Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pictures Of The Year

First Night 2011-12-31 1

It was a rich visual year for St. Louis Daily Photo. 362 total posts. The ones I'm bringing back today are my favorites.

Above, January 2. Jeff and Josh, jugglers extraordinaire, incite the crowd at First Night in Grand Center    

2012-01-14 Death Valley 1

January 15: Badwater, Death Valley, California, the lowest elevation in the U.S.

Public Transport In Nicaragua

March 13: Waiting at the border in Pe├▒as Blancas, Nicaragua, returning to Costa Rica

Orchid Show At MoBot 8

March 28: at the Missouri Botanical Garden's annual orchid show

Arch 2012-03-28 1

March 29: my favorite Arch picture of the year

3rd Ave and 53rd Street NYC

May 6: 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue, New York City

2012 Pridefest Parade 13

July 2: on the sidelines of the Pridefest parade

2012-07-14 Slut Walk 6

July 17: Slut Walk, an anti-rape demonstration

Maine Lobster Festival 8

August 3: at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland

Color Run 9

August 20: the Color Run, St. Louis

Balloon Glow 2012-09-14 1

September 15: Balloon Glow in Forest Park

In The Kitchen At Julian 1 

October 6: the open kitchen at Julian's restaurant in Kansas City

Seattle 2012-10-18 1

October 21: Seattle and Mt. Rainier, taken from the Space Needle

Halloween in the CWE 2012 19

October 30: Halloween in St. Louis' Central West End

Arch 2012-12-15 1

December 20: directly underneath the Arch with a fisheye lens


brattcat said...

what a wonderful trip down memory lane with these excellent images. happy new year and all best wishes for 2013.

Olivier said...

une magnifique selection, avec l'arche au fisheye qui est ma preferee
Bonne et heureuse annee 2013

Jude said...

I'm glad you chose one a month. It's interesting to me that, as an agoraphobic, I have very few people photos in my 2012 favorites--mostly, it's nature. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlcrook/sets/72157632395105187/

Jack said...

It is a great series, Bob. Your First Night and Death Valley photos really kicked off a creative and productive year.

Ann said...

Those are such great photos! Nicely put together!

Luis Gomez said...

Great set of images Rob. Have a great 2013!

Virginia said...

Well I'm sitting back in awe B. What a fabulous collection of memories and what a fine, fine photographer you are. Here's to 2013 and many more from you!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a fine retrospective. Wouldn't even try to pick a favorite. Here's to the adventures of 2013.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Always wondered about death valley but not sure if I'd really like to go there - love the fisheye upshot and appreciate the slutwalk (there is too much blame-the-victim-mentality about these days)

Kim said...

Super retrospective of great shots! The light in the first night shot is killer, as are their expressions. I love the asymmetrical arch shot, too. And that little kid at the Lobster fest got me singing "Ain't that America!" for some reason. Juxtaposed with Not Asking For It gave both shots extra punch for me. These are each grand. Cheers, and wishing you a fab year of making images and having adventures extraordinaire!

Babzy.B said...

what a great selection ! :) happy new year from Besan├žon :)

Kate said...

A collection of stellar photos, and so happy that you shared them with us. After viewing them I can fully understand why it is difficult to choose just one. I'm going to try, tho. I prefer May 6 above all the others, particularly the perspective, tones with a variety of buildings' shapes. The Halloween shot fascinates me, especially her eye! And Badwater, Death Valley gives me pause...the child's image and the subtle spots of red makes it seem surreal. And very weird! Happy New Year to you.

Unknown said...

Wow, what a collection of amazing photographs! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Happy new year!

Lynette said...

Bob, these photos represent very well the wealth of photo opportunities you discover, as well as your skills and what I believe is an top-knotch "eye" for an image that not only works, but also speaks to those lucky enough to find your blog.

Thanks for stopping by Portland Oregon Daily Photo and letting me know which image you liked better.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow Bob, I literally cannot pick a favourite, they are all fabulous in their own right. If I had my arm twisted, it might be the atmosphere and the warm glow of the balloon firing up. Excellent choice.

Stefan Jansson said...

Many fine photos here. Keep up the good work this year Bob.

Buck said...

Wow, an amazing retrospective. Such beautiful photos... amazing! Happy 2013!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wow, Bob, this is a superb collection. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

TheChieftess said...

Wow Bob!!! some great photos!!!