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2010 Calendar Contest
Sep 28th, 2009 at 4:52pm
 
Hey Folks,
Yes, it's that time of the year again.

This gives you about a month to get a good, high resolution photo of your best work of 2009.

Anything turned this year (2009) is eligible. Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Sunday, October 24, 2009 (Pacific Time).

Contest open to all WR Members.

Each member can enter a maximum of 3 photos.

Make a copy of your file and reduce the copy to a maximum of 75k. Place your image(s) in the Gallery using the 2010 WR Calendar Album.

Photos that are too small, out of focus, have distracting backgrounds or do not fit into a woodturning calendar will be deleted. If time permits, I'll email you to give you a chance to produce a better image.

As the images come in, and when they are approved for voting, I will ask you to email me the full sized version of your photo. Please rename the files to match the name you used in the gallery. example "maple burl box.jpg".  Make it easy on me.

Voting will start the following weekend and close Midnight Saturday, November 7, 2009 (Pacific Time). A link will be provided later for voting.  Remember, to have your photos part of the voting process, I will need the full size version beforehand.

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The calendars should be ready around Thanksgiving for Christmas shopping.

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A couple of tips on photographing turnings:

Make sure your image is in focus.

Set your camera on it's highest resolution setting, which means you'll get the biggest file your camera can provide. Remember these images will be full sized pictures, enlarging them will not make them look their best.

Send in the unaltered files. Do not crop, edit or manipulate the image in anyway.

Use a light tent to diffuse light and soften shadows.

Use a neutral backgrounds like gray, white or black. White works best in this project as the pieces look more natural and framed better if the lighting is right.

Grey would be the second choice.

Avoid the "turning on the kitchen table" pose, the multiple textures and background colors can obscure the subject & cause color reflections that aren't true to life.

Avoid blue backgrounds.

If possible, try to photograph the profile & upper portion in the same shot. Using an angle that just barely shows the rim opening helps the viewer see the full form as well as the thickness/finish quality of the inside.

Try to frame the photo so that the subject has a couple of inches of space on all sides. The reason for hi-res photos is so we can rotate and crop as needed but if the subject is right against an edge we won't have any room to work.


Good Luck.
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Re: 2010 Calnedar Contest
Reply #1 - Sep 28th, 2009 at 5:10pm
 
Jim just mentioned to me that using - or _ in a gallery name causes problems.
I guess it would be best if we avoid that.
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2009 at 6:43am
 
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Re: 2010 Calendar Contest
Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:31am
 
Thought I'd break the ice. I noticed a couple of things. When I uploaded a pic to the calender forum it put a copy in the challenge forum to.
I tried to upload a second pic, it's 75kb same as the first. I get a file size exceeded message????
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Re: 2010 Calendar Contest
Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2009 at 11:34am
 
Thanks Jim

The Calendar Gallery is a sub category of the Challenge Gallery, that why you see it in both places.

I'm not sure why you got a "file size exceeded" message, that only happens when the file is bigger than 75K.  I checked on my end and in my OP I did say 100K and I fixed that to now show 75K.

Please double check the size of your file and try again.

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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2009 at 1:37pm
 
Here is a free image resizer that is simple and easy to use.

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Re: 2010 Calendar Contest
Reply #6 - Oct 4th, 2009 at 2:08pm
 
It will also put it in your personal gallery.

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Reply #7 - Oct 12th, 2009 at 7:29am
 
Ron where do I find the 2010 WR Calendar Album to enter??
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Reply #8 - Oct 12th, 2009 at 7:35am
 
It's in the photo gallery Bob

When you upload a photo you can pick which album to place it in.
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Reply #9 - Oct 14th, 2009 at 4:39pm
 
You have 10 days left.

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Re: 2010 Calendar Contest
Reply #10 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 8:42am
 
I have got to get a move on.  So many pieces to finish and photograph.  So little time.  When, OH, when.  Help me!  Help me!
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Reply #11 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 2:45pm
 
I'd love to take part but I haven't turned anything that is or would be Calendar worthy, can't wait to see what everyone else post though. Last year's was beautiful and we have a lot of great turner's on here...  now get busy and get them photos posted now!!!
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Reply #12 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 3:26pm
 
Bob, thank goodness you found this! I was wondering how to get ahold of you to let you know about the calendar. Your work is sooooo good I'd hate to see you miss out, heck it would be our loss!!.... Bill..
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Reply #13 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 7:51am
 
Ok folks, I'm back in the saddle.

I received a few photos which I still need to review.

Keep those photos coming!
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Reply #14 - Oct 17th, 2009 at 10:29am
 
I'm caught up now.

