Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Theme day: best photo of the year


It's always hard to select a picture among 365 especially when it's supposed to be your best one. There are photos you like because they remind you of a specific situation, others that were particularly hard to take... Viewers don't want to know about all this, they just see a photo and think "I like it" or "I don't". Anyway... This year I ended up selecting a photo that I took at Paris Plage, last summer. Go there, if you want to read the original caption. And BTW, I hear we are turning the 2007 page today, so let me wish you all a wonderful new year ;)

Today, like every first of the month, is a City Daily Photo theme day. 117 City Daily Photo bloggers have also posted their best photo of the year. Please pay them a visit (but keep in mind that due to time differences all photos don't show at the same time).
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), USAEvry, 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), USANew York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - -

85 comments:

  1. I was so close! I went through the archives for 2007 and this was my #2 choice (my number one was September 7th.)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year Buzzgirl! I hope it's great for you!

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  3. I had to leave a comment this time Eric because you chose my picture. I really love this one. Bon annee to you and all of the bloggers.

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  4. Yes Tonton_Flaneur, just as you predicted...

    You never miss a day!
    (Sung to Auld Lang Syne)

    May P. D. P. keep going strong,
    With comments we must say,
    May P. D. P. keep going strong,
    And never miss a day!

    CHORUS:
    You never miss a day, cher Eric,
    Never miss a day,
    We'll take a cup of red wine then,
    You never miss a day!

    And surely ye'll have your fav'rites,
    And surely I'll have mine,
    We'll take a cup of red wine then,
    You never miss a day!

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  5. May 2008 dawn bright and clear. Happy New Year. Good choice!!

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  6. A calendar page flips up but
    Oh! There are no more to see.
    I need to pull the nail from wall,
    Review the pictures, times, and space
    And tack the future in their place.

    A long time friend fell two weeks past, but
    Would not go gentle into that cold night.
    Ah, he’s with us yet.
    Like him, I hope, and trust that I
    Have miles to go before I sleep.

    Shall we this fond pageant see?
    Life is a carnival: two bits a shot.
    And we ain’t dead yet!


    Bonne Année, tout mes amis.

    (With apologies to John Dunne, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and The Band.)

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  7. "Just singing and dancing in the rain..."

    Happy New Year!

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  8. Great pic, very deserving. Happy New Year.

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  9. Oui, tous les jours, regardant votre photo je me dis : je l'aime ou je ne l'aime pas. Mais parfois, c'est rare hein?, je me livre à ma rêverie...

    Eric et tout le monde, je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année. :p

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  10. Thank you for a wonderful year in Paris, may everyone have a wonderful 2008!

    David

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  12. Bonne année a tout!
    Michael I got inspired by your verses and made a little something for Eric too.

    "He takes us to places we've never been
    He makes Paris live forever in our dreams

    He captures great shots no matter what it takes
    Even if some viewers don't share his taste

    But most important, photos aside
    Is the tender, love and care he spreads worldwide

    Who is this man that accomplishes so much?
    Does he have a magic wand or just a magical touch?

    Hey, it's our friendly Eric that through his daily blog
    Gives us so much, specially his love"

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  13. haha.. the chorus:
    You never miss a day, cher Eric,
    Never miss a day,
    We'll take a cup of red wine then,
    You never miss a day!

    is so funny.

    Wishing you a fabulous 2008.

    Have a wonderful New Year, greetings sent all the way from Singapore! ;-)

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  14. An evocative and happy photo. You've inspired me! Happy new year to all!

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  15. Great photo....as always! Happy New Year!

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  16. I agree, wonderful photo. Reminds me of the movie, "Singing in the Rain".

    I couldn't decide and am leaving it up to the votes. I narrowed my down to seven. Yikes! Hate to say I just couldn't pick one. Come take a look and put your vote in.

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  17. We should all put our cameras down and take a walk like that once in a while . . .

    Wonderful image for any year.

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  18. Lovely photo...I can see why you chose it for today's theme (although I find something unique and special in all of your photos).

    Happy New Year!

    Andrea

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  19. looks like a lot of rain - hope that isn't an omen for 2008

    Happy new Year

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  20. Bonne année 2008
    J'aurais bien été incapable de choisir la plus belle photo de ce site, c'est un plaisir renouvellé chaque jour :)

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  21. Great choice. Superb photo.

