Lichen

Lichen

This lichen was found on an old oak tree, its unsuccessful acorns forlornly lying on the ground at its base.

If you don't ask, you don't get. So it was I found myself "juror" for Moody Monday's theme "unknown".

I don't wish to to use anymore cliches (it was a tough decision, it was very close) but judgng the entries (once I was past the usual dross/totally irrelevant submissions) was not at all straight forward and getting down to those that have subsquently been posted took a long while. At one stage I got so frustrated that I went for a walk to think it over.

When making a judgement I took into account: originality, how true to the theme the image was and of course the actual skill involved in achieving the shot. I particulary bore in mind quite how much it would mean to me to be chosen and the sense of achievement I would subsequently feel. What in my usual convoluted style I'm trying to say is that I took this deadly serious.

I hope I did Moody Monday justice and that those of you reading this agree with my choices.

I felt I gave a little back to our community.