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Autumn photos of your gauge for potential “2016 and beyond CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Calendars” . . . Keep shooting!

Just because the 2015 CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Calendar is now on sale (see below) doesn’t mean that you should put your camera away. As we look ahead to 2016 and beyond, we are in need of a good selection of autumn shots of your gauges to choose from. We are looking for artistic close-ups of your gauge in natural autumnal settings (colored leaves if possible), such as beach-coastal backgrounds, farm backgrounds, mountain backgrounds, lake and pond backgrounds, interesting cloud backgrounds, animals near the gauge, close-ups of droplets on the gauge, etc. All natural photos (no photo shopping please).

These artistic photos should be high-resolution (greater than 1MB and jpeg format). Too many great shots were of low resolution, which we could not use this year. The photos should be of "the gauge" only and should not include people in them. Close-up shots of the gauge are best. Also make sure that they are well lit . . . better in sunlight than in a shadow. They can be creative. You may email in more than one set of photos. We will archive your shots and put them into the pool for our next calendar. We’ll let you know if your photo is chosen.

Please e-mail your photos to Henry Reges at: with the words “Autumn Rain Gauge Photos” in the subject line. Please include the name of the photographer for credit purposes, as well as the location - city, state - of the gauge (ex- Sam Johnson: Fryeburg, ME). Finally be sure to include in the text of your message that “I give CoCoRaHS permission to publish the photo and use it for other possible CoCoRaHS promotions".

Don’t forget to keep your camera handy and continue shooting throughout the year! Our volunteers take some amazing shots! One last thing, if you are so inclined, order your 2015 calendar today. Thanks . . . the CoCoRaHS headquarters team

2015 CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Calendars now on sale! Order one today

The long awaited 2015 CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge calendars are now on sale! We hope that you will consider purchasing one today. Our artistic, bookstore quality calendar features over fifty photos by fellow precipitation observers displaying their gauges in a variety of settings. It truly is a work of art that you won’t find anywhere else. Click here for a closer look: VIEW THE CALENDAR

The last time we offered our calendar in 2011 an observer wrote: “"Thank you so much for the CoCoRaHS calendar. It arrived well packed. It is superb! Better than I expected. The company you all chose to print this up did a fabulous job. I know that once my family sees it, they will all want a copy!" Believe it or not, the 2015 version is our best yet!

The calendars sell at a reasonable price with a portion of each purchase going toward the CoCoRaHS Network. Just click on the banner at the top of the page or click ORDER A CALENDAR to place your order today. We hope you’ll enjoy the calendar throughout the year ahead.

Thanks for supporting the CoCoRaHS Network!


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