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The National Geographic is holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past few weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well.
This site shows some of their entries from 2010 for display. Collected are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature.

Some amazing stuff here. Could I ever be that good, or should I just put the camera gear on e-bay and take up gardening?
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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One of the photos on their rotator is from bridge day, recognized the location immediately
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By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
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That location is VERY recognizable. Guess he just jumped off the bridge.
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Guess he just jumped off the bridge.
Cocaine's a hell of a drug...
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Sorry, I forgot to post the link. It's actually this one. It just shows the 47 stunners.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...photograp.html
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By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
Yeah, a lot of contests have stuff like that...my aunt and I once had an argument over a costco contest that said that if you enter your photo with them, you cannot use it anywhere else. Of course, she said "if you are afraid of that then you will get no where in the field of fine arts." but I think she's just a kook.
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At least this one says non-exclusive. Otherwise, it sounds too liberal for my tastes. If I was a professional or someone who actually made good photos, I might take issue with some of that stuff.
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One of the photos on their rotator is from bridge day, recognized the location immediately
Is that Chase going for a shot from above?
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No, Lloyd threw him off the bridge so he would not "beat him to the upload" again
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No, Lloyd threw him off the bridge so he would not "beat him to the upload" again
You hit the nail on the head, Troy. Thankfully, Walter Scriptunas II was in the New River below capturing a dramatic photo of the New River with his ND filter. At the last second, he glanced up, noticing me falling helplessly and caught me. Loyd, 876 feet above was disgusted by this and would've ranted about it on Facebook if he would've had service on his Blackberry..

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I could have actually taken this picture, but I was too busy eating a Mary B with an order of potatoes with Gravy at Tudors Biscuit World up the street...

It's a good thing they don't have those down here or I would be a total fatass
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There's much better places around the bridge to capture photos, then standing on it.
Chase has been to one of them. The other 5 are my secret. and I have full service on my blackberry from the gorge, which Chase should also remember, as I was surfing the web from a rock in Downtown Sewell. Walter wouldn't waste energy to catch anyone, as he'd rather film the impact (it's that nascar in his blood). No arguement with Troy about Tudors, it's banging good.

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There's much better places around the bridge to capture photos, then standing on it.
Chase has been to one of them. The other 5 are my secret. and I have full service on my blackberry from the gorge, which Chase should also remember, as I was surfing the web from a rock in Downtown Sewell. Walter wouldn't waste energy to catch anyone, as he'd rather film the impact (it's that nascar in his blood). No arguement with Troy about Tudors, it's banging good.

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You still own the photo. They need that license agreement to be able to publish the photos that are submitted. Being recognized by National Geographic is quite an honor for a lot of people and your photo is certainly going to get a lot more circulation in their hands than sitting on your hard drive.

Check out #2 and #15.

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Some great stuff in there! From dramatic landscape scenes to unique wildlife photoraphs, I really enjoyed the series. Amazing how sharp some of those tele photos are of wildlife.

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I really enjoyed hiking up to the one that at one point, you have to swing your whole body (and camera gear) around that small tree.
Yeah, I really like that spot too.
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I hate photo contests.
They get FREE photos with all rights or almost free.
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There's much better places around the bridge to capture photos, then standing on it.
Chase has been to one of them. The other 5 are my secret. and I have full service on my blackberry from the gorge, which Chase should also remember, as I was surfing the web from a rock in Downtown Sewell. Walter wouldn't waste energy to catch anyone, as he'd rather film the impact (it's that nascar in his blood). No arguement with Troy about Tudors, it's banging good.

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Gotta love Tudors!
Tudors has gluten, Walter.
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