There's always a sense of nervousness checking for competition results, but I'm delighted to report more success, with a Gold award and two "highly commended" in some new categories:
First the Gold award - a landscape taken at Loch Sheil, Glenfinnan, Scotland. In fact if you were to turn round 180 degrees from the point of view of the camera here, you would see the famous viaduct that features on the railway line of the Harry Potter movies. But Loch Sheil itself is just as beautiful:
My first of this month's "Highly Commended" images is also Scotland (landscape category) - in fact this is one of my most "liked" and "shared" images. It's also in Scotland, a small, ancient church on a sacred site on the mountainside overlooking Nevis Range in the background. The threatening clouds were rolling in and it created just the right atmosphere. in fact I personally love this image so much, I have a large 30 inch x 20 inch framed print of it over the fireplace. :)
My second "Highly Commended" I was particularly pleased with, as it was taken on a local "photographer's night" where we meet on a semi-informal basis, amateurs and professionals alike, to share skills and experiences. This was entered in the Open Avant Garde category and entitled "Toast".
[image here once uploaded]