>>> Challenge 72: Signs <<<

Started Jan 6, 2005 | Discussions thread
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>>> Challenge 72: Signs <<<

Challenge 72: Signs

For this challenge I want you to photograph signs. I have taken this definition from an online dictionary:-

1: A displayed structure bearing lettering or symbols, used to identify or advertise a place or business. For example a motel with a flashing neon sign outside.

2: A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command. For example an EXIT sign above a door; a traffic sign.

This is the major definition of what I expect to see. Hopefully you can get out and about to find a sign in a stunning location. Perhaps you can find one inside a factory or building. There are signs everywhere we go. Just try to use one to make an interesting image. Naturally, the sign must play a major part of your composition.

If you think you can do a convincing photo of a sign from God then great I'm all for creative thinking and slight rule bending but remember the voters will have the final say on whether they think your picture constitutes a sign or not. So don't push your luck

It's a brand new year..... some of you have got toys and camera goodies for Christmas so get out there and use them. If you've never entered the challenges before, now is the time. We all started somewhere. Please join in. It's a simple subject accessible by all.

Above all, have fun........

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Please read the challenge rules and guidelines below. The galleries are now open for posting

The gallery is located at http://www.pbase.com/ctfchallenge/c72_signs


The Canon Talk Forum Challenges are open to everyone so please participate. You don't win anything (the eligible entry winner picks the next challenge topic and sets up the galleries and moderates the challenge), but it can be a fun way to practice your photography and get some feedback.

Eligible Gallery entries must taken with a Canon digital camera and be taken during the specified time period.

Exhibition Gallery entries can use any camera and be taken at any time.

You may post a maximum of 3 photos in each gallery.

Photo by photo, please share your comments with your fellow participants. Challenges reach their full potential when the dialogue becomes as important as the photos themselves.

Those who enjoy more plainspoken and critical comments on their work should mark their title(s) with an asterisk ( )


Challenge Begins: Thursday, January 6th, 2004 0:00 UTC/GMT


Challenge Ends: Monday, January 17th, 2005 23:59 UTC/GMT



If you are new and do not know the user id and password, please send an email to ctf2005(-at-)eloptac.com. Please replace (-at-) with @ in the email address before you send it out. One of the challenge administrators will contact you with that information, but please be patient.


Go to the desired gallery, eligible or exhibition, and edit the gallery. Use browse to locate and upload your picture. Be sure to add the required information below.

Help pages for the CTF challenges are located here: http://www.pbase.com/ctfchallenge/ctf_faq

IMPORTANT: Please respect our Pbase bandwidth and ensure that your photos are no more than 150K in size.

Photos have no limit on dimensions, but bear in mind that the most popular screen size is 1024x768 so try to present your picture to fit accordingly. Viewers are more likely to appreciate your work at its original size without the use of scroll bars!

If you have problems or concerns uploading add a post to this thread.

Each submitted photograph should include...
1. Your Name
2. Picture Title
4. Camera Used
5. Date of Picture (for Eligible Gallery only)

Optional information that's always appreciated is...
6. Description and Comments
7. Photography Tips
8. Post Processing Details

Note: Pictures too large or missing any of the required information will not be allowed. Please do not send off-topic entries. The moderators have the final decision on uploading or deleting pictures.

Pictures that do not adhere to the guidelines will be moved to the pending gallery, where the owners will have time to put them right and move them back to where they should be.

Most pictures that end up in Pending are over 150k. See the tutorials for help.

Post-Processing -- Do whatever you like to your photo and the voters will decide if it's too much.


When the challenge has ended, you can place your votes in the CTF Challenge Voting booth at


Voting Begins: Tuesday, January 18th, 2005 00:00 UTC/GMT


Voting Ends: Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 23:59 UTC/GMT


1. Anonymous voting.
2. Voting for your own entries.

Reasons why you voted for a particular image.

Good luck and get shooting



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