I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions
Luke Kaven Veteran Member • Posts: 5,705
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Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. wrote:

Michael, bad form? About me? I remain curious about how the folks who run contests in Neil's woods run them. I offered an example, (see my name on it?). Why would you think otherwise?

When someone comes and shows off their prize, you come in to say "I have a prize too."  I don't feel you did yourself a credit by insisting that you are merely comparing how contests are run in other countries.  I believe you are trying to seek recognition for yourself and assert your own status in the context of someone else's achievement.

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Not that you've ever reached it Neil, but a good comedian knows when to leave the room on a high note.

A comedian who insists on milking one more laugh is just a boor.

You've had your fun, and maybe it's time to grace the photo forums with your humour?

It's just your ego, lighten up.

Bruce

Ernie Misner
Ernie Misner Veteran Member • Posts: 4,347
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Congrats Neil!   And Merry Christmas.   Nice shot and a lovely look from that lil' D600.

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michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,497
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Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. wrote:

Michael, bad form? About me? I remain curious about how the folks who run contests in Neil's woods run them. I offered an example, (see my name on it?). Why would you think otherwise?

Warm Regards

KarlT

Oh stuff it Karl.  You could have simply asked Neil if he got a ribbon.  Instead you had to post a photo of what one can only assume is your entry in a photo competition that won a prize.  Your feigned innocence isn't fooling anyone.

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ScottnLaguna
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This is hilarious! I laughed throught the whole post. Karl, you are too funny.

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Neil, Nice work ! Congratulations

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



Neil,  Nice work !  Congratulations

HG

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shawnfb Contributing Member • Posts: 570
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awesome!!!

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE WINNING PHOTO...  when will you post it?
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Leif Goodwin Senior Member • Posts: 1,390
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NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



Good for you. I bet 4x5 Guy is thrilled too. Actually that is a nice photo.

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NeilJones
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Thanks everyone!

It's nice to see more positive replies for a change. Must be the time of year.

It almost makes me want to post a few more beauties this week!

we'll see, I can't promise you anything. If you're good maybe....

oh, and for the comment regarding Ritz Camera, you may want to check this out.

www.ritzcamera.com

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Ray Soares Veteran Member • Posts: 3,121
Great pic! Congrats! nt
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Glen78 wrote:

. . . I think Ritz Camera has been out of business for a few months now.

Yes, I recall hearing that Ritz was reportedly going under, so I did some checking. They've filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection twice in the last few years (February 2009 and June 2012), and apparently reduced the number of retail outlets from about 1,200 stores nationwide to only 18 stores nationwide. There were several in the Los Angeles area, one even in my neighborhood, but now only one store remains in all of Southern California--way out in Riverside County. Apparently, they're still in business (note the, "We Are BACK!" banner on their website's home page).

FYI: "On September 10, 2012, it was announced that all Ritz, Wolf and other associated subsidiaries would close by the end of October, while a few would reopen under C&A Marketing alongside Ritzpix & RitzCamera.com on November 1st, 2012, [10] while a few others would reopen and operate under Pennsylvania-based Cardinal Camera." --Wikipedia

DaveOl
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DANdeMAN wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!

Give 1/2 to the model...

Since Ritz is bankrupt, you'd better use it fast or it may be worthless.

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A Owens Veteran Member • Posts: 3,326
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NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



That awesome man, congratulations! And well deserved too, lovely images.

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linda tavares Forum Member • Posts: 79
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NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Meganrogers Regular Member • Posts: 250
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linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Come on Neil!!!

I didn't get the Linda-Neil connection until now.  Hurry up and make some Linda posts that aren't bumping your posts or defending your positions.

By the way, Nice picture this time!

linda tavares Forum Member • Posts: 79
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Meganrogers wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Come on Neil!!!

I didn't get the Linda-Neil connection until now. Hurry up and make some Linda posts that aren't bumping your posts or defending your positions.

By the way, Nice picture this time!

Oh boy, here we go again. And I'm sitting here typing this behind a grassy knoll, too.
Have a blessed, joyous day.
Neil
Linda

NeilJones
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linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

How very kind! Thank you Linda.

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Leif Goodwin Senior Member • Posts: 1,390
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NeilJones wrote:

It's nice to see more positive replies for a change. Must be the time of year.

It almost makes me want to post a few more beauties this week!

we'll see, I can't promise you anything. If you're good maybe....

oh, and for the comment regarding Ritz Camera, you may want to check this out.

www.ritzcamera.com

Neil, people are generally honest, albeit not always giving the answer you want. A couple of your earlier images were poor in my opinion (although others may disagree) due for example to horrible bokeh. Would you rather a uniform "Gee that's great" or "Yeah, that's nice, errr, but the other one is awful for this reason ... "?

By the way, I know one UK forum where amateurs can post images, and people can comment. Pros can post images too, but comments are not allowed. Guess why?

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Meganrogers Regular Member • Posts: 250
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linda tavares wrote:

Meganrogers wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Come on Neil!!!

I didn't get the Linda-Neil connection until now. Hurry up and make some Linda posts that aren't bumping your posts or defending your positions.

By the way, Nice picture this time!

Oh boy, here we go again. And I'm sitting here typing this behind a grassy knoll, too.
Have a blessed, joyous day.
Neil
Linda

lol!  OK Neil AKA Linda whatever.

Have a blessed day, praise the lord, etc.

jjnik Senior Member • Posts: 1,319
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linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Stunning???  Really???  You must have really low standards - it's not a bad snap, but it's far from "stunning"!

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