View Full Version : October 08 SHIII Unedited Screenshot Comp... *Winner Announced*

10-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Taken some decent screenshots? Let's see them then!... But - Are they good enough to win? You won't know unless you enter them!

The screenshot comp started with SH3 over 2 years ago, now incorporates SH4 and is still going - and growing! It's the only Silent Hunter screenshot comp officially supported by Ubisoft. There are separate entry threads for unedited and edited categories.

Why should I?

Don't you want to be a winner? Every winner receives the coveted certificate "” printed on specially finished paper to recreate that authentic 'yesteryear' look and posted in a hard backed envelope to wherever they live in the world!



Post your entries 1st to 16th of each month "” then 17th to end of month the same thread changes for voting.

What else?

- Max 4 entries.
- No dials. Press ˜Del' / ˜.' on your number pad to remove dials before you take your screenshot. Press this key again to replace dials.
- Be sure you are posting in the correct comp"”unedited comp for standard shots, edited comp for those you have made changes to after taking it.
- 800x600 max size, widescreen users ensure max width of 1024 pixels.

Then what?

Wait for the 17th when voting starts and see how you get on! Anyone can vote, even if you didn't enter. Cast two votes:

1st vote awards 3 points
2nd vote awards 1 point

No voting for yourself (!) Please state who and for which screenshot you are voting for as it helps me compile the scores more quickly - i.e.

3 points: Goose Green and ˜Trawler Ablaze'
1 point: Mariuszj and ˜Torpedo Away!'

Questions? PM me or post them here

Winners for the month of September were.

1st place - The Cold North Sea by VikingGrandad


2nd place - Big Brother by Keilhauler1961


10-03-2008, 09:11 AM
First screenshot comp. Go easy.

"Looking on"
"Chain reaction"
"Sunrise cruise"
"Final moments"

10-07-2008, 01:17 AM
I have been too long away.
Patrols, Dry dock and orders ashore have conspired, but, again I am delivered among my fellows.
Here are a few for your consideration.
Viking Grandad, I was looking at your post (winner) above and I must say you truly captured the power and majesty of the moment. A shot to be proud of and one I'll save!
Here we go:

I call this one Coup de gras for obvious reasons. Any good submariner knows that enemy Battleships need to undergo the conversion process to really reach their true potential!


This is "Folding freighter on a mill pond sea". Good work gun crew!


My next is "Silent Hunter" which I thought was a most unusual and novel name! Hey, if the shoe fits ...


There is another side to our glorious effort, but it is the hard and filthy part, the work we depend on to bring us back home alive. So I give you "Yard Birds"


May you always be under the depth bombs, may your snorkle never be seen! May your rivets keep hold, your bread never mold, and your crew bring you home still alive!
Look now to your depth settings sailor, look now to your bearing and range, watch your depth, watch your trim or you never will win, loose them now and reload us again!
A little sub sailors poem for you by me!

10-09-2008, 06:56 AM
Setting Sail

Attack Run

K Gun

10-09-2008, 01:24 PM
Two from me, I'll add another two later...


'Down Periscope!'

'Not Good'

10-10-2008, 08:50 AM
and as usual some from my side

Wolfpack of 17th flotilla in action
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2051/wolfpackqu1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6620/capturedfg3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Is it New Your statue ?
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4741/statuawp6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
too late BB
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6831/bbzv2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

10-11-2008, 09:33 AM

You don't see me!


Divine Support

10-12-2008, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by bfogel:
Viking Grandad, I was looking at your post (winner) above and I must say you truly captured the power and majesty of the moment. A shot to be proud of and one I'll save!

Thank you bfogel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I can send you the full size version if you'd like it (makes a nice desktop, even if I do say so myself! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

Originally posted by bfogel:
May you always be under the depth bombs, may your snorkle never be seen! May your rivets keep hold, your bread never mold, and your crew bring you home still alive!
Look now to your depth settings sailor, look now to your bearing and range, watch your depth, watch your trim or you never will win, loose them now and reload us again!
A little sub sailors poem for you by me!

That's really good! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Got a title for it?

