2018 MSF Photo Calendar

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited December 6 in General Discussion

It's that time of year again!

We're accepting submissions for the annual MSF Photo Calendar. The submission page is here:

http://submit.marathonswimmers.org

As in prior years:

  • Please submit only your own photos, or photos you have been given permission to submit by the person who took it.
  • Please submit the original, full-resolution image, minimum 1200-pixel width.
  • The photographer retains ownership and copyright of any submitted images. You are providing limited permission to MSF to use the image in the calendar, on the front page of marathonswimmers.org, and the MSF facebook page.
  • MSF cannot provide financial compensation for the use of any photos. However, owners of any images selected for the final calendar will receive a free copy of the calendar, and name recognition below the printed photo.
  • Photos should be recognizably about some aspect of swimming (i.e., not just pure landscape).
  • Photos of swimmers' arms will only be selected if they are truly extraordinary - because everyone submits photos of swimmers' arms.

Links to 2016 and 2017 calendars:

Thank you! Any questions, post 'em here.

IronMikeCopelj26MoCo
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  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    edited October 4

    @evmo, I tried twice to upload a picture (2614KB and 4032 x 3024 pixels) and keep getting this in read in the bar below the browse box:

  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCharter Member
    edited October 4

    @evmo Yes, I tried as well, and the bottom half of the screen turns grey and won't let me submit

    www.darren-miller.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 4

    Thanks for the heads-up. I thought I'd tested it, but apparently not enough.

    The issue should be fixed now.

    If you still have trouble with the form, feel free to email it to me: evan at marathonswimmers dot org .... please include image attachment, name of photog, and a caption.

    Already 10 submissions this morning -- cheers!

    IronMikeForeverSwimCathyInCA
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    @evmo, I bet you get many good photos that don't get selected. Maybe you are already doing this...and I am unaware, but it would be cool if you provided the many runners-up for each calendar year in a yearly gallery that could be viewed.

    SolophodgeszohoKate_Alexanderbluemermaid9ssthomasKatieBunKellieKarl_KingeryCopelj26CathyInCABridget
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 18

    We've been getting some awesome submissions - thanks everyone!

    If you plan to submit a photo, please do so by the end of the month, October 31. Cheers!

    ssthomasCopelj26BridgetCathyInCALynnkub
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Last call for photo submissions. Thanks!

    Copelj26thelittlemerwookieBridgetLynnkub
  • LynnkubLynnkub Member
    edited November 16

    Oops...I was so overwhelmed with my daughter's wedding, CCSF/SBCSA Awards and Swim Camp, I just got these last two in. :'( Can I save them for next year?

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited November 27

    Thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year. Over 50 images had to be winnowed down to 13, and inevitably some excellent photos didn't quite make it into the final calendar.

    marathonswimmers.org/photo-calendar/2018

    As in previous years, technical merit was the primary consideration, followed by (in no particular order) geographical diversity, gender balance, and unusual subjects or perspectives.

    We had several professional-quality submissions - by highly skilled photographers with high quality equipment - these will always have an advantage. Hence the multi-year appearances of Peter Ray and Ken Classen. Newcomer David Travis made a splash with a stunning portrait of Ted Erikson (February) and a December silhouette at the same location (Promontory Point, Chicago). Ted turns 90 years old in February, incidentally.

    With both Ken Classen and Cathy Delneo documenting Sarah Thomas' Lake Champlain swim with DSLR cameras, there were enough amazing images to fill an entire calendar of Sarah's swim alone. The fact that Sarah was also featured twice in last year's calendar was not considered. We're fortunate to live in an era where someone can swim 80 miles one year.... and follow it up with a 104.6 mile swim the next year. The calendar selection reflects this.

    @Superfish Jeff Miller's appearance in the otherworldly blue waters of the Virgin Islands is especially poignant given the subsequent devastation from hurricanes.

    Look at @loneswimmer and @AnthonyMcCarley in May. What are they thinking / saying?

    Look at the colors of November - @wendyv swimming in Puget Sound.

    Things that didn't work (and never work):

    • Photos less than 1200 pixels resolution, widthwise.
    • Photos taken with 90s-era flip-phones.
    • Photos of groups of wetsuit swimmers.
    • Posed photos.
    • Photos with badly tilted horizons.
    • Over-processed photos.
    • Photos not recognizably about some aspect of swimming.

    Donal may have additional comments.

    marathonswimmers.org/photo-calendar/2018

    Copelj26
  • brunobruno Barcelona (Spain)Member

    Amazing collection, as amazing must be the story behind each photo.

    I love specially February, May, June, August.

    evmoAnthonyMcCarleyrlm
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited November 27

    In acknowledgement of Dave @VanMou's request:

    I bet you get many good photos that don't get selected. Maybe you are already doing this...and I am unaware, but it would be cool if you provided the many runners-up for each calendar year in a yearly gallery that could be viewed.

    we will offer a few runners-up.

    Starting with Dave's submission, a beautiful photo-of-a-photo, of unknown provenance. This is Leonore Modell, one of the first to swim the length of Lake Tahoe, in 1963 at age 13.

