This weeks picks!
Travel and Outdoor
I picked this one as it jumped out the screen to grab my attention straight from the thumbnail, and the full size version didn't dissapoint either. The lack of sky helps to hold the whole photograph together and gives a real sense of place. Add great warm tones and it really is a winner.
I think this catagory was a stich up for Bob this week as he posted far too many fantastic photographs that no one else really stood much of a chance ;-)
People and Portrait
Whilst there were slim pickings this week, this photograph is absolutely superb and would have won through anyway! I love the mono conversion, the shallow depth of field and the animated expression frozen in time. It really is quality work.
Nature and Wildlife
I had a long battle about awarding the pick to this one as I couldn't decide if it really belonged in this catagory or not. In the end I rationalised it on the grounds the canyon is a result of a force of nature and a rather magnificent example of the erosive powers of water... so it stood!
And it is another stunning shot.
Though I definately think Bob is cheating by putting so many good shots into so many catagories this week!
Weekly Challenge - Golden
There really is no arguing with this one, what a fantastic shot! And a great story too. I am envious of Richard on both counts for this one, it really is one of the finest big cat photographs I have seen in a very long time.
This is, in fact, my photo of the year so far too, and I don't see it being topped. So massive kudos to Richard!
I will be off on my travels for a few weeks now but will try to keep an eye on the site whilst I am away when I can. Hopefully I may get some decent photographs along the way too! See you all on the other side :-)