Here's my entries for this month:


"Torpedo treffe!"

Job done

Breathe II

10-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Strewth, VG.

You are really good at this ... Your sig is also stunning.

I have a couple of daubs I might enter. Just have to go through your advice on posting pics on the rules thread.

10-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Ok ... first screenshot cometition entry also. Be as rough as you like. I usually have to pay through the nose for that sort of thing.

Now ... let's see if I've got this photobucket wotsit working right ...

U-53 Black Star


Wounded Prey




Same to you too, Churchill ...


Fingers crossed ...

All taken using SH3's own screenshot feature. Stock SH3 with all the graphical whizzbangery my ageing X1900 XTX can throw at it.

10-14-2008, 09:49 PM
Ok, here are mine:


We've been spotted, Sir!!!

You can't stop us now!

10-15-2008, 01:07 PM
Wolfshead1972, thank you for your kind words http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And good to see you entering the comp - nice shots! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-17-2008, 01:20 PM
Time to vote!!

Remember, you have 2 votes to use - the 1st awards 3 points, the 2nd awards 1 point. Voting closes end of the month.

Good luck! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-17-2008, 01:41 PM
3 Points - VikingGrandad - "Torpedo treffer!"

1 Point - Realjambo - "Unseen"

Good luck !

10-17-2008, 03:33 PM
This is the first time I vote in SH3 community http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ... bad bad bad PB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif Been a SH4 player and not owning SH3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Anyway, I wonder why SH4 doesn't have the light ray like in SH3? and I should say the black smoke in SH3 is better than SH4 (i.e. VikingGrandad's "Job Done"). Are there mods for these? cuz they're so bloody awesome and in certain angle give excellent sense of action.

Ok enough of getting stunned too long, now the voting ...

VikingGrandad your "Torpedo Treffe" gets 3 points, it is just AWESOME !!!!! Excellent light in this grey weather and blend with excellent torpedoe's hit also with the rough sea environment. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

If you don't mind please PM me the full size of this one so I can have it for my PC's backdrop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

1 point goes to "Too Late BB" very cool rough sea and again blend with the excellent light ray. The sea foam really spreads widely and love this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

If you don't mind please PM me the full size of your August screenshot "Periscope Spotted". It looks very powerful. For the same reason I just love to display powerful screenshots for my PC's backdrop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

10-18-2008, 06:43 AM
Thank you PB. High praise indeed! PM sent as requested http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I must add that all I did was take the picture though - SH3, GWX and OLCE2 did all the hard work!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My votes:

1. bfogel - "Silent Hunter" - very balanced composition that draws your eye into the shot

2. mariuszj1939 - "Captured" - great lighting!

10-18-2008, 10:02 AM
3 points for VG's "Torpedo Treffe!"

1 point for RJ's "Unseen"

Well done everyone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Hey all!
VG, glad you liked the poem, it just spilled out in a couple of minutes and I never even considered a name .... how about "Submariners Prayer". Maybe I'll add some onto it!
Do PM me the full size file as I'm already using the posted one for a desktop!
Well, good work by all for this month and great to see the good selection for this month! Welcome to new Captains and Crew!
I like Mittelwaechter's "You don't see me" for this months 3 point pick as I think it conjures up a Halloween feeling where this fearless boat gives a glimpse of terror soon to come to this persistent pursuer. The ghostly tower art and the stitched machine gun battle scars seem to show perhaps a ghost boat that cannot be killed again, so fearless and threatening are free for this crew.
For second pick and 1 point, I'm throwing the ring to gadflyjs "We've been spotted". This is the u boat firmly hitting it's design parameters of commerce raiding. There is no desperate hurry to dive, the convoy isn't going anywhere, anytime soon! Perhaps this "sighting" was planned to turn the convoy and give other boats on the other side that great angle on the bow they need to break up the enemy supply run.
Some other great stuff out there, and as usual, tough choices! Later folks!

10-18-2008, 03:32 PM
Hmmmm ... so many good shots and only two votes ... I like a lot of these, so picking 'aint easy.

