11 July 2017

Winner

Gadzooks! Jumping Jehosaphat! Stone the Crows! A couple of weeks ago, I shared the news that one of my pictures had been selected as the geograph picture of the week. It had been more than a year since I last received that accolade. Now just two weeks later another of my photographs has been named "picture of the week". It was chosen from 4,416 submissions.

The picture was taken from the rocks of Over Owler Tor - looking up The Hope Valley into the evening sunshine. In fact I already shared the picture with you in this post. Here it is again:-
The Hope Valley lies within The Peak District National Park. The chimney is something of an anomaly. It is at Hope Cement Works. Though you can't see it in this picture, to the left of the chimney there is a great hole in the landscape from which millions of tons of limestone have been quarried. It's alright having national parks but we need cement too so I wouldn't protest overmuch about that chimney.

When the next shortlist appears for me to judge I will again share my top five with you to elicit comments and observations. In the interim, it's party time here at Pudding Towers. Wench! Wench! Stop polishing my shoes and bring me another mug of tea ! "Two McVities' ginger nuts would also be appreciated!" - as the actress said to Ed Sheeran.

29 comments:

  1. That IS a great picture, and I am not at all surprised it has been chosen for Picture of the Week. Congratulations!

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  2. Your dedication to your photography is paying off with some well deserved recognition!
    When did you start taking photos?

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    1. My enthusiasm was boosted with the birth of digital cameras. I got my first one in 2005.

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  3. Well done YP, stardom is just around the corner, have you entered the Countryfile competition this year.

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    1. No. I look at those pictures in awe. I don't believe my camera or my ability can reach those heights Derek.

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  4. Wonderful, looks like you are on a roll now. It is a great shot, no doubt at all. Keep up the good work. Greetings!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement Mr B.

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  5. Another wonderful photo! You should have been a photographer instead of a teacher!

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    1. It would have been more peaceful.

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    2. What does DSLR stand for? If you don't know, stay being a teacher. If you DO know but had to rely on google for the meaning then stay as a teacher. If you were meant to be a professional tog you'd be one.

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    3. DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex... and I knew that without any googling. I used to earn money as a teacher but I haven't been one for quite a while now. I never had any pretensions whatsoever about becoming a professional photographer. I just enjoy capturing images.

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    4. My niece wanted to be a photographer. I asked her what DSLR meant. "No idea" she said. "Forget it," I replied "what camera do you use, right now?" I said "just my phone" she replied.

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  6. Symmetry in/of threes (forgive me) - Holy Smoke! Clearly, the photo was waiting for you. Well done. McGregor

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    1. I don't know what you mean about symmetry in threes McGregor but thank you anyway.

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    2. I noticed the 3 horizontal clouds set against the 3 layers of the landscape. Capturing that juxtaposition of the two elements of the landscape - one ephemeral, the other enduring - made for a fine composition. Neat photo. McGregor

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  7. Congratulations. Twice in two weeks - that is some achievement.

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    1. Yes. My head has swollen so big I can't get my sombrero on.

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  8. Congratulations, YP - that is lovely to hear! I love all of the layers in your photo; very pleasing to the eye. No wonder you did so well!

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    1. That's kind of you Jenny. Thanks.

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  9. Congratuions and richly deserved YP. It is a beautiful photograph.

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    1. You are too kind. Thank you.

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  10. Beautiful photo and the last sentence wasn't bad either, lol
    raised a laugh here on the HOT south coast.
    Briony
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    1. I am glad that that sentence was not lost on you Briony!

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  11. Congratulations. It's a great photo. Try submitting your photos to other contests.

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    1. Maybe I should Red but I can be quite lazy.

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  12. Congratulations again!
    I remember seeing those ugly cement works in that lovely place and being amazed that it was there. Such a blot on the landscape ....but I know we all need cement !

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    1. Especially when we visit the dentist!

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  13. Congratulations! That's brilliant news! (How's that for English usage of "brilliant"?) Great photo and an honor well deserved.

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