2015 Photo competition
So, you have a festive period stretching out in front of you, you have a camera (or phone with a camera), you’ll be going out for a run at some point? Yes? Well, it’s just lucky we have the Carnethy Annual Photo Competition!
Jasmin and Konrad devised the theme this year, “Scottish Shenanigans”.
All you need to do is get your camera, get your thinking caps on, get an idea and then take a photo. Is there a run or a summit involved? Maybe some Carnethy colours or vests? If so, all good! If not…still all good! The period for taking photos and submissions is a week either side of Hogmanay, so from Christmas eve until the 7th Jan (inclusive).
“Scottish Shenanigans”? What does that actually mean?
I don’t know, your interpretation is as good as anyone else’s! You can go for something simple, like wearing a bit of tartan or something else associated with Scotland. Or maybe go for something more Scottish overkill…like a photo of Wee Jimmy Krankie headbutting a deep-fried haggis supper.
It can be arty, funny, scenic, or just something you thought looked cool. There are no wrong answers to this one, it’s just a bit of fun. Previous entries can be found on this page.
Do I have to get naked?
No, not at all! Well…only if you *really* want to.
Oh, so does that mean I can…
No, it doesn’t, Bob! Put that away! 🙂
Brill! I’ve taken a photo, what next?
Firstly try and reduce it in size to, ideally, 1200px wide at 72dpi. Or at least something other than megabytes in size.
Then email it to the webteam with photocompetition in the subject.
We’ll post them on this page and we’ll announce a winner at the Burns Supper later in January. Apt, huh?
So, get snapping! We’re looking forward to seeing what you can do!
This year’s entries –
On Xmas Eve I was out getting my arse blasted on a run over Culter Fell when I found an iPhone just off the summit. Long story short and owing in no small part my sleuth like skills & various shenanigans I have been able to track down the owner Bobby (reproduced courtesy of a selfie off his phone) and am in the process of repatriating him with his expensive toy. He’d been back up but it had probably been covered in snow. Christmas really is the season of good will.
Who would have thought porridge would be such a tricky surface to write on with icing?
The new Corbett -the summit of Kirrierioch Hill (NX 42093 86949 <http://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/bingmaps.php?qu=S&rf=1691> ) on 25.12.15
Loch Hourn, Loch Quoich Xmas day, sorry could not find a shenanigan. Xmas eve storms did for them.
Previous photo competitions –
Show 2014 photo competition
Photo competition 2014 –
Many thanks to everyone who entered this years Arty/Photo Competition – the task to produce a Carnethy and/or festive themed picture or words using a GPS trace.
Some very impressive and detailed entries where displayed at the bar in KB for all to see (including Bob’s @rse, well it wouldn’t be a photo comp without it). Willie presented each picture in turn for the Carnethy cheerometer to judge. The entries were filtered down to a top 5, and then a top 3 for the final round of the cheerometer.
The overall winner was Mary & Matt’s “Cool Yule Pent(lands)agram”, taking in 5 Pentland summits over some 10.5miles.
Joint second place was Digby’s “Putting a smile on the Bush gang’s Carnethy run, AKA ‘Do I win?'” and Frisbee Jeff’s “Carnethy star”. The winners received a choice of beers or wine.
All entries are awarded a bottle of beer, with junior entries getting a box of chocs.
Scroll down to see winners!
New Carnethy Highlander logo – the Picasso version – from Willie
Helen’s reindeer! –
‘Frisbee’ Jeff’s Carnethy star –
||Here is my route and a link to my photos of creating it on Facebook:
Entries from the Jones’ – We’ve slogged around the hills to make pretty pictures for you!
A Christmas Tree by Ronnie; A Present By Solly (and Matt)…
…and A Cool Yule Pent(lands)agram by me and Matt. Size matters, y’know.
Also, Rosie has drawn a bum. I don’t have it on my computer yet, but will forward her smutty offering tomorrow
Mike Lynch – Christmas Pudding in a graveyard. Sort of…
Jim & Jane – In case it’s not obvious, the trace is of a christmas stocking with a doll sticking out the top.
Pretty good, right? Cheers!
Euan Boyd – Xmas Tree and MuddyDaSnowman
Digby – Putting a smile on the Bush gang’s Carnethy – Allermuir – Castlelaw run
Willie Gibson (click the enlarge map symbol to see the message!) –
Festive shapes from the Burnett Kids –
Mark Hartree –