Pictures for POI Packages & POI Files

 

I have started this topic because I would like to reach out to all the photographers out there looking for something to take pictures of.

What we need is pictures like on this page: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10174 that Doc_Brown took for the site of Dairy Queen. Here is another that Doc sent in for Starbucks http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6021

Please do not use pictures that you find in google or other places. I would like pictures taken by members of the community.

So if you are planning on taking some pictures for me they need to be 200X400 pixels or less and please log in your places in this forum so that others are not duplicating your work. Make sure to check the POI Packages also to see if there is already a Picture featured.

I would like to have the company sign featured in the picture.

Send all submissions to photos@poi-factory.com
Thanks everyone,

Miss POI

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Canadian stores

I just sent in a couple of pictures I snapped yesterday, for Canadian POI files.

cantire.jpg and ctire-gas.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6153
tim_hortons.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/333
montreal_metro.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10430
petro-can.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8741

Just for the heck of it, I also included a French Canadian PFK (Poulet Frit Kentucky, aka KFC)
pfk.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11066

And one that I could not find a poi for, but I tought I'd seen one for the Desjardins Coop banks. desjardins.jpg

There's a couple others I can get, I just have to get there, so this might not be my sole contribution.

Regards,

Simon

Simon, Thanks for those

Simon,
Thanks for those pictures and for letting me know what files to attach them too. Great Job!!!

Miss POI

Controversial Photographic Subjects (Security)

Guttermouth wrote:
Gary A wrote:

As I was taking the pic of the Sun Trust Bank, the bank manager came out and asked me what I was doing and why I was taking a photo of the bank building. I had to explain and reassure her that I wasn't casing the place. I think she took down my license plate. grin

I wouldn't even have bothered to try and reassure her. I would have simply stated I was taking a photo and left it at that. It isn't any of her business anyway and you were within your legal rights to do so.

Then I would have taken a picture of her just to rile her up. wink

It is getting worse and worse in this country practicing amateur photography taking legal photos in legal locations. Photographers are getting harassed everywhere now. Take a picture of a bridge, Train station, mall, airport terminal, outside a bank, etc. and someone is bound to get all worked up about it, especially rent-a-cops.

PT

The problem is that if you "rile them up" then you need to be ready for all kinds of trouble including having to defend yourself in court. Being innocent doesn't help (much). You still have the choice between paying a fine for a trumped up charge and hiring an attorney and paying a lot of money and time to defend yourself. razz And that's if you are just written a ticket. If you get into it with a rent-a-cop or police officer, things can escalate rather quickly and you can end up not only injured but with additional FELONY charges that make the original ones insignificant. Remember that the police will always respond with overwhelming force. At that point they care less about what happens to you than to themselves.

I worked at a midwest oil refinery in a rather nasty part of town in a major city. When I came in to work one morning, a car was parked across the street and a guy had stepped out to shoot a couple of pictures. The (real) police descended on him like the wrath of God (at least 4 cars) and he lost his camera and was arrested. I found out that it was standard procedure and that all the rent-a-cops at the refinery thought it was illegal to take pictures.

I don't think it should be this way either but the reality is that if you are going to push it, you need to remain polite and avoid violating even the most petty law. Even then, I'd consult with other photographers of the subject for advice. Finally, have a good lawyer. You'll need him or her.

Oh Gary, I thought there was

Oh Gary, I thought there was another reason why...................

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re: Security (chuckle)

Some weeks ago, a TV news crew was interviewing the manager of (?) Union Station, regarding complaints that visitors had been hassled about taking pix.
No sooner had he spoken the words "Absolutely Not True!", when along comes a rent-a-cop who stuck his paw across the camera lens... Apparently, he'd never met his boss.

