The Official 2022 Calendar Contest

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Re: The Official 2022 Calendar Contest

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3 weeks left at this point - still not quite a "contest" yet, but it's getting there...
gixxerjasen wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:38 pm I got one entry in. Picked out some candidates for my second. Getting a proper crop to fit the calendar size is turning out to be giving me more fits than I'd thought to get it just right. I'll have the second one here in a day or two when I have more time to fiddle.
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gixxerjasen wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:38 pm ....Getting a proper crop to fit the calendar size is turning out to be giving me more fits than I'd thought to get it just right....
Ring a ding ding ding!!! The cell phone camera, nor the traditional point-n-shoot camera aren't designed for the aspect ratio of the calendar 8 1/2 x 11 paper. This of course is not a dig on the contest or anything of the sort. It is what it is, and if we are going to have a calendar, we have to have this sized paper.

The challenge is finding the compromise between staying far enough away from the subject matter to leave you room to crop, and making sure that you have enough digital data left to make the photograph worth seeing. It's easier with the P-n-S camera because the optics are better. But at least for me, I don't always have my camera with me when that perfect landscape appears. I always have the phone, though.

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Re: The Official 2022 Calendar Contest

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Hppants wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:29 pm
gixxerjasen wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:38 pm ....Getting a proper crop to fit the calendar size is turning out to be giving me more fits than I'd thought to get it just right....
Ring a ding ding ding!!! The cell phone camera, nor the traditional point-n-shoot camera aren't designed for the aspect ratio of the calendar 8 1/2 x 11 paper. This of course is not a dig on the contest or anything of the sort. It is what it is, and if we are going to have a calendar, we have to have this sized paper.

The challenge is finding the compromise between staying far enough away from the subject matter to leave you room to crop, and making sure that you have enough digital data left to make the photograph worth seeing. It's easier with the P-n-S camera because the optics are better. But at least for me, I don't always have my camera with me when that perfect landscape appears. I always have the phone, though.

3rd world problem, I guess....
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I have a resolution problem. NO, not that kind. Working on it.
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I don’t have a choice. If I want to play, I agree to follow the rules. Don’t have to like it, but it is what it is.
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Somehow, we have all gotten some good calendars so far. Outstanding even. :-)
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Cav47 wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:35 pm I have a resolution problem. NO, not that kind. Working on it.
I'm confused... your either have a resolution or a problem... doesn't the problem come first, then the resolution? :roll:
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The aspect ratio I am using is not arbitrary. The calendar prints on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper. In fact, every standard photo size has a different aspect ratio so this issue isn't new. Also photos on a screen that are magnified to the original resolution are quicker to point out flaws and lack of detail on a cropped image than what will translate to a printed photo on a wall hanging 5-10ft away.
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Probably not great for a calendar, but will always be my favorite picture of my FJR no matter where it goes in 2021.

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danh600 wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:16 pm Probably not great for a calendar, but will always be my favorite picture of my FJR no matter where it goes in 2021.

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Dan, we gotta get you on some road trips if that's your favorite picture.
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I'd say take the bike back and get a better picture...... something like this?


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raYzerman wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:23 am I'd say take the bike back and get a better picture...... something like this?


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gixxerjasen wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:44 pm Dan, we gotta get you on some road trips if that's your favorite picture.
Well I did get to go to EOM. Also, leaving for SFO tomorrow.

Favorite picture cause I really thought my FJR was going to be stuck for another month or two. Right during the touring season.
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wheatonFJR wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:51 am
raYzerman wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:23 am I'd say take the bike back and get a better picture...... something like this?


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If he could get that sweet pavement underneath first…
The driveway is not paved, has deep ruts and drops off on the edge.
The road to get out to the highway is actually paved. The water is deeper and darker than that. Plus, no painted lines to see the edge.
It's been reported that a rather large alligator has taken to cruising up and down the road.

Hats off to that water crossing. Not sure I would have done that.
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danh600 wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:54 pm The driveway is not paved, has deep ruts and drops off on the edge.
The road to get out to the highway is actually paved. The water is deeper and darker than that. Plus, no painted lines to see the edge.
It's been reported that a rather large alligator has taken to cruising up and down the road.
All of that sounds like it would make for quite the adventure. Good thing the FJR is a relaxed sport tourer and not an "Adventure Tourer." :D
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raYzerman wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:23 am I'd say take the bike back and get a better picture...... something like this?


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Updated because reading is difficult, and typing is more difficulter.

14 days left to submit pictures for this year's calendar contest - who knows, maybe you could be Ms or Mr November.

Voting will open on or around November 15th, and run until November 30th, or whenever Tim decides to end it. :)

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uh-hummm. From the 1st post in this thread...
CONTEST RULES
1) Submission deadline is November 14th.
extrememarine wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:41 am 30 days left to submit pictures for this year's calendar contest...
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Thank you.
wheatonFJR wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:47 am uh-hummm. From the 1st post in this thread...
CONTEST RULES
1) Submission deadline is November 14th.
extrememarine wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:41 am 30 days left to submit pictures for this year's calendar contest...
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