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NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition closed - winners announced!

Postby Adamski » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:15 pm

NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition
The competition is now open!

The theme for August is:
"Open Cockpits"
... chosen by Adamski, winner of the June (theme) competition. If you have any theme-related queries, send him a PM!
Feel the wind in your hair and propwash in your face! Any location.

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

SCHEDULE
Images can be submitted (or edited) up until midnight Friday 31st August (Pacific/Auckland: UTC+12).
Voting runs from Saturday 1st September up until midnight Wednesday 5th September (Pacific/Auckland: UTC+12).

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 throughout September.
    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 September 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: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby hasegawa » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:35 pm

This is one of the things, flying... back to the roots.
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby chopper_nut » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Edited: I thought that I'd try something a little different this time around...

The ultimate open cockpit experience....


'CDR: Houston, 15. We're getting ready to open the hatch. How does everything look to you down there?'
'Houston: Roger Al. Everything is looking good to us here.'

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5th August 1971 and Apollo 15 is falling to Earth. Command Module Pilot (CMP) Al Worden (USAF) performs histories first deep space EVA. At 241:57:12 into the flight, the hatch is opened and Worden mounts a TV camera in the hatch before floating down the service module to retrieve film magazines from the SIM (Scientific Instrument Measurement) Bay. Due to budget cuts, Apollo 15 is the first of the 'J' missions to the moon which had a modified CSM with scientific instrumentation, an uprated LM to allow for heavier payloads and more challenging landing sites and the Lunar Rover built by Boeing.

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Screenshot is from Orbiter 2010 with the AMSO addon. Unfortunately, AMSO is unlikely to be updated for Orbiter 2016. NASSP is available but has yet to model Apollo 9 or 15 (the only two flights of the program where the CSM hatch was opened) enough to accomplish a screenshot like this. I have also sacrificed authenticity a little for the screenshot. The CSM was facing the moon during this period of activities and the suit that the astronaut is wearing isn't quite right.... details.
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Charl » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:39 pm

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Splitpin » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:20 pm

Alright ...here we go, two great screens and only a few hours into the comp.
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby emfrat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:36 pm

An Avro 504 finding the entrance to Wellington Harbour, after crossing from Blenheim in August 1920. Aircraft Factory model, ZK-ACU paint by Matt Levi "jeansy".
FSX, VLC, Godzone.

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby dbcunnz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:56 pm

You want open cockpit here is a couple of them the Airco DH2 and Sopwith Camel over Marlborough scenery

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby chopper_nut » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Getting a bit cheeky in your old age Doug.... :lol:
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby emfrat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:57 pm

Old age? Doug is too young to have seen me departing Blenheim for Trentham racecourse, in the wrong paint :P
I don't remember anything in the rules absolutely stating you have to create your own entry. It's just implied :thumbup:

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby chopper_nut » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Is that like saying 'VNE is just a guide'????
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby emfrat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:23 pm

chopper_nut wrote:Is that like saying 'VNE is just a guide'????


:lol: I suppose it depends on who owns the aircraft - me or the Gummint.
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Charl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:20 pm

Just a breach of copyright... when Doug wins we will dob him in, and pass the prize on to the rightful owner! :)
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby dbcunnz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:51 pm

Charl wrote:Just a breach of copyright... when Doug wins we will dob him in, and pass the prize on to the rightful owner! :)

By any chance dose anyone else know who took the photo for the Airco DH2 thumbnail?
I do know who took it.
OK I have done an edit and taken the photo out replaced it with an FSX screenshot :givein: :)
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Adamski » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:11 am

dbcunnz wrote:OK I have done an edit and taken the photo out replaced it with an FSX screenshot :givein: :)


:clap: :cheers: :rockon:
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby ikbenik » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:19 am

WACO-black NZ livery over the coast of Milford Sound :

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Bugdani » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:43 am

Ending my holydays in France in july, here is the JF. Spitfire MK1A in Wanaka:

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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby chopper_nut » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:07 am

Great shot... as always Dani. :thumbup:
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Splitpin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:11 pm

Great shots all round! Nick , re your shot ...that is thinking outside the square, but it fits :rockon:
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Re: NZFF August 2018 Screenshot Competition now open!

Postby Splitpin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Out for an afternoon flight in my little I-16
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