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Houston GeoCaching Society Geocoins

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Probably the worst-kept secret ever, but there now exists a Houston GeoCaching Society Geocoin!

A collaboration between ATMA and myself, they came out looking great. I had 300 made, so there are plenty available if you want one. I'm selling them for $10 each. PM or email me if you want one and I'll put your name on the list. I'll be bringing some to events I attend as well, so you can just catch me then if you want. I'll be at the ABC event Thursday:

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Looking forward to seeing the response at the event. It is a 1.5" GC.com trackable with an icon.

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Put me down for one, Larry. I'll see you Thurs.

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Sweet, I'll take one. I wish I had one to take with me too Seattle, but we're flying out Thursday. Sending a PM.

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I won't be at ABC but I WANT one!

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The coins are very nice. I grabbed a few at the Flying Saucer.

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I want one too Larry. Might be able to make ABC Thursday gotta see what I got planned

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I want one too! I'll figure out how to get the ten bucks.

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I want two! When will we see you again? Are you going to any of the International Geocaching Day events?

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Reserve me one please. There is also a 3G event Friday in the Galleria...

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Larry, who took the professional photo of the coin? I am interested.

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Larry, who took the professional photo of the coin? I am interested.

That would be me.

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Larry is a part-time professional geocoin photographer.

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And yes, I have swiped his photos of them for our coin site. I dont have the luck he had photographing the coins we make.

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Larry, who took the professional photo of the coin? I am interested.

That would be me.

Just used a regular old camera and some good photoshop eh?

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I use a regular digital pocket camera, set on macro mode. I place the coins on a countertop under a bright fluorescent desk light with some tissue paper over the bulb as a diffuser... then take about a dozen pictures of each side. I pick the best two, resize and merge them together with PS, then erase all the background, soften the edges and blank out the tracking number. I try to do that with every coin I activate, but it takes 30-45 minutes per each to do a good job.

Maybe that's why I have a stack of coins here I haven't activated yet...

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Let's see... I have 6 new coins coming in about a week. It should take about 5 hours for HoustonControl to shoot them, we have a new grill and the HEB meat department is close to us. That is a lunch and dinner span. We will be stocking up on burgers and steaks. :coolsmiley:

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