420 Magazine's Photo of the Month: September 2021

Renee Roberts

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420 Staff
Welcome to 420 Magazine's Photo of the Month Contest!

We want to showcase and celebrate the very best photographs of our beloved plant, Cannabis. Unlike our Plant and Nug of the Month contests, this Photo of the Month Contest is all about the quality of an individual photo. It will be judged on composition, lighting, originality and general quality.

The contest is open to members with 50 or more posts. Staff members from this or any other cannabis forum/community and/or 420 Magazine Sponsors are not permitted to enter our contests.

Your entry must be one, and only one, photo. Entries with more than one photo will be deleted. The photograph may be of a plant or plants, part of a plant (e.g. a cola, a bud, even roots!), a nug or nugs, a seed or seeds or Cannabis extracts. It must be an original photograph that you have taken and contain no nudity or alcohol.

The contest will be open for submissions from the first until the 15th day of the month. Winners will be decided by the 420 Moderation Team and announced in-thread on the 1st of the following month.

All winners receive "420 Photo of the Month" title and the following Prize Packages:

First Place
420 Magazine: 420 Magazine Lighter, 420 Magazine Magnet, 420 Magazine Stickers & Small 420 Magazine Nug Jar
GeoPot: Five 7 Gallon GeoPots
Geoflora Nutrients: 4lb Geoflora Veg & 4lb Geoflora Bloom
Foods Alive: Organic Toasted Hemp Seeds
PerfectPipe: Two Pipe Travel Kit
Sierra Natural Science: SNS-217 Spider Mite Control - 1 Quart Mix Pouch
Prescription Blend: Complete Nutrient Kit

Second Place
420 Magazine: 420 Magazine Lighter, 420 Magazine Magnet & 420 Magazine Stickers

Third Place
420 Magazine: 420 Magazine Magnet & 420 Magazine Stickers

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You are responsible for any additional fees applied by customs.
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Contest Guidelines:

All contest entrants must use their own original photograph. It should be rather recent and never entered into one of our contests before.

420 Magazine prefers all entries include a title and description of the image. Provide the strain name, grow method, or subject of the submitted image during the upload process to provide some context to your image.

The use of Photoshop and other digital manipulation tools are now acceptable for enhancing your own original photos (i.e. contrast, filters, and other image adjustments), however, these tools may not be used to create new elements that were not part of the original photograph (i.e. super-imposing multiple photos or adding a digital rendering of an object to a photo where that object did not originally exist, etc.).

The widespread availability of simple editing tools and software have created a fairer and more equitable environment for entrants. Entrants should be open & transparent about the process which their pictures are made, In the same way we share cannabis cultivation techniques.

420 Magazine would like to promote the quality and content of photography, rather than heavily edited digital artwork, with the intent of cultivating photographers and photography. This is not a Photoshop contest or a Graphic Arts contest and entrants should understand this difference before submitting an image

The intent of this photography contest is to showcase 420 Magazine cultivators’ efforts in cannabis cultivation and cannabis awareness. 420 Magazine wants to provide a platform for entrants to share their photos and cultivate creativity and expression in their members. Originality and creativity will be given preference over recycled images and ideas.

Images entered must not include text, watermarks, copyright images, or added digital content. The entire image must be the entrants own original work. Any entrant or image found to be using copyright material may be removed from the contest and restricted from entering future contests.

Updating or adding photos throughout the month is prohibited and will result in all the submissions being disqualified. Remember to upload your photograph through our Photo Gallery before posting them on this thread: Photo Gallery Guide - How to Resize, Upload & Post Photos

We believe in ethical application of the intent of these guidelines. Contest entrants are expected to act in good faith when submitting images. Attempting to manipulate or bend the contest guidelines for personal gain will be considered acting in bad faith. The entrant and or image may be restricted from entering future contests if found to be acting in bad faith for personal gain.

420 Magazine reserves the right to remove entrants or their images if we feel they have violated the intent and purpose of 420 Magazine photo contests.

