Picture of the month on XE forums?

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POTM competition on XE forum?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 am

-Yes, I will definitely participate with my own entries.
14
56%
-Yes, But I won't make any entries.
5
20%
-No, there are enough pictures of XE's on this forum already...
6
24%
 
Total votes: 25

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PFGMG
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Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by PFGMG » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:08 am

Hello everyone,

Would it be an idea to make a picture of the month competition (POTM) on this forum like on the F-Pace forum?
I am just curious if there is any interest on this forum, that's why I made a poll.
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by Monty66 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 pm

In other car forums, photos of the month can be split into different categories: "Best detailed", "best modified" and "most scenic". This would filter the bog standard " this is my uncleaned XE sitting on my drive photo"


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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by PhilB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 pm

On the F-Pace forum the winner of picture of the month has their picture uploaded to replace (in our case) the picture of the red XE S on the homescreen if you aren't logged in.
So they tend to be more "artful" type pictures.

This is a collection of previous winners going back to August 2017 to give you some idea.
All winners are voted for by members.

https://www.fpaceforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3021
Last edited by PhilB on Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Correcting typing error
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by simpler » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm

PhilB wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 pm
On the F-Type forum the winner of picture of the month has their picture uploaded to replace (in our case) the picture of the red XE S on the homescreen if you aren't logged in.
Do we? I didn't know this.
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by KnightInd2000 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 pm

simpler wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm
PhilB wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 pm
On the F-Type forum the winner of picture of the month has their picture uploaded to replace (in our case) the picture of the red XE S on the homescreen if you aren't logged in.
Do we? I didn't know this.
SimpleR from F-Type forum.
Imagine the shame of publicly confusing an F-Pace with an F-Type?
On a Jaguar forum
And you're a moderator! :lol:
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:59 am

simpler wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm
PhilB wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 pm
On the F-Type forum the winner of picture of the month has their picture uploaded to replace (in our case) the picture of the red XE S on the homescreen if you aren't logged in.
Do we? I didn't know this.
SimpleR from F-Type forum.
:lol:
Ok, I have corrected my typing error!
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:07 am

KnightInd2000 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Imagine the shame of publicly confusing an F-Pace with an F-Type?
On a Jaguar forum
And you're a moderator! :lol:
Couple of things here.
Firstly, I don't feel any "shame" about making a typing error and considering the number of posts I make I think I can be forgiven the odd one.
Secondly, considering the belittling tone of your post, I have to say that unfortunately you are confusing me with someone who actually cares what you think.

Have a nice day.
:D
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by Vespa » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 am

The sad thing about photography now is that it can be digitally remastered to make a mundane picture look something better. One subscriber on here submitted a digitally fiddled picture to make his car look extra shiny and polished. Being a photo buff for many years I can spot most arty farty fiddled digital photos. So I will not be taking part unless the images are "unfiddled" with. I use Nikon (5 bodies) and Mamiya (RB67 Pro S) cameras and lenses.
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by Gojira » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 am

I wouldn't necessarily disagree, Vespa, although I've got lots of Canon kit :)

The problem is, where do you draw the line on unfiddled with photos?

I can set my main DSLR to do a lot of what would previously been photoshoppery - image sharpening and the like, despite the fact that it is over 10 now :shock: , and my compact will do tricks like black and white pictures at the press of a button.

We -are- mostly a friendly lot here, and I'd hope that pointing and laughing at over-enhanced shiny images would be enough to discourage people from shopping out parking dents and the like, but I'd like to see some of the clever effects people can come up with, too!
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Re: Picture of the month on XE forums?

Post by Vespa » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 am

That's fair enough but I see so many fiddled photos in our local paper as "photo of the week" it just makes a farce of it to me. Old fashioned, yes, I am but I think photos should not be photoshopped for this sort of thing. Photo mags, yes OK but not on here. I have won several trophies over the years with totally none manipulated photos and had many printed in magazines. I used to write and illustrate articles for the MG Owners club magazine. One mag (now defunct) "SLR Camera" I won photographer of the month. No photo was manipulated. In the 80's I also did a general photography C&G course at Southport College of Art. I was also a member of the Royal Photographic Society aiming to get my Associate but finances at one point were very strained so I abandoned my membership. Oh well, just my opinion. Not trying to be a clever dick but just not into photoshopping for competitions.
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