23 August 2015

Judgement

As you may recall, over at the geograph website, my winning picture of Fred Fox earned me the privilege of picking the winning photo from the Week 32 shortlist. 

In bronze medal position I chose this summery picture from North Yorkshire. A dog walker is ambling along an old railway track, heading to Fylingthorpe. The photo was submitted by Steven Ruffles:-
In silver medal position I picked this clever coastal reflection from Nairn in north east Scotland. I liked the milkiness of the colouring and the fact that we do not see the Victorian seaside villa - just its reflection. The picture was composed by Mick Garratt:-
In gold medal position and therefore my "picture of the week" came this almost surreal picture of a fish. It was taken by The Covesea Skerries near Lossiemouth, also in north eastern Scotland. The fish is a Cuckoo Wrasse and I admired the way the fish's blue markings were echoed in the marine background. It was taken by Des Colhoun:-
Kiss me mama!

34 comments:

  1. In my opinion, humble and otherwise...I think your fish pic is sheer platinum-coated gold and silver encrusted in diamonds, rubies and sapphires. A truly wonderful photo. Although there's something a little fishy about it, it is worth double its weight in gold!

    As for the first two pics...they, too, are great...well done. :)

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    1. Somehow I find it difficult to believe that a Tamborine Mountain dweller like you could ever have a "humble" opinion. I always use that term ironically.

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    2. It may sound pretty ironic, but I really am a humble person, Yorkie. Why...only the other day I confessed I was unable to blow my own trumpet! :)

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    3. In my ever so humble opinion, that was a good joke Lee!

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  2. All lovely photos. The first one is very like the bridge very near our house, also the site of an old railway track.

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    1. Do you think the figure is a man or a woman Jenny? I couldn't tell.

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  3. I agree -- that last one IS a great photo, and the blue of the fish and the sky combine beautifully!

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    1. You have taken some brilliant photos Steve so if you agree the fish picture is a great one then it really must be!

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  4. Three great photos. I do love the vivid blue sea and fish photo.

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    1. I am glad it wasn't just me who recognised the special quality of that photo Leishy.

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  5. The fish is beautiful, but I think my favorite is number two. The composition is just lovely.

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    1. I am glad you appreciated both of those pictures Jennifer.

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  6. He is a beautiful fish.....I hope they put him back in the sea.

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    1. I hope so too Adrian. I wouldn't like to see that handsome fellow battered.

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  7. Oh the weight of judging photos ~ almost like marking schoolwork.

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    1. And can I just raise a red flag to the spelling police over your choice of judgement vs. judgment :) I was taught judgment and still spell it such.

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    2. I'm with you, Carol...your judgment and mine are correct! :)

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    3. In my judgement, people who spell "judgement" without the middle "e" are American.or wannabe Americans.

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    4. "Judgment vs. judgement

      In American English, judgement is generally considered a misspelling of judgment for all uses of the word, notwithstanding individual preferences. In British popular usage, judgment was traditionally the preferred form, but judgement has gained ground over the last couple of centuries and is now nearly as common as judgment.

      Pay no attention to the myth, widely repeated on the web, that judgement is the original spelling and that judgment is a 19th-century American invention. This is simply untrue, as shown by an abundance of readily available evidence anyone can view online.

      When it comes to legal contexts, English reference sources say varying things. Most seem to agree that judgment is preferred in legal contexts even in British English, and some say that American and British English differ in their strict legal meanings of judgment. Bryan Garner, in his Modern American Usage, says judgment in American English refers to “the final decisive act of a court in defining the rights of the parties,” whereas, he writes, the word in British English refers to a judicial opinion. We find nothing to contradict this, though there are many English reference sources that do not mention a legal/nonlegal distinction or an American/British distinction.

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    5. Yes. I saw that on the net too Lee. In my judgement it is bollix!

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    6. We call it bullshit, Yorkie! lol

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    7. In my judgement, "bullshit" is a vulgar word that sophisticated antipodean ladies like yourself should avoid. ldi (laughing deep inside)

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    8. Don't choke on that laughter, Yorkie! lol

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    9. The two of you could argue over anything LOL and LDI

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    10. Well let me throw in my twopennyworth. My ancient OED (I knew it would be useful one day) says both are correct. However in the King James version of The Bible judgment seems to be spelt throughout without an e which would seem to suggest that was the preferred spelling rather early on.

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  8. I agree with Jennifer. The second is a marvel of composition. But the winner gets better and better as I look at it more and more. That wonderfully colored fish looks very intelligent!

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    1. I am pleased that you appear to concur with my judgements/judgments Mama Thyme. If a speech or thought bubble came out of the fish's head i wonder what it would be saying?

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  9. Beautiful photos. The fish is striking, and I especially like the mood of the first photo.

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    1. Yes Terra. The fish picture really is striking isn't it?

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  10. Well judged Mr Pudding!

    Ms Soup

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    1. Your judgement of my judgement is well-judged Judge Alphie.

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  11. Oh yes. I forgot about the photos. The winning choice is certainly a striking photo.

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