The first place winner is ineligible for entry for the following three months.

By posting a submission into this contest, it is assumed that you have read and agree to abide by each of the aforementioned guidelines. Consider your submission your "virtual signature".

Congratulations to
:adore: September's Photo of the Month Winners :adore:

1st Place - @Carcass

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2nd Place - @Farthestnorth


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3rd Place - @East Coast Marley420

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Morda Grown

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Jon

Grow Journal of the Month: Sept 2021; Nug of the Month: Feb 2022
This is a picture of my Sour Apple autoflower about two/three weeks into budding. She was topped between nodes 2 and 3 and trained out from there just a little. She lives in an auto rig I McGuyver-ed together which makes getting good pictures of her difficult. But I found this angle and took a picture of her under her unfortunate (lol) blurples. I can't stand blurple pictures, so I used my new phone's editing tool to try and change the tint a little bit on the photo. This is how it came out. It's such a horrid, painful tint that it made me laugh my butt off, and someone jokingly (I think) suggested I enter this picture in the picture of the month contest. I never would have were it not for their joke (or encouragement, not sure, lol), but what the hell. Here she is. I call this one:

Sour Apple Auto in Shades of Lavendar

Sour Apple September 8 way better picture.jpg
 

Jon

Grow Journal of the Month: Sept 2021; Nug of the Month: Feb 2022

Jon

Grow Journal of the Month: Sept 2021; Nug of the Month: Feb 2022
Here is some Guttation on my Cherry Bomb from bomb seed. yummy :yummy:


icky sticky at harvest time

enjoy
Hey can I ask you a question @keticBlue? I know guttation is a result of water in the soil/humidity in the air. It's a small pic, but it appears that too much soil water was not in play here, and you must have had humid air where this girl grew? What I'm wondering is this: if that is true, your trichomes look amazing. I'm wondering if there may be after all some advantage to not having super low humidity in budding? I have always shot for as low as 35% in flower as it gets later into it. I can't see a drop like that at that humidity level. Is there some kind of sweet spot? I figure this was outdoor and you didn't control it, but I'm about to be on my first outdoor try and wondering about this sort of thing. Thanks so much man.
 

Jon

Grow Journal of the Month: Sept 2021; Nug of the Month: Feb 2022
Kind of has a Christmas colors theme going! Strawberry cheese auto sprouted July 24th so today is day 47. LST applied with some success I think so far. Grown in Pro-Mix HP Mycorrhizae with Advanced Nutrients fertilizers. High hopes for this girl. My first try at growing Autos.

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She looks awesome! You did a good job on training her for your first stab at autos. She also appears to be loving your soil. Great consistency to the bud tops too. Excellent work for your first auto attempt. I'm Jon. Hi @charliewaffles.
 

charliewaffles

Well-Known Member
She looks awesome! You did a good job on training her for your first stab at autos. She also appears to be loving your soil. Great consistency to the bud tops too. Excellent work for your first auto attempt. I'm Jon. Hi @charliewaffles.
Thanks @Jon i appreciate the comments and praise. I thought she was looking really nice and even also. My Bruce Banner however didn’t do as well with the LST, but live and learn. Loving your garage grow

Jon's New Pared Down Setup Soil Grow: 3 Photo & 1 Auto With New Dedicated Auto Rig​

 

Jon

Grow Journal of the Month: Sept 2021; Nug of the Month: Feb 2022
Thanks @Jon i appreciate the comments and praise. I thought she was looking really nice and even also. My Bruce Banner however didn’t do as well with the LST, but live and learn. Loving your garage grow

Jon's New Pared Down Setup Soil Grow: 3 Photo & 1 Auto With New Dedicated Auto Rig​

