March 6, 2011 at 1:44 am #2280
Take photos of everyday or naturally occurring items that look like letters of the alphabet. One letter per photo, and no arranging rocks, twigs, etc to make letters. Latin alphabet preferred, but any modern alphabet will do (with an explanation included). Hieroglyphs, pictograms, and punctuation don’t count for letters. Difficulty: The subject should be something that is not intended to be a letter.
Another quality theme by U-Man!March 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm #39236FarktographerParticipant
Everyday or naturally occurring items…so I’m guessing signs are out of the question? No Hollywood Sign or things of that sort? Or does that fall into the “everyday” category?March 13, 2011 at 12:06 am #39237mopsyParticipant
I think my question is the same as Farktographers. Would the M formed by MacDonald’s golden arches count? Or does it need to be more subtle.March 13, 2011 at 1:50 am #39238lokisbongParticipant
What I want to know is are we allowed to set up a shot? You know… like moving sticks around to more easily recognize the letter. I have not found to many natural things that look like letters here in the desert. I understand things like window frame pieces making a “t” or stuff like that but does natural things have to be completely natural or can I do some arranging?March 13, 2011 at 1:55 am #39239KestranaParticipant
Another questions: one letter per picture, correct?March 13, 2011 at 4:28 am #39240olavfParticipant
So much all of these. I’m glad I’ve got some time 😛March 14, 2011 at 1:53 am #39241mopsyParticipant
I almost tail ended someone looking for letters. Maybe walking would be a better way to do this one! I can just hear the explanation to the cop. “But I thought I saw an “S” in that roof line, sir.” 😳March 20, 2011 at 3:52 am #39242U-ManParticipant
Nope. No sign letters. Gotta find letters that aren’t intended to be letters.
If you can move some sticks around so that I don’t notice and make a natural looking letter, that would probably sneak through customs. But making a letter is not really in the spirit of the theme. Slight tweaking of what is already there is OK. (I know, that’s fuzzy. That’s OK.) No arranging pebbles to look like an “S” or taping sticks together for a “K”.
Yes. One letter per picture.
I have exactly one entry so far. I need to switch on my brain for the next few weeks – without getting in an accident. 🙂March 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm #39243MorningbreathParticipant
I like this theme idea, I am surprised it took so long to come up: this was actually a farktography project that went nowhere a few years ago.March 21, 2011 at 2:30 am #39244kashariParticipant
How about rotating or flipping of the image, is that allowed?March 21, 2011 at 3:30 am #39245
That’s always allowed, actually.
Also, we should probably put your clarifications into the theme description, U-Man.March 21, 2011 at 4:07 am #39246kashariParticipant
That’s always allowed, actually.
Ok, thanks Elsinore! I thought I’d better check and make sure it was ok to ‘make’ the letter by doing that.March 21, 2011 at 4:14 am #39247ravnosticParticipant
Happy to report I have a hard-to-get letter that I think is very nice–coulda done it without a flip, but flipped it’s just so much better. Only two more letters needed (I added the difficulty for myself that I have to shoot these new for the contest–no archiving!)March 21, 2011 at 4:34 am #39248U-ManParticipant
Also, we should probably put your clarifications into the theme description, U-Man.
K. Do you have a wording in mind?March 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm #39249
Hm what about:
Take photos of everyday or naturally occurring (not actually printed) items that look like letters of the alphabet. One letter per photo, and no arranging rocks, twigs, etc to make letters.
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