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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 11:05PM
Now we're seeing the real talent of Mike!
That is a cracker - wonderful shapes, patterns, shadows, tone and light.
What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.
I think you should show us more of your work at least once a week?

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
14 Nov 2012 11:05PM
17 out of 20 you were robbed mate, this is a 19 if ever I saw one. - gary
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 11:16PM
Ah yes, camera clubs, a weird form of masochism. Super shot though.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 11:19PM

Quote:Ah yes, camera clubs, a weird form of masochism. Super shot though.

I tend to agree with you Lynne,and I do find the best part of the
night is when we retire to the pub at 9.30 !!
14 Nov 2012 11:26PM
Ah yes, this was bound to do well in C.C. - and I agree with Gary that the judge that night was stingey. It's a wonderful image, Mick, with everything going for it - lighting, composition, p.o.v., perspective and a beaut range of grey tones. No need to say, for me it's a winner SmileSmileSmile

14 Nov 2012 11:53PM
An excellent composition Mick. This has everything going for it. For me its a real winner
14 Nov 2012 11:53PM
"Stairway to Heaven", Mick? Mmmm.............makes me wonder! Great image by the way and song not bad, either!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
15 Nov 2012 12:00AM
This is excellent Mick, a super composition with great detail,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Nov 2012 12:01AM
A different sort of 'mikbee image' tonight, Mick: excellent composition with great angles, lines, light and shadows and with B and W presentation working so well.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
15 Nov 2012 12:05AM
An excellent and classic black 'n white composition and good to see you embracing monochrome Smile

BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
15 Nov 2012 12:19AM
I am rather surprised* to find that beneath the grotty casual exterior you normally present, there lurks an actual photographic artist !
Nice one, Mick, a really excellent composition.
I have yet to venture into the world of camera club competition - to be honest, I'm pretty sure most of my stuff would just get laughed out the door and life is tough enough with letting myself in for that.

* Actually I'm not at all surprised. I've known since first seeing your images here.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Nov 2012 12:25AM
I think I would give this one 20 out of 20--superb, classy-- conversion and comp-- first rate!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Nov 2012 4:09AM
My, My, My....This is really very good Mick. How nice you showed us........Sandy
15 Nov 2012 5:20AM
Nice one Mick, a pleasant surprise.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
15 Nov 2012 7:22AM
This is cracking Mick, very graphic and suits the mono well.
Although it has made me feel a touch faint as I can't see any orange in it whatsoever. Grin

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:22AM
Excellent shot Mick, great composition, I love the lines and shadows, very definitely a 20 / 20 IMHO

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Nov 2012 7:34AM
Brilliant Mick,It really work's in mono.
Show us some more of these ,Smile
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:40AM
Great shapes and detail...
I like the light to dark tones...
Great comp...
Well done...

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:54AM
Delightful composition Mick - lovely strong contrasting b/w - gets my UA too
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
15 Nov 2012 7:55AM
I'm guessing your were good at geometry and technical drawing at school, This is an excellent image Mick thoughI prefer curves myself WinkWink
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 8:12AM
brilliant comp mick wonderful detail and light looks a long way up a cracker nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Nov 2012 8:35AM
Strong shapes and lines, Mick, a strong graphic image, but no place for rust there though.

I'm Looking still looking alas no rust well well well time for change time to see the talent without the rust, good angles good tones, very well captured CC sometimes leave a lot to be desired after all it's just another persons likes or dislikes, yuo are right TAKE ME TO THE BAR , before and after the meeting now that's a better night out,cracking shot Mick

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 9:08AM
Mick does b&w! This is superb, and clever, with diagonals hitting the bottom two corners just perfectly to support the composition.
I had a rusty card lined up for your birthday, maybe I should look for something cool and linear instead?
No, on second thoughts, it's Rusty Mick that we know and love...
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
15 Nov 2012 9:10AM
Stairway to heaven...that's as near that you will get. That's a good one Mick but how did you get that black sky you clever man. An exceptionally good image Mick.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
15 Nov 2012 9:27AM
This is simply EXCELLENT work, Mick!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 9:27AM
A great composition Mick, good lines and the mono tones are superb, very well captured, that judge was obviously having an off day! (I have to ask, was the pub near the top of the steps?)
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 9:34AM
First-class photography, Mick, and in excellent mono too.

