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Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby odklizec » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:21 pm

Hi guys!

After months of waiting, the camera is finally on the way! It's now heading to Budapest. Sorry for delay guys! Below list of participants is sorted in order how the camera will be delivered...

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01) Odklizec           - Slovakia/Zilina - shipped to Budapest - 3.3.2009         
02) qnadam             - Hungary/Budapest shipped 17.3.2009 (18.3. Zilina - SK,18.3. Ostrava - CZ,19.3. Warszawa - PL,20.3. Vilnius - LT)
03) Darius             - Lithuania/Vilnius - arrived 20.3. shipped 27.3.2009
04) dgilmour           - Russia/Moscow - arrived 9.4.2009 - shipped 21.4.2009 (small delay due to Easter holidays)
05) BlackRicoh         - Finland/Oulu - arrived 29.4.2009 - shipped 4.5.2009
06) Grus74             - Sweden/Stockholm - arrived 7.5.2009 - shipped 12.5.2009
07) Wouter             - Netherlands/Ede - arrived 14.5.2009 - shipped 18.5.2009
08) waloszek           - Germany/Mühlhausen - arrived 20.5.2009 (23-26.5. short coffee break with lens cleaning in Pirmasens)
09) Z1gno              - Italy/Venice - arrived 28.5.2009 - shipped 9.6.2009
10) fizzog1            - Switzerland/Geneva - arrived 16.6.2009 - shipped 25.6.2009
11) broogino           - France - postponed due to broogino's holidays. Will be done on the way from Portugal to Britain - arrived 31.07.2009
12) elpecoso           - Spain/Cantabria - arrived 3.7.2009 - shipped 15.7.2009 to Rui Fernandes
13) Alvaro             - Spain/Madrid - skipped due to Alvaro's unavailability
14) rui fernandes      - Portugal/Almada - arrived 20.7.2009 - shipped 25.7.2009 to broogino
15) Marky              - UK/Windsor  - arrived 4.9.2009 -           
16) VladimirV          - UK/London  - arrived and shipped - sometimes during October             
17) peugeotpeppermill  - UK/London - arrived and shipped - sometimes during October
18) fuller             - UK/Liverpool - arrived and shipped - sometimes during October-November
19) mdavi              - Ireland/Dublin-Belfast - arrived 13.11.2009 - ???
20) Bertalan           - Canada/Port Rowan - arrived 15.12.2009 -
21) BillBingham2       - Chicago/USA - waiting for news
22) bigscarypuppy      - USA/Los Angeles - arrived 3.3.2010 - shipped 17.3.2010
23) LittleBlackBox     - USA/Seattle - arrived 19.3.2010 (there will be a small delay because of lost charger)
24) Shiro Kuro         - small change in the route, it's Hawaii and not Japan
25) Nevin              - China/Hong Kong - camera should be on its way to Bangkok
26) chrsilee           - China/Hong Kong - stop skipped due to participant's unavailability
27) znailz             - Thailand/Bangkok - arrived 21.08. 2010 (there were some problems with customs) - sent 30.8.2010
28) blue_quartz        - Singapore/Singapore - arrived 10.09.2010
29) rossalford         - Australia/Townsville - arrived 6.10.2010
30) Guy Parsons        - Australia/Sydney - arrived 15.10.2010 - sent 19.10.2010
31) thelps             - Australia/Adelaide
32) uKrris             - Republic of South Africa/Durban - arrived 2.12.2010


Click the name to see the members' photos...
01) Odklizec
02) qnadam
03) Darius
04) dgimloure
05) BlackRicoh
06) Grus74
07) Wouter
08) waloszek
09) Z1gno
10) fizzog1
11) broogino
12) elpecoso
13) stop skipped
14) rui fernandes
15) Marky
16) VladimirV
17) peugeotpeppermill
18) fuller
19) mdavi
20) Bertalan
21) BillBingham
22) bigscarypuppy
23) LittleBlackBox
24) ShiroKuro
25) Nevin
26) stop skipped
27) znailz
28) blue_quartz
29) rossalford
30) Guy Parsons
31) thelps
32) uKrris

See what people left in the travel diary...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2822

List of R10 travel injuries and illnesses...
- Somewhere on the way between Netherlands and Germany, R10 got "black corners" infection -> quickly cured by Ricoh doctors
viewtopic.php?p=10036#p10036

Here is the map with actual status...
riocharoundglobe_route.jpg
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For full interactive map with all stops (each pin shows the name and location of a member participating in this project) see this Google map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 046875&z=4
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Let's talk about some rules and instructions ;)
No PC postprocessing please! I set the camera to what I believe is the best setting for R10. But feel free to change the camera settings according to your preference. You can, of course, use in-camera editing.

You can take as many photos as you like, but before sending the camera to next person, select 5 photos you consider to be best and make them protected (there is an option to protect the photos right in camera menu). Then upload small previews (in max. size 1024x768) to this thread and upload full sized photos to the journey Flickr group (contact me about invitation). I hope Flickr is not a problem for anyone of you? I believe that most of you already have Flickr account and if not, you can create new one for free.

Finally, delete rest of your taken photos from the card. In other words, on card should be left only your five photos + all photos from previous stops.

The camera should be send to next person in as short time as possible. The name and address of following person will be provided by me (via PM). The maximum time one can hold the camera is 7 days.

