Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pictures Of The Year

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MCA Stairwell

The New Year's Day theme is traditionally picture of the year. Insisting on a single image brings out my dislike for authority so I have assembled a small assortment.

The top photo is the obvious first choice. It's the picture of the stairwell at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago that won first prize in a major annual photography show here. They actually gave me money.

The shots below reflect the periods of very wet weather we had in 2010. First, the approaches to the now defunct riverboat casino Admiral under the floodwaters of the Mississippi. Middle, a damp day in Forest Park in an image where I thought everything fell together perfectly. Bottom, the flood completely over the levee and just covering the bike path on the street closest to the river.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in theme day. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011 from the Crowes.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Today marks the opening of my new year-long blog project, Downtown St. Louis 365. Stop by and join the fun!

Wet Approach

Cyclist On a Wet Day

2010-05-16 Flood 1

15 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice, Bob! And congratulations on your winning staircase!!

Happy New Year!

Kate said...

Ah, just what I like...an independent thinker! Yes, it is difficult, but you made some excellent choices, esp. the B&W's. The top photo deserves an award!

brattcat said...

Yup, these are all spectacular. You are one fine photographer, BC.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

all photos excellent but the top one is truly stunning. congrats on your new blog project. Happy New Year's Day to you! Have a great day with family and friends.

Steffe said...

That staircase photo is a winner everywhere.

T. Becque said...

Your "money" photo is absolute perfection. Sublime picks you chose to show us. Happy new year Bob!

KC Photog Blog said...

I love so many of your shots. Consistent, great work.

Welcome back--and happy new year

Jilly said...

I thought you might choose this photograph. It is truly stunning and good to see again. I love your other choices too. Happy New Year to you both. Jilly x

Victor said...

These are all good choices but honestly, your stuff is so consistently good, how could you pick? Congrats on getting the money and happy 2011 from Gabriola.

Lynette said...

Fantastic photos, all of them! At Portland Oregon Daily Photo my theme day post is up for favorite posted photo of 2010.

• Eliane • said...

Hard to choose indeed! A very happy 2011, Bob!

Virginia said...

WEll yes and about 363 more! :) You knock my socks off on a daily basis B.

I'm throwing down the gauntlet............2011.....somewhere.
V

Olivier said...

cela ne devait pas etre facile de faire un choix. Superbe selection, perso j'aurais vote pour la 3eme, j'adore l'effet lensbaby

Oakland Daily Photo said...

That first photo is like an Escher print, you can't tell if you're looking up or down. Missed this first time around.

Babzy said...

the first one is awesome !!