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monthly photo contest

Discussion in 'Pictures From The Road' started by gne in prog, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Slugger

    Slugger Well-Known Member

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    i'm in! sweet idea!
     
  2. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    There is another very large photography forum which does exactly this. Their format is spectacular. I'm not sure what the rules are for linking to other forums so if I'm in the wrong I apologize. www.fredmiranda.com

    It happens to be home of the most epic of all aviation photography threads:
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984

    How much post-processing is too much?

    I'm so in.
     
  3. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    I agree with the above - the editing can be part of the art. But I don't think sucking at editing (like I do) will hurt you if you take a great photo. Like boobs, some will prefer them natural.
     
  4. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    :rotfl:

    Made my day.
     
  5. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    can't argue that.

    A suggestion for the first round would be pictures of the bird you fly.
     
  6. Adler

    Adler How much cheese is too much cheese?

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    Ehhhh, what about for those unemployed, and too poor to rent.
     
  7. ATC RET 2003

    ATC RET 2003 No More Vectors

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    I liked the boobs idea.
     
  8. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    You gotta point. Current aircraft/favorite?
     
  9. Jfk-Pilot

    Jfk-Pilot Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a great idea, will definitely be participating.
     
  10. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    ok. start posting up some theme ideas, and then i'll post a poll on monday or so.

    i'm thinking broad themes would be better. rather than "737 winglets" something like "drag reduction". something that allows for some creativity as well as shooting ability.
     
  11. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    I think maybe for the first one we could just do something general like "hull photos". Has to be a photo of the outside of an aircraft (no cockpit or cabin shots), where the "majority" of the aircraft hull is in view (as opposed to a shot of a tailcone, or winglet.

    Not terribly creative, but might be a good way to get started.
     
  12. Xcaliber

    Xcaliber El Chupacabra

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    I was thinking of a couple pictures I took a while ago that I like, and I think their subject would make a good starting point. (I've attached said pictures, but I can't submit them because they obviously weren't taken during the right time period.)

    "Props"

    Feel free to interpret that however you'd like :)
     

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  13. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    I like the "props" idea but I doubt I'll be able to contribute until after the first of the year.
     
  14. FlyingSig

    FlyingSig Well-Known Member

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    I'm in!

    I like the rules (ie pictures have to be taken during that time period) and the theme idea. I also propose that the winner get's to pick the next theme. (as good as a prize as we can get here because we all know Doug is too cheap to donate 12 T-shirts ;) )


    On a side note.... I was thinking of another photo project for us (and was going to post it's own topic until I saw this! weird...) . How about setting up a group on Flickr (I can set it up) and call it JetCareer 365. We try to get and post picture a day (since it's really tough for one person to do, with enough of us in the group we should be able to accomplish this) for every day in 2010. This would be a good place for "rejects" not submitted for the contest as well as all the other stuff we like to show off.... I think after a few months it would offer a real interesting look into the diversity of this forum.

    Comments on that?
     
  15. JEP

    JEP What are you looking at? Staff Member

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    Sounds Great...Kind of "A Year in the life of JetCareers" thing....:clap:
     
  16. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  17. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    sounds cool, sig.

    alright, so theme suggestions thus far-

    plane you currently fly or the last type you flew if you are not currently flying.

    favorite a/c.

    a/c hulls.

    props.

    keep throwing up suggestions. i'll start a theme vote on monday. i think the max poll option is 8?
     
  18. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    the submission period will be the first 3 weeks of jan. voting for the winner will be the last week of jan.

    3 weeks ought to give everyone interested a chance to shoot.

    you guys can decide if subsequent themes should be chosen by the month's winner or by suggestion/vote.

    i'm thinking another rule ought to be you can not vote for your own pic. obviously, that would be on the honor system much like taking the pic in the correct time period. we don't want a 10 or 15 way tie for the month's winner.
     
  19. esa17

    esa17 Well-Known Member

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    Cool.

    My ATP ride, Xmas, getting married, and the honeymoon all by the 5th isn't leaving me much time. :D
     
  20. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    skip the 3rd thing, turn the 4th thing into a vacation and you ought to be fine.
     

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