Jump to content
Annika

Commemorative Photo Gift for Nong Nooch

Recommended Posts

Annika

For those of you interested, Daryl and I are looking to organize a batch of photos as a commemorative gift to Nong Nooch. We have created an email address designated this.

If you would like to contribute, please send up to 5 (or more if you must :winkie: ) of your favorite photos from the grounds of Nong Nooch. Please title images with your name, such as Smith1, Smith2, Smith3.

We will work with the photos and add some text, i.e. IPS Biennial 2012, to the image in nice font. We will be sending the gift in the form of a cd (and maybe even a couple of large prints - wink wink, hang this on your walls!) to Nong Nooch later this year in thanks and maybe even do something more with the photos, such as a calendar.

The email address for this is:

2012biennialphotos@gmail.com

Send photos in original sizes please so we have lots of res to play with! Once we get it rolling we can share a thread showing what we've done with all the pics too.

-Annika

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

P.S. The idea came because with all the great gear and great photographers there, we know between us all we have a bunch of stellar shots and thought it would make an excellent and unexpected gift. Would be a cool thing also if they chose to print them large size for some of their facilities! I personally think a bunch of IPS photographers work would look great at that place too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rafael

What an excelent idea!

I will check all my pics (i havent done it yet).

Nice dinamic avatar Annika!

And, by the way, @ Nongnooch you were THE photographer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

I'll be glad to contribute. Since I took 2200 photos, there might be 5 worth sending.... Great idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

H Baum...."so theory" ^_^ I love it. You taught me something new. Now I need to remember when to say it appropriately!!! Yippee- glad people are interested .

Apaandssa- 2200 photos!!!! Wow! You definitely have MANY stunners in there!!!

Rafael- thank you for avatar compliment. But at Nong Nooch I really was not the photographer! I barely got any palm pics. I got some nice landscape stuff but I recognized that there was a lot of great equipment around & I know this group has a lot of great photographers. There were some moments I simply did not document because I knew I could see them here and I wanted to take a break. Well, I was sort of constantly taking a break :innocent:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgl

Annika,

That's a great idea, and we should make this request known to all Biennial participants. Many of them are not active here on PalmTalk. I'll see what I can do... And what about making the CD available to those who may be interested?

Pappa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

Annika,

That's a great idea, and we should make this request known to all Biennial participants. Many of them are not active here on PalmTalk. I'll see what I can do... And what about making the CD available to those who may be interested?

Pappa

Pappa- Can you get an email distro list to me, or I can give the message to whoever is the keeper of the distro list to mail out? I wondered about that too- the fact that not everyone is on Palm Talk (even many who are could simply not see the thread also).

Making the CD available for those interested is totally do-able. Also, we can create a Dropbox folder for the photos and that's even quicker for people to access. -Annika

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BS Man about Palms

I took just over 600 images, some were short movies.. I Hope I can find ONE ok..

BTW.. Has anyone played the CD yet? The slides at the depature banquet STOPPED when we got to NongNoonch... I hope the rest are somewhere attainable

:)

Fav so far was Palmgrover with all the Ladies... :D

PS GREAT IDEA!

All the best Theories turn into movies.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

I took just over 600 images, some were short movies.. I Hope I can find ONE ok..

BTW.. Has anyone played the CD yet? The slides at the depature banquet STOPPED when we got to NongNoonch... I hope the rest are somewhere attainable

:)

Fav so far was Palmgrover with all the Ladies... :D

PS GREAT IDEA!

All the best Theories turn into movies.. ;)

Betcha that you have TONS that are great Bill.

Just throwing the idea out there. I have a feeling that in a couple of weeks to a month I will actually start really pestering folks to contribute (if they have agreed to) so stay tuned- I will follow up!

I haven't played the cd yet....still gotta get it out of suitcase, along with many other things

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
realarch

Good idea!