    Bonne Annee, Eric!

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  22. Bonne année à toi, Eric, et merci pour notre photo quotidienne !

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  23. Happy New Year From Sweden. Good choice!

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  24. oh that is a worthy shot, such atmosphere! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful city in such lovely shots this year, and may 2008 hold good things for you!

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  25. i couldn't agree more about the choosing bit, i had to select from 75 photos and it was tough!

    @ hyde dp: in india, occasions are often considered to be quite auspicious if blessed by rain :)

    have a great year ahead,
    Kunal
    Mindless Mumbai

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  26. Great choice. I like your photo today.

    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.

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  27. Wonderful photo. You've taken quite few black and white photos similar to this. You should make them into a set and exhibit them somewhere! Happy 2008 from London.

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  28. dear eric...wishing you another year of love and smiles.

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  29. Eric you're the king
    You make your photos sing
    You bring us here
    And make us cheer
    Of shots of charm and bling

    We just cannot compete
    My talent is replete
    I'm worked right out
    And have to shout
    Your standard i can't meet!

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  30. Elle est superbe cette photo en b&w, tres bon choix. Mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008

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  31. A wonderful, person-oriented photo. I love how he's reacting to the water.
    Happy New Year to you, and I appreciate your work on maintaining the CDPB.

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  32. Eric, I am so jealous, you have such a wonderful eye for a photo.

    Cannot wait for March when I am back in your marvellous city.

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  33. Happy New Year, this is a great choice!

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  34. Great Photo, love the reflections.

    Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

    May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
    - Mitch

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  35. I think what makes this photo so good (beyond its technical merits) is the universality of it. I can hear my mom's voice in my head as I vicariously splash the puddles saying "don't get wet!"
    Thank you for a wonderful year, Eric and we wish you health and happiness to bring us (at least) 365 more photos of your beloved city.
    I'm only sorry that I didn't discover CDPB until the end of October! I have a lot of catching up to do!

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  36. Like many other comments, it must be Sinning in the Rain.

    Happy 2008 Eric, all the best to you and your camera

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  37. i remember this post and i like it too! happy new year =)

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  38. Bonne Année 2008 et longue vie à ParisDailyPhoto.

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  39. What else to say Eric in this ocean of congratulations coming from everywhere in the world ?? For this first day of the new year, you can surely hear thunders of applauses flying towards you. Even from anonymous viewers, like me, not a regular blogger but without any doubt, a deep PDP fan !
    Alors bravo : never a mistake in your choices, never a day that you missed, always a lot of pleasure for us !
    Happy new year to you Eric and to all your very closed bloggers (some of them - Michael, Monica so right) are BTW pretty good poets !
    Bienvenue à 2008 !!

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  40. Oh Eric, you have inspired 3 poems and song parodies already today. . . What a lovely tribute!
    I'm glad you picked a personal fave for today. . .I could never pick just one. This is a wonderful image to share again today.
    Wishing you the kind of year you will treasure in memory because it was filled with so many wonderful moments,
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  41. Hello Eric- Thanks for your insight and inspiration about everyday life.
    Hope you have a great "New Year". From West Sacramento Photo of the Day.

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  42. Wishing you a Happy New Year! As always a fantastic photo.

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  43. I like your choice for today's theme. To be a child again, to simply live live life without worry. An impossibility, but sometimes we shloud try now and then.

    Wishing you a happy and safe new year!

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  44. Nice lighting and mist in the photo. I enjoy seeing children having fun and playing.

    Thanks for your visit to Wichita - and your cute comment of "There's no place like WichitaKsDaily". I smiled at your spin on the line from the Wizard of Oz.

    Have you heard the song that say's "How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm... after they've seen Pareeee..."

    From the farm country of the midwestern United States - I'm wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Thanks for being the originator of this great online community. And, thank you for all you do to help newcomers join.

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  45. Have a Great New Year. Looking for to many more beautiful images.

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  46. Hi Eric,
    Happy new year. Wish you all the best!

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  47. A great photo indeed! Wishing you the best in 2008.

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  48. Here's to a wonderful 2008 for you and Paris, Eric! Thank you for all your lovely photos.

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  49. Its a hard job choosing isn't it, but you choose well!
    Have a great 2008 and the photography force be with you!

    All the best!

