Congratulation cjc181166! Terrific shot!
And congratulations also to electricgudgeon, sparkie1263, and RonM - well done indeed!
I'm very chuffed to get an entry into the runners up this month - there were tons of great images posted throughout the month.
As a couple of members have noted, it's a tough selection process getting to the winner and runners up. In case anyone's interested, here's what we do:
- create a thread each month in the Moderator board where any image can be nominated by any moderator
- as great images are posted by members, they get nominated (throughout the month - there are already some nominees for December)
- as the month draws to a close, all moderators cast a vote for their 'top 6' photos from the month's nominees. Much like the monthly challenge voting, these are done on a points basis - 6 points down to 1 point.
the votes are tallied, and the winner and top handful of runners up announced.
As you can imagine, the voting is the hard part - I usually need the best part of an hour to do it. But I find it a joy to do, as often I'll see images I didn't get time to see on the main forum - so many high quality photos get posted!