Yeah, things are getting out of hand.
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Lighthouse pictures

I am looking for a few lighthouse pictures to go with the lighthouse state files that I have generated. As stated by Miss POI, "I would like pictures taken by members of this community."
I am particularly interested in the following:

Port Bolivar Lighthouse, Port Bolivar,Tx
Diamond Head Lighthouse, Diamond Head,Hi
Colchester Reef Lighthouse,Burlington,Vt
Port Pontchartrain Lighthouse,New Orleans,La
Old Michigan City Light, Michigan City,In
Sand Island Lighthouse, Sand Island,Al

I will substitute any other lighthouses, but I would like them to be located in one of the states listed. Send the photos to me thru poi-factory. Your name will be listed under the photos.

Sent These In...

I just emailed these photos to Miss POI:

Olive Garden
Ritz Camera
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
Days Inn
Super 8 Motel
Dick's Sporting Goods
Automotive Museums
Scenic Railroads

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Original location pics please

I would like to feature pictures of the original location for some of our chain restaurants. We have had a suggestion from Mahoney to get a picture of the very first Sonic which is located in Stillwater, OK.

Do we have any Stillwater residents here that would be willing to submit a picture of this site for us so that we can have it linked to the POI Package page?

We could also use a team of members to research the origins of these chains to determine the locations of these original spots and turn it into a photo treasure hunt for the members in that community.

Who wants to play Miss POI's new game?

Miss POI

New game

I would like to participate in your new game.

Original location pics

Miss POI wrote:

Who wants to play Miss POI's new game?

Me! Me! (at least for the research part)

OK, let's start with A&W. from the corporate about page http://www.awrestaurants.com/about/default.htm , the first location was in Lodi, CA in 1919. There is still a location in that town at 216 E Lodi Avenue Lodi, CA 95240, which you can even see in Google street view
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=216+E+Lodi+Avenue+Lodi,+CA+9524...

But I'm not sure it is at the original location. Any one know how we could check that, public records or something?

Simon

Not Sure

tremblsi wrote:
Miss POI wrote:

Who wants to play Miss POI's new game?

Me! Me! (at least for the research part)

OK, let's start with A&W. from the corporate about page http://www.awrestaurants.com/about/default.htm , the first location was in Lodi, CA in 1919. There is still a location in that town at 216 E Lodi Avenue Lodi, CA 95240, which you can even see in Google street view
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=216+E+Lodi+Avenue+Lodi,+CA+9524...

But I'm not sure it is at the original location. Any one know how we could check that, public records or something?

Simon

I know the one in Modesto, CA is still there! Not sure about Lodi. Miss POI wants people IN these areas to take pictures.

1st locations

miss poi wrote:

I would like to feature pictures of the original location for some of our chain restaurants. We have had a suggestion from Mahoney to get a picture of the very first Sonic which is located in Stillwater, OK.

Do we have any Stillwater residents here that would be willing to submit a picture of this site for us so that we can have it linked to the POI Package page?

We could also use a team of members to research the origins of these chains to determine the locations of these original spots and turn it into a photo treasure hunt for the members in that community.

Who wants to play Miss POI's new game?

Miss POI

Miss POI, you want us to just make a list like this?

McDonalds
400 N. Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Hooters
2800 Gulf to Bay
Clearwater, Florida 33759

I think Gary might be persuaded to go get the picture of Hooters and lunch since he might be the closest down by Tampa.

Not local but.

PaulATL wrote:

Miss POI wants people IN these areas to take pictures.

I know, I know. That would have been better, but she also asked for help researching the sites, and that I can do from here in Montreal, over lunch. smile

The only one I could reasonably get is the St-Hubert on St-Hubert street. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8208

For McDonalds, if you read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mcdonalds the one in Desmoines is not the first. The first was in San Bernardino, and there is a Museum now

http://www.route-66.com/mcdonalds/

which is also visible in Google StreetView

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1398+N.+%22E...

What I am going to do is

What I am going to do is feature the locations as a link at the bottom of the page like I have done here:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11603

Here is the page where the picture is http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15766

I would like to have the contributor of the picture named along with the location information including the Longitude and Latitude coordinates. It may also be nice to have a link to news articles like the ones above.

