Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Theme day - best photo of the year

Sail into the weekend. Naples Fishing Pier (with pelicans)

It is nearly impossible to pick one's best photo of the year. What criteria should I use: what I consider the best, or the one you liked the most? The most dramatic one or the most visually pleasing?

So I took the easy way out and picked the 5 top comment garners. Hope your favorite is among them ;-)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Please visit the rest of the DP Bloggers who participate in today's theme:
Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Miami (FL), USA - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India

52 comments:

Greg said...

Its so hard picking a favourite! They are all fine photos thats for sure :-)

Happy New Year

Keropok Man said...

I love the row of ducks in the photo. It looks so cute and small compared with the big sails behind.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Singapore!

Kate said...

Wasn't able to see the other four, but I defitely like the one with the ducks, all in a row.

Kuanyin said...

I like them ALL like you do! Once again, Happy New Year!

Steve Buser said...

I agree with you assessment that it hard to choose, but you did a good job. A really compelling photo.

-- steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

All are incredibly wonderful. Happy 2008 to you!

Clueless in boston said...

Definitely, the ship and ducks. Happy New Year!

Thiên said...

hmm...I like the flower with the lizard! Happy new year!

Nikon said...

I remember the fishing pier shot, I still like it a lot!
Happy New Year, Isabella!!

lv2scpbk said...

My favorite is the duck one.

I couldn't decide and am leaving it up to the votes. I narrowed my down to seven. Yikes! Hate to say I just couldn't pick one. Come take a look and put your vote in.

Lynette said...

I believe "Sail into the weekend" is my favorite of the ones you selected. There's just so much going on in it that it makes it interested, plus it's truly beautiful. And do I count 16 pelicans floating there? Fantastic.

Isadora said...

Oh, the sailing photo does it for me :) Beautiful. Happy new year!

Jilly said...

Great choice. So much happening yet so peaceful. I love the heron too.

Happy New Year again, dear Isabella.

oldmanlincoln said...

You are a very special person to me and I really like almost all of your photography. This group is a very nice as well and well-chosen for this January theme day.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

alice said...

This view is like a dream...Happy New Year, dear Isabella, Bonne et heureuse année!

Peter said...

I would also have picked the top one, especially for what it represents and for the atmosphere!
Happy New Year!!! ... with some 366 new photos!

Olivier said...

mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008. Ta photo est magnifique, ainsi que ses dauphines
My best wishes in the year 2008. Your photo is magnificent, as well as your next choice

Hyde DP said...

I vaguely recall a number I'd have chosen before this one but the truth is you post so many good-'uns regularly that we're spolit for choice.

happy new year

Jim said...

You picked a good one. So many things that draw your eyes. Happy New Year.

Kate said...

I returned to see the other photos, and presto it worked this time. My favorite of all is the visitor to the white flower. Whimsical to me. I have a 2008 message for you:

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~tanty~ said...

Hi Isabella,
Happy new year 2008!
I love all photos. They are wonderful.
Wish you all the best!

Chuckeroon said...

Good morning Isabella! Tks for dropping in to R u T where your presence is always appreciated! I well recall a couple of the "best" shots you chose.

Wishing you well. (I liked the idea of "key word" resolutions. The management consultants seem to have got it right there ;-))

Mo said...

Very nice, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Southern Heart said...

They are all wonderful! I am particularly fond of the photo with the egret.

Happy New Year,

Andrea

Steffe said...

Interesting top five list. All good photos.

Sailor Girl said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Eric said...

I love this one, excellent choice (mind you you could have picked any of your other ones!). Bonne année de Paris et thank you for taking part in the City Daily Photo community.

PaB said...

Difficult to choose ?
Happy New Year 2008 and long life to your blog !

Victoria said...

All great choices! I especially like the lizard on the flower...what an incredible shot!

Have a wonderful 2008!

John said...

Great selection of images. Have a great New Year.

Felicia said...

You had a tough choice! I think they are all great. And what about the luminescent turtle from November? Keep up the great work in 2008 and best wishes!

lachezar said...

I'll go with your choice!
Happy New Year!

Marie said...

Wow, I love all of them. I would probably have chosen the same photo as you did.

Happy New Year!

Gail's Man said...

Here's to a happy & phototastic 2008.

Chris said...

I do like the one that is the largest best, Isabella.

Happy New Year to you! Unfortunately, we're back in Nashville and experiencing snow flurries(YUCK!) instead of 80-degree weather.

zentmrs said...

Wow - all are beautiful! Looking forward to another year of great photos. Happy New Year!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ah you tempt us with so wonderful sea and sky ;-) Naughty, lovely, girl !

Neva said...

such blues!!!! Happy New Year!

Mitch said...

Great composition, I like the big strong colors.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Frank said...

Great choice! And the pelicans seem to agree. It must be wonderful to be in Naples during this snowy season.
Happy New Year!

Dusty Lens said...

I like this choice, sailing into the new year. Interesting to see the pelicans lines up. Happy new year!

pusa said...

yes its really difficult to choose just one photo, love your choices. happy new year

slinger said...

Great choices! I'll await a snow photo for next year's selection.

[dear weather god, please send snow to Naples]

Happy New Years to you and yours in 2008!

Slinger
Twin Cities Daily Photo

ulysse said...

I like the one with the ducks and the boat ! beautiful and funny !

and I wish you a happy new year

Halcyon said...

Picking just one is a difficult task. These are all excellent though. I especially love the bird (a crane or a heron?).

All the best to you in 2008!

JAM said...

Great idea. I wish I had thought to do this.

You have a great selection here. I would have arranged them like this had I been picking.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hmmmmmm Isabella,
I like most of them NOH all photo's!

I wish you a warm, happy, creative and healthy 2008, thank you for visiting my blog in 2007, I hope to see you back in 2008.Take care:)

Happy greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

Joy said...

All fantastic photos! I especially love the sea.

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!


joy
The Goddess In You
Norwich Daily Photo
Your Love Coach

Annie said...

I just love it. What a beautiful place you live!!

Lessie said...

A superb Naples photo! I'm not a bit envious. Really. I promise. I'm not. :)

Kala said...

I think all your photos are visually very appealing but I do like the one with the bird and red flowers for its contrast and relaxed look!

Hope you have a great New Year as well and too many more wonderful posts!

Sonia said...

Wow! Naples Fishing Pier is beautiful!