Quote:something cool and linear

Something curvaceous and warming would be equally suitable, I think; but unlikely in mid-November . . .
MacroMeister 5 62 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 9:41AM

What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.

Well, he wasn't using a proper camera, was he? he wasn't using the latest big-beast must-have, whizz-bang SRL that all the boys have. But Oh! wait a minute, he's produced a really good top-notch shot (a lot of head-scratching) how did he do that then?Wink

Great shot, Mike (even with the G11). Lovely lines and great conversion. Sorry I can't vote as I don't agree with the system. But I'm sure my praise is worth more?
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
15 Nov 2012 10:06AM
Hidden talents Smile

superb mono shot
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Nov 2012 10:08AM
Very nice clean shot.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
15 Nov 2012 12:47PM
WE should see this side of your work more often. This is top notch.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Nov 2012 2:52PM
A super bit of mono work here, Mick, great capture of lines and angles here - it should have been the winner in your competition! Wink Has to be my Fave Of The Day, well deserving of the Awards, and think I might just have to part with mine here too...Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:04PM
I voted around 9.00 am this morning and have been in shock since - hence no comment until now! Smile Excellent Mick - I knew there was more lurking below the surface!! Those judges don't know quality when they see it - I'd have given 19 out of 20 too!! SmileSmile
Tibetan 6 3 England
15 Nov 2012 3:41PM
Hope the pub is not at the top of those steps Mick lol. good perspective tones and light, been hiding your light under a bushel mate, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Nov 2012 5:50PM
Well I'll give you 20 out of 20 for this one Mick, VERY nicely taken shot, and brilliant in Mono.

John Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:05PM

Quote:Now we're seeing the real talent of Mike!
That is a cracker - wonderful shapes, patterns, shadows, tone and light.
What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.
I think you should show us more of your work at least once a week?

Yes Yes Yes more pleaseSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:18PM
I would never have guessed this was yours, Mick.
I never doubted that you had a photographic talent, and now and again you even show us some arty-farty rust, but this is something else. So why do you save such images for the camera club and deny us the pleasure of such?
Perhaps it's because we expect to see rust and grot from you, it's a sort of mikbee trademark.
The awards speak volumes, and I hope they speak to you and your hidden talents too.
15 Nov 2012 7:42PM
Great shot Mick, i recall you posting a shot of these stairs before!
It's always nice to see you shooting something other than rust & grott now and again although i take nothing away from your keen eye and skill for spotting and capturing them.
Camera club eh......not for me mate, though i'm tempted by the promise of it finishing with a pint or two Smile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 9:06PM
Well looks like you needed another award there Mick...what a great shot
love those stairs such a great composition
a winner
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Nov 2012 9:46PM
Wonderful lines, composition and shadows in this architectural image. A fine geometrical study that is worth more than 17/20. You are at the top of your game tonight Mick
Ayoob 7 Australia
16 Nov 2012 1:26AM

Quote:Excellent shot Mick, great composition, I love the lines and shadows, very definitely a 20 / 20 IMHO


I agree with all above ,Mike..........GrinGrinGrin

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Nov 2012 1:42AM
Superb Mick - wonderful, excellent architectural shot. You are full of surprises Smile


Next time I'm stuck for a title, I will check with you first Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:58PM
Onwards and upwards Mick... This is a fantastic compo. Well deserved awards.
I love the shot the angle and the shadow... But couldn't you drop a rusty nail on the first step? Grin
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
17 Nov 2012 3:41AM
I'm sure you're worried about your score, Mick...

this one scores 17/20 maybe because of the lack of rust? Wink

hope you don't have to come back down those stairs after the pub...
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:04PM
Well done with all these awards Mick - very well deserved SmileSmile
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
17 Nov 2012 4:42PM
talent was already present in all of your rusty shots, Mick, here it takes a different way of expression
not surprised by this shot, only pleased

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Nov 2012 4:04AM
Excellent !! I somehow managed to miss this one yesterday Mick Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 5:50AM
Nearly slipped me by Mick great work and conversion .Smile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
20 Nov 2012 9:41PM
Just felt i had to give you the award, Mick, for showing your arty farty side to the world .Give up with judges lad ,in a world of there own,one pats you on the back,next one sticks the knife in,same picture.

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