***CTF Mini Challenge #122: Nautical life***

Started Sep 29, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Malcy Contributing Member • Posts: 969
***CTF Mini Challenge #122: Nautical life***

It's said that here in the UK, no one lives more than 70 miles from the sea. We are also surrounded by lots of lakes, rivers and canals so I guess that messing about in boats is in our blood.

What I am looking for are great nautical scenes. We usually associate the word nautical with ships and the sea, but because many competitors , especially in the USA and Europe may be a long way from the sea, I am more than happy for scenes situated on lakes, rivers, canals and any other body of water to be submitted.

The absolute stipulation is that each image must include at least one water craft. This can range from something as simple as a canoe to a huge aircraft carrier, so there is plenty of choice.


The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. You post your image(s). The host chooses the winner. The decision of the judge (the host) is final. The judge is not eligible. The winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner, and passes on the baton to that person.
Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.

You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.

Feel free to comment on other contestants' images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put an asterisk ( ) next to the title of the image.

Here are some guidelines:

When posting your picture, change the Subject of your post to display your name or picture titles. This way, when someone comments (i.e. replies), it will refer specifically to you. If all entries read "Re: Mini Challenge 122"... it would be very boring to scan the list.

Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website). Also please resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll ( 800 pixels on the longest side works best.).
And how do you embed a picture? I'm glad you asked:

1. While your photo on Flickr (or any other web site) is open, copy the URL address from the address box on your tool bar, then paste it into your reply thread. Add a .jpg extension to get the photo to show up. Click on preview to make sure it's what you want.

2. Right click on the image in Flickr (or where ever you've hosted it), click on "Properties"..., highlight the link with the .jpg extension on it, and paste it into your message text. Provide any additional information you want.

You may enter up to three pictures, but try to put them within a single post. Please give a title to each photo - this makes it easier to differentiate when giving comments.

Please size your photo no bigger than 800 pixels on the longest dimension. This is to let those with smaller monitors to see your image at full resolution.

Please limit the size of your entries to conserve bandwidth.

As a show of courtesy, and to save bandwidth, please remove the original post when replying, so you don't bring back any previous photos.


Here is a link to the list of previous challenges and winners. We have blademeister to thank for coming up with this creative solution to the "too many characters in the post" problem. Thanks, blade! http://homepages.peakpeak.com/~blade/minichallenge.html

I am really looking forward to seeing your entries.

So, heave ho me'hearties and keep it ship shape and Bristol fashion!!

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