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    The Club Calendar Photo Submission Checklist

    This is just a quick little post to help out anyone who's like to see their van(s) featured in a future VCVC calendar.

    The basics are that I need photos that feature your van in the way you want hundreds of people to see it, every day, for a month.

    The pictures need to be shot and sent in a hi-resolution version. Pics that get loaded onto websites, Facebook, etc are usually downsized to 72dpi by the hosting site to save space. Once the resolution of that image has been degraded, it cannot be brought back up to the necessary 300dpi needed for print. So, pictures downloaded from the internet and emailed to me don't usually work. I don't want your van to look fuzzy and pixelated when it is enlarged for print.

    Composition is in many ways, a matter of taste. I love that the pictures we feature show us your vans, the way you see them. However, be mindful of what lurks in the background of your pics. It's the little things that can ruin a picture or worse, distract the viewer from the focus of the picture, your van. Yes, I can fix small things in Photoshop, but if I need to erase a whole Nissan Altima that's growing out from behind the van, I have to replace it with something. I can't erase it and reveal what's behind the Nissan. Michael Swann was kind enough to send me this pic, to get my goat:

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    I've gotta tell you. This pic is a grand slam of goodness! He even managed to get the perennial phone pole growing through the roof. His joke inspired me to put it up this thread. I can fix little things, but big stuff just won't look right.

    You can always send submissions to me at bob@vcvc.org

    We're done for the 2016 calendar, but I'm already looking to get started on the 2017 calendar. It'll be our 20th anniversary, so it'll be a special one.
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    The only thing missing in that pic is the porta potty that G-man's van seems to always attract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    The only thing missing in that pic is the porta potty that G-man's van seems to always attract.
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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    How you you feel about bringing the Vote back?
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    How do you feel about submitting a van for a second time after it's had a big cosmetic change, like paint and or bodywork? I love that picture of mine in Colorado, but I'd hate to think that all that chipped paint on the bumpers is how it will be remembered forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edoz View Post
    How do you feel about submitting a van for a second time after it's had a big cosmetic change, like paint and or bodywork? I love that picture of mine in Colorado, but I'd hate to think that all that chipped paint on the bumpers is how it will be remembered forever.
    We have had several repeats over the years. I'm not opposed, although I'm always trying to get some of the quiet guys involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    How you you fell about bringing the Vote back?
    I don't remember the vote.
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    I had an idea for maybe future photo ops. A calendar with 2fers. 2 vans 1 pic. A chance for buddies to team up.
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    [QUOTE=smiley;232011 I don't remember the vote.[/QUOTE]

    Ok. when Carl was doing the calendar.Members submitted there pictures .The members then voted on the pictures they wanted to see in that years calendar.
    the only issue was some times the selected pictures did need a good bit of work to get them "Print ready".
    He also set up a page Vis a link here where we you could go and view the pictures....
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    :)

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    When I saw that area, behind a local meat and three, I could not resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyrde View Post
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    I never realized your van was a 108" till just now.
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    to keep from making any members mad here who believe there picture will be calandar worthy.....
    I will us one of my pictures of a van that has made the calendar multiple times.

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    While this pictures subject is well centered in the picture at a 3/4 angle view.
    IMO the back ground is just way to busy.
    The fence looks like it is growing out of the front of the van.
    The corner trim of the steel building behind the van looks like it is coming right out of the top of this van.
    The smaller buildings /people at the rear just really help to clutter up the back ground of this picture.
    I know it can be a bit of a PITA to take you van to a place with a clean back ground to shoot pictures.
    The extra effort will actually pay off.
    If for no other reason you will have a few nice looking pictures of your van in your collection.
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    Driveway shots are baaaaadddddd.....



    Just sooo much wrong here.
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    In all the years of the VCVC calendar, I don't think we've ever had a shot that included other cars. It's intentional.

    You just can't edit those things out real well.

    I've been trying to get a usable picture of Banana Boat Dave's 2nd gen for three years now. At long last, we finally have Savage's van in the 2016 calendar!
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    Fixed it!

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    I'll play. Maybe not the best representation, but it's a different take.

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    That is a perfect setting for that van.
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    These are what I have on my phone the rest either have a shiter or some fat guy in it
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    69 gmc 383 stroker

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
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    Can you get me a few nice pics? I'll hold a spot for you.
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    Smiley, you get enough pics for the calender, Tom get his to you????
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    Can you get me a few nice pics? I'll hold a spot for you.
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    Do you take 'under construction' van pics too? Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Martino View Post
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    They don't have to be perfect, but I aim to have the best looking pictures, so try to avoid power lines, poles, fences, other cars, people, or anything else that distracts from the presentation of your van.
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    My 70 no-door. pardon the Mystery machine, nice fall colors

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    Nice to see my old no door again!
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    Sold this van a year or 2 ago....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Nice to see my old no door again!
    Thanks! Still running good. I probably need new tires though. Bad vibrations at highway speeds. I've replaced wheel bearings, balancing, etc. The tires themselves are probably around 30 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustervan View Post
    Thanks! Still running good. I probably need new tires though. Bad vibrations at highway speeds. I've replaced wheel bearings, balancing, etc. The tires themselves are probably around 30 years old
    Yeah, might be about time.

    Hope to see it in person some time, I know the MM is a hot button for many, but I'm just happy it didn't get crushed!
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    Van pics

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    I Have Higher res pics I can e-mail if any are useful
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    and an interior pic

    Thanks for all the help from everyone on this site !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No1rascal View Post
    Sold this van a year or 2 ago....
    We are almost twins , SCROLL DOWN
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    Now THATS a groovy Mystery Machine !!! Hope I can make mine look that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Yeah, might be about time.

    Hope to see it in person some time, I know the MM is a hot button for many, but I'm just happy it didn't get crushed!
    To quote Daphine .. "I think it's groovy!!" I Like a "well-done" version of The Mystery Machine.

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