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Thomas G

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 19:42:50 »
Great idea.
Struggling with dates right now though, September much less propable that August. We'll see.

Would love to meet up again :-)

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2017, 00:50:21 »
Thanks, sorry, 30 September is impossible for me.

It is a great idea, and I look forward to seeing the results.
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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 08:43:24 »
Thanks, sorry, 30 September is impossible for me.

It is a great idea, and I look forward to seeing the results.

I am sorry, Anthony.
When there are more people who can only attend august 12, it could be an idea to do it twice as Jakov suggested. We'll meet the 28th of June and will discuss it.
Peter

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 09:22:41 »
I really like to see Anthony again. 12 August is in the school and Kindergarten Holiday so I will probably be occupied with two kids, because my wife probably has to work.
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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 13:34:08 »
I am sorry, Anthony.
When there are more people who can only attend august 12, it could be an idea to do it twice as Jakov suggested. We'll meet the 28th of June and will discuss it.

Thanks, Peter.
Anthony Macaulay

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2017, 14:01:20 »
Looking at the responses I am not certain that there is more interest for September?
Those who could make it in August are:

Erik Lund
John Geerts
Anthony (prefers August)
Chris Dees (prefers August)
Thomas G (prefers August)

So let me repeat myself, I really don't mind if we do it twice :)

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2017, 14:06:03 »
I really like to see Anthony again. 12 August is in the school and Kindergarten Holiday so I will probably be occupied with two kids, because my wife probably has to work.
Thanks, Frank, let's hope we can both be there.
Anthony Macaulay

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2017, 15:43:22 »
Looking at the responses I am not certain that there is more interest for September?
Those who could make it in August are:

Erik Lund
John Geerts
Anthony (prefers August)
Chris Dees (prefers August)
Thomas G (prefers August)

So let me repeat myself, I really don't mind if we do it twice :)

When I did the math, I made a distinction between those could attend august only, those who could attend only September and those who could attend both. Thomas G was not on that list yet so Anthony was the only one who could only make it in August.

But, as said, doing it twice is a possibility. Let's explore this further when we meet and when other people have expressed their interest.
Peter

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2017, 17:12:16 »
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So let me repeat myself, I really don't mind if we do it twice :)
Jakov,
I appreciate this offer a lot :-)

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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2017, 17:47:31 »
The Hague has enough spots to visit  :) and we can certainly find enough themes for 2 races.
It's great to see your enthusiasm for this event.
Please continue to sign up and give your preferences.
I'm looking forward to see you soon.
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Re: Announcement: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2017, 21:17:35 »
I'd like to play and see all of you again. I can only make it the September 30 though.

Looking forward to it!
Hans Cremers

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Re: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2017, 11:49:23 »
We are happy to announce that:

1. Susanne Fichtler has joined the organizing committee. So the group now consists of 4 people.

2. We will host 2 events. One on August 12 and one on September 30.

3. We encourage people across the world to organize concurrent events.

4. Each race will cover 4 themes. 2 themes will be announced when we start. 2 other after lunch.

5. To ensure that everyone has the same starting position, we will draw theme-straws just before the start. Themes will probably be partly conceptual, partly concrete.

6. The themes drawn will also be communicated to those organizing/participating in the race in other cities.

7. There will be 3 checkpoints (well, meeting points would be a better description: one at coffee time, one at lunch time and one dinner. The first one will be announced shortly before the day. The other 2 meeting points during the day. The main purpose of the meeting points is to socialize and get energy for the next activity.

8. Rather than sending photos in directly after the race, we decided to take things a bit easier. For each theme, 3 entries have to be posted before noon the next day (time zone of the city where the photo race is run). For each theme, no more than 3 photos will be allowed for entry.

9. For each theme one thread will be generated to allow participants to post their entries.

10. We would appreciate that participants limit the editing of photos  to regular postprocessing steps such as B/W conversion, curves, cropping, and alike. So please do not post photos that involve heavy and creative editing, such as turning photos into abstract paintings, changing colours, adding or deleting subjects/objects , (other than via a crop).

11. The community will be asked to vote for the "best series" per theme. We will come back to the system that we'd like to use for voting.


The request for hotel arrangements has been limited so we won't be able to arrange discounts. It would be best to arrange for lodging and transport yourself. However, if you need some ideas or help, let us know and we will try to accommodate.


May we ask you to communicate:

1. your preferred date for participation, even if you already expressed your interest earlier

2. When do you intend to arrive and leave

3. Any limitations/request w.r.t. food.

4. Will you bring others to the event.


If you can't attend, but would like to do a similar thing in another city, please leave a message here as well.


Fee free to drop a note here with questions and ideas as well.

We are really, really looking forward to seeing you at one of these days, catch up and have fun together.

Let's hope this is the start of an annual happening!


Peter

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Re: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2017, 14:45:08 »
I have added poling buttons, so it's easy to choose the preferred date :)
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Re: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2017, 20:00:46 »
We are happy to announce that:

1. Susanne Fichtler has joined the organizing committee. So the group now consists of 4 people.

Great !

May we ask you to communicate:

1. your preferred date for participation, even if you already expressed your interest earlier

2. When do you intend to arrive and leave

3. Any limitations/request w.r.t. food.

4. Will you bring others to the event.

Certainly (have voted in the poll):
1. 30 September
2. Same day
3. Not really
4. John if he decides to join  ;)
Hans Cremers

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Re: The first Nikongear Photo Race
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2017, 20:50:24 »
Sorry, August 12th is not available for me anymore (business festivity).
Chris Dees