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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Monthly Theme day - Best photo of 2012

Each month, on the first, the City Daily Photo community choose a theme, and we try to interpret it as best we can.  This month, the community is taking a break, so there's no official theme for January, but traditionally, we've done a retrospective - a 'Best of the year' photo.  Gerald at Hyde Daily Photo has put up a Linky that gathers the 'Best of' posts.  Sharing that is the main reason I'm posting today. 

I myself didn't have a prolific year, photo-wise.  I found my motivation somewhat lacking, and missed quite a few days.  No New Year's resolution to do better; I want to be more regular, but I'm not really sure where my inspiration has got to.  In that spirit, I found the October Monthly Theme to be an unusual source of inspiration.  I took a lot of photos of this slowly moving water, and then struggled over whether I should post-process any of them.  In the end, I decided I liked this one, just as it is.  I can see the man hole cover with bits of sand on it, and of course the water too.  Reflected in the water I see trees, my house, clouds, the sky and even a crow!  Serendipity meets persistence.

Is it my very best photo of 2012?  I'm not sure how to decide that, but it strikes me as the one I'm most proud of.


  1. It is certainly striking. I wouldn't have realised what was reflected there if you hadn't said. Happy new year.

  2. It's original and I love it. Do you know that below the equator the eddy turn clock wise ? ;-) --- Happy New Year !!!

  3. I'd be proud of it too, wonderful reflections. Happy New Year to you!

  4. I always find moving water sort of poetic and meaningful your photo is an example. Happy New Year!...:)

  5. I love it. It's a great "Best Photo"!


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