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SPOTM calendar for 2018

We run two monthly photo competitions , the Photo Of The Month (POTM) competition and the Specialist Photo Of The Month (SPOTM) which had a different topic every month.
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SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by andygolfer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:57 pm

I've finished putting together the SPOTM calendar for 2018 and my fellow moderators had a look and thought it was okay so here is the order of play. The January topic was originally planned for December 2017 but we decided to do a monarch competition this month (November 2017) and slip the originals back 1 month each so here's the list:

January Touch down or lift off – main gear on the runway and nosewheel in the air (was to have been December 2017's theme)

February single engined piper aircraft

March British registered airliners

April Lear Jets

May anything registered on the African continent (assume Africa ends at the Suez canal and Red Sea)

June ATR series aircraft

July veteran & vintage - for the competition assume first flown before the start of w.w.2

August De Havilland aircraft (not including DHC aircraft)

September a displaying aircraft from a 2018 airshow

October lets celebrate Oktoberfest with anything German registered

November famous landmarks – an aircraft with a well known man made landmark in the photo - changed to 'Taken inside an aircraft' any photo taken inside or looking out of an aircraft but if the latter there must be an aircraft in it.

December Ryanair

hope you like the list and please post any questions here so I can answer them in good time.

start digging out those old photos!

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks to Andy and the team for putting together this varied calendar - looks fun. Must try to dig a few more out - probably just to make up the numbers though!

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by yunglee » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm

Great list, it's getting printed and posting on the office wall to give me something to aim for...or help make up the numbers :D

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by TheMightyOz » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:47 am

Excellent list. Some of those will be a challenge for me to find something suitable, and de Havilland will be a challenge for me to pick one!

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by waghorn41 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Great selection, I can do 7 at least - possibly 8 if Ican somehow decipher the registration on some Lufthansa photos to ensure they are German registered otherwise it's a poor shot of a twin at GTW...

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:57 pm

I have had a discussion with the other mods re the subject for November (famous landmarks – an aircraft with a well known man made landmark in the photo) and we decided it may be a bit restrictive on opportunities and thus the entry numbers would be noticeably reduced (shame because I had a great shot of helicopters passing in front of the Brooklyn Bridge!) so we decided to change it to something that may offer greater opportunities and the opportunity to be a bit creative.

I made a suggestion which the other mods all agreed fitted those criteria and we are going to title the subject 'Taken inside an aircraft' any photo taken inside or looking out of an aircraft but if the latter there must be an aircraft in it and the subject must be a civilian registered aircraft.
I've got all sorts that fall into the category so I'm sure it should be easy for most people. for example even if you're not airborne, museum exhibits offer all sorts of opportunities so it's not restrictive to those who rarely fly. AND you've got 5 months to think of something original!

get thinking (and snapping!)
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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by waghorn41 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:14 pm

So the photo can be taken from a military aircraft looking at a civilian one?

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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by andygolfer » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:54 pm

waghorn41 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:14 pm
So the photo can be taken from a military aircraft looking at a civilian one?
yes that's correct.
But if it's just the interior of a military aircraft that will not be acceptable.

andy
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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by Mike s » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Looks like i'm on a break from spom til november! :cry:
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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by andygolfer » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:27 pm

Mike s wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Looks like i'm on a break from spom til november! :cry:
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what! nothing german for the oktoberfest comp?
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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by Mike s » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:57 pm

OOPs! forgot about that one! :oops:
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Re: SPOTM calendar for 2018

Post by waghorn41 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:23 pm

andygolfer wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:54 pm
waghorn41 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:14 pm
So the photo can be taken from a military aircraft looking at a civilian one?
yes that's correct.
But if it's just the interior of a military aircraft that will not be acceptable.

andy
Thanks, I've got an interesting, but not vote-worthy, shot to make up the numbers so that's November taken care of. Got something for October too but nothing for September as I haven't been to any shows and December's topic of Ryanair is too modern for me :)

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