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  50. Beautiful shot. I view it as a homage paid to youth and its innocence.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. Happy New Year to you.

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  51. beautiful artistic shot Eric, great choice.
    Happy New Year!

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  52. A great choice ! If you are quiet you can hear the splashing of water and feet ! Happy New Year !

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  53. Mes meilleurs voeux, beaucoup the bonnes choses surtout la santé !

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  54. Wonderful shot Eric, hope you have a great photo filled 2008!

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  55. Superbe!!! Le noir et blanc est fantastique ici. A encadrer, à offrir ou alors, pour les cartes de voeux de l'an prochain. ;)
    Bonne année, Eric!! Je te souhaite une année 2008 pleine de satisfaction et de bonheur.

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  56. Bonne Annee, Eric! I do like this photo and remember it from this summer. You posted it around the time I discovered CDP, I believe. For that, I thank you! :-)

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  57. I love this photo! I wish you and to your family a very happy and creative 2008! :)

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  58. Stunning photo Eric!!

    Thanks for your words of support on my blog - most appreciated!!!

    This morning it has taken me an hour to writie comments on my blog and visit 2 blogs and leave a message - the frustration is unbelievable!!! So your words are most encouraging!!!!

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  59. Ah, I can see why this one made the "photo of the year" title. As 60 people before me have (presumably) said already... gorgeous!

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  60. Wonderful photo Eric!

    The CDP has been a wonderful experience for me - thanks for all you do!

    Happy New Year!

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  61. Definitely one of my favorites from 2007!! I remember the discussion concerning the freedom of children.

    Merci for not letting us down Michael!! LOL!!

    Tres pressé ici!! Bonne Annee' to all...!!!

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  62. All your photos are wonderful..I don't know how you would chose just one!!!Thanks so much for starting the CDPB...I know it is time consuming for you but I certainly appreciate the effort. there are so many wonderful participants...it must make you feel wonderful to know you started something so many would love. I love the CDPB and wish you a wonderful 2008.

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  63. Beautiful, surprising choice - not what I expected at all but I love it!
    I'll add to the chorus thanking you for what you have created and sustained in the CDP family!


    Happy New Year to you and yours and here's to a wonderful 2008 for the Daily City Photo Blog community.

    Jenny, Sharon (CT, USA) Daily Photo

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  64. Thank you for your welcome message.
    Great pictures,you have a big fanclub!!
    I wish you all the best for 2008.

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  65. Your photo brings back rich memories of my two sons, years ago, playing in water here and there. Thank you, Eric.

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  66. I like this choice and missed it the first time around.

    Happy new years to you and yours in 2008!

    Slinger
    Twin Cities Daily Photo

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  67. Monochrome makes the photo quite excellent!!

    Happy new year!!

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  68. Great composition in B&W and a perfect choice for this theme. Have a wonderful New Year. Cheers from Mexico City and thanks to you for make this project a successful one.

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  69. Superb choice, so much emotion in a beautiful shot!

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  70. That is indeed a very good photo. I love the silhouette look!

    Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila. Do swing by my other sites to leave your footprints behind. Read: lovely comments. :)

    Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!


    joy
    The Goddess In You
    Norwich Daily Photo
    Your Love Coach

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  71. Exquisite photography sir. I'm happy to have found your website.

    Mario

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  72. A friend just sent me a link to this photo and now I see why. It is really well framed, timed and the subject is universal. Have you published any of these? Bravo from a new fan.

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  73. Grand choice for the 2007 year. This is how every day should start and end.

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  74. i just discovered your blog... and this photograph instantly fell into my favourites as well.

    sitting here on a sunday morning, dreaming of paris... wishing i were sitting in a cafe there with camera in hand. watching people go by, each telling stories of their own.

    i think the time will have to come again soon.

    so thank you for sharing these photographs, these glimpses and these captured moments. absolutely wonderful!

    now, on to discover and see more of your photographs...

    angela

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  75. this reminds me so much of Doisneau (one of my favorites.)

    thank you so much for doing this every day... it makes it a little easier not to be in Paris.

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  76. Jolie photo ! Amusant, j'ai pris a peu près le même genre au même endroit ! :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/noiselot/876210007/in/set-72157600047709797/

    Bravo pour votre travail !

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  77. A very visual and representative collage of Paris :) enjoyed it very much.

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