You know I thought I had a fighting chance at this assignment... Until I saw MarkA's. UGGH!!! Why are you so good!
Haha. Good shot and so far my top pick.
Heh thanks for the compliment Marcus, I'm far from good but I am learning quite fast, the main reason I think my photography has come on a lot in the last couple of months is that I try anything and everything - most importantly though I try and learn from the things I trial and rather than just selecting the things that do work, I spend a lot of time trying to work out what went wrong with the shots that failed.
I try to read a lighting tutorial or two each day (normally from strobist and occassionally from DIYPhotography.net, this can help you to deconstruct the lighting in other peoples images which again adds to your arsenal when it comes to lighting your scene or making the best of natural light that is available.
Your work has improved considerably just over the few weeks I have known you to be on DPC so you must be working hard as well