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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Theme Day: "Photo of the Year 2011"

Astoria, Oregon ~ January 19, 2011

Although I've taken a lot of time off from posting this year, I came up with quite a few contenders for my favorite photo of 2011. This sunset series taken on January 19th was way up there among the most memorable for me. The "Sunset Empire" offers many opportunities for amazing evening light shows, and on this day I was in the right place at the right time. Brilliant color infused not only the sky but also the expanse of Young's Bay. The evening kept glowing and changing, and the subtleties were almost impossibly beautiful. The last of the series can be seen here with links to the three earlier posts.

Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo is a member of City Daily Photo, a fascinating site where you can see bloggers from around the world who are committed to showcasing their cities and towns one photo per day. To celebrate the new year, many members are featuring their favorite or best photo of the year. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

The first of each month is Theme Day at City Daily Photo. The theme covers a wide range of topics and is voted on by the members. I don't think I've taken part in any theme days this year, but they are fun and add to the sense of community. Maybe I'll remember to try some in 2012. 

May you all have a wonderful, peaceful and happy new year, and thanks so much for your interest, encouragement, and your comments!

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.


Anonymous said...

A great choice for photo of the year!
Here's to a great 2012!

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Jilly said...

Now that's what you can a 'wow' photo. Stunning. So effective. I went out to photograph sunset the other day and it turned out to be a gentle one. Next day, when I was up the mountain (ie home) it was a stunner, like yours, but I wasn't there! Thanks for your visit. Happy new year! xxx

Lowell said...

Nothing like being in the right place at the right time and you surely were here! Wow! Absolutely stunning photograph. I especially like the way the bridge and the old pilings are silhouetted ... very effective.

And a very happy 2012 to you! We wish you, well, the best of everything!

slim said...

This definitely has the "wow" factor. Great choice and start for the new year.

VP said...

Wonderful image, amazing colors!

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Oh, wow - what a stunning photograph! Well done!

Birdman said...

I like orange too. WARM!

Lee Spangler said...

There are not enough choice words to praise your amazing eye and talent

raf said...

Outstanding capture and great choice for the theme, Sheryl!
Best of everything for you and yours in the new year!

Francisca said...

Yes, good choice, this was a fantastic sunset series!

Halcyon said...

This is fantastic! What a beautiful sky!! I can see why you chose it. :)

PS: I saw some tapirs during the holidays and thought of you. Hope you had a great one! And my best wishes to you in 2012. Hope you'll have more time to blog. ;)

Pat Tillett said...

That is amazing! One of my favorites also!

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