Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 Photo of the Year

Hopperesque : National Gallery of Art
2008 Photo of the Year

As part of the City Daily Photo community, this month's theme is Photo of the Year. This was a fun year for me and my photography. I had a number of photos that turned out well, but the photo above received the widest acclaim and so it is my 2008 Photo of the Year.

Title: Hopperesque
Taken: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Date: June 19, 2008

In terms of my favorite entries of 2008, I liked these two: Violation? and Ode to Fall. I also enjoyed several serials I did about Richmond, Virginia; Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival; the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial; and a trip I took to Washington State.

In addition to my photo of the year, there are a few others that turned out well in 2008. I've included them in a slideshow below, along with a little Pink Martini to accompany them.


Happy New Year everyone! Here's to 2009 and another year of great photography.

To see Photos of the Year as chosen by more than 150 City Daily Photo bloggers from all over the world, click here.


Virginia said...

Fabulous choice. Since I'm a NGA groupie, I liked the setting as well. And I loved the slideshow. We need to chat about that. The PM song was a new one for me. (Check it. It stopped in the middle) What a fabulous collection of outstanding photos you have here. You should be very proud of yourself!

Lucy said...

Me things the woman has my braless problem. Just thinkin'.

D.C. Confidential said...

VJ: Thanks! The next time you're here, let's go to the NGA together. I love this museum and can never get enough of it (or the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum. Love both of those, too.)

Re: PM -- I failed to time the music to the slides, so it ends about 2/3 of the way through the show. Must find a longer PM piece... Hm.

P.S. OTOH = On the one hand / On the other hand. Hey! Maybe I should make that a Two Things Challenge! :-)

Lucy: Bwahahaha! *Snort* Oh, too funny. Yes, it would seem gravity has taken a hold of our dear lady!

babooshka said...

You have have had a very varied impressive collection this year and this is a brilliant choice. Keep up witht he photography whatever you do.

Happy New Year

Virginia said...

Oh bless her heart. She could tuck the "girls" in her waistband! Thanks of OTOH. I worked and worked on that one. NPG and AAM are my other two favs. My last visit my friend and I did all 3 in ONE DAY! Art overload.

Buck said...

Great choice!

marley said...

Happy New Year DC!

I think you made a great choice and your slide contains some of my favourites too. Of all you did this last year I think my personal stand out favourite was your 9/11 Memorial posts.

I can't wait to see what you have lined up for us in 2009 :)

Mo said...

Great shot! Here's to another great year! Happy New Year.

Clueless in boston said...

Great choice. Give them both a cup of coffee and you could entitle the photo "Nighthawks," a la Hopper.

Happy theme day and happy new year too! Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity in 2009.

Arlene said...

A well deserved POY!

bitingmidge said...

I've really enjoyed poking round your site today!

I hope you have a fantastic 2009!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

D.C. Confidential said...

Babooshka: Thank you! I always appreciate your comments and encouragement. Here's to more pictures in 2009. (Although, I'm already behind. I have nothing to post on Friday. Yikes! Must get out and take some pictures ASAP.)

VJ: Wow! That is art overload! I may be doing the same thing with my sister on Friday, though. It's been a while since I've been downtown to see a museum, I'm quite looking forward to it!

Buck: Welcome! And thanks!

Marley: Thank you, as always, for your kind words! I seem to recall that you liked the 9/11 series and I'm glad. Made all of that emotion worthwhile. Cheers to you and Phoebe for a prosperous new year!

Mo: Thanks! And hear, hear!

CIB: Wouldn't that make it perfect? Maybe next time, I'll nip over to the cafe itself and grab a few cuppas and ask any bench sitters to pose for me. I wonder if I could get the museum to dim the lights a bit, too?

Arlene: Thanks! I love this picture and the response it's received.

Biting Midge: Welcome! Thanks for poking 'round a bit. Come back often and make yourself at home. Happy New Year to you, too!

Maya said...

Beautiful shots from the whole year! Happy New Year to you. I don't remember seeing that VW Bug shot. So cute!

Tash said...

Your main shot needs to be in a photo book. I really enjoyed the slideshow also. I remember the emotional impact of your 9/11 Memorial. & you know my favorite. What a fantastic year of photography you've had, always made more complete by your text. I wish you a very Happy 2009 and many more terrific photos.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: The little Bug was part of a Two Things Challenge back in February. Here's the link.

Tash: Thank you! I have a really good year, photography-wise. I hope it continues into 2009. Speaking of your favorite, I mailed it out on Monday. Hope you have it by now!

slim said...

Yes, very Hopperesque and a wonderful choice for the best of the best. You've produced a great body of work in 2008, DC. Thank you for sharing what you learned along the way . . . it has given me pause to reflect on my years work as well. I'll be looking forward to seeing your 2009 posts.

Jilly said...

This is just marvellous. Very Hopper as you say. A truly great choice. It's one of those photographs that makes you look and look. So much in it.

Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.