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georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
maybe not quite the right area for this but one of the mods will over-rule the stoopid admin guy if necessary!

I haven't seen any talk about the calendar competion we launched last week so maybe it has been missed? or there's no interest frown
Anyway, we figured it would appeal to all those spinners that for whatever reason can't put together a COL video so I hope we were right!

Are people planning those winning shots yet? or are you waiting for the details/upload page to appear?

PAW 1 https://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/photo_calendar.php

cheers
George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


spunout 22 posts

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pricklyleafSILVER Member
with added berries
1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
I hope to enter this. But my only worry is how recognisable do the landmarks have to be.

Would a shot of a famous landmark be chosen over a lesser known one?

Or will the photographs be judged soley on photographic qualities.

I know it says that they don't have to be that famous, but I just want to make doubley sure.

thanks!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
i hope they don't need to be famous cause i live in milwaukee and well, i got lake michigan....

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Antti_EverythingGOLD Member
446 posts
Location: Jrvenp, Finland


Posted:
Check out pics from https://imakokode.org/
to get some inspiration. From the pic on the left you can find 'photos' on one of the tiles.. A lot of nice shots from nice locations. And most annoying thumbnail scrolling ever.

Point your toes.


TinyPixieSILVER Member
394 posts
Location: in the clouds..., United Kingdom


Posted:
WOW! thanks for the link Antti! The photos are amazing smile I feel inspired and everything! biggrin

Though the scroller... is a "*&$$!!* nuisance! (lookie! i censored myself all on my own! aren't I family-friendly?).

_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
smile



Haven't seen Julien's website before... thanks!



It's lovely, with lovely pics...





Looking forward to seeing the entries for this... I'm predicting beautiful things from Antti, Julien, Ry and Synge smile

Getting to the other side smile


Tir_na_nOg 55 posts
Location: Geographic Location


Posted:
Hey all, took some drunken (well tipsy!!! safety first!) pictures a couple weeks ago, because you can only see the fire and shapes in the I dont think they will qualify for wonderful locations to do poi!! (unless "in the dark" is a good location!!) But I would love to hear any feedback on them at www.myspace.com/robloonampoi

Peace everyone, and hugs too!

ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

hug

ma'tinaBRONZE Member
multiplex
611 posts
Location: somewhere..., Germany


Posted:
 Written by: _Clare_


I'm predicting beautiful things from Antti, Julien, Ry and Synge smile



....but there are more wonderful photographers you dont know.....so even more to expect........ biggrin

- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
post deleted by ado-p for reasons that shall remain undisclosed.



(as in, I want to enter too but i just realised I cant get into my damn portable hard drive frown)

Love is the law.


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Sure, you've got months... buy a hammer smile

Getting to the other side smile


jc_firetricksBRONZE Member
205 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
So where do we send the entry's to agian ?

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
From https://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/photo_calendar.php
...

"The submissions page will be added over the next few months and will be linked from this page"



Still awaiting that I guess

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


YakumoSILVER Member
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: the HoP comp rules

i.e. no climbing over the barriers to take a photo at the tip of the Eiffel Tower/Statue of Liberty etc etc. If we believe or are informed that local laws were broken or personnel safety was jeopardised in the taking of the photo, the image will be rejected.





to be as pedantic s an insurance company, doesn't that mean no fire spinning at all? wink frown



I have some awesome pics from when I went on a stones tour meditate , but nothing with spinning in as I was behind the camera on my own umm



I've tried and tried to use gimp, and gimpshop, and it's just way too limiting compared to psh. I think I preferred 6 over 7 because of line tools and some other things, but there's too many useful things in cs2 to go back to either, and I like what I've used of cs3.



I always prefer photo's untouched though, and think they should be for competition, if there's grain, or balance or retouch issues they won't count against it in the comp, and would (should) be done by a pro before they hit print.

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Dumb question, but:

where do we submit them to? I can't see to find a link on the page for the competition confused

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
It's not that we've been slack or anything, but we have had a lot of things on the go so the entry portal is still not done
*hangs head in shame*

We will have it up within a few weeks, maybe earlier.