Please guys, if we want to finish this project before end of this year, try to ship the camera as soon as possible. It would be ideal if the participants from the same city (London, Hong Kong) would hand the camera over in person. It would not only minimize the shipping costs but also speed the things up.

BTW, there is a Ricoh travel diary shipped with the camera. Feel free to enter few words about journey, camera, or whatever you like. Cartoons are greatly welcome too! ;)

Theme:
Ricoh folks asked me to set up an ecologic/environmental theme for this project. I thought about it for a very long time and I think it would be very hard to take a reasonable environmental photos in such short time. So the theme is open. But if possible, try to take at least one "green" themed photo. Otherwise, you can take any photo you like and in your favorite photographic style. There are no additional rules.

And now a little surprise!
At the end of camera trip, there will be announced a photo contest from all your taken photos! The winner will get a Ricoh digital camera! At the moment, I don't know which one, but I think it will be one of the actual models (actual at a time of ending this photo project). Second and third place will get the SW prizes.

UPDATE:
And the winners (voting is here) of the contests are...
Congratulation folks! And well done everyone! The journey was very interesting experience and I look forward to start next one! ;)
1st place - Wouter
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2nd place - VladimirV
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3rd place - fizzog1
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Slovakia - Zilina

Postby odklizec » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:31 pm

Here is my portion of photos...

R1066954_sm.jpg
Title: Village under the mountains.
Description: This is a view from my apartment. From time to time, if there is good visibility, I can see such nice scenery.
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:20 am
Focus length: 15.1 mm
Shutter speed: 1/290 Sec
F-number: F/4.6
ISO speed rating: 80
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


R1066973_sm.jpg
Title: God's phone box
Description: I'm going around this God's kiosk every day while walking to lunch. Slovakia is a country with strong religious history. You can find many places like this everywhere around.
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:29 pm
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/470 Sec
F-number: F/3.3
ISO speed rating: 80
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


R1067005_sm.jpg
Title: White Trash
Description: This is my feeble attempt of ecological theme. Taken during adventurous puschairing with Lucia.
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:55 am
Focus length: 8.9 mm
Shutter speed: 1/410 Sec
F-number: F/4.2
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


R1067060_sm.jpg
Title: Masks
Description: Two weeks ago, there was traditional Carnival here in Zilina. So I took several photos of various funny masks walking around crowd.
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:01 pm
Focus length: 35.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1/73 Sec
F-number: F/5.2
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


R1067138_sm.jpg
Title: Photographing Photographer
Description: This man is a colleague photographer from a local photo club. I was surprised how good the photo turned, despite the poor light and compact camera like R10.
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:28 pm
Focus length: 18.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/11 Sec
F-number: F/4.8
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -20/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby qnadam » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:52 pm

the camera arrived on friday, now i hope we will have some sunshine here :)
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby odklizec » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Great! I don't know how is the actual weather in Budapest, but here in Zilina is totally rainy and muddy and ugly and I simply hate it :evil:
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby qnadam » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:06 am

here are my pictures :)

the first two was shot almost from the same place. lights were nice, but the wind... it wasn't.

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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:43 pm
Focus length: 18.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/143 Sec
F-number: F/4.8
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:45 pm
Focus length: 27.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1/660 Sec
F-number: F/4.5
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


i was driving to home, on a road i never went before, i saw this chimney in the light, with the background of dark clouds, so i had to stop :) after some photos it started to rain, so i was lucky :)

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Image taken on: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:33 pm
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/570 Sec
F-number: F/5
ISO speed rating: 80
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


two friends of mine, in a café. in the corner you can see the shadow of my finger :D

r1067304.jpg
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:16 pm
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/32 Sec
F-number: F/3.3
ISO speed rating: 161
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


went to her today to shoot a totally different picture, but finally we took this :lol:

r1067326.jpg
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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:05 pm
Focus length: 5.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/15 Sec
F-number: F/3.6
ISO speed rating: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH R10
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


actually i have an edited version of the first and last one, here and here.


i tried to ship the camera to Lithuania, but i wasn't succesful :( went to a little post office in a hypermarket, but they weren't able to find our how to declare the value in international shipping... tomorrow i will try a bigger office... or a parcel company.
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby odklizec » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:27 pm

Thanks for posting your portion of photos! Your edited versions looks great!

BTW, I hope you don't mind, I just re-uploaded the photos directly to your post.
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby qnadam » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:45 pm

thanks :)

no, it's okay. aaand please invite me to the flickr group, and i will upload the original files.
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby odklizec » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:03 pm

Sure. Please make me your contact or simply ask for invitation in the group (I sent a PM about it).

BTW, have you been successful with shipping the camera today?
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby qnadam » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:26 am

nope, today they said packaging isn't okay for them (and they were wondering about the staff on friday, they made an inadequate closing). so i will send it with dpd on monday... im a little bit annoyed about... and sorry of course.

there's a little problem with flickr, if i don't have a pro account, then it wont show the full image, just the 1024px resized.
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Re: Ricoh Around the Globe - photos and details

Postby odklizec » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:39 am

Damn, I thought the free accounts are limited only by 200MB. That's bad. In any case, please upload your files there. I will send you all participants the access details to an ftp account, where you can upload full resolution photos.

As for shipping, don't worry. I personally know very well how bad (and overpriced) are the postal services. BTW, did you enter something in the travel diary? ;)
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