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    Foo Foto Contest--March

    I've gotten a lot of great feedback from last month's contest.
    February's images were extraordinary. So let's do this again.


    Theme: Circles

    Rules:
    You must be the photographer.
    One entry per month.
    And this month try to make the image a current one (not going to be strict about that, just trying to encourage y'all to take new images).

    Good luck everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Theme: Circles
    Great idea! The possibilities are vast. I'm looking forward to all the interpretations Foo will bring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The word maru (丸, meaning "circle") is often attached to Japanese ship names. There are several theories associated with this practice.

    * (The most common): That ships were thought of as floating castles, and the word referred to the defensive "circles" or maru that protected the castle.
    * That the term maru is used in divination and represents perfection or completeness, or the ship as a small world of its own.
    * For the past few centuries, only non-warships bore the maru ending. It was intended to be used as a good hope naming convention that would allow the ship to leave port, travel the world, and return safely to home port: hence the complete circle arriving back to its origin unhurt.

    The first ship known to follow this convention was the Nippon Maru, flagship of daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century fleet.

    I'd like to make a suggestion. How about the winner of the previous month's contest (e.g., February) provides the next month's theme (e.g., April)? So the March winner will provide the theme for May.

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    Man, i was thinkin the same thing KG...beat me to it! I should have known to be quicker on the draw with you around
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    Those are technically spheres and not circles though.

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    Man,,, now it feels like homework
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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Hmm... okay, circles. Well I just got back from a cruise (or ship... which ties to the wikipedia definition of circle above), and one of the stops was Aruba... this was the restaurant we had lunch in at Eagle Beach... circle tables, circle placemats, circles in the walls... so there you go. I thought it was stunning scenery, so I took the picture before other tourists croweded the place.

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    Resonably current. Taken just after Thanksgiving last year.


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    Taken this morning...the window display at the LBS.

    Last edited by cranky old dude; 03-03-09 at 02:17 PM. Reason: corrected image

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    Taken about 14 hours ago...

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    AllenG, I posted the wrong image and went back and corrected it. If that's not acceptable let me know and I'll pull it out of the post. If anyone is uncomfortable about my having done that let me know and I'll pull the image out. I want to keep the fun in this great thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    AllenG, I posted the wrong image and went back and corrected it. If that's not acceptable let me know and I'll pull it out of the post. If anyone is uncomfortable about my having done that let me know and I'll pull the image out. I want to keep the fun in this great thread.
    No problem at all.

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    Who won last month? Did I miss it?
    This is shaping up to be another incredible month. How can I be expected to pick just 3 photos?

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    ^^^
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    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Beer

    I'm not going to have time to shoot a current image so I'm submitting this one.

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    I have an idea for a circle shot but I need a dusting of snow to make it work. No chance of that this weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nondes View Post
    I have an idea for a circle shot but I need a dusting of snow to make it work. No chance of that this weekend...
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    No, something a little more delicate than that....

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    bumpity bump

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    Waiting For Spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    sweet bike tom - melikes better here than with the effects.

    already there are too many great images here for me to pick just a couple.
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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