Friday, January 1, 2016

Photo(s) Of The Year

On New Year's Day City Daily Photo members show off their best picture of the year. I'm a prolific snapper and don't seem to be able to limit myself to one image. As Oscar Wilde said, nothing succeeds like excess. And so:

Favorite picture of the year, and maybe best travel photo - Denali National Park in Alaska on a bleak day.

                             

Best Arch picture. There were not many this year because of the mess from the renovations of the grounds.



Best architecture. 120 Wall Street in New York, where my father worked for most of his career, followed by a club on the edge of downtown STL.


 


Best portrait - my friend, the artist Henryk Ptasiewicz.



Best urban landscape - snow in front of the St. Louis Art Museum.



Best flora, at the Missouri Botanical Garden.



Best fauna. Sorry, three way tie. A millipede in a Costa Rican rain forest, rolled up in a defensive position; the koi pond in the Botanical Garden; and a puffin in Seward, Alaska.



 


Best travel photo, besides the other ones. Dinner on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.



Best local shots - the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, followed by dusk on Gravois Avenue.





Best picture of Madeleine. Not so much cute as deep. There is a lot going on behind those eyes.



So happy 2016 to one and all. Oh, and you may have heard that it's been raining a bit here. Pix of the Mississippi tomorrow.

And check the best images of CDP members from around the world here.

10 comments:

s.c said...

Your best pictures are indeed very best. Great ones and I hope that you can keep up with this level in the new year.

Stefan Jansson said...

A few really good photos here.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choices. They´re all great pictures! Best wishes for 2016 from Valladolid.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a fantastic selection of photos! All of them are great! Happy New Year!

Memphis MOJO said...

Love the portrait, but as I recall, you had a bunch of really amazing ones from that series. HNY.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful choices Bob!

Jack said...

What a wonderful review, Bob! You had an excellent year. (Hope you are not affected too greatly by the deluge.)

cieldequimper said...

What a fabulous collection! Bonne année monsieur et madame Crowe !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All brilliant choices Bob, I enjoyed them all so much, really loved the 'dinner on the beach' scene, tres drole :) and of course Madeleine grows more gorgeous every time we see her. I'm just heading up to see your flood pics!

Nathalie H.D. said...

Not having followed your blog as closely this year as I used to, I truly enjoyed this little recap. I would rate Madeleine's portrait as your TOP BEST, but perhaps I'm a ittle bit biased.
I wish you lots of memory space for the many great shots you'll take this year. Too bad your travels won't take you to Provence but I wish you and your family all the best!