If you haven't received an email from me about your entry please let me know.

We are still accepting entries, so lets see some more photos!
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Reply #15 - Oct 17th, 2009 at 11:13pm
 
Don't rush me.  I have a whole week to get something done and a pic taken. 
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Reply #16 - Oct 18th, 2009 at 5:28pm
 
Ron, I noticed that there are now 15 pics. for the 2010 calender, therefore can you close the competition now, so that I stand a chance. I have sent 3, so I may be out already. bang head smiley=lolk.gif Roll Eyes
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Re: 2010 Calendar Contest
Reply #17 - Oct 23rd, 2009 at 10:13am
 
C'mon everyone, time is getting short.
Along with the ones already submitted, I know I saw quite a lot more great work this past year.
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Reply #18 - Oct 23rd, 2009 at 3:27pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Sep 28th, 2009 at 4:52pm:
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Sunday, October 24, 2009 (Pacific Time).

Hey Ron,  Is the deadline midnight Sunday, or Midnight October 24?  Grin Grin Grin Grin Cool Cool

I just noticed this, Sunday is the 25th.

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Reply #19 - Oct 23rd, 2009 at 4:00pm
 
I was only joking about stopping the contest early... smiley=slap.gif
I am glad I put my efforts in for Calender early, because I am totally confused now, our clocks go backwards by an hour on Sunday morning to add to my confusion. ( glad you put pacific time to help me )

Brendan, don't forget will ya. an hours LESS sleap....
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Reply #20 - Oct 23rd, 2009 at 5:23pm
 
I musta been using last year's calender!   Shocked
The deadline is Sunday the 25th.

So far these are the people that have sent me photos, if you do not see your name here please send me those photos.

Vaughn McMillan
Walt Nollan
Leo Makepeace
Richard Kennedy
Jim Curlee
Bill Bolen
Ed Weber

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Reply #21 - Oct 23rd, 2009 at 5:37pm
 

Leo, don't forget will ya. an hours MORE sleep....

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Reply #22 - Oct 24th, 2009 at 11:43am
 
We have 7 contestants so far, keep the photos coming.

Check here to see if your name is on the list.
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Reply #23 - Oct 24th, 2009 at 1:57pm
 
Brendan,

you are correct, I will never get the hang of it. Seems strange to be this far from UK. and still on the same time system/line. Yet again I deserve this....... smiley=slap.gif
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Reply #24 - Oct 25th, 2009 at 3:05pm
 
Only a few hours left!
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Reply #25 - Oct 26th, 2009 at 9:13am
 
Hi Folks

Entries are closed for the 2010 Calendar.

I want to thank all that have entered this year's contest. Looks like we had a real nice turnout.

Below is a list of names that I have received Hi-Res photos.
You guys are set to go and will be entered into the 2010 WR Calender Poll..

Vaughn McMillan
Walt Nollan
Leo Makepeace
Richard Kennedy
Jim Curlee
Bill Bolen
Bob Sesti
Leo Frilot
Jim Quarles
Bert Dupas
Vaughn McMillian
Walt Nolan
Ed Weber
Don Leydens
Jack Mincey
Jeff McDonald
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If you do not see your name listed please contact me.


Thanks again
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Reply #26 - Oct 26th, 2009 at 12:32pm
 
Ron,
I sent you mine on Friday Night.  I will resend today. 
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Just got your email...Pics were re-sent.
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Reply #29 - Oct 26th, 2009 at 8:53pm
 
Full resolution pics are on the way via email.  Let me know if I need to retake them.
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Reply #30 - Oct 28th, 2009 at 1:46pm
 
Ron or Jim,
Am I going crazy Cheesy when you look at the calender gallery, and switch between pages do the same pics some times go from page to page? some pics don't show up at all until you've changed pages a few times?
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Reply #31 - Oct 28th, 2009 at 1:57pm
 
The top group of 20 pictures are the most recent.  If you scroll down, you will see another group of 16 pictures with some more info below each.  There is a link to go to page 2 or 3 at the top and bottom of this group.  These pages are in an order that the software assigns.  ???  If you step through the pages, you will see all of the entries.

Ron will put up the poll for everyone to vote on soon.

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Reply #32 - Oct 28th, 2009 at 2:20pm
 
You can change how many images you can see at a time.
The option in the third gold bar on the right hand side. It reads views ____ per page____

I'm hoping to have the poll up this weekend.
I'm still working with 1 or 2 members and thier pictures.
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Thanks Ron, that should solve the problem I was having.
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