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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by southy, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    A couple months back I had organised a night in the city with my better half and was looking online a what was on in the city over that weekend. In doing so I came across a photo competition through the Australian National Maritime Museum. Thought what the heck and submitted this photo I took earlier in the year.

    24447455994_2bffe91d4e_b. Junk Jetty by Southy, on Flickr

    Well what do ya know, I won the over 16's category which came with $1000 prize money. I've been wanting to replace my SEL28-70 with the 24-70 so now was the time. Did some hunting on eBay and had another win, picked up a 24-70 for $720au ($530us) and located only about 20 minutes from home. Thats about half the recommended retail price over here so happy with that. I think with the saving and after selling the 28-70 I may even look at one of them new SEL50F1.8F's. :biggrin:

    The museum even sent me a copy of the their magazine and tell a trophy is on its way.

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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Major congrats, Southy! Well-deserved and very thrilled for ya!
    Looking forward to shots from your new prize.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yup congrats and well deserved!!! That's an excellent photo :thumbsup:
     
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    A Winner rating for the Winner...congratulations !!
     
  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Congratulations! It is indeed a great photograph. Enjoy that prize! [emoji106]


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  7. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    537
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Everything is said.
     
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Congrats from me too, well-deserved recognition! I don't know if you plan to, but I'd check out the 24-70mm on the spot before buying by doing at least some quick test shots.
     
  9. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Did a quick dirty test last night then spent today out using it. I'm more than happy with it.
     
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  10. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    :bravo-009: Well deserved
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Congrats, a well deserved shot.
     
  12. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    So this turned up in the mail today. Unlike the usual plastic paperweight trophy this one actually has a little bit of history.

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    The timber used come from the HMB Endeavour replica. The original HMB Endeavour is significant to Australians in that it is the ship Captain James Cook sailed to Australia landing in Sydney in 1770. The replica was damaged sailing through rough seas crossing the Bass Straight last year and had to have a cracked spar replaced. The damaged spar was salvaged and the trophy is made from a peace of that spar.

    This is a photo I took of this beautiful HMB Endeavour replica during the Classic Wooden Boat Festival.

    26185311380_738d374eb7_b. HMB Endeavour by Southy, on Flickr
     

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  13. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Neat stuff [emoji1]

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  14. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    For sure!!! :thumbsup: