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Title: Cloud Contest Closed (Prize Announced)
Post by: chilese on August 25, 2009, 02:08 PM
PRIZE: (Quoted from Steve Hall)
See Rule #14

RULES:
1 Take a picture of the sky.
2 Post the picture in this thread up to 600 pixels across.
3 You may link to a larger photo, but the judges will only use the photos in this thread.
4 Provide a TITLE for the photo.
5 Deadline for the contest is Sept 18, 2009, Noon Forum time.
6 The predominant component of the photo must be clouds.
7 Other elements are fine: airplanes, kites, jet trails, just make sure they take a backseat to the clouds.
8 Judging will be done by Steve and Chris by whatever means they desire.
9 You may change your photo, but only one entry per Forum member.
10 Minor photo manipulation is allowed: crop, resize, Level Adjust, Color Adjust.
11 Major photo manipulation is allowed if you specify that you did so.
12 You will be judged on 2 elements: the photo and the title.
13 Rules may be changed in any way at any time for any reason.
14 The winner will receive a new  Prism Tee Shirt.  Other prizes may be added at the judges discretion.

Below is an example of an acceptable photo, although I am not eligible.

Good cloud hunting. Bonus points if you are hit by lightning and it is captured in the photograph.

Title: "X" Marks The Spot
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/42347/2051191540049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2051191540049870108VcIeiC)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest (Coming Soon)
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 25, 2009, 02:12 PM
Warm up your cameras.

Details soon.

Steve doesn't even know about it yet.  8)

Heck with that.... I am warming up the smoke machine.  PITA to get it back on the roof though.  Hopefully no one calls the police this time.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: John Welden on August 26, 2009, 05:33 PM
(http://gallery.me.com/welden/100032/IMG_0136/web.jpg?ver=12513326360001)

Kite Hill Rotor Clouds.

Shot with iPhone.  Maybe these are more common than I'm aware of?



Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: WinterDaze on August 26, 2009, 06:02 PM
Wisps of Cirrus

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd186/Witnessonly/clouds.jpg)

Shot in Tasmania.


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: rxburner on August 26, 2009, 08:04 PM
Wham Bam Thank You Mammy
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/1254/mammye.jpg)

Rx
cumulus mammatus
(Tucson Monsoon)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: King-J on August 26, 2009, 08:59 PM
Fire in the Sky

(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9538/p1000388.jpg)

Taken near Fort Bragg, CA. I wish I would have had my Canon Digital when I took this one


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: STACKflyer on August 26, 2009, 10:20 PM
title:MIKE sky

(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1314/dsc0229.jpg)

here ya go!  i got this shot for days!


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: kiteslinger on August 27, 2009, 06:10 AM
I live with two clouds ....my cats  cirrus and nimbus 


(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/44001/2601175970072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2601175970072413283hzktBI)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: kiteking on August 27, 2009, 07:30 AM
(http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/16.jpg)

Snow day in Tucson, 1/22/2007

Viewed from my balcony


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: ezme6 on August 27, 2009, 01:12 PM
contrails are not clouds


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: vraun on August 27, 2009, 01:40 PM
Southern Ontario was recently hit with some tornados and a friend sent me this one at a ski resort that I spent a lot of time at. Did some major damage to facilities and surrounding chalets and cottages.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/3863175622_30725b3407_o.jpg)

Since it's not mine, not an entry


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: DWayne on August 27, 2009, 01:51 PM
contrails are not clouds

But those are chem trails, and they are the beginnings of man made clouds.

Denny


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Charly on August 27, 2009, 01:56 PM
I did NOT take these pictures.  I just wanted to share pictures of lenticular clouds over mount Rainier here in Wash. state.

http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/35631614.html (http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/35631614.html)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Allen Carter on August 27, 2009, 03:14 PM
contrails are not clouds

Ansel Adams called them "Sky Snails"   :D


You sleep out in the boonies to get a great sunrise shot of Mount Whatever, and wake to find a streak across the sky that takes forever to dissipate. After this kind of thing ruins a few big efforts, you get kind of an attitude.


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: MitchellNJ on August 27, 2009, 06:12 PM
Taken from my front step after a strange storm passed and the sun was setting.

Red Skies at Night
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/45787/2983025120045469865S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2983025120045469865EjXECV)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: ezme6 on August 29, 2009, 05:41 PM
Play Time

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Sketch on August 31, 2009, 11:02 AM
Back from  3 rainy-dark-dank-foggy days Cannon Beach....yesterday!
Here are a Shots of my Shadow in the shadows :)


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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: chilese on August 31, 2009, 11:29 AM
Not clouds (so not an entry), but smoke from the California Wildfires:

Clickable Link:
(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/6175/2993845190049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2993845190049870108vNatsr)
Photo taken with our little Canon SD990IS


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Kantaxel on August 31, 2009, 01:03 PM
                                        Curlew Sunset


(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4788/curlew03006.jpg)


Resized to meet John's parameters and softened by Windows

Jim


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: John Welden on August 31, 2009, 05:42 PM
Not clouds (so not an entry), but smoke from the California Wildfires:

Clickable Link:
([url]http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/6175/2993845190049870108S600x600Q85.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2993845190049870108vNatsr[/url])
Photo taken with our little Canon SD990IS


A lot of that must be pot smoke from all the plants burning.


