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Postby gstark on Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:05 pm

It's all about to explode.

Bookings for the Sydney Christmas dinner have now closed, and if you've booked, then we look forward to seeing you in town next Saturday night.

While I remember, I'm expecting.

A package with some goodies, that is. From our good friend Poon, of course.

Entries for the White on White challenge have also closed, and your erstwhile judges have started reviewing the entries. We have 18 entries in total, and they're (as always) of an excellent standard.

PotY gallery is in the process of being populated, voting will open for this no later than Monday, I would hope.

Winners will be announced at the Sydney Christmas dinner, bookings for which have now closed. If you've booked, then we look forward to seeing you in town next Saturday night.

And yes, we're going round in circles.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:13 pm

Just wondering gallery, if the entries will be posted for the rest of us to look at, or only after the judging process has been completed ?
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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:26 pm

I am at present judging the entries and I must say that there is an excellent range of images - this will be hard to judge.
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Postby the foto fanatic on Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:25 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:Just wondering gallery, if the entries will be posted for the rest of us to look at, or only after the judging process has been completed ?


I agree with Craig - is there any reason that the entries cannot be seen prior to the envelope being opened at the dinner? They do it for the Archibald. :D
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Postby gstark on Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:36 pm

Craig,

Probably Monday.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:46 pm

Excellent, Thanks Gary! :)
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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:29 pm

I would suggest that they not be posted until the judges have decided on a winner(s).

If they are posted prior to a winner(s) being judged then there should be no comments made (post the pics and lock the thread)
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Postby Matt. K on Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:48 pm

Or lock the judges up! In the Hyat, waterside, all expenses paid! :D
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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:38 pm

Matt. K wrote:Or lock the judges up! In the Hyat, waterside, all expenses paid! :D


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Postby Killakoala on Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:45 am

Good luck to all the entrants. May the best image win. Good luck to the judges too. Better you than me.

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Postby Pa on Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:55 am

eat well, drink well...very good advice Steve....I'll try and do as you say.
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Postby stubbsy on Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:33 pm

When the results are announced will the judges be making any comments on their decisions? I'd be interested, for example, on where I failed so badly I came last :roll:
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Postby Matt. K on Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:23 pm

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Was your shot the white knitting needle against the white ankle plaster cast? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby stubbsy on Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:45 pm

Matt. K wrote:Peter
Was your shot the white knitting needle against the white ankle plaster cast? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Actually the cast on my broken leg was fluoro green! The WB was a bitch to make it come out white :lol:
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Postby Steffen on Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:13 pm

sirhc55 wrote:I would suggest that they not be posted until the judges have decided on a winner(s).


I agree, no pictures should been shown until the judges' decision is final.

After that they should be posted and we could even have a simple forum poll for a "people's choice award" or something... ;)

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Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:06 am

Matt. K wrote:Or lock the judges up! In the Hyat, waterside, all expenses paid! :D


Surely the Intercontinental would be more appropriate, with a suitable fence to keep undesirables (meaning the public) out?
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Postby Manta on Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:21 pm

gstark wrote:Craig,

Probably Monday.


Any news on this yet Gary?
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Postby gstark on Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:42 am

Alpha_7 wrote:Just wondering gallery, if the entries will be posted for the rest of us to look at, or only after the judging process has been completed ?


Judging has now been completed, and we have our winners.

The envelope will not, however, be opened till Saturday night.

In the interim, you will find the gallery of entries here.. I will, probably in the afternoon, go through and add photographers' details to the images.

As the judging has finished, you are free to comment on the images.

Judges' comments will be added after Saturday night's dinner.

Thank you all for your participation.
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Postby the foto fanatic on Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:34 am

Man! There are some wonderful images here, and the judges deserve their fees for determining the winner.

I'll give my opinion for free though. :D

I think "swanlake02" is outstanding and full kudos to whoever made that image.

Thanks to Gary and the judges for doing this great job and congrats to all entrants for their excellent work.
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Postby radar on Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:38 am

Thanks for putting up the gallery Gary. There are some great photos there, well done everybody, great effort.

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Postby Alpha_7 on Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:16 am

As Trevor said there are some great images, and a interesting mix of interpretations. I don't envy the judges having to pick winners from that list.
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Postby Big Red on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:04 pm

some really great pics in that lot 8)
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Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:44 am

Agree with comments - it would have been very hard to judge.
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Postby Yi-P on Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:19 pm

Hi Everyone,

Those who are in the Eneloop bulk deal, I will take the batteries to the dinner for pick up...
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