Photo Rules (For "Trains in the Cedar Valley/Eastern Iowa")
The idea behind this section is to give viewers an idea of what is usually seen in the area.

1:  Photo must fit into one of the categories on the site.
(Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Iowa Northern, Eastern Iowa, and Past)

2:  Photos must be of good quality, clear and somewhat artistic (Not roster shots).
Good example, Bad example

3:  Photos must be submitted with AT LEAST 800pixel width.
If you wish to do you own cropping that is fine just keep the width above 800px/72DPI

4:  Just because you send a photo doesn't mean it will be used right away..
(It depends on how badly we need photos for that section.. i.e. pretty much any Pre 1980 photos would make it onto the "Past" section until it fills up..)

5.  Submitted photos are subject to rotation..
If another "good" photo comes along at or near the same location it could be used.

6.  Information about the photo.
I would prefer as much information as you can supply, but at a minimum your name (for credit), location and approx. date)


Photo Rules (For "Photo of the week")
The idea behind this section is to show anything unusual or odd from the area.

Good Example 1

Great Example 2 Acceptable 1 Acceptable 2
IANR Potash Clarksville, IA.. IANR Potash, Cedar Falls, IA IANR Potash, ex. CGW Yard, Waterloo
(Noted for subject and location, otherwise not great)
Railfan Assembly..
(Photo line with subject)

1:  Photo should be somewhat Eastern Iowa related, or otherwise something new.

2:  Photos must be of good quality, clear and somewhat artistic
2a:  (Or a roster shot of a new locomotive in the area).

3:  Photos must be submitted with AT LEAST 800pixel width.
If you wish to do you own cropping that is fine just keep the width above 800px/72DPI

4:  Just because you send a photo doesn't mean it will be used right away..
(Ideally it would be used the week you send it unless I have a backlog.. )

5.  Submitted photos are subject to rotation..
Weekly basis or as I update the site.

6.  Information about the photo.
I would prefer as much information as you can supply, but at a minimum your name (for credit), location and approx. date)

Legal type stuff:
-All photos will be noted with the photographer the same as they are now..
-If a photo is from your collection we will note (From the collection of:   ).
-If you want any type of watermark on the photo you need to do that yourself.
-If you send a photo I will assume that I have permission to post it on the website for as long as it's up there.
-If you find the photo on another site, (and you've only sent it to us) let me know.
-I will do my best to contact them and get it off their site.
-Photos must be gotten by legal means (or with permission)  We do not condone trespassing without permission.


How to Submit photos!

Send photos to the following address..

learmoia@hotmail.com

Be sure to start the subject line with "CSH" otherwise it goes to my trash.. Include info in the text and attach the photo..
Only photos sent to that e-mail address will be posted...

Please note.. You are NOT eligible for any compensation or store credit for submitting photos to the site.. The photos are only here for every ones enjoyment.  The railfan site is not commercially related to the hobby shop in any way.  It's purpose is to promotes Merlyn's Cedar Valley Railfan Group)
(Just wanted to make sure that was clear before anyone asked...)