Amazing shot; the type that I dream of getting. Congratulations on a well deserved 1st place win.
Chris_Downunder: That is a truly amazing shot. Definitely the winner in my books.
Thank you, I appreciate the positive feed back.
RuthC: Your entry was one of my favourites in this challenge. So very dramatic and unusual. What a shame the sandbaggers decided it was too good to be a winner. You certainly did NOT deserve the .5's and low scores in the voting. Ruth
Thank you, Ruth. This was a very fun shot of mine; when I saw this cloud beginning to build, I started driving to try to find a better location to photograph it. (My wife and I were in the city and there were too many "distractions" to get the shot I wanted, so we just started going in that general direction to find a better spot.) By the time we got just outside of the city (Lubbock,TX) this is what the cloud had built up to. The yellow in the cloud is the reflection of the sun just beginning to set.I agree that it's sad that some people don't have the honesty and integrity to give everyone a fair/ unbiased vote. I noticed that the 1st place winner (I agree a well deserved win) also had received a couple of .5 scores that certainly weren't deserved there either.
Tom Nokin: Very interesting challenge. Some nice approaches and well done. FED and Olympus through the zuiko lens are my favorites. Though some entries are very very simple. What I noticed is, that there is no real still life. Still life was once very popular in painting, but today lives on only as a subcategory of product and comercial photography. A nice still life arranged around an old camera would have been a very nice approach There are only two or three coming close to a still life. To late to submit. I nonetheless applaud the winner of this interesting challenge.
Thank you Tom (the Olympus through the Zuiko lens is mine); I'm glad you enjoyed it. This was actually the result of a crazy idea of mine that proved a little more difficult than I anticipated (it's mostly "as shot").
A lot of really great photos and interesting views on old cameras. This is the first photo challenge that I entered and I'm very happy to have placed as high as I did (12th). Thank you everyone and great job to all who entered.