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Title: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 01, 2010, 08:02:50 PM
A theme for pictures to share this month, should be Signs of Spring

and here is one as a starter from me...
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on March 02, 2010, 05:49:40 PM
Here's my entries

Alan
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: mrtoulemonde on March 03, 2010, 05:20:08 PM
not spring really but interesting ......
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: mrtoulemonde on March 03, 2010, 05:45:43 PM
from our garden   , they are not yet out as it is still snowing on and off
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: mrtoulemonde on March 03, 2010, 05:48:21 PM
and another one...
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Lynne and Ian on March 04, 2010, 10:37:18 PM
OK so how do you re-size a photo to suitable size for here please?
Are you adding them as an attachment?
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on March 05, 2010, 01:11:40 AM
To upload a photo you click on "Additional Options" then browse to the photo and post. I've stated that the maximim size is 1000x1000 pixels this is not strictly true but the file size must not exceed 512Kb or it will be rejected.

If you need to reduce the size of the photo then take a look at this thread http://www.veraplayafriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=33.0 there's lot's of advice on free software for resizing photos

Alan the webmaster
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: mrtoulemonde on March 05, 2010, 08:15:07 PM
glad to see i am not the only cyber dummy in the world ..it is always easy when you know how.. and speak the cyber  lingo....ckick left click right drag , double click , aint always that easy.... when i was  a boy a computer was in a big room full of men in white coats .. with flashing lights .. now it fits in a jeans pocket.......
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Lynne and Ian on March 05, 2010, 10:55:24 PM
Thought you might like to know we actually have spring on our door step in UK as well, at long last!

Thanks for the resizing help.
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: ManuelCarreiro on March 06, 2010, 03:25:27 PM
Small contribution...
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Steve Easthope on March 06, 2010, 04:21:12 PM
'El Balconcito' will be happy to judge all entries and provide a small prize for the winning entry should you so desire.
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: Tony on March 15, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
I'll happily make a print for all to view... at 'El Balconcito'
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 16, 2010, 08:29:41 AM
Okay then , we have a topic, a prize and what about the venue of El Balconcito, Curry Night for the judging?  Personally I'm waiting for the opportunity for my chosen topic for spring - pleased to report though that the mimosa is just coming into bloom - and I bet the spring flowers on the Cabreras will be amazing after our wet winter!
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 16, 2010, 08:46:06 AM
OK shall make little prints of all the submitted pics up to the 27th, so they can all be displayed at El Balconcito on the Curry Night for judging ... Cabreras sounds like it will be wonderful... so a trip up the mountain for us is definitely on the cards...
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: James on March 16, 2010, 07:51:01 PM
As the frosts fade here, I'm out walking and cycling again (swimming never stops) after a winter of being holed up beside the fire and eating the remainder of the Christmas choccies in time for the Creme Egg season.

 I'm almost certain to be over to VP in June, so I'd appreciate if that month's competition is 'Signs of a Waistline'  ;D
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 17, 2010, 04:56:17 PM
Blooming wonderful outside Tiggers
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 20, 2010, 09:38:13 AM
Photos from Dave and Angie
Cabo de Gata Spring
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 20, 2010, 09:40:10 AM
One more from Dave and Angie
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 25, 2010, 10:52:19 PM
Boys and Girls... last call for your 'Signs of Spring' pics...

Its a comp! with judging and prizes at the Curry Night at El Baconcito April 9th... all entries will be printed and put on display ...

Go on .... go on.... share your 'Signs of Spring...'
 
::)
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: ManuelCarreiro on March 26, 2010, 05:29:15 PM
Just found this one in my garden, in the Azores...
See you all soon.
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 26, 2010, 08:15:35 PM
Manuel is this with your D300?  very nice....
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: ManuelCarreiro on March 26, 2010, 10:44:55 PM
Manuel is this with your D300?  very nice....

No, Tony, this is the D700 with the use of the Nikkor AF Micro Nikkor 60mm/F2,8 (of the analogic era but still very good and usable with any of the current digital SLRs from Nikon).
Cheers
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 04:57:16 PM
Last minute entries - signs of spring in VP.Mimosa on the way to Tiggers.
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 04:58:40 PM
Sure sign of spring - sunbed refurbishment
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 05:00:03 PM
Beach today
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 05:01:04 PM
A Spring Rosado
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 05:02:04 PM
Vera Natura Chiringuito - open for Spring
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on March 27, 2010, 05:02:53 PM
Jean Claude
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on March 27, 2010, 05:53:54 PM
OK printing... then off to bed... see you all tomorrow  :D
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: pamnbru on March 30, 2010, 11:31:08 AM
Flower on the campo behind the salinas. No idea what it is  - but very pretty
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on April 06, 2010, 11:56:48 AM
Just a reminder the judging of the Signs of Spring photo comp will be this Friday at the Curry Night in El Balconcito
 :)
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on April 09, 2010, 11:44:10 PM
after some very tough judging for this years Signs of Spring photo comp.. which Steve commented there were many fine entries, including Stans first sprouting of the Nicos Fig at Tiggers (a late entry)... also the picture from Lynne and Ian... Maureen and Johns pic in front of the reborn Sol Y Luna... some beautiful pics of flowers by Manuel...
the top four were
4 JC at Work at Tiggers by JCB
3 Flowers by  Mrtoulemonde
2 Tiggers Spring Vista by Tony
and
roll of drums...

1 A Spring Flower in a Cabo de Gata Spring from Dave and Angie

Steve commented that there were many fine entries but this just said to him that there is Spring in this desert after the long winter...

Well done Angie and Dave

El Balconito was happy to present two bottles of wine to the winners..

thank you all for taking part and please let us do this more often... VP is so worth celebrating 
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: Tony on April 10, 2010, 12:00:31 AM
Ohhh and many thanks to Steve and Carmen at El Balconcito for putting up the prizing and being the best judges in town
 :D
Title: Re: March Photo Theme - Signs of Spring - It's now a competition!!!
Post by: ManuelCarreiro on April 17, 2010, 10:27:36 PM
after some very tough judging for this years Signs of Spring photo comp.. which Steve commented there were many fine entries, including Stans first sprouting of the Nicos Fig at Tiggers (a late entry)... also the picture from Lynne and Ian... Maureen and Johns pic in front of the reborn Sol Y Luna... some beautiful pics of flowers by Manuel...
the top four were
4 JC at Work at Tiggers by JCB
3 Flowers by  Mrtoulemonde
2 Tiggers Spring Vista by Tony
and
roll of drums...

Well done, Angie!
A beautiful photo that fully deserved the award...

Manuel