And we got a winner! The help Martin at the Photo Awards prize.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 792 days ago 1670 reads 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And we got a winner!
The help Martin at the Photo Awards.

Some of you probably remember that Martin not so long ago asked us for our help, and vote if we liked his picture and so as a natural thing I helped him to give my vote at the Photo Awards 2011 held by

Picture: Bagan Balloons – Myanmar (Burma)
See his wonderful photos here:

But also I loved his picture and found it more than a photo – a catch of a magic moment, kind of a fairytale told in one shot.

So I was happy and hat long forgotten all about the post martin made when I received a mail from him:

Message Surprise, surprise… long forgotten mini-contest and you’re winner: :)

Thanks for your vote.
Cheers :)

And so yesterday a pack arrived in Copenhagen…
I was a little confused since I expected a square picture but got a long thin pack…
Could this be the pack from Martin? Or was it a LJ buddy surprise?

As I opened it I was even more surprised, this looked like some super cool trade fair display thing…
Did Martin mess up the order?
What is this thing, in a cool design and a box that seems to explain the story?

Once I rolled out the roll it was clear – it was Martins picture.
In a beautiful print quality and on a kind of crisp foil.

So time to solve the mystery…
What is it in the box, what are these nicely made aluminum profiles use…
Read the manual!

Actually just a fast look and it was easy to see what to do, three parts needed to be put together and the print on to this in already made holders, almost too easy.

Even screw and holdfast for wire is in the box for alternative methods of hanging this on the wall.
As you can see on the photo the company who make these frames are called Xpozer and i found a link for then here: if some one should want to know more.

And it was all also written on the box.

Here you see it all put together, it was so logic that I could not do wrong.

The rest is just to put it on a nail.
And so it is now hanging on my wall, with a distance that makes it stand out due to the hidden aluminum frame.

And so the story ends with Martins wonderful picture on my wall.

Thank you Martin.

The best of my thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 792 days ago

Cool Pix! Congrats to both Martin and you, Mads!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 792 days ago

I just love that pic. You are right, there is a whole story in there.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 792 days ago

Thanks for this detailed unboxing post and photos, Mads. It made my day :)

Cool to see it on your wall.

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

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#4 posted 792 days ago

Great work guys, great to hear and see LJ”s spirit at work…BC

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#5 posted 792 days ago

Very Heartwarming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 792 days ago

Yeah great in every way :) Congrats guys :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#7 posted 792 days ago

that is really so beautiful, congrats mads for being the recipient of a wonderful gift, it looks great on your wall, and your right, its more then just a picture…i remember when i was in anchorage alaska, they had balloons like this, and it was just magical to see and watch them rise, and martin caught the same moment…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 792 days ago

Thanks for posting Mafe as I have just had a look through Martins Flikr page. Some stunning work Martin – well done. I too loved that photo when I saw it first time around. It reminded me so much of a very spooky few days I had in Pagan in the early eighties.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 792 days ago

nice win mads

with your loving
and positive look at life

this is how it works

great work martin
congratulations both !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 791 days ago

Congrats to both of you!!

-- Bert

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#11 posted 791 days ago

That is a beautiful picture and looks great on your wall. Congrats.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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David Grimes

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#12 posted 791 days ago

Great picture and story. Congratulations and thanks to you both.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#13 posted 791 days ago

Nice one Mads. Really cool picture too.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#14 posted 791 days ago

Contrats to you both . Wonderful photo. It proves that reality is at the very least as interesting as fantasy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 791 days ago

What a treat. Congratualtions to you and Martin. The picture is one of those that I could look at and study for a long time. It just seems to draw you in.

Take care

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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