Thursday, January 01, 2009

Theme Day: Best Photo of the Year 2008


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It's me, Kim, popping back in for just today for City Daily Photo Blogger's first of the month theme day. Our wonderful guest photographer Shawn will be with you again tomorrow and through next Monday. There are 151 of us participating in this Best of 2008 theme, click here to view thumbnails for all participants of the best of CDPB 2008 around the globe. This photo of houseboats and liveaboards, Sleepy in Seattle, taken in October seemed to resonate the most with SDP visitors. However, here are a few more best SDP shots to take you down memory lane 2008. Happy 2009, and my very best wishes for your good health, security, and happiness in this new year.

42 comments:

Ham said...

Kim, that's an absolute cracker, love it. Happy New Year from London

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent pick, Kim. Although all photos are wonderful, I love what I call 'Seattle Reflections'.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

MB

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! But you so many beautiful photos, it's a wonder you were able to choose the one.

Happy theme day! Wishing you peace, prosperity, health, happiness and love in 2009.

Chuck Pefley said...

Kim, I liked your houseboat image a lot the first time around ... thanks for repeating it. Also, thanks for reminding me about the type color ... thought something might be up with that, but short of posting way too early couldn't seem to fix it. All is well now. Happy 2009 to you, too.

Steffe said...

Many great snaps in that collage Kim. Love the girl on the Vespa. Happy New year.

Laurie said...

I'm with Hilda... how did you pick one?

Thank you so much for your amazing work, your kind words of support, your humor and your amazing ability to visit so many CDP blogs! You are a big part of what makes this community so wonderful.

May your new year be filled with peace, love and prosperity.

Laurie
Glimpses of South Pasadena

~tanty~ said...

Hi Kim,
Great choice and I like all photos you have shown here.
Happy new year, wish you joy and happiness in 2009!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice choice. I like it a lot.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

alice said...

I remember so well this beautiful shot! If I'd had to make the choice for you, it would have been quite impossible, you have so many treasures...I wish you une Très Bonne Année 2009, Kim. Avec toute mon amitié.
alice

Kate said...

Love Ham's comment...it is indeed a "cracker"!

Greetings for the New Year, and I wish you much happiness and good health for 2009. Kate of Visual St. Paul and Mazatlan, Mexico.

Meg in Nelson said...

Kim, Happy New Year. I love the pic you chose, but the mosaic underneath is irresistible, too. I was watching a movie - well, several - and now I recognize Seattle in any show now. Fantastic! Thank you.

Jilly said...

How you could ever choose, with your talent, I can't imagine but goodness I adore the photo you have chosen. Such soft light, the colours, the reflection. What a joy it is.

And Kim, thankyou so much for your kind and generous comments on my blog. Made my day I can tell you!

Lovely idea too to make a collage. I see many of my favourites there!

Happy New Year, dear Kim.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Happy New. New year'S to you happiness, and quiet, peace and prosperity is will bring.

Marie-Noyale said...

Gorgeous lighting..
I would definitely stay "Sleepless" looking at all those beautiful reflections.
Wish you, all the best, for this new year.

Virginia said...

I loved it then and I love it now. It's a show stopper but how you chose I'll never know. Wonderful blog and outstanding photos.
V

babooshka said...

It is fabulous as are so many of yours. Happy New Year.

Olivier said...

magnifique choix, et avec toutes tes belles photos, un choix pas facile. J'aime beaucoup celle avec la grande roue. Happy New Year

Bleeding Orange said...

Must have benne difficult to chose between all the great shot you published throughout the year but this one is really nice!
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog today.
I wish you all the best for this brand new year!

pcpach said...

Wow!! Love this capture..

Happy New Year!!

Marc said...

Great collage. Happy New Year!

Zannnie said...

Thank you so much for your kind greetings, Kim! :) This is such a great choiced photo of the year! :)

Have a great 2009 too!

Best,
Zannnie

Chris said...

Very nice choice, Kim! I hope your weather has improved over the past week! :-)

Cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Jazzy said...

Dear Kim I wish you and all your nearest and dearest all the best in the New Year!
Love Jazzy

Jenny said...

Kim, it's a lovely choice - just right!

A Very Happy New Year to you in 2009 - may it bring peace, joy, friends and great photography!

Jim said...

Awesome shot, easy to see why you picked it. It may be one of the best I have seen today.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful photo. Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

Mo said...

Hard to choose isn't it? You are a wonderful photographer. Happy New Year Kim!

lachezar said...

This is a fantastic image and a great choice for a beautiful end to 2008 and a fresh start of 2009. Thanks for your very kind comment Kim, and please accept my best wishes for a great New Year!

Ben said...

Happy New Year, Kim.
Thanks for great support in 2008. I wish you have a colourful, cheerful and exciting like my favourite night shot of your wheel (in the collage) but also peaceful 2009.

Celine said...

Gorgeous photo, Kim. It's a great choice for the theme day. Happy new year!

Tash said...

Superb photo & I'm glad you posted the collage. I saw many of my favorites there. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

• Eliane • said...

I don't know how you do it, choosing "the one" among all your wonderful photos. ;) This one is fabulous: the tones, the water like a mirror, the atmosphere, ... ah, beautiful!
A very Happy New Year, Kim!! Bonne année!! :)

NB: love the new banner and the green on grey font!

USelaine said...

Kim, you are the beating heart of the far-flung CDPB community, always generous with your comments to others as well as in your own posts of Seattle.

I love your first choice, but the most memorable for me was the father holding his son's arm at the skatepark. I'm glad it's in the collage. Blessings to you in 2009!

Bob Crowe said...

1. You are the winner of one thousand bonus points. I think it was probably summer since the sun had to be so high in the east but spring is close enough. The length and angle of the shadow of the Arch tell us that it's fairly early in the morning, given that north is at the top of the map-photo.

2. Thank you very much for your long, kind comment on my "best of" post today. It's very gratifying to read a note like that from a photographer I respect as much as you. Your work is consistently of the highest quality. I'm sorry I don't get around to leaving comments more ofter - too much life in the fast lane or something like that. I will resolve to be better about this in 2009.

3. The scene in your post today could only be in Seattle. As you know, I have great affection for your city. I also really like the red Ferris wheel below the Space Needle, the probably haunted VW bus and, of course, the picture of downtown from Queen Anne Hill from the night we were both shooting from that overlook but didn't know one another were there.

Best wishes for a happy 2009. I look forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

Kris said...

Happy New Year! Or maybe Merry New Year, to differentiate myself from the crowd...

It's hard to pick from so many great images.

Katney said...

You had trouble choosing, too! Happy New Year!

jill said...

Kim, your photos are so inspiring, always interesting, capturing an essense that is too often overlooked. I love the one of the fashionable lady on the scooter (and your equally fasionable description of her attire!) Oh, and the one of the green roof. Thanks for your encouragement left around the world!

Bergson said...

Excellent choice for this theme day

I wish you one very happy New Year.

Carraol said...

Beautiful and warm shot, great choice for the theme, the one of the VW van is also splendid. Best wishes for 2009 and thank you very much for your most kind comments and visits to MC blog.

Benjamin Madison said...

It's a hard choice but you left out my favorite, although I'm also partial to the father/son skateboard shot you've included in the runners-up. You've taken a lot of great photos this year, Kim, and I hope the next year brings you joy and happiness and all the good things you so richly deserve.

lavenderlady said...

Ah, this is truly beautiful, but it had hard competition. You had some great shots. The one with the space needle is one of my favorites. Yes, this summer. Let's do it!

Anonymous said...

Too many great photos too choose. Happy New Years Kim!
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