I liked this one and knew it would place well...colors were also decent..I am not sure about second place but definitely true Far Side humor.
I can maybe guess why never again!
Liked the little fire hydron.
I agree with the other comments...you captured the right elements to make this a very moving picture; the angle, the right depth of focus, black & white for a sombre emotional tone.
I cannot say how much I like this picture enough, the contrast, the canvas like backdrop of the skies..beautiful...did you use a polarizer?
I am sorry and don't want to sound like a sore loser. How does this shot belong to "inside your home"? It is more applicable to the pet/animal challenges. Also, I thought the rules said use wide angle lens including fish eye. Does a 70-210 belong in that category?