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2014 Photo Competition

Our annual photo competition garnered 96 entries across six categories. There was a tremendous range of top quality photos from ABW activities, and from member's hikes all over the world including India, China, New Zealand and Turkey.

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    Artistic category winner: Misty. Snowy River National Park, by Roger Kempson
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    Extreme Activity category winner: Careful, Crossing Wilkin River at Top Forks Hut near Gillespie Pass, by Mark Proctor
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    Fauna & Flora category winner: The Apostle Birds, Wilpena camping grounds, by Melanie Jackson
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    Historic category winner: Mt Magnificient, July 1967, by Roger Kempson
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    Landscape category winner: Setting up Camp, Base of Pindari Glacier, India, by Nino Fioretti
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    Open category winner: Road Trip, by Arjunan Vikraman
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    People category winner: Gabrielle takes a Bath, Mt Fitton Station, by Mark Proctor

Scout Outdoor Centre logoThe photograph competition and Christmas social meeting was held on Wednesday evening the 3rd of December. 56 members attended along with two representatives (Darren and Tim) from the Scout Outdoor Centre who have been great supporters of the club for many years. This was a great attendance also considering a few regular members were away on the Great Victorian Bike Ride at the time.

A group of volunteers began setting up the venue from 5:30 pm and they also stayed back after the festivities to clean and pack up. The clean up was greatly assisted by many members pitching in, which is a fantastic attribute of this club. A big thank you to all those who pitched in and made the evening the success it was.

The competition is going from strength to strength each year with a record 96 photos submitted and on display for everyone’s enjoyment. There was a tremendous range of top quality photos from all over the world including India, China, New Zealand and Turkey. Another big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time and effort to submit their splendid photos. The number of contributions may have been enhanced by our web designer, Jeremy Carter setting up the Yogile web site to facilitate the collection and sorting of the entries.

The esteem judging adjudicators cannot decide whether it was the popularity of the photographer or the “people” subject that got this entry across the line? However, the people have spoken and that is the democratic outcome!

Postscript: Gabrielle, followed closely by newcomer Arjnunan were by far, the most popular photographed identities in the competition. Well done guys!

Each winner received a $25 gift voucher from the Scout Outdoor Centre who also upped the ante with a 20% discount on anything the winners purchase with the voucher. Thank you again to the wonderful support provided by the them.

Artistic Category

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    WINNER: Misty. Snowy River National Park, by Roger Kempson
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    Small & Purple, by Ryan G
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    Tree in Edeowie Gorge, by Nino
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    Extremes of Animal Grazing, by Arjunan
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    Fungi in the forest along the Great Ocean Walk, by Sean Bryant
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    Show me the Way, by Dean Johnson
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    Canunda National Park, Easter 2014, by Andrew Cope
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    Comforting sight of a campfire after a long day hike, by Penny Day
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    Canunda NP, Easter 2014, by Lorraine Thomas
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    Carved windows and vegetables, Almora Kumaon, by Lee Marling
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    Kangaroo Island, by Trevor May

Extreme Activity Category

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    WINNER: Careful, Crossing Wilkin River at Top Forks Hut near Gillespie Pass, by Mark Proctor
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    Planking on the Heysen Trail near Myponga, by Lorraine Thomas
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    Climbing at Warraweena, by Ryan G
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    India, by Trevor
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    Every Minute Counts, by Mark Proctor
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    Hang Glider in Queenstown, by Andrew Cope
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    Love is in the Air, by Dean Johnson
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    Extreme Planking, by Penny Day
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    Some More Planking, by Arjunan
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    Top of Eldon Bluff, by Trevor

Fauna & Flora Category

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    WINNER: The Apostle Birds, Wilpena camping grounds, by Melanie Jackson
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    Frogs Spawning, by Tracy Bryant
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    Where's Dad? by Ryan G
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    Gawler Ranges, by Trevor
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    Echidna, Cleland Conservation Park, by Suzanne Zhao
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    Musk Lorikeet taken in Belair National Park, by Trevor Moyle
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    First walk with ABW at Kuipto, by Arjunan
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    Breakfast at the Grampians, by Dean Johnson
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    Tiger Snake Mt Kaye, East Gippsland 2013, by Lorraine Thomas
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    Second Valley Forest was teeming with these butterflies, by Penny Day
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    Sleepy Seal, South West Cape, Tasmania, by Alex Potoczky
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    Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, by Trevor Jones
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    Galah chicks on the Marne River, by Sean Bryant
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    Kangaroos following our progress through the triodia on the Warraweena walk, by Lee Marling

