30 October 2013

Boastfulness

Boastfulness is one of the least attractive human traits. I hope it is not one that I can customarily be accused of. Nonetheless, today I am in full egotistic, big-headed boasting mode. Oh look at me! Look at me! What a clever pudding I am! And why you ask  is my heart so gaily bloated this merry October day?

Well, my physically attractive visitor, it is simply because once again I have won the geograph photo of the week competition! My winning picture was picked from 4,870 eligible images. And the reward? A car? A bag of money? A Caribbean holiday? A washing machine? No my friends...much better than any of those, I get to pick the next winner!

My winning photo has already appeared within the annals of this ancient blog. It was a picture I snapped a couple of weeks ago in the hamlet of Malcoff over on "the dark side" of the Pennine hills that thankfully separate my people from the Lancashire riff-raff. The light was lovely that morning - honey sharp  in a way that midsummer light can never be. I had to crouch by the target drystone wall, in a position that would conceal a pictorially inappropriate chimney and aerial on the other side. The undulating autumnal curves of Whitemoor Clough were painted with dramatic October light.

When I got home and checked the day's photos on our computer, I thought - yes! That's a good 'un and my geograph compatriots thankfully agreed. Time for champagne methinks!...Gowans! Gowans! Bring  a jerobaum up from the cellar my good man! This is the winning picture:-

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  1. It's a good image. It is one I would never have considered taking. Thanks, I like it. I love looking at the world through other folks lenses.

    The others must have been crap though. Post second through to fifth. Reserved congratulations.

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    1. "The others must have been crap though"...Am I damned by feint praise Adrian? Check out geograph to see that in the final shortlist there were many excellent pictures.

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  2. Fantastic! I am raising a glass of vin rouge to you as I write. :)

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    1. Don't you mean you are necking cheap plonk from the bottle? Glug-glug!

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    1. Didn't realise you were a "baby boomer" Helen!

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  4. Ooh well done you YP. That is the pic I had eyed off a few posts ago wondering what was over the ridge ~ obviously fame and bragging rights :)

    Hey, I reckon that is a pretty good prize myself ~ to pick the next winner ~ more bragging rights!!

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    1. Wondering what was over the ridge.... That sounds like poetry to me Carol but pragmatically what is beyond that ridge is The Promised Land - Yorkshire!

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  6. Ahhh I've been telling Tony about this photo. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Helen. You have excellent taste!

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  7. Beautiful picture. It enthralls me. The bottom where the stone fence is and the top where the cloudy sky is looks to me like a beautiful photograph. But the middle, the rolling hills and the different melding colors of the fields....well, that part looks like a painting to me. Thus, I am enthralled by your winning photograph. Good on you!

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    1. Mama Thyme...You know your interest and support mean a lot to me. Like Helen, you have excellent taste!

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  8. Well, coming from Lancashire Riff-Raff, I perhaps shouldn't be congratulating you.....but I will because I have good manners and think the photo is really charming...well done YP.

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    1. Hang on a minute Gracie Fields! I cannot blame you but when did you desert Lancashire?

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  9. Nice photo Pudd, worthy of first prize.

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    1. Like your cuddly wife you have good taste Tony...oh and g'day mate!

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