Still in Bangkok, but will look at my photos when I get home. Should be one or two out of

hundreds. Really nice meeting the Palmtalk folks, that was a highlight for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

I just had to say hello to Tim (very nice to meet you at the Biennial!). It still amazes me that I can read something written by someone from Hawaii who is in Thailand just moments after it's written! Yet I'm in my Virginia Beach house headed to work in an hour or so having just enjoyed my newest issue of Palms over breakfast! Still haven't really looked at all my photos, but will enjoy doing so soon. Everybody has at least one or two they could submit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmgrover

I took just over 600 images, some were short movies.. I Hope I can find ONE ok..

BTW.. Has anyone played the CD yet? The slides at the depature banquet STOPPED when we got to NongNoonch... I hope the rest are somewhere attainable

:)

Fav so far was Palmgrover with all the Ladies... :D

PS GREAT IDEA!

All the best Theories turn into movies.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmgrover

Bill, that certenly was a good shot of me with the lady's. I haven't shown it to my wife yet though.

I wonder how that will fly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

I will be pestering everyone in a couple of weeks to start sending them to the email!

2012biennialphotos@gmail.com

B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

Someone had a great idea...expanding on this but making it a bit more unique...SW_FL_Palms- going to let you share it! I like the idea :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

SW_FL_Palms wrote me with a great sugggestion regarding this gift so with her permission just reposting the idea here:

"Since Kampon hired photographers and gave us all a cd of the event, maybe IPS attendees could do something a little different. (Otherwise, it is like giving someone a gift card for Christmas and they give you one back. )

How about asking people to submit comments, thank yous, fond moments along with the photos. I think that would be more meaningful to Kampon. I think Kampon would like having the feedback along with photos."

I think it's a great idea. Daryl & I are still tossing around ideas on how to "handle" the photos and make it extra special and I think this idea works as well. Of course, it's a collaborative effort so will rely on people's contributions....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walter John

Hi Annika, I've just sent some photos and added comments in the email. Hope others have sent something, I was very limited as my camera was out of action for the majority of the stay...very sad..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

Got it Wal! It's awesome and I love the comment you added. Maybe I will create the first sample photo-mounted-onto-backdrop (with comment below it) with that one and share it so folks can get an idea of what we're talking about....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SW_FL_Palms

For those of you on Facebook - Something we can do for Nong Nooch Gardens tourism is to Like them on Facebook. They only have 191 likes.

I'm sure everyone who attended the biennial liked the gardens. I think NNBG would appreciate the free publicity to draw more tourists and horticulturists.

This is a expert from their Facebook page:

MissionTo conserve some of the world's largest botanical collections, make a park of interest for all tourists with creative art and landscaping that everyone can enjoy. Working to build on of the greatest Elephant village's to care and demonstrate to the public our elephants intelligence as a social animal.

Company OverviewNong Nooch is traditionally a garden open to the public. Enjoy the gardens, restaurants, Thai cultural shows and elephant shows. Elephant rides and so much more! It now boasts the world's largest collections of Palms, Cycads, Bromeliads, Heliconia's and Ginger along with Thailand's largest collections of orchids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trópico

For those of you on Facebook - Something we can do for Nong Nooch Gardens tourism is to Like them on Facebook. They only have 191 likes.

I'm sure everyone who attended the biennial liked the gardens. I think NNBG would appreciate the free publicity to draw more tourists and horticulturists.

This is a expert from their Facebook page:

MissionTo conserve some of the world's largest botanical collections, make a park of interest for all tourists with creative art and landscaping that everyone can enjoy. Working to build on of the greatest Elephant village's to care and demonstrate to the public our elephants intelligence as a social animal.

Company OverviewNong Nooch is traditionally a garden open to the public. Enjoy the gardens, restaurants, Thai cultural shows and elephant shows. Elephant rides and so much more! It now boasts the world's largest collections of Palms, Cycads, Bromeliads, Heliconia's and Ginger along with Thailand's largest collections of orchids.

Which one is it? I found several but who knows which one I should like, so I will like them all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Pacific

Dear Annika, what an incredible idea!

