Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Win $50.00 in a photo contest! (Enter by midnight 3/31/08!)
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  • #569876
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    Here is my proposal (bcrider, smack my ass if this is not allowed). I want to put up $50.00 for the best riding action photo and another $50.00 for the best nature shot. (I personally like jcocci breaking trail for a white mountain goat on his Twin Sisters TR).

    Here are my simple guidelines:
    Nominate any single photo in each category that you want that someone has posted. Chime in to say which one appeals to you the most. Since I’m putting up the gift cards (hey I know it is only $50.00, but how much are you putting up? Maybe matching my $50.00? Anyone…anyone) I get to pick the one that appeals to me most by both your comments and my subjective feelings. I guess I must also say that no one photo contributor can win both categories just to spread the prizes.

    I’ll then contact the original photo submitter and send them a $50.00 bank draft or gift certificate to a practical location of their choice that both they and I have access to.

    Is this permissable, if so, let’s see some cool pics. I would say that submissions need to be in no later than midnight on the last day of the month of March. Fair enough? Take a photo, win some cash from a fat old retired guy who likes looking at everyone’s photos.

    Who else wants to throw something into the pot? Be creative. I’m not.

    #604319
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Feel free to run with the idea Mumbles. Sounds cool. 🙂

    I don’t have any $$ to contribute but I can throw in a sb.com t-shirt.

    #604320
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    bcrider, thanks for the go ahead. I was just paying my taxes and thought that I could create a self imposed sin tax here. I really hit this site all the time so I can see what all these pioneers and talented riders are doing.

    So who wants $50 and a T-shirt? Let’s see the best of the best photos.

    #604321
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Here my contribution for Nature Shot.

    #604322
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    Contest is over. Affix wins. Mumbles, just send $50 of beer to him and make sure they are cans, not bottles

    #604323
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    ^^^ 😆 😆 😆

    I’ll enter some when I get a chance, although I know jivestick would blow me out of the water with pretty much any of powder riding shots and anyone with a real camera would destroy me in the nature category.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #604324
    jack
    323 Posts

    is the contest for TRs just form this season? if not, things might get a little cray-zay

    #604325
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    “real cameras” don’t really make a difference for nature photography (unless you mean bird watching or stuff like that). Pro photographers take a LOT of pictures and some of them use photoshop. Unless by “real camera” you mean something like large format slide film, there is not that big a difference for wide angle, well lit shots.

    It’s only for action/night time/studio work that you need a “real camera” to get impressive results, then you’re usually investing in reaction speed, shooting speed (shots per second), aperture sizes (you pay for that in both $ and weight), a good flash system, etc.

    The real key to nature shots is being at the right place in the right time, and noticing both those things, and bothering to take out your camera.

    I should know, i have a “real camera” and many of the nature shots I took with it are total crap, it’s just too much work to take it out of the case 😉

    #604326
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    Jack, great question. Yes. Since I’m a first year splitter, this contest is for photos from this winter’s TR’s.

    #604327
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    Sorry Affix, although I think your photo is a great action shot, if I contribute another $50 to that there may be so much glass on the floor that you could get a laceration and miss some ride time. Since I like reading your TR’s I prefer you ride over bleed.

    Here are Mumbles favorites so far…any counter submissions? Contest comes to a close at the end of March. I know $50 is not much, but when was the last time some overly gabby stranger wanted to give you $50 bucks that did not involve some nudity or graphic act?

    Connecting with nature (isn’t it nice when we all can share)
    submitted by jcocci from his TR of the Twin Sisters.

    For the record, that is jcocci’s skin track that he broke being used by a friendly local mountain goat.

    Action shot (I call this a sick drop in because it really gets me stoked but also makes me want to puke, and I’m pretty sure that is a good thing)
    submitted by karkis of his TR of Copper Mtn.

    Not sure how tall karkis is, but let’s say he’s of average height and you see why I think this is one sick drop in location.

    Any other submissions? I thought with as much chatter that arises about DIY ideas, new interfaces, mountain bike stoke, family stoke and assorted other threads that someone besides affix snow would want to lighten my wallet…and don’t forget the killer splitboard.com t-shirt that bcrider is putting up for grabs as well. Peace and good luck.

    #604328
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    Actually I didn’t put that skin track in, it was put in by someone ahead of us, but we definitely used it. We were heading in that direction when we saw the goat making use of the track.

    #604329
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    Yeah Tex
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    #604330
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    It makes me want to go there for the opportunity to ride and also see some of the local wildlife. I hear there are a bunch in the olympics too, but in all my years hiking there I have never gotten a glimpse.

    What lines are you killing this week? You seem to always have a plan going.

    #604331
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    Good Public Service Announcement: Drinking out of the bag after a bunch of your closest friends may not be hygenic, but the bag itself is safer than a bunch of broken bottles.

    Who ended up coloring the parking lot after a close encounter with said bag-o-wine?

    #604332
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    @mumbles wrote:

    It makes me want to go there for the opportunity to ride and also see some of the local wildlife. I hear there are a bunch in the olympics too, but in all my years hiking there I have never gotten a glimpse.

    What lines are you killing this week? You seem to always have a plan going.

    Not much this week, rode lifts at Stevens today and got out on my hard boots for the first time in about 2 years.

    #604333
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Thanks PJ. I think I will run for president and use that photo for my campain

    LOL

    #604334
    jparker
    64 Posts

    Nomad snowboarding


    End of the Wapta Traverse

    #604335
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    I have some people interested in using a sled for gear haul in….whats your opion on this? Flats only or can you go uphill good? Is this a home made sled? Do they need runners on the bottom for stability?

    #604336
    jparker
    64 Posts

    @tex wrote:

    I have some people interested in using a sled for gear haul in….whats your opion on this? Flats only or can you go uphill good? Is this a home made sled? Do they need runners on the bottom for stability?

    You really want a pulk harness with poles. Even then icy sideslopes would be tough. I ended up attaching one of my poles to this sled and steering from behind. It worked OK, but it still took a while for us to cover 4 miles.

    Uphills were hard with 40 pounds of beer on a sled and 30 pounds on the back, but your skins stick well with weight on your back.

    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm/GG500

    #604337
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    I have one of the child carriers that works as super stroller, bike trailer and it has ski attachments. I used to snowshoe with the girls inside. I’m thinking now as they outgrow it that I could use it for carrying gear to long but not technical approaches to overnight bc locations. Mine has the waist belt and dual pole attachment, so it might be stable enough. It boasts a 100 pound carrying capacity…that is a lot of gear/beer. Now I’m motivated to give it a shot.

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