I'm going to have to go with

3 points for VG and "Torpedo Treffe." I feel a sense of elation with this one as if the shot had been mine. It encapsulates that air-punching "YYEEESSS!!!" moment perfectly. Looks mighty purdy, too ...

1 point for RJ and "Unseen" - I love the composition of this and it stands out as very different from all of the others.

Special mention has to go Mariusj and "Is it new, your statue" which made me howl with laughter.

Seems like I'm going to have to up my game somewhat .... Great entries, all!

10-18-2008, 03:42 PM
Thank you for the vote Wolfshead!

I'll take this opportunity to slip in the prizes for the November's Comp for SH3 entries. They were intended for this comp but let's not worry about that.

Seems like I'm going to have to up my game somewhat

Just be sure to enter, you have to be in it to win it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


10-19-2008, 06:33 PM
There are some great screenshots over here on the Atlantic side, the choices are very hard to make.

For 3 points

Torpedo Treffe by VikingGrandad. Awesome shot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

For 1 point

Captured by mariusz1939. Like the colors. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

My honorable mention

The U-Boat Peril by RJ. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

10-20-2008, 01:19 AM
3 points for VikingGrandad "Torpedo Treffe!"

1 point for Realjambo "Unseen"

Well done !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-20-2008, 07:26 AM
We seem to be agreed this month:

3 points for VikingGrandad - "Torpedo Treffe!"

1 point for Realjambo - "Unseen"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif Great shots gentlemen!

10-20-2008, 02:16 PM
Thank you for my votes so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hard to choose, but I'll go with

3 points to 'Same to you, Churchill' by Wolfshead1972 - a clever reference there!

1 point to 'Torpedo Treffe' by VG - That new rig of yours is paying off, VG! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-25-2008, 05:46 PM
3 points - mariuszj1939 - too late BB
1 point - VG's - "Torpedo treffe!"

10-28-2008, 03:29 AM
3 points Mariuszj1939 "Is it New your statue"
1 point Realjambo "Not Good"


10-28-2008, 12:47 PM
3 points Setting Sail

1 point Down Periscope

Another high quality set of entries http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/thumbsup.gif

10-30-2008, 04:00 PM
These are all great shots, hard to choose but here goes.

3 points "Is it new your statue?"

1 point "You don't see me."

10-31-2008, 09:03 PM
There are many that I like also.

3 points Viking Granddad "Topedo Treffe!"

1 point Realjambo Unseen

11-01-2008, 04:46 AM
*** Winners Announcement ***

Fantastic entries everyone, and good to see some new faces here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Well, Viking Grandad has pulled of two wins in two months! With 26 points for 'Torpedo Treffe' he is rightly deserved winner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Second place was, if my sums are correct... ME! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif with 6 points for 'Unseen' Thank you for those votes!

Now... Are we going to let VG get away with that? Of course not! See you next month!

'Torpedo Treffe'


11-01-2008, 04:54 AM
Congratulations on your superb...and run away win http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

11-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Congratulations VG http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/thumbsup.gif

11-01-2008, 05:14 PM
Congrats, VG. A well deserved victory.

11-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Thank you everyone! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

After entering this comp almost continuously since the beginning, and winning just once before, I can't believe I've now won twice in a row!!

Congratulations to you too RJ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Good to see plenty of voters too.

11-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Heeeyyyy .. congratulations VG !!!! you really deserve the winning points for your excellent screenshot.

Also ... congratulations RJ for your nice screenshot !!!

Well done guys !!

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11-02-2008, 05:24 AM
A well deserved winner! My congratulations VG for this great entry! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

And congrats to the second winner too. Well done RJ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

11-02-2008, 11:34 AM
Well Done All!
VG, hard to believe that you only won once before as I always thought that you had great stuff!
RJ, well, whats to say... always consistent quality.
And in typical Chicago Cubs Basaball fashion, "Just you wait till next month!!!"
Remember the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10th 33 years ago!

11-02-2008, 05:17 PM
Heartfelt congratulations to VG and RJ - both deserve their placings in my book.

And to all the other entrants a definite "keep at it, chaps" - there were some other stunners in there too.