I just would like to explain why I didn't contribute anything to the last rounds and most likely will not do so in the future.
As I have sayd within the post where I did introduce myself I am not a "competition type". Mostly I think because I do not like deadlines. One of my main reasons to start entering was to force myself to actually *finish* a scene but what I have learned meanwhile about myself: I like it to have never ending projects, where I can turn my back on them and come back whenever I want to. Actually I'm more interested in creating a little 3-D-world than some "final shot". My source files do show this quite clearly where usually 20 (or much more when the scene is older) camera definitions are present.
From all my entries "Praise Of Shadows" is the only image I do really like myself (which does not mean that I do think it is actually finished, there are a lot of things I could have done better and maybe I will do so some day) all the others are mostly WIP and I wouldn't even have shown them within the POV-Ray image newsgroup and making them public within this contest gives me a bad feeling. And *winning* makes things even worse for me, I simply do not think this is right.
There are a few rare cases where I have actually some "final shot" in mind, "Myrna Loy" and "Swan Lake" (from over there - the POV-Ray NG) are such examples - but it would be a strange coincidence if this goes along with an actual TC topic, but it might happen one day...
So I think a contest (any kind of contest) does just not go well together with my preferred working process and as I'm just a hobbyist without any pro ambition there is no need to force myself to finish something.
This is mostly written for Stephen and Thomas as I think after all the work they put into keeping the contest running they deserve a bit of explanation.