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    Default *** July 2012 Challenge: Clouds ***

    This month's challenge is to create a map based one or more clouds (real ones, not the generated kind). If you live in an area with cool clouds, snap a pic! If not, grab one from the internet or from this thread. (Folks who offered to upload clouds, this is the place & time to do it!) Then make a map somehow based upon the picture you choose. It can be regional, local, or if you're really ambitious a city map. Whatever the cloud(s) inspire.

    The challenge will end on July 29, 2012 at 11pm EDT.

    Thumbnails for works in progress here:
    Current Challenge Thumbnails

    As always, to enter you must:
    • Start a new thread in this forum with the title July Challenge Entry - <name of entry>
    • Attach any work in progress images to your posts using the forum Attachment Manager
    • Use the tag ### Latest WIP ### before any image you post so that the thumbnail manager can pick it up. It doesn't have to be in bold lettering like I have it but the text must be the same.


    If you're new to the challenges or haven't read the rules in a while, please check out the rules sticky here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...hallenge-Rules

    Good luck and happy mapping!

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    Does it have to be natural clouds, or is it possible to on a project from things like mushroom clouds and similar?


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    So, if I take a picture of some clouds do I have to make a map from the picture or use the pciture as a guide to say make a map but only put land in the same places a cloud shows up on the picture? If I take a picture of an overcast sky does that mean I can do anything?

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    @Lonewanderer - I think you can take a completely grey or blue sky and do anything - wouldn't receive my vote though...

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    I kid of course, today was almost completely clear though

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    Well I was Hoping this would get posted here. But Now I have to decide amongst my stockpile of unusual clouds which to use. If anyone needs picts let me know where to post them I'll be happy to post as many as necessary. Of course I'll save the best one for myself ! Of course how will I ever decide which one that is ? That might be the biggest challenge of this challenge for me !
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    And anyone can do a Google Image search for clouds and get a zillion pics to look at.

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    save your pictures for a cloudy day.. no wait a sunny...? *lol*
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    Come now Tilt, you should have gone for the more obvious joke of "well now theres a silver lining in keeping that large collection of cloud pictures"........ I'll go to my corner now

    Also, I think I'll be looking at clouds for inspiration form now on, half of the pics I've seen look like landmasses in the sky and the one below bears a bit of similarity to my Adallia Map, but thats probably just me
    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=cl...:5,s:137,i:178

    Sorry for the big link

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    @ Elothan: I think if it's recognizable as a cloud it qualifies, but if you start using man-made "clouds" like mushroom clouds or smoke stacks or jet contrails, you risk losing votes because you're on the edge. Sometimes that pays off because folks like out-of-the-box thinking, sometimes they feel you didn't honor the challenge. It's a gamble. In the end, the voters decide who followed the rules.

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