O.K. here we go, as promised in reverse order, here are my three winners which I would like to feature in South Shields Daily Photo (two of them can consider it a bonus this month).
In third place Rossinisbird's Loch Shiel
Calm and peaceful with plenty of colour, well composed and detailed.
In second place Mr. Smith's portrait of Carlo
It's gritty, full of character and I'd love to see it in high contrast black and white.
In first place GtirBri's magnificent picture of Souter Lighthouse with threatening clouds as the backdrop
The depth of colour and the sublime contrast is excellent.
If all of these "winners" could email me a large copy of the picture (about 1024 px wide) to south-shields[at]blueyonder[dot]co[dot]uk along with a description and short story to go with the picture i.e. how you felt when you took it and how you felt when you saw the result, a few details about your camera, or what you were up to at the time, I will be happy to get them posted up for you.
Standards were very high this time and it's a shame that I wasn't able to pick from some of the good entries from "down under" which were very commendable, perhaps next time eh?
I'll announce a "theme" for the next one shortly.