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Inglesport Photographic Competition
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:21:35 am »


PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!!



Inglesport were delighted with the result of last year's photographic competition so have asked if we can run it again!

Would you like to see one of your cave photographs printed and displayed in pride of place in Inglesport cafe and win a £100 Inglesport voucher (sponsored by UKC)??

Enter your shots on this thread.  A shortlist will be compiled and UKC forum members asked to 'like' their favourites.

The winning shot will receive a £100 Inglesport voucher + have their photograph printed by Inglesport.  Second and third place will also be printed.  After 12 months on display the winners can take their photograph to hang at home.

Competition open to any caver resident in the UK.
Max 3 entries per person.
Entries in by 10pm 19th July 2019.
Shortlisted entries will be posted 22nd July - voting (liking) will close 28th July.
The theme of this year's competition is EQUIPMENT (Inglesport do after all sell quite a lot of it!). Photographs taken at any time are eligible - so carbide lamps, rope ladders and wooly jumpers can feature  ;D
A brief (or not so brief, tell us more) description of where the photograph was taken is required.
Please post photographs at a reasonable size on the thread so can be easily viewed, however you will need the original in a high enough resolution to print successfully.

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 12:53:48 pm »
After some serious consideration (and consent gathering), I dug through my personal archives to find the most spectacular photo I have of a caver's equipment on display during expedition...

Deflowered Chamber, Bill Series, Flowerpot, Tresviso. A discovery made by the subject of the photograph.

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« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 01:07:00 pm by Topimo »

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 06:29:46 pm »
Unfortunately I’ve got a couple of more serious photos to enter than the above effort.

First is a photo with plenty of equipment going on, harnesses with cowstails being used via Ferrata style to keep punters on the bridge, helmets and obviously various flashguns scattered around. This is the second river crossing inside Hang Son Doong, Vietnam.



The second is a photo from the Vietnam expeditions team trip across the border into Laos in January this year. This virgin passage features not one but two Petzl Classique bags, a staple of all cavers kit stores for many years.


« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 12:37:51 pm by Pegasus, Reason: added photos »

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 12:40:04 pm »
Thanks for entering, Josh - for a while I was dreading Topino winning with his shot  :o :o

Topimo - you have two more entries allowed, anything more suitable for a cafe wall??  :lol:

Thanks both for entering and supporting the forum's competitions  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 05:45:09 pm »
Not for the competition, just couldn't help myself  :bounce:
Mad Phil and Joe Daniels entering the fabulous Miao Room China.


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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 10:40:49 am »
Hmmm, it appears "equipment" is a tricky theme for me... I'll keep looking through but for now you'll have to wait with a "lack of equipment" entry:


Katie Eavis climbing old ladders out of the Moorwood Sough in Derbyshire. To get here you have to wade for ~60 minutes through water waist deep, so when reaching these ladders your body is often numb with cold. Not ideal conditions to then attempt this climb, especially if your mind is still very alert to the dangers!
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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 08:22:12 am »
Lots of equipment in use down Rowter Hole this weekend.

The culmination of several weekends of preparation and trials saw us pumping out Rowter Hole Sump. A report of the trips will appear here and/or in Descent soon.

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 01:07:49 am »
I don't have a lot including equipment but found this lovely shot of Mr Clive Westlake teaching the next generation of cave photographer.
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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 02:36:46 pm »
Hi Cave Photographers, by 'equipment' we mean what you're wearing underground, SRT/ladders, photography, digging, diving etc.  It's an Inglesport competition (with £100 voucher sponsored by UKC) -  if you have a decent photo of something Inglesport sell, why not enter - though cakes don't count but a flask of tea underground would  ;D

Good luck  :thumbsup:

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 04:53:22 pm »
I think it would be hard to take a photo of a person underground without featuring something Inglesport sells.




I really like this photo (possibly because it is one out of hundreds which isn't blurry for once!).  I probably like it because it is on the way to a favourite trip of mine, but with fell runners, cavers and hikers in the same shot, that covers a few of the Inglesport sales arenas. 
However it isn't underground and I don't have a high res version for large scale printing so not really eligible, but I like to get involved  :-[


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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 01:16:51 pm »
Travel to Pisa with Petzl and Warmbac.


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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2019, 02:16:49 pm »
I'm going to give Topimo a run for his money:

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2019, 08:55:12 pm »
Here's my last entries, mostly of oversuits which i don't actually think are available anymore... 




Katie Eavis wading through a recently flooded section of P8





Jeff Wade traversing East Canal in Giant's Hole, Derbyshire




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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2019, 10:04:27 pm »
Some cracking photos there Rob!   :clap2:

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 08:51:32 am »
So here's a more serious entry:


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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 09:25:58 am »
Ah, the new BCA logo too.  ;D

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2019, 10:02:33 am »
Well, Badlad, maybe it's a bit of a cliché'ed shot – still, I think the sunbeams and the rope-climber lift it a bit out of the ordinary (but I would say that, wouldn't I).  :)

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 01:17:56 pm »
Fred Ratbag in OFD1, wearing a suit purchased in Inglesport!

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2019, 11:29:19 am »
Last weeks push in izvor licanke.5 scooters, 3 rebreathers, a dozen dive cylinders, 2 expedition bags of camera and lighting kit, 2 dry tubes, half a dozen rocket tubes, camp kit, stove, food...loads kit!

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2019, 12:25:51 pm »
Another cliché OFD Trident photo.
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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2019, 12:27:11 pm »
The crystal pool on the OFD Edwards’s Shortcut round trip


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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2019, 12:31:46 pm »
In the Lost World, Oparure, Waitomo, New Zealand


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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2019, 10:33:25 am »
Some great entries so far.

Please remember that the theme this year is EQUIPMENT, so a brief description of what is being used would be ideal. Rigging, SRT gear, ladders, dive gear, pulleys, photography and lighting, rescue equipment?? Would be nice to get some older entries of long retired equipment & lighting from days gone by.

Closing date for entries 19th July - Good luck!

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 01:59:58 pm »
Great Oxbow Passage, OFD.  To get here we had to do a series of climbs.  Mark sports a nice AV oversuit.  At the end of the series we used a wire ladder and life line to descend Skyhook Pitch, whilst Caver Keith was using his new Fenix lights to light the pitch for filming.

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Re: Inglesport Photographic Competition
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2019, 04:23:21 pm »
We're going back a bit here.

This is a picture of Mike Farnworth about to descend the first 170-metre stage of a 246-metre shaft in April 1973. He's sporting an Oldham headlamp and battery pack; a Texelex helmet, a modified climbing harness, and two figure of eight descenders. His equipment bag is army surplus canvass. He is not sporting anything as modern as a cowstail. The two descenders will allow him to overcome a rebelay about 40 metres down. He will need to lock off his descender on the doubled hawser-laid top rope, thread his second descender on the lower rope; lock that one off; and then undo his descender from the top rope. But quite frankly, the locking off the second section wasn't really necessary as you needed the strength of Atlas to force the double rope through the descender.

The ascent was made on Clog ascenders - which one needed to detach from everything to pass a rebelay.