Over at the Geograph photo-mapping website there's a weekly photo competition. Each week, a volunteer member trawls through all the new submissions and picks a shortlist of fifty images ready for the judging process. Last week, there were 4191 eligible images and I am pleased to say that four of my pictures made the top fifty.
That was the week that I visited Louth and completed two long walks in the Lincolnshire Wolds so I was later able to submit almost a hundred new images to Geograph. I would have been bitterly disappointed if I hadn't received any nominations at all but I am pretty happy with four.
It's always interesting to see which of my images get picked for the final fifty. They are not always the pictures I would have picked myself. The first composition is a rather unusual one. It was a scene that I spotted just off the main road in the village of Ludford Parva and it stars a legendary old French car - the Citroën 2CV:-
I shared two of my other nominated images previously in this blog. One is of the village shop frontage in Donington on Bain and the other is of an old windmill standing in a sea of flowering rapeseed near Corringham:-
My fourth shortlisted picture shows the magnificent spire of St James's Church in Louth. The church's construction began in the eleventh century but the majestic spire rose from the ground in 1515. It is the tallest medieval parish church spire in all of England. On the eastern flank of The Lincolnshire Wolds, you can see it from miles around.
Somehow I doubt that any of these pictures will be be picked as the overall winner for the week, but you never know. The judging process is highly subjective.