Outback Events - another photo competition!

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 15:59
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Hi all,
So last week we had a competition to find the best photo of a dog on holiday... This week we're asking you to contribute you best Outback Event photo - and again, there'll be a $25 gift voucher for the winner, and I'll be asking for the winner to email me the original hi-res photo (which will be used by us on a printed flyer - ExplorOz is contributing a $50 gift voucher to all visitors attending the NSW Caravan and Camping Supershow this Easter, which they'll get in the event show bag) and the "Event" pic is part of a collage of photos on one side of the voucher. So submit your photo here in this thread - it could be outback camel races, horse races, music festival, street parade, etc. !

Can't wait to see what you'll contribute this time,
Have fun,
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 16:21

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 16:21
Closing time 3pm Friday 2nd March (Perth time).
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 17:56

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Hope these images load correctly as I am new at this. Looks like they came up in the wrong order.

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Follow Up By: P and JM - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 16:50

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Good shots graham, can't beat Marree area for photos. I recognised the old race track as soon as I seen it !
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 18:16

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Coober Pedy Opal festival

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Reply By: Member - Richard W (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 07:33

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Few from over the years.

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Reply By: aussiedingo. (River Rina) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:21

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G'day Michelle, here are a couple of pic's from a buckin' good weekend at Gayndah, Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found

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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 13:11

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Follow Up By: P and JM - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 16:55

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More good shots of my second home town (area). Which cattle drive is this one first or second ? Going by the shots I assume first, cause it came in wet on the second as they arrived.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 18:08

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This was the one in 2007. The races were on the same day.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 13:32

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yes yes!! That's the kind of thing, keep it coming everyone. What great pics.
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Reply By: aussiedingo. (River Rina) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 18:58

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G'day again, this is a beautiful natural event! Image Could Not Be Found

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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 22:09

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 22:09
That is a fantastic photo!

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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:03

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:03
Great shot ....... Dingo, would have loved to have been right there, but, I reckon I would have been packing up the camera bags within seconds of that shot.

What an experience and you would have my vote for originality.


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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 19:51

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2009 Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Cape York.
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And a night video clip, just for fun...


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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:12

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Nice group of photos and the colours and action is terrific. I'll have to keep an eye out for some of these events from now on.


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Reply By: Member - Jo Q (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 15:12

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Hi Michelle,

Here's a few outback shots - not traditional events, but events that meant something to our group.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 15:55

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Just to clarify, the defination here of outback events excludes natural phenomena, so just looking for gatherings that would normally be listed in the Events Calendar section of ExplorOz - so shows, festivals, races, etc. Love the aboriginal dancing ones but not sure they're going to sufficiently hi-res to use. Some great animal racing action too - pictures always say a thousands words, so keep them coming, its great to see all your different interpretations. Love the quirky ones particularly.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 18:03

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You did say in your opening post that you would ask for hi-res if you wanted them. :-)

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 11:44

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No worries Peter, it just looked like they were taken pre-digital days but I may be wrong.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 18:15

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More from Laura.

I that chest comes out any further, it will burst!




And this is cropped from one of the previous ones I posted.


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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:16

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:16
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More beautiful shots, the smiles say it all and the detail was spotted.


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Reply By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:11

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Finke Desert Race 2010 - a great outback event.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:46

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wow! you got more of those?? Any with more than 1 vehicle, bystanders included??
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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 16:43

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Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundI know what you want, but i dont have it in one photo.
I took that photo falling backwards as the car was pointing straight at me when I hit the button......

Here are a few more pics, but they would need to be shown in series to get the best effect.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 17:50

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Thanks but you're right, the first pic is the best when can only pic one and use it to say so much in one small collage. Makes you appreciate the pro event photographers - it is very hard capturing all the action in one frame. Thank goodness we all have a try with digital cameras - take 1000, find 5 that are good LOL (well, that's my personal experience anyway, you might have better skills than me).
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 17:51

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15minutes to go and this comp closes and I pick a winner.

Thanks to all for your contributions - even if your photo isn't chosen, its been great to see the interesting things that go on around the country, and so nice of you to share your photos with us.

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:00

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A great time was had by all.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:05

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Robin - is this pic of the finish line of races yours? I only ask because I've seen an almost identical one elsewhere - but I'm sure there's plenty of people holding a camera at the same spot... just let me know please.
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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:14

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Hi Michelle,
Yes, I took this picture.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:18

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As you can see, I was a bit slow with the trigger finger and missed the horse that came 1st in this race.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:18

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Ok comp is now closed whilst I deliberate over the decision.
We have a public holiday here this weekend so not sure when I'll be ready to announce the winner. Stay tuned and have a great weekend.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:29

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 18:29
It's a tough choice between Graham's Maree Camel Race and Rob's Birdsville Race finish line. I am passing the decision to the graphic designer to choose which pic best works on the flyer as its got to work best with the other pics in the collage.
Well done ladies & gents (by the way, the designer is a pom who has never travelled the aussie outback and he couldn't believe these photos! Thought everyone must be crazy out there!). How funny!
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 12:54

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 12:54
Finally, we have chosen a winner (sorry for the delay!!)...

The winning shot is the Birdsville Races by Navigator 1 - well done Rob, we'll contact you privately to confirm how to claim your voucher.

The decision was tough - because Graham's camel pic was also very good. But the designer decided that it didn't have the vibrancy and excitement of the BVI races image.

Thanks to all that took the time and effort to share their photos of an Australian outback event to this post.

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