Would it be better to have the history link on the picture page or on the POI Package front page?

Miss POI

Des Plaines, not Desmoines

tremblsi wrote:

For McDonalds, if you read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mcdonalds the one in Desmoines is not the first. The first was in San Bernardino, and there is a Museum now

I meant Des Plaines of course. (BTW, not seeing the whole thread when replying is a bit annoying when you hop on an ongoing conversation and want to comment on more than one entry. And I say only to keep Jon busy coding, so we can keep miss poi to ourselves)

Simon

Getting There...

PaulATL wrote:
miss poi wrote:

I would like to feature pictures of the original location for some of our chain restaurants. We have had a suggestion from Mahoney to get a picture of the very first Sonic which is located in Stillwater, OK.

Do we have any Stillwater residents here that would be willing to submit a picture of this site for us so that we can have it linked to the POI Package page?

We could also use a team of members to research the origins of these chains to determine the locations of these original spots and turn it into a photo treasure hunt for the members in that community.

Who wants to play Miss POI's new game?

Miss POI

Miss POI, you want us to just make a list like this?

McDonalds
400 N. Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Hooters
2800 Gulf to Bay
Clearwater, Florida 33759

I think Gary might be persuaded to go get the picture of Hooters and lunch since he might be the closest down by Tampa.

Yeah, I've had that Hooters in the back of my mind for some time now. I just need to get there. I don't go that way very often, plus, I've been battling a lot of rainy days... like right now. Not the best conditions for taking photos. Miss POI just finished posting my last batch. I'm down to a pretty short list of what I can get.

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inspired artist

Gary A wrote:

Yeah, I've had that Hooters in the back of my mind for some time now.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Photo Op

davidwynyard wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Yeah, I've had that Hooters in the back of my mind for some time now.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

...to take a photo of the building, of course!! What are you thinking?? mrgreen

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Group Picture

Gary A wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Yeah, I've had that Hooters in the back of my mind for some time now.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

...to take a photo of the building, of course!! What are you thinking?? mrgreen

Maybe you can see if a couple employees will stand outside the building for the picture too! After all, what's a business without employees grin

You Mean Kitchen Help?

PaulATL wrote:

Maybe you can see if a couple employees will stand outside the building for the picture too! After all, what's a business without employees grin

Always thinkin' aren't ya

How come you didn't suggest employees when I took the McDonalds photo, or the Wendy's photo? laugh out loud

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Arsenio Hall

Gary A wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Yeah, I've had that Hooters in the back of my mind for some time now.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

...to take a photo of the building, of course!! What are you thinking?? mrgreen

Dear Gary,

I was/am thinking of the Arsenio Hall Show and his regular bit where he would talk about: "Things that make you say 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm'". (I think he may have said "Things that make you go 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm'" but I have never approved that use of the verb "go".)

I, of course, also inferred that the artist was dutifully inspired in his work.

david

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Yeah, Right, Sure!

davidwynyard wrote:

Dear Gary,

I was/am thinking of the Arsenio Hall Show and his regular bit where he would talk about: "Things that make you say 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm'". (I think he may have said "Things that make you go 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm'" but I have never approved that use of the verb "go".)

I, of course, also inferred that the artist was dutifully inspired in his work.

david

Dear David,

How long did it take you to come up with that, um, "story" and were you able to keep a straight face while you were typing?

Regards,
Gary A wink

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our patronne

Gary A wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

Dear Gary,

I was/am thinking of the Arsenio Hall Show and his regular bit where he would talk about: "Things that make you say 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm'". (I think he may have said "Things that make you go 'Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm'" but I have never approved that use of the verb "go".)

I, of course, also inferred that the artist was dutifully inspired in his work.

david

Dear David,

How long did it take you to come up with that, um, "story" and were you able to keep a straight face while you were typing?

