great tree, skida! growing right out of a rock :) cheers and good luck, brian
Thanks Brian. I could have done a better job but there was an extremely chilly wind and I was ready to give up and get back to the car. Brrrr....
it was cold up on mauna kea too, which you wouldn't expect when in hawaii, but it is over 13000 feet above the beach! the freezing cold and wind got me back to the car in a hurry :) cheers, brian
Well done in spite of the cold! This would be a good one for the "Power of Nature: Plants growing under difficult circumstances" forum.
Mother Nature always finds a way doesn't she? Great shot Keith Bet you wished you had your thermals on!
Thanks Marilyn and Palmina. I have entered it in the "Solitary Tree" competition, but there are some strong entries there.
Marilyn: I think I have a better contender for the "Power of Nature...." thread.
hi skida! "Slightly lightened" photos don't need to be pointed out according to rule #3. that rule is only meant for significant software adjustments. i suppose you only went a notch or two in brightness control? :) cheers, brian
I edited my comment, Brian, as I actually uploaded the unedited version instead of the lightened one.
please edit out the unnecessary wording then, it's a bit confusing. i want to keep the forum as neat as possible, but we'll see what happens during the voting! :O i've also asked "MHiller" to edit comments down to bare minimum - unlike the rules which get longer and longer! :) thanks, brian
thanks for editing, skida! here's my form letter to all contestants...
thanks for entering the contest! when you get a chance, please cast your vote for up to 5 entrants right in the contest forum thread where you posted your photo. see rule #4 for details.
also, please re-read (i trust you read all the rules once already ;) rules #5/6 about the counting process, according to which all contestants are expected to play a small part in counting, unless they have a good excuse and cannot attend to their duty when the time comes (from the 22nd to the 24th) which i've been told is Easter weekend (saturday - monday)! if you require just a couple days after the 24th, then it is OK.
thanks again and good luck! :) cheers, brian
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