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NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby Scott McCrea » Jul 24, 2009 9:57 am

Cavechat's own NZcaver won the medal (top prize), last night at the ICS/NSS Salon, for the print category. He also had a many other images selected for the photo salon. Jason Gulley took top prize in the photo salon with a very cool image of a vertical cave and the rigging in a glacier/ice cave.
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby Carl Amundson » Jul 24, 2009 10:01 am

Congratulations Jansen on taking the top prize in the photo salon. :clap: :banana: :bananabat: :banana_yay:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby MUD » Jul 24, 2009 11:12 am

Congratulations NZ! :kewl:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby graveleye » Jul 24, 2009 2:40 pm

Totally cool!!!! :banana_yay:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 26, 2009 1:00 pm

Thanks guys! :grin: It was a totally unexpected honor.

I'm at the airport in San Antonio right now, waiting for my flight. In a moment I'll try uploading my 2 images which won awards. I really liked Jason Gulley's fantastic blue glacier caving photos which won awards in the photo salon (what used to be called the slide salon). Very cool! And of course there were many more awesome images from lots of other US and international photographers.

OK, I think I got the images working. Here's a sneak peek for anybody who is interested.

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The left photo "Ascent to Eden" won the medal for best of show in the photographic print salon. It shows an anonymous caver on rope in Neversink Pit, Alabama.

The right photo "Species of Concern" won an honorable mention in the photographic print salon. It shows biologist Pete Febbroriello inspecting a bat with White Nose Syndrome in Mystery Cave, New York.

Other award-winning images can be found on the NSS website at:
http://caves.org/committee/salons/Print.shtml (photo print salon)
http://caves.org/committee/salons/Slide.shtml (photo slide salon)
Click on the ribbon to see some great images from recent salons. The 2009 images have not been uploaded yet, but should be on the website soon.
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jul 26, 2009 6:58 pm

Who knew he had talent??? :tonguecheek:

Congrats. They were terrific pix!
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby rcoomer » Jul 27, 2009 11:24 am

Congratulations!

I really like the bat photo as well.
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby ArCaver » Jul 27, 2009 12:03 pm

Congratulations! The Neversink photo is great as a small file online, I imagine it's breathtaking as a print. I like the bat picture too. Nice to see gloves and mask. I'll always wonder if the tragedy could have been avoided had all involved used good sense and proper ppe. What kind of light is Febbroriello using?
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 27, 2009 4:42 pm

ArCaver wrote:What kind of light is Febbroriello using?

Pete's headlamp is a one-of-a-kind that he built himself. It's the reflector off an old carbide caplamp with a side-emitting LED in the middle. The LED is a 1-watt, I think. In the photo it almost looks like one of those old fashioned mirror things that surgeons wear on their heads.
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 27, 2009 6:31 pm

Squirrel Girl wrote:Who knew he had talent??? :tonguecheek:

Indeed. :big grin:

Hey - look at this! Barbara displays her clown talent at the NSS banquet, complete with faux white nose:

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Gotcha! :nyah:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jul 29, 2009 1:16 pm

NZcaver wrote:
Squirrel Girl wrote:Who knew he had talent??? :tonguecheek:

Indeed. :big grin:

Hey - look at this! Barbara displays her clown talent at the NSS banquet, complete with faux white nose:

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Gotcha! :nyah:

Dood! Gimme a break. I'm from Virginia! We're contaminated with the fungus among us over here.
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby peter febb » Jul 30, 2009 6:52 pm

Congrats Jansen!!

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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 31, 2009 11:34 am

peter febb wrote:Congrats Jansen!!

Hi Pete!

Oh great, another flattering photo of me. :doh: Thanks again for being my impromptu model that day. :kewl:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby knudeNoggin » Sep 10, 2009 1:28 pm

NZcaver wrote:Thanks guys! :grin: It was a totally unexpected honor.
OK, I think I got the images working. Here's a sneak peek for anybody who is interested.

The left photo "Ascent to Eden" won the medal for best of show in the photographic print salon.
It shows an anonymous caver on rope in Neversink Pit, Alabama.

The right photo "Species of Concern" won an honorable mention in the photographic print salon.
It shows biologist Pete Febbroriello inspecting a bat with White Nose Syndrome in Mystery Cave, New York.


Ah, a land(e)scape & portrait. (Isn't that roped person DEscending?!)

I concur in the congrats, great shot of "Eden"!

:banana_yay:
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Re: NZ Caver = Winner!

Postby NZcaver » Sep 10, 2009 9:39 pm

knudeNoggin wrote:Ah, a land(e)scape & portrait. (Isn't that roped person DEscending?!)

I concur in the congrats, great shot of "Eden"!

:banana_yay:

Thanks!

I'm *almost certain* my anonymous model was taking a break to enjoy the view and/or catch his breath while ascending, not DEscending. But it was 4 years ago, and I could possibly be mistaken. Do you see something in there which indicates the person is rappelling?

Anyway, the title has stuck now. And "Descent from Eden" doesn't quite have the same ring to it. :tonguecheek:
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