Regards,
Gary A wink

Dear Gary,

It took me no time at all as it is the unvarnished truth. I, of course, neglected to mention the joy of serving our patronne, Miss POI.

david

P.S. I always smile while I am typing.

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Is It Something With The Name David?

Dear David,

Since I've never watched the Arsenio Hall Show, I'll have to take your reference at face value.

One of my best friends is named David and his sense of humor is very much like yours. You two could probably generate some very interesting email volleys.

When I get to Hooters, I'll do my best to get dutifully inspired... strictly in support of Miss POI and the POI Factory website, of course. Its a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

Sincerely,
Gary A

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the workers shall emulate you.

Gary A wrote:

Dear David,

Since I've never watched the Arsenio Hall Show, I'll have to take your reference at face value.

One of my best friends is named David and his sense of humor is very much like yours. You two could probably generate some very interesting email volleys.

When I get to Hooters, I'll do my best to get dutifully inspired... strictly in support of Miss POI and the POI Factory website, of course. Its a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

Sincerely,
Gary A

Dear Gary,

Your dedication to duty is inspirational and serves as an example to all the workers here at the Factory. You are being recommended for the Order of Lenin for your service to the state.

david, Commissar of the Art-Form Police

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Rain

Dear Commissar,

Thank you for the distinguished recommendation. However, there will be no photos today. Its raining again.

With deep gratitude,
Gary A

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tovarich in the sun tomorrow

Gary A wrote:

Dear Commissar,

Thank you for the distinguished recommendation. However, there will be no photos today. Its raining again.

With deep gratitude,
Gary A

Dear Comrade Gary,

You are most welcome although you are, of course, entirely deserving.

I am on holiday in western NYS, where it is also raining. I am trying to plan a sunny visit to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. I hope to be taking pictures with my old technology, my Nikon F3, which I have had since the early 1980s. One of my brothers calls it "The Tank".

May the sun shine on us all, tovarich.

david

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Steak & Ale

Guess I'll scratch Steak & Ale off my list of photos still needed.

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Thread protocol

rpm4 wrote:

Why the need for pics? Just curious.

Dear RPM,

Each thread begins with a message defining the subject/purpose of said thread. Sometimes we stray in deference to Hermes and Loki.

david

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Metro pages pics needed

We have a few Metro Pages that are missing pictures because I am not able to find any that I like with my sources.

So I am turning to you members of these cities for assistance.

The areas that we are missing are listed below, Please let me know if you can get me a picture that represents this area.

I usually do city skylines.

Baton Rouge, LA
Cleveland, OH
Corpus Christi, TX
Denver, CO
Orange County, CA
San Antonio, TX

Thanks,

Miss POI

Copyright images not useable

This is just another friendly reminder that these pictures need to be taken by you or found on a stock photography site like stock.xchang http://www.sxc.hu/ so that we don't have issues with copyright infringement.

Please stay away from Google images and other sites that may have copyright protection from individuals.

Miss POI

Canadian Tire Gas Bar

Miss POI,

A POI page was recently added for Canadian Tire Gas Bar.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16241

Because you had nowhere to put it, I don't know if you kept the picture I sent you last July, so just in case, I just e-mailed it back to you.

Simon

Miss POI, I saw the picture

Miss POI, I saw the picture for the Canadian Tire gas bar, that was fast thank you.

Now I just realized that it was not a really nice day when I took that picture, so I went out on bicycle this afternoon and retook some for:

Canadian Tire.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6153
ctire-gas2.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16241

And while I was out, I took a few extra pictures smile, that I just sent to you.

caseys.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9083
Couche-Tard gas.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6838
winners.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6159
dumoulin.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11213
Bouclair.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10324
marche metro.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16218
TD Canada Trust.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5151
Brick.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11385
La source.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11214
CIBC.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6390
reno depot.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9526
mec.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8948
SAQ selection.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7107
cora.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6271
futureshop.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4542
scotia.jpg http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2096
sony style.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16931
bnc.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9942
shell-canada.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9621
MTL-Church.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7419
ultramar.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14873
esso.jpg for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13416
AnW.JPG for http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13980

Also, Staples (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12352) in Quebec are called "Bureau en gros". I have a picture but there's no POI for them, let me know if you want it.

