I see these challenges are a judgement of technical proficiency, not subjectivity or mood. Often the number 1 shot is a great, jump out of the page image, but many more interesting shots are relegated to low ranks in this type of forum. Too much about photography and not enough about art.
Paul_B Midlands UK: Blimey those are dreary images for a wonderful landscape that Australia has to offer. I'd be pressing the DEL button after taking phots like that.
I find these images quite worthy in terms of judging the aesthetics and potential of the camera. I liked the before and after landscape shots to guage the neutrality of Fuji's sensor and the potential for grading afterwards. Compared to the X10 for example this seems to have great dynamic range, thanks for these samples.