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Offline Skippy

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This idea spurred from Blue Hour thread in the general discussion area. The idea is just to have a simple Blue Hour contest. So we will. The rules will mimic our POTM rules in that Blue Hour is going to be our theme and the contest will run for a month.

Starting now 4/18/12 and going to 5/13/12 at 10pm ET. you can upload your "blue hour" photo that will be voted on for the preliminary round of voting from 5/13 to 5/15 at 10pm ET. Then the top three shots according to popular vote will square off and be voted on from 5/15 to 5/18 at 10pm ET.
 
Good luck to all and lets get snapping.

Oh and if you don't know what blue hour is then follow these links and check it out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_hour
www.bluehoursite.com
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« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 09:57:43 PM by Skippy »
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Here's mine...

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Offline AndyCivil

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Starting now 4/18/12 and going to 5/13/12 at 10pm ET. you can upload your "blue hour" photo that will be voted on for the preliminary round of voting from 5/13 to 5/15 at 10pm ET. Then the top three shots according to popular vote will square off and be voted on from 5/15 to 5/18 at 10pm ET.
 


I'm sorry, my eyes glaze over when I see dates in American format, for the rest of us here are the dates in International format:

Starting NOW
Going to 2012-05-12 (12th May)
Preliminary voting 2012-05-13 (13th May) to 2012-05-15 (15th May)
Final voting 2012-05-15 (15th May) to 2012-05-18 (18th May)

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Starting now 4/18/12 and going to 5/13/12 at 10pm ET. you can upload your "blue hour" photo that will be voted on for the preliminary round of voting from 5/13 to 5/15 at 10pm ET. Then the top three shots according to popular vote will square off and be voted on from 5/15 to 5/18 at 10pm ET.
 


I'm sorry, my eyes glaze over when I see dates in American format, for the rest of us here are the dates in International format:

Starting NOW
Going to 2012-05-12 (12th May)
Preliminary voting 2012-05-13 (13th May) to 2012-05-15 (15th May)
Final voting 2012-05-15 (15th May) to 2012-05-18 (18th May)


Thanks for the lucid translation, AndyCivil!  ;)
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Now what does that really say about the rest of you when you need a translator to put the year first followed by month then day in order to understand it?

5/13/12
2012-05-13

I don't know about you people. ;)
I'm an old film guy just playing catchup in this digital world. Help me out.

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Now what does that really say about the rest of you when you need a translator to put the year first followed by month then day in order to understand it?

5/13/12
2012-05-13

I don't know about you people. ;)


Its their age


(ooppps did I really type that!  ;D)
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Now what does that really say about the rest of you when you need a translator to put the year first followed by month then day in order to understand it?


If you think date formats don't matter, prove it by doing it our way  :P

I don't know about you people. ;)

I can cope with it when it's spelt out, e.g. April 18th, 2012 because the month is obvious as a word, and the year is obvious as four digits. But I'm doing my taxes at the moment, which requires me to enter some receipts and I have terrible trouble sorting out 5th April from 4th May. Sometimes, there's even both formats on the same receipt because the store does it the British way, and the credit card company does it the American way.

We should all switch to ISO 8601. It's sane because it goes from most significant to least like other numbers do (making it alphabetically sortable as chronological order), it's distinguishable from localised formats because it starts with a four digit year, and it's psychologically neutral having been no ones native choice, meaning that no one needs to feel that the other side 'won' a format war.

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Its their age


It's true, before the age of 40 I had no trouble with date formats. That was when I first met an IBM PC and noticed that the DOS 'DIR' command printed the date backwards. I thought it was a quirk, I didn't realise the whole of America was quirky. That big red switch on the back was weird too, you had to push it UP to turn the computer on. It was only when I got to travel to the 'states that I found that ALL their switches are upside down.  ;)

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Now what does that really say about the rest of you when you need a translator to put the year first followed by month then day in order to understand it?

5/13/12
2012-05-13

I don't know about you people. ;)

Try asking a computer, the ISO 8601 international standard date notation works no matter what the regional settings. Get with the program  :D
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That's it... I've lost already before I even went outside with my camera, Brian just won the contest by putting that picture up.

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Ill be struggling to compete with bgrays shot, but none the less, im out hunting for it right now!
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Thanks for the kind words!


Here's another, but I will only submit the first one in the contest...

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Here I am out hunting for my first shot and bgray already has another brilliant example up!

Nice shot :)
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I'm still looking for someone with a mullet to photograph for my blue hour pic :)

Outstanding shot bgray!
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Thanks guys!
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