2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

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Vote for up to THREE photos for the 2007 Photo of the Year

Poll ended at Sat 11 Oct, 2008 8:17 am

1 Overland Track Vista
31
9%
2 Sunrise on Mt Pegasus
13
4%
3 Granite Beach, SW National Park
10
3%
4 Mt Ragoona from Lake Myrtle
11
3%
5 Boat Shed at Cradle
10
3%
6 Winter from Kia Ora
21
6%
7 Sunset from K-Col, Mt Field National Park
4
1%
8 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track
6
2%
9 Sunrise over Dixon's Kingdom Hut
21
6%
10 Mother Cummings Rivulet
21
6%
11 A Feast of Mountains from Mt Ossa
9
3%
12 Mt Byron & Mt Cuvier
3
1%
13 Adamsons Falls
1
0%
14 Sunset from High on Mt Wright
7
2%
15 Cradle Mountain and Waterfall Valley from upper Barn Bluff
10
3%
16 South Coast from the Southern Ranges, South West National Park
6
2%
17 Looking from Mt Rogoona over Premier Peak and Mt Oakleigh to Barn Bluff
15
5%
18 Lake Oenone, Lake St Clair National Park
29
9%
19 Central Reserve vista enroute to Windermere
4
1%
20 Solomons Jewels
25
8%
21 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track
3
1%
22 Cradle Plateau from Smithie's Peak
3
1%
23 Sunrise in the Southern Ranges, South West National Park
15
5%
24 Lake Lilla
4
1%
25 Hills and Mountains Between Mt Wright and a Distant Frenchmans Cap
18
5%
26 Mt Oakleigh
20
6%
27 Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour
10
3%
 
Total votes : 330

2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 8:11 am

Thanks to all the entrants for the outstanding photos that have been submitted to this competition for the best photo of 2007.

Please vote for your THREE favourites from the 27 entries shown below. Note that you can only submit your votes once, so make sure you choose one, two, or three photos when you place your vote, as you cannot choose one now and another one later.

NB: You can only vote by selecting up to 3 of the checkboxes above then clicking the button just below the checkboxes. If you do not see the checkboxes, make sure that you are logged in (use the 'Login' link near the top right of the page).


1 Overland Track Vista
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2 Sunrise on Mt Pegasus
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3 Granite Beach, SW National Park
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4 Mt Ragoona from Lake Myrtle
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5 Boat Shed at Cradle
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6 Winter from Kia Ora
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7 Sunset from K-Col, Mt Field National Park
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8 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track
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9 Sunrise over Dixon's Kingdom Hut
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10 Mother Cummings Rivulet
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11 A Feast of Mountains from Mt Ossa
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12 Mt Byron & Mt Cuvier
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13 Adamsons Falls
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14 Sunset from High on Mt Wright
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15 Cradle Mountain and Waterfall Valley from upper Barn Bluff
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16 South Coast from the Southern Ranges, South West National Park
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17 Looking from Mt Rogoona over Premier Peak and Mt Oakleigh to Barn Bluff
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18 Lake Oenone, Lake St Clair National Park
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19 Central Reserve vista enroute to Windermere
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20 Solomons Jewels
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21 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track
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22 Cradle Plateau from Smithie's Peak
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23 Sunrise in the Southern Ranges, South West National Park
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24 Lake Lilla
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25 Hills and Mountains Between Mt Wright and a Distant Frenchmans Cap
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26 Mt Oakleigh
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27 Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby frank_in_oz » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 12:41 pm

Wow, what a choice , almost too hard to select only 3. Ended up picking places I have been but they all deserve to be on a calender.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted such great photo's

Hey Nik, can't remember seeing any post about details of the calender yet i.e. cost, availability, delivery time etc. I assume you have it in hand and I am jumping the gun.
Congratulations on a fantastic initiative
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 1:13 pm

Sure are some amazing photos in that set. Too bad we can't use them all!

frank_in_oz wrote:Hey Nik, can't remember seeing any post about details of the calender yet i.e. cost, availability, delivery time etc.


ah, good point. I'll answer that one over in this topic shortly.
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Steve » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 11:05 pm

Nice shots! Good work everyone! :wink:
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby alliecat » Thu 02 Oct, 2008 8:15 pm

Simply stunning. Great work everybody who submitted a photo - congratulations.
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Nuts » Fri 03 Oct, 2008 2:03 pm

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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 03 Oct, 2008 2:41 pm

Nuts wrote:Some great photo's. Was wondering what happened to the Night shot at WF Valley? (sth? photo)


That will be one of only 12 contenders in the 2008 photo of the year competition. This competition is for photos from last year. :-)
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 06 Oct, 2008 1:31 pm

Wow... the photos in this competition are so good that it seems a 4 way tie is looking likely at the moment!

