Surprised about my challenge entry

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Surprised about my challenge entry
Mar 25, 2012

IMPORTANT: This thread is not a rant about why I should have won, this thread is purely about feedback in order to do better next time and/or to understand the mind of my fellow photographers.

I was a bit surprised this morning when I discovered that my entry in "Nature in the City" had only come out as numer 61. I knew that I wouldn't win, but I thought I had a technically well executed and aesthetically pleasing shot that was on topic. The biggest problem I can see with it is perhaps a certain lack of originality.

Here is my entry:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=596933&View=Results&Rows=4

The link to the entire challenge:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=6499&View=Results&Rows=4

And then there are lots of shots that I found far less technically well executed and far less aesthetically pleasing, like these:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=596130&View=Results&Rows=4
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=596722&View=Results&Rows=4
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=595714&View=Results&Rows=4

I would like some feedback as to whether you think my shot deserves it's placing, if you would have placed it higher or lower.

If you agree with the placing of my entry or would have placed it even lower, please provide some feedback as to why you think so. Is it not original enough? Is it not as well executed as I think? Is it not aesthetically pleasing?

I would appreciate all the honest feedback I can get.

Thank you!

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