18 September 2011

Winner

As long time visitors to this blog will recall, I am a keen contributor to an online photo-mapping project called "Geograph". Every week the website receives over six thousand new images and from them a shortlist of fifty pictures is drawn up. Next of all, the last "photo of the week" winner has the job of picking the new winner.

The judge for Week 36 was an amateur photographer called Walter Baxter who has taken many wonderful pictures in the Scottish Borders. So for him to pick one of my photos as "photo of the week" made the honour even bigger in my estimation. This is what Walter had to say about my picture of Newark marketplace:-

I liked it from the moment I opened up the thumbnail. The two foreground lamp standards save the day in what would otherwise be an empty space, but there are some folk going about in the background and the soft lighting has shown up the colourful buildings very well. Well done Mr Pudding and enjoy next week.

When Walter says "enjoy next week" he's referring to the fact that I will have to judge next week's shortlist. Anyway, this was my winning photo:-

12 comments:

  1. What is that vacant area used for? Do people set up tables and sell things? Is it like a mini Red Square, where the local militia parades? Here it would have a drive through coffee shop on it, and holes with trees growing. Oh, and probably some litter blowing around.

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  2. Wonderful. Fame at last! :)

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  3. JAN Every day - apart from Tuesday there is an ancient market in this square with dozen of stalls shaded by colourful awnings.
    JENNY When I'm a photographer of international renown, I might forget you. Sorry.

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  4. I think it was clever of you to take the photo at all, whilst standing on that very very tall stepladder.

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  5. Well done 'Mr Pudding'.
    'Ancient market'. I like that idea. We need some ancient markets over here in NZ. Where can we get them?

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  6. DAPHNE I was in the mayor's offices above the Buttermarket and that picture was taken through a glass window.
    KATHERINE To get an ancient market of your own, I suggest you bring in a boatload of Australians complete with all their Australian wares - dingos, boomerangs, 1950's twin sets, jars of Vegemite, hats with dangly corks and wombat burgers etc.. I am sure it would be very popular in downtown Tauranga on a weekday morning.

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  7. Very good photo indeed!

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  9. That is cool I always wondered who were the people who took the photos for Geograph well I have just stumbled upon one of them. Well done indeed. Like the photo muchly!

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  10. Bonjour Yorkshire Pudding
    Quelle surprise! Vous êtes la première personne à avoir laissé un commentaire sur mon blog. Pour moi c'est une sorte de journal pour essayer d'évacuer ma tristesse.
    J'aurais voulu envoyer ce dernier message anonymement.

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  11. The Australians are too new to do ancient anything...
    Your recognition had to come sooner or later tho, as the vast majority of your pics are at the top end of excellent.

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  12. I think that it is a fabulous photo, too. They do fantastic antique markets at Newark. x

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