View Full Version : September Fun Contest - "Put Your Best Foot Forward!"

09-15-2006, 10:42 AM
Here's another fun contest... No prizes, just bragging rights to the winner.

Your image should have something to do with "feet". Think outside the box on this one... there are a lot of places you can go with the term "foot". I can be ANYTHING to do with feet, doesn't have to be going forward or anything. Take a look at the definition, as there can be many different places this could go...

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1) (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna.html) - Cite This Source (http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?pt=feet&ia=luna&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fsearch %3Fq%3Dfeet%26x%3D0%26y%3D0) foot  /fʊt/ Pronunciation Key (http://www.northeastfoto.com/forums/) - Show Spelled Pronunciation (http://www.northeastfoto.com/forums/)[foohttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.pngt] Pronunciation Key (http://www.northeastfoto.com/forums/) - Show IPA Pronunciation (http://www.northeastfoto.com/forums/) noun, plural feet for 1–4, 8–11, 16, 19, 21; foots for 20; verb

1.(in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.
2.(in invertebrates) any part similar in position or function.
3.such a part considered as the organ of locomotion.
4.a unit of length, originally derived from the length of the human foot. It is divided into 12 inches and equal to 30.48 centimeters. Abbreviation: ft., f.
5.foot soldiers; infantry.
6.walking or running motion; pace: swift of foot.
7.quality or character of movement or motion; tread; step.
8.any part or thing resembling a foot, as in function, placement, shape, etc.
9.Furniture. a.a shaped or ornamented feature terminating a leg at its lower part. b.any of several short legs supporting a central shaft, as of a pedestal table.
10.a rim, flange, or flaring part, often distinctively treated, serving as a base for a table furnishing or utensil, as a glass, teapot, or candlestick.
11.the part of a stocking, sock, etc., covering the foot.
12.the lowest part, or bottom, of anything, as of a hill, ladder, page, etc.
13.a supporting part; base.
14.the part of anything opposite the top or head: He waited patiently at the foot of the checkout line.
15.the end of a bed, grave, etc., toward which the feet are placed: Put the blanket at the foot of the bed, please.
16.Printing. the part of the type body that forms the sides of the groove, at the base.
17.the last, as of a series.
18.that which is written at the bottom, as the total of an account.
19.Prosody. a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit of a verse.
20.Usually, foots. a.sediment or dregs. b.footlights.
21.Nautical. the lower edge of a sail.
–verb (used without object)
22.to walk; go on foot (often fol. by it): We'll have to foot it.
23.to move the feet rhythmically, as to music or in dance (often fol. by it).
24.(of vessels) to move forward; sail: to foot briskly across the open water.
–verb (used with object)
25.to walk or dance on: footing the cobblestones of the old city.
26.to perform (a dance): cavaliers footing a galliard.
27.to traverse on or as if on foot.
28.to make or attach a foot to: to foot a stocking.
29.to pay or settle: I always end up footing the bill.
30.to add (a column of figures) and set the sum at the foot (often fol. by up).
31.to seize with talons, as a hawk.
32.to establish.
33.Archaic. to kick, esp. to kick away.
34.Obsolete. to set foot on.
35.get off on the right or wrong foot, to begin favorably or unfavorably: He got off on the wrong foot with a tactless remark about his audience.
36.get or have a or one's foot in the door, to succeed in achieving an initial stage or step.
37.have one foot in the grave. grave (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=grave)1 (def. 5).
38.on foot, by walking or running, rather than by riding.
39.put one's best foot forward, a.to attempt to make as good an impression as possible. b.to proceed with all possible haste; hurry.
40.put one's foot down, to take a firm stand; be decisive or determined.
41.put one's foot in it or into it, Informal. to make an embarrassing blunder. Also, put one's foot in or into one's mouth.
42.set foot on or in, to go on or into; enter: Don't set foot in this office again!
43.under foot, in the way: That cat is always under foot when I'm getting dinner.

Special rules for this one. We'd prefer the images are taken during the month of September '06, but it is not required (some additional credit for this in scoring). Unlike other contests, for this one each person may enter up to 3 of their images, since the definition is so broad. Images must be posted by midnight EST, the last day of September '06. Judging will take place during the first week of October.

So lets see everyone get their "best foot forward!" :)

09-15-2006, 02:52 PM
lol....#3... nuff said!
Oh the jokes running round my head right now!

09-15-2006, 03:53 PM
lol....#3... nuff said!
Oh the jokes running round my head right now!

There are so, so, so many things you can do with this one.... the definition is broad. I can't wait to see what people come up with.

09-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Here is my first submission. Looking down a few feet from Storm King mountain at a train running northbound along the swollen Hudson River.


09-15-2006, 05:18 PM
Here are two from me...

1st. Mighty Mites
Waterville Vs. Westmoreland
September 10, 2006


2nd. First Day of School Crew
Waiting for the bus
Put your best foot forward for a successful school year. :happy


09-28-2006, 01:29 AM
First post to NEF... here's my entry, "Five Feet Wide":



09-28-2006, 08:51 AM
Good One!

09-30-2006, 08:06 PM
Heres an entry by a new member..Kaycour1!!

09-30-2006, 11:06 PM
This is all I have for this month. I put this in the gallery a while ago but never linked it anywhere. It seemed to fit the theme since she is showing her feet and is in a foot of water.

10-01-2006, 12:18 AM
Do paws count? :D


10-09-2006, 10:43 PM
and the winner is...

10-09-2006, 10:44 PM
"Five Feet Wide" by michaellandry.com!!!

10-09-2006, 10:47 PM

10-09-2006, 10:52 PM
Sorry about taking so long to vote and post the winner... we have been changing hands on who does what behind the scenes... I apologise!

10-10-2006, 12:59 AM
"Five Feet Wide" by michaellandry.com!!!

Very exciting, I'm thrilled to win! :happy I had a tough time choosing the pic to enter, I had another cool one of a tiger's paws...

Forgive me for not remembering the rules, but do you do anything like letting the winner choose the subject for the next contest? I'll have to go back and read that sticky...

Thanks again! :not

10-10-2006, 01:02 AM
Congrats....Great pic :cheers

10-10-2006, 08:13 AM
do you do anything like letting the winner choose the subject for the next contest?

That sounds like a fun Idea.... lets see what the Admins say? Have you any Ideas as to what you would choose?

10-10-2006, 08:32 AM
Congratulations. :rock


10-10-2006, 10:23 AM
Congrats! Def a well deserving winner!

10-15-2006, 02:28 PM
That sounds like a fun Idea.... lets see what the Admins say? Have you any Ideas as to what you would choose?

I think it would be a neat way to make it more fun to compete. I help pick the topics for the special categories for WCC, and I also participate in the weekly contests on DPReview.com, where the winner picks the next topic. I like to see topics that allow for some interpretation; this has two benefits: allowing people to be extra creative, and it also lessens the likelihood of the person choosing the topic having a "ringer" photo for the topic they choose, so they can win twice in a row.

One subject I always wanted to see, but haven't yet, is "Broken". This is so generic and wide open, that people could be quite creative. I can come up with other topics as well if this one isn't well-received.


10-15-2006, 02:35 PM
Testing my new signature...