the leaves had blown down. Also, there was a birder camouflaged among the rocks quacking away and I didn't want to disturb him. But I got a couple of decent shots and decided on this one:

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    The last leave of Autumn hangs on stubbornly with the bleak dawn and chilly ocean in the background.
     
  13. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    awesome!!
    Back light on hazelnut leaves:
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  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    It can be, if the light is right. Here's an example from my local newspaper:
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  15. auntiehill

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    This is Houston--no one walks anywhere. And I'm not going to go out in the rain to try to take a picture. I'll pass on this one, thanks.
     
  16. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Around here people use their weekend-days during spring in garden centres and their weekend-days during autumn at IKEA! (Like mum and I did today).

    If these trees had been right in front of the name on the building, not some ad hung from it, it would have been a perfect seasonal image from here...

    [​IMG]

    Still working on finding the perfect avatarable shot :sigh:
     
  17. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Heh, funny thing is, I saw the blue and I knew it was IKEA even before you said it was :) There's none around me, but there's a new one in our nation's capital, even bigger than the original one that was there (about 4 times the size or so they claim, and multi-storied), which is hard to believe as I've always found them to be bigger than average stores to begin with. This new one is a colossus in comparison.
     
  18. RJDiogenes

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    How about a POV shot of the rain through a window, soaked with wistfulness and longing and a burning hatred of precipitation?
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

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    I happened to find this today: [​IMG]
     
  20. trekkiedane

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    Blue is a somewhat crowded part of the corporate logo spectrum. But somehow we seem to recognize the nuance whenever we see one. I find that quite remarkable - and more than just a little scary!
    Three or four years ago, when they build that Ikea here in town (tiny town in a tiny country) they said it was the biggest in northern Europe... It is ridiculously big; enough so for entire armies to march in and never bee seen again. Apart from the parking below I think it's only two stories though.
     

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