I recently contacted Administration with a request for a personalized banner for the 'Fuchsias Discussion Forum'. The team agreed this would be an excellent idea and have agreed to hold
a Banner contest. The fuchsia photo banner contest will be held here in the forum.
So keeping that in mind about your photos start looking for those great fuchsia shots.
Also note: The photos must be yours or someone's whose permission you have to post.
By submitting your photo, you are agreeing to allow it to be used as the banner if it is chosen.
GGK you've done a great job getting the ball rolling, so let's just use this thread.
I've stickied it and people can start posting their images here.
What we'd like to do is have everything posted on this thread that you'd like for members to consider. We'll have a vote on this forum to pick the top 8 or 10 (ya'll decide which) Once we have the finalists chosen, the tech team has agreed to work some magic in the Voting Booth area so that everyone can vote. We'll use this new and improved Voting Booth for other forum banners and some other contests. Suggestions are welcome.
As GardenGuyKin mentioned, the banner image needs to lend itself to a long, skinny picture. We'll take care of the cropping, but you can keep in mind that we'll ultimately be using part of your image 130 pixels tall and between 800 and 999 pixels wide. Larger images are quite welcome. He also mentioned that you need to understand that you are giving us permission to use the image as a banner for the forum and even though you'll still own your image, you are giving us the rights to use it as a banner. Your copyright information will not be visible in the banner.
Pick out your favorite shots as we are asking for a maximum of 4 images per member.
Any questions that you have, just ask them here.
Kin, I didn't realize you were a fuchsia afficionado. I saw a deep purple/almost black one a couple of weeks ago at Grey Barn Nursery up here. I wish I'd gotten a picture. I was with Kim (Kymmco), so I'll see if she can't remember what it was called. I would think it was definitely one you'd want to consider for a banner.
Kin, I didn't realize you were a fuchsia aficionado.
I saw a deep purple/almost black one a couple of weeks ago at Grey Barn Nursery up here. I wish I'd gotten a picture. I was with Kim (Kymmco), so I'll see if she can't remember what it was called. I would think it was definitely one you'd want to consider for a banner.
Well Kin, I am looking through my pictures and so far all I have are close-ups of single blooms, won't work for a banner. But I feel a need to hit the nursery circuit soon so will see what I can come up with.
I like your first example entry, I vote for that!
Friday sounds good with me too. I was hoping for a bigger turn out of photos...
Sue, you better get busy. I know many of my photos are rather close up ones also but I
did find a few that were from a distance.
I was really hoping for more time. I hope you guys will consider waiting at least another week. I have just had so much work that must be done asap. No wiggle room. No time to edit the photos I've taken or go through what I already have to pick out three more. I am almost done with a huge project...
If I don't have a chance to visit here again tomorrow in time to vote, then I vote for GGKin's in post 7881052. Because a banner view of it would include a variety. I am going to do my best to get three more of mine here too ;-D
Here are my three other entries. But I certainly hope more people out there rush in like me and post more today. Okay, it's five minutes to midnight Thursday, but I'm talking about Friday.
The first one is 'Minnesota'
What ever works best for you. I do believe this has been up for over a week now and all who were interested in posting pictures have most likely done so. But...it's up to you and what works best on your time schedule.
Thanks for waiting Melody. I really hoped we'd see a lot more photos too. My camera is not the best and I am still learning.
GGK, I bet you have a few more that would make great banners.
Maybe tomorrow morning we'll see a sudden flurry of last minute entries!
Since there are so few, I hope no one will mind terribly if I post just one more. Of a simple one next to a double one. Just took it tonight. Vinegar Joe and White Wonder.
Some pretty darn good looking Fuchsias here!
A Big thankyou to all who contributed!!
I'm really surprised that there was not a bigger turn out too, Pedricks. I think it caught people by surprise and in many areas Fuchsias are just beginning to bloom...well I guess they are. Who can't love these beauties and they attract so many garden friends.
burn_2007 do you know the name of the fuchsia in your post #7903765? A friend just gave me some cuttings of one exactly like it yesterday, but she didn't have a name tag for it. What a great little flower. And the colors say "fuchsia!"
PedricksCorner, How I wish I knew, I tried to find it's name, but their are so many similar to it. I had this one for many years. What I know of it, it's a great performer, and a tough cookie and very easy to start from cuttings. That picture shows it in the shade, but I have also grown it in the sun.
I'll crop these images and show you what they will look like in banner shape. If some of these do not crop out well, I'll let the photographer substitute another shot if they want. I'll start a new thread with the cropped images one right after another. Once I have them in place, everyone gets to choose their 6 favorites. The tech dept will make up banners with the graphics when we have the 6 top ones chosen. We'll vote on the ultimate winner then.