I voted for tater134's submission from August. The subtle use of perspective and asymmetrical balance gives the picture an active feel. Also, the surface couldn't have been chosen better. It adds fantastic texture and establishes a cool background that emphasizes the contrast between the cool blue and the warm orange lighting. This lighting design imbues the otherwise utilitarian subject with a nostalgic elegance. This is a beautiful photo.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
--commonly misattributed to, and most likely not, Benjamin Franklin