So i did it again: a wonderful bustrip with a bunch of friends and colleagues to the Hungarian lake Balaton.

So i did it again: a wonderful bustrip with a bunch of friends and colleagues to the Hungarian lake Balaton.

At the last weekend of June we started at Friday afternoon from Vienna, and returned on Sunday afternoon, so everybody could get ready to enjoy the last spectacular soccer game of the European cup.

So i got two questions for you, to win one of two signed Fisheye 2:

  1. This one is a combined question: How many people were on the trip, and how many of them are working at Lomography?
  2. The funny one: What was the program? A jury of 5 will judge about the most original story for this one.

Alright, let the answer madness begin!

written by danika on 2008-07-19 #news #gallery #competition


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    a bus full of people... at least 22 and of course are all wotking for lsi or have worked for lsi or are related to an lsi-worker :D
    the programm?! that is a simple question: drinking beer, enjoying the sun and having lots of food combined with shooting tonns of images with different lomo-cameras and special film.
    you can see it on the pictures:
    1: the arrival. the whole crew is on a boat trip and the seasick man (peter?) and to go to the back of the ship so nobody was bothered by his sickness
    2: dj danika in his hawaiian shirt is the schlager- move-leader and the crazy lomo chicks are following him to...
    3: the beer- tent. good fuji sensia 100 (or astia) , beer, caipi and a menue.
    4: the morning after the party. the breakfeast- girls need black coffe and have to wear their sunglasses ("everything is so bright and why does my head feel so bad?!"
    5: Next afternoon... the swimmingtrouser- gang (recurving, snoop, peter, pan_dre) wants to impress the coffe- girls, but they already passed by and went on another boattrip (6) with a different sort of beer
    now everybody (7) has to wear sunglasses and the evening continmues (8) with beer and vodka (for russia! competition- you can see it in the huge glasses)
    pic 9 shows ungeschminkt the gang befor they leave with the bus (10) back home to vienna

  2. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    My guess: 18 people, as mephisto said, working for LSI, former working for LSI or know someone who is/has been working for LSI
    The program:
    1. conquer the Balaton headquarter and rise the unofficial flag of the not yet homologated Republic Lomographonia
    2. After that the royal bard causes surprise by showing of his skillz to the riffraff
    3. Meeting in the lomographic crown hall with dinner
    4. Damsels of the castle will have some time for chitchat while
    5. the lomographic squires will prepare for a joust
    6.+7. Ferryride with M.S. Lomographia to the battleground
    8. After a full-day-joust: dinner with local "Met"
    9. Time to prepare for the travel home with local goods (shopping)
    10. Lomographic squires prepare the lomographic coach for returning home to the lomographic household

  3. mantozauras
    mantozauras ·

    15 people! hm, they all work or dream to work for LSI! :))
    I think there were three most important objectives of this trip:
    1. To have a good time with friends and to drink a lot of beer
    2. To drink a lot of beer and to have a great time with friends
    3. To have a great beer drinking time and to find better old friends.

  4. zorgzorg
    zorgzorg ·

    i bet they were hunting for some water rats and cow ass based rabit leachers, i guesss thats it, hay its normal in here.. why so misterious tone of question? :) and lomographers do not drink the bear.. its my problem too,, you just keep buing and buing new botlles but they are geting empty when just get on your table.. strange isnt it? i wouldnt count people.. lomographer are diferent tipe .. (hay im serious, people- boring. no no no ) the homolomographus lives in grupes and caunt as grupes. it was a grate buch of lomographers. i bet this was underwater hunting.. yeah.

  5. wherearemysunglasses
    wherearemysunglasses ·

    1) 14 Lomographers - Tolkien's magic crowd number.

    2) Wet Weekend - lomographers drinking on the water!

  6. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    I will guess there were 19 people and 12 work at LSI, final answer. Do I have 3 lives?

    Now, the program was to test the effectiveness of a new stealth lomographic camera, the hip shooting ghetto blast mule!!! This beast has 2 purposes, firstly to ensure that strangers give you the enduring "look at that poor guy!" semi pitying smile (seen in many of the shots here) while you take their photo without they knowing, because the music hides the shutter sound, genius!

    The second function is the "stealth mule", for inside this beast you can smuggle more than 100 lomographic cameras to countries that prefer pixels (for now), and commence their conversion accompanied by the ghetto blast tunes.

    Additional (optional) program was the bicep contest, the new socially acceptable alternative to the bikini contest.

  7. wilber
    wilber ·

    12.75 long haired people set of on a trip, half of them were from LSI and the others from the sister planet ISL (immensely saturated langoustines). Any way, they had decided to leave the bussle and hustle of vienna and left for a sensual tour of the outer Hebrides. :-) As they all packed in the car each person oozed excitement for the up and coming events.

