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2019 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. hotshoe

    38 vote(s)
    36.2%
  2. robinc

    49 vote(s)
    46.7%
  3. gggGary

    37 vote(s)
    35.2%
  4. halfmile

    53 vote(s)
    50.5%
  5. Ratranger

    32 vote(s)
    30.5%
  6. OHRider

    37 vote(s)
    35.2%
  7. weekendrider

    40 vote(s)
    38.1%
  8. rhysbud

    30 vote(s)
    28.6%
  9. LEGEND_10

    38 vote(s)
    36.2%
  10. fredintoon

    11 vote(s)
    10.5%
  11. girard

    22 vote(s)
    21.0%
  12. willis

    28 vote(s)
    26.7%
  13. CBJamie

    14 vote(s)
    13.3%
  14. plowboy1

    20 vote(s)
    19.0%
  15. Kansas lineman

    20 vote(s)
    19.0%
  16. Skip

    37 vote(s)
    35.2%
  17. 5twins

    27 vote(s)
    25.7%
  18. Apexdc

    36 vote(s)
    34.3%
  19. 79XStLousi

    25 vote(s)
    23.8%
  20. Crunch45

    18 vote(s)
    17.1%
  21. jradvantage

    39 vote(s)
    37.1%
  22. Vincenthdfan

    37 vote(s)
    35.2%
  23. Meddy

    18 vote(s)
    17.1%
  24. hooooolt

    15 vote(s)
    14.3%
  25. Boopduke

    9 vote(s)
    8.6%
  26. Ceed Klumper

    31 vote(s)
    29.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. samoran1

    samoran1 XS650 Addict

    I use one main image that is a full size page (11.25" wide by 8.625" tall including a bleed) and I use 2-3 detail shots on the other page. The easiest way to explain it– for those unfamiliar with all the technical jargon– would be the actual camera raw photo files. Not the ones uploaded to the internet and then pulled off. This varies greatly depending on camera settings, export settings etc.

    I get the actual camera photos, 9 out of 10 times they work just fine. I can resize them DOWN and crop very easily. Scaling them UP is a problem and creates pixelation and fuzziness. Travis is correct in that if they are 8MB and up (not KB) they should work fine.
     
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  2. Apexdc

    Apexdc It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

    Is there a pixel size we should work to? The photos I have taken of the bike look pretty good on my screen, but I don't know if they are good enough for you. My problem is that I am leaving tomorrow to drive in a race this weekend and it might be Monday before I can get better shots. It sounds like you need new shots right away. Thanks, David duczupa@gmail.com
     
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Looks like we will have another great calendar this year. Thanks to all the contestants, for putting themselves out there, and Travis and Samoran 1 for making this yearly event happen. I look foward to having a new piece of garage art!
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Right click on the picture file and select "properties." That will tell you the image size.
     
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  5. Apexdc

    Apexdc It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

    Thanks, I actually meant what target size we should look toward.

    Thanks to everyone who voted for Prom Queen! It is an honor to be considered with such a great collection of bikes.

    I love my bike, but I can't stop looking at jradvantage's black beauty! Lots of great bikes, but that's my personal favorite. So much nice detail work on that bike. The best part to me is that it looks like it could have all been done at the factory, just beautifully integrated.
     
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  6. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    8MB or better. There is no "target size." When working images for print, the bigger the better. ;)
     
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  7. samoran1

    samoran1 XS650 Addict

    I didn't want to get too technical to avoid confusion. Computer screen images are at 72 DPI(dots per inch) and will show clearly. Print images need to be 300 DPI. 3375 px x 2588 px @ 300 dpi is a perfect size photo for main image. Most cameras will shoot at a lower resolution to conserve disk space but will be larger in pixels so you can scale down. Like I said I can scale down no problem. Monday will be fine to send.

    I'm going to set up a shared drop box folder for images this year. I will have a folder for each winner. I will email you all the link. I think this will be better than emails.
     
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  8. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Here are the top 13 in order of votes:
    halfmile
    robinc
    weekendrider
    jradvantage
    hotshoe
    LEGEND_10
    gggGary
    OHRider
    Skip
    Vincenthdfan
    Apexdc
    Ratranger
    Ceed Klumper

    14 and 15 are:
    rhysbud
    willis
     
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  9. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Someone should probably verify that. :)
     
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  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Congratulations to those whose bikes made the calendar !
    A very nice bunch, I'd say.
     
    59Tebo, TwoManyXS1Bs, Skip and 3 others like this.
  11. CBJamie

    CBJamie BIKE ADDICT

    Yes Congratulation to all the calender winners, every one is very deserving of the honor.
     
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  12. jradvantage

    jradvantage XS650 Addict

    Thanks for the kind words Apexdc. It’s gratifying to get recognition from members of a forum I have so much respect for.

    The bikes on this page are a testament to the creativity of the people on this forum and to the XS650’s classic “bones”.

    You can make these bikes into just about anything you want them to be. With a great knowledge base on this forum, sheer quantity of these bikes manufactured, and the aftermarket, the XS is the perfect bike to restore.

    John (jradvantage)
     
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  13. Apexdc

    Apexdc It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

    Hi John, I just love what you did. It makes me think of the cool little Clubman single Honda, which is another favorite design.

    Fortunately, many of the people who belong to my bike's history are still around, including the guy who painted it. It is going to be so much fun to send them each a calendar with no warning that it is coming. They have followed the restoration, but don't know about the calendar. I showed Prom Queen, in flat track mode. at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in 2017 and will show her again after I make the street conversion. I hope to get them to come for the show. Thanks again to everyone on the forum! A great bunch of enthusiasts!
     
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  14. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Wow…….thank you guys. I am blown away, and (almost) speechless. Thank you for the nomination Bob, Gary for your second, and all of you for your votes.

    I never in my wildest dreams thought this old girl would grace the pages of our prestigious calendar, especially considering all the outstanding bikes that were nominated.
    That was never my end goal, however to be recognised like this by all of you is a real honour. As a dumb old rookie wrencher, I am truly humbled.

    While I had a hand in it, I view this as ‘Team Recognition’. For without this place and all of you guys giving constant guidance, encouragement, direction and support, this would not have been possible. Gentlemen, thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for helping me to preserve this deserving ol’ gal.

    Robin
     
  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You are very deserving of the recognition Robin. Congratulations! :thumbsup:
     
  16. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Bob.
     
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  17. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well... you didn't just win, you had the second highest vote count. As far as survivors go, you killed it.You earned it bro!!
     
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  18. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Congratulations Robin !!
    Your unending efforts have come to fruition.

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    Robin becoming speechless ? I don't think so...;)
    Maybe when....

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    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
  19. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Please bring Prom Queen to Central New York !!
    We would be thrilled.
     
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  20. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Jim. I appreciate it and thanks again for your unending support and help.

    Haha Dude, well...........
     
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