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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:06 am 
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Yes it's that time of the year again, it's the

2012 ADVENTURE / TANDEM ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

So you think you have seen it all before ? Well think again. In 2010 we had a Photographic Competition that was really well populated and viewed. The real aim of the competition is to show off your part of the world and give other forum members some insite as to where you sail. You don't have to be a photographic genius for this comp. Sometimes, out of 100 or so shots, there is 1 that stands out as something special. That shot is the shot that could win you this competition. And, I have it on very good authority, that the prize this year has doubled.


2012 RULES

1. No PhotoShop. Photo is to be the real deal.
2. A limit of 3 photo entries per member.
3. Some part of your AI or TI must be visible in the photo.
4. Photo must be taken in 2012.
5. Entries close at the end of the year sometime.
6. Entries must have a Title.
7. Judging will be done at the end of the year by all forum members.

Good luck everybody.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:11 am 
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can the TI be in the competition too?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:38 am 
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Photo has to be from 2012? How long do we have, because its a little chilly in a lot of places at the moment :D ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm 
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All year rusty. The rule that the photo has to be taken in 2012 works on the honour system :wink: :wink: ( rules are made to be massaged a little ). We love the honour system here in Australia. Our country was built by a very honest bunch of convicts.

Icicles hanging from the Akas tend to make the best photos anyway. Check out syros's photo on page 3. viewtopic.php?f=71&t=19685&hilit=annual+photo

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:16 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
/i] We love the honour system here in Australia. Our country was built by a very honest bunch of convicts.


so i hear.. my wife's sister has lived in queensland for the past 30 years and tells us all about it :D

some of those shots are great, i had a few from 2010 (nothing that good though) and hope to get some more good ones in a few months.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:36 pm 
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rusty_sojah wrote:

so i hear.. my wife's sister has lived in queensland for the past 30 years and tells us all about it :D


Gotta watch those Queenslanders, they're a dodgy bunch. :lol:

Looking forward to seeing some shots from up your way. You can always post them here and then at the end of the year delete some to leave your best 3. Now that's a rule massage if ever I've heard one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:49 am 
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This thread should be a sticky


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:33 pm 
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OK, here is my 1st couple of shots. They may be culled before final voting due to massaging one of the rules. ( how do I sleep at night ? )

These were taken on New Years Eve on Lake Macquarie. I'm still editing the video of the trip and hopefully should get it on the forum before the next New Years Eve.

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Who's Robinson Crusoe then ???
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:36 am 
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Ha! Haven't even got mine yet, but does a shot of the local dealer demo TI do?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:35 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
( how do I sleep at night ? )


Well, if your on your moored AI.... very comfortably by the looks of it! :)

Nice shots! You've been taking composition lessons haven't you!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:25 am 
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Tony - We will make that decision at the end of the competition. :lol:

Stringy - That was my first opportunity to sleep the night in the new digs and I was very impressed at how comfy and stable the setup was. What surprised me the most was that idea spots to setup are few and far between. Even the huge coastline of Pulbah has limited good overnight positions. Factors like wind are obvious, but other factors that could have you re-anchoring in the middle of the night are tides. Also muddy bottom, angle of drop off from shore, razor clams, oysters, insects, sharp rocks, crocodiles, drop bears, blue ringed octopus, sea snakes, pirates etc etc.
I preplanned for once by checking out wind directions before I left, but the wind still got up in the night and I had to get the feet wet and recheck the anchor for piece of mind.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Factors like wind are obvious, but other factors that could have you re-anchoring in the middle of the night are tides... but the wind still got up in the night and I had to get the feet wet and recheck the anchor for piece of mind.

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Had a similar problem on our 4 day Cowan creek trip. First night we slept on a rock platform at waters edge. The king tide stopped about a foot short of our bivvy's! Had to get up at 2:00am to free the TI's bow from under the fallen tree it was anchored to. Not much fun standing in thigh deep water in the middle of winter! Next night I made sure the stern was anchored as well. :wink:


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Sunrise in the Everglades, January 23, 2012

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Last day of an 8 day trip with 3 other friends and their AI's.

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Traveler's Rest, January 19, 2012

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I was well off shore in the Gulf of Mexico around the southern tip of Florida. This little guy came from open water and landed with a thud. He sat there for about a half hour completely unconcerned about me and my movements.

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Intents - Wow, how cool is that. Good caption as well as shots. Idealic camp spot.

Once whilst on a trip in Jervis Bay, a baby cormorant ( sea bird ) was struggling around in the middle of the ocean. 1/2 trying to swim, 1/2 to fly. Took me ages to work out what it was but peddled over to it ( no wind ) and cruised over it so it was between the Ama and the hull and picked it up before it became shark bait. It stayed with me for ages but then struggled free and took off. Once it took off I realised that the camera was mounted on the Aka and was pointing straight at it the whole time. Opportunity lost. Deerrr.

Stringy - Tides are something that I'll certainly be researching before I go next time. I'm sure that in Cowan Creek they would fluctuate more than in Lake Mac. but still if you have a close look at my photo above I set my anchor way out, then ran the line around both front and back Akaks on one side, and then tied off to a tree on shore. It was then easy to pull the AI out into deeper water without stuffing around with the anchor or tree knot. :wink:

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