Historic Category

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    WINNER: Mt Magnificient, July 1967, by Roger Kempson
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    Warren Bonython and his wife Bunty at the Adelaide Bushwalkers end of year xmas function, Guides Hall, South Terrace, 2003, by Trevor May
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    Ian, Lee, Lorraine, Ross, Katherine, Jason, Wilpena May 2002, by Mark Proctor
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    Hotel no more - Buchan Hotel burned down 2014, by Lorraine Thomas
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    Forbidden City, 2007, by John Norris
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    Tony Mardell, 1968, submitted by David Evans
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    Waterfall Creek, Flinders Ranges, 1983, by Dave Evans

Landscape Category

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    WINNER: Setting up Camp, Base of Pindari Glacier, India, by Nino Fioretti
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    Gillespie Pass Track, NZ, by Trevor May
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    Spectacular Gammons, by John Norris
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    Palmer, by M Round
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    The Imposing Gamons, by John Norris
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    Spectacular Dawn, Robinson Hill Campsite, by Lorraine Thomas
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    Tamboon Inlet, Croajingolong National Park, by Roger Kempson
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    Climbing to Mt Hack, by Ryan G
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    Bellfield Lake, Grampians, by Melanie Jackson
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    Walking on towards Waitpinga, by Arjunan
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    Lake Crucible, Mt Aspiring National Park, NZ, by Andrew Cope
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    Morning Reflections, by David Evans
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    Wilpena Pound, by Dean Johnson
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    On the way to Mt Gadjen, by Penny Day
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    Trees in the mist, by Dave Evans
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    Patawarta Hill from near Blinman Hut, by Mark Proctor
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    Jai Chiltai temple 3000m with Pindari Valley and Nanda Kot in the background, by Lee Marling
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    Hobart, by Alex Potoczky
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    Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, by Trevor Jones
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    Looking across Wilpena Pound, by Sean Bryant

Open Category

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    WINNER: Road Trip, by Arjunan Vikraman
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    Baffin Island, Canadian Artic, by Roger Kempson
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    Cappadoccia, Turkey, by T S May
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    Lake Yarawonga, by Richard
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    Bliss - Dhakuri Top, by Nino
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    Dolphins at Garden Island, by Sean Bryant
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    Stairway to Heaven, by Dean Johnson
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    Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand, by Andrew Cope
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    Dandeshwar Temple with marigolds, by Lee Marling
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    Into the Storm, Prion Beach, South Coast Track, by Trevor Jones
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    Spooky. Edowie Gorge. By Lorraine Thomas
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    Adelaide Marathon, by John Norris
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    Gillespie Pass, looking towards Siberia Stream, by Mark Proctor
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    View from Mt Hack, Warraweena, by Ryan G

People Category

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    WINNER: Gabrielle takes a Bath, Mt Fitton Station, by Mark Proctor
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    Peter's camp fire tables, Warraweena, by Ryan G
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    Sunshine in Edeowie Gorge, by Nino
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    Local porter Richard, trip to the Himalaya, by Richard
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    Arjunan at lunch near Tappanappa, by Vic
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    New member, Grampians, by Hazel Rose
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    In the Clouds on the Way to Point Bonney, by Sean Bryant
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    Arj takes a shower, Edeowie Gorge, by Dean Johnson
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    The Kyber Pass, Canunda National Park, by Andrew Cope
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    Gammons, by John Norris
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    Taking a well earned nap after a hard day leading a hike on the Heysen in Second Valley Forest, by Penny Day
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    Troubridge Island, by H D
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    Tacking a large cactus plant, Cactus Kill, by Dave Evans
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    The President inconito, Jama Masid Mosque, Delhi, by Lee Marling
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    Taking on Edeowie Gorge, by Arjunan
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    John and Lorraine in Cobberas Mountains, by Roger Kempson
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    India, by TS May
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    Gabrielle dwarfed by rocky creek bed, Mawson Plateau, by Lorraine Thomas

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