31 July 2017

Another

Well slap me down with a feather! It has happened again. Another of my photographs has been picked as the "photo of the week" over on the geograph website. This is the third success I have had in six weeks and I am as pleased as punch about it. This time there were 4705 eligible images so to be the photographer behind the winning picture is a most glorious accolade.

I took the winning picture on the edge of Hathersage Moor on the evening of July 17th. As I approached the old sheepfold north of Over Owler Tor, I noticed a small herd of cattle heading towards a group of trees that overlook the Hope Valley.

One or two of them looked directly at me and mooed at full blast as if to say - hey you get offa my cloud!. As I approached the trees where a small farm once stood in days gone by, I noticed that one of the vociferous beasts was using an overhanging limb to scratch his hide. It is clearly a place that these semi-wild bullocks visit regularly.

I took four or five pictures all backlit by the diminishing sunlight as summer insects buzzed around the scratching creature, But this was the one that I submitted to geograph and the one that was selected as the winner for Week 29:-
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45 comments:

  1. Another winner?! Are you sure you're not paying someone off?

    Haha! Just kidding. It's a great photo. Congratulations!

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    1. Bribery is a useful device as I am sure you discovered in securing your new job Jennifer!

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  2. Great photo! Congrats on the contest win. You've clearly got a great eye for photography.

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    1. Thank you Chris. Do you snap any pictures yourself.

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    2. I try to...though I don't have a camera of my own. Perhaps I'll borrow my wife's and snap some pics of my surroundings. It's been a while.

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    3. That would be interesting - to see images of your environment.

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  3. How excellent! The light really is pleasing in that shot, isn't it? Well done! You're going to need to start offering autographs (for a price) in a shop on your blog :)

    Is there any danger of one of those fellows turning on you?

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    1. Yes. Once in a blue moon a rambler or farmer could be seriously hurt or even killed by one of them. That evening they seemed to be in high spirits as if they were going to a party.

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  4. Congratulations.

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  5. Good on you, Yorkie. Congratulations once again. :)

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    1. Lord Pudding of Yorkshire bowed to the coy maiden, muttering, "Thank you my little peach."

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    2. I've always known I gave you the pip! :)

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  6. It's a fabulous shot! Congratulations

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    1. I prefer my steak medium rather than well done. Thanks for checking out this post Rozzie.

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  8. Well deserved, the backlighting is great on this shot.

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    1. Call me David Bailey!

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    2. David Bailey.

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    3. I'll call you Sue Pollard.

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  9. Well deserved indeed, this is a great picture! Like Jennifer said above, is there anything going on behind the scenes we should know off? ;-)
    (And like Jennifer, I am of course only kidding!)

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    1. PS: I clicked on the photo, hoping it would enlarge, as pictures do on many blogs, including my own. But I found that is not the case on yours. It would make looking at your photos even better, so maybe you want to change your settings?

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    2. I deliberately posted a "snipped" image so that I could make it bigger in the post than usual. When we do this, it means that no further enlargement is possible. But now I am going to add an enlargeable image.

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  10. Yes, I hoped to enlarge it too ! Great photo. Lovely evening light.

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    1. As I told Meike, I am about to add an enlargeable image Frances.

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  11. Thank you! It is even better that way.

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  12. The light is absolutely perfect. Very nice shot.

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    1. Thanks Mich and thanks for dropping by.

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  13. There's nothing like some winning photo's to get you taking more. This one is full of movement, wonderful.
    Briony
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    1. Yes. It's very encouraging Briony.

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  14. Congratulations again! That definitely conveys a kind of summertime bliss. I love all the little flying bugs.. We get that same effect in our back garden when the evening light hits in the right way, and it's very hard to capture with a camera. So well done you!

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    1. You have a good eye for detail Steve - those flying insects catching the light. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  15. Summer in a snapshot... love it!

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    1. And so thankfully did the judge of the week.

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  16. Well worth it I would say YP

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  17. You're on a roll, YP. A very atmospheric photo.

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    1. Three winners in one calendar year is almost unheard of.

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