Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015
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Author:  P-F1 Mod [ Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Congratulations Blake for winning last month's competition. Below are the history, rules and topic of this contest.

SEP12 - SPA - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3845
OCT12 - MOVEMENT & MOTION - SPECDECIBLE - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4319
NOV12 - DARKNESS - RACHIE_D - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5014
DEC12 - SOUND - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5592&p=201106#p201106
JAN13 - POWER - SDLROB - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5845
FEB13 - BOATS - DENORTH - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6049
MAR13 - TIRES/TYRES - SDLROB - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6276&p=233803#p233803
APR13 - FOOD - SPECDECIBLE - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6706
MAY13 - CITY STREETS - BLAKE - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7089
JUN13 - CLOUDS - HAZ - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7404
JUL13 - SUMMER - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&p=307086#p307086
AUG13 - ABSTRACT/QUIRKY - RACHIE_D viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8139
SEP13 - NATURE - HAZ - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8422&p=337217#p337217
OCT13 - PATTERNS - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8751
NOV13 - HAPPY - TOBY - viewtopic.php?f=5&p=372668#p372668
DEC13 - EXCITEMENT - BLAKE - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9367
JAN14 - REFLECTIONS - MACCA84 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9476
FEB14 - DECAY - ALIENTURNEDHUMAN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9659
MAR14 - GREEN - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9798
APR14 - NEW - SDLROB - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10023
MAY14 - CELEBRITIES - ALIENTURNEDHUMAN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10220&p=431269#p431269
JUN14 - MY BEST FRIEND[S] - TOBY - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10419&p=443480#p443480
JUL14 - FLASH - BANANA MAN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10628
AUG14 - MOUNTAINS - COULTHARD'S CHIN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10814
SEP14 - MEMORIES - HOWLING SHADOW - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10968
OCT14 - FAMILY - MINCHY - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11097
NOV14 - ARCHITECTURE - ALIENTURNEDHUMAN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11331
DEC14 - NIGHT-TIME - SLOTH - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11631&p=518790#p518790
JAN15 - SERENITY - ALIENTURNEDHUMAN - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11754&p=519677#p519677
FEB15 - NEW - TUFTY - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11861&p=525397#p525397
MAR15 - EPIC - JIMBOX01 - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11948&p=531860#p531860
APR15 - HEROES - SDLROB - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12103
MAY15 - AIRCRAFT - BLAKE - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12189&p=551621#p551621

JIMBOX01 - 6
HAZ - 2
TOBY - 2
MACCA84 - 1


For the sake of the servers, we ask that the length of the photo on the longest side be no more than 1200 pixels - this can be set when uploading images to picture hosting websites.

The contest ends at 23.59 UK time on June 30th, and voting opens from then until 23.59 on July 5th.

Only entrants may vote, and must submit their top 5 choices to me along with a topic idea for next month - winner's choice carries - and NOT to one of the other mods - they will not oversee the competition unless I am unavailable for any reason.

Only one photo is permitted per member, and may be changed at any point until the deadline. The photo has to have been taken by the member posting it.

Members may not vote for themselves, and since not voting gives you a higher chance of winning, it will be penalised by a deduction of 15 points [points are allocated as 15 for each first-placed vote, 10 for 2nd, 6 for 3rd, 3 for 4th and 1 for 5th] to redress the balance, unless for any reason the member in question is unavailable during voting, in which case alternative arrangements should be made in advance.

5 points are also on offer to the member who contributes the most creative interpretation of the subject matter, at my discretion where appropriate.

Please remember indecent images are subject to the same rules in this thread as the rest of the forum.

All that remains is for me to announce the title. Therefore the June 2015 Planet-F1 Forum photo competition title is:


Author:  P-F1 Mod [ Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Votes from May as follows:

Blake - 42
Banana Man - 41
Jimbox01 - 41
SDLRob - 26
Howling Shadow - 25

Congratulations everyone, and especially Blake for winning by that narrowest of margins!

Author:  Blake [ Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Narrowest of margins... I would think so! I figured myself for dead last!


BTW, the intent of my suggested topic was a bit broader than just farm life, as I figured rural life, i just worded it poorly. I hope the that our Mod will allow the clarification, as some of you may not have access to a farm.

Thanks everyone.

Author:  P-F1 Mod [ Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Thanks for the clarification, Blake. I'll leave the title as it is now, because some will already have seen it and it's not fair to move the goalposts. However, we do reward creative interpretations of a theme so I'm looking forward to this one!

Author:  Jimbox01 [ Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Well done Blake - nice one :)

I currently live (until Wednesday) on a commercial fruit farm, so 'Life on a Farm' is perfectly OK by me, you really don't need to clarify or expand the brief if you don't want to. ;)

Author:  Jimbox01 [ Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Farm Waste
Apples - the ones that didn't make it to the supermarket shelves.

Tons upon tons upon tons of farm produce is dumped every year, either because it didn't meet the supermarkets' spec, or it simply didn't sell.
The stuff that does sell is transported all over the world, and then another chunk of it gets thrown away by the supermarkets/retailers/wholesalers.
Finally, we buy it from the supermarkets, keep it in the fridge for a few days, and throw at least 25% of it away ourselves.

I personally think the whole system is bonkers, but then if we didn't have Guatemalan blackberries (or whatever) on the shelves in January, the farmers and farm workers in poorer countries would either have no jobs, or they'd be growing 'other' crops.

Author:  bourbon19 [ Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Congrats Blake.

I think I can work with this farm theme. :D

I have a great idea for my next shoot, I just have to find an appropriate scene to shoot.

Author:  Blake [ Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Thanks, bourbon

A few shots to get me at least "on the board". I leave tomorrow for a road trip and hopefully I will get a few more opportunities to share the rural life.

gravel road, hay bales, sorting pens, ditch grass and a storm............ yup, life on the farm!

"Watcha lookin' at, Mister?" As I sat on the highway taking some shots of cattle in the pasture

Played around a bit with this livesstock loading pen

I thought the "big & little" barns were kind of fun...

Lastly... for this post anyway, just a small section of a batch of bales for feeding cattle

Author:  minchy [ Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Well done lat month Blake, and I love the shots above - that's a proper American barn and mail box, you'd never see anything like that in the UK.

I rarely get to go out to the country so can't go looking for a picture opportunity, but as I also rarely post anything here I'll go for good old lets get a few votes for cuteness idea and put up one from a country walk in a maize field a few summers ago. Not a very good resolution as I took it on an old phone, but I like it :)


Author:  Blake [ Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Actually, your pic sums up farm life wonderfully... Of course, we would call it a "corn" field.... just to be difficult.

Is the little cutie yours?

Author:  minchy [ Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Yes, it was a couple of years ago so she was 4 at the time. I think we only use corn in the UK as a shortened name for the sweet corn verity of maize.

Author:  sloth [ Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

A goat from my recent visit to a farm.


Author:  tootsie323 [ Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

Look at me, I'm a hamster!


Author:  Blake [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

I think that I like the drama with this one, so please consider this to be my entry...


Author:  Alienturnedhuman [ Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planet-F1 Photo Competition June 2015

I grew up on a farm and live in a rural county, but I can't find any photos I feel really fulfil the brief of "LIFE on a farm"

However, I know PF1-Mod likes creative interpretations of the theme. So I'm going with this:

The end of the day in the LIFE ON A solar FARM:


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