Thanks Chohole for that. I did have in mind to mention it then forgot due to having my head in another long tutorial making session and yes nice card..no very nice card indeed.
Area lighting tut is coming on nicely and won't be done until after xmas now. I will have to post it to a thread of its own, probably in the New Users Section.
Bluemoon I found something strange the other day, I loaded an Area Light Sphere, left Ambient OFF and I got light so I tested and retested and the same result will all Area Lights. This is so new to me too I have always had to turn ON the ambient channel to get light.
As for the contest I like all the WIP posted so far as WIP and all have great potential.
The reason why Composition was included in this months comp was so you would hopefully think about where you place your subject matter and other elements like text and other scene props. You may find it helpful to take a step back and sit down with a cuppa and just and look at it for a while. Go away for a few hours or a day and sit down and look at it again. Doing this helps me when I get image blindness.
And sometimes I see where I have gone wrong and adjust things.