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Best sportsshooter icon?
Max Bittle, Photographer, Student/Intern
Carterville | IL | USA | Posted: 2:19 PM on 04.23.04
->> after seeing new member sam greenwood's icon, i think he's got the best one.
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Nick Doan, Photographer, Student/Intern
Scottsdale | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:23 PM on 04.23.04
->> I dunno, I'm really partial to new member Whitney Curtis' Icon. Talk about "outta this world!" ;)

Brian Nicholson's Icon always cracked me up too. There are so many good ones on ehre that it would be really hard to saw whch is the best.
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Brad Mangin, Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA | Posted: 2:32 PM on 04.23.04
->> Here is a poll that we did awhile back on this subject:

http://www.sportsshooter.com/poll.html?results=1&pid=33
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Alan Stewart, Photographer
Corydon | IN | USA | Posted: 3:05 PM on 04.23.04
->> I'm pretty bad with names, but I don't forget an good icon.

I always get a chuckle out of the one with a dude and a rabid dog "growling."

Jenna Isaacson's is another that comes to mind...love the lighting in that photo...
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Wes Hope, Photographer
Maryville | TN | USA | Posted: 3:17 PM on 04.23.04
->> That's a bear. And I'm the rabid one. ;)

Wait, are you even talking about my icon? Hmmm.
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Alan Stewart, Photographer
Corydon | IN | USA | Posted: 3:44 PM on 04.23.04
->> Eh...you may call that a bear in Tennessee, but it's just an overgrown dawg here in the Hoosier state ;-)

That's the icon I was talking about :^)
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Conor O'Healy, Photographer
Tualatin | OR | USA | Posted: 4:20 PM on 04.23.04
->> I vote for Wes's icon as well. That one always makes me smile.

Conor
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Amherst | MA | USA | Posted: 10:22 PM on 04.23.04
->> Brian Nicholson's icon scares the crap out of me......but I like it!
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David Boily, Photographer
Ville St-Laurent | QC | Canada | Posted: 10:37 PM on 04.23.04
->> I vote for Wes also. I always get a chuckle when I see it, then ponder how and under what circumstances it was taken.

Do share Wes, so I can move on to other things.

Dave
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philadelphia | PA | US | Posted: 10:50 PM on 04.23.04
->> Oh yeah...most of you know me as this guy:

http://www.contrastphotography.com/delane_web/image/image6.jpg

But I get a LOT of interest based on my icon of a young model/Princeton Student/friend named Kim...take a look at the most recent messages that I received:

This is a message sent from your SportsShooter.com member page at:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/dbrouse

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Sender: xxx xxxxxxx
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com
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This user's message:

not only brains, but beauty as well i see. your photos are almost as lovely as yourself. i am myself a digi photog, nice work. You go Woman!
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Also...
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Sender: yyy
Phone: your phone
Email: yyyyyyyy@hotmail.com
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This user's message:

could you send me a pic of your
self , you look great in the pic that
is already there,but its too tiny
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I guess thats the price I pay for having such an attractive icon ;)

Names have been changed/deleted to protect the guilty!
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Grover Sanschagrin, Photographer, Assistant
Albany | CA | USA | Posted: 11:08 PM on 04.23.04
->> Delane: So, when can I get that pic? You never answered me!
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Grover Sanschagrin, Photographer, Assistant
Albany | CA | USA | Posted: 11:12 PM on 04.23.04
->> By the way, don't forget about this story!

"The Art of the Member Icon: A Critical Analysis"
http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/925

"The fifty-pixel canvas of unlimited creativity."
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Jenn Jedynak, Photographer, Student/Intern
Cache Bay | ON | Canada | Posted: 11:45 PM on 04.23.04
->> Delane: I'm LMAO - Due to your icon, I've always thought you were a woman. Guess that's the subconscious mind for you.
Thanks for posting the link to the real you. More people should do that, so those of us who haven't been to a Luau (YET) can put faces to the names/icons. And, if subconsciously you think I'm a turtle, I won't fault you for it :-)
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Robert Caplin, Photographer, Student/Intern
Athens | OH | USA | Posted: 12:17 AM on 04.24.04
->> I've always been a fan of Pontus Hook's icon and it's constantly changing color when he updates...or at least it used to change colors. It's been black and white for some time now. Pontus, I think it's time for a color change you crazy Swede! ;)

Robert
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Robert Longhitano, Photographer
North Wales | PA | USA | Posted: 1:00 AM on 04.24.04
->> I'm with Robert, Pontus's Icon is the best! How about the red one? I haven't seen that one in a while.