George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


JelenaGOLD Member
In love with firelight
9 posts
Location: Scotland (UK)


Posted:
Out of interest, what's with the Draconian rules on post-processing? I can understand you not wanting entirely fabricated photoshop flames, but - only cropping allowed? What, so no noise reduction, not even a little boost in contrast allowed? There are a lot of adjustments which are necessary for enhancing the image, especially when you're photographing flames at nighttime, I was just wondering why they're not allowed?

LazyAngelGOLD Member
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
right, so today I got a few pictures (and odd looks) doing cone poi on the great wall. I have 2 fire pics from yangshuo that I'd consider entering, and tomorrow, I'm going to try for Tian'amen square and the forbidden city.

The daylight pics aren't particularly artsy, but its got the basic criteria down

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


LazyAngelGOLD Member
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
so about this entry portal.... there's only a month to go until the deadline right? wink

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
yep! It's coming...
(very soon now - Malcolm's almost finished it - mere days, or even hours away)
[but maybe we should leave it off a bit longer to build the suspense??!] biggrin

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


UCOFSILVER Member
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
They are hardly Draconian rules... ubblol

 Written by: I said this in another thread


 Written by: Lots of people on HOP

draconian



Just because you know a word, it doesnt mean you know what it means!

 Written by: Wikipedia

The stringency of his {Draco - look at the wiki link} legal code gave rise to the modern English word "draconian," meaning marked by extreme severity or cruelty, especially about laws or governments.



Just a random bit of information for everyone shrug



ubbrollsmile

clarence_quackSILVER Member
QuackerJack
1,927 posts
Location: over your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
*puts on bikini*


I'm ready for my close up!!!

Nutella Brigade Unite!

"Look! I have a rainbow penis!" - Rouge

Owned By Steaks


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
only works if you're an Internationally acclaimed landmark CQ... biggrin

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


clarence_quackSILVER Member
QuackerJack
1,927 posts
Location: over your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
But I am!!! Haven't you heard of the Clarence Opera House?

Nutella Brigade Unite!

"Look! I have a rainbow penis!" - Rouge

Owned By Steaks


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Is the submitting thingo up yet???

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


LazyAngelGOLD Member
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
*bump*

errr.... only 10 days left for submissions: so where's this submissions page?

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
Hi all,

Please accept our apologies for the huge delay in getting this up and running, but now, the competitions entry portal is up and running (and we extended the deadline a little).

The way it works is that once the voting date is reached, voting will be automatically enabled. You can vote for every single entry you like if you want - there is no restriction on the number of votes you can cast - except you can only vote once for each entry you like.
People who are late, or join after the voting starts, will still be able to enter right up until the voting closes - they just won't have as long for their entry to be exposed to receive votes as those who enter before voting starts.

Check it out at the "Competitions" tab, or
go here

I've seen some pretty awesome photo's that some of you have sent us, so we are waiting with anticipation for some really classy shots to appear! So now, over to you! ubbrollsmile

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
so how long will entries be accepted for?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angel's Landing, USA


Posted:
Apparently the 12th? That unfortunately only gives people who don't check the site often about two weeks to get entries in.



I submitted one and may try for another :]

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
entries accepted right up until close of voting - but if your entry is there when the voting starts you increase your chances of getting more votes.

And depending on how many entries are received by 12th, we might delay the start of voting due to the late arrival of the entry portal. I was kinda working on the principal that most people knew the competition and would be ready to roll about now so we would be flooded with entries as soon as the portal went up.
We'll see how it goes.

PS wave Hi Kael! How's Chiang Mai?

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


Hana4BRONZE Member
burner
90 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
I have a question, it may be a little silly but I wanna get this clear:



The rules state...



"Images must include at least one element of poi/staff arts being displayed. The performer does not need to be visible - but the prop/toy must."



Does that mean that the only toys/props allowed are poi and/or staff? Are we allowed other fire toys or not?
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