I was looking over the one thousand plus shots of Nong Nooch that I took and can't imagine that there are any that Kampon doesn't already have in his collections. So I began to think how this tribute can be especially meaningful to Kampon and I thought of his mother. On several occasions he mentioned that it was his Mom who helped him inspire his vision and desire to have the most beautiful palm garden in the world. If I am correct, his mother was a well known actress in Thailand, perhaps including some old photographs of her would make this special gift more personal...just a thought.

It was good meeting you and so many other IPS members that will become friends as time goes on. We just touched down in Guatemala and cannot stop thinking of the amazing trip we had and largely due to Kampon and his staff at Nong Nooch. What fun. What memories.

warm regards,

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

Oh, do you prefer "palmcentric" photos or want to include other plants or animals as well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trópico

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

That would be the best! We enjoy pictures of the palms but he is enjoying the palms in person. Maybe he will enjoy an unusual view, like a closeup, that he might not notice. But above all, I'm sure he will love the most people enjoying his creations and life's work. Maybe pictures of people back in their gardens after having implemented something inspired in Nong Nooch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

Dear Annika, what an incredible idea!

I was looking over the one thousand plus shots of Nong Nooch that I took and can't imagine that there are any that Kampon doesn't already have in his collections. So I began to think how this tribute can be especially meaningful to Kampon and I thought of his mother. On several occasions he mentioned that it was his Mom who helped him inspire his vision and desire to have the most beautiful palm garden in the world. If I am correct, his mother was a well known actress in Thailand, perhaps including some old photographs of her would make this special gift more personal...just a thought.

It was good meeting you and so many other IPS members that will become friends as time goes on. We just touched down in Guatemala and cannot stop thinking of the amazing trip we had and largely due to Kampon and his staff at Nong Nooch. What fun. What memories.

warm regards,

Peter

Peter- nice words!!! Well, the good idea fairy frequents my house (I just need to bake some special treats that the "execute project" fairy also likes so she comes around more!) and tonight I thought that perhaps to simplify the project and make it acheivable as well and add that personal touch, would be to create a nice large landscape style photobook with all the images (for example from Blurb.com). People can have one photo per page and add their comment and name. It would be a great memento and something personal for Kampon.

I remember the touching things Kampon said about his mother but I would not really be comfortable searching out her photos and including them in any photo project I am helping to organize....

But I think amongst those of us here who feel we have something to share and want to contribute we can put together a faboulous set of prints and/or a beautiful photobook!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

1st- I hope Darryl also pops in over here with his two cents as we are collaborators on getting this project done :winkie: It seems like perhaps the most meaningful photos would certainly be the ones of people enjoying themselves. Obviously, the Paparazzi was out in force and Nong Nooch captured scores upon scores of great images from the Biennial but I think it's still a nice idea if we from our end put together a little something something with our own comments and gratitude.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

That would be the best! We enjoy pictures of the palms but he is enjoying the palms in person. Maybe he will enjoy an unusual view, like a closeup, that he might not notice. But above all, I'm sure he will love the most people enjoying his creations and life's work. Maybe pictures of people back in their gardens after having implemented something inspired in Nong Nooch.

I AGREE!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

PHOTOBOOK IDEA- fresh off the mind press

There's a few really great advantages with the photobook idea:

It is a project I can execute quite readily. If people continue sending their photos to the email below, along with a little comment I can create a lovely large landscape photo book that we can send to Kampon soon.

2012biennialphotos@gmail.com

The really wonderful thing about Blurb.com is that in addition to having great photobook layouts & prices, once you create a book you can also put it up for others to buy. So others who might be interested in buying this book as another collective memento can just get it right off of Blurb. I will figure this aspect out more and obviously this is not for profit and books will simply be available at cost. Blurb is pretty decently priced.

Send up to 10 photos by November 15th. Then we can work with what people sent (and include some previews of the comment/photo layouts here) and will be putting together the book - hopefully even in time for people to order it as a Christmas gift if they so choose!!!

