Every day I blog On occasion, I'll try to select a Cyclelicious Feature Photo. This photo will remain at the top of the page until the next Feature Photo is selected at least the end of the day.
I browse through Flickr for most of my material. If you'd like to be sure I see your image, upload it to Flickr and give it the tag "cyclelicious."
Here are some tips to improve the chances of your photo being selected --
The photo should be technically good: In focus; good contrast, lighting and color; good optics on the camera.
I really like shallow depth-of-field. Make sure your subject stands out.
Tight cropping. Cut out all the extraneous junk. A wide angle of a beautiful mountain scene with a tiny biker on a tiny trail probably won't make the cut.
A descriptive caption. Please tell me who, what, when, where, how and why. If the photo is from a race, for example, tell me who won and/or link to a blog entry or news article about the event.
Action is better than static. I'm not interested in bike porn. People are better than just-bikes. Your bike leaning on a parking meter is boring.
It should still look decent at 240 pixels across. I'll link to your larger photo.
A 240 pixel wide image should be available for me to hot link from somewhere such as flickr.com.
Please give your photo a short but descriptive title. "DSC14520" is not a descriptive title.
It doesn't have to be a pure photo. Heavily edited photos and other image artwork will also be considered.
The image must be yours. Please don't dump Nike Ads into the photostream.
There's no need to resubmit a photo to the stream. If I see a photo I like but can't post it immediately, it gets clipped and put into a queue of pending photos.