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2011 Shutterchance Meet-Up

 

On our recent trip to England, Astrid and I met up with 13 other Shutterchancers,

most of whom were at Dudley's Black Country Living Museum on 4 September.

We met Chad, Alan, Ellie and Mike in Winchester or Bath.

 

Top Row:  Richard, Penny, Tracy, Bill

Left Side:  Brian and Paul

Center:  Ginnie (moi), Chris and Astrid

Right Side:  Les and Martin

Bottom Row:  Chad, Alan, Ellie (wishing privacy), and Mike

 

At my Vision & Verb post today, you can also meet CherryPie,

who braved joining us in Dudley.



2011 Shutterchance Meet-Up

 

On our recent trip to England, Astrid and I met up with 13 other Shutterchancers,

most of whom were at Dudley's Black Country Living Museum on 4 September.

We met Chad, Alan, Ellie and Mike in Winchester or Bath.

 

Top Row:  Richard, Penny, Tracy, Bill

Left Side:  Brian and Paul

Center:  Ginnie (moi), Chris and Astrid

Right Side:  Les and Martin

Bottom Row:  Chad, Alan, Ellie (wishing privacy), and Mike

 

At my Vision & Verb post today, you can also meet CherryPie,

who braved joining us in Dudley.



comments (44)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2011, 00:29
Excellent montage, Ginnie.

Nice to meet Ellie for the first time...did you let her know we are awaiting her next set of fine images?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. I think Ellie is in another world these days. I was just glad we were able to meet up with her again!
Great presentation Ginnie..... they are a fine looking group of people who spend many hours looking through a piece of glass with only one eye grin....
i have a young guest photographer posted tonight... come see won't yousmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. What a motley crew!
And to the group ....it is nice to meet all of you.... i have enjoyed your visits immensely....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to put a face behind a name, Peter, for sure!
Well done! It's like a Rogues Gallery of ShutterChancers! smile It's wonderful to put faces to all the photos they post!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. Indeed. We're a motley crew. grin
Cuckoo Ginnie, it is very nice these meetings, and owl to go in England, kiss, good day...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pierrot. Blogger meet-ups really are great, aren't they!
lovely and pleasant tribute Ginnie!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2011, 07:29
what a great collage of the group, to see them all

BTW I will be gone for a few weeks, vacation break, so be back at the end of this month!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. It's always great to see the faces behind the names.

Have a great vacation!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Sep 2011, 07:33
This brings back great memories, it was great to meet them all and spare some time with them.
Thanks for the wonderful 'line-up', I think it is fun to show 'the person behind the picture'.
It was great to meet CherryPie too.
Blame it on the Internet smile
Ginnie Hart: Blame just about everything on the internet, right? smile I love it. Bedankt, MLMA.
Great set of pictures Ginnie. i'll catch up on v&v later
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. As you see, my best one of you was at your own house!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2011, 08:29
Oh crikey! Goodness, so that's what I look like smile A fine set of images, Ginnie, and always so good to put faces to names. I'm sure you and Astrid had alovely time over here. I love the image of you, Chris and Astrid - wondeful!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE finally having a face with your name, Alan! Thank you again for taking the time and effort to meet up with us in Winchester. I'll never forget it.
Very good Ginnie, looks like Trimbo is pulling his Prince Charles face.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Mick.
Hey, how cool ! Must have been great fun ! I already met around 30 photobloggers (among them one on top of that montage i appreciated a lot the humor & friendship !) and it's always such a pleasant thing to share photo & chit-chats, correct ?
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Karine. Which one of these have you met? I'd love to know. smile Yes, it really is wonderful to actually put a face and personality with each name. Nothing like it in the world. Merci.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2011, 09:33
a memorable gathering - thanks for the compilaton pic with names Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Very memorable, indeed, Penny, and you're more than welcome.
A real nice picture Ginnie. It is wonderful to see you all.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. A great time was had by all...the second year in a row!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2011, 10:06
A nice bunch of likeable and friendly looking persons -oh, Alan looks a bit like my father in the fifties - it is suiting that Yourself, Astrid, and Chris (the wonderful host) are placed in the central stage!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. We saw 15 SC bloggers (including ourselves, HA) over the course of 6 days, but the collage I wanted to use has only 13 spots. That's when I realized the 3 of us could make the center spot because Chris was our host the entire time. I loved how it all came together! smile
Someday I would love to meet you all. Wonderful how you put it all together.
Ginnie Hart: We all would LOVE to meet you, Mary, so let's make it happen! You belong here. Thanks!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Sep 2011, 10:20
Great capture of this wonderful group I am sad I could not be there
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. The good thing for both Astrid and me is that WE have met you. Maybe one day we'll meet you together with the rest of the group. That would be very nice.
Wonderful record of a great get together, here's to the next one.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a joy to us both, Martin. We have often mentioned since a week ago how good it was to meet you and Elaine both!
A wonderful composite of distinguished photographers! What a great opportunity for everyone to meet and enjoy the company of fellow blogger:^)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. You would have fit right in with all of us! smile
Excellent capture and composition, and it is always nice to know who comes and see our pictures! wink Well done! Love montage, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sue. We're quite the motley crew, aren't we. smile
Une très belle rencontre et de très bon souvenirs !!
Excellent montage de tous ces portraits !
Bonne journée.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jean-Louis. Merci. It was a great time together.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Sep 2011, 12:17
Some new ones - at least, for me. Those mugs with hair, show a lot of grey. I am pretty sure that Chad's blonde top is maintained from a bottle wink
Glad to know that Ellie is still around and I saw an Olympus strap around her back. I miss her.
Your collaboration was a good one.
Ginnie Hart: 4 new ones for me, Louis, so it made for a greet meet-up, especially meeting the "old" ones again. Thank you.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2011, 12:20
Ha ha you should have done mine in B&W I clearly don't look good in colour ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Well, you were in night-time mode in low lighting, Mike, which didn't help at all. The rest of us, as you can see, had the benefit of the sun! Thanks anyway.
Oh, to be part of that jolly & fun meet up; lucky you, Ginnie.

