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sandiwhi
 
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137th Show & Tell Competition: Bucket List - WINNER

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:28 am


It's a double edged sword of joy and dread winning this contest, because it's SOOO hard to pick a winner from all the amazing shots you post!!! I started with 30 best shots, and struggled to eliminate any of them. Your pics wisked me off to exotic and stunningly beautiful spots around the world, gave me a taste of some wild adventures, and rekindled a hankering to return to places I'd visited before. It was fun being an armchair traveler with you. Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful contributions.

Here are the honorable mentions and winners, in no particular order...

Nick Vivian got me laughing with his capture of a rather unusual tourist, casually seated and enjoying the magnificent Victoria Falls. Even the wildlife finds this view irresistable! Great catch Nick.
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I don't know how, but Randall Fox relocated my armchair to sit right next to these prayer flags... and I could actually feel the cold of the place. Beautiful capture Randall!
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Oh Stewart, how you tempt me to visit Scotland again... with my 5D! The beauty and diversity of the place calls my name. Although I've only posted one of your pics, they were all stunning shots. Do especially like this rocky shore... the warm light on the rocks and moods of the sea you so perfectly captured.
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Frequently photographed (by me too!)... I've never seen Cathedral Rock captured more expertly than this beautiful shot by A. Keigher. The vivid colors of sunset perfectly repeat in the still waters at Red Rock Crossing. A lesson for all in taking advantage of the magic hours.
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A perfect capture of the faithfully preserved seaside town of Bergen. Although I've been here (in a camper, driving down through the fjord), you make me want to take the trip all over again Juan. Such beautiful light and composition in this pretty shot.
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Third Place: Kudos to Nelson, not only for his amazing capture (captures - be sure to see the rest), but also for just getting up there! What an arduous climb in freezing temperatures this must have been. Great capture of these two adventuresome climbers. If I thought I still had it in me to make the climb, I would be seriously tempted.
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Second Place goes to Joe Petolino for his breathtaking capture of Mt. Bromo and Mt. Suburu erupting - Eastern Java, Indonesia. What great timing to capture all this activity. Falling ill in Bali kept me from visiting these volcanos when I was in Indonesia. You're sure tempting me to make another trip there Joe.
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First Place: Congratulations to John Paskey for this magical capture in Ethiopia. Way to get up early John, to capture these amazing sunrise colors. Beautifully composed and great dof shows off the immensity and grandeur of the place. Love your description too John, and I quote... "As for Ethiopia. Wow. What a people. What a country. Gonder, Lalibela, Axum, Addis Ababa, Omo Valley, Bahir Dar... Mountains, Monuments, Culture, you name it, Ethiopia has it. Add to that some of the nicest and most interesting people I've ever met, and WOW."
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Congrats to all the winners and everyone for their wonderful shots. It's all yours John!
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nickviv
 
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Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:16 am


thanks Sandy... I really think the baboon was enjoying the scenery...
Vic Falls - definitely worth a visit... it's incredible.

I think I am off to Java to take a look at those volcanoes..

abecker
 
Posts: 39

Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:38 am


Excellent entries, excellent choices! Congratulations, well done.

jlben
 
Posts: 620

Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:10 am


Thank you for the HM Sandy and congrats to John :D

smit10pics
 
Posts: 315

Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:00 pm


What a tough job you had Sandi....thanks for the HM and congratulations to John, a worthy winning selection!!

Cheers
Stewart

agroni
 
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Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:09 pm


congratulations
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terrybowker
 
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Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm


Congratulations to all! Great contest Sandi!

akeigher
 
Posts: 239

Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:27 am


Thanks for the mention.

Congrats to John on winning and great shots everyone!

happypoppeye
 
Posts: 121

Re: 137 Show & Tell Competition Winner

Post Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:47 pm


Wow!!! Thanks Sandi. A real honor to have won that one with all the great photos entered.

The next contest should be up by tomorrow morning.
Thanks again,
John :D

mangoman
 
Posts: 75

Re: 137th Show & Tell Competition: Bucket List - WINNER

Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:34 am


Thanks very much for the 3rd place Sandi. Really appreciate it, and yes it took a lot of effort for me, and it was cold up there.

Congrats to all the winners and, as usual, what a pleasure to be inspired by the talent on pbase!

fishit
 
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Re: 137th Show & Tell Competition: Bucket List - WINNER

Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:19 am


Good choices all congrats ... was a good choice for a topic sandi

petolino
 
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Re: 137th Show & Tell Competition: Bucket List - WINNER

Post Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:22 pm


Thanks, Sandi. I'm honored to be selected for 2nd among all the great entries in this challenge. My trek wasn't nearly as arduous (or as cold) as Nelson's, but I did have to get up at 4 in the morning for it. :) And thanks to everyone who participated.

-Joe


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