Calling for 2011 Calendar Submissions

Market Street Railway produces a calendar each year featuring San Francisco’s historic streetcars and cable cars. The Museums in Motion calendar is an important project to us as both a thank you to members (included with membership of $100 or more) to raise funds for our non-profit work preserving historic transit.

17th Street Plaza

We need your help to make the 2011 Museums in Motion calendar showcase both the streetcars and cable cars as part of the vibrant fabric of life in the City. With the threat of a $5 F-line fare, now more than we feel it’s important to show historic transit is not just a theme park ride for tourists, but is part of everyday life in San Francisco used by residents trying to get to work or to play. See our 2010 calendar for examples from last year we hope to top.
Well-composed scenes are preferred over tight shots of the cars.
Our goal is to show the cars at their best, so please only submit photos of San Francisco’s historic streetcar and cable car fleet. Do not submit photos feature Muni busses, modern Muni Metro light-rail trains, rail yards, stations and shelters, as well as unrestored, non-operational and run down vehicles.

How to submit a photo

If you’re already a member of Yahoo!’s free photo sharing service Flickr, all you need to do is tag your photos msrcalendarsubmission. If you’re not familiar with tagging on flicker, here’s some tips.
Photos should be landscape (horizontally) oriented, in color, and at least 3,000 x 2,000 pixels.

916 on Market Street

We know many of you don’t post high-resolution versions to Flickr, but any photos submitted for publication should be available as camera original JPEG or RAW files without watermarks if selected.
There’s no limit to how many photos you may submit by tagging them with msrcalendarsubmission, but please help us out by selecting what you think are your best and not simply tagging every photo.
We expect to make selections in april and will announce a date once set. If we select your photo, you will receive a complimentary advance copy of the calendar. Photographers are always fully credited with email address or website published in the calendar. Please help us spread the word so 2011 will be our best calendar yet.


Comments: 1

  1. I’d like to see more, good, older pictures among the new. Pictures that show good views of the cars, the barns, building the cars, something you generally don’t see.
    Failing that, I’d like to see a different format, either square, or oblong-vertical (instead of oblong horizontal). At the moment, I keep giving my calendar away as I just don’t have a space for it, and am not nearly as inspired by the calendar as I am by the top notch, “only in San Francisco” quality newsletter.

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