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Bike DC Photo Contest

From the folks at BikeDC:

On Saturday, October 17th, thousands of area bicyclists will take over the streets of downtown Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, as part of Bike DC, a celebration of both bicycling and our community. Bike DC, the Washington and Arlington Community Bike Ride, is a noncompetitive ride offering miles of car-free biking past some of the nation’s most famous landmarks.

Bike DC is celebrating the beauty of our city with a photo contest sponsored by Penn Camera. Whether you’re riding with your friends and family, or enjoying car-free site-lines at DC’s most scenic monuments, we encourage you to capture the two-wheeled spirit of our cycling community with your camera.

There are many great photo opportunities on the Bike DC routes this year, including the Key Bridge, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, the Capitol Building, the White House, the Air Force Memorial, and countless others! After the event, upload your photos to the “Bike DC Community Ride” group on the free photo-hosting site Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/1232071@N20/).

Winners will be selected by the Bike DC event organizers on Monday, November 9th, giving you plenty of time to upload your photos after the ride. 3 photos will be selected to receive: 2 Finalist Prizes of complimentary registrations to the 2010 Bike DC ride; and 1 Grand Prize of a $50 gift card plus $50 in photofinishing services from Penn Camera.

Penn Camera has been serving the photographic needs of our nation’s capital for over 50 years. From its origins as a single storefront along historic Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown DC to its current chain of nine stores throughout the Washington, DC- Baltimore metropolitan corridor, Penn Camera has steadily grown to become the premier supplier of photographic goods in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Follow Bike DC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bikedc <http://www.facebook.com/bikedc> ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/bikedc <http://www.twitter.com/bikedc> ) for more photo contest announcements. Check our official web site (www.BikeDC.net <http://www.BikeDC.net> ) for route information or to register for Bike DC.

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5 Comments

  1. This is a great idea. Given your photography talent, you should definitely enter.

  2. MB

    Thanks for the compliment. I expect, however, that most of my shots would be of people with confused looks on their faces as I tell them to slow down and take a right up the hill toward Iwo Jima.

    (But hmmm, there might be some *very* good shots of some of those folks trying to make it up that hill. I suspect that’s not the kind of shot that the organizers will appreciate, though :)).

  3. Your Daddy

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    Your Daddy is a troll. Since trolls can only grunt, his comment was adjusted as well.
  4. MB

    An excellent opportunity to check out the new “disemvowelling” plugin, above. I’m really not a fan of moderating or deleting comments, but I quite like the disemvowelling approach for those who surpass a certain level of fuckwittery.

  5. where are your photos from this? Rain is no excuse

    disemvoweling …. pretty funny …. he was an anti hipster?

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