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Testimonials for our ANPATs

Keywords: anpat, trips

The ANPAT is all about sharing, learning and inspiring, out in the field. A great opportunity to get out of your daily routine, and fully dedicate yourself to your passion in the company of great fellow Nikonians. You will be tired when you come back -we shoot from sunrise to sunset- but you will have a big smile on your face from this wonderful experience where the laughs are not scarce and the gorgeous images made by you ... seem to just happen.

It has been most to rewarding to hear what our own members have to say about our community. Our highest appreciation to all of you.

But they also have much to say about our Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trips (ANPATs).
To our faithful ANPAT repeaters, thanks a lot.


Below a sample of their comments on our ANPATs

A huge vote of thanks to Chris, Glenda, Mark and everyone else who put this event (3rd ANPAT) together. I was quite impressed with the care and attention that went into making it flow so smoothly. All in all, a very enjoyable week! I've never been rained on together with a better bunch of folks. It was a pleasure meeting everyone. Looking forward to next year.
Bob Johnson (bobj), Nikonian in Seattle Washington, USA 

Bob is now a full-time professional photographer

I would like to echo the comments of the other participants in the ANPAT, it was just a great time. Chris, Glenda and Mark deserve a great deal of credit for making all of us feel at home and working so hard to insure we came away with some wonderful memories and hopefully great photos. Thanks to each of you, and many thanks to all the Nikonians who shared their knowledge and experience with those of us who needed help.
James Fitzgerald (JimFitz) A New Jersey Nikonian USA

Jim has attended all ANPATs since

What can I say? The ANPAT exceeded my expectations in every way. I knew I would meet great people and have some great shooting locations, but it was even better than I expected. I can't wait for next year's ANPAT!
Jonathan Bloom (jbloom) A Connecticut Nikonian USA

Jon is by now another ANPAT frequent repeater.

This trip will live forever in my head, and I must tell you all that my wife (who is not a photographer) was extremely envious after all the stories I told her.
Rimon Rafiah (Rimon), Nikonian in Jerusalem, Israel

Rimon comes all the way from Israel to join us at the ANPATs and has since also attended other Nikonians Workshops in the US.

Ok guys: What a trip! (1st ANPAT) The Nantahala National Forest received us with the best of its palette of colors. My granddaughter, with her huge eyes in awe just said: "Not even in my dreams I have imagined such falls". Neither did I know I could photograph them like that, thanks to fellow ANPAT goers. Our special thanks to Doug and Duck for an splendid job as guides and coaches and for the non-stop laughter. Now let's make it a tradition.
J. Ramon Palacios (jrp), Nikonian in Mexico

Ramon, one of our two founders, has been faithful to his promise and makes sure an ANPAT is organized every year. He has only missed ANPAT 9th.

Here I am in Denver (after the 4th ANPAT) for a good night's sleep before I head back home tomorrow from the Moab trip. First impressions - GREAT!!!  I'm sure a few(!) pictures from the trip will eventually make their way on to the site, but remember that whatever you see here can't begin to describe the enjoyment of the trip. Thanks to all who had a part in making it happen.
Bob Tomerlin (drjimbob), Nikonians Moderator Emeritus from Maryland, USA (R.I.P.)

The 6th was my third ANPAT. The 5th was my second, the first being number 4.
Would I come back next year? - In a heartbeat!
This ANPATs are a great experience.
I will keep on going to the ANPATs for as long as I can.

Pete Wilson (Pete Wilson), Nikonian in Missouri, USA

Pete also attended the 7th, 8th and 9th ANPATs and has already booked his place for the 10th

And the list goes on and on for all ANPATs.........

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