For the last Chainlinks we used a new cover design that devoted more space for a photograph. I hope it was well received.
For the September issue of Chainlinks I'd like to find a cover photo that has a picture of cycling in action. it's very easy for me to get pictures of cyclists riding in stunning scenery, because of where I live, but it's not easy for me to get photos of cycing in a city environment, or in places where there is significant cycling infrastructure (apart from a damn fine recreational rail trail) because of where I live.
CAN committee has chosen three focus areas for CAN to concentrate on at the moment. Chainlinks looked at speed reduction in the last issue and will be looking at the remenaing two areas of "Share with Care", and "Upping the Investement".
I'd like to see a cover photo that illustrates some aspect of these issues, for example
- cycling in a shared road environment
- cyclists using some well thought out cycle facilities
- cycling in road environments where things aren't so good.
it has to be in portait format, i.e. higher than it is wide. The quality required to reproduce well at A4 is
Ideal quality: 2516 px wide , 3579 px high , no compression, no adjustments. If the image does not have that many pixels send as is.
Minimum quality: 1240 px wide, 1800 px high. Minimum of 1.5Mb in size. If the file is already full of compression artifiacts, this would be no good. A file this size would have to be doubled, but a good quality file should double ok.
The prize for the cover photo will be a $50 bike shop voucher. Photos should be emailed to the usual address for Chainlinks submissions firstname.lastname@example.org . The closing date is 5pm on Saturday 14 August, one day after the deadline for geting short local group reports into the September Chainlinks
Photos entered may also be used inside Chainlinks.
Stephen Wood, Chainlinks Editor