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Although it's a “shoot-out” or competition, I never quite saw Bali this way. I knew that all 9 at the end have similar chances, because the tasks and time constraints are not reflecting what you would normally do. You get thrown out of your comfort zone or working style and you have to try something different and improvise for the most part. It was also great to see what other guys came up with, being presented with their individual challenges. The greatest thing for me was that despite the “contest” all the guys were so cool about the whole challenge and were really in to celebrate the moment, rather then to “outdo” your fellow photographer. I honestly liked all of the guys and felt this was like everyone felt as well. It may sound cheesy, but the unexpected chemistry between us is what made everything worthwhile and I’m sure some of us will stay in touch long after this. I already have plans to meet Gary in Surabya.. (he just does not know it yet ;-)), but would love to go South Korea and visit Min, to Australia to visit John, to Malaysia, to Japan... Darn Eyeka!!! Club Med as such was new for me and despite the size the Club Med Bali is a really nice place to make your holidays. The booking numbers speak for themselves. The difference to other resorts and hotels that striked me most, was the fact that everyone seemed constantly active doing something. People coming here seemed energized and fit and they get lots of facilities offered to stay active. Much left to say.. But doing is better then talking... - Felix Hug, Singapore
It was a really wonderful experience for me that I was able to participate in the contest. I enjoyed all of the challenges. The climate and colorful sceneries in Bali were totally different from the northern country (Japan) where I live in.
The rules in the "Challenge" were totally different from the photography I usually enjoy leisurely. I was able to feel the pleasant strain and pressure of the rules. At the same time, I enjoyed a great and happy time with my friends...the contestants and staff from various Asian countries.
I'm very thankful for the 3 great days (regrettably I arrived Bali 2 days later than other members) I spent in Bali, the wonderful experience, special memories and my nice, new friends! - Fumie Kobayashi, Japan