This year, in a change from previous years, I am offering you a short-list of 8 photos to choose from. These are the photos that have been shown to be the most popular with readers according to the 5-star system at the end of each post.
The eight short-listed photos are shown in the montage above. Click the image for a larger view (clicking Back button to return here) or click on the following links to see the original posts.
A - "Heather on the Hill"
B - "Wintry Sun"
C - "Stalybridge Wharf"
D - "Rainbow"
E - "Sky Watch: Hartshead Pike"
F - "Time for Winter Woollies"
G - "Bowling Green"
H - "Mossley Hall"
Please let me know which of those photos are your favourites by Thursday 30th December. The winner will be announced on January 1st as part of the City Daily Photo Photo of the Year theme day.
You can vote for up to three photos, placing them 1st, 2nd and 3rd. (1st choices will receive 3 points, 2nd choices 2 points and 3rd choices 1 point.)
You can make your votes known by one of these methods:
1. reply to this post by clicking the "Comments" link below (the easiest way).
2. email me via the Ashton-under-Lyne.com website
3. reply to the Photo of the Year thread on the Discussion Board (you will need to be registered to post a reply there).
The use of the 5-star feedback system to produce a short-list is a change from previous years where I have invited readers to vote for any photo from the year. That method resulted in a long list of photos, with only a few receiving more than one or two votes. I thought it was a good idea to make use of the feedback readers had already given which had indicated that the eight photos above were well-received.
It is a much easier task to choose one photo from eight than from hundreds!