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Old 07-05-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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camera5 ~July 2013 POM Entry Thread~

This is the place to enter FIVE of your best shots taken in July! We are really into summer now! Show us what you are seeing in your neck of the woods!
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Let’s try relaxing the POM rules for July-
For July; contest entries may be processed to achieve a more perfect and presentable photo by correcting the exposure, cropping, straightening, sharpening or subtle enhancing. Photos will not be disqualified unless they are judged to be altered beyond a reasonable point, such as the use of extreme filters found on Instagram and numerous other apps or programs for artistic effects. We recognize it is rare to have perfect conditions in nature! Give us your best shot!


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Old 07-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Sounds good to me...cropping, exposure adjustments, and such were done by photographers who developed their own film. I remember being taught such techniques in the one photography class I took. I think Sage has always been okay with minor adjustments.
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Sounds good to me too but.... I have to admit I've been cropping all along... was I not supposed to be doing that? I don't know how to straighten or sharpen but I've got a button that lightens or darkens that I've been using too. I think I better go run and hide now since maybe I shouldn't have been doing that either!!!
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Hey!!! Can we have free moths this month>>>>? I liked the free frogs last month even though I didn't get any photos of any.
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Sounds good to me too but.... I have to admit I've been cropping all along... was I not supposed to be doing that? I don't know how to straighten or sharpen but I've got a button that lightens or darkens that I've been using too. I think I better go run and hide now since maybe I shouldn't have been doing that either!!!
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Hey!!! Can we have free moths this month>>>>? I liked the free frogs last month even though I didn't get any photos of any.
I've been cropping too...I've made no secret about that. As for lightening or darkening, I'm almost sure ever since Sage took over, minor adjustments like these were allowed and even welcomed. So, I'll either join you in hiding or shout, "Olly, Olly oxen free!!!"
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Hmmmm..... I'm thinking it's gonna get real crowded real fast if everyone cropping and lightening and darkening using an exposure button has to run off and hide!!! No filters or anything like that for me because I don't know what they are. I do have a few more buttons that I've tried but they turn the photos into black and white and line drawing cartoons mostly. Are those buttons filters? Just curious.
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I'm sorting through the last couple of days of photos, and I thought I'd start us off with this:

~July 2013 POM Entry Thread~-dsc01992-panorama.jpg

It just seems like July to me. Not a native to the East Coast, but the sunflowers did make their way east once the pioneers cleared a way for them. I tried planting tons of black-oil sunflower seeds this year, but not too many made it to maturity...what with the deer eating them down and all.

By the way, this was obviously cropped.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Good idea, FREE MOTHS THIS MONTH!

Buttons usually are essentially filters of some sort, but if they are automatic changes without offering you a way to control them, they can be scary! Like PicAsa has automatic exposure button, but it has sliders to let you adjust the result.

Btw, I'm still away staying with my son, visiting with rest of family and without the laptop so I haven't judged June yet, but soon, so please hang on! We're leaving in the morning! Did stop at Trader Joes today and got some good stuff to tide us over til our new one opens this fall I think!
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Pawpaw with Enchanters Nightshade
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Bee Drinking Water.

Was on my window drinking water from a water bubble it had on its body.
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