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Michael Babb
09-05-2014, 08:43 PM
Same request as from last year. I am planning on producing a DeLorean wall calendar for 2015. From my post below from last year you can see the requirements, and the versions of the calendar that I produced for 2014 can be found at http://www.cafepress.com/dmc12/10467783. Please email me at mcbabb@gmail.com if you have a submission, agree to the terms below, and want your pic evaluated for inclusion in the calendar.

PM or post here if there are any questions!

<<Details from the last 2 years - all stays the same>>>

Hello all. I produced DeLorean wall calendars for a few years (2007 - 2010) and after a break while I have been DeLorean-less, I am thinking about creating a new Calendar for 2013. . .and I need your help. As I have done in the past, I want to solicit pictures from the folks that are on this forum of their cars in cool settings, etc. I need 13 pictures total, 1 for the cover and 1 for each of the 12 months. . . and usually make the cover car the picture that I think i the coolest (usually - there also needs to be room for calendar title, etc.

What, you ask, do you get in return for providing a picture? For just that, nothing (sorry!) BUT, if I use one of your pictures I will let you purchase a calendar at my cost - $20.99 (for everyone else the price is marked up $2.00 to cover my time putting everything together - $22.99). When offered for purchase, they will be available on my CafePress store at http://www.cafepress.com/dmc12. I will at a minimum do a 17 x 11 inch calendar (with enough submissions), but may also do an 8 1/2 x 11 version ($16.99 my cost, $18.99 sales price), and a single-page calendar.

So, if you are interested in having your car immortalized (at least for 2013), please send your pictures my way. You can either PM be here, or send them my direction via email mcbabb@gmail.com. I need HIGH QUALITY images (just because your phone has high resolution does not mean that the pics will work good in print with the small crappy lenses and SW on most phones). Specifically, I need images that will scale well for a 17 x 11 inch calendar picture at around 200 DPI (or approx 3500 x 2300 for the dimensions) - no idea what any of that means - feel free to forward my way and I will let you know if it will work or not.

I usually choose pics on a first come-first served basis (assuming that it will scale - and I usually prefer just the cars, no people - though I know from recent posts that there are some Irish gals that some folks would not mind seeing more of). Please let me know if there are any questions.

For anyone that has worked with me on this in the past, or purchased one of these, feel free to chime in on what you thought of the process, the final product, etc.

Here are some examples of the past cover images for the calendars:

2007:
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2008:
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2009:
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2010:
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Finally - my 2 favorite pictures from 2009:
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Jonathan
09-06-2014, 07:39 AM
2008:
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Hey Michael,

Glad to see you're doing the calendar again. I have at least one I took this season I really like, but will give others a chance as I've had a photo in your calendar a couple times before.

I will say, from this 2008 calendar cover page, boy does the car ever look nice when you take a picture of it with the doors CLOSED. Strange sort of because I can't think of a lot of times I have taken pictures of my car where I left the doors closed. Gives me a new idea to go find some nice angles with it just like this. Sweet.

Hope you're enjoying Colorado. I lived in Colorado Springs years ago when we were commissioning some equipment at the Intel facility near Garden of the Gods park (the plant is now closed I think I heard). Hard to find a more beautiful part of the world than that place.

DavidProehl
09-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Here is my favorite photo of my car from the past year...

Touched up:
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Original:
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Another couple good angles from that day, untouched:
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I wish the lighting was better so the shadows weren't so bad, maybe if you have some photoshop skills you could take care of it.

Mark D
09-08-2014, 10:08 PM
IN!

Here are a few from this year of 6125. If you need higher resolution I'd be happy to email them to you.

More in my album here:
http://dmctalk.org/album.php?albumid=240

Hopefully there is one in here you like :-)
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27312&d=1400522950

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27311&d=1400522950

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=30649&d=1410227928

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27313&d=1400523012

Mark D
09-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Couple more from a different day, similar location.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=30657&d=1410234902

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=30656&d=1410232884

jwrayth
09-09-2014, 01:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/WtFA9Mj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GrNvwwP.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Sm9mPRL.jpg

Some I got recently at a track event, with more available here (http://imgur.com/a/7wgbA).

Michael Babb
09-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Hey Michael,

Glad to see you're doing the calendar again. I have at least one I took this season I really like, but will give others a chance as I've had a photo in your calendar a couple times before.

I will say, from this 2008 calendar cover page, boy does the car ever look nice when you take a picture of it with the doors CLOSED. Strange sort of because I can't think of a lot of times I have taken pictures of my car where I left the doors closed. Gives me a new idea to go find some nice angles with it just like this. Sweet.

Hope you're enjoying Colorado. I lived in Colorado Springs years ago when we were commissioning some equipment at the Intel facility near Garden of the Gods park (the plant is now closed I think I heard). Hard to find a more beautiful part of the world than that place.

Thanks Jonathan - I am enjoying being back on CO - will be interesting to see what my kids think once we start getting some snow.

Please feel free to send over more pictures! I am usually short on high quality images, so would welcome anything that you have and want considered. I would be exstatic if I got enough pictures for more than 1 calendar - one for BTTF cars only? One for painted D's? I for the stainless cars? I hate to think how much work that would be to put them all together, but think that would be awesome.

Michael Babb
09-10-2014, 11:20 AM
Here is my favorite photo of my car from the past year...

Touched up:
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Original:
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Another couple good angles from that day, untouched:
3063330634

I wish the lighting was better so the shadows weren't so bad, maybe if you have some photoshop skills you could take care of it.

