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So as you can see, this is a digital photography gallery, This was a contest earlier but not anymore; you can't enter anymore. The submissions now will be just for the sake of making an interesting themed photography wiki. If you are interested in submitting, see guidelines at the bottom of the page.

The winner is:

[Janouk] Pause

1. [shotokan_gal] London underground

2. [Elisha Kelly] Old coca-cola sign on the side of my local store

3. [Solitary Comfort] "The World we live in"


Found this little sticker on the railing bars of a bridge.. Found it quite thought provoaking.

4. [ally] 70


5. [dayah] Japan Stop


6. [~Lady Morgana~] Hardrock Cafe Warnsign


8. [Skydancer] Chariot of many adventures.

9. [iippo] City tree

10. [shotokan_gal] Saddler's yard

11. [shotokan_gal]

12. [shotokan_gal] Library

13. [Madzeri] japanese punk store-called 'sex pot revenge'

14. [Skydancer] Wandering around Biltmore Forest

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<img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0028.jpg> <img200*0:stuff/Sept3-06_m0032.jpg>

<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0045.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0012.jpg>

<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0054.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0055.jpg>

<img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0026.jpg> <img0*200:stuff/Sept3-06_m0040.jpg>

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Theme: Signs. Any sign with any meaning. It can be domestic (in your house) or public (on the street), in the city or in the countryside. Yet the following restrictions apply:
a) must be contemporary, modern. No real hieroglyphs
b) the meaning of the sign should be clear to the reader/viewer. A translation must be provided for a non-English text-sign.

Examples of what we're looking for:
traffic signs, street signs, shop signs, signs indicating facilities, words and images painted on streets, signs held up by protesters, cars' register plates etc...
Examples of what we're not looking for:
self-made writing on paper (like the kind you see so often in Elfhouses), tombstones or other memorials, road-side adverts, posters, graffiti etc...

-Good quality please. You can upload it off-site (like PhotoBucket) but if that is the case, I will very likely upload the image into ET for you (you'd have to give me a really good reason not to, because PhotoBucket links can break, ET links can't unless broken by guards, and I want the images of the contest to show for all eternity).
-Good composition, interesting juxtaposition, even interesting colour/tone scheme will give your image a more favourable eye.

Rules of the house:
1.Own work only, follow Uploading Art Rules. Breakers will be in trouble.
2. No manipulation other than:
-gaussian blur/other method of making image less pixelated
-colour balance
(because all of those can be achieved with masterful photography skills, using a regular camera).
3. No violence nor nudity at all. I really can't see any point how it'd enhance a photo of a sign (unless a nudist protest?), but if you feel oppressed by this rule, discuss with me via personal message and show me the image, and I'll decide.
4. Remember the theme; any picture not following the theme will be removed without warning.
5. Add new submissions to the bottom.

0. [username] - Title of photo <-- this must be.
<img200:myimageurlhere.ext> (notice, it the piece is horizontal, use <img*200:myimageurlhere.ext>)

Username (or number or email):


2006-05-03 [Janouk]: *nods* That causes me to not be completely convinced by the theory :-)

2006-05-05 [~Lady Morgana~]: Wich therory?

2006-05-07 [playslashwrite]: congratulations, [Janouk]!!:D

2006-05-07 [Elisha Kelly]: yay! congrats [Janouk] :D

2006-05-08 [shotokan_gal]: Woot, well done Janouk :) (to add to the others)

2006-05-08 [Janouk]: Aww, thank you! Though I think you all did a great job as well! *gives cookies because everyone's a winner :)*

2006-05-08 [iippo]: And we're open again, for gallerising. :) Anyone is welcome to submit anything, as many pictures as you wish.

2006-08-29 [shotokan_gal]: *brushes off cobwebs* is this still open for sign-type pics?

2006-08-29 [iippo]: Yes. Thank you (I was thinking of this place earlier in that chocolate page, but then went to badge someone instead o.O)

2006-08-29 [iippo]: And I just realised it was "editable by me". X_x No wonder no one added anything.

2006-08-29 [shotokan_gal]: Your comment there reminded me of this actually. I might have two, if an older one uploaded isn't too 'hand written' (though it is a public sign). Well, I can take it off if it doesn't fit specifications.

2006-08-29 [iippo]: Hand written public sign? Reminds me of a thing in Coventry... (Someone has stolen the actual street sign, and someone else has sprayed "happy lane" on the sign-holder... I don't know if the street is actually called happy lane or not :P)

2006-08-29 [shotokan_gal]: You've probably seen that one, I posted it somewhere before. It was just amusing, partly because it actually even existed ^^

2006-08-29 [iippo]: Can't remember if I've seen it, but I like it xD

2006-08-29 [shotokan_gal]: It's better in context, but even so (took them till my 4th year to put it up too!).

2006-08-29 [iippo]: My sister told me that they're school has a warning above the radiators that says "Do not sit on the radiators" and someone has added to it with a pen "no one would even consider doing that if there were some benches here."

2006-08-29 [shotokan_gal]: XD how true

2006-09-04 [iippo]: Whoa, nice lot Skydancer! Would you mind if I faff it a little, to put the horizontal ones together on one row and vertical ones on another (to make the wiki look more balanced)? Or are they in some order, like "order of seeing them"?
(I'm a compulsory wiki-faffer I'm afraid :P)

2006-09-04 [Skydancer]: you may whip them around any way you like, I don't mind.. there is no real order except the order they happened to be on my harddrive. :)

2006-09-04 [iippo]: Ok now I'm done :P (sorry for people online now for all the wiki-edits xD)

2006-12-29 [iippo]: [playslashwrite]'s entry disappeared because it was not uploaded to Elftown. >.<;;; I f00king hate when that happens!

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