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AUSTRALASIAN ONE CHALLENGE - Advance Notice

one challenge australia april 2017

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#1 erl

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 08:56

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Take this as advance notice of the Australasian One Challenge to be contested in Melbourne on April 8, 2017.

The usual rules of competition will apply and all and sundry are cordially invited to make a sacrifice, similar to the Maya Indians, and make peace with your Bank Manager and book flights to Tullamarine (Melbourne International Airport).

 

From there you will be regaled with confusing directions and compasses that work upside down, not to mention State Governor's who conduct business on their ear! :P

 

Attendees at the Lisbon One Challenge will be further regaled with incentives and  coercion's to make the 'short' trek south in April next year. A promo DVD has been prepared for handout to serious wannabees to illustrate what you will miss if you don't come.

 

Any serious thoughts on preferred activities are invited, but I have several photo excursions planned out, well nearly. Of course, Melbourne is the centre of world cuisine :D so good nosh is a given all round. The formal dinner, post competition shoot, is tentatively planned to be catered for in a private 'gallery' where some familiar work may be found. :ph34r:


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:17

I heard a cheap way of going there is by cargo ship...


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:34

Count me in!


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:52

I'm game.

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 13:02

Would love to join you but I fear it's just half a planet too far for us next year.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 13:37

Really encouraging that some are already coming on board. I hope you can all maintain the will this far out. I know about long term commitment. I nominated for Lisbon 6 months in advance. I'm still waiting for those months to pass! Actually, I'm waiting for the all clear from my doctor as my working bits (camera wise) are in plaster. Can't even hold a camera properly at present.

 

Andy, we have had a lot of rain down here recently. I think this part of the the globe has shrunk as a consequence so we may be nearer than you think. :D


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#7 Dan Bachmann

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 18:56

Fantastic that this is coming together - we are coming together down under!

 

Our flights are booked and visas granted! Ritsuko and I will be there after a stopover in Singapore.

 

Once you have more of the plan, we'll think about accommodation and what greatness awaits us around Australia (or at least Melbourne).


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 22:25

I'll be there, if you'll have me...... :)

 

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 00:41

I'll be there, if you'll have me...... :)

 

Gordon

Gordon, of course we'll have you! Melbournians 'take' Sidneysiders every time. :D

Actually, we could be at risk of this event being Sydney centric. Already there are two of you against one Melbournite! :ph34r:


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 00:47

Dan & Ritsuko, if you have any special plans or ideas, let me know if I can help or advise. Have you planned how long you will be here? Can I help advise about accommodation, etc?


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 00:58

This sounds great.

 

I'll throw my hat into the ring. Will a Brisbanite pull the venue north as well (to Sydney)?? :)  


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 04:54

This sounds great.

 

I'll throw my hat into the ring. Will a Brisbanite pull the venue north as well (to Sydney)?? :)  

Wow! It doesn't take long for a tug 'o war to start does it!

Don't throw your hat away, you may need it down here. :)


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 04:57

Warning to our (welcome) international visitors. There are already some great Aussie shooters (IMO) getting fired up, so tune your cameras.

Hint: Everything down here works upside down, so practice holding your cameras that way. :wacko:


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:22

Putting this in my diary with a big red crayon. Woudn't be at all surprised if Leica Camera Australia might be willing to connect for this. Join for a lunch, whatever.


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:33

I'd love to join in too, John.  Put me on the list.

 

cheers  Dave S


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:31

Putting this in my diary with a big red crayon. Woudn't be at all surprised if Leica Camera Australia might be willing to connect for this. Join for a lunch, whatever.

 

 

...or bring along some nice toys for us to play with :-)



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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:33

Would love to join you but I fear it's just half a planet too far for us next year.

 

Exactly how we all feel about all those Northern Hemisphere challenges in interesting locations...


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 22:06

Put me down as a tentative. Work travel plans could scupper everything ... or give me business tickets. 

 

PS - a work trip or two are planned for Sydney next year, I just dont know when. 


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 16:15

Count me in too please.

 

I hear you're sporting a broken wrist at the moment. :( Surely your Ozzie beers can't be that heavy can they? :o Remember to use two hands next time.

 

April 8th should be nicely in the autumn shouldn't it?

 

I shall try to remember to bring my special southern hemisphere compass. :lol:

 

Pete.

 

PS, Thanks for organising this.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 17:49

Exactly how we all feel about all those Northern Hemisphere challenges in interesting locations...


That's why it's good that John, who can regularly join us in Europe, is organising this one.

If you have half as good a time as we have had over the years, you'll have a blast.
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