Thanks man. I sort of think the idea, and you hear and read it alot, that certain plants "take" to training better than others is, for the most part, not true. This is just my opinion based on my experience. I have now grown or am in process of growing, I mean lifetime in three grows and starting the fourth, 35 plants, which included photos and autos, in tents, outdoors, in combination indoor/outdoor, etc...not a lot I know, but all I'm saying is that I have trained all of them, and every single one and strain "took" to the training. I don't really know what it means when they say this plant or that plant is a better or worse candidate for LST or scrog or whatever. To me, the bottom line is, if you know what you're doing, you can train and increase yield on every single plant you ever grow. But as you found out on your Bruce Banner, training autos is way trickier than training photos. I have learned the same lesson you are learning on the BB the hard way, and have suffered through more than one plant that simply did not yield like I knew it could and should have. See, it's always MY fault, never the plant's. With autos I find that the most important factor in training them is the timing. And also with autos, every strain really is different. You can grow two or three different plants and have radically different growing patterns from all three. That said, the training the way I do it remains the same. I just decide on a plant by plant basis how FAR to go with it. How aggressive can I be with this strain? How many days do I have to really train it? It is an extremely short training window with autos, in terms of topping and training, cuz once they are making buds the training is over. The real training for me is actually over when they start showing preflowers, and at that point it becomes more about defoliation and moving branches out without training per se. This is just my method but I'm going to have six autos in this outdoor grow (5 are in the dirt already in the tent) and I am going to train them all VERY HARD. Max training. I will display this in the journal every step of the way.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not by any means saying I do it better than you or better than anyone. But I do it fairly well, and certainly a ton better than when I first started growing autos. I know some other guys who specialize in them too that you might be well served to take a look at, just peruse some of the guys who post in my stuff. Many of them are excellent. I learn a lot that way, second only to direct experience. I know you can crush a Bruce Banner. So if any of that has value to you, great. I'll be psyched to see the rest of your grow.
 

charliewaffles

Well-Known Member
Thanks man. I sort of think the idea, and you hear and read it alot, that certain plants "take" to training better than others is, for the most part, not true. This is just my opinion based on my experience. I have now grown or am in process of growing, I mean lifetime in three grows and starting the fourth, 35 plants, which included photos and autos, in tents, outdoors, in combination indoor/outdoor, etc...not a lot I know, but all I'm saying is that I have trained all of them, and every single one and strain "took" to the training. I don't really know what it means when they say this plant or that plant is a better or worse candidate for LST or scrog or whatever. To me, the bottom line is, if you know what you're doing, you can train and increase yield on every single plant you ever grow. But as you found out on your Bruce Banner, training autos is way trickier than training photos. I have learned the same lesson you are learning on the BB the hard way, and have suffered through more than one plant that simply did not yield like I knew it could and should have. See, it's always MY fault, never the plant's. With autos I find that the most important factor in training them is the timing. And also with autos, every strain really is different. You can grow two or three different plants and have radically different growing patterns from all three. That said, the training the way I do it remains the same. I just decide on a plant by plant basis how FAR to go with it. How aggressive can I be with this strain? How many days do I have to really train it? It is an extremely short training window with autos, in terms of topping and training, cuz once they are making buds the training is over. The real training for me is actually over when they start showing preflowers, and at that point it becomes more about defoliation and moving branches out without training per se. This is just my method but I'm going to have six autos in this outdoor grow (5 are in the dirt already in the tent) and I am going to train them all VERY HARD. Max training. I will display this in the journal every step of the way.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not by any means saying I do it better than you or better than anyone. But I do it fairly well, and certainly a ton better than when I first started growing autos. I know some other guys who specialize in them too that you might be well served to take a look at, just peruse some of the guys who post in my stuff. Many of them are excellent. I learn a lot that way, second only to direct experience. I know you can crush a Bruce Banner. So if any of that has value to you, great. I'll be psyched to see the rest of your grow.
Sweet I’m looking forward to watching your grow!
And I can see now what you mean, some will train well and some just won’t. I don’t think I will run Auto‘s for a little while after these ones are finished. Going to try and really train some photos next grow.
 
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