Below the list of participants (in enrollment order):
1. Gary Poole (gpoole) US 2. Rick E Hulbert (rhulbert) CA 3. James Eaton (f11) US 4. Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49) US 5. James Gould (jgould2) US 6. James D Davie (jay dee) CA 7. John D. Roach (jdroacj) US 8. Lance Levine (llevine) US 9. David Mathre (david_mathre) US 10. Philip Boggs (photo_phil) US 11. Pete Wilson (Pete Wilson) US 12. Ronald Wright (rwwright) US 13. James Knighten (emi_fiend) US 14. Richard D Keefer (LilCaptainDick) US 15. Dennis Owens (DennisOwens) DE 16. Donald E Patterson (stentdoc) US 17. James Thackrey (jthackrey) US 18. MaryKaye Frazier (MKFRAZIER) US 10. Robert Kovach (bobjoek) US 20. Patricia Kovach (patk) US 21. Brad McDowell (Laserdoc) US 22. Georges Pauly (pollux_) LU 23. Dan Johnsen (dwj) US 24. Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) US 25. J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) MX
After six ANPAT's in a row, I have to pass this time.
I will be in Europe doing the TUTW-IV from Barcelona to St Petersburg by Boat in 7 weeks!!!
Maybe next time ...
Albert Esschendal - Nikonian in Hengelo(O.), The Netherlands ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Nikonians Moderator: D5/D4/D3/D2/D1 Users Group, D300/D200/D100 Users Group, Nikkor Autofocus Lenses and Dutch Cafe Moderator Website: Albert Esschendal Photography
You are fortunate to work for a company that let you be away from work for 52+ days and be part of UTPW-IV (Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage). This trip was equivalent to 7+ ANPATs. For the ANPAT veterans that complain about sunrises being too early and sunsets too late and not being able to get enough sleep on a seven day ANPAT, this was a seven+ week intensive photography trip. For much of this trip, we were far enough north that sunrise was before 5 AM and sunset after 10 PM.
There were three segments to the trip, and you didn’t have to sign up for all three. There were several other Nikonians that were on one or two of the segments. With all three segments, we visited 19 countries (Spain, Monaco, Italy, Morocco, Gibraltar, Portugal, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany). During the first two segments, Michael Mariant and Spence Weiner led the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshops (segment 1 – travel photography, segment 2 – street photography). On segment 3 we were on our own, but there were several veterans from UTPW-1 (Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage in the Caribbean) and UTPW-2 (Semester at Sea Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage in Central America and the Panama Canal). We used our experience from UTPW-2 where we made a time-lapsed video of the Panama Canal passage to make a time-lapsed video of our Kiel Canal passage in Germany (Thanks to Howard Ignatius).
One picture of Albert with his hand on the rooster in Riga, Latvia. Most, tourist can only rub the nose of the pig.
As we were traveling from Dublin to Dover, I got an image of a ship in front of the sun at sunset. When I asked Albert what the probability of seeing this again he said zero. By the end of the trip, I had images of 8 ships (or sail boats) in front of the sun at sunrise or sunset.
I also, saw Noctlucent clouds while we were on the Baltic Sea and made a short time-lapsed video from my cabin porthole.
Sat 27-Jul-13 03:46 PM | edited Sat 27-Jul-13 04:00 PM by jdroach
Splendid...look forward to seeing you at ANPAT 13. I sure wish my schedule would have allowed that UTPW trip. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Are you going on the UTPW next year May 18 to June 15. I am interested in finding out even more. It looks like teaming up and sharing could be beneficial.
I got the ANPAT Bug! It just does not seem right to miss an ANPAT.
I would like to do this ANPAT with my GF. She is a Gold Member here in Nikonians.
I am experiencing the same problem as last year signing up with this Automated system. It does not recognize my Armed Forces Europe State of AE. Can I pass the data to you again via PM and see if you can handle it for me to sign up for two seats?
>Hi JRP, > >I got the ANPAT Bug! It just does not seem right to miss an >ANPAT. > >I would like to do this ANPAT with my GF. She is a Gold Member >here in Nikonians.
