Here are each of the Image of the Month as selected on my other blog. You can click on the link in each title to see the runners up, or get more info about the selection.
As soon as I saw this on my computer screen there was no doubt in my mind it would be image of the month. About 3x magnification, hand-held.
When I saw the image on the camera, I was ho-hum, and kept taking more photos. Then I saw it on the computer and got excited. Some slight Lightroom tweaks and I was over the moon.
Linda had retired a few days before this was taken, and I think it perfectly captures our mood for the day.
This is a reminder to me you have to be on your toes. The sunset went from drab to fab to drab in moments. If I hadn't been there camera in hand I would have missed the shot.
Curtis. Our vet describes him as "dashingly handsome", and he is extremely photogenic as well. There is something about the shadow here that takes it beyond being just a picture of a cat, and makes it a portrait.
My first abstract, done in a series of other shots that really didn't do anything for me at all. Then I had the happy thought of pushing the colours and textures. The two runner up photos are also some of the best work I've done, with one print up on my wall, and I sold the other one.
This shot started as a whim, wondering if the camera would capture the delicate blue flame curling around the kettle. It's probably the most interesting, and dare I say, reflective photograph, especially considering it was pre-coffee. I have a print of this.
Lower falls in Johnston Canyon, on a day trip with my buddy Sean.
Out for a winter walk in Fish Creek, thinking about lines leading into the picture.
This was the first of my photographs that I actually fell in love with. I've got a print of this up on my wall where anyone coming in the house will see it. I've sold a variant of the print, where that bright house reflection in the middle was replaced with some trees.
Please note, all the images on this page, and in the rest of my photo blog are copyright to Keith Cartmell. I'm happy to discuss selling you a print, but no other use whatsoever is permitted without advance written permission.