31 December 2007

Theme Day: photo of the year - 2007


This was taken at the Children's Fair at dusk in the port of Monaco - I loved the bouncing boy and wished I were him! Somehow, too, he seems a positive symbol for the New Year - onwards and upwards! Another choice for today would have been a photo taken later that same night - Fireworks over the Port of Monaco - one of the few night shots that's worked for me. Not technically correct - but perhaps acceptable for a Point and Shoot camera.

This has been a year when I've discovered the world of photography and that I just love taking photographs, composing shots, trying to tell a story. Much to learn technically though, and I'm so grateful for the generous encouragement and great advice from so many of you - my fellow City Bloggers - THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone - and may all your dreams come true and all your photographs be PERFECT.

There are 118 Daily City Photo bloggers participating in today's Theme. Do please visit them - you'll see fabulous photographs from around the world.

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 - Moscow, Russia - 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 - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA

32 comments:

Hyde DP said...

quite a site [oops I meant sight - but then this site is quite ... no it is too early in the year to other than say happy new year]

oldmanlincoln said...

You are a very special person to me and I am thankful that I was able to find you in this endless sea of blogs.

This is a very nice photograph selection for the new year.

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.

kunal bhatia said...

hey, that is a beautiful shot. you may want to play with some settings in photoshop to bring out the colours better
have a gr8 year ahead
Mindless Mumbai

redwhiteblue said...

Very appropriate photograph for a 1st of January in a world tense with problems but still so much good to live for. Onwards and upwards, indeed. Happy New Year, Jilly, and keep going after those good shots like a dachshund after a badger !

sam said...

you are right, this is an awesome photo and very apt for new year, something joyful about it!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Great image of carefree fun. Perfect for this theme. Happy 2008 to you!

Rambling Round said...

Great choice! I would have though you'd been taking photographs for years! You really have a good eye for it.
Happy New Year, and thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to visiting yours throughout this year.

Jim said...

The boy looks like hes having fun, no fear. A great way for us to enter into 2008. Happy New Year.

Olivier said...

cette ombre est superbe. bravo pour cette photo

Greg said...

Wow - looks like fun, i want a go! Another great choice for the January theme!

Greg

Hobart Daily
Bicheno Daily

Dusty Lens said...

Looks like a lot of fun! but so high up. I like your comment for 2008, "onwards and upwads". Wishing yo ua happy and safe new year.

Southern Heart said...

Jilly, I think that is a perfect choice, and I love the reason you chose it!

I hope that this New Year brings you everything you hope for!

Andrea

Me said...

Jilly, another great choice for the new year! Just wonderful. Happy New Year again. And thanks to you, too, for visiting my blogs and your nice comments.

Eric said...

Onwards & Upwards I agree! A really inspiring shot for the new year!

PaB said...

Happy New Year 2008 and long life to your blog !

Barbara said...

Hi Jilly-Hope you have a great "New Year". From West Sacramento Photo of the Day.

Felicia said...

Jilly, I can see that you are a child at heart with your best photos on Menton & Monte Carlo! :)

Gail's Man said...

Interesting shot.

Here's to a happy & phototastic 2008.

lachezar said...

Fantastic! Happy New Year!

Mitch said...

Great shot, love the silohette.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Ham said...

looks like he's flying - excellent choice. Happy New Year!

• Eliane • said...

Ooooh, I want to be him as well. Look at that sky! Look at those boats! And most of all, look at that smile!!!
Happy New Year from New York City, Jilly!! May 2008 be full of satisfaction and happiness, onwards and upwards.

Thiên said...

Great shot Jilly! Happy happy new year to you. May you have all the love, laughter and happiness there is to be had!

Neva said...

This is a great photo!!

pusa said...

great photo, luv it actually! happy new year!

Lynette said...

Fantastic monthly theme day photo. I too believe that the encouragement of the CDPB community is priceless.

slinger said...

A very fun photo. Awesome choice!

Happy New Years to you and yours in 2008!

Slinger
Twin Cities Daily Photo

Fernando said...

It's a great picture. Happy New Year

John said...

Great images all year, looking forward to more.

Happy New Year.

Carraol said...

Great picture and a perfect choice for the day. Happy and a Wonderful New Year.

Annie said...

Great photo, perfect choice for today. Happy New Year!

Lessie said...

Fun! Love it -- but wouldn't want to do it! ;)

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