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P & O 2018 Cruise Calender winner

Posted 13/10/2017 - 12:13 Link
I was very pleased today to hear that one of my three images submitted for the P & O 2018 Calender Competition has been selected as one of the twelve winners. It was open for any view of, or from a P&O Cruise.
Mine were taken last year from our cruise to the Norwegian Fjords, the winner and one other were taken in Olden the other in Stavanger.
All were taken with my K S2 and the 18 - 135 ED AL DC WR, The only kit I took with me.
For anyone interested the details for the winning pic were f11, 1/125, ISO 250, at 18mm, in case the EXIF gets removed upon uploading.
Unfortunately the winners do not get a free cruise next year, only the satisfaction of having the calender distributed to all Loyalty Club members, selected Travel Agents throughout and being available to purchase on every P & O cruise next year, which is enough for me to be honest, but another cruise would have been nice.
Hope someone enjoys.
Regards Graham.
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Posted 13/10/2017 - 14:54 Link
Congratulations. I presume the first was the winner ?
Posted 13/10/2017 - 17:24 Link
Hi Peter
Yes the first one is the one selected, I did put a caption underneath it but it does nt appear for some reason.
Posted 13/10/2017 - 19:13 Link

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Posted 13/10/2017 - 19:29 Link
Very well done...nice shots.

I understand you doing it just for the experience but you'd have thought a huge multinational company like P&O could have afforded to 'pay' for the images wouldn't you? Stingy lot.

That water must be deep so close to shore to be able to take a liner that size.


Posted 13/10/2017 - 21:20 Link
Congratulations...thats quite an accolade...
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Posted 13/10/2017 - 22:10 Link
Well done indeed. Aren't you honoured with a P&O Cruises Monopoly board too?
To be honest, the prize seems a bit stingy for a large company like that. Even the BBC's Countryfile calendar winner gets a £1000 prize and the runner up £500.

You realise you've given them consent to use the image and acknowledge and affirm that you are granting Carnival plc trading as P&O Cruises permission to use your photograph royalty- free, with a worldwide right and licence to use, reproduce, modify and display your photograph on any media including social media and for advertising and promotional purposes? That's worth many £1,000s to them! Presumably they could use your image for an international hoarding or press campaign and you'd get nothing for it.
If that's true that's pretty poor really. Have a read of this:

As far as I can determine, you've given the rights to use those photos to P&O for virtually free.
John K
Edited by JAK: 13/10/2017 - 22:24
Posted 14/10/2017 - 07:48 Link
Very nice photos.

It's a pity the boat wasn't sinking then you would have been able to get a fair price

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Posted 14/10/2017 - 07:58 Link
Jakís comments are well made but then presumably you knew the conditions when you submitted the photo, so I hope your enjoyment at your photo being selected is not diminished. Well done!
Posted 14/10/2017 - 11:02 Link
Well done!

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Posted 14/10/2017 - 11:42 Link

As a young teenager in the mid 1960s, I came second in a competition run by Chandris Lines. The first prize was a Mediterranean cruise for two; but I came second, so mine was for just one. My parents nobly skrimped and saved for additional fares so I could enjoy the prize! (Being a teenager, I doubt I appreciated the gesture as much as I should.)

The winning shot was taken with a Halina Paulette Electric, not a Pentax, so I canít post it here. The standard of prize from cruise companies may have declined over the past 50 years, but (I can assure you) the standard of winning shot has improved immeasurably.
Regards, Christopher

Edited by CMW: 14/10/2017 - 11:44
Posted 15/10/2017 - 19:03 Link
CMW wrote:
The winning shot was taken with a Halina Paulette Electric, not a Pentax, so I canít post it here.

Well done too! You could always post it on your own web pages and link to it....!
John K
Posted 15/10/2017 - 21:08 Link
CMW wrote:
...The winning shot was taken with a Halina Paulette Electric, not a Pentax, so I canít post it here.....

Somehow I don't think (or at least I hope - given that the Halina brand is long-since deceased, and thus not now if ever (!) a "competitor" to Pentax!) that too many of the "powers that be" would object too much to you posting it here - given that you are an active contributor here AND obviously, nowadays, a Pentax enthusiast. Also I'm guessing that that old camera was part of the lifelong progress to you becoming that
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