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    Just in case I don't get out again before Tuesday.

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    Last calls. some excellent entries that I need to try to make some sense of for you all, but the clock is a ticking and midnight will soon be upon us.

    Ok will get back with the results in a couple of days when I have digested and cogitated the entries, well done all those that entered, I was seriously having doubts for the first week if anyone was going to partake.

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    Ok I am not very good at this so you will need to bear with me. Technical merits are probably not my forte, so I will try to explain how I interpret them.

    Daisy M
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    What a cracking image, again almost monochromatic in its style and showing another relic of bygone times clinging on to life. The image draws you in and makes you ponder how much more of the car still exists but is lost from view as nature re-establishes her dominance. Well done

    John Liddle
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    Love it and the almost in part pristine interior seems to be far fetched from the decay and dilapidation of the building as a whole, I also like to see the juxtapose of the old and new with what looks like breeze blocks used in the construction of the new made to look old wall leading the eye in. The sky in the distance and the focal point draws you into the building, but did you consider losing a lot of the sky at the top to increase that feeling? Sadly I cannot help thinking if this was in the UK, the building would have been “tagged” long ago by vandals. An overall pleasing interpretation of the brief. Well done.

    Dave 61
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    I like it, I love the texture of the wood and metal against each other with new life forcing its way out to make its presence felt. I just feel like the colours could be pushed a bit more and possibly the blacks, but that said an excellent interpretation of the brief, well done.

    Ctrollen
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    That works, the rich textures and colours of the rust setting it off, it draws your eye in to the peeling paint and the one bent nib in what are a pretty straight set of tips, if anything I would have liked to see a bit more in focus on the first two railings as well. Well done though on handling a tricky subject.

    AlexR
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    What a super image, the tales that craft could tell of fine times sadly past, the image is well thought out and composed, I love the dramatic sky, the juxtapose between old life and new with the tree growing out of the decaying wooden hull and the fact that she is still hanging on defiantly with rotting wood and fading paintwork, although you know she is ultimately doomed. Again the shape of the river, the curvature of the bank and the tree line all lead the eye to the main subject matter.. Well done.

    Lunarbo
    Barbara,

    You nailed the brief and what a gorgeous image of a decaying Lilly, it almost takes on a wooden quality to the flower, offset by the green of the stem, excellent photo and the lighting is superb, only minor criticism is I would have removed the thin shadow across the very bottom of the stem as it appears to cut it off. Well done

    David Stallard
    David,

    What a clever use of nature to draw your eye into to something so obviously man made, the lines of the plant carrying this out perfectly. It’s just a shame the rust is a bit on the weak side and does not appear to have much texture and richness to it. But well done.

    ColtonJohn
    John,

    I love the image, with its graininess’ and Monochromatic Color Scheme setting it off, I also like how it that draws the eye in helped by the subtle use of the masking. It all works very well to pull the image together. Well done.

    Ok, my top three are

    1st Barbara,

    That just has so many positives and the minute I saw it I thought the others are going to have a hard time beating this, so well done.

    2nd place AlexR,

    I am just a sucker for these type of images and the whole scene draws ones eyes to the main subject, it really impressed.

    3rd place ColtonJohn,

    a sublime handling of the subject, well done.

    Thanks everyone who entered and I hope my comments are fair and pleasing, I found the critiquing of others work to be one of the hardest things to do.
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    Thanks Tony for organising such a good topic this month - you were rightly rewarded with a nice variety of entries. Congratulations to Bo for a well deserved winner

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    PS pleasantly surprised to find myself getting bronze, thanks Tony

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    Thanks for the positive comments Tony, well done to Barbara, loved that image the minute I saw it. Look forward to what you set us for next month. Dave

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    Thanks, Tony, for setting the challenge and well done to all who entered, especially Bo for winning with an excellent image. Once I saw it I knew that the rest of us would have a hard time beating it, so echo Tony's comments on this. In fact, this seems to happen most months!

    Looking forward to the next one.
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    Thanks for setting and judging plus the feedback Tony, a very nice challenge indeed and well done Bo on a cracking shot

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    Thanks from me also Tony for setting and making a good job of judging the challenge.

    As for Bo - well I knew a winner when I saw it!
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