DECEMBER 10, 2011:
SOON WE WILL PRESENT THE WINNER!
Almost all of the judges have given their input anD before Christamas someone will recieve one great gift, a Diploma with a motivation from the judges, a Large Print of their winning entry + an exclusive Mega Feature! The three runner ups will also be featured, but not as extensively, and in the issue after the Mega Feature. Furthermore all runner ups and the winner will be given Premium memberships here on dA.
Today you all three of The Yards galleries will be featured with four images each, and also Annieta =onyx2010 recieves the Veterans Award Badge.
Bunkering – ”The act or process of supplying a ship with fuel.”
Our common endeavor made it necessary for us to rendezvous with a supply ship in the mid-Atlantic. Bunkering fuel and taking on other provisions we are now prepared to continue our mission of capturing the most amazing street pics and entering them into the Yard Autumn Contest. Just remember that you are only allowed three entries, so do not be overly eager submitting your final three…
Today you will also get to enjoy the latest selected feature from the Filmie Gallery, read about the latest Veteran’s Badge Award, find out more about our vision regarding the The Yards .com (www.the-yard-collective.com) as well as browse through a few short news.
AUGUST 12, 2011:
Plimsoll Line* – The name of a special marking, also known as the national Load Line or waterline, to be positioned amidships, that indicates the draft of the ship and the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded for specific water types and temperatures. The purpose of a Plimsoll Line is to ensure that a ship isn’t overloaded and has sufficient freeboard and thus sufficient reserve buoyancy.
To make up for time lost in drydock our beloved craft is now loaded beyond reason. Two galleries, not one, will be featured as well as a new Photojazz Five, by the Taiwan based American Brian Webb `bQw. This time he is featuring the Portuguese architect and photographer José Calheiros. *JACAC. Today we will also award someone special a Veteran’s Award Badge.
JUNE 21, 2011:The Sargasso Sea is the only “sea” without shores.
NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE TRIM OUR SAILS, ULTIMATELY THE WIND DECIDES HOW FAST WE PROCEED
At this moment our The Yard is like a ship in in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean, more precisely the Sargasso Sea. Our crew has put in a lot of work and now the task is to sail the ship safely to the destination. But at this time it is matter of allowing time to pass by, letting the winds carry us forward while hoping the the four ocean currents that surround the Sargasso Sea do not throw us off our course.
May 30, 2011:
Definition of a foghorn: A device that uses sound to let other ships know of the presence of another ship in foggy conditions.
SERIOUS EXPOSURE – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Some of the images that make in to The Yard’s, albeit relatively large dA micro cosmos, gain momentum and perpetuate themselves away from oblivion! How? By being selected to the featured gallery or by ending up in the Yard’s journals. Every ten days a new journal is published, and is in turn copied, in parts or in its entirety, or at least referred to Yard accounts at the following sites: Apart from here at dA, Our own website in the shape of a WordPress blog, Facebook, Flickr, Shadowness, My Shuterspace, Reddit, Stumble Upon and Twitter. That means nine different sites are blowing the foghorn at the same time in the misty and treacherous waters of the world wide web. In fact some internet marketers of “creative freelancers” will charge you money to do this. (Also have in mind that the short News segment near the end in the Journals also gets multiplied by nine. So do not hesitate to send a note to *absolutpe if you want to suggest news about yourself or others.
May 9, 2011: A definition of steerageway: The minimum rate of motion required for a ship or boat to be maneuverable.
A) – THE FIRST 9 DAYS
The New Yard is not very old and there is still ironing required before we can say that the fabric of which she is woven is without wrinkles. But we are getting there. A few things that need attention are the Edge gallery submissions guideline, the role and importance of our senior members, how can we find ways of helping lesser experienced Yardies developing their street skills faster, our upcoming competitions – how go about acquire sponsors?, and probably lots more if you just take your time and ponder long enough about it. But the speed of ship is up to steerageway and so far our charts seem to accurate enough. Hopefully they are, because these waters can be quite treacherous.