Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day Jan 2009: Best Photo of the Year

Being new to both photography and daily photo blogging, I didn't have a large number of images to choose from for this month's City Daily Photo theme -- Best Photo of the Year. But I have found, through looking at the many excellent pictures my fellow bloggers post each day, that photographs that engage my imagination have the most staying power for me.

So, I've chosen a slightly different perspective on the photo I first posted here. (I had a hard time choosing between the two for my initial post.) I think this second one adds a little something to what was intimated in the first. I also think the existence of this little door in a gnarly old tree along the Woods Creek Trail somehow brings together many things I particularly like about Lexington.

On this first day of the New Year I want to thank everyone connected with City Daily Photo for the very warm welcome I have received for my blog from people all over the world, and for the daily efforts that go on behind the scenes to bring so many blogs together. It is much appreciated!

Daily City bloggers around the world are exhibiting their year's best photographs. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

15 comments:

Tanya said...

I really liked this when I first saw it, and I still do! I am so happy you joined the CDP community. I've enjoyed seeing Lexington through your photos!

Happy New Year :)

slim said...

You've added a lot to the community with your comments and postings. I too really loved this image (or the other one) the first time I saw it. This one also brings a smile to my face. May more great images some your way to share in 2009.

Fio said...

Wow, I remember this picture!
A great choice for today :)

joan said...

I love it!

Clueless in boston said...

I'm sure there could be a story to the door in the tree. Do little elves or faeries live there? Happy theme day and happy new year too! Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity in 2009.

Marc said...

It's a picture that gets your imagination going and makes you feel a bit like a kid. Thanks for your lovely comments. Happy New Year!

Julie said...

What an intruiging photo! And it is fascinating that it is the ambiguity of an image that gets your imagination going. I am appreciating your work more and more.

babooshka said...

It's definitely has a fairy tale theme and is very compelling as an image. Happy New Year.

bitingmidge said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2009 and find lots of little doorways to explore!

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MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Maybe it's a little late to comment on the photo, but I think it's a great choice.
I would wholeheartedly wish you a great 2009 for you, and give thanks for following my blog.

mkhansen said...

Thanks, everybody!

Clueless -- The resident is a rather influential troll, as it turns out. You can read about him in the initial post (including comments).

Baruch said...

It's a magical wonderland - great choice!

D said...

Yes, this is definitely my favorite too. Although you have so many, it was hard to pick!

Ackworth born said...

o yes i like this woody picture with its textures.

Brent Eckhoff said...

My wife found this one day and took a picture of it. On that day, there were little pieces of furniture set out as well! I wonder what it's all about.