This is a beautiful photograph. I guess that the only reason it didn't rank higher is because it is not funny -- but as a photograph it is the winner.
My first 35mm camera was a Retina Ib -- I still have one. A few years ago I got the urge to buy a 1b like my first, and then I bought a IIIc and you know what that means! I was a collector! Now I have an example of almost every example of the folding Retinas, plus a couple of reflexes. I was never very interested in the fixed front cameras which seemed pretty dull by comparison with the gorgeous folding Retinas.
This is a lovely photo and should have placed much higher.
I love the spontaneous, uninhibited sexiness of this photo. I think it is the best in the Challenge and captures the spirit of the Challenge in being uncontrived.
This is easily the best male show-off in the Challenge. Better than mine at 13th. So take heart -- you don't deserve 36th. I also think you have captured the spirit of the theme better than most. Nice work!