Old 11-09-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
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Was there a DINA day this year? A friend asked me and I have no clue, so thought I'd ask here.

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Old 11-09-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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This year it is Dec. 28th.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:53 AM   #3
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What exactly is a CTC Board DINA?
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:11 AM   #4
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What exactly is a CTC Board DINA?
It's a feature they do every year and have a big spread dedicated to all the photos taken on that day all around North America. If you have never seen it, check one out, they are pretty neat. Of course, you submit to them, and they take only a handful of shots. If some people think this website it selective, try submitting to that. Chances are slim, but you never know. I have never tried, so can't say exactly what they are looking for, but it has to be top quality for sure.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:18 AM   #5
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Ahh ok, Sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:19 AM   #6
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DINA is short for Day in North America. CTC Board the Magizine (my peronal favorite) dedicates an entire issue to displaying photography around america. It is a photo contest but there really isnt a prize or anything. Train magizine runs a photo contest where you win prizes but you have to shoot around the given topic. CTC Board has no particular topic, it is just going out and shooting a typical day. Go anytime on Dec 28th and shoot the trains in your area, or where ever. Submit your results to the Magizine editors (new editors this year) and then they will decide from there. I would take a look at a DINA issue before you go out and shoot. This will allow you to see what they are looking for, but with new editiors, you may not know what to expect. I usually go to my favorite locations and try to get some good stuff but you never know what to expect. Last year it was October 16th and the DINA issue was published in Febuary 2005 (issue #316), so take a look at it. It is one of my favorite issues and DINA is the only photo contest i ever submit to (too bad i never make it, but i'll get it eventually). The first advetisement of this years 2005 DINA was in the September 2005 issue #323 of CTC Board. It is on the very last page.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:22 AM   #7
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Thanks Pat,
I dont subscribe or read CTC board as much as I should. Its a great magazine. I just recently submitted an article and some photos to them just the other day. Definetly going to shoot for a subscription this christmas.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:26 AM   #8
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It really is a neat thing to see the differences around the country in just one day, such as last year, on Oct. 16, blizzard conditions in Canada, and sweltering heat in the Southwest US. Also, I was published last year, and hope to be again this year. Here is last year's published shot:
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Any preferences on the media(aka digital, slide, negative, etc.?
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:38 PM   #10
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I think they print the mag at 600 dpi, which means for digital, you would need something like 12 mpixel DSLR
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:41 PM   #11
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Any preferences on the media(aka digital, slide, negative, etc.?
http://ctcboard.com/contribute.htm
Although, a closer looks shows that they don't have detailed submission requirements (unlike other magazines). You can email them.
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:00 PM   #12
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I belive that they do have detailed photo submissions for magizine articles and for DINA. I post all this information in a bit.
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #13
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which means for digital, you would need something like 12 mpixel DSLR
I'm pretty sure John Witthaus wasn't using a 12mp dSLR for his shot that made it...
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:59 PM   #14
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If I remember correctly, they said something like 5 or 6 megapixel minimum last year. Remember, only a couple of pictures make full page shots, so the smaller shots are fine at lower resolutions.

A word of warning though, the image of mine printed in last years DINA issue looked like crap which really annoyed me. I made the effort to set my white balance using a grey card, and checked again when convertng the RAW file. The colors were awesome with the red dirt and pumpkin locos. Then I get the magazine and they royally screwed things up. It made the shot look like it was a film shot developed at a 1 hour grocery store photo lab.... Not sure if it was a result of the color space or just the editors stupidity (maybe they thought I messed with the colors), but I was not happy. Should have sent the editor a nastygram, but don't have the time for it, after all, it's not like it's a life or death thing or anything.

Just FYI...
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:21 AM   #15
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Here it is, i scanned in the DINA instructions page from the magizine, the September 2005 #323.
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They want you to limit your submissions this year and write more than a capton this year. It is also on a weekday this year. I doubt that I'll be playing this year.
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I love it being on a weekday. Revenge for the minorities that work weekends. I think I've seen that conductor several times on the Surfliners.
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Don't forget, the 'day' includes midnight to sunrise - sunset to midnight! Start practicing those night shots.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:15 PM   #19
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Did anybody go out for this the other day? I was able to get out to my favorite spots, the sun was great with clear skies. I hope the shots come out ok, though.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:59 PM   #20
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You know I totally forgot about the DINA thing that CTC put on and I went out to. I may send in a few shots then. Heres the shots from yesterday.

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Old 12-30-2005, 01:50 AM   #21
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anyone have the info? like the rules, regs, mailing date, mailing adress and such? I dont have time to go check a magazine since the nearest train store that sells it is 30 miles away.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:53 AM   #22
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Just look at the attached image that Pat Lorenz posted on Page 2. Has all the info there.
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didnt see that....lol, now i just need the mailing info, anyone have it?
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:43 AM   #24
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check http://www.ctcboard.com/ and click contribute.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:54 AM   #25
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Heres the CTC Board Website, you should find everything you need.
http://www.ctcboard.com/

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