Title: NON ENTRY EXAMPLE
Post by: obijuankenobe on September 02, 2009, 04:57 AM
(http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2009/08/morninggloryclouds.jpg)

Not taken by me, but cool.  You can read the little blurb here:

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2009/08/morninggloryclouds.jpg (http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2009/08/morninggloryclouds.jpg)

obi


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: thief on September 02, 2009, 06:45 AM
link for the above clouds:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/morninggloryclouds/ (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/morninggloryclouds/)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: boomertype on September 02, 2009, 01:46 PM
(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/42371/2688932250049128071S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://family.webshots.com/photo/2688932250049128071jbBlvs)
I'd like to say to the esteemed judges, Mahalo!


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Dano on September 03, 2009, 09:54 PM
"A Wonderful Night To Fly"

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: moegeo on September 03, 2009, 10:29 PM
(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/25814/2998578750098701583S500x500Q85.jpg)

Dragon's Play


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: RobB on September 04, 2009, 03:49 AM
So hard to choose one... This was taken at Margarita o'clock on the left side of Florida...
(http://ferob.com/FILES/ck/FloridaSunset.jpg)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Texanpilot on September 04, 2009, 07:10 PM
"Cumulus from Continental" 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3888785640_9caffd2878.jpg)

Picture taken from a Continental airlines flight.

To see my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices for my entry:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelsonkiters/sets/72157622121953247/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelsonkiters/sets/72157622121953247/)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: streamhawk on September 10, 2009, 06:43 AM
"Only in Oklahoma"

 this image is not photoshopped, it was taken from the vehicle on a return trip to a native gathering. It's square ya know...

Bill

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: quincy on September 10, 2009, 10:07 AM
BURNING THRU

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/3036149680_5cd8c1e65f_o.jpg)

Taken at Amelia Island, FL


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: Jared on September 10, 2009, 04:48 PM
"Breathe deep the gathering gloom"

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Is On (Prizes Too)
Post by: stapp59 on September 10, 2009, 06:23 PM
Alleluia! I finally nailed that trick... ;D
 
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/42498/2567910070072910119S600x600Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)
Post by: Steve Hall on September 15, 2009, 12:44 PM
Winner will receive a brand new (not yet released) Prism tee shirt.  Other prizes may be added at the judges discretion.


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: DWayne on September 15, 2009, 08:33 PM
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Clouds041.jpg)

Morning Showers


Denny


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: Cerfs-volantstylistes on September 16, 2009, 08:33 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3926410680_5f8ed70273.jpg)

The end of the world...



Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: chilese on September 16, 2009, 11:20 AM
TITLE: Stupid Kite Got In The Way  :D

(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/44502/1104466129049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/1104466129049870108mghFWP)
Not an entry.


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: STACKflyer on September 16, 2009, 11:29 AM
awesome shot!


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: kiteslinger on September 16, 2009, 05:51 PM
(http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/45813/2598640650072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2598640650072413283fCBhix)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: kiteslinger on September 16, 2009, 05:54 PM
(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/45284/2669845810072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2669845810072413283ROzcSE)

then the real dark cloud


(http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/29359/2162769680072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2162769680072413283tFvlkj)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: WinterDaze on September 16, 2009, 06:07 PM
We'll call this one my entry...


Titled: "Time to visit the GWTW Forum"

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd186/Witnessonly/CloudsII.jpg)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: john.m on September 16, 2009, 06:26 PM
Unpack those beauties from the 'A' kite bag
And smile, smile, smile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pack_Up_Your_Troubles_in_Your_Old_Kit-Bag)


(http://www.toplessmontreal.com/~~~johnm/cloud-contest/20080621%20Hawkesbury%20027.jpg)


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: kiteslinger on September 16, 2009, 07:52 PM
alright here's my entry........

Play misty for me..........
(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/45973/2495321520072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://family.webshots.com/photo/2495321520072413283vNvqDF)

shot from 2,240 in the in the santa lucia mt. ca looking north towards the pacific ocean 


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: photomom on September 17, 2009, 07:40 AM
Lurker coming out of hiding.

kjm


Great night for Kites.

p.s.  Not very computer literate and haven't photo software.  Please click on image to enlarge.  Thanks.

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: chilese on September 17, 2009, 11:30 AM
Lurker Alert!

Thanks for joining us. Good luck.  ;D


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends Friday Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: glk47 on September 17, 2009, 06:06 PM
Here we go:

Sweep

Larry

(crop & contrast/ brightness adjust only)

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Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends TODAY Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: kiwi49er on September 18, 2009, 03:59 AM
Aotearoa

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii111/kiwi49er/CacheDay4409004.jpg)
Untouched Photo.  Sony Cybershot


Title: Re: Cloud Contest Ends TODAY Noon (Forum Time)(Prize Announced)
Post by: MtnFlyer on September 18, 2009, 12:00 PM
Ok. Time to put up...  :D

Hands Up. You're Surrounded...

(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/45110/2409722720064770744S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2409722720064770744pMGdVr)

and a close number two...
Silhouettes
(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/30801/2362056300064770744S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2362056300064770744WFwaEf)