Thanks David! I can play with the shadows and highlights a bit and see if we can get that to pop a bit more. Do you happen to have these pictures in a higher resolution? I am afraid that they may not scale properly, but I will give it a try and let you know if I am able to use them.

Would you mind sending me a PM with your email address. I would also be interested in VIN, months and year of the car, and your location to add to the picture for the calendar.

Michael Babb
09-10-2014, 11:23 AM
IN!

Here are a few from this year of 6125. If you need higher resolution I'd be happy to email them to you.

More in my album here:
http://dmctalk.org/album.php?albumid=240

Hopefully there is one in here you like :-)


Love the sunset pictures! My recommendation - pick the one that you like the most and let's see if I can use that one. I would rather use your favorite instead of picking my favorite. You can send that to mcbabb@gmail.com. I see VIN 6125, but would also like to have month and year of the build and your location to add to the calendar.

Thanks!

Michael Babb
09-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Some I got recently at a track event, with more available here (http://imgur.com/a/7wgbA).

Thanks as well! I always love seeing submissions from locations outside of the US. :)

Same goes - can you pick 1 or 2 that are your favorites to send to me? mcbabb@gmail.com Would also like your first and last name, year, month, VIN and location.

Michael

Michael Babb
10-11-2014, 12:13 PM
Still looking for pictures! With the 2015 tie in with BTTF, I am thinking of doing 2 calendars, with one of just BTTF cars...


Michael

Jonathan
10-11-2014, 12:47 PM
These are my favorites from this season, Michael.

I don't need to hog your calendar with multiple photos. Maybe others could have a say at which one they like best and then consider the one that gets picked? I can email you the full res version of these of course. They're all around 3 MB in terms of size.

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Alan
10-11-2014, 02:18 PM
If we're voting, I like this one the most from the 6.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/11/356cef48038ebdff216c91eff20dd593.jpg

Gfrank
10-12-2014, 08:58 AM
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Sure others have better photos, but If no ones really posting, these are two that I like I've taken this year

Michael Babb
10-12-2014, 10:17 AM
These are my favorites from this season, Michael.

I don't need to hog your calendar with multiple photos. Maybe others could have a say at which one they like best and then consider the one that gets picked? I can email you the full res version of these of course. They're all around 3 MB in terms of size.

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Thanks Jonathan! If you tell me which one is your favorite (or go with a forum vote), just forward the high-rez version of that one my direction. think I have it, but can you also send me the VIN month and year of the car, and your location?

Thanks again!

Michael Babb
10-12-2014, 10:21 AM
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Sure others have better photos, but If no ones really posting, these are two that I like I've taken this year

thanks as well Gfrank! I think those are both great pictures, but are probably too small. Do you have higher resolution versions of those that you could email to me? mcbabb@gmail.com

ALEXAKOS
10-12-2014, 11:31 AM
With all those fascinating entries you need 17 months in 2015...
Or go with a weekly calendar. Whohaaaa

Nicholas R
10-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Here are my entries :D

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss94/NicholasRoedl/CavalcadeDeLorean.jpg
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss94/NicholasRoedl/CarFixDeLorean1.jpg
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss94/NicholasRoedl/DCSDeLorean.jpg
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss94/NicholasRoedl/WDWDeLorean.jpg

Domi
10-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Pic of the engine is awesome!
I like the Mickey Mouse picture too :yesss:

Nicholas R
10-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Pic of the engine is awesome!
I like the Mickey Mouse picture too :yesss:

Thanks! The Mickey picture was taken during the Celebration Exotic Carshow Road Rally this past spring. They had sideline photographers shooting the event at different points of the course. Being that I actually work for Disney, this photo couldn't have been cooler! :D

SS Spoiler
10-12-2014, 10:04 PM
That carpet looks like same room we had a conference at "The Disney Institute" Where was that room?

Michael Babb
10-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Here are my entries :D


Thanks! Do you happen to have higher resolution version of those that you can send my way? mcbabb@gmail.com

Nicholas R
10-13-2014, 06:00 PM
That carpet looks like same room we had a conference at "The Disney Institute" Where was that room?

Wasn't at Disney. It was in the Cincinnati Convention Center during the Cavalcade of Customs Carshow. Must be generic conference center carpet, haha.


Thanks! Do you happen to have higher resolution version of those that you can send my way? mcbabb@gmail.com

How big do you need? Not sure if I have much bigger than what is imbedded in the page.

SIMid
10-14-2014, 01:35 AM
Maybe check out this thread and pick the pics you feel that are worthy (PM the poster)?

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?4072-The-best-photos-you-ve-ever-taken-of-your-car

Michael Babb
10-14-2014, 10:36 AM
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How big do you need? Not sure if I have much bigger than what is imbedded in the page.

Basically looking for images that are 3500 x 2300 or larger to scale properly without pixelation when printed. (My larger calender is made from 3500 x 2300 images at 200 DPI)

Timebender
10-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Thanks! The Mickey picture was taken during the Celebration Exotic Carshow Road Rally this past spring. They had sideline photographers shooting the event at different points of the course. Being that I actually work for Disney, this photo couldn't have been cooler! :D

What do you do at Disney?

I kind of work for them (whenever they use my R2 for events and stuff)... My R2 is an honorary Imagineer too. :)

Michael Babb
11-23-2014, 04:20 PM
The Calendars are now available! check out http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?11034-2015-DeLorean-Calendars-now-available! for the full details, or head right to my web store: http://www.cafepress.com/dmc12

Thanks again!