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Tetley Competition Winner by gdphotography Tetley Competition Winner by gdphotography
Forth Road Bridge, West Lothian - Scotland - December 2003.

This was my winning entry for the 2003 National Tetley Photographic Competition. The image was featured in several catering magazines throughout the country. It shows an Inspector at the top of the Forth Road Bridge's south tower enjoying a cup of Tetley Tea. The competition's slogan was - "A cup of Tetley and you're ready for anything!".

All shot on 35mm, the good old days...



Update : Wow I am honored to be on the top 10 specially selected deviations of the past 9 years! That is brilliant, thanks. :D

www.gavindougan.co.uk


NOTE : In response to the post about winning all the tea, I actually won - A Fuji 120 rangefinder camera, 250 rolls of Fuji 120 film and 500 with this image. ...Looking back and seeing now everything has gone digital I think I would have rather had the unlimited tea bags! :)
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Tetley Competition Winner by =gdphotography. This awesome shot made me dizzy! True dedication to the photographer's craft, which paid off in a winning shot. ( Featured by fourteenthstar )
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mhps900076 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!! THATS AMAZINGG!! did one of your coworker took the picture for you? :D
Mann that's so cool...love the view, but i would be scared to death by then..lol
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:iconbeadgirl55:
beadgirl55 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
that's really hight up there! were you scared?
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
No :)
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:iconkingdomharts:
KingdomHarts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I wonder what would happen if he dropped the mug. D: (that is a bad ass cup of tea btw)
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:iconofdays:
ofdays Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Just wicked.
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:iconpurrdemonium:
Purrdemonium Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Pure epicness.
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:iconhwpm:
HWPM Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Wow, really nice photo. I would like to be there. Wonderful landscape. Really good job.
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:iconmikeymangraphics:
MikeyManGraphics Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Interface Designer
amazing job u deserved it, keep doing ur thing 10/10
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:iconthe-almighty-toaster:
The-Almighty-Toaster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Wow, brilliant shot this!

God, this really has me craving a cup of tea now!

Amazing shot, I would've LOVED to go up there!
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:iconmarkaged:
MarkAged Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Is the logo photoshopped in? Also, why is he giving the finger?
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:iconstalker777:
stalker777 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No the logo is not photoshopped. And lol, hes just holding the cup =P. No finger is meant to be given :D
Its pure photography.
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconstalker777:
stalker777 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconhinatableu:
Hinatableu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Brilliant, I love it.

Tea rules :meow:
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:iconmarco-island:
Marco-Island Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Brilliant!
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:iconsir-catherine:
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Tea makes the world go round. :) Terrific shot.
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I still drink out of that mug :)
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:iconamberrant:
Amberrant Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. He looks ready for anything
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:iconchococooki:
ChocoCooki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Aww i wish you would of pushed him, and made the cup of tea go flying down and crash onto one of the cars. Oh that would be priceless :iconleleleplz:
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
nice smilie, aye and i wouldnt be here to post the deviation, id be in jail!
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:iconchococooki:
ChocoCooki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
LOL!
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:icontoadsanime:
Toadsanime Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Saw this picture featured on a deviantART article refering to 100 million deviations and pointing out some of the most successful deviations: [link]

Congrats on the mention there. :D
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
That is excellent! thanks :)
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:icontoadsanime:
Toadsanime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, I doubted they'd informed everyone of their mention so I thought I'd point it on a few of the deviations I checked out.
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconchibiharuchans:
ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I'd be terrified being so high up
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:iconp40-warhawk:
P40-Warhawk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
same
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:iconorangefruits:
orangefruits Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh this is awesome.
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:iconmuzski:
muzski Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Just saw your photo today! Quality shot, and yep 35mm was fun to use. Aw ra best, Muz (Edinburgh). :beer: :santa:
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silverdragon76 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm hanging on to my desk for dear life just looking at this!

Awesome shot, though! Congrats on the win and the DD, they were/are well-deserved!
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gdphotography Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Offt I think ill have to put up a better res version of this shot now its became so popular! :D thanks for the comments!
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demios Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
you uh... you realize he's giving you the finger right?

killer photo.
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:iconchococooki:
ChocoCooki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
LOL I saw that too! xD
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
heh, yeah. Cheers!
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:iconpsychokaiser:
PsychoKaiser Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
WOW. That's just...incredible. Okay, now I'm thirsty...
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:iconnickfink:
NickFink Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
All I can say is that guy is nuts, as is the person behind the camera. XD
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Perfectly safe, even without a harness.. Too bad I'll probably never get to go up again :(
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:iconrevenantprime:
revenantprime Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
very clever and well done. His expression really captures the mood intended for the competition.

how'd you get up there?
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:icondnangela:
DNAngela Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
WOOOOW.
That's a deep shot.
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:iconstasiuk:
stasiuk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I got a little bit of vertigo looking at this.
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:iconthatonecommenter:
ThatOneCommenter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I would have fallen off the thing. My palms are getting sweaty right now just from SEEING that picture. It's a wonderful capture!

PS. Sorry if this is repetitive but :D... in your description it says your... I believe it's you're.
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LissyFishy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe the award was well deserved. I could not get myself to go up that high. I'd take one look down and :faint: Congrats!
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gdphotography Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D thank you
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:iconlissyfishy:
LissyFishy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime :thumbsup::D
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:iconelzera:
Elzera Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
PRETTY :D
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GyroParkour Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Wow! :D
We had to enter this competition for college and it's been said before, but this is well deserved! I love the photo.
Congratulations!:highfive:
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:iconflufdrax:
flufdrax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Tea, the source of so much inspiration.
Awesome shot and congrats on the award. I feel it was well deserved. :clap:
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:iconmikebroon:
Mikebroon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
The picture really is amazing, the light and the workman's stance is quality. I think I can see my house too!
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:icongdphotography:
gdphotography Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks, are you a fifer?
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:iconmikebroon:
Mikebroon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
edinburger... hmm maybe I don't know the forth coast so well afterall!
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