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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #60 on: Apr 15, 2014, 05:13 PM »
If this excellent idea is progressed there is one point that would need to be addressed and that is the quality of the photo or photos chosen. However pretty the subject matter and however well composed the shot is, for the photo to work well as a jigsaw it must:

1) Be of a reasonable resolution so that it can be enlarged and printed but still have a crisp clarity of image.

2) The background around the image must be varied enough to allow for a degree of ease in putting the jigsaw together. The most difficult parts of many jigsaws are those pieces that must be placed between the central area and the edges, so an exterior shot of the ship with a brilliant, blue, cloudless sky and an even, azure, flat calm sea, however stunning, may make the jigsaw nigh on impossible to complete.

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #61 on: Apr 15, 2014, 05:14 PM »
Hi Graham - Thank you very much for your very constructive suggestions and advice !

Committee - Adam, Peter ?, June, Graham ?   :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #62 on: Apr 15, 2014, 07:28 PM »
I'll get back to you about the committee invite - got a lot on here at the moment; roof replacement is imminent...!!

Heard back from my jigsaw contact; it seems they're not actually a manufacturer as such - they subcontract everything so are basically a middleman using their own brand name, so we would be better off talking to the various actual manufacturers.
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #63 on: Apr 15, 2014, 07:38 PM »
Hi Peter - Thank you very much for your post and good luck on the roof replacement.  That is a huge job !  I don't see a rush on our jigsaw unless others here do, so we could all take our time in the planning.  Thank you for the information about your jigsaw contact.  Yes, it does seem as if it would be better to go directly to the manufacturer.  June
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #64 on: Apr 15, 2014, 08:06 PM »
Why rush? We have plenty of time to sort the jigsaws out. :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #65 on: Apr 16, 2014, 04:53 PM »
Yes, taking time to sort things out would be beneficial.
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #66 on: Apr 16, 2014, 04:57 PM »
It will be better if we take our time rather than rush. That way we have more time to plan and research good quality jigsaws. :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #67 on: Apr 17, 2014, 02:47 PM »
How should we go about choosing a picture ?
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #68 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:24 PM »
Perhaps people could vote for all the winning photos of competitions?


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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #69 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:25 PM »
Although they would have to be pictures that aren't impossible to do as a jigsaw (e.g. No clear blue sky and clear sea)


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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #70 on: Apr 17, 2014, 10:50 PM »
Clear blue sky is not impossible in a jigsaw; no harder to do than the detail parts in fact...
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #71 on: Apr 18, 2014, 04:26 PM »
Yes, Peter, that is true especially if the jigsaw pieces are slightly different shapes. 
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #72 on: Apr 18, 2014, 05:23 PM »
Well as long as people enjoy the jigsaws, that doesn't matter. :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2014, 04:25 PM »
I think I will have a QE2 jigsaw puzzle made up and then circulate it along with the other two that are now circulating among members.

I was thinking perhaps choosing one of the photos in the 2014 calendar, but I would like input from The Forum members on which photo to choose. 

Should we set up a poll to choose a picture for the jigsaw ?

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2014, 06:33 PM »
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Once you have chosen the image you would like to use I would be happy to do any necessary editing and image preparation to make it ready for printing.

I have originals of all the 2014 calendar images on my storage system. As long as the photographer/s who own the copyright are happy for their image to be used I can do the editing.
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #75 on: May 14, 2014, 06:40 PM »
June,

Once you have chosen the image you would like to use I would be happy to do any necessary editing and image preparation to make it ready for printing.

I have originals of all the 2014 calendar images on my storage system. As long as the photographer/s who own the copyright are happy for their image to be used I can do the editing.

Hi Alan -

Thank you very, very much for your offer to make the image ready for printing.  And, yes, we would have to get permission from the owner of the photo.  How does one attach an image in setting up a poll for The Forum, such as showing all of the images from the 2014 calendar ?

Thanks again !

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2014, 07:01 PM »
The best way to go about it June would be to attach all the images into the post with a title, and then just vote for the title in the poll? (Am I making sense?) Like the monthly photo competition is set up. I am happy to help you set it up if you need a hand.  :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2014, 07:05 PM »
The best way to go about it June would be to attach all the images into the post with a title, and then just vote for the title in the poll? (Am I making sense?) Like the monthly photo competition is set up. I am happy to help you set it up if you need a hand.  :)

Hi Adam -

Thank you very much for your post and thank you very much for your offer of help, which I will accept.  I think we have to take the winning image from each of the monthly competitions for 2014.  Correct me if I am wrong, but I am not sure they are all in one place.  Do we have a representation of the calendar here which shows all of the photos in the calendar ?

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2014, 07:09 PM »
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Why not just choose your favourite image, so it will be a surprise for the first person who receives it :)

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2014, 07:43 PM »
June,

Why not just choose your favourite image, so it will be a surprise for the first person who receives it :)

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Hi Rob -

Thanks for your post and that is a good idea.  The problem is I might have to make 12 puzzles as all of the photos are amazing !   June  ;D
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