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02/01/2009 07:41:36 PM · #51
Now I'm feeling all left out with all of you guys in Melbourne :(
Sarah's in WA, I'm in Sydney -where are you from Jodie?
02/01/2009 07:48:37 PM · #52
Hey, I just noticed that dzone and okky have the same surname? Brother and sister? Husband and wife? Cousins? What's the story?
02/01/2009 11:34:16 PM · #53
haha you caught us. Ocky is my daughter/model/ideas man and holder of various items of photographic equipment. Plus I might add a damn good coffee maker when I can get her motivated (which isn't always easy). She recently got interested in photography and started entering a couple of challenges so I signed her up.

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02/02/2009 12:28:07 AM · #54
Ha! A father daughter team, just like Biggest Loser :) Just kidding.
My husband ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tap10 and I both played on the Aussie team a few rounds ago. Unfortunately there was no room for him this time so he's playing for the U.K
02/02/2009 12:57:44 AM · #55
Originally posted by dzone1:

haha you caught us. Ocky is my daughter/model/ideas man and holder of various items of photographic equipment. Plus I might add a damn good coffee maker when I can get her motivated (which isn't always easy). She recently got interested in photography and started entering a couple of challenges so I signed her up.
That's fantastic. Two of my kids are getting into photography in a fairly big way after getting some point-and-shoot cameras as gifts late last year... but I've been trying to delay their introduction to DPC... it's only a matter of time though.
02/02/2009 01:23:58 AM · #56
Yep, they will be adicted like their Father.........
02/02/2009 05:44:55 AM · #57
Sharing the same interests certainly has its advantages, we often go out and shoot together, bounce ideas off each other and when a model is needed we both have one on hand. At times IMO photography for many people can be a somewhat lonely existence so having someone to share it with makes it so much more exciting.
02/02/2009 06:44:29 AM · #58
It' great to be able to spend time with Dad doing something we both enjoy. He has taught me so much as well as purchased my membership and my camera, so I am very very lucky. We have a lot of fun together and we particularly enjoyed the poverty shoot we did where I had to dress up like a poor person and pose on the side of a dirt road.

You should sign your children up Vlado, it's so much fun sharing it all with someone else.

Lonni, I am located in Wodonga which is on the NSW Victorian border.

By the way dzone 1, the reason I don't make coffee all the time is because you need the practice. You will thank me one day when you can make a coffee half as good as me :P

Cheers
Jodie

02/02/2009 02:31:24 PM · #59
Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Now, did I run into a fellow Team Australia member yesterday????? (Yes, Struggling to Remeber)

Naomi, was that you on The 1000 Steps yesterday morning, while i was dying on my run up???? (Or was it someone who looked like you???)


Hi Kai....no that wasn't me. I was taking friends on a visit to the Puffing BillY (steam engine train ride) in the Dandenong Ranges. We've been so busy with our visitors....exercise would be the last thing on my mind!

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02/02/2009 04:00:15 PM · #60
Originally posted by naomik:

Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Now, did I run into a fellow Team Australia member yesterday????? (Yes, Struggling to Remeber)

Naomi, was that you on The 1000 Steps yesterday morning, while i was dying on my run up???? (Or was it someone who looked like you???)


Hi Kai....no that wasn't me. I was taking friends on a visit to the Puffing BillY (steam engine train ride) in the Dandenong Ranges. We've been so busy with our visitors....exercise would be the last thing on my mind!


Hi Naomi.......then i have no idea who was on the steps and knew my nickname while I was dying on the run up. Those steps are steep and hard.......
02/03/2009 01:43:32 AM · #61
It was me Kai, I had already been up and down three times and was taking a breather...just kidding ya.
02/03/2009 01:47:32 AM · #62
Originally posted by dzone1:

It was me Kai, I had already been up and down three times and was taking a breather...just kidding ya.

Hahahaha... good one. It's amazing how someone as young as Kai can be so soft (i.e. weak) as to be "dying" doing the 1000 steps. When I was his age... oh, never mind. Forget that I even opened my mouth. ;)

Edit to fix spelling error

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02/03/2009 07:45:37 AM · #63
when you were his age your knees wouldn't have allowed you to do the 10 steps!
02/03/2009 04:52:19 PM · #64
True... hence my "oh, never mind..."

I forget that Kai is 27 now... seems so much younger than that.
02/03/2009 05:39:56 PM · #65
Guys. Found a link to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scalvert's "Win a Ribbon!" post on another thread. A good read that I thought was worth sharing.
02/03/2009 07:40:00 PM · #66
That is a great read and so so helpful. I think it will change the way I am thinking about the challenges now. I am stuck getting votes between 4 and 5.5 but hopefully I can use his philosophy and get some better scoring. I am going to try anyway, it all depends on if my brain is working or not.

Thanks for putting up the link, it will hopefully help me greatly.
02/04/2009 12:06:51 AM · #67
Vlado,
I didn't find that post very helpful, it seems to suggest I need to show skill, imagination and creativity! Have you got any advice that could be helpful for us engineers? Maybe a formula: if I take the first differential of the sum the of the square of the distances from the major elements to the nearest third line with respect to distance and equate that to zero etc. etc. I could work with that :)

BTW I've made a user bar size logo (As you can see) if anyone wants it.
02/04/2009 12:41:24 AM · #68
The shirts are OOF. 4 ;)
02/04/2009 05:06:45 AM · #69
Originally posted by vlado:

The shirts are OOF. 4 ;)


That was a deliberate use of DOF, typical shot from the hip voting without stopping to consider what the photographer was trying to express :):)

Oh and I've sharpened it up too :)

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02/06/2009 06:51:11 PM · #70
It's gone very quiet in here.
Can someone tell me how to get the shirts banner onto my profile page?
I hope everyone is reved up and ready to go on Wednesday!!

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02/06/2009 07:58:24 PM · #71
I'm keen, and ready to go. I've been a bit slack since Christmas with entries, but I'm back in the swing of things for the DPCO with an entry this week and some ideas for Apple and pet.

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02/06/2009 09:51:04 PM · #72
Thanks millsa :)
02/08/2009 05:46:51 PM · #73
Thanks to Sarah for the PM checking on us from the South.

The family has been lucky with my sisters farm still standing. They were very lucky and had a good fire plan in force. Not alot of details coming out of the Latrobe Valley at the moment, so don't know much about friends who live in that area, and how they are going. The fire is still out of control down that way in parts.

Looking forward to getting going on Wednesday. Hope everyone is well and ready to start the DPO with a good first week.....
02/10/2009 04:18:35 AM · #74
Ok People, we all need to get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast tomorrow!

Serious though, I'm happy to hear our Victorian members are all ok. My children's school is raising money to help the families affected by the fires.
It's good to see the whole country comming together at a time like this. We haven't forgotten about the floods up in Queensland either. A 14 year old boy drowned in Mount Isa last week. We lived there from 2003 to 2006. Nature is a powerful thing! Not that nature lit the fires mind you.
So know that even us people in Western Australia are mourning the loss of lives over East.

Good luck with the olympics team! Here's hoping for a good choice of topics tomorrow :)
Sarah
02/10/2009 07:09:43 AM · #75
Yes... not long to go now guys and gals...

I've decided to submit something in Pet Portrait this week (along with half the other people on DPC), as a way of warming up for the Olympics. Here's hoping it doesn't tank.
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