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Unofficial 3rd Party Screenshot Comp - Week 1

Discussion in 'Creation Centre' started by UP13, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    Updated Rules:

    This is not associated with the official screenshot competition nor is it associated with DTG.

    This is simply a fun contest where we can show off our screenshots that contain 3rd party payware, freeware, re-skins etc. The only prize is the freedom to choose the next week's theme.

    Avoid arguments keep it fun. :)

    Rules:
    - Screenshot should be in someway (can be very tenuous) linked to a theme. Otherwise anything goes.
    - You can enter up to 3 screenshots, posted as separate posts. You can delete and replace if you wish.
    - Entries to be submitted by 9pm Friday (GMT).
    - Previous week's winner to decide winner (can't enter themselves).
    - The winner chooses the new theme for next week (and becomes the new judge).

    Rules will evolve over time through collective agreement. :)

    As there is no previous week's winner, I will decide this week's theme (and be the king-maker in the event of a tie). :)

    This week's theme is foreign intruder (i.e. rolling stock on a route that you wouldn't expect to see them).
     
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  2. steammaster4449

    steammaster4449 Well-Known Member

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    I quite like the sound of this. Here's to hoping that other people do as well!
     
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  3. triznya.andras

    triznya.andras Well-Known Member

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    Just to give this thread another chance. Hopefully the bump helps :)
    Not particularly competing, just participating in giving you some matching photos. I don't 3rd party either, not clear it's mandatory or allowed.

    1) I got the BR Class 111 from a friend and I was running Fort Kent to Eagle Lake at the time.
    20191122164304 - QD - Class 111 DMU BR Green.jpg
    2) I like its lakeside mood, brings childhood memories.
    20191122171158 - QD - Class 111 DMU BR Green.jpg
    3) I like Ohio Steel's mix of rolling fields, forests, patches, farms and villages.
    20191122160036 - QD - Class 205 Network Southeast.jpg
    4) Fall colours are really nice, if you can look past the 2D. The train is Network Southeast Class 205.
    20191122160629 - QD - Class 205 Network Southeast.jpg

    I usually stick to the continent, though.
     
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  4. cscarpenter

    cscarpenter Well-Known Member

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    "Excuse me..... You couldn't point me in the direction of London could you? I turned left at this tunnel & the damned Sat Nav has got me lost"
     
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    A South Eastern Class 411 "Jaffa Cake" passes a BR Class 50 and a DB BR232 Ludmilla which is on trial loan to BR to help with their Motorail sevice to London.
     
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  6. cscarpenter

    cscarpenter Well-Known Member

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    I am liking this, really hope it takes off, we could have some real fun coming up with new ideas.
     
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  7. Craigie-C

    Craigie-C Well-Known Member

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    I nearly posted this in the Freestyle week of the official comp.
    There is no 3rd Party used but just feels only right to share it here.
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    There are Railtours, then there are RAILTOURS.
    A Western Pacific EMDF7 gives way to A4 Mallard on one heck of a railtour on the Keddie Y bridges on the Feather River Canyon Route.
     
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  8. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    Well done for the entries guys.

    Let's say no more entries after 9pm on Friday, at which point I'll add a poll and close the poll on Sunday at 9pm.

    Really enjoying the interpretation of the theme - hopefully we can have a bit of fun with some of the themes we choose (i.e. ones that'll never get chosen for the DTG contest).

    I'll post my own entry/entries at some point.
     
  9. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    I think to make it manageable, should we put a limit of 2 or 3 entries per person? Forces people (like me!) to chose their best shots instead of posting a dozen and hoping one will win.
     
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  10. cscarpenter

    cscarpenter Well-Known Member

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    I Agree, Max 3 posts per person, sounds good.
    Also seperate posts for each image so we can vote on each image as opposed to a selection in one posting.
    Just a thought but how about the winner of "Week X" gets to chose the winner of "Week Y"
    Just thinking about the folks that post on Sat / Sun (start of week) have more chance of getting Likes than the Guy that posts last thing Friday Night with 1/2 hr to go?
     
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  11. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy with both a limit of 3 shots per person and for the winner of the previous round to choose the winner (i.e. no public vote) if there is a consensus to do so.

    If that is agreed, I'll pick these week's winner (in which case I won't make.any entries myself). That would also mean when somebody does win, they can't enter the following week.
     
  12. UP13

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    Well I was going to attach a poll and not do it based on likes and have poll voting over the weekend. It would also mean it doesn't matter if people put their 2 or 3 shots in one post. There might not be that many options I can put in a poll, so it might mean only 1 shot per contestant if it's very popular.

    Would people prefer a poll or just have the previous winner arbitrarily pick the winner?
     
  13. inversnecky

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    I don't mind - perhaps the previous winner choosing the new winner is the easiest way, and also something a little different.
     
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    I've been waiting for one of these! I was thinking of starting one too. I can't wait to see all the 3rd party content available!
     
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    This isn't a particularly well composed shot, but I quickly managed to take a screenshot of this Trans Pennine Express pulling into Edinburgh Waverley. Think it's got rather lost.

    Included for interest not as a serious contender!

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  17. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    Great effort guys. I'll pick the winner on Friday night and will post Round 2 on Saturday morning, with the winner choosing the new theme.

    I have a favourite ATM but I can still be influenced...
     
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    This one and my last one aren't exactly "foreign intruders", but a slight twist of the theme to things that you would never see. I hope that is okay.
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  19. UP13

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    A very tough decision but my gut feeling is that this entry is my favourite.

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    Congratulations to Craigie-C! Your reward is to choose theme for next week's competition and to judge the winner.

    Would people prefer to post a new thread each time or just keep this thread going?
     
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  20. triznya.andras

    triznya.andras Well-Known Member

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    A worthy winner, I agree :)
    Separate threads I'd say. Much easier to have a fresh OP with the rules, and so on. Can have a collection post, linking last X threads.
    Also easier to find the contestants.
    If the stickies could be maintained (limited to 2x Official, 2x Unofficial, Official Rules) then it's even better!
     
  21. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    My choice for winner too, well done!

    Since this is still a newish comp, I thought maybe better to keep with the same thread and can do separate down the line (cough), but I don't mind!
     
  22. Craigie-C

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    Ha! Ha! Cheers guys, chuffed I am. :o
    So I get to choose next weeks theme Hmmmmmm.............
    How about Unusual Consists?

    I also go with the idea of a new thread each week, I feel it would be easier to keep track of where we are at.
     
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  23. JGRudnick

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    Congratulations! Cool shot.

    I say a new thread each week. That will probably help with confusion between themes each week
     
  24. Craigie-C

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    Hi folks,
    As week 1s proud winner of the new unofficial comp / Judge & jury for week 2s winner, my job looks like it will be a doddle.
    This weeks winner is ....................................................................................................... The only entrant so far.
    I await your entries.
    Remember anything goes, 3rd party DLC, Re-skins, Your own dev routes DLC etc.
    It's just for fun and another way to show off your talents.
     
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