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Here are the results for the December round of this year's POTY.
A big congratulations to our winner:
Lovely colourful huts however they are too close to the bottom edge for me. They need a bit more room. It would also be better if they were leading to a more colourful sunrise or sunset sky.
The grey sky & sea act as the perfect backdrop to the beach huts to really highlight the colours. The photographer did well to get the sun catching the huts and the composition is excellent. Another good fit for the theme. A great job.
Loved this one from the first time I saw it in the initial voting thread. Beautiful composition, excellent subject matter, and perfect light for the shot - the golden light warms up the brightly painted BeachHuts and adds a slightly less foreboding look to the big grey cloud out to sea. Even the small details that break up the "regularity" of the "municipal huts" - the clothesline on the LHS yellow hut, the "box" (it looks something like a webcam installation to me) on the Green Hut, and the missing "diamond" on the central Yellow hut work nicely. I'm not 100% convinced that the three small boats/buoys out to sea add something or not - had I taken this, I'd certainly have tried with them cloned out. Still - that's really nit-picking, and it's a lovely picture.
In 2nd place is
Nicely thought out and the black background helps to make the colour of the flowers stand out. Only niggle is some of the small leaves right at the bottom of the frame are a tad distracting.
This is a bit of a corker. Lovely simple composition, beautifully lit, super sharp and fits the theme very well. The beauty of the subject is also enhanced by the dark background. Brilliant.
Excellent floral study against a black background - well lit, nicely arranged and captures all the details... I can certainly see this as a mahoosive canvas on someones wall - I know if I'd take it, then i'd already have ordered something (and probably be re-decorating in anticipation!)
In 3rd place is
Well the theme is colour and this has it in abundance. Nicely framed so that the eye isn't distracted.
Wow, nail-on-the-head theme wise. Fantastic colours & interest everywhere. The (presumed) perspective correction neatens up the composition and the overall exposure is spot on. A very pleasing image.
WOW - this is certainly colourful - a complete riot of oriental colour and feel. Being picky, the composition isn't quite symetrical, and the shot looks slightly soft to me - either as a function of the resizing down, or, quite possibly from the shot being taken in low-ish light conditions and having to remove a degree of noise from the shot...
In 4th place is
I like this a lot. Colourful, pleasing to the eye and the reflection adds to the overall likeability. Well done.
Undoubtedly fits the theme. Very nicely lit & exposed, sharp and I like the reflections. The threads give an interesting texture but the flow of my eye from left to right is interrupted by the dark colour on the far right - I'd perhaps been inclined to replace that colour or crop it out.
Really well Executed Closeup/Macro/Tabletop type shot. Nice use of reflective baseboard and good choice of coloured threads. Even the bases of the "second row" of yards catch the interest - I found myself trying to see if I could find what colours they were - by examining the reflections in the baseboard... little touches like that just add to the visual interest of the image, and make it something that takes more than a passing glance to take in...
In 5th place is
Fits the theme nicely. A broad spectrum of colours helps it to stand out amongst this months entries.
Certainly fits the theme although some of the colours haven't faired as well as others during the processing. However, I do like the simple but impactful composition.
I like this one. I don't quite know why, I don't even have a clue what it is, or even what it's part of - but it's colourful, it's interesting, and it's well composed, exposed and executed... Hopefully the photographer will put me out of my misery and let me know what it is a shot of - i've always been terrible at these "a familiar object from an unusual angle" type of things.