>Dennis > Dennis, It does not sound like "GF" indicates "good friend." I am not a "She."
Just because I was disabled on May 8th having another surgery on my F/Achilles does not mean you can sneakingly register for ANPAT13 without my knowledge.
I'll see how this one goes, but my doctor indicated how much fun he's having, and that I might need another one. So I will be the last one to sign up this year measuring my potential, every day before the list is full, for a healthy visit to Arizona in October.
Thank you Pete, I will be ready to go. And Dennis, I anticipate seeing you in both August and October. Today, Jim Gould and I shot the Venice Rookery with his 600mm and he let me use his 500mm. I was restricted to my knee-walker and I did I violate the Medicare rules but nevertheless got out of the house. Buick
Dennis is a good name. Guess we will have to hope that Jim Nichols will sign up.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Gets a bit worrisome watching one of these things come barreling down I 44 towards you, but nothing like being hit by one. A local group has a 44 ft semi trailer that is being filled with donated relief supplies to send back down the highway to Moore.
Remember that everyone attending was at one time a newbie. The great thing about the ANPATS is that we all enjoy equal status. We all learn from each other, regardless of our level of experience or amount of gear. People from all walks of life come together in the spirit of the sheer enjoyment of photography. I can tell you that after you meet all of the attendees on the first afternoon and evening, you will not feel like a newbie.
No you aren't the only newbie. I count 7 first timers.
As Rick Hulbert said, it won't take long to feel part of the group. I've never heard any previous first timers complaining about feeling left out. I certainly didn't when I attended my first ANPAT 7 years ago.
It's a great and varied bunch of Nikonians.
Gary in SE Michigan, USA. Nikonians membership - My most important photographic investment, after the camera. D4, D810, D300 (720nm IR conversion), D90, F6, FM3a (black), FM2n (chrome) YashicaMat 124, Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 My Nikonians Gallery & Our Chapter Gallery
Have no fears or concerns. ANPAT 11 in 2011 was my first adventure trip. I came with a D90 and some DX lens, some apprehension and felt a little intimidated and yet captured some wonderful images along with some that were not so good.
I had only been doing photography with gusto, since 2009 having only dabbled in it during some 30 plus years prior. In fact "Digital" beyond a point a shoot was largely a big mystery to me until I joined Nikonians. ANPAT 11 as was ANPAT 12 were a total immersion experiences that kick started me to the next level in my photography as well as giving me exposure to some great people who shared their knowledge and experiences.
Additionally, we had fun as we got know one another and even sometimes shared equipment and how to do things, figure out the menu as well as some good conversation and a joke or two. Everyone is helpful and fun. So, I say, welcome! Come capture the light. Come and enjoy and along the way you will get some images, some will be keepers of wonderful Arizona, new friends, and learn a lot. We look forward to meeting you. By the way, I enjoyed seeing your China trip images in your gallery.
Looking forward to the trip and getting to know everyone. I am leaving Saturday for a trip to the Sea of Cortez so getting my underwater camera gear ready to go. Hopefully I will get a couple of good pics there. I will be on a boat for a week with nothing to do but eat, sleep, dive and take pics.
Welcome. The learning curve from Newbee to oldtimer is very quick on our Anpats. You will have a great time. I just wish that sunrise was later and we could get more sleep. Looking forward to meeting you.
Counting the days. Have my route planned including a stop in Rocky Mountain NP for a Photo Safari with Jason Odell (with at least two other former ANPAT folks). I hope that this time I don't have to deal with returning home to a hurricane (and the power going out for 9 days).
Coincidentally, the Worldwide Photowalk this year occurs on October 5th the same day that ANPAT starts. Last year the same thing happened, and I was able to join the Santa Fe Worldwide Photowalk prior to the start of ANPAT. It looks like there will be a Sedona Worldwide Photowalk from 9-11 AM http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/sedona-az-united-states-in-the-parking-on-the-creek-side/ that you might consider if getting to Sedona early. Unfortunately, I probably wouldn’t be able to make it since I will be driving in from Green River Utah.