Well, this was a tough one to judge... I've been keeping track of the entries, so already had some idea, but I kept changing my mind... There were lots of entries very close to each other, and they were all excellent. But as of now:
#3 was @Robert Davidson entry. Nice and crisp and the tighter crop worked well. It was really close between this one and Todd's.
#2 goes to @todd phillips . Nicely balanced, and very natural, and the sky/clouds were nice and contrasty. I think that B/W crop worked well too.
However, Number 1 goes to the largest cropped image in vintage B/W from @RichardC . I think the rickety trees made the photo look harsh, but the vintage B/W treatment took some of that away, and the portrait crop worked well, giving it a little more depth and focus. I liked it!
Thanks for everyone that had a go! Great entries from everyone as always. Over to you Richard!