Well, it's my first time picking the photographs of the week... so be gentle with me!
Travel & Outdoor
I really liked this one by Richard P Schoettger - it is full of interest. It took me a while to decide that I liked the colour element in the frame, but in the end I decided it was a stronger image because of it mainly as it draws attention to the continuous repetition in the mirror.
People & Portrait
Lucy Llewellyn Byard's "Dark-haired Beauty" was, I thought, a fantastic photograph. I like the overall effect of the high contrast treatment and felt that it enhanced the subject matter well.
Nature & Wildlife
I am going to have to give this one to Avi Hirschfield! I have been really enjoying his avian photographs of late!
Weekly Challenge - Shooting Mono
This photograph really just works for me on so many levels. It is a superb mono conversion, a superb architectural photograph and artistically just hangs together perfectly. Superb work by Richard P Schoettger (again!).
I am also going to give a special mention to Rahul Dulta for his photograph "Sheep" as I was really rather taken by that photograph - it was a difficult choice as to which one I should pick between his and Richards. In the end the Opera House won through, but I had to highlight this "runner up"
The Weekly Challenge was actually very strong this week throughout... you guys do know how to make life difficult don't you!