I want one of these :-)
My thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
I find it astonishing that an original and beautiful image like this would wind up in 87th of 91 places ....... Voting conscientiously in these challenges takes a lot of time, but results like this makes me think , I just might have to start voting, myself..... :-)
Another case of people voting not on merits of the photo ( telling a story ) but because they disagree with the message...... That is why you have to take these challenge results with a grain of salt....
I find that the first page or so of top rated photos are generally very good, after that , it's a toss up....
Enjoy the entertainment value of these contests but don't take the results seriously :-)
Magnificent ! Lucky situation, but you chose the perfect moment for the shot. Congratulations.
Thanks to all who took the time to comment. I enjoy seeing the entries people contribute to these challenges and I enjoy paticipating sometimes, myself, but I take my placement ( high or low ) with a grain of salt. I'm in it for the fun and the challenge, so to speak.....:-)
Winn or loose, Dpreview.com remains one of my favorite photo web sites.
WOW ! See what playing by the rules ( EXPRESS PERSONAL INTERPRETATION of Fitzgerald's short story, 'Winter Dreams " ) gets you these days ? To quote a few lines from a popular song of the 1920s, "Life is just a bowl of cherries..... Don't take it serious, It's too mysterious...JUST LIVE AND LAUGH AT IT ALL ..... :-) Nice try !
Congratulations ! When I first saw your entry , I thought, " Oh, oh,.... that's the one I have to watch out for ." "Guess I was right ! :-)
Bruce (5th place )
Wonderful ! I would have voted this shot even higher.
Stunning shot. Both 1st and 2nd place winners were outstanding photos. Congratulations.
Excellent ! Deserving winner. Thank you for sharing this with us.
neat, clean , quiet, orderly and impersonal......So far as hotel rooms go, that's good enough for me.
I've gotten a bit lazy lately ...Not voting as much as I should . But seeing that a beautiful shot like this gets more votes on the lower end of the scale than on the higher end has motivated me to get back in the game and give credit to shots like this that deserve it.
Breath-taking shot. This was the photo in the challenge that was the stand-out for me. Thank you for sharing this with us.