BTW Delanes IS a women he's the one in the middle ;-)

http://www.sportsshooter.com/funpix_view.html?id=619
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Brad Penner, Photographer
Matawan | NJ | USA | Posted: 1:21 AM on 04.24.04
->> I use this one on AIM... made it myself. Don't really know why I've never used it here... most of us are sports fans... I'm sensing an icon change in my not-too-distant future. :) WARNING: Link contains an icon that some may consider offensive.

http://www.bradpenner.com/nyy.gif :)

-b.
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Gene Blevins, Photographer
Woodland Hills | CA | USA | Posted: 1:41 AM on 04.24.04
->> Does anyone know the photo guy with the american flag as his Icon and it the flag actually moves in the box? I like to know how he did it???
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Brad Penner, Photographer
Matawan | NJ | USA | Posted: 1:45 AM on 04.24.04
->> It's called an animated .gif, and they're not uncommon. This one's hysterical. http://www.bradpenner.com/spidy.gif :)

-b.
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Pontus Hook, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 1:53 AM on 04.24.04
->> Blue is the flavor of the week, Robert and Robert. ;)
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 9:56 AM on 04.24.04
->> I like Michael Treola's icon. It always makes me smile.
Of course I also love mine as it is my dearly beloved cat who passed away last September.
Come to think of it, I haven't seen an icon here that I don't like.

Debbie
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Wes Hope, Photographer
Maryville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:13 AM on 04.24.04
->> David, it's a just a silly self-portrait in front of a stuffed black bear at a kid's museum. I have a disease called "Cameri reversus". It's a strange disorder in which I have *too* many self portraits of myself to be considered a normal, healthy shooter. What can I say? I like look back and remember the places I've been.

So how bout it fellow Sports Shooters? Anybody else infected with the sickness? Maybe we could start some sort of 12 step program to keep folks from filling endless CF cards with goofy self portraits. Or better yet, maybe I could lead a breakout session at the Luau: the Art of the Environmental Hail Mary Self Portrait or My Life In Pictures
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Andrew Phelps, Photographer, Student/Intern
Vista (San Diego) | CA | USA | Posted: 2:47 AM on 04.25.04
->> I have always loved Grover's icon, and I used to think G.J. McCarthy was a woman because of his old icon -- his wife holding a drink.

This thread inspired me to update mine. Hopefully it's not too frightening/distracting.
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Andrew McGovern, Photographer
Tokyo | -- | JAPAN | Posted: 3:35 AM on 04.25.04
->> Hey man,

A moving icon? Whoa. It's freakin me out! Get'm off me! Get'm off me!!
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Brian Nicholson, Photographer
Ogden | Utah | USA | Posted: 11:25 PM on 04.25.04
->> This icon is an example of my reaction to the following:

"Could you get a horizontal shot for my layout."
"Uhh,...Honey, uhh.... that pregnancy test...."
From city editor, "I think there is value in shooting building mugs."
"Da, da.....poo poo"
"Is this all you got?"
"This is Mary at Dr. Tooth's office, your appt. is tomorow."
"There is a problem with the disk "NIKON D1H". Some information may have been lost"

BN
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Liane Rebeka Gersich, Photographer, Assistant
Madison | WI | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 04.26.04
->> I've always liked Joe Gosen's icon. Very creative! I think there's too many great icons to pick just one, or even twenty. Pretty impressive how big SS has gotten since 2002. How many members now?
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Brian Nicholson, Photographer
Ogden | Utah | USA | Posted: 10:37 AM on 04.26.04
->> By the way, nice work Andrew.

BN
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Jeff Hinds, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 4:09 AM on 05.31.04
->> Grover....

So when can we expect the "self portrait" section in our member pages??!?!?

JH
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Temple | TX | USA | Posted: 1:54 PM on 05.31.04
->> Be careful what you wish for, Jeff. I've seen some of these guys...myself included.


