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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2018, 09:01:50 am »
Oh lets have some visitor feedback here but dont post photos and spoil the effect for other visitors.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2018, 09:44:03 am »
It is up and running now.  A tail end image went in today and the voting slips etc should now be in place.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2018, 10:36:08 am »
Pete are we able to just call in for a look at the photos via the cafe?

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2018, 11:29:19 am »
Yes, You don't have to visit the cave to see them although an advantage for the exhibition is that cave visitors exit throgh the room where they are displayed. PS Don't spill your take away Costa's on them! :)

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2018, 11:30:15 am »
I am hoping they are going to project the images on the screen in there as well. they should have a USB stick of mine with them on it.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2018, 02:51:35 pm »
Well sorted Peter. I know you did most of it on your own. Lets hope its visited a lot and appreciated. I might look in again next Tuesday. If Ali M is there she can buy me a coffee.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2018, 07:20:56 pm »
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2018, 06:47:21 pm »
My Fairy Cave Quarry photo collage at the Exhibition. Not too close. Dont want to spoil things for visitors.



I think many of the comments in the visitor's book related to Gough's Cave rather than the photos. Never mind.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2018, 08:58:30 pm »
Strange as the book cover specifically refers to the exhibition!

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2018, 08:30:47 am »
The book gets left open on the table so visitors exiting the cave dont see the cover. Not much you can do about that. Personally I would have liked to see more exhibition. Things to lead non cavers into the hobby. Club contact details even professional points of entry. I think mine was the only non competition exhibit which is a shame. There was certainly enough room for much more information. OK even a little about this forum on a poster. If anything we have wasted a good opportunity in introducing more people into the hobby. That is not to criticise any of the organisers. Next time a slight change of remit might be good if we want to popularise caving.
Its odd really. I got slagged off on another forum by people criticising the dangerous sport of caving where " hundreds of people die ". The Wiki stats do suggest that but go back to 1929 worldwide. Also the old thing about " putting public services at risk " when they have to rescue you. These concepts appear often in the minds of non cavers ( oh the horrible mud ) . We certainly do not do enough to address that.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2018, 10:09:45 am »
Well, after the stress of the last 5 years, I think you have talked yourself into my job OR as I plan to step back from involvement next year!

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2018, 04:08:25 pm »
We certainly do not do enough to address that.

www.newtocaving.com - full off inspirational photographs with happy smiling people enjoying themselves underground.

We have (free) posters readily available for anyone who would like to promote New to Caving and thus caving itself  ;D


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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2018, 04:44:13 pm »
Well, after the stress of the last 5 years, I think you have talked yourself into my job OR as I plan to step back from involvement next year!

Oh no I will be 71 then. Much too old to front up anything like the exciting world of caves.

Went to Wookey Hole today. That was exciting enough  but the 5 year old grandson was not impressed. I did manage to keep mum during the entire cave trip though.

Maybe some photos later on another thread.

Peter you do a grand job and my comments are not any criticism of you.
Darn. That's my chance of getting a prize out of the window.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2018, 09:00:07 pm »
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We have (free) posters readily available for anyone who would like to promote New to Caving and thus caving itself  ;D

Jane any chance of getting one of your posters down to Martin or Peter to put up in the exhibition hall?
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life waiting for us.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2018, 09:02:30 pm »
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We have (free) posters readily available for anyone who would like to promote New to Caving and thus caving itself  ;D

Jane any chance of getting one of your posters down to Martin or Peter to put up in the exhibition hall?
I have some, Will bring at the weekend :)

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2018, 11:06:58 pm »
You will have to ask Cheddar Caves about putting them up. They seem a little picky about what goes up but it does sound like a very good idea.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2018, 01:29:55 pm »
Have a prize ready for collection if anyone can help.

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23611.msg296681#msg296681

Could also include some posters  :)

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2018, 07:25:51 pm »
Getting on with something a bit different for the exhibition. Had to have the job done in Berlin but so far it looks good to me.

Finally got to the exhibition at the weekend and couldn't come away without commenting on your fab 2 part poster set.

Must have been a lot of work gone in to producing it TOR. It really is a great addition and a wonderful photographic record two great mendip caves. Thanks for sharing  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2018, 05:59:56 pm »
Note that the exhibition closes each day at 4pm, as we found out this afternoon. Fortunately one of the staff very kindly unlocked the door for us.   :)

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2018, 08:12:44 am »
Awards yesterday. Sadly low attendance. Thank to all our sponsors and judges. Results below (images can be seen on Facebook at Mendip Cave Photography Competition and Exhbition

Public vote:
Beauty of Caving was number 44 - Bill Nix - Paul stops to admire formations, Manor Farm Swallet
Prize - £50 voucher from Tony at Starless River

People in Caving was number 21 -  Nick Chipchase,   Mendip Mudman
Prize - Warmbac knee pads

The judges vote:
Beauty of Caving was number 44 - Bill Nix -  Paul stops to admire formations, Manor Farm Swallet
Prize - Petzl Pixa light from UKCaving


People in Caving was number 21 - Peter Glanvill - Stuart Findlay in Devil’s Elbow, GB
Prize - Peli case



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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 01, 2018, 09:41:33 am »
Yea Gods ! I have won summat in a photography competition  :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Tis a miracle. Grater even than England winning the World Cup.

Thanks Mike Kushy for the pose.



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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2018, 09:49:42 am »
Not the winner. Unfortunately it was your picture of me :o

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 01, 2018, 09:53:06 am »
Sorry about the error which is corrected on Facebook. it was a picutre entitled One of the best known faces on or under Mendip.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 01, 2018, 10:51:50 am »
You voted for the picture of you ! :lol:


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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2018, 10:53:16 am »
There are creatures unknown to science lurking within that beard.