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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

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Posted:maybe not quite the right area for this but one of the mods will over-rule the stoopid admin guy if necessary!

I haven't seen any talk about the calendar competion we launched last week so maybe it has been missed? or there's no interest frown
Anyway, we figured it would appeal to all those spinners that for whatever reason can't put together a COL video so I hope we were right!

Are people planning those winning shots yet? or are you waiting for the details/upload page to appear?

PAW 1 http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/photo_calendar.php

cheers
George


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Yakumo
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Posted:yeah, but anyone can tell from your Yangshuo photos it's not just someone's random back garden wink and could probably find other photo's online to back up the location stated if there was any cause for doubt.

people are still adding non conforming pictures left right and centre, it's the thumbnail sized ones, with no visible location that really make me giggle, sooo useful for a calendar.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:hmmm.. I'm having some problems uploading my picture. When I try to upload it it comes out as 80 per cent grey: any advice?



edit: got it sorted - just had to change the file name and reupload it

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Yakumo
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Posted:cool, maybe that will help chris_natt out with his entry too (and it's ocean not ocian too chris).

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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

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Posted: Written by: Antti_Everything


I think the competition organizers should do a bit more than gently reminding people of the guidelines. There's a lot of good fire photography submitted. But not many of them fill the "criteria". And what's the point of being able to vote for photos that atleast shouldn't end up in the calendar...?



I agree. So many photos are 'just' of fire & the background could be from anywhere - some are fantastic, but I would not evern consider them for a "poi around the WORLD" calendar...

Perhaps just delete the photos (with maybe a friendly reminder PM) that obviously have no place in a world calendar, and let everyone vote on their favourite pics like originally planned?

I also agree many people looking through pictures which have no relevance to the competition will get bored & miss out on pictures worth seeing...


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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

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Posted:Ok all - you have spoken!! You might have already noticed...
We discussed this today and agreed that we should "intervene" more than I had. So, the photo's that were "fire spinning only" with no visible "around the world" component have been removed and an e-mail sent to the submitters.

Lazy Angel, your fire one I left there although it's "marginal", you can see a pagoda.
Antti, the backstage one I did remove even though it was a nice shot in it's own right.

I guess there are a few other "marginal" ones there still too, but they are sufficiently not your average back-yard scenery that I let them stand.

thanks for the feedback.


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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Antti_Everything
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Posted:Thank you for deleting my picture and others. (However it went well with the name of the competition since nobody goes around the world like the Cirque... wink) The remaining selection of pics looks good.

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LazyAngel
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Posted:thanks George! I wouldn't have moaned if you'd taken it out, that was the one I was getting at with the whole 'recognisable by someone who's been there' thing earlier.

Soo much happier now, Ta!


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Yakumo
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Posted:I'm pretty much cool with anything as long as there is actually a background scenery that's a place, not necessarily recognisable specifically by us as X country, my geography, geology and knowledge of international flora and fauna is terrible wink ,just not simply someone's back yard (unless they live somewhere spectacular anyway (china, egypt, japan, etc))

Some of the mexico and barbados photo's for example I think are lush, but not specific places, or recognisable landmarks but very easily recognisable as somewhere beautiful, and out of the ordinary for most people.

It was just the ones with no visible background what so ever that annoyed me. Otherwise anything should be left for judgement, George and the HoP management are judges and should remove anything they legitimately feel unworthy by any of the stated rules without qualms, that is what the rules are there for after all.

Anyway, I'm not a judge this is just my opinion smile


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Richee
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Posted:I have entered.

bump,

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Posted:YAY it's over! Can't wait for the results!!

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

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Posted:Results of the voting can be seen here clap clap clap clap

As we put the calendar together we may use some of our favourites in addition to the top 12.

Thanks to all who entered and also to all who voted.
George


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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Gnor
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Posted:Whhooohhoooooo so excited for Jed and Hana...... wink

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Mr_Jedly
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Posted:YaY!

so happy.

some really good pictures in there.
thx everyone for voting!


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pineapple pete
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Posted:clap congrats everyone.. some really beautiful photos there smile



hug kiss


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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LazyAngel
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Posted:congratulations to the winners! clap

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

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Posted:Ooh eek

A very big thank you for the votes hug to my model Yakumo wink to *Hyperlight for providing him with the obvious to play with weavesmiley and congratulations to all the other winners as well clap



 Written by: georgemc



As we put the calendar together we may use some of our favourites in addition to the top 12.







This is personally my favourite photograph of them all as it really shows the spirit of sharing "Poi Around The World" cool

The look on the kid's face says it all and I love the tiny dog biggrin so I do hope it's included smile


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Durbs
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Posted:Woot biggrin

Cool - congrats to the other winners and thanks for voting biggrin


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Point_Blank
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Posted:Whoop whoop, thanks to all who voted and big ups to all those who entered

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Gnor
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Gnor

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Posted: Written by: Durbs


Woot biggrin

Cool - congrats to the other winners and thanks for voting biggrin



np wink

Well done all of you.


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Yakumo
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Posted:eek

we won... :oO redface

grouphug thank yoou

congrats to all the winners smile Durbs I told you ages ago I thought that photo of you was amazing smile

I do think that Fiji pic is absolutely incredible too, I hope it's been entered into the why spin comp!


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Hana4
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Posted:Yes, yes big thank-yous to all who voted hug

I'm going to get a drum with my winnings biggrin SO excited!!!! bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce


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_Clare_
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Posted:Woohoo indeed smile



Mucho congrats to Spanner and Yakumo and Jon for their beautiful pic... and for everyone else who got in smile



(har har har to Durbs, who came sixth biggrin)



Just one comment (actually, two)...



First of all... slap on the wrist for the proofer who missed the printer error with my pic - there was actually a pic of me swinging fire to the right of the Custom House Building! Lol, it's kindof funny, I just had to explain it to loads of relatives (yep, they got calendars for Christmas... rolleyes)



But, that's not taking away from a really lovely calendar... and fair play HoP, for a great competition idea.



However... next year... PLEASE have the photographers name, and the fire spinners name, on the month itself! Few people will go to the effort of checking the back page for all that info, and I really wanted Rob's (my photographer) name to be up there, alongside his pic.



Hmm. Oh well.



Thanks again anyways... best wishes



xx

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newgabe
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Posted:Enjoying having the calendar in my kitchen> just realised that's not Dubai.

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Spanner
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Posted:biggrin biggrin

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
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Posted:Hey is there a calendar for 2009 on the way???
I love my HoP calendar!


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newgabe
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what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
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Posted:Apparently not no

I'll have to buy the other sort of flowers and landscapes calendar this year then.


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