    They had timed their tour with many local attractions some of which included:
    A bridge tourniment
    A witch hunt (And hopfully a burn)
    Two workshops on self waxing
    A circus comprised of 257 mint imperials
    And all of this was coated in a general jelly of straw hats, ripped jeans and endless rolls of film

    Many things happend on this trip but you can only hear about them if you are wearing 3D glasses and have tried to wash a cat in honey whist drunk in the last three weeks. So i am guessing none of you (except the 12.75 people on the trip [because they did that on the trip {it was brilliant}]) haven't done that so you will just have to guess.

    Any way when they returned that had all learned their lesson and they would never eat that much shell fish again. or if they did they would be sure to have all covered their eyes. Who would have known anything could do such horrid things with a crab shell, 42 bottle caps and a cat.


    That was kinda twisied, sorry.v


  8. warshock
    warshock ·

    i guess there were 20 people on the trip. 1 celebrant + 18 of his/her friends + the driver. 8 are currently working for LSI.

  9. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Ten little lomographers…

    Ten little lomographers went out to dine; one choked his little self and then there were nine. (pic#3)
    Nine little lomographers listening to loud music; one danced too long and then there were eight. (pic#2)
    Eight little lomographers traveling in Hungary; one said he'd stay there and then there were seven. (pic#9)
    Seven little lomographers sailing on lake Balaton; one fell overboard and then there were six. (pic#7)
    Six little lomographers smoking and drinking; one got a hangover and then there were five. (pic#8)
    Five little lomographers having breakfast with bread and jam; a bumblebee stung one and then there were four. (pic#4)
    Four little lomographers standing in the sun; one got frizzled up and then there were three. (pic#5)
    Three little lomographers already drunken at noon; one got seasick and then there were two. (pic#6)
    Two Little lomographers going out to sea; a red herring swallowed one and then there was one. (pic#1)
    One little lomographer left all alone; he went out and took a bus and then there were none. (pic#10)

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    great, grenoouille

  11. danika
    danika ·

    alrighty, still no right answer regarding the total number!

  12. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    New guess on total number: 19
    Is a new guess generally allowed? But I`ll keep my program :)

  13. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    New guess on total number: 21
    Who`s able to read is in advantage ;) forget about my entry 2 minutes ago :)
    Is a new guess generally allowed? But I`ll keep my program :)

  14. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    New guess: 17
    Surprising not many here are trying?

  15. atari_fear
    atari_fear ·

    17?hmm.. 10. bcoz subtract friend.. :)

  16. ilovekotatsu
    ilovekotatsu ·

    16 people. 10 worked at Lomo. :)

  17. danika
    danika ·

    hmm... the answers are still not right. you are all a little bit too low. so lets start the final guessing.

  18. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    OK, last, last guess : 26 people who are working, have worked or know someone who knows someone who has worked/is working for LSI :)

  19. ilovekotatsu
    ilovekotatsu ·

    15... 7 work at lomo... This is hard :(

  20. ilovekotatsu
    ilovekotatsu ·

    oops someone already said 15 so how about 16... 6 who work at Lomo.

  21. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    3rd guess from me: 25 people

  22. panickedandroid
    panickedandroid ·

    14 lomographers were each joined by a friend or lover for a total of 28 on a charter bus. The mission for the trip was to get wasted and shoot at least 10 rolls of film each.

    1. Sunglasses are a must for an early morning trip out on the muddy Hungarian Sea. The day is just getting started.

    2. A party is not a party without a ghetto blaster and a Hawaiian shirt. The sounds of Summertime fill the air:
    "Summertime, summertime, summertime and the living is, living is easy..."

    3. Why would you go to bar, when you can drink outdoors? Nothing says holiday like the warm night air on your skin and a refreshing beer or cocktail to cool you down.

    4. Coffee, tea, and biscotti out on the apartment patio help ease the innevitable hangovers from a night of partying.

    5. Have you bought tickets to the gun show? Really? Completely unnecessary 'cause the show is free when you're in Balaton.

    6. You like lager? I like lager too. You like cigarettes? I like cigarettes too.

    7. If you are to get good fisheye shots of the lake, you'd better do it while drunk on a yellow Gold Fassl boat. Inebriation lends a good guess as to how you're pictures will look.

    8. Cheers! Mission accomplished.

    9. Where did we park the bus again? I swear it was here two days ago.

    10. The trip might be over, but the fun doesn't end here! Pronto verian a España ganar la copa. ¡Horale!

  23. danika
    danika ·

    thank you all, we are done, winners will be announced shortly.

  24. wilber
    wilber ·

    where have they been announced?


    or is it still "shortly"

  25. wilber
    wilber ·

    that came across a little rudely, sorry

    it wasn't intentional!

  26. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    So who was right? :)

  27. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ???? AND THE WINNERS ARE??????

  28. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    the masters of suspense ;D

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