In total, I took 100 pictures this afternoon, but all the others have no POI files. I'll keep them for future use. Who knows, I might even prepare the files myself.

Let me know if you don't get all 25 files,

Regards

Simon

Great Job!!!!

Wow, that is enough to keep me busy for a while. I usually spend Monday and Tuesday doing research for the Wednesday update for the Red light camera file.

I will see about getting these up as soon as my research is done.

Miss POI

I saw that you've posted all

I saw that you've posted all my pictures. That's great.

I also saw that you gave me a contributor's badge, that's super cool cool, thanks! smile

Simon

yup

tremblsi wrote:

I saw that you've posted all my pictures. That's great.

I also saw that you gave me a contributor's badge, that's super cool cool, thanks! smile

Simon

Just you wait and see what I am going to do to you on Monday;)

Miss POI

Poor Guy

miss poi wrote:
tremblsi wrote:

I saw that you've posted all my pictures. That's great.

I also saw that you gave me a contributor's badge, that's super cool cool, thanks! smile

Simon

Just you wait and see what I am going to do to you on Monday;)

Miss POI

tremblsi, you can run, but you can't hide! shock

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OH OH

Get ready to duck.smile

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davidwynyard

I got some updates for your Hess poi, I tried to email you thru your contact on the site but it got bounced back to me, Email me and i will send the update to you .

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It's a farm, not a factory!

adcusnret wrote:

Get ready to duck.smile

I tried to duck, but I got a COW! http://www.poi-factory.com/node/17061

That was a lame joke, but I'll milk it as much as I can.

Thanks for the honor Miss POI, I'm really flattered and I wasn't expecting it (until you threatened me, that is). It's great when you contribute and it's appreciated.

As for the inventory of pictures I have, I know you probably don't want to manage the pictures themselves unless you have a place to put them so, do you want me to post the list here or pm it to you?

Simon

Simon, Go ahead and send

Simon, Go ahead and send them to me in a zip file through email.

Miss POI

keep...

Keep up the great work you guys....

Learned something

Gary A wrote:

Did you read Miss POI's opening post for this topic (Ctrl-Home)? She asked for them. To go on POI Factory web pages like here - http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12848

Until I read your comments, I never knew about the HOME key on my laptop. And now I know how to go back to the beginning of the node with
CTRL + HOME.

Fine fine fine. Thanks. cool

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Other pics

miss poi wrote:

Simon, Go ahead and send them to me in a zip file through email.

Miss POI

Hi Miss POI,

I have not forgotten you for the pictures. I did not get around to cropping and giving meaningful names to each of them.

Next week-end should be quieter and I should be able to do that for you.

Simon

no problem

tremblsi wrote:
miss poi wrote:

Simon, Go ahead and send them to me in a zip file through email.

Miss POI

Hi Miss POI,

I have not forgotten you for the pictures. I did not get around to cropping and giving meaningful names to each of them.

Next week-end should be quieter and I should be able to do that for you.

Simon

Simon, Not a problem at all, this is a fun hobby. One should not feel that there are deadlines and stress here;)

Miss POI

a few more

I just sent the following photos to Miss POI:

O'Reilly Auto Parts
Kroger Stores
Tractor Supply Company

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Orlando Project...............

Does anyone so happen to have a picture to be used for my Orlando Attractions project?

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Sent 2

I just sent 2 more project photos to Miss POI:

Crispers Restaurants
Up The Creek Restaurants

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Checker's

Just sent Miss POI a project photo for the Checker's Drive-in file.

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A Few More

I just emailed Miss POI the following project photos:

Sports Authority
Smokey Bones Restaurant
Pottery Barn
BP Gas Station
BJ's Restaurant

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