just sounded a bit like rubbing it in to me though ,but heigh ho eh
Maybe you need to step back a minute and have a look at all this from danet's shoes. How must she feel?
So far you have thought of it from your own perspective, and fair enough.
Now, you, marra, withdrew your entry and danet's was chosen.
This is the first time this has happened and when curly came back, he mentioned he had had yours in mind originally.
How do you think danet feels? of course, she would be pleased to have hers selected. She has already said she is showing friends the links.
But how do you think it must feel
to 'win' in these circumstances?
How would you feel if your photo was chosen but you were told
Oh well, the one I fancied has gone! I hate to take second choices but what choice did I have
I would personally feel a little embarrassed, like I had taken someone else's spot.
I don't think curly meant it badly, it was probably an off the cuff remark, but that is how it came out.
How would you have reacted if your photo had won in those circumstances?
What would you have said?
And now, when anyone says anything positive about danet's photo, you are upset, thinking it is a personal go at you. I wasn't going to go into this detail, but I don't think you 'get' it. How about looking at it another way-maybe people's comments are aimed at danet, to reassure her that her photo really was a worthy winner.
Baldy is right. The winner is just a personal choice by the judge anyway, and there are a lot of great photos. There is no definitive 'best' as such, it can come down to a matter of taste.
But don't begrudge danet her congratulatory comments. We would have given them to you too.