Thursday, January 1, 2009

Best Photo of the Year 2008

I chose this photo as the best of the year because (1) it was taken with my new camera, which I got last month, (2) it was a serendipitous scene when the woman walked into my line of view, and (3) it was snowing yesterday and this photo relays the scene outside my apartment.

This month, 151 bloggers participated in the theme photo: best photo of the year 2008. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

39 comments:

George said...

Happy new year!

Virginia said...

Yep, this is the one Ming. Bravo. Glad to get to see it again.
V

Michael Blamey said...

Works well

lavenderlady said...

Some nice movement in the scene too! Have a healthy and prosperous new year, Ming.

Greg said...

What a great photo - Love it. Great choice for the best of

Have a good and safe new year

Greg
Bicheno Daily
Hobart Daily

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is quite the fantastic photo Ming! Great choice!

Kitty said...

Happy 2009, Ming!
I like the vibe of this photo...I feel as if I were there with you, and it's cold!

have a wonderful holiday and even more wonderful new year. I wish you all the best

USelaine said...

You have shown us wonderful scenes of NYC all year, and this is a great one. Happy New Year, Ming!

Hilda said...

Quite a peaceful scene for the New York City I keep hearing about.

Happy theme day!

Jilly said...

I loved this photo when you posted it. Great choice. Happy New Year, dear Ming.

Ham said...

That G9 is being put to good use - I must put one on my Christmas list. Ah. It's gone. Oh well.

Happy new year wishes from London

Shantaram said...

Ming: I've had a great time reading your blog during 2008 - thank you for all the cheer!

Here's wishing the very best of 2009 for all your dear ones and you!

EgoPimp said...

Lovely scene. Looking forward to seeing your best of '09 !!!

Happy new year.

Gary.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your choice.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

Olivier said...

un très bon choix, il y a un coté mystérieux dans cette photo, superbe.
a very good choice, it there one quoted mysterious in this photograph, haughtiness.

babooshka said...

Great choice and I remeber you showing this. Serendipity and a thoughtful photographer. Happy New Year.

alice said...

Love this one too. Bonne Année 2009 Ming!

Sharon said...

I love it! Have a very happy new year!

Chris said...

Nice photo, Ming. I like your reasons for posting, too.

So, when do you leave for Roma?

Cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Paul Godin said...

It looks so cold.

Happy New Year!!

Bob Crowe said...

Is this the 40th Street el station? This is a wonderful shot. I like the blurred motion of the woman, the snow drifting through the light in the upper left and especially the red-amber umbrella, which nails the shot.

Happy 2009 to you and all of Sunnyside.

Anonymous said...

I liked this one when you first posted it. Good choice. Happy New Year.
Here's to more great photos with that new camera.

Doris

marley said...

Perfect choice! Happy New Year Ming :)

Mo said...

Happy New Year!

Jim said...

Great choice. I hopy you have a great year.

angie said...

Great shot!
Happy New Year from Tempe, Arizona!

Saretta said...

Happy 2009 Mr. Ming!

Buck said...

Love the juxtaposition of the still snow and the motion of the walker. Nice choice!

Mo said...

I like this one too. Good choice. Happy New Year.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Happy New Year, Buddy!

Kim said...

I like it a lot, Ming. I like the fact that she seems to be walking in the opposite direction of the foot prints, and because I love station shots in general as well as people in motion, night and snow shots. But don't you just love the color and tilt of the umbrella, the mystery of her not seeing you/you not seeing her face?
I'm curious what your new camera is and how you are liking it? I made a new purchase this year that I've been very pleased with, and am now looking to pick up a used full frame camera for wide angle shots.
I hope you have a wonderful 2009 and many opportunities to get out and shoot NYC for us! Happy New Year,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

PJ said...

I like this one but my favorite of yours is the one for Theme Day: Metal. It was the first time I ever visited your blog and I thought it was, and still is, spectacular.

Shammickite said...

I like that picture too.
I wonder where she was going?
Happy New Year Ming.

Mary Hilton said...

Excellent photo, Ming. So zen and lovely. Happy 2009 to you!

• Eliane • said...

Oh WOW!! I absolutely love this one, Ming! I can hear the snow under her boots. The colors are just perfect and her red umbrella is such a wonderful touch.
A very Happy New Year, Ming!! Bonne année!! :)

Marie-Noyale said...

I especially love the colors on this one and the blurry bag..
You must be enjoying this new camera!
Happy New Year.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photo! Love the footprints on the snow.

L.Shaw said...

Beautiful. It reminds me of that famous b/w snow scene with the red umbrella. I think it's for sale on the NY Times store.

Keropok Man said...

Happy Belated New Year Ming!