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Lori
10-21-2011, 07:56 AM
I am finishing up the 2012 Ukulele Calendar project, to be sold on Café Press with proceeds going to the "Ukuleles For Kids" project. I need to choose the cover photo, and I would like to get your input. Please vote for your favorite. There are only 10 entries for the poll, so I will only list my top 10 choices. If you prefer one that was not listed, reply in the thread.

Thanks,
Lori

sukie
10-21-2011, 08:26 AM
100% for Chuck! Of course I'm biased.

Cant wait for the new calendar. Thanks, Lori.

mascompro
10-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Some tough choices, can't wait for this to come out.

dnewton2
10-21-2011, 08:46 AM
100% for Chuck! Of course I'm biased.

Cant wait for the new calendar. Thanks, Lori.

I am right there whith you. That Disilva uke looks pretty awsome though.

Mouthy1
10-21-2011, 09:14 AM
I really like the night and day June because it embodies the spirit of the uke. Relaxed on a beach in the sand. Not the coolest ukes but the best "feelilng" of all of them. DaSilva ain't ugly!

Mouthy1
10-21-2011, 09:20 AM
I really like the night and day June because it embodies the spirit of the uke. Relaxed on a beach in the sand. Not the coolest ukes but the best "feelilng" of all of them. DaSilva ain't ugly!

itsme
10-21-2011, 09:23 AM
I see Chuck Moore is currently in the lead. While it's a great pic and a beautiful uke, the conservative side of me thinks perhaps the depiction of a naked lady might not be the best choice for the cover.

I went with January, even though the soundhole is different, to me it shows a more "typical" uke. The resonators, Fluke/Flea, banjo... well, they're not "typical" ukes to me.

Great shots all around, though. You did a fantastic job on the photography, Lori! :)

Lori
10-21-2011, 09:35 AM
Great shots all around, though. You did a fantastic job on the photography, Lori! :)

I can't take credit for all the photography. Sometimes all I have to work with is studio photos from the ukulele makers. I shot the Kalas (night & day, tie die) the Flukes/ fleas (Atomic, Batik, Firefly), and the Mya-Moe. The others I supplied/ altered the backgrounds. Chuck Moore, Mike DaSilva, and Dave Talsma always have good shots of their work, and Ken Middleton shot the Ohana Reso. aNueNue provided high res studio shots on a white background, and I used some of my own photos for the background for them.
Thanks to all the contributors!
–Lori

ukulefty
10-21-2011, 11:17 AM
That is going to be one beautiful calendar, no matter what the "cover model" ends up being!


Have cast my vote. :)

Hippie Dribble
10-21-2011, 11:24 AM
I see Chuck Moore is currently in the lead. While it's a great pic and a beautiful uke, the conservative side of me thinks perhaps the depiction of a naked lady might not be the best choice for the cover.

I went with January, even though the soundhole is different, to me it shows a more "typical" uke. The resonators, Fluke/Flea, banjo... well, they're not "typical" ukes to me.

Great shots all around, though. You did a fantastic job on the photography, Lori! :)
I agree with itsme on most of this. Awesome job Lori, can't wait for this year's calendar, it looks wonderful.

Yeah, not sure the Chuck Moore is a good cover shot. Some interesting ukes to pick from and that Ohana reso is sick!!! But the conservative in me won out and voted DaSilva all the way!

All the best with it Lori, sure it'll be another huge success. :)

uke4ia
10-21-2011, 11:58 AM
I really like the night and day June because it embodies the spirit of the uke. Relaxed on a beach in the sand. Not the coolest ukes but the best "feelilng" of all of them. DaSilva ain't ugly!

I think the night and day is the most appealing photo for making someone want that calendar.

Lori
10-21-2011, 02:06 PM
I think the night and day is the most appealing photo for making someone want that calendar.

Yes, I don't want this to be "vote for your favorite uke"... I want to know which one is the best for selling Ukulele Calendars. Think of people browsing on Café Press for a Ukulele calendar or Ukulele related gift item.

–Lori

Harold O.
10-21-2011, 02:12 PM
Vote on the uke calendar?

Well, I'm for it of course...

Hippie Dribble
10-21-2011, 02:16 PM
that's cool Lori, we realise that. there's so many ways you can go...do you want bright and colourful, slightly arty, conservative and classy, in your face and bold...opinions are gonna be as varied as the people making them i guess. They're all awesome pictures, no doubt. I like the refined elegance of the DaSilva, not cause it's my fave uke, but beause of the shot itself. It's gonna be a fab calendar, can't wait. :)
Yes, I don't want this to be "vote for your favorite uke"... I want to know which one is the best for selling Ukulele Calendars. Think of people browsing on Café Press for a Ukulele calendar or Ukulele related gift item.

