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147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:54 pm
by hiero
Hi all,

sorry to have kept you 'waiting' for a new round of the S&T contest. I tried to use the new semi-automatic system, but I did not succeed and support did not answer the call. So it's back to the good ol' handwork.

The subject for this edition is "Beautiful ugliness". I like to see the combination of beauty and ugliness. You can interpret this in many ways:
1) Contradictory subjects: something beautiful next to something ugly
2) Contradiction of subject-background, e.g. a flower on a battlefield or a turd in a bed of roses
When done very well these two could be nice, but I think some further interpretations are perhaps more interesting:
3) Something that is considered ugly becomes strangely beautiful in special light, or because it is used in a special way or just because you happen to have a thousand of them in your image.
4) Something that is considered ugly in communis opinio but that you are strongly attracted to (e.g. your aunt's extremely big nose). Show us why with your image.
5) Turning the idea around I'm also interested in things that are considered beautiful, but that you think are ugly because they are boring or cheap.

And yes, you can apply these to people as well as things. It may be more interesting even with people, but also more tricky .... be careful. I do not want to get you into trouble here.

I hope you get the idea. I'm looking forward to the beautiful and ugly fruits of your imagination.

Just a random example:


Cheers,
Jeroen Bosman (hiero)

submissions will be closed on Friday the 12th of February 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC.

See the rules below, and good luck to all of you.
Since changing the format of posting new contests and winners, the rules have become MUCH more important. If photos are not embedded in your post, they will not be eligible.

Rules:
1. Photos must be hosted on pbase.com.
2. Photos must be embedded in your post. See
viewtopic.php?t=18022
3. Please post only the medium version of your picture.
4. Only enter up to 3 photos per-contest.
5. The host is not eligible for their own contest.
6. Any picture you have taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.
7. You can do all the post processing you want.
8. Have fun.

Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:06 pm
by bclaypole





147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:23 pm
by ifusec

Robben Island, South Africa


Karthala volcano, Comoros


Moroni, Comoros

Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:42 pm
by m_hauss
Vigelandspark, Oslo (Norway)



A tribute poster to Heath Ledger in Montreal (Canada)



German politician Renate K√ľnast (Green Party) in Bonn (Germany)


Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:50 am
by carol202





147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:51 am
by sandiwhi

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:27 am
by fishit
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Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:09 am
by stuartjr





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:32 am
by lawrenceang
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Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:47 pm
by dapascha





147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:09 pm
by luxun54
Prince in disguise, waiting for the Princess...
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Chapel of Bones, Evora, Portugal
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The Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley, CA
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Galleries -- http://www.pbase.com/luxun54

Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:40 pm
by amoxtli





Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:08 pm
by pinemikey
Interesting subject and here's my first contribution here in a long time....

Dug through the "archives" and found these great images of the Barrio Antigua in Monterrey, Mexico. Here's one:



An offshore oil rig is anything but beautiful. Beautiful to an an accountant, maybe. However, they have a certain quality borne from symmetry.



An old toppled dead tree doesn't sound very special, but in black and white it can take on a life of it's own....


Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:19 pm
by azicit





Re: 147th Show & Tell Competition: Beautiful ugliness

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
by agroni