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Old 10-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Alphabet Game

Take pictures of the unintentional letters you see in life. Like the Js I see in today's IotD. Enter as many times as you like for each letter (but only one pic of each scene). If there are too many entries for a given letter and you have a zillion, I will ask you to choose your top entries.

I will not cheat and use the pics I have from my Alphabet City Focus Study.

Archive pics may not be used. Pics must be taken from this point on.

Deadline is Halloween. Polls posted sometime during November. Guidelines for judging: 50% similarity to written letter; 30% originality; 10% composition; 10% discretionary. Some dwellars use cheap cellphones, some have cameras that cost $1Ks. All are welcomed and encouraged. Please do not judge based on blurry, low res or other camera quality issues.

Scores:

1st place: 10 points
2nd place: 7 points
3rd Place: 5 points
4th place: 2 points
5th place: 1 point

Prize: Bragging rights.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Are we going in sequence?

Extra points for tough letters like Q?

Do they have to be unintentional?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:28 AM   #3
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Archive pics may not be used. Pics must be taken from this point on.
: epic eyeroll :

EXIF or it didn't happen.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:30 AM   #4
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no, sequence not required, yes unintentional, no extra point Q is not tough, trust me -circle with a line through it?

V, I'm cool with trusting people, don't be a dick.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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What does unintentional mean? You mean the letter just looks like a letter and isn't really one, right? We can intentionally take a picture of it, right?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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Oh, I would add:
No Photoshop except for cropping, resizing, and rotating.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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yes sorry unintention means you can't arrange the object to form the letter. of course you take the picture intentionally. i'm an idiot.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:23 PM   #8
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Already done there : Google Maps Alphabet
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #9
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Already done in many places. But that's pretty cool. It's fun to find your own, though.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #10
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And let stick to the english alphabet. 26 polls is all I can cope with. upper and lower case will be lumped together.

In fact, let's eliminate I, O and L because they are too easy and that takes it down to 23 which is a great number.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #11
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #12
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And let stick to the english alphabet. 26 polls is all I can cope with. upper and lower case will be lumped together.

In fact, let's eliminate I, O and L because they are too easy and that takes it down to 23 which is a great number.


I guess we coul dget rid of X too, but 22 is a shitty number.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #13
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I guess we coul dget rid of X too, but 22 is a shitty number.
you could, but there's a catch...
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #14
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In fact, let's eliminate I, O and L because they are too easy and that takes it down to 23 which is a great number.
Dammit.

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I guess we coul dget rid of X too, but 22 is a shitty number.
Dammit, twice.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:04 PM   #15
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unintention means you can't arrange the object to form the letter.
I'm still not clear on the rules. Are Digger's pics OK, or are they arranged too much? For example, he clearly didn't move a bunch of pebbles into a J shape, but it sure looks like he spread out a nice clean sheet and put that pistol down for the "studio shot."

I was assuming we had to go out and shoot things in their native locations?

Doesn't matter to me, but we should all play by the same rules.
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