Looking forward to it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

Thanks for the clarification and all your ideas and efforts! I'll get back to my sorting soon now that I know more what might work. Count on something from me on or before the deadline of Nov.15!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

Thanks for the clarification and all your ideas and efforts! I'll get back to my sorting soon now that I know more what might work. Count on something from me on or before the deadline of Nov.15!

Awesome!! :greenthumb:

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kim

The photobook is such a great idea! I will see if I can find a photo that is in focus... :rolleyes::mrlooney: My photos are a little disappointing. <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgl

I may have a few! :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

The photobook is such a great idea! I will see if I can find a photo that is in focus... :rolleyes::mrlooney: My photos are a little disappointing. <_<

I have a hard time believing your photos are a "little disappointing"! :winkie: Will look forward to something. I will be coming on here to harass and remind people in a couple of weeks. It needs to happen soon if I am going to get it done!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

I may have a few! :rolleyes:

I am quite sure you do!!! I think I could make a great photobook even with the contributions of the people who have already emailed or said on this thread they would, but the more the merrier and the cooler the book will be!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Daryl

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

1st- I hope Darryl also pops in over here with his two cents as we are collaborators on getting this project done :winkie: It seems like perhaps the most meaningful photos would certainly be the ones of people enjoying themselves. Obviously, the Paparazzi was out in force and Nong Nooch captured scores upon scores of great images from the Biennial but I think it's still a nice idea if we from our end put together a little something something with our own comments and gratitude.

Great idea Annika! I think we could put together a great book with people photos for Kampon. The palms at Nong Nooch are (mostly) there for the duration. The people come and go. The 2012 Biennial was certainly an event, and the people are what 'made' the event. Some will never return again. What better idea than to remind Kampon of the event than by presenting photos of all of the delegates enjoying themselves. I know he had his team put together the DVD, but I think we can create some dramatic photos of IPS members in their element!

Daryl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BS Man about Palms

I will try to do this tonight :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

In reviewing and sorting photos, I'm still not sure which, if any, of mine would be useful. I have various "views" of Nong Nooch which I enjoy, but they don't top those in the book he gave us. I have MANY of individual species, but unless he's interested in making a photo encyclopedia of his collection they may not qualify for this project. Of course I have pictures of people enjoying themselves, party and food photos showing his grand hospitality and nursery collection photos. Lastly I may have some photos trying to capture the beauty/majesty of these trees that don't really fit in the other categories such as shots looking up or leaf close ups. Maybe the last group is what you want???

1st- I hope Darryl also pops in over here with his two cents as we are collaborators on getting this project done :winkie: It seems like perhaps the most meaningful photos would certainly be the ones of people enjoying themselves. Obviously, the Paparazzi was out in force and Nong Nooch captured scores upon scores of great images from the Biennial but I think it's still a nice idea if we from our end put together a little something something with our own comments and gratitude.

Great idea Annika! I think we could put together a great book with people photos for Kampon. The palms at Nong Nooch are (mostly) there for the duration. The people come and go. The 2012 Biennial was certainly an event, and the people are what 'made' the event. Some will never return again. What better idea than to remind Kampon of the event than by presenting photos of all of the delegates enjoying themselves. I know he had his team put together the DVD, but I think we can create some dramatic photos of IPS members in their element!

Daryl

Defintely Daryl! I am not on PT often (would like to change that in the future) so find me on FB to get talking about this! You have access to the palm photos email as well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Annika

I will try to do this tonight :D

:winkie: Need to check the email but have gotten word that there are at least a few new ones in there with great photo attachments!

Just gently reminding- in an effort to actually get it done, I will be starting in Mid November to download all pics sent and begin the photo book!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

Okay, I finally marked the "send photos to Annika" off of my "To Do List". Everybody that went to Thailand can surely find some photos to share with Kampon (and all of us) when Annika is volunteering to do all the hard work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...