Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thematic Photographic 128 - Favorite Photos of the Year


Time passed it by
London, ON, October 2010
Quick note: Thematic Photographic is our regularly scheduled non-competitive photographic sharing and learning activity. For more background on how it works, please click here, or read on and all will be explained.
We're going to have some fun with this theme. First of all, it's going to run for THREE weeks instead of the usual one. Second of all, the theme, Favorite photos of the year, is a lot more wide-open than it typically is.

Basically, if it's your favorite photo, we want you to share it. Even if you just like it a lot, we want to see it. And we want you to keep sharing as many faves as you've got. We'll be doing this until Thursday, January 6th, inclusive, so you've got lots of time to reach into the archives and come up with pics that really touched you and everyone around you. And we want you to encourage new folks to join in. Because we're that needy.

Why this theme and why now? Because following specific themes week after week means some pictures inevitably get left out. We can interpret 'em six ways from Sunday, but sometimes a picture just doesn't fit. So it sits. And sits. And gathers dust. And is eventually forgotten.

This prospect makes us sad, and we don't like sadness here at Written Inc. So we want you to go through all the pictures you've taken this year and pull out all of the ones you love the most. Post 'em to your blog, then leave a comment here letting us know where to find them. If you posted them already, share the link, anyway, because going back in time is a good thing. Repeat as often as you want, because this'll be going on for three weeks. So you'll need a lot of pictures - and maybe a bigger boat.

Are you game?

Your turn: Thematic Photographic is our weekly photo sharing activity here at Written Inc. If you're familiar with how it works, feel free to dive right in. For background, please click here. Oh, and have fun, because in the end that's the only thing that matters!

One more thing: This scene first appeared here. I just love when you get to look at the same slice of the planet from different perspectives. Don't you?

58 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds like a fun event. And it reminds me that I must practice my photography more and diversify the subject matter.

Mike Wood said...

This series of portraits of Vanessa - blew me away. So many beautiful photos. Oh, and she had also never sat for photos with anyone before.

Jim said...

8:45 and only two comments? Carmi, where is everyone??

Some of my favorites are really good technically. Others, like this one, just feel good.

Vicki said...

Hey Carmi! You may be sorry you asked for this. LOL Most of my favorites are of family. They bring back the memories of fun times. :)
Take a look

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/

Pesach said...

Hey I remember this one, I was with you on Dandas that evening. Great shot!!

Aunt Snow said...

What a great idea!!

Alexia said...

Wow! what a difficult task this will be, Carmi. How to choose???

Thank heavens we've got three weeks for this one!

My first try - meant to keep it to 3 shots, but failed....

Aunt Snow said...

This will be fun! I think I might find one favorite photo for every month of the year.

Here's my first one (or two) from November.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Max said...

Great idea, and 3 weeks means I know what I'm going to be doing for a lot of the time over Winter Break!
Here is my first one #1 Bee

Vicki said...

Carmi,
Just letting you know . . . now, nothing from you is showing up on my Dashboard. Or maybe I should say I have seen them, look at another blog go back to see where your post is and . . . it's not there ;*(.

Maybe you could start of
the New Year with which technology we hate the most.
LOL

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I agree w/Vicki... this post isn't on the dashboard...

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I often think of all my sad little photos waiting digitally in the background, I shall trawl them over the holiday and post my favourites. your photo reminds me of a dancing in the rain scene about to start.

Linda said...

Carmi - I've not participated in Thematic Photographic in a long time...but felt I could finally take a few minutes and be a part of your theme today.

Here's my first submission!
Thematic Photographic #128

Karen S. said...

This link is my post for Favorite Photos,and since Carmi offers us freedom...here is my take.

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite.html

I just know everyone will shake things up in so many imaginative ways!

A Paperback Writer said...

I had to cheat a bit, as I've already posted all my favorite photos from this year, but here's my offering:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/12/photo-non-contest-127-favorite-photos.html

Titanium said...

Alrighty, then! My favorite photo of the year is on display. It's a 'straight outta the camera' shot that pretty much encapsulates this year and puts a big, plush bow right on top.

Thanks for hosting Thematic Photographic, Carmi. It's the highlight of my blogging week.

Mike Wood said...

I found another I like a lot and could be my favourite. Mainly because it took a while to do and was fun. A shot of Lizzz on her balcony in the summer.

fredamans said...

Sorry I am late, but better late than not at all.
Here is my fave photo for this week;
http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-favorite-photo-of.html

Lynne H. said...