–Lori

chindog
10-21-2011, 02:16 PM
I liked the Chuck, with the DaSilva in second place.

mds725
10-21-2011, 02:28 PM
I voted for August, primarily for the Hawaiian background. All the photos are great and the ukuleles are wonderful, but in the absence of a photo of a truly "traditional" ukulele, the August photo evokes Hawaii for me more than the other photos.

Great job on the calendar! I'll definitely be buying some as gifts.

mm stan
10-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Aloha Lori,
I like the way you set up the photos and things related in each photo....personally the tye dye uke and lava lamp pic gets my vote... great job and a great calendar...

Mauimaster
10-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Oh...love that Chuck Moore uke!!!!

flutinggnee
10-21-2011, 03:51 PM
I voted for the tiedie Kala--love the colors. I'd love to be able to hang this calendar in my elementary music room, but the March uke would prohibit that. You might think about changing March, since the proceeds go for Ukes in the schools. Just my little 2cents/just a thought. (I'd have to rip out the March picture in order to display the calendar. And I'd like the kids to be able to see all the other ukuleles.....)

Lori
10-21-2011, 04:07 PM
I voted for the tiedie Kala--love the colors. I'd love to be able to hang this calendar in my elementary music room, but the March uke would prohibit that. You might think about changing March, since the proceeds go for Ukes in the schools. Just my little 2cents/just a thought. (I'd have to rip out the March picture in order to display the calendar. And I'd like the kids to be able to see all the other ukuleles.....)
Interesting problem. It is possible I could make 2 options for the calendar, one with the nude, and one with more photos from the dragon uke. I will think about that. I do like the nude, and I have never seen anybody care if children see nudes at a Museum of Art, but I could see how some folks might object to it in a classroom. Maybe you could sharpie in a bikini. There is so little Art appreciation taught in the schools.

–Lori

cletus
10-21-2011, 05:40 PM
C'mon ya'll. :drool:

Atomic Fluke is the bombadillo armadillo.

Cheers:old:

hibiscus
10-22-2011, 07:02 AM
lol Now that I see the results, I would change my vote from Jan. to Oct.

I agree that March is a little much for a cover. All of the pictures are fantastic, though!

ksiegel
10-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Well, regardless of the cover, I want that calendar! Where do I order it, Lori?

As much as I love the Moore Bettah, I had to go for the Devine, because it shows the entire instrument. If Chuck's had shown the complete uke, it would have grabbed me.

That's that the tiebreaker was -nothing conservative about my vote - I consider Chuck's headstock as much art as any sculpture I've seen in a museum.



And much more than some so-called art I've seen.



-Kurt

PhilUSAFRet
10-22-2011, 02:58 PM
Don't see it as a choice.....Talsma

Lori
10-22-2011, 06:54 PM
Don't see it as a choice.....Talsma

I could only list 10 items on the poll. I will count your vote for Talsma though!


Well, regardless of the cover, I want that calendar! Where do I order it, Lori?



-Kurt

It will be on cafepress.com when it's finished. I will post a new thread announcing it, and add a link to my signature.

–Lori

Raygf
10-23-2011, 01:50 AM
I voted for August, primarily for the Hawaiian background. All the photos are great and the ukuleles are wonderful, but in the absence of a photo of a truly "traditional" ukulele, the August photo evokes Hawaii for me more than the other photos.

Great job on the calendar! I'll definitely be buying some as gifts.

August just got my vote because of the Hawaiian background. Looking forward to purchasing the calendar. Very nice job with the calendar Lori!

Lori
10-25-2011, 06:35 PM
Well, the calendar is finished. I ended up doing 2 versions, due to the controversy on the March Chuck Moore photo. Thanks to helpful Chuck, I have a G-rated version for those of you that might prefer it.
The cover choice became the Mike DaSilva uke, which had many votes, and is a good descriptive representation of the contents of the calendar. Thanks for your feedback on the cover choices. If you would like to buy a calendar, here are the Café Press links.

G-Rated link
http://www.cafepress.com/ukulelestore.586898627
PG-Rated Link
http://www.cafepress.com/ukulelestore.586898628
The calendar price is $19.99 USD at my store. For each calendar sold, $3.00 goes to "Ukuleles for Kids" program. You might see a different price if you are just browsing the Marketplace section of Café Press. Last year that price was $5 higher, and the commission collected was lower. So, use the links above to get the best price, and the best donation for the "Ukukeles for Kids" program.

I am not sure if offering 2 versions is too confusing, but I figured enough people were worried about it that it was worth a try to keep everybody happy.

–Lori

guitharsis
10-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Nice work, Lori. That should keep everyone happy. I'll be ordering soon.

mascompro
10-26-2011, 02:55 AM
Nicely done, I will be ordering some of both, as I had planned on getting them for Christmas presents. I love the march photo, but wasn't sure about it for certain recipients, now I can go back to my original plan.

Thanx for all your hard work.