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Second FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Second FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Old Apr 1, 07, 10:30 pm
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Second FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Welcome to the Second FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

The theme for this competition is “Water”. If it's wet, we want it. Waterfalls, Waves, Weather, T-shirts (just kidding!!), etc.

Nowhere else in the world is there a group of people so well traveled, so articulate, and so creative as we have here at FlyerTalk. You proved it with your photographs of Urban Streetscapes, let's see what you can do with "Water"!

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE CONTRIBUTING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Photographic composition is in the mind and eye of the photographer, not the equipment used. If you think your photograph is special, well, so do we!

The rules are simple:

1) Images must have been taken by the poster who links to them.

2) FlyerTalk does not have space to host images, but there are a number of free image hosting services on the web that will serve.

* See the Wikipedia page on photo sharing for a list of options, or use your own ISP.

3) You may submit up to two photographs per contest. Photos may be changed at will up to the end of the submission period. At the end of the submission period, the competition will be closed. The first contest will run for 15 days from today - until 6:00pm Pacific Daylight Time on April 15, 2007

4) Post-Processing - Nothing that substantially changes the image is allowed. Basically, what you see through your viewfinder is what we want to see. Digital cameras inherently post-process the images they record, so additional processing to modify contrast, sharpness, color balance, render B&W, etc is acceptable. That once-in-a lifetime shot of an Alaska Airlines Airbus A380 in flight is out-of-bounds.

5) Images may be at most 800 pixels along the largest dimension and a maximum of 200K in size. Most photo editing programs have a function that allows the creation of web-friendly images. If your source material allows, make your postings as large as possible without exceeding the posted limits. If you have questions about this, please contact birdstrike by PM and I’ll try to provide answers.

6) Copyright remains with the photographer. However, per the FlyerTalk FAQ:

http://www.flyertalk.com/help/rules.php#q73

While members own the content and interest in their posts, posting on FlyerTalk grants FlyerTalk and its subsidiaries the right to reproduce the content in any medium without notification or compensation. Members' posts cannot be printed or duplicated in any way by a third party without the consent of the authors. Once you submit a post, FlyerTalk has no obligation to remove or edit that post's content.
I interpret this to mean that FlyerTalk can delete any images found offensive and can use the low-res images provided for the contest in any non-exclusive, FlyerTalk-specific fashion. Everything else remains yours. Obligatory statement: I am not a lawyer.

7) At the end of the contest period, the photo posting thread will be closed and a separate thread will be created for voting. The image with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be declared the winner. The polling period will last for 1 week at which time a winner will be announced.

Voters will be asked to choose between the submitted images based on the entries visual appeal, artistry, composition, and aptness to the theme of the contest

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Images can be inserted in Trip Reports posts by clicking on the "Insert Image" icon (small mountain on a yellow background) and adding the URL of the image to be displayed. Please add a brief title to your images to make tallying the votes easier. If you have been a lurker, and are now a new poster, images may not appear immediately, contact birdstrike with questions.

If you are using Photobucket: When looking at your Photobucket album, below the current image on the left side of the screen, there are three links. One is for URL link, the next is for HTML tag, and the third is for IMG code. Click on the IMG code button to get the link that you need for FlyerTalk images. You can just paste that link straight into your post. There is no need to click on the IMG tag button in FT, but it won't hurt if you do.

Picassa Galleries do not allow images to be linked from other websites.

If you can not see the images in the thread: Go to My FlyerTalk/Edit Options and check "Show Images (including attached images and images in [IMG] code)"

That will let you see everything in-line as it was designed to be shown.

This months first prize will be any single item chosen from the FlyerTalk store here or here. and is sponsored by birdstrike. Second prize will be five FT luggage tags. Third prizes will be three FT luggage tags. In the event of a tie, the poster who first reached the winning number of votes (as judged by the FT post timestamp) will be declared the winner. Multiple prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the sponsor.

The theme for this first competition is “Water”. Pretty much any image featuring water is fair game. Your fellow FlyerTalkers are the ultimate judges.

Enjoy, and let the photos fly!

birdstrike (recusing himself from this competition)

Sample Image (This image is for sample purposes only and will not be part of the competition).





Many thanks to our moderators, B747-437B and onedog, for volunteering the additional work this contest will require!

Please send your thoughts on future competition themes to birdstrike. I'd like to see this as an ongoing part of the Trip Reports experience.

If you would be interested in a new FT forum on travel related photography and techniques, please join the TalkBoard Topics discussion-in-progress here.

Images from the first FlyerTalk Trip Reports Contest are here!

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Old Apr 1, 07, 11:27 pm
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Old Apr 1, 07, 11:32 pm
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Old Apr 2, 07, 12:30 am
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Sailboat and Sunset at Sea, Kauai, HI


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Old Apr 2, 07, 1:07 pm
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Old Apr 2, 07, 2:55 pm
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First entry in this contest : Sydney Olympic Park

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Old Apr 2, 07, 4:39 pm
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Wow

We're off to a great start!
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Old Apr 2, 07, 4:57 pm
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Thanks for setting this up and running it again birdstrike! ^
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Old Apr 2, 07, 5:00 pm
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Old Apr 2, 07, 8:11 pm
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Okay, second try with Copenhagen:

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Old Apr 2, 07, 8:12 pm
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And entry No. 2 is Xidi, China:


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Old Apr 2, 07, 8:47 pm
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thanks birdstrike

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Old Apr 2, 07, 9:07 pm
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All right, another contest! Well, hopefully the gods will smile at me this time

Here is my first entry:

Sorry about the quality, this was scanned from a print. I did not have a digital back then.


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Old Apr 2, 07, 9:16 pm
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And here's my second entry:



Thanks, birdstrike for doing a magnificent job.

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Old Apr 3, 07, 5:06 am
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Watery Melodies



Steam powered water organ taken at the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart Feb 2007
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