Thursday, January 01, 2009

THEME DAY- BEST PHOTO- BERRIED SUNSET

Can you see the berried sunset?


HAPPY NEW YEAR



I really have so many excellent photos, well I am a photographer so I should have, that to single out one of another really is fair. I simply chose the image that was taken purely  by chance one evening when photographing an autumn sunset over my favourite part of Ramsey, The Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve. It uses photographers rule of thirds which covers the technical bit and is overflowing with natural colour as mother nature intended, and needing no cropping, no alterations whatsoever. It is also the image that has one of the highest amount of comments and the one I get emailed about the most and is definitely your favourite out there in blogland. Therefore I bowed to readers, followers, passers by wishes and chosen your best image choice.




I am posting early as laptop time is limited and celebrations will ensue later and well I will not be capable by then once the drinkies kick in.




HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO ALL!



101 comments:

Pam said...

ALL THE BEST B.

Reader Wil said...

Wow! What a piece of luck to see this composition! It's great!

Tanya said...

LOL I imagine it must have been hard for you to pick the BEST photo,lol...although I love this one! Gorgeous!

Since I'm not a photographer by any means, I didn't beat myself up by trying to pick my best, but picked my favorite, featuring 2 of my favorite subjects :)

Have a very happy, prosperous and healthy 2009!

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Cheers happy new year.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Cheers happy new year.

Clueless in boston said...

Nice shot and it berry nice. Happy New Year and stay safe New Year's Eve. Cheers

Sharon said...

This truly is a gorgeous photo. Happy New Year to you!

Olivier said...

une superbe photo de vœux, bravo...Bonne année pour cette année 2009

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this really is a good one
happy new year on your island

John said...

tous mes voeux de bonheur, de joie, de santé et de paix à vos proches et vous même !

N.P. said...

Happy New Year! What a beautiful photo!

Mo said...

Enjoy your celebrations. Look forward to your wonderful images in 2009.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Al the best to you both. Have a drink on me TFx

JM said...

Yes, I remember this shot! Just stunning!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Knoxville Girl said...

happy new year, B. hope 2009 will find you and Gary berried in all good things!

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

Happy New You.

Boise Diva said...

Happy New Year!!! Have a drink for me.

George said...

I've seen enough of your photographs to understand why you would have a hard time selecting one as the best. But this one is surely gorgeous.
Happy New Year!

Frankie / Nick said...

Nothing short of stunning. Many blessings to you and yours throughout 2009.

kaye said...

Happy New Year.

gogouci said...

Great pick. Happy New Year.

Cloudia said...

Yes a berry marvelous picture!
Aloha & Happy New Year-

Baruch said...

Great choice Babooshka - the colour & composition is just perfect. Happy 2009!

dave said...

Congrats for a brilliant blog.

All the best for 2009

Afyonkarahisar said...

New year'S to you happiness, and quiet and the welfare will bring.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm glad I'm not xenophobic! I've met sop many pleasant strangers through blogging! And I wish them all a Happy New Year!

Ann said...

You blog has been an inspiration. Happy New Year!

mirage2g said...

It must have been hard to pick which to post! Great choice, I like this shot too!

Happy theme day.

Meg in Nelson said...

Happy New Year to you, too. May your 2009 be colorful, saturated an in high-contrast!!!

George Townboy said...

Very cool! Happy drinkie New Year!

Yogesh Naik said...

Happy New Year to u and ur Family !!

Ben said...

Happy New Year to you, too.
I love your photos since you started the blog. I may not posting many comment here but I really enjoyed your shots. Keep going strong for 2009 and beyond and enjoy the holiday, that is important.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes this was a memorable shot. Happy New Year and lots more wonderful photos.

Chris said...

Wonderful photo!

Just so you know, I had another problem getting your site to load tonight. I have no idea why that happens!

Nashville Daily Photo sends you cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Virginia said...

Great one tonight B. as alwlays. Thanks for being such a great teacher and friend this year. Happy New Year to you and G ary.
Best,
V

Small City Scenes said...

