Saturday, January 1, 2011

Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010

City Daily Photo bloggers share a theme day the first of every month, and the first of the year we like to bring out our proudest moments. This is my favorite shot of last year, posted September 22nd: the Occidental College men's cross country runners at Hahamongna Watershed Park. They remind me of Pheidippides, or maybe just Greek gods. I love the sunset catching the dust at their heels.

Today also marks three years of daily blogging for me. There was a time this year when I thought I might not continue. After all, a daily blog is a big commitment. But the rewards are so many that I think I can keep going for a while longer. Thank you all so much for visiting. I appreciate each and every comment, each and every follower, each and every day.

Happy New Year!

City Daily Photo is now 1326 blogs worldwide, with new blogs joining every month. Today you'll see the best of last year, so I highly recommend you click here and visit some!

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43 comments:

Katie said...

Yep, this is a fabulous photo. Happy New Year and congrats on 3 years of blogging!

Clifford Beshers said...

Perfect choice.

ben wideman said...

Agreed. One of your best. Happy New Year, Petrea!

Lucka said...

Perfect choice! Happy New Year!

Latino Heritage said...

Great choice. Happy New Year, happy anniversary. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Kate said...

Your narrative is as delightful as your photo...well, almost since your photo is truly wonderful! I particularly like the sun "catching the dust of their heels." A small but hugely important detail.

Paula said...

I remember this one, you got the light just right - or did the light get you??? Either way a perfect, energetic photograph for beginning the New Year. Cheers!

Speedway said...

Beautiful Shot! You can almost hear the sounds of their footfalls and breathing as they run along the path.

Happy New Year!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a exceptional photo. great choice for theme day. Happy New Year's Day to you! Have a great day with family and friends.

Birdman said...

Such a peaceful image. Nice choice to replay.

Dina said...

Oh yes, that one was, is, and ever shall be a great and mysterious photograph!
Mazal tov on three great years of blogging. Please don't ever stop.

Mister Earl said...

I remember this one. Happy New Year to you and John!

Irina said...

I remember this photo of 2010, it is magic.

Jilly said...

Oh Petrea, this is positively delicious! So beautiful. I'm so glad you will continue blogging and congratulations on 3 years so far. I know the feeling, of wondering if one can continue but I'm sure you are right, the benefits outway the work and time involved. I LOVE this photograph. Happy New Year to you both and Boz xxx

Petrea said...

Thank you all so much! What a way to start the morning--what a way to start the year!

dive said...

Happy New Year, Petrea!
That sure is a stunning photo.

Jack said...

That is a great selection. With the fading light at their backs, it could have been captured many places.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Reminds me of Apache runners. Happy New Year 2011.

Anonymous said...

ginab:

Just finished watching the parade. I love having this special connection with your beautiful city.

Anonymous said...

ginab:

Oh, and this is my favorite photo, too, P.

Sandy said...

Hi...and great shot! When I have time I'll have to look back in your archives...Congrats on the blogging and staying with it.

Happy New Year.

Louis la Vache said...

Terrific, Petrea!

«Louis» wishes you all the best this New Year!

Petrea said...

Thanks, all.

Maybe Tongva, PA? There was a Tongva village at/near Hahamongna.

I feel more connected to the parade this year, too, Ginab, thanks to Terry Griest's tour of the float pavilions.

It is a beautiful city! Beautiful today, if cold (by California standards).

Judy - So California said...

Petrea, Wonderful photo - perfect choice! Congratulations on three great years AND so very glad you didn't give it up...we'd miss you WAY too much. Happy New Year to the three of you.

Bellis said...

I'm sure these are Tongva and you hit a time warp and got a brief glimpse into the past. Whatever, it's a timeless photo, one deserving of being framed. Happy New Year, John and Petrea and Boz, and thanks for giving us a daily treat. I hope for many, many more.

Ms M said...

Excellent photo choice! And congrats on 3 years!

Petrea said...

Nice to see you Judy, thanks for popping in!

Ms. M, I hope you're staying cozy in Boise.

Bellis, I have Tongva on the brain, just turned in my article for South Pas Patch.

altadenahiker said...

3 Years? Well, once more around the park. Happy New Year, Petrea.

Keith said...

Everything about this image works so well. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! I'd be surprised if anyone doing this daily photo thing didn't have thoughts of stopping now and then. But, you're very good at this and you make a difference in Pasadena. I hope you keep it up. Happy New Year!

Michael Coppess said...

This is such a great shot that works on so many levels. What's that ... I think I hear the theme from Chariots of Fire. I'm glad you continued blogging. Don't look, but you've created another amazing Pasadena institution.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, that is a fabulous photo! Great composition, texture, action... it has it all.

Congrats on your blogaversary... I am just taking it one day at a time and am in awe for those of you who have been doing this for such a long time.

Loved seeing the eagle in the parade today knowing that I saw him here first!

Genie

Speedway said...

...And I was happy to see the seed pod thing-ys, which happened to be on the Camelot float! Three or four eagles, by golly, and surfing dogs! Yay!

Petrea said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I think I'll post this photo again tomorrow.

I missed the Camelot float and the eagle in question. I saw "Camelot" in the pavilion but couldn't get a good look at it because it was surrounded by other floats. Must now google.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

That is a very cool shot. Happy third anniversary on Daily Photo and Happy New Year to you!

tracie said...

Happy New Year and congrats on your 3rd anniversary!

Petrea said...

Thank you very much, Sequim, Tracie and everyone. Your good wishes made my day.

Susan Campisi said...

This photo is my favorite too. It's a fantastic shot. And congratulations on your 3 year blogging anniversary! We're all so fortunate to have your daily words and photos.

Nathalie said...

Dear Petrea, what a great choice, that photo is absolutely fantastic.

Whishing you all the best for 2011!

Steven said...

PERFECT! Absolutely perfect.

Petrea said...

I think what I'll do, then, is just post this photo every once in a while, when I need an ego boost.

Thanks, everyone.

Leif Hagen said...

Congratulations on posting for 3 years, Petrea!
All the best for the next 3 years! Go Petrea go!

Bergson said...

I agree with you: the photo of the year. Beautiful light management. Bravo

Petrea said...

Thanks, Leif!

Thanks much, Bergson.