Sunday, 1 January 2012

Theme Day - Photo of the Year


During my sojourn in Paris this past April, a gentleman trod upon my stage which was Pont Passerelle (or Solferino, depending on which sign you take note of). Photography takes much patience, and an eye to know just when to press. I think I got fairly close with this one.

This is the photo that I thought turned out better than many of the others that I shot and posted during 2011. To see the self-selections by others within our community, click here to view thumbnails for other City Daily Photo Bloggers

35 comments:

Mark said...

Snap! I also went for a photo from Paris! Happy New Year Julie, hope 2012 is happy new year for u and family.

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Happy New Year...

Clytie said...

Yes! This one caught so much ... it has MY vote!!!

Happy New Year, Julie.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous shot Julie! Have a great 2012!

helsinkippusa said...

I like a lot! This is one of the most visual photos I've ever seen in City Daily Photos!

lewi14 said...

A masterly shot indeed! Happy New Year! Keep well, Julie.

Gunn said...

Still a bit of time left here up in the north (West coast of Norway) before we have 2012.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!:)

Love so many of your images, and this is also one very good!

Jo said...

brilliant photo :)
I was accepted by CDP but haven't been able to get it up live.. I am not sure what I did wrong... oh well...
Happy New Year to you....

Peter said...

Yes, a magical photo and a happy new year to you too.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh yes I remember this one. A great choice, photogtraphic, artsy and mesmerising. It's got it all.

I got a bike for Christmas .... eeek.

J Bar said...

It really is a beauty, Julie. Wishing you and your family a happy 2012.

michael blamey said...

Yes - very evocative

Ann said...

A good choice. Thank you for your friendship this year. Hope everything runs smoothly for you, Kirstin and family. Happy New Year.

Kalyan P said...

Just beautiful...

Warm wishes for a happy & fun-filled New Year...
Seasons Greetings!

toby said...

That really is a perfect shot - good thing you were so patient!
Have a great New Year!

NixBlog said...

Excellent shot, I love it, Julie!

PS: Good to see my last post stimulating a bit of Syd/Mel rivalry - all in good fun, of course...

May your New Year be full of great photo opportunities and magnificent shots!

Lachezar said...

An outstanding photograph indeed!

Jilly said...

Oh yes, really super. I love that foot just off the ground. Cartier-Bresson would love that!

Jilly said...

And I clicked before wishing you and yours all the very best for 2012, dear talented Julie xxx

Dianne said...

A moment in time beautifully captured - left foot slightly raised- stepping it out. Have a wonderful New Year Julie and I look forward to more of your thought provoking posts in 2012

brattcat said...

utterly brilliant choice.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant choice Julie. There are so many things to love about this image, as mentioned above the movement of the left foot, but also other details like the graffiti on the bridge pylon the red of the bicycle light (how did you do that??) and the anticipation as to what view he will see over the curve of the bridge, which seeing as it's in Paris is bound to be fabulous! Altogether very special! I wish you all the best for the coming year and would sincerely like to thank you for the help you've given me since I started this venture.

Dindin MK said...

Happy new year! wishing you nothing but the best... :)

Kate said...

I reached this through the regular portal, but not through the theme day collection.

You chose a perfect moment to snap this scene. Bravo!

Rae Walter said...

Yes, I remember this image Julie. Fabulous!

Bergson said...

great shot for this theme

hamilton said...

the light and timing look perfect.
thanks for your visits and encouragement on my new blog

Julie said...

Grace, this shot is in full oolour. I do not process my shots other than to adjust the light or to crop. If it is monochrome, I let you know. This one is full colour.

Nathalie said...

A golden moment which you framed perfectly. Indeed a grand choice!

JM said...

Congratulations on this fantastic shot. Great choice for the Best Photo of the Year. Wish you all the best in 2012, Julie.

raf said...

As good as it gets, Julie. Would belong in any fine arts gallery anywhere. Especially like that it is not monochrome. Wonderful choice.
Wishing you and your family, good health and happiness in 2012!

Julie said...

Thank you, friends. I blush at your comments, whilst remaining quietly proud. Hah! Silly woman, how can you be 'quietly' proud when you declaim to the world like this!

diane b said...

Super shot, sure did get it right.

Tash said...

Best of the best. Superb year for you again, Julie.

Julie said...

Thank you, Tash. Most appreciated.