“February fill dyke, be it black or be it white; Be it white, ’tis better to like.”
The third month of the calendar competition is upon us. And the shortest - just 28 days to create the image that sums up February. The weather isn’t expected to be overly pleasant as some of the old names for the month show:
Historical names for February include the Old English terms Solmonath (mud month) and Kale-monath - named for cabbage In Finnish, the month is called helmikuu, meaning “month of the pearl”; when snow melts on tree branches, it forms droplets, and as these freeze again, they are like pearls of ice. In Polish and Ukrainian respectively, the month is called luty or лютий (lyutiy), meaning the month of ice or hard frost. In Macedonianthe month is sechko (сечко), meaning month of cutting (wood). In Czech, it is called únor, meaning month of submerging (of river ice).
Does the above provide any inspiration? Or have you your own ideas for an image that sums up the month of February?
GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - Rules
The requirement is to submit a still image in landscape format that illustrates the month in the competition title. The competition is open from 00:01 on the first day to 22:00 on the last day of each month and images for that month must be captured and posted within that time period
The image must obviously be taken by a drone in flight, images that the committee consider do not meet this criteria will not be entered into the poll for the winners. That means images noticeably higher than a normal person’s eyeline, please.
Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only. There must be no removal or pasting of an object.
You can create as many images as you wish and submit them in separate posts in this thread. However, only one image of any one subject will be accepted for judging. If you are making multiple entries please indicate which one you wish to be your competition entry before the end of the month otherwise the last image you have posted will be used. Basically, if you have a selection of images illustrating the subject, have the courage of your convictions, exercise your editorial judgement and post only the one that you think is best
Images must be posted with the following information as a minimum:
Time and date
Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest
Images will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for a single image by means of an anonymous poll open for two days after the last day of each month.
Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.
You may vote for only one of the entries. DO NOT vote for your own, you may be excluded from entering the competition again,
In the event of a tie a second, single-choice poll for the disputed images only, open for 24 hours and open to all will decide the winner
Further information or the original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.
Entrants are encouraged to add their images to Drone Scene if the flight will be of interest to other pilots. Accompanying notes regarding the TOAL point, access and parking plus any further local information will be appreciated.
Have Fun! Be Safe!
All flights are the sole responsibility of the individual conducting them. Each competitor must abide by the drone code and adhere to the limitations and restrictions imposed upon them by aviation law, the aircraft being used and the qualifications they hold. Landowners wishes and permissions must be respected and adhered to. If a flight is undertaken in a restricted zone proof of permission having been granted is required.
The committee reserve the right to modify these rules at any time and for any reason