Show us your Americana!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AxisOfBeagles, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. AxisOfBeagles macrumors 6502

    AxisOfBeagles

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    Come on forum regulars .. show us your photographic patriotism ... we need more entries into this week's contest. The topic is "Americana", anything that represents that which is uniquely American - just in time for the 4th of July weekend.

    So search that big database of images, and pick something that represents, to you, anything American. And post it in the wekly contest thread ...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=507831
     
  2. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. so...

    I think the reason why there are so few entries in this week's photo contest is pretty simple to explain... I'd guess that about half of the participants on the Digital Photography forum are probably from countries other than America... so by your selection of theme, you've already eliminated participation from a large number of members... Also, it's a pretty narrow theme... I searched my database for anything that could be considered "Americana" and couldn't really come up with anything...
     
  3. AxisOfBeagles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder ... before I moved here, I was from New Zealand - and certainly don't have a problem coming up with 'americana' as a theme.
     
  4. jwt macrumors 6502

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    Here you go, taken on Memorial Day, this year.
     

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  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Well, thinking about it... I don't see why people from other countries couldn't participate. Perhaps they could see something in their own country that to them defines "American", be it right or wrong. Seeing as there is a strong American influence around the world, for better or worse. This is speaking from an "artistic" point of view. :)

    Edit: Careful not to get us sent to the PRSI forum ;)
     
  6. Soma 115 macrumors regular

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    also..with the current political situation there's alot of people who aren't big fans of their country...=/
     
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    Well, I've got a picture of a fat guy eating a burger, who's only dimly aware that the rest of the world exists. Will that do?
     
  8. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    No Americana in my photo collection either, me being a non-American. :) Can we have Europecana next week?
     
  9. HomeingPigeon macrumors regular

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    Sounds about right to be.
     
  10. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    HAHA!! Nice Doylem :D

    Well, the 4th of July is tomorrow and I'll be roving with my camera. We'll see what I can come up with.
     
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  12. AxisOfBeagles thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. AxisOfBeagles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I expected to see more like that. "America" is iconic - but means different things to different people. Personally, I'd like to see more diverse narrative in the photos. The topic does not demand patriotic fervor. So let's see the fat guy eating a burger who's only dimly aware of the rest of the world (in the contest thread of course!)
     

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