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NebraskaSC Severe Weather Photography Videography ADMIN May 16, 2019
Updated May 17, 2019

Combo or Non Combo of any Capture is Permitted! There are some exceptions...
PLEASE read the group rules.


The group is for
*Clouds
*Storms
*Sunsets
*Sunrises
*We Focus on These! Not the Other

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Group Description

Clouds Storms Sunsets and Sunrises..... Need we say more????

Commenting is Encouraged but not Enforced!

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Rules:
1. Posted photos MUST BE About Clouds, Storms, Sunsets and Sunrises
2. Photo not conforming to rule #1 will be removed.
3. Original Photographer, otherwise the image(s) will be deleted from group.

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It is absolutely fine to POST N RUN here... Though all images do get put into a Que before
they are published to this site. You are NOT required to comment.

Though, we all appreciate it if you do. & If you do, would you please at least comment on someone else's photo within this group. Commenting is THE BEST WAY to communicate to anyone on Flickr. Just saying ... Cool Capture is meaningful to one that has never had a comment! Please reach out to someone on this CSSS Community's picture and you'll see what I mean!

Group Rules

Welcome to Clouds Storms Sunsets & Sunrises!!!! 2018-2019

Clouds Storms Sunsets and Sunrises is the HQ for my 70+ groups here on Flickr that I administer. These Flickr Groups Feed this Group with current content and Vice Versa. So with that being said....If you love to look at Clouds, Storms, Sunsets & Sunrises. Your in the right place. Its one of the Best on Flickr!

First and Foremost. I truly appreciate you wanting to join this group. Thousands of viewers daily love the content that comes through this Flickr Group. Its current and up to date with the current vibe of Flickr.

It has been 11 Years since I have been administering this group here on Flickr. Oh I have viewed a lot of incredible Photographers from all over our Awesome Planet Earth. Lots of them members of the Group! Close to over 100,000 submission to this group pool alone. Over 10,000,000 million views to personal Flickr site as of October 2018.

Now I'm not bragging or being egotistical either. All this success, it would have never have happened without helping others. I luv to help share your captures. I'm kind of a custodian of weather imagery here on Flickr. When I first started administer these group sites here on Flickr, there were on 4 weather related groups on Flickr back in 2008. I participated in them. Got the true feel of Flickr and started a few of my own groups. This Flickr Group being one of them.

Last few years I had this group wide open to the public where anyone could post freely. But over time, and Flickr Grew, it came to a point where certain users would flood the pools with own and not stick to topic. I became frustrated on spending all my free time on making these groups tick. Enjoyable for people to view. Some folks just did't care. Post and Run, with thousands of images that were not even content worthy of the title.

I had to make a change and the group image pool was created. I wanted to make a place were CLOUDS STORMS SUNSETS & SUNRISES were appreciated just a little be more the the other Flickr Groups... over 2018, we have quadrupled member status with over 35000 Current members to this group and growing and over 1000 submission a day. We are one of the fastest growing groups on Flickr. I think I'm doing something right.

Things are changing on Flickr.... Currently Updating for 2019...

I have implemented some new rules going forward as of December 1, 2018. If you're not a fan of RULES than this site is NOT for YOU. If you don't read these rules... more than likely I will up banning you from this and anything I administer here on Flickr. I hate doing it. But if you don't you don't read them have no right to post in this group.

There are 2 Admins for this Group. I'm the main admin. I view EVERY IMAGE. Yes I take the time to do this. I don't skip anything.

I FOLLOW THE FLICKR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES... Period.
READ THEM .... www.flickr.com/help/guidelines Your part of the community.... Most people didn't know they existed..

I"m EXTREMELY Particular about what gets added to the main CSSS Pool. IF I DENY your image, please don't take it Personally. I deal in the 1000's of images Daily.

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PLEASE VIEW this groups photostream before you join the group. I'm not saying just the first 20 images in the group pool. View the first 100-200 captures or so, so you get the true feeling for what I'm looking for here.

I hate to deny images... So please make sure you know what your submitting before you add your images.

*** 2019 Update ***

If one contentiously RE-SUBMITS an image to the group pool for Que, one that I have denied or invited into one of CSSS sub group pools. Simply YOU WILL BE Removed from the group the 1st time... You can come back in. I won't remove your images from the group pool that you have already submitted. But if you do it again... You will be Banned from this group FOREVER and anything you submitted will be banned.

