Sorry for the late post, folks. My PC imploded in early Feb and it's taken me a while to get everything back working on a new mobo, as well as update all the drivers for scanners and other gear from the XPPro version to the Win7Pro one...
Anyways, almost back to normal now, only one or two pieces of software left to install.
Was hoping for a few more entrants but the ones we got are enough to give me trouble picking a winner, so let me get started in finding who is running the next assignment.
edcculus: first time entry, but that Old Man Willow shot is fantastic! A slight change of the crop as suggested by StoneNYC would likely push it even higher. I spend a lot of time in a local reserve and the number of weird natural shapes I see there always surprises me!
hgernhardt: lovely set of shots. I really wonder what that metallic thing in Springtime in Winter is? Farm implement/attachment? Intriguing angle and image! If you can't see Henry's thumbnails, click on their area and the Flickr image will show.
Bertus: love those factory shots. As a kid I lived once near a clay factory, complete with huge brick-wall ovens that looked very much like those buildings. We used to go inside the ovens and play - when they were not operating, of course! It was our "mines of Moria" setting. Your images sprung up all those memories!
Barbara Ann: lovely set of shots. The fern is just one of those weird adaptations, isn't it? And that soccer ball is incredibly nice and it nearly took out the assignment! It is indeed a very unusual sight and a hard shot to get in colour!
StoneNYC: only one shot, but it's a cracker! Love that building, and the range of colours and shapes.
Would love to give the original a spin in my scanners to get rid of that Kodachrome colour cast. But as is, it is indeed a great shot and bang on the theme.
So, I have to pick a winner... Hard task, indeed!
Old Man Willow, the soccer ball, the weird building, the factory, the farm thing, they all are great shots!
But the rules say one has to be given a go, so, StoneNYC - your weird building gets it:
good luck picking a subject for the next assignment and picking a winner as well!
Roll-on, March-April assignment!
This was one of the hardest to pick a winner. Thanks heaps to all who got entries in, you are all winners in my mind!