I like that one too. MB

lachezar said...

Best wishes for a very Happy New Year! And thanks for your kind comment. Gorgeous choice for this theme day!
Cheers!

Ham said...

Choosing a photo is always tough, and as you say there are many to choose from. In London, I always end up choosing pics based on content rather than quality, so IoM is always a refreshing place to visit (in virtuality). Happy New Year from London

Hilda said...

Well, it is gorgeous and brings out warm, fuzzy feelings :)

Happy theme day! Wishing you all the best for 2009, Babooshka. May you be blessed with peace, prosperity, health, happiness and love.

magiceye said...

!!!! WISH YOU AND YOURS A SUPER 2009 !!!!

Shantaram said...

Babooshka, thanks for all the pictures and the words :) - they've been among the highlights of 2008 for me!

Here's wishing the very best of 2009 for all your dear ones and to you!

Dina ... UK said...

Happy New Year!
What a beautiful Sunset..
I do hope we have a holiday on the I.O.M. this year...love it there...
I always speak to the Fairys...lol
have a good year...

Laurie said...

Babooshka, this is one of my favorites. I love it for all the reasons you mention -- but also because it captures a moment that is usually so fleeting when we experience in real life. You froze a magic instant here.

Here's hoping your new year is filled with more great shots -- and with peace, prosperity, happiness and abundant love.

Jilly said...

Superb! I love the way the sunset echos the berries. The night colours are marvellous.

Wishing you both a very Happy New Year, Babooshka and massive offers of work for the talented Gary.

T said...

Only the best from you. Wishing you both all the best for 2009

BJ Roan said...

Sometimes the best things are unexpected. Wishing you all the best in 2009. Happy New Year! BJ

Marc said...

It's a beauty! Happy New Year!

Neva said...

What a great shot! I love it!Happy New Year and I wish you the best!
Thanks for all you visits...I have enjoyed learning about your part of the world...you show it beautifully!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Thanks for the laughs this year B.

Stan and M.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Happy New Year and All the Best!

Carver said...

Happy New Year! That is a stunning photograph.

Gail's Man said...

Hi Bab, hope 2009 is better for you two; even if it means you both get your own computers.

Enjoy you pictures and thanks for the visits. Kind regards, Gailsman

Z said...

Happy New Year, Babs. May I call you Babs?? :-)

Paul Godin said...

What a great capture. I love how the berries stand out. Good choice for `best of`.

Happy New Year!!

marley said...

Happy New Year Babooshka! I hope 2009 is good to you and Gary.

This is a great choice for the theme and I too love all the natural colours and light.

Lisa Wilson said...

I remember this one. It's so cool! Happy New Year!

angela said...

Oh excellent...just love this photo...le top des tops.

Hope you had a blast at year's end and that 2009 will prove happy, healthy and full of success for you and Gary..

Lynette said...

Your choice is nothing less than what I've come to expect and enjoy at Ramsey Daily Photo. Thank you!

Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

Joy said...

All your photos are great! I'm so jealous. This one is so lovely.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy 2009!


joy
A Pinay In England
Your Love Coach
I, Woman

Ming the Merciless said...

Have a very Berry New Year! :-)

Great job on the photo. This is definitely one of the best examples of "good use" of the flash.

Jim said...

This is a great shot. Thank you for all of your comments, pointers, advice and of course great pictures. Happy New Year.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" et Mme la Vache wish you all the BERRY best this New Year!

(Editor to "Louis:" Good Grief - MUST you start the New Year off with a groaner?

"Louis" to Editor: If I had hands rather than hooves, I would give you an obscene hand gesture and tell you to 'groan this.')

Rose said...

It is indeed a wonderful photo!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Berry Best Wishes for 2009.

Lisa

Saretta said...

I bet so many people love it because of the intense colours. Happy 2009 Babooshka!

Pietro said...

