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*****Feb. Photography Contest*****Preliminary Voting thread 1 of 3 --please look and vote in all 3

The February Photography Contest Theme is
NATIONAL and State Parks = we allowed a bit of leeway because travel is restricted but it was not really necessary. All of us had great photos in our archives, and here they are.

Please vote in all three threads, make comments (we love to read them), and enjoy!

Also, please help keep the threads kicked.

Link to thread 2 https://www.democraticunderground.com/10025006

Link to thread 3

The preliminaries will run for 72 hours
They are in GD with the approval of the Administration.

Thank you - now vote for your favorites in all three threads.

Mosquito Lake State Park, Trumbull County, Ohio

Rocky Mountain Reflects

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, CO State Parks

Steam Rising From the Springs - Ichetucknee Springs SP in FL

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Admiring the Cherry Blossoms in the Tidal Basin--West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

Big Bend National Park

Buffalo National River, Jasper Arkansas

Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

Actions have consequences - I sincerely hope it will apply here, one way or another

*****Before closing the contest, which is now full*****asking urbanhermit

The way I see it, urbanhermit who has submitted 2 of them, submitted the last one after we had 30 photos. We can't go over, because each poll can only hold 10 photos.
So, dear urbanhermit, chose the one you want to keep in, and remove the other.

I love your last entry.....both of them, and I'm sorry.

*****Opening up the February contest for a few more submissions*****

Our entries stalled just when the second impeachment trial began. Understandable! But now all we have to handle is the probably paltry and boring defense, so I will open this up to fill out the 30 spots - I believe we have 4 openings left, and second submissions are now allowed.
I am awed at the power of the photos we already have, and hope you will round it up to 30. I'm off to get my second shot of covid vaccine.
I feel privileged.
Thank you all! I will close submissions on the 18th of February.

***I've got two problems*** about the current contest - submissions are soaring in

The fact we got 18 submissions in the first day is NOT a problem.

The fact that some of the photos are too large is against the rules, and I wish the folks who submitted them would go to postimages.org and size them down.
It's how I would do it, but I'm busy with re-visiting America the beautiful in my archives which brings me to my second problem

So far I have 7 entry possibilities, and I can not, at this point, decide.

A long time ago - in the photo group - folks who were indecisive posted a questionnaire poll in the photo group and asked the others which they liked best.
It actually was fun, and the person who asked did not really have to follow the advice of the poll's results, and sometimes did and other times did not.

I might do that tomorrow. Just announcing it, in case I do, so folks who have not been around that long realize it's an old photography habit coming to the fore again.

To participate in February's photo contest ***National and State Parks*** go here

Read about it, and please consider entering a photograph
If you win you get to chose the theme for next months contest


To participate in the February photo contest ***National and State Parks*** go here

Read about it, and please consider entering a photograph
If you win you get to chose the theme for next months contest


*****DISCUSSION Thread for the February Contest***"NATIONAL and State Parks***

Here is where you make comments or ask questions concerning the February contest. The Theme is "NATIONAL and STATE PARKS"
Let us know your thoughts here and post your photo here:


*****Submission Thread for the February Contest***"NATIONAL and State Parks***

THIS IS THE THREAD FOT SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOGRAPH - WITH A TITLE - if you want to make a comment go here:


The theme of the contest is:
“NATIONAL and State Parks”

The theme was chosen by DUer Xolodno who won the January contest. Questions have come up about enlarging the theme a bit, considering the fact we are under a travel ban, that some of us are not in the US of A, and all of us pretty much need to search our archives.

So we have expanded it to include National Monuments, nature preserves, recreational areas run by the US Park Service. And then there was a question about Great Britain, and that’s OK too.
Use your judgment and chances are I will not be difficult. Though I tell you now, this is not a for cute pet portraits.
I am very curious what you will come up with, so let us see what you've got.
I let this submission thread run til the 16th then we proceed with the voting.

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. 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.

As stated 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.


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.
Thesubmissions will run until Feb 15 - or until we have 30 submissions. I may well allow a second photo, and will announce that later on in the allotted time period.

Announcing the theme for our February photo contest - and asking for participation

The theme was chosen by the winner of January's contest, Xolodno and it is

HERE IS A LINK to a bit more information about it

Please consider going through your photos and finding one you want to enter.
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