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Competition Result IOTW Winner for Week Ending 23/12/2012

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It is my pleasure to pick the image of the week this week, the last one before Christmas. OK it's been a slightly quieter week but to be honest there's been some very high quality images posted, especially in the last day or two which makes my choice really difficult. As I write this I'm still not entirely sure but there is one image that I do keep coming back to.

HOWEVER... I feel it's right to take the possibly slightly unusual step of reposting all of my final shortlist with a short explanation of what drew me to them as I feel they're all worthy of a mention...

so first...

Jenbenjen Pre-apocalyptic sunrise, I love the colours in this and the way the reflections in the water look :

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Next, well Paulmag's mono of the hard drive caught my eye. I love the sharpness, the lighting is fantastic and the reflections of the wording on the disc, plus the tones are superb.

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Then well.... Cannockwolf came back and gave me an extremely hard time. His waiting for god also made my shortlist. This is my sort of shot, great tones, great composition - just love it.

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But the winner, because it stole my heart and my imagination wondering what the story is behind those sparkling eyes, is none other than Cannockwolf (again - first time ever two from the same person in my shortlist)

At the Camel Races:

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Well done all!!
 

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nice choice Carmen, some great images posted again this week!
 

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Well Done Dave I am not surprised that one of your cracking posts made Carmens Choice

PS Thanks for shortlisting me :)
 

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A great choice, a pic full of character and amongst some strong competition.
 

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Well done, David! TWO mentions and a win!!

Many congratulations!!

Nice post, Carmen and well done to Jen and Paul too!
 

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A worthy choice no doubt.
 

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If that Image had'n't won I'd have been tempted to put my backside in Burton's window for a week, it's fantastic ;) Well done to all.
 

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Well done Dave, great shots all..
 

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Congratulations - great shots there, well done Dave!
 

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Well done David, superb image. Thank you for short listing me Carmen, made my xmas! :)
 

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Well done to all those picked and what a shot from cannockwolf, Steve McCurry eat your heart out.
 

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Can't knock your choice Carmen. Stunning shot Dave well done and congrats to all the others.
 

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That's a wonderful choice Carmen. Congratulations Cannockwolf.
 

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gorgeous photo as ever. Seems to be a sea month. lol. in the last 6 weeks apart from a lovely bird and a sports shot, there all landscape with water. Be good to see some wondeful macro or interesting images out of the box as such. All images that have won have been breathtaking and amazing. Just the same topic really. :)
 

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infact im well confused lol. what won
 

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yeah that was between 2 photos and something underneath, lost me a little.
 

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Lol you didn't read to the bottom then.... It was Cannockwolfs portrait of a camel racer..... So not a landscape at all...:rolleyes::eek:
 

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Great short list and congratulations to the winner, great shot :)
 

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Cheers Carmen and thanks everybody :D
 

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It was alot to take in, photos, mixed txt etc. nice to see something like that win, but the intro distracted from it alot. :)

Lol you didn't read to the bottom then.... It was Cannockwolfs portrait of a camel racer..... So not a landscape at all...:rolleyes::eek:
 

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Great shot David! Spot on and well done!
 

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Very worthy winner, it is truly a provocative image full of mystery and makes you wonder what lye's behind those intense eyes .
Stephen....
 

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Wow! Worthy of Nat Geo! Cracking image, well done.
 

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Lovely pictures, good work :)
 
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