    Dave notes "the Vintage Italian-made Cressi Swim Goggles"

    JaimiethelittlemerwookiessthomasAnthonyMcCarleyj9swimJSwimCathyInCADanSimonelliCopelj26
  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    I really love the above photo but understand you can't include if you don't know (and have permission from) the source. I want to see the photos taken by 90's flip phones!

    ssthomasevmoSoloIronMikesuziedodsCathyInCALynnkub
  • WarmWaterWarmWater SingaporeMember

    Wonderful photos, all. What a fantastic sport we have......

    curlyJaimieLynnkub
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited November 28

    Another runner-up, this is @batches during the 3 Rivers Marathon Swim. Thanks @ForeverSwim for this submission... wonderful view of both the Pittsburgh skyline and arguably the best marathon 'flyer swimming today.

    AnthonyMcCarleylakespraythelittlemerwookiegregocCKswimsIronMikej9swimssthomassuziedodsswimrn62curlyJSwimkejoyceForeverSwimLynnkubCopelj26
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Another one of @batches, a beautiful scene on Lake Memphremagog courtesy of @Fil White. Thank you, Phil!

    gregocthelittlemerwookieIronMikej9swimlakesprayAnthonyMcCarleyssthomassuziedodsswimrn62curlyJSwimkejoyceLynnkubCopelj26
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    We know the waterways around NYC are busy, but then there's that time when the jetski convention came through during 20 Bridges. Photo by Hugh Darlington. Featuring Richard Clifford and Tom Linthicum.

    AnthonyMcCarleyJustSwimKarenTthelittlemerwookiessthomasKatieBunlakespraysuziedodsswimrn62slknightstephenrouchcurlyphodgeszohokejoycej9swimCathyInCADanSimonelliJSwimLynnkubCopelj26Spacemanspiff
  • swimrn62swimrn62 NY, NYMember

    How did this photo not make the calendar? I'm really just curious. I may be partial because I was on (not in) the water that day. That high elbow of Tom's peeping out in front of the police boat is just an amazing shot.

  • WarmWaterWarmWater SingaporeMember

    Goodness knows what thoughts were going through Tom's mind as he heard all those ridiculous jetskis go past, he must of thought he was under attack! Must have sounded like a swarm of bees going past...

    CathyInCALynnkub
  • suziedodssuziedods Charter Member

    Those of us lucky enough to know Tom, aka "reptile" short for "reptile brain"- know that he was completely oblivious. He had no idea! Which is probably a good thing. Reptile brain is a compliment... just fyi. :)

    evmoCathyInCALynnkub

    Looking for the next big thing.. ... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    We had three submissions from a photogenic misty morning near the start of @Fil's Border Buster on Lake Memphremagog:

    From @kejoyce:

    From @copelj:

    And from @Fil himself:

    Thank you Kellie, John, & Phil!

    KarenTssthomasSololakespraykejoyceJustSwimKellieKate_AlexanderthelittlemerwookiepavlicovAnthonyMcCarleycurlyJaimieJSwimLynnkubCopelj26
  • lakespraylakespray Senior Member

    @copelj really like your photo.

    pavlicovAnthonyMcCarleyLynnkubCopelj26
  • DSC00918_edited-1 Here's one for discussion. From my first mile butterfly event. Great Chesapeake Bay Swim One Mile Challenge on 12 June 2011.

    BridgetJaimieJSwimLynnkub
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    @IronMike under the Brooklyn Bridge!

    Lauren Byron in the Boston Light Swim!

    Thank you for these submissions!

    IronMikeJaimieJSwimLynnkubCopelj26lakespray
  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    edited December 6

    I never got through to the photographer of these wonderful pictures from lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan, so I wasn't able to submit them. Maybe next year!

    JSwimKellieSoloLynnkubflystormsevmosuziedodsCopelj26CKswims
  • Just blown away by the beauty of the runner-up photos. MSF could do a coffee table book on "The Aesthetics of Marathon Swimming"...maybe coupled with good documentation. Would be a neat gift for marathon swimming geeks, families, and support systems.

    KarenTloneswimmerflystormsAnthonyMcCarleyKate_AlexanderCathyInCAphodgeszohosuziedodsCopelj26
  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member

    Lynnkub said: Just blown away by the beauty of the runner-up photos. MSF could do a coffee table book on "The Aesthetics of Marathon Swimming"...maybe coupled with good documentation. Would be a neat gift for marathon swimming geeks, families, and support systems.

    That's a great idea. And with outfits like SnapFish, probably doable. Hmm...

    suziedodsCopelj26
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited December 6

    Thanks to all who have purchased calendars.

    Just received them from the printer - they look awesome, and will be departing SF via USPS tomorrow.

    IronMikeAnthonyMcCarleysuziedodsCopelj26thelittlemerwookierlm
  • Copelj26Copelj26 ChicagoMember
    edited December 7

    lakespray said: @copelj really like your photo.

    @lakespray credit goes to my kayaker, I just submitted the photo with his permission

    ssthomas
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Calendar is sold out. Thanks to all, and may your 2018 be as epic as these photos!

    IronMikekejoyceAnthonyMcCarleyphodgeszoho
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    OK, we're doing one more limited run - they are back in stock at the MSF Store. These are Sunday-Saturday format only.

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