TRAFFIC – the Portfolio competition on 22 Jan. Plus PDI spec

In case some of you are at a loss with this theme, I thought I would post a few things about the subject. Below I have pasted-in some of Wikipedia’s definitions:

Traffic on roads may consist of pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel. Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic.

Traffic is often classified by type: heavy motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck); other vehicle (e.g., moped, bicycle); and pedestrian.

Traffic in English is taken from the Arabic word taraffaqa, which means to walk along slowly together.

You do not have to confine your traffic to roads, lanes, highways etc. For example, cows walking in line to fields or milking sheds can be classified as farmyard traffic. Aircraft waiting for take-off, or parked on the aprons, could be called air traffic – and in the air as sky traffic! A skein of geese in V-formation could also be called air/sky traffic.

Then what about recipes? Traffic jam, traffic light biscuits…

Forests: woodland traffic; Railway stations and trains; boats: sea/river traffic… in fact, any way you like to interpret the subject. The more experimental the better, I say!

PDIs have to be in by midnight on Friday, 18 Jan, as must be titles of prints.

The spec for PDIs can be found on the website, but as a reminder they must NOT exceed the boundaries of 1400 pixels wide, by 1050 pixels high. Work within these constraints according to whether your image is portrait or landscape.

You must submit three images.                                                                                         They must all carry a title and author, e.g. TANDEM RIDE by Ivor Puncture.jpg and the Portfolio must have an overall title e.g. BICYCLE BELLES by Celia Side (Intermediate)

Your covering e-mail should contain the overall title, the titles of the images (in order) and the category you are in.

For prints: Three prints, usual mounted format, with title, author, and category on the backs.

You must send in a separate e-mail for these, again containing: overall title, author and category, and the titles for each individual print, in the order they are to be presented.

The address to send them to is: [email protected]

I think that just about sums it up, but let me/us know if there is anything that I’ve missed.




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