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meach
8th December 2011, 12:37 AM
Thanks to all who entered and voted, and to Pete for organising it.

The winners are:

1st with Morning silhouette, chrisw

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1332/Morning_Silhouette.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/41016)

2nd with Girl Reflected, gregles

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1332/Girl_reflected.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/41013)


3rd with Headlight, dbutch

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1332/Head-light.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/41015)

4th with The only way is Essex, andym,

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1332/Only_way.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/41022)

(included as only one point behind third place)


Congratulations to you all and over to Chris for the next Challenge.

sponner
8th December 2011, 06:09 AM
Inspirational.

Congrats to teh winners

LMGruchy
8th December 2011, 06:54 AM
Well done all.

hruissen
8th December 2011, 07:18 AM
Congratulations to Chrisw. Where was this picture taken?

Chevvyf1
8th December 2011, 08:48 AM
Congratulations to all - Terrific shot ChrisW - What a winner ! *chr

f2uk
8th December 2011, 08:51 AM
Congrats to the winners *chr

Bikie John
8th December 2011, 09:27 AM
Congrats to the winners, and to everyone else who entered, there were a lot of really cracking shots. Although there was one stand-out winner for me, picking 2nd and 3rd was so hard to be almost a lottery!

hruissen - I think Chris's winning shot may have been Edinburgh.

Ciao ... John

snaarman
8th December 2011, 09:39 AM
An astonishing set of pictures, well done everyone. And thanks to Meach for picking up the baton and doing the votes for me, a great help... :)

Pete

Wee man
8th December 2011, 11:20 AM
Well done to all some great shots

gregles
8th December 2011, 02:24 PM
Well done Chris, an excellent shot*chr

And well done Pete for choosing such a fantastic theme for the challenge*yes

Greg:)

ChrisW
8th December 2011, 02:28 PM
Thanks to all who entered and voted, and to Pete for organising it.

1st with Morning silhouette, chrisw

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1332/Morning_Silhouette.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/41016)



Wow, I am very pleasantly surprised to see that my photo has won. Thank you all and well done to everybody else who entered.

For those who don’t recognise the view from leaning out of the rear 2nd floor bedroom of my Edinburgh home I can now reveal that this is fact the actual view seen whilst leaning out of the rear 2nd floor bedroom of my Edinburgh home.

I realise that this leaning out of windows is a radical departure from my previous lounging about on garden seat technique (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17197) but to be honest I was trying for a silhouette, not an otter.

The background silhouette is the summit of Arthurs Seat, with the sun about to pop up behind it.

The middle distance silhouette is Carlton Hill. The columned structure on the left is still part finished National Monument. This monument was intended to be another Parthenon and to commemorate Scottish Soldiers killed in the Napoleonic wars. Construction started in 1826 but work was stopped in 1829 when the building was only partially built due to lack of money.

The tall tower is the Nelson Monument and is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. It was built between 1807 and 1815 to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his own death at the same battle.

The buildings at the base of the Nelson Monument are the Old Observatory House and the newer City Observatory.

The final silhouettes are a couple of handily placed houses who’s roofs help frame the view.

Having never previously won anything like this, what happens next? Should I start writing a speech or is it my turn to buy the drinks *chr

meach
8th December 2011, 02:43 PM
You can write a speech AND buy a round of drinks if you like but first you need to come up with a subject for the next challenge. As for rules and things just cut and paste from Pete's thread for this one.

ChrisW
8th December 2011, 03:16 PM
Thanks Paul. New challenge details set.

Graptolite
8th December 2011, 08:25 PM
Well done winners! great set of pictures! (I've pinpointed your house/flat Chris. Silvermill/Heriot Hill I reckon. Put the kettle on! ;))

David

ChrisW
8th December 2011, 09:18 PM
Well done winners! great set of pictures! (I've pinpointed your house/flat Chris. Silvermill/Heriot Hill I reckon. Put the kettle on! ;))

The kettle is on – do you want Tunnock Teacakes or Caramel Wafers with yours?

LMGruchy
8th December 2011, 10:39 PM
For goodness sake, nothing which gives you wind... you lot have quite enough just now as it is.

Wreckdiver
8th December 2011, 10:47 PM
Superb photos. Well done to all.

Steve

jdal
9th December 2011, 09:47 AM
A great set of shots and a worthy winner.
... The middle distance silhouette is Carlton Hill. The columned structure on the left is still part finished National Monument. This monument was intended to be another Parthenon and to commemorate Scottish Soldiers killed in the Napoleonic wars. Construction started in 1826 but work was stopped in 1829 when the building was only partially built due to lack of money...

I never knew it was part finished, I thought it was a folly. Edinburgh's getting a bit of a reputation for part finished projects. I've got an image of a replacement for the road bridge only getting 2/3 of the way across the Firth :)

Joshing apart, that's a great shot of one of the very best city skylines in the world. Nice bedroom view *yes

Chevvyf1
9th December 2011, 09:51 AM
Wow, I am very pleasantly surprised to see that my photo has won. Thank you all and well done to everybody else who entered.

For those who don’t recognise the view from leaning out of the rear 2nd floor bedroom of my Edinburgh home I can now reveal that this is fact the actual view seen whilst leaning out of the rear 2nd floor bedroom of my Edinburgh home.

I realise that this leaning out of windows is a radical departure from my previous lounging about on garden seat technique (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17197) but to be honest I was trying for a silhouette, not an otter.

The background silhouette is the summit of Arthurs Seat, with the sun about to pop up behind it.

The middle distance silhouette is Carlton Hill. The columned structure on the left is still part finished National Monument. This monument was intended to be another Parthenon and to commemorate Scottish Soldiers killed in the Napoleonic wars. Construction started in 1826 but work was stopped in 1829 when the building was only partially built due to lack of money.

The tall tower is the Nelson Monument and is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. It was built between 1807 and 1815 to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his own death at the same battle.

The buildings at the base of the Nelson Monument are the Old Observatory House and the newer City Observatory.

The final silhouettes are a couple of handily placed houses who’s roofs help frame the view.

Having never previously won anything like this, what happens next? Should I start writing a speech or is it my turn to buy the drinks *chr


Chris, Thank You for telling us "where; when; how ... etc.," facts of your well deserved award winning shot ! :D :D :D

Phill D
10th December 2011, 07:22 AM
The level was very high for this competition so well done to everyone but Chris that was a superb shot a worthy winner. I'd never have guessed where it was, it's really nice to have that little description thanks for posting. I've only been to Edinburgh once for a weekend and loved it. We stayed in an old flat opposite the YHA that had a great view over the castle. Will definitely come back one day.