Announcing The Non-Drone, High as a Kite Aerial Image Competition
This is a simple competition. Bucking the current trend for taking photos with drones seemingly at eye-level or below we are asking you to take pictures that look like aerial photos using anything but a drone.
So go to the top floor of your local multi-storey car park; walk out onto the roof of that block of flats; take that clifftop walk in the chill winter wind …
The subject is open to you; whatever image you offer needs to look like it was taken from a considerable height; you may use any photographic apparatus except a drone/UAS/UAV/camera lifted by an aerial device.
The competition starts on Sir Stanley Matthews’ birthday and ends on the anniversary of Mr Ed’s death - (1st to 28th February)
It’s your choice of subject, our decision on whether it is sufficiently high above eye level – so strive for height!
The contents of the image must be as taken by the camera - no additions, deletions or substitutions.
Cropping and colour manipulation is allowed but please, none of those god-awful pictures that are HDR’ed to the max and beyond!
Tell us about the subject and (mandatory) tell us what piece of kit you used to take the picture. If you have a handy observer/partner/elder brother or sister get them to take a picture of you taking your picture and include that with your entry.
Images will be entered into a poll. Anyone may vote for just the one image as their favourite. The person with the most votes is the winner. No prizes though, we’re not made of money!
If we get a mad flurry of entries (and why not, this is dead easy to take part in) we may institute weekly heats to keep the size of the polls reasonable then have a poll of polls at the end.
We promise to behave and to keep the use of the sarcasm key on our terminals to a minimum if you wouldn’t mind keeping the smart-alec remarks and the flagrant breaches of rules, logic and etiquette to a similar low-level.