Thursday, January 1, 2009
Global Theme Day > Best of 2008
Today, city photo bloggers around the world are asked to pick their their best image from 2008 and this is mine. I chose it because...
1. The person in the photo is the love of my life, Mrs. Snapper
2. It was taken at one of my favourite places on Gabriola, the Enchanted Forest
3. It was made with my favourite camera
4. It was inspired by an image that led me to take up photography in the first place, the iconic 1946 masterpiece, The Walk To Paradise Garden by W. Eugene Smith
If you're interested, you can see a couple of other '08 favourites here and here.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
And speaking of all participants, there are some very talented photographers in this global project and the real fun for me has been the daily inspiration that seeing their work provides. I have chosen some Best of 2008 images from around the planet and you owe it to yourself to spend a few minutes going through these links. You will be rewarded with a world class photo with each and every click. Note that these are my faves, not necessarily the same ones these photographers have chosen for today. Enjoy!
Arona by Diederick
Avignon by Nathalie
Bangkok by Bangkoknik
Birmingham by Virginia
Buenos Aires by Gulminelli
Izmir by Selim
Menton by Jilly
New Orleans by Steve
Port Townsend by Raf
Ramsey by Babooshka
Reykjavik by Virgile
Saint Louis by Bob
Salt Lake City by Eric
Sofia by Antonia
South Pasadena by Laurie
Trieste by Rob
Verona by Valeria
Victoria by Benjamin
Ystad by Fredrik
I'd like to thank Eric of Paris who started all of this long before I joined in. Eric, I couldn't figure out how to link to an image on your blog but my favourite is the photo you posted on February 14th, Valentines Day. Cheers!
Lastly, there's a new profile pic for this year and starting today, I'm posting the images larger for easier viewing. My most sincere thanks to everyone who has visited this blog and especially to those who have taken the time to leave an encouraging comment. Happy new year!