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The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now closed!

Postby Adamski » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:09 am

NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition
The competition is now closed, but VOTING is now open.


The theme for April is:
"Dusk"
... chosen by Helifan123, winner of the February (theme) competition. If you have any theme-related queries, send him a PM!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusk
Dusk occurs at the darkest stage of twilight, or at the very end of astronomical twilight after sunset and just before night.
Any aircraft and any location (but a NZ flavour would be nice)!

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This month's competition is (once again) kindly sponsored by Captain Sim and the winner will receive a download of their choice from the excellent range of Captain Sim products.
They're great developers and have been a great sponsor, so let's honour them with a good turnout!

SCHEDULE
Images can be submitted (or edited) up until midnight Monday 30th April.
Voting runs from Tuesday 1st May up until midnight Saturday 5th May.

Please read the rules below: if you have any queries, please PM Comp Admin for clarification **before posting your entry**.

    PRIZES
  1. Visual Appeal: the winner gets their image displayed as a banner for the following month.
    Vote for the image you find the most appealing.
  2. Relevance to the Theme: the winner gets the sponsored prize and sets the theme for the next screencomp.
    Vote for the image you think best fits the theme.

    ELIGIBILITY
  3. Entry (and voting) for the competition is open to all registered NZFF members.

    THE SCREENSHOT
  4. The screenshot image must consist of a screen captured from a flight simulator program (FS2004, FSX, P3D, X-plane, DCS/IL-2 or War Thunder).
  5. Some editing is allowed: additional images can be added (either real or other screenshots), but the main component of the image should always be from a flight sim.

    IMAGE FORMAT
  6. The images can be jpg or png and must be EXACTLY 1280px wide (any depth).
  7. Though "visual appeal" is all about the complete screenshot image (regardless of shape) bear in mind that, if it wins the "Visuals" poll, the final banner crops to quite a narrow letter-box shape - so try to compose your shot so as not to lose areas of high interest.
  8. No frames or text on the image.
  9. Keep the original uncompressed/high resolution version (BMP or TIFF) saved on your PC - admin may request it from you at the end of the month to convert into a site banner!
  10. DCS users may want to look at these DCS tips.

    SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
  11. Please post all screenshot/entries here - in this topic (below).
  12. Only ONE entry/single image per member is allowed.
  13. Images can changed any time up until closing time (midnight, last day of the month): use the "edit" button at the top of the original post, delete the old image link and replace it with the new one.
  14. If possible, please add details of the aircraft depicted and general scenery/location information.

    VOTING
  15. After the competition entry deadline, all registered NZFF members may cast TWO votes: one for visual appeal and one for relevance to the theme.
    The two votes can both go to the same entry or to different ones - but please vote in BOTH categories.
  16. Entrants may not vote on their own screenshots (!).
  17. The winner in the "relevance" poll receives the prize from the designated sponsor and gets to suggest a theme for the next screencomp.
  18. The winner in the "visual appeal" poll will have a cropped version of their image posted as the NZFF banner for the following month.
  19. Voting is OPEN - and placed by posts in a new (voting) topic.
  20. Votes are along the lines of Visuals vote to XXXX and Relevance vote to YYYY. Voters may add why they voted the way they did if they wish.
  21. Voting runs for five days and then the voting topic is closed.
  22. If you win the theme vote (and sponsored prize), don't forget to post a "thank you" topic with some screenshots!

That's it, folks - get snapping!

Adam.
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby ikbenik » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:51 am

Hello everybody, I'm the first to post in this new competition...hereby my sight on a dusk-environment:
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Adamski » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:01 am

Well done - first off the mark - and a great start!!

I think the theme is actually harder that it looks ... as, strictly speaking, dusk is a fair while later than when the more traditional sunsets occur. So ... I'm going to have to put my "thinking cap" on for this one!! I find evening/night shots particularly hard to do.

Looks like we're going to get lots of very atmospheric shots! B-)

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby gsnde » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:10 am

Not sure if this is final - but Menno van den Boogaard's SR-71 is a great start into this theme. Flying into the night over Alaska - who knows where to?.
Is this the dusk time-of-day you were thinking of, Adam?

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Sonnyj » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am

Heading NW over the Alps

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Adamski » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:50 pm

BOAC Connie at NZAA ...

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Splitpin » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:14 pm

Adam , that bird gets around..... screened at Edwards yesterday :rolleyes:
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Terry C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:53 am

New member and not sure I know how to post JPG but here goes..Terry C.
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Terry C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:10 am

First attempt, new member. Terry C.

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Adamski » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 am

Well done, Terry - that's a damn' good first entry!!!! A HUGE welcome to NZFF >nzflag< ... I think you'll find the natives are friendly!

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby dbcunnz » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:42 pm

As this is ANZAC month I have submitted an ANZAC dusk scene.

"With the going down of the sun we shall remember them"
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Splitpin » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:21 pm

Well done Big D , great screen.
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby emfrat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Near Aspen. Colorado, in AFS2

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby jankees » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:49 am

RNZAF 727 coming in..

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Helifan123 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:20 am

gsnde wrote:Is this the dusk time-of-day you were thinking of, Adam?


I'm not Adam, obviously. But this looks pretty "dusky" for me as I choose the theme. That said, dusk can look different depending on where you are and which season it is. Therefore, the other entries are looking good, too. ;)
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Splitpin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:15 am

Captain Sim AC-130 over some heavy weather at dusk

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Helifan123 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:04 am

Diamond DA-62 just before Takeoff at Nantucket:

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Bugdani » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 am

Not far from the Mexican's boundary...

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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby Adamski » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:28 pm

I thought "Dusk" might be a hard one ... but 11 great entries so far (well done) ... keep 'em coming!!!
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Re: The NZFF April 2018 Screenshot Competition is now open!

Postby euroau » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 pm

Heading home from San Francisco!

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