Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January Theme Day: Best of 2007

There are so many photos to choose from but I chose this because (1) it is very New York City, (2) I love night photograhy, and (3) I just love this photo for its color and composition -- personal bias, of course.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Here are the 118 cities who participated in this month's theme: 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 RepublicNew 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), USACottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, RussiaPhiladelphia (PA), USA - Evry, 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, SwedenSaint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, IndiaTerrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USAAdelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USAMelbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA

44 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It looks so lonely. I suppose in spite of millions of people, a large city is a lonely place. Something must make up for it though.

You are a very special person and I really like your photography. This is a very nice photograph and well-chosen for this January theme day.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and 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.

Peter Fristedt said...

Good choice Ming! One of my favourites as well. A Happy New Year to you!

Jilly said...

Can't imagine how you could choose from the so many great photos you publish. This is a nice one.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Ming. I'm looking forward to another year of great NY photos.

alice said...

Happy New Year, dear Ming, Bonne et heureuse année!

Peter said...

I guess we are many to share your opinion about this very nice photo!!
All my best wishes for 2008!!!

edwin s said...

Happy New Year!!!

Hope 2007 was a good year for you and here's to 2008 being even better.

love always.

Olivier said...

bravo, j'aime beaucoup cette photo, avec l'enseigne au fond dans le brouillard, superbe. Mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.

Bravo, I love this picture, with the sign at the bottom in the fog, superb. My best wishes in the year 2008.

Hyde DP said...

I love the back of Silver...

happy new year

marley said...

Happy New Year Ming! Great choice for theme day. I really like the light in this photo.

Zsolt said...

I wish you Happy New Year in 2008!:)

Jim said...

You picked a great one. I love the night time shots also. Happy New Year.

Mo said...

Great shot, hard to choose you have so many great photos. Happy New Year!

~tanty~ said...

Happy new year Ming!
Wish you all the best!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Happy New Year, Ming!

Southern Heart said...

Wonderful photo!

Happy New Year,

Andrea

Rambling Round said...

Happy New Year! I like this one as well.

Eric said...

Me I love the sign and the way it looks almost super-heroish! It's a very good choice. Thank you for taking part in the City Daily Photo community. Bonne année from Paris.

Ex-Shammickite said...

We just watched the movie "Highlander" a couple of days ago.... and I think the final scene is a fight in front of that SILVER.... sign. Can't remember what the whole word is.
All the best for health and happiness in 2008, Ming, and keep on blogging!

Felicia said...

Awesome photo! Were you on the train? Best wishes to you for 2008!

Chris said...

Good choice, Ming!

Happy 2008!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I remember this photo that I loved and still love so much.

Happy New Year Ming from Torino !!!

lachezar said...

Good choice, beautiful photograph!

Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Glad you went with a personal fave, Ming. I like it for the "behind the scenes" feel of it all. . .even the sign is viewed from behind. NYC is such an amazingly endless subject to cover. I hope you continue to enjoy framing the sights with your artistic eye for us to see. Happy 2008 to you1
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Dusty Lens said...

Perfect night photo! I really enjoy this one. Happy new year!

Mitch said...

Very cool, I love the composition. It reminds me of Blade Runner.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

b13 said...

"THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!" I love seeing Silver Cup when driving out of the city. And it always reminds me of Highlander.

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

My favorite movie was shot under that sign! Highlander I

Almost has a 'gotham city' feel.

looks great!
B.

• Eliane • said...

Aww, the Silvercup sign... Love the atmosphere in this shot, Ming! There's something in the air. I can feel it!
A very Happy New Year from the Upper West Side, Ming! May 2008 bring you lots of satisfaction and hapiness.

michelle said...

This picture is just amazing--tons of atmosphere, spooky and solitary and looking at it makes me feel chilly. :) The perspective is amazing, and the rails and bridges, the lighting and the city in the background really balance each other brilliantly.

I've had it sitting in an open tab in my browser all day because I keep looking back at it for evidence of "how I want my pictures to look when I grow up". :)

Michelle
http://arlingtondailyphoto.com/photoblog

tigerfish said...

I don't have the skills for night photography. Hmmm......maybe I should pick that up in the new year :P

pusa said...

i do remember this post, great choice
happy new year

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Happy new year Ming, all the best.

PaB said...

It's exactly the idea (dream) I have of New York.
Happy new year 2008 and long life to your blog.

John said...

Great image and a good choice.

Have a good 2008.

citygirl15 said...

Good to see you're back. Happy New york

slinger said...

This one still reminds of of a King Kong movie set, Awesome choice!

Happy New Years to you and yours in 2008!

Twin Cities Daily Photo

alex said...

Oh mine this is a wonderful shot. Love the colours, contrast and settings.
Happy New Year!

Alex
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Joy said...

From what vantage point did you take this? I can definitely feel the mood of a restless city.

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. 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.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!


joy
The Goddess In You
Norwich Daily Photo
Your Love Coach

Annie said...

Fabulous. Great choice for theme day. Happy New Year!

Lynette said...

I agree one hundred percent with your reasons for picking this photo, Ming, even if I've never been to NYC, so how could I know that it's very New York? I'm trusting you, that's how! And I'm so glad that you picked it so that I could see it again.

Neva said...

I hope to have such a good night shot one of these days! Hope you have a good trip!

Paz said...

Love this photo.

Paz

missy said...

Just fab! Happy New year! Check the blog for Spice Girls pics!

Nathan said...

Great photo. I've got one very similar to this. Queensboro plaza offers one of the best views of the city, no doubt. I've been keeping a subway blog with photos by travis ruse. I hope to pick up my number of posts per month in the new year. Check it out here... www.nathanashker.com