Enjoyed, as usual, reading your V&V submission. It just goes to show how the Internet can impact our lives in a positive way.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeedy, Beverly. We are so enriched by such meet-ups! Thank you kindly.
As you know I've already seen this before today Ginnie, it is a great collage, the only one I've not met on there is Alan, one day perhaps. I've just realised, I reckon I'm the oldest one in this group, oh dear, time is moving too fast.
Ginnie Hart: I was wondering if you were the oldest, Brian. Well, many of the rest of us are defintiely following suit. smile Thanks.
And a motley crew they are smile Nice composition, Ginnie. The congregation appears to be growing - next time you'll have to hire a hall smile
Ginnie Hart: It was great fun, Tom. Thanks. Maybe next time you can come...and THEN we'll rent a hall. smile
What a shame!
I missed all the fun...
So do you guys meet annually in Britain?

Did you guys bully Cherie? Ha!
15 Shutterchancers vs 1 Shuttercrasher?

Oh yes, did you enjoy the weather? Ha...
Ginnie Hart: You did miss all the fun, LC! We would like to make this an annual event and possibly at the same time of the year, though maybe in different places. We'll definitely stay in touch.

Believe it or not, Cherry was such a good sport and came on her own free will...along with her husband. So she knew at least one person who would have beaten us up if we hadn't been kind to her. grin

The weather was perfect until our last day...the day we left and really had nothing planned...so it really was perfect!
Looks like it was a blast!! I wish I could have gone. Having any more in London??
Ginnie Hart: It really was a blast, Adam. We'd like to make this an annual event (two years running thus far), so we'll keep it all in mind. Who knows where next! smile It would be fun to meet you, too.
Hello Ginnie, What a lovely compilation of you all. I really enjoyed coming to Dudley with Martin to meet you
all. Elaine
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Elaine. We so enjoyed both you and Martin. In fact, on Friday I plan to have a YouTube or photo album where you, too, are included. It was so much fun to get faces with the names...and spouses too!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2011, 21:52
Nice meet-up!
Ginnie Hart: It was, Oscar! Gracias.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2011, 22:23
you were using that amazing lens to great effect Ginnie - I don't even mind this picture of me and usually I hate not being the person behind the camera. I only wish I could have been around to meet Chad, Ellie and co
Ginnie Hart: It was great meeting you, Paul, whom I've always known as Tadpole. smile Now you have a real face with you real name. smile Too bad the others couldn't be with us. Maybe next year?
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2011, 23:02
Super collage of high powered people :p Nice to see you all!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Next year you need to join us, SAVO!!! Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Sep 2011, 23:19
So many happy faces. It sure looks like you had a wonderful time.
Ginnie Hart: It was a fabulous time, Frida. I feel so lucky. One day it will be YOU, I hope.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2011, 23:49
A lovely montage, it is nice to see you all smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I have an album or YouTube coming up on Friday where you'll see many more images of you and Mark. Happy memories!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2011, 23:56
I just noticed LC,s comment, made me smile as always smile

I can confirm no bullying, just one accusation of gatecrashing!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! LC is so funny. We sure are glad you DID gate-crash. It wouldn't have been the same without you and Mark. Thanks again for coming.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2011, 05:47
Good to see you all Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kala. It's good to "document" the event and see us all in one spot. smile
  • tede
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2011, 07:54
Enjoy many beautiful photographs and many stories of course! Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tede, exactly. Thank you. Merci.
that must have been a cool experience!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Joshi, it was! Thanks.
looks like a nice bunch, I'm sure you had a good time!
Ginnie Hart: A great bunch, Wim. We were so lucky to see all of them, most of them for the second or third time! Bedankt.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 13 Sep 2011, 11:18
Joli composition de portraits,tous expressifs,plus joli les uns que les autres...Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Jany. We had such a great timr together.
Nice to see you all Ginnie. I especially like the one of you, Chris and Astrid. A great " chums" shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. We like that one with Chris, too. smile Maybe next time we'll get to see YOU?! I hope so.
Muy buen colage con todos los retratos, el que mas me gusta es el que lleva la camara de Olympus, como la mia... jajaja

Felicidades por el encuentro con los blogueros!!!!

Cuando vengas a Barcelona no te olvides de avisarme y asi poder conocerte!!!

Un abrazo!!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, MA. It's always fun to see who uses the same camera as ours, isn't it. Barcelona, you say? I have been there twice and would love to take Astrid there to spend some time. If so, we will surely let you know!
A-ha! now i get to put faces to names smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! Maybe next year we can meet you, too! smile
Its so great you got to meet all these fellow bloggers in person - must have been a blast!
Ginnie Hart: We had already met several of these people last year, JP, but it's still a joy to all get together. It sure makes blogging and commenting so much better! smile Thanks.

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