What a wonderful photograph, Babooshka!
I wish you a wonderful 2009!

angie said...

simply beautiful - great selection for the best, so many of yours are fantastic, it must have been a tough decision. thanks for your comments - you motivate and inspire!
happy new year from tempe, arizona, USA!

Ken Mac said...

Babooshka, my friend, I hope the JD and Coke was flowing and the good vibes as well..

shaker said...

Best wishes from France !

Snapper said...

Hello Babooshka and Happy New Year! If you drop by GDP today, there is a little surprise for you. Thank you so much for all your support. Cheers!

Celine said...

Happy new year! The photo is lovely.

Jim said...

Happy New Year and thanks for all the photos.

Buck said...

It's gorgeous.

All the best to you and Gary in 2009.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a delightful, unintentional, photo! I love it. So warm and bright yet cool and dark. You amaze me!

PJ said...

Happy New Year, Babooshka and good choice for best photo. So many people chose something highly personal and meaningful. It's berry nice!

USelaine said...

May the new year bring you both happiness and abundance! Thank you for all your kindness to the entire CDPB community. Your spirit of encouragement is a blessing to everyone among us, even to the ends of the earth!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous berries Babooshka, I'm loving it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's definitely a great photo, Babooshla! All the best in 2009!

bitingmidge said...

It's taken me a day and a bit, but I've finally made it to Ramsey!

Thanks for your support during the year, Babooshka I hope that 2009 brings you all you could possibly wish for, a new computer and perhaps some cartoon opportunities for your bloke!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Marie-Noyale said...

This is one of my favorite of yours too!!
I wish you and Gary a very Happy New Year on that beautiful island of yours.
Can't wait to see the next bridge picture!!!

Keith said...

Happy New Year! Hope it's the best yet. Looking forward to enjoying, and learning from, all your photo's yet to come.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Happy New year! Berry pretty! :-D

I love our snow, but it is cold of course, and dangerous to drive in sometimes.

Kate said...

My God! 82 comments before mine...what do I have to do to get to the head of the line?!

I suppose everything that can be said technically has already been said, so I'll just tell you that I like it!

May 2009 be a good year for you!

Kim said...

Love the rich colors of your choice for "best of," Babooshka. And wishing you the best of health and happiness in 2009. Keep snapping these lovely ones!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Lily Hydrangea said...

excellent choice, this is lovely!

jill said...

Thank you Babooska for all the goodwill, encouragement and friendship you spread all around CDP! Blessings for a great upcoming year.

Peter said...

Thanks for showing this nice photo which I missed; I joined your fan club too late!

All the best for 2009, a working laptop, many more nice photos and texts... and a lot more!! :-)

Bergson said...

Magnificent !!
Happy New Year

Naturegirl said...

A beauty! Happiest New Year to you!

Ioanna said...

Happy New Year! Best wishes for happiness and many many new photos!!!

Destitute Rebel said...

A very happy new year to you, this is a beautiful picture.

Meead S. said...

This is the 92nd comment!
Happy New Year to you too!

Bibi said...

Berry nice!

lynn said...

Fantastic.

Tarolino said...

Oh my what a smashing capture. Absolutely gorgeous. Love it! Thanks for publishing it.

Looking forward to many more enthralling images in this blog in the weeks to come.

lavenderlady said...

Well, I think you were right in picking this one. Great shot! Happy New Year to you and yours.

mkhansen said...

Wow - a berry, berry long line of comments -- well-deserved, of course! I love this one, just like everyone. Happy New Year to you!

Natural Moments said...

I love how you have combined the berries and the sunset. The lighting is perfect in both worlds.

Susie of Arabia said...

It really IS an amazing photo. Sometimes chance has a lot to do with getting a good capture! Happy New Year, dear Babooshka!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

...And the usual-late-fab makes 100 comments !!! As said I am late then I also will leave for almost ten days next Friday so I don't want to let pass too time without to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my blog !!!

J. said...

Great colours, it looks a bit surrealistic. I like it!

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