January 1 is the day City Daily Photo members post their best work of the year. It's theoretically supposed to be one picture, I think, but I'm greedy. These are my favorites.
There is a tie for first, two photos taken a short time apart in Canyonlands National Park In Utah. The first is the baddest of the badlands. The second shows two men playing with their cameras, while only a child appreciates the awesome beauty of the scene.
Portrait Of The Year
Our friend Olivier Perrin on the tramway between Governor's Island in the East River, New York City, on our way to midtown Manhattan.
Leading to the Travel Photo Of The Year
Taken seconds after the last one with a 180 turn - the Queensboro Bridge from the tramway heading into midtown.
Best Theatrical Picture
I've done a lot of theatrical photography in last year and this shot is my favorite - Chicago performer Matthew Markum doing Pollack: A Frequency Parable. Free jazz with words and abstract expressionist art.
Best Grandchildren, Period
Audrey and Ellie, taken in Clare, Michigan, within a few days of their second and fourth birthdays.
And last, another best picture of paradise, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It's been here before. Thanks, Dave and Julie!
More adventures await.