Nice shot. I've not seen it taken from above like this before and the processing is very pleasing too.
This was my favourite and got a foive from me. What's the matter with the other voters.
Another great boat shot from you!
This really fitted the challenge and is a classic B&W portrait image. Well done.
Lovely picture. Has a painting like feel to it v
A beauty. Well done.
Beautiful image in a challenge with many good entries.
barrym1966: love the colours on this
Glad you like them. It's a mixture of a rather garish green paint toned down with a thick coating of dust from the waste material from the sugar cane that is being processed! This machinery looks better in the green than the steam locomotives that shunt outside. I always think that steam locomotives look better in more somber colours.
cjf2: Nice picture but isn't it a Whitethroat rather than a Reed Warbler?
Yes the only way to do it is to withdraw and re-enter. Good luck.
Nice picture but isn't it a Whitethroat rather than a Reed Warbler?
Bren Dyer: Well done Cjf2...great image and a well deserved win
Thanks Bren,I'm glad you stuck it out with the hosting.
Fabulous photo. I've never seen such regimented rows of trees.
Well I liked it!
I had this down as the winner. It really screams "cliff!" The climber's pose really makes the shot.
Great entry for this challenge. I must go there one day myself.
Searching: Don't know how this could win first place, the composition could be way better than this.
The way to have influenced the outcome was to have either entered a better picture or to have voted but I see from your profile that you did neither. You've only entered one challenge and have never voted. It is a shame that you come to our celebration party and make grumpy comments.
Thanks everyone for the once comments. Well nearly everyone!I'm looking down a valley and the train had (off to the right of the frame) passed away from the camera on the other side of the valley before turning left over a viaduct and left again to come back towards me. It was very windy and this was the only location at this time of day where the steam was not blowing over the sunny side of the train. I have a shot taken a moment later as a 24" x 30" print on my office wall at work. This was a scan from an original 10" x 8" print and I'm surprised how much detail has come out.
OttoVonChriek: Gettting such a good shot after being thrown about the skies is no mean feat!
Do I get Brownie points for guessing that's the A1 you're flying over?
Glad you liked it. It was good to get it out of the back of the cupboard after all these years. No brownie points though as it is not the A1, it's the M40. We were flying from Booker aerodrome near High Wycombe in south east England.
SigmaChrome: Great shot!
Thank you. It is not often you can get to see a crossing there as the scheduled trains don't stop and it is miles from a road. We were on a special train and could get out to catch the moment.