Doug
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Amherst | MA | USA | Posted: 1:59 PM on 05.31.04
->> Jeff:

Self portrait? Nah, members should have friends who are photogs shoot pictures of them, then upload them to that person's member page :0)

I have some very nice ones of a few of you folks.......luckily one member has left the country, another is AWOL, yet another is looking to move to another region of the Northeast, others live in remote cities in New England.........I wonder if this is all due to photos I have on file of them.....hmmmmm.........

(I won't even mention the photos of some American Citizens to live in Canada, or those who live in the US who should just live in Canada due to their location in the US.....tell me again why Buffalo is not in Ontario?)
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Isaac Davis, Photographer
Saugus | CA | USA | Posted: 2:08 PM on 06.01.04
->> How about a set of pages that link to our member pages where the links are just everyone's icon, and no names. I don't know what order you would want to sort in, but it would be kind of fun to see all the icons on a few pages, then you can click on the icon to see who is really behind the picture.

Just in case I have lost anyone, it would be a member_index.html page without names, and just icons, rows and rows of icons..
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 2:13 PM on 06.01.04
->> I think mine is the close-up of the trunk escape handle.
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Grover Sanschagrin, Photographer, Assistant
Albany | CA | USA | Posted: 5:14 PM on 06.01.04
->> Isaac (and everyone else geeky enough to appreciate it):

http://www.sportsshooter.com/icons.html

Courtesy of Jason.
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Ed J. Szalajeski, Photographer, Photo Editor
Yarmouth | ME | USA | Posted: 5:32 PM on 06.01.04
->> Jason and Grover

Very nice.

Ed
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 5:34 PM on 06.01.04
->> I should be ashamed at how many I recognize who they belong to. I need to work more. :P
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Isaac Davis, Photographer
Saugus | CA | USA | Posted: 6:43 PM on 06.01.04
->> Awesome!! That is just too cool.
Isaac
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Amherst | MA | USA | Posted: 6:46 PM on 06.01.04
->> OK, I recognize about a 1/4 of them off the bat, that is a problem.

I think Rhona Wise (bottom row, kinda to the left) should show us her smile, rather than some cropped off Nikon

And Joe Brown needs a happier photo :0)
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Todd Corzett, Photographer
Livermore | CA | USA | Posted: 6:46 PM on 06.01.04
->> Something to keep my busy with at 2am! Much better than looking through random photos on PBase... VERY NICE!

-Todd...
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Vasha Hunt, Photographer
Opelika | AL | USA | Posted: 2:29 AM on 06.02.04
->> I love Wes's bear, but I'm a Lab man through and through, so I have to vote for Wesley Bush.
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Gavin Werbeloff, Photographer, Student/Intern
La Jolla | CA | USC | Posted: 3:29 AM on 06.02.04
->> How many times do you have to hit the refresh button on the icons page before your own icon pops up?
For me it was... well I've hit refresh about 30 times and mine hasn't popped up
Bert's popped up three times and Brad's popped up FIVE times before mine popped up even once. NOT FAIR!!
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Tim Jones, Photographer
The Colony | TX | USA | Posted: 5:57 AM on 06.02.04
->> Mine popped up on the first try. Luck of the draw, I guess.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 1:35 PM on 05.09.08
->> I just noticed Gene Blevins latest Icon today. I don't know when he changed it, but this new one gets a vote from me.
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Patrick Fallon, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 3:00 PM on 05.09.08
->> But mine has JESUS. In FLAMES!

[How Biblical!]
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Dave Doonan, Photographer
Kingston | TN | USA | Posted: 3:25 PM on 05.09.08
->> I like mine It's a self portrait!
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Jim Owens, Photographer
Cincinnati | OH | usa | Posted: 5:28 PM on 05.09.08
->> For my money it's Thiery Gourjon's.
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Kevin Seale, Photographer
Crawfordsville | IN | United States | Posted: 2:15 PM on 05.10.08
->> Eric Swist's icon popped up for me and it had a for sale sign on it.
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Maryville | MO | USA | Posted: 11:40 PM on 05.11.08
->> Gene Blevins. It's disappointing the rest of his images don't correspond to the avatar.
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