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The POW (Photo of the Week) originated back in March of 2003 with an "idear" from krets. The first POW was held shortly thereafter, and the tradition has continued to this day.

The event began with the following six "guidelines":

Guidelines:
1. Photo needs to go along with the subject in some way.
2. Use thumbnails for photos without any dimension larger than 450 px or over 40 kb.
3. Post as many as you want.
4. At the end of the week the person who chose the topic will pick someone to choose the next topic. This isn't a "winner," just someone who gets to suggest the next topic.
5. No critiques (unless requested) this is just to share our photos.
6. No sigs.

These guidelines were used as is until Week 40 (due to a numbering inconsistency, this week was titled "Week 50"--see below for more details), when asptamer noted in his introduction to the thread that people should state specifically if they did not want criticism on their photos. This was incorporated into the guidelines in Week 42, when Guideline #5 was removed and the guidelines were thereafter referred to as "Rules." The latest incarnation of these rules is as follows.

Rules:
1. Photo needs to go along with the subject in some way.
2. Use thumbnails for photos without any dimension larger than 450 px or over 40 kb.
3. Post as many as you want.
4. At the end of the week the person who chose the topic will pick someone to choose the next topic. This isn't a "winner", just someone who gets to suggest the next topic.
5. No sigs

(I don't know if it was the reprinting of the original six guidelines in this FAQ that triggered it, but these guidelines resurfaced from Week 67 to Week 72. I originally wrote the above as a sort of historical overview of the POW, and it seems that in doing so I influenced it's development. The only difference between the original guidelines and the current rules is the "criticism clause," so use whichever you feel comfortable with, and I'll stop trying to document variations.

Hugs and kisses,

Suho )

Topics for the POW fall into three basic categories: subjects (such as water, "bugzzzz," and leaves), themes (such as everyday life, lost and found, and christmas), and techniques (such as long exposure, stop-action, and 3D abstract). Themes and subjects dominate, with techniques making up a much smaller part of the topics. Creative interpretation of the topic is encouraged.

Note: when beginning a new week, please include a link to this FAQ in the initial post. Thanks.

The list of topics, linked to the appropriate threads, is as follows. Numbering inconsistencies are marked in the list and explained below.

1 - water - krets
2 - light rays - eyezaer
3 - architecture - Bugimus
4 - long exposure - asptamer
5 - everyday life - specialpurpose
6 - portraits - tomeaglescz
7 - macro - Shiiizzzam
8 - fauna - krets
9 - duotones - cyoung
10 - self-portraits - tikigod
11 - abstract color - krets
12 - strangers - DarkGarden
13 - stop-action - silver-dragon (posted by krets)
14 - 3D abstract - JKMabry
15 - windows and doors - Shiiizzzam
16 - look up! - cyoung
17 - look down! - The Steve
18 - think old - helloelise
19 - blue - Shiiizzzam
20 - fire - Flea
21 - sports - cyoung
22 - bugzzzz - krets
23 - iron and steel - Das
24 - lost and found - Wes
25 - vehicles - mejokim
26 - shadows - frankacaba
27 - reflection - aurora
28 - at work - Shiiizzzam
29 - paths - aurora
30 - silhouette - Simon Figg
31 - wet - frankacaba
32 - christmas - Shiiizzzam
33 - repetition - aurora
34 - lines - frankacaba
35 - entropy - Wes
36 - relationships - helloelise
37 - cold - Bugimus
38 - dark - cyoung
49 - cliches - krets*
50 - drops - asptamer
51 - quiet - Shiiizzzam
42 - technology - MW
43 - your best photo - asptamer
44 - sand & sea - viol
45 - tracks - briggl
46 - leaves - Ian
47 - birds - Tao
48 - suspension - shekky
49 - foreign - TheCowGod
50 - animal/s - Ian
51 - glass - shekky
52 - fragile - krets
53 - eyes -
55 - chrome & metal - asptamer**
56 - traffic - JKMabry
57 - manmade "natural" environments - briggl
58 - idiot/s - Ian
59 - tunnels or caves - briggl
60 - color on color - krets
61 - holiday madness - cyoung
62 - beginnings - Suho1004
63 - family - Ian
64 - ice - briggl
65 - opposites - eyezaer
66 - pair - aurora
67 - speed - Moon Shadow
68 - Perspectives - Wakkos
69 - Vista - briggl
70 - Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies - Tao
71 - WTF?? - Emperor
72 - Happy Days - Ian
73 - warm - Suho1004
74 - Memoir - twItch^
75 - Human Anatomy - DL-44
76 - The Grinding Road - JKMabry
77 - Games / Gaming - Amerasu
78 - Historical - briggl
79 - Strangers - Shiiizzzam
80 - Pets/Companions - Tao
81 - Our State - CPrompt
82 - Floating things - briggl
83 - Churches - DL-44
84 - Snow - OlssonE
85 - Female - cyoung
86 - Sweet, yeeeeuchy! - Ian
87 - What we did on our holidays - Tao
88 - Original Art - NoJive
89 - Mail - Ian
90 - Psychedelic photos - eyezaer
91 - Faceless portraiture - SPyx
92 - Coffee - Shiiizzzam
93 - Moods - Ian
94 - City Lights - Insider
95 - Stairs - Moon Shadow
96 - I love my.......... - Ian
97 - Gardens - Tao
98 - Time - Suho1004
99 - Summer - cyoung
100 - Streets - mas
101 - Statues - SleepingWolf
102 - Dead - Ian
103 - Foot print - Blaise
104 - School - briggl
105 - Industry - DL-44
106 - Wrecks - kimson
107 - Bunny/Bunnies - Ian
108 - Watercraft - jstuartj
109 - Guess the closeup - Suho1004
110 - Skyscapes - White Hawk
111 - On the road - Tao
112 - Flowers - DL-44
113 - Bridges - Sleeping Wolf
114 - Summer days and nights - Shiiizzzam
115 - Foreign Landscapes - briggl
116 - Pairs - lan
117 - Green - Blaise
118 - MUSIC - NoJive
119 - Pet/s - lan
120 - Autumn - Arthurio
121 - Buildings - Tao
122 - Optics - zavaboy
123 - Monochromatic and Duotone - Tao
124 - Radiation(s) - White Hawk
124 - POW 125 - Hot (and cold) - lan***
125 - Silhouettes and Superstructures - White Hawk
126 - Bubbles - Kimson
128 - Spring - Arthurio
129 - Free Study - Tao
130 - Blow-ups - SleepingWolf
131 - A Kind of Blue - Tao


* Due to a glitch in the Matrix, Week 39 was numbered Week 49, and this continued for the following two weeks. The glitch was fixed and normal numbering resumed with Week 42.
** Week 54 was skipped in the numbering. Legend has it that 54 lives were lost in an electrical fire when the shock therapy lab was first installed in the basement, and this number was most likely skipped to commemorate the sacrifice made by those brave souls and/or avoid any bad luck now associated with the number.
*** Yes, the numbering is offset by one between this list and the actual POW thread title numbers. One was started at zero, perhaps, and the other at one... it really doesn't matter, so try not to lose any sleep over it.
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