Monday, January 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Best of 2017

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.


biebkriebels said...

They are all great photos Bob. A Happy New Year!

Jack said...

What a great collection of photos, Bob. Another fine year through your lens.

Sharon said...

That is quite a gallery of photos, all of them winners!

RedPat said...

You've had a good photo year! Happy New year!

Jim said...

Great shots. Happy New Year!

AsAeenBySusan said...

Wow, you certainly get around! Great captures, all of them. And as a GrandmaBear myself, grandchildren photos are always the best! But I don't necessarily agree that the kid is the only one appreciating the view. I find that since I began taking photos seriously, I see everything more carefully and with more intention. As a photographer yourself, you must do the same, I suspect. Happy shooting for 2018.

Kate said...

The glee and happiness of the children are apparent and a delight to see.

Stefan Jansson said...

You had a good year.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful choices!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love, love, loooove every single one of these Bob. Particularly the second shot and your two beautiful granddaughters. I'm quite surprised that the Arch wasn't included here, you have taken some incroyable shots of this iconic St Louis landmark.

Gunn said...

So many nice photographs!
I enjoyed them all.