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Friday, May 22, 2009

NEW CONTEST: Grounded!

When I do my walking, I tend to look down a lot. This is self-preservation; I am fantastically clumsy, and if I look down, I won't be surprised by a small stick or a pebble or any little thing that a normal person could pass with grace but that would leave me sprawled across the pavement. Because, you know, I've done that before, and it's boring.

I get a lot of comments from people about seeing things they don't see, even though they go to the same places. I suspect these are the gazelles of society, those who can walk and chew gum at the same time and so do not have to be hyper-aware of their surroundings. Accordingly, this week, you get to be me.

Your mission:
Show us a photo you have taken of a view looking downward somewhere in Forsyth County. The photo can be of anything. The photo can be taken using any kind of camera including phone.

  • Email me the photo(s), and I will upload it to this post so all can enjoy.
  • You MAY submit a previously submitted, non-accoladed photo.
  • Your entry constitutes a one time use grant (two if you garner judge praise). You retain ownership of your work.
  • You are solely responsible for any damages arising from your entry, as well as any tax concerns should you win.
  • Entries deemed as inappropriate by yours truly will not be considered.
  • Do not add a signature or watermark to your photo.
  • Contest entries must be received by 5 pm EST on Friday May 29th 2009.
An esteemed judge or two will select one winner. Not a consideration: photographic skill. Your entry will be judged solely on that intangible quality we call je ne sais quoi. (That's a fancy way of saying "Whichever wind blows the judge's skirt up.")

A $10 giftcard to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. You can use it to buy a doormat, a bath rug, or anything else to make the downward view more pleasing.

my photo: sidewalk on Club Park Road, taken while walking


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