I won a prize, my first. stoked

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by monchan, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Where I live in rural japan they have been building a new road system to
    connect to places like Osaka and kyoto in around 2-3hours.
    That should be wrapped up this year.
    So they held a photo contest basically to showcase anyplace of interest
    that is near the new road system, bring the tourists in, kind of thing.
    Each month they give a prize for photo of the month.

    I just got notice I got it for November. They are running behind and october is still on the webpage.
    The prize was nothing special just a local food hamper.
    But I have a huge smile and am wrapped
    It`s closed now and they are voting for the overall winners this week,
    1st prize is ¥170,000 no small amount. then all the rest are just local
    stuff like sake, rice, handmade umbrella nothing great.

    Taken with the OM-D

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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Congrats! Hope you win the big one!
  3. redalien

    redalien Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 23, 2012
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    How dare you call sake "nothing great" for a reward! 彼の頭を切断します。
  4. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Great shot. Japan is so beautiful.
  5. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Awesome stuff mate!
  6. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
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    Robert (Rob)
    Congrats and well done - great feeling !
  7. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
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    Congrats! It's an awesome shot. Hope it becomes the overall winner!
  8. kimnkk

    kimnkk Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 25, 2011
    Me!bourne, Australia
    Fantastic photo, definitely prize worthy!

    A japanese handmade umbrella would be a fantastic prize! Don't underestimate a good quality umbrella :p
  9. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Yeah sorry, I dont mind a drop myself.

    Yep it is a beautiful umbrella. it`s used in my city for this
    rain dance they have. it`s the largest umbrella dance in Japan.

    This what they are in this snap. they sell for about $150+ I think.

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  10. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    congratulations, it's a nice shot!
  11. wallyrulz

    wallyrulz Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    That is a spectacular shot! Congratulations.
  12. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Congratulations! Good luck on the big prize.
  13. rgeorge911

    rgeorge911 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2012

    Hi monchan,

    That's an awesome image! Well deserved.

    I will cross-post it on my blog (DMC-365.blogspot.com), coming in about Feb 7 or so.

    I hope you win the big prize. Your shot is very dramatic.

  14. lefty

    lefty Mu-43 Regular

    Great pic but shows the stupidity of fishermen, no fish is worth your life!
    No rope to secure himself, no life vest!Crazy!
    Here in Australia, fishermen drown every year from being washed off dangerous places like these
  15. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    That's real lens money for a prize. Good Luck. It's a great shot.
  16. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Monchan, congratulations. That's a very nice shot (I can't imagine casting into that, he must be doing when the wave recedes).


  17. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Have to aggree with you there. the top of the breakwater is really quite wide
    where I was there was no danger at all but wasnt getting any closer or hanging out near the edge like he was. He obviously didnt think it was dangerous, at one stage they were pounding the break water one after the other. He was a nice guy, he was catching fish and gave me a nice one too.
    rock fishing is very popular here too and sadly every year here as aswell a number of lives are lost.

    thanks everyone for your comments.

    This is the link to the homepage if anyone wants to have a look where I live through the eyes of who knows how many.

  18. sabrelli

    sabrelli Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 4, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    awesome shot, Good luck!
  19. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    Went to the Toriphoto site. Can't read the words :smile:, but I can read the pictures! :thumbup: Some great stuff there.
  20. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Nice shot, and congrats!