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Old 08/12/2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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ADMIN - Submit your pics for the 2007 Calendar!

OK, this is the official call for entries for the 2007 California Special Calendar. Please start gathering your best photos and submit them no later than Friday Sept 15, 2006. Last year's calendar was a great success and I'm looking forward to another great one this year.:)

We'll all vote on the photos and the top 12 will be used. If you were in the calendar last year can submit again, but not the same photo. You can submit a few shots if you aren't sure which is best, but I'll only be able to use one for the final voting. Also, if you're one of those fortunate enough to have more than one Special, please only submit one. (or maybe a group shot?)

If your photos are digital email me at 1968gtcs@gmail.com (has more space than my normal email) If you have prints that you need me to scan please mail them to me at:

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OK, here's the catch.. Photos have to be a minimum size to be able to print cleanly on a full size calendar. If it's a digital image it needs to be 1800x1200 pixels minimum (obviously bigger is better). Basically a 2.0 Megapixel or better digital camera will work. Any lower resolution and they just won't print well. Even the largest photos in the Gallery are too small. Sorry! And please don't take a smaller pic and change the resolution to bump it up to 1800x1200. It doesn't work that way unfortunately. The original needs to be at that resolution.

For those that don't have one hanging on your wall from last year, here's a shot of how it turned out:
http://californiaspecial.com/images/...ar-preview.jpg

Thanks in advance for all the great photos I expect to get! :)

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Old 08/13/2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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My car does`nt have the "Mustang" script on the sides. Would it still be accepted if the pic was good enough?
I`m not very good with cameras, I have a 35mm, should I have the pics put on disc or what can be done to have them come out big enough. Will I have to find a digital camera?

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Old 08/13/2006, 06:28 PM   #3
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My car does`nt have the "Mustang" script on the sides. Would it still be accepted if the pic was good enough?
Absolutely. That's such a minor thing I don't expect it would make a difference to anyone. In fact one of the winners last year doesn't have the script, and to be honest I didn't even notice until you brought it up and I looked at last year just out of curiosity.

The important thing (I think) is a well lit, well focused shot in a great location. Of course ultimately it's the members who decide with their votes.

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I`m not very good with cameras, I have a 35mm, should I have the pics put on disc or what can be done to have them come out big enough. Will I have to find a digital camera?
35mm is fine. You can send me the photo by mail and I can scan it, but if you can have it put on disc where you develop it and then email it will probably turn out better. Sometimes scans from prints lose quality.

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Old 08/14/2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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Absolutely. That's such a minor thing I don't expect it would make a difference to anyone. In fact one of the winners last year doesn't have the script, and to be honest I didn't even notice until you brought it up and I looked at last year just out of curiosity.

The important thing (I think) is a well lit, well focused shot in a great location. Of course ultimately it's the members who decide with their votes.

35mm is fine. You can send me the photo by mail and I can scan it, but if you can have it put on disc where you develop it and then email it will probably turn out better. Sometimes scans from prints lose quality.
Jon;
That was my car that was missing the side "mustang" script on the front fenders. As strange as it sounds most folks at shows like the clean look on the fenders. I had planned on adding it but, for now she will stay as is.

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Old 08/17/2006, 01:55 PM   #5
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PLEASE can we make the numbers for each day larger? Kinda hard to read the date from a distance.

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Old 08/18/2006, 06:52 AM   #6
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How far away are you standing Jason? You're not taking aim I hope

As long as we're making requests ... could we add the prior and next month little calendar on each page?

And don't forget the missing holidays

Even without all that it's a great calendar and I'll still be purchasing a few again.

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Old 08/18/2006, 07:18 AM   #7
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I'll see what I can do, but the calendar pages are a template that I can't edit. There may be other templates I can use. I'll look into it.

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PLEASE can we make the numbers for each day larger? Kinda hard to read the date from a distance.
Time for Tri-focals!!!!!

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If any of the prior suggestions does anything to diminish the size or quality of the car pics, I vote to leave it alone.

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HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 08/18/2006, 09:31 AM   #10
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No, it won't. The car photos will still take up the entire page above the fold. It's just a matter of how the page below the fold (the actual calendar page) is laid out. Again, I'll see what I can do, but may not have much latitude.

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How far away are you standing Jason? You're not taking aim I hope
not yet but maybe if it gets me mad.

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I look forward to this years voting. I look at my calendar every day and admire the pictures. Thanks for putting this on again this year!!

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Maybe there are a lot of procrastinators out there waiting until the last minute to submit pics, but at the moment we only have 4 cars submitted.

If you plan on submitting photos please post here or email me. The way it's looking the calendar won't happen this year. It's been such a success the last 2 years, so I'd really hate to cancel it from lack of interest.

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I will be taking some pics this week.

I will try to get Scott to snap a couple photos of his 428 HCS.

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Old 09/04/2006, 05:38 PM   #15
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Jon,
Did you get my photos?
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