Here's some encouragement for you to vote, if you haven't done so already - an idea shamelessly borrowed from our friends at the Real Tasmania forums...

The winner of the 2007 photo competition will receive the 2007 Bushwalk Tasmania Cup, with the winning photo and winning photographer's forum name printed on it.

The cup will look a little like the one shown below, but will also have the winning photo and the winner's forum name printed on it (as well as the logo). The 2007 BWT cup will also be available for sale from the BWT shop, where anyone can buy it (or one of the other items that will get the winning photo added to it).

I'll aim to do the same for the winners of subsequent Photo of the Year competitions. So make sure you get your photos in for the monthly competitions (there's currently only 4 entries in the September competition, and entries close in 4 days time).

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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby sthughes » Mon 06 Oct, 2008 9:43 pm

Oh no prizes - I would have entered if only I knew!

Say - wouldn't it be great if all the 2008 monthly winners got a cup as well? :lol:
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby TassieMargie » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 10:56 am

Nice idea :wink: They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery :lol:

Hmmm, just noticed that you intend selling the winning image on merchandise to the public. Maybe I did not read the fine print, but I was unaware that submitting a photo to this site involved assigning copyright and reproductions rights over to the site. Not that I have any entries in this photo of the year comp, but it does concern me. This issue is one that is often discussed among photographers at Flickr and competitions that demand reproduction rights as part of entry are definitely frowned upon by most.
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 11:09 am

TassieMargie wrote:Nice idea :wink: They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery :lol:

yeah, it was a good idea! :-)

Hmmm, just noticed that you intend selling the winning image on merchandise to the public. Maybe I did not read the fine print, but I was unaware that submitting a photo to this site involved assigning copyright and reproductions rights over to the site. Not that I have any entries in this photo of the year comp, but it does concern me. This issue is one that is often discussed among photographers at Flickr and competitions that demand reproduction rights as part of entry are definitely frowned upon by most.


It is a good point, and one that has been duly considered and discussed. After all of the respondents to the initial query agreed with the idea, it was added to the competition rules.

Note that any profits are tiny and will all go back into the website, and the rights to the images are non-transferable, and credited to the photographer (by forum username).

Edit:

Being that we're primarily a walking site, and not a photography site, most of the members are amateur/casual photographers (although certainly not all), and seem to really like the possibility of having some of their pictures published in this way. :-)

Permission was individually sought and granted for each of the past 2008 monthly winners for use in the 2009 calendar (and other BWT promotional material).
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby sirius Tas » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 5:32 pm

Certainly a fantastic set of photos...would be great in a calendar. Congrats to all the entrants. If those photos don't get people motivated....nothing will. Cheers.
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby justwalkin » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 8:20 pm

The photos are great!! I didn't enter any photos but how can I get one of those cups/mugs?
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby BarryJ » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 8:32 pm

Try the "Shop" link. Top right of screen. :wink:
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby arizona » Tue 07 Oct, 2008 9:32 pm

Nik,
It was great to relive my wonderful time in Tassie with Frank, Leon and all the others I met along the way (including you and your wife).
Cheers from the US. Great photos - all of them.
Keep your fingers crossed for Barak Obama!
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby frank_in_oz » Wed 08 Oct, 2008 6:34 am

arizona wrote:Nik,
It was great to relive my wonderful time in Tassie with Frank, Leon and all the others I met along the way (including you and your wife).
Cheers from the US. Great photos - all of them.
Keep your fingers crossed for Barak Obama!
Alan

Hey Nik,
That broadcast email brought all types out of the woodwork, even crazy Americans!!!

It was great "guiding" Alan on the OT and hearing the differences between the US and Oz. Here is a picture of the 3 of us heading off from Ronney Creek. Never saw the top of a mountain for 4 days!!! http://frankinoz.blogspot.com/2008/05/o ... enery.html
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 08 Oct, 2008 7:19 am

arizona wrote:Nik,
It was great to relive my wonderful time in Tassie with Frank, Leon and all the others I met along the way (including you and your wife).
Cheers from the US. Great photos - all of them.
Keep your fingers crossed for Barak Obama!
Alan


Thanks Alan - it's good to hear from you, and to hear that you had a good trip (albeit a bit wet). How did you go with the battery chargers at Pelion Hut?