Postings of ANY CONTENT other than CLOUDS STORMS SUNSETS or SUNRISES will get you AUTOMATICALLY BANNED FROM ALL OF MY FLICKR GROUPS.

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I update this when I have free time, about 2-3 Times per week.
I'm currently looking for 2 other Admins... Flickr Mail Me if Interested.

When Administering this group, I have to have a focal point on the images submitted so here they are....

#1 THE SKY IS MY MEASURING PERSPECTIVE.

I base all of my decisions on acceptance into this Group's Pool of photos. The more SKY you give me without having something block the view of a CLOUD, STORM SUNSET OR SUNRISE, the better your chance of getting to be accepted. IF by ANY means my eyes travel to something besides a CLOUD, STORM, SUNSET or SUNRISE...

I will classify this as perspective photography.
(This is MY OPINION, yours may vary)

Images then will get INVITED into one of my SUB groups here on Flickr. Or simply, I will deny your image.

*** Personal Note ***

I drive substantial traffic to my 70+ CSSS sub groups. Some of them RIVAL the amount of views that CSSS gets on a Daily Count. Don't feel that' im downgrading your photo in ANY WAY, when I invite you into a SUB CSSS Flickr group. It's actually focusing on the subject and people see to LOVE this when it happens correctly. All of my CSSS Sub groups are active with REAL people when I don't allow any type of junk in... They have prospered over 2018. Growing in 2019

Sometimes I will invite your images into several of my groups depending on specifics of the perspective of the image.

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The Group Rules:

Focus Rule #1)
If you image doesn't have a Cloud, a Storm, a Sunrise, or a Sunset

It will be denied!

Focus Rule#2)
I'm especially strict on this groups Focus Rule(s)

If your focus is on a any type of person, people, plants, animals, buildings, etc... ANYTHING THAT DRAWS my eye to it... its distracting to what I'm looking for. REMEMBER SKY is #1 Item I'm judging your picture on in this group. If NO....That image will be invited to one of my many sub groups or simply it will denied!

I'm not saying if you have any element listed above it will automatically be denied when I'm going through the group image Que. They can be part of the capture, however if your focus is on them and not a cloud, storm, sunset or sunrise....That image will be denied!

This group is not about silhouettes, reflections, landscapes, seascapes... its about the TRUE ESSENCE of a CLOUD, STORM, SUNSET or SUNRISE. (We all have our own opinion on what ANY of those are. As long as I'm admin of this group, it will stay this way)

For the best EXAMPLES of what is ALLOWED ... again please view the images in the group as examples of what is accepted

Its about Clouds Storms Sunsets and Sunrises.....
Not about the other....

So let me be a little bit more descriptive. IF YOU FOCUS ON ANYTHING beyond or before a Cloud Storm Sunset or Sunrise. its going to fall into my perspective category of them... they will be invited into on of my CSSS Sub Groups and WILL NOT BE in the CSSS main pool of images.

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1) Submission rate is up to 12 photographs per week. Each photo is placed in a moderation queue for acceptance or denial. If a photo is declined, THAT DECISION IS FINAL.

2) The final decision of whether a photo remains in the group or not is up to the Administrator. A photo may be removed from the main gallery by the Administrator even after acceptance by the moderation team. The Administrator's DECISION IS FINAL.

3) Please DO NOT re-post an image. Once an image has been accepted to the pool, don't delete it to then try and add it again so it keeps appearing on the first page. If the image is removed and the member continues this practice...They will be banned by Management.

4) Please DO NOT resubmit an image. Once an image has been denied, don't submit it again attempting to get it accepted.

5) Blocking a moderator or administrator will result in that member being banned from the group.

6) In accordance with Flickr Community Guidelines, inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

7) Violations to our group rules may result in being kicked or banned “with no warning”.

8) All members must know, understand and agree to our group rules prior to joining our group and they also must agree to all rules which could be updated at any time, without any notice.

Please Enjoy and Have as much Fun as I do viewing the submission from this group!

Additional Info

  • This group doesn't care how many other groups a photo is in
  • Members can post 12 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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