Official 2017 Calendar Contest

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Poll ended at Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:22 pm

#1 - DesignFlaw06
17
8%
#2 - rbentnail
2
1%
#3 - wheatonFJR
9
4%
#4 - Gramps
9
4%
#5 - 0face
12
6%
#6 - JustinNck1
9
4%
#7 - thompsonian
5
2%
#8 - ts3doug
6
3%
#9 - kieefjr
15
7%
#10 - clocklaw
4
2%
#11 - wynfjr
7
3%
#12 - Redfish
5
2%
#13 - LKLD
12
6%
#14 - Hppants
11
5%
#15 - HodRodZilla
10
5%
#16 - extrememarine
20
10%
#17 - John d
5
2%
#18 - El Toro Joe
5
2%
#19 - Madmudder
7
3%
#20 - LittleJon
12
6%
#21 - raYzerman
2
1%
#22 - Cav47
12
6%
#23 - blrfjr
2
1%
#24 - fjrob
9
4%
 
Total votes: 207

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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by raYzerman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:50 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
DesignFlaw06 wrote:
raYzerman wrote:Holy crappers, I only ordered this on Tuesday and my two calendars just arrived by Canada Post........
Well ???? How do they look?
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Careful Wheatie, might use your page as toilet paper..... no I couldn't do that, it was too good.
The photos overall look great, in accordance with the resolution they were shot in...... but all were good, I have zero complaints. Maybe a lesson for next year, when you have a great shot, use the highest resolution you can.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:37 pm

raYzerman wrote: Careful Wheatie, might use your page as toilet paper..... no I couldn't do that, it was too good.
The photos overall look great, in accordance with the resolution they were shot in...... but all were good, I have zero complaints. Maybe a lesson for next year, when you have a great shot, use the highest resolution you can.
Next year, the high resolution photo will be required for submission, otherwise it doesn't get entered. I probably should have done that this year, but it was thrown together in a shorter time frame.

Now the rest of you know to get your shots for the calendar. I'll work on a tips for a good shots and more specific requirements. I'll look at this calendar when I get it and firm up what's required for 2018.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by Canadian FJR » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:49 pm

I just ordered mine, thanks for putting together.


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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:46 pm

DesignFlaw06 wrote:
raYzerman wrote: Careful Wheatie, might use your page as toilet paper..... no I couldn't do that, it was too good.
The photos overall look great, in accordance with the resolution they were shot in...... but all were good, I have zero complaints. Maybe a lesson for next year, when you have a great shot, use the highest resolution you can.
Next year, the high resolution photo will be required for submission, otherwise it doesn't get entered. I probably should have done that this year, but it was thrown together in a shorter time frame.

Now the rest of you know to get your shots for the calendar. I'll work on a tips for a good shots and more specific requirements. I'll look at this calendar when I get it and firm up what's required for 2018.
What is high resolution? IPhones good enough?
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:54 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
What is high resolution? IPhones good enough?
Most smartphones have more than enough resolution. Where you get into trouble are the people who try to use an image they saved to Facebook or something. Text messages, Facebook, Google, and other cloud based photos will compress the photo to save space.

Emailing a picture from your phone is the easiest way to transfer the full resolution photo for those that don't know how to pull it straight off the phone.

And always leave your digital camera settings on the highest resolution. Memory cards are cheap, don't waste a good shot.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by Redfish » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:04 am

I finally found enough time to order my calendars. From my work computer. On Christmas Eve. So I ordered 3. Feeling pretty Grinchy while working on Christmas Eve.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by Cav47 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:30 am

Got my order in also. Merry Christmas to me!

Actually Merry Christmas to Tim and all that submitted pictures for this. I am sure this will become an Annual Event. Next years pictures will be even better.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by wnyfjr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:42 am

Got my calendar today and it looks great!! Thanks for putting this together. Now I have to pick the perfect spot to hang it...

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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by LittleJon » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:36 pm

I'm not complaining. For real.

Just curious.

Are mine the only ones that are lacking the horizontal lines on the calendar or are they all like that? I mean, there are vertical lines separating the days, but the horizontal ones that separate the weeks are missing.

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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:56 pm

LittleJon wrote:I'm not complaining. For real.

Just curious.

Are mine the only ones that are lacking the horizontal lines on the calendar or are they all like that? I mean, there are vertical lines separating the days, but the horizontal ones that separate the weeks are missing.
That is the design of the calendar. Not my part, but the printer's part. They have 6 calendar themes you can use to make your calendar. Only one theme allows you to use a full page image. Unfortunately, that theme doesn't have horizontal lines. It's been a complaint in the past.

The reason I chose Lulu is that they are the provider that I found that is relatively inexpensive, I don't have to pre-buy stock, and I can setup a store so I don't have to handle the money exchange. I'm open to other printers, but this was the best combination I've found.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:52 pm

Sounds great to me.

Mine came in the mail today. Look awesome!
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by raYzerman » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:14 pm

And here I thought it was by design...... you know, when you have one of those days that seems to drag on for weeks, and before you know it, it's nearly the end of the month.............. ;) :D
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by fjrob » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:22 am

My wife , bless her heart , intercepted mine at the mail box and wrapped it up as a Christmas present. lol She's the best.
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by fjrob » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:23 am

I am honoured to be Miss January
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by fjrob » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:24 am

I am honoured to be Miss January
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by LittleJon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:56 am

DesignFlaw06 wrote:
LittleJon wrote:I'm not complaining. For real.

Just curious.

Are mine the only ones that are lacking the horizontal lines on the calendar or are they all like that? I mean, there are vertical lines separating the days, but the horizontal ones that separate the weeks are missing.
That is the design of the calendar. Not my part, but the printer's part. They have 6 calendar themes you can use to make your calendar. Only one theme allows you to use a full page image. Unfortunately, that theme doesn't have horizontal lines. It's been a complaint in the past.

The reason I chose Lulu is that they are the provider that I found that is relatively inexpensive, I don't have to pre-buy stock, and I can setup a store so I don't have to handle the money exchange. I'm open to other printers, but this was the best combination I've found.

Works for me. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:31 am

fjrob wrote:I am honoured to be Miss January
Where was that photo taken Rob/Miss January?
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:35 am

Ugh, how has everyone got theirs except me?!
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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by NTXFJR » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:49 am

Still waiting mine too


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Re: Official 2017 Calendar Contest

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:31 pm

Mine has been taking a tour of the USA...hoping for delivery tomorrow.
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