I might have to ban you now, for talking politics! ;-)
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby frank_in_oz » Wed 08 Oct, 2008 7:31 am

Nik wrote: How did you go with the battery chargers at Pelion Hut?

That is very naughty of you Nik, you promised NOT to tell that story!

Nik wrote:I might have to ban you now, for talking politics! ;-)

I would only kick him off if he supported McCain......
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby Son of a Beach » Sun 12 Oct, 2008 7:20 am

Congratulations to tasadam on winning the cup for the 2007 Photo of the Year! Also a big congratulations to Mickeymoo for second place and Bludger for third. (I'll put up an announcement and thumbnail on the index page, once I figure out a good way of doing it).

Thanks again to all those who submitted photos. It really was a fantastic set of photos.

I was going to edit the original post in this topic to show who was submitted each photo, but it looked like that was going to reset the poll! So I'll repost the credits here.

1 Overland Track Vista - tasadam
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2 Sunrise on Mt Pegasus - stubowling
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3 Granite Beach, SW National Park - kramster
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4 Mt Ragoona from Lake Myrtle - tasadam
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5 Boat Shed at Cradle - walkinTas
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6 Winter from Kia Ora - tasadam
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7 Sunset from K-Col, Mt Field National Park - kramster
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8 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track - whiskeylover
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9 Sunrise over Dixon's Kingdom Hut - Bludger
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10 Mother Cummings Rivulet - taswaterfalls.com
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11 A Feast of Mountains from Mt Ossa - johnw
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12 Mt Byron & Mt Cuvier - stubowling
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13 Adamsons Falls - whiskeylover
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14 Sunset from High on Mt Wright - MJD
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15 Cradle Mountain and Waterfall Valley from upper Barn Bluff - johnw
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16 South Coast from the Southern Ranges, South West National Park - Mickeymoo
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17 Looking from Mt Rogoona over Premier Peak and Mt Oakleigh to Barn Bluff - MJD
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18 Lake Oenone, Lake St Clair National Park - Mickeymoo
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19 Central Reserve vista enroute to Windermere - johnw
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20 Solomons Jewels - Bludger
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21 Cape Pillar from the Cape Huay track - whiskeylover
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22 Cradle Plateau from Smithie's Peak - Bludger
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23 Sunrise in the Southern Ranges, South West National Park - Mickeymoo
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24 Lake Lilla - walkinTas
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25 Hills and Mountains Between Mt Wright and a Distant Frenchmans Cap - MJD
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26 Mt Oakleigh - stubowling
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27 Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour - kramster
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby tasadam » Sun 19 Oct, 2008 2:35 pm

Well I must say I am pretty chuffed with my win.
There are some great photos taken and the close voting fr many of the images reflects that.

I thought I would share a little about my image.
I took three photos of this scene, all on the tripod. I set the exposure to manual. F22 at 15mm (wide angle).
Camera is a Nikon D200 and the lens was the Nikon wide angle 12-24 f4 DX lens.
The 3 images were exposed at 1/4, 1/8 and 1/15 second and these are the results -

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I overlayed all three photos together in a program to produce a HDR image. This is how a HDR image looks -

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Then I used "Tone Mapping" within that program to adjust various levels until I was happy with it.

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After that, I opened the finished image in Photoshop and adjusted the sharpness and contrast until I thought it looked good enough.
The result is what you see entered into the competition.
I increased the contrast enough to mystify the branches in the sky - sucking enough definition out of them to produce an eery like effect, yet still holding enough colour and brightness to allow some colour in the foreground, and a correctly exposed lake and sky on the horizon. It's all subjective - I tried editing this image a number of different ways - they all looked good.

Now, to order me a few calendars for Christmas presents I think...
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Re: 2007 Photo of the Year - Voting and Discussion

Postby bludger » Wed 22 Oct, 2008 7:38 pm

Thanks to everyone who voted!! I've ordered a couple of Calendars, can't wait to see all the great pics in print.

My approach was slightly different to Tasadams' - I took the photo, saved it to my PC, and then posted it here :) . Photoshop isn't really my thing. It was taken with a Pentax K100D, which I've been really impressed with.

The weekend we went was the straight after the big floods last year - our first night was spent holed up in the shelter at the Mersey whitewater picnic area. Thankfully the weather cleared up and we had a great couple of days!


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