Well Carmi you know me, the different one.. this is not my fav of this year, but it is one of my favs...
http://juluca27.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite.html#comments

Chibi Janine said...

Here are my first set of photos for this theme.

And Carmi thank you for providing such an entertaining and thoughtful blog. I am throughly enjoying it.

Catherine said...

My first post is not so much about favourite photos, but most significant photos - a collection of photos of the aftermath of our earthquake.
(Though one of these really does make me smile, and I was thinking of turning it into a postcard)

darlin said...

Ohhhh, sounds like a ton of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's favorites. I'll be back to post a few, I'll let my friends know about this as well on my blog! :-)

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Heres my first favourite of the year ...
Harris Hawk

Vicki said...

A few more of the same snow storm. I LOVE winter pictures!


http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-2.html

Everydayjuju said...

GREAT idea Carmi!
Here are some of my favorites (this post is from June of this year)and I esp. loved the tattoo ink bottles, and the little girl dancing by the surf...

http://everydayjuju.blogspot.com/2010/06/todays-juju.html

Also, one of my new faves can be found on my blog here:

http://everydayjuju.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-guest-post.html

it's a guest photo from a 13 year old family member who is just discovering his love for photography. If any of you would like to check it out, I know he would eat up any comments!
Can't wait to check back over the next 3 weeks!

Jim said...

Round two. This one could have been posted under Night, Candids or Family. But I think this topic fits best. Another favorite.

Karen S. said...

Here is my 2nd favorite photo posted. I think you'll enjoy it!

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite_20.html

Alexia said...

Another shot I like.

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Max said...

Third time's the charm.
Ok, Carmi, I'm really getting into this theme. I'm going to try to post one (good) favorite photo every day of the three weeks. I don't want to keep bugging you here every time I post a new one, so check in here every now and again to see what's up. And I'm looking forward to continuing to see what you all come up with.

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I have another to share.
it only takes one ...

darlin said...

Good day Carmi, I've finally made time to start a new blog, this one I'm going to attempt to keep up to your themes. I don't know how to create a link in the comment here yet but here's the link


http://darlinsspecialmoments.blogspot.com/

srp said...

This one turned into one of my favorites and I just took it last week... the angry goldfinch.

srp said...

I found another favorite that I never got around to posting....the dragonfly.

darlin said...

Well I'm on a roll, two days and two posts with a few of my favorite photos! Have a great day Carmi!

Gilly said...

I've put three of my best up here and to wish everyone a Happy Christmas as well!

Jim said...

If this is a favorite time of year, why does everyone seem to feel like this?

Aunt Snow said...

I've posted another favorite series.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Here's another favourite of mine, with an explanation why - a very peaceful photo

Alexia said...

I couldn't resist. More favourites here.

Karen S. said...

Here's another favorite inspired by one of Carmi's posts....and taking a picture just because it looks good to Me!

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite_25.html

Karen S. said...

Here's a different twist on favorite photo of the year at

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite_26.html
please check it out!

darlin said...

Karen I just tried your link, copied and pasted it and I'm getting nothing. Just thought I'd let you know.

Catherine said...

Another serene image here We are in need of a bit of serenity at the moment.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here are three of my favorites.

A butterfly, a bunny, and the Church of the Rabbit Orbs (as I call it).
~

Karen S. said...

Just had to include favorite photo and place. ;)

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite_27.html

Sarah Walton said...

Wow - took me half an hour to get down the bottom of this list! Thanks everybody.

Mine are here - Couldn't choose one - it's been a good year! xo

http://sandpitdiaries.blogspot.com/2010/12/best-of-2010.html

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

a haunting experience ...

http://dennisthemennis.blogspot.com/2010/12/haunting-buildings.html

fredamans said...

Here is this week's submission, even though I skipped a week.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-favorite-photo-of_30.html

Happy New Year!

The Gearheads said...

As an apology to all I have been absent from this theme. I have been quite busy with the kitchen and all else the holiday season brings, top that off with having been sick for the last five days just leaves me absent.

Here are a couple entries of mine now, and I hope a couple more to come.

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2010/12/favorite-pics-pt1.html

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2010/12/ye-olde-saltaire.html

hapzydeco said...

Carmi, Happy New Year! My favorite spot captured early one morning (3/2/2010). May 2011 be your best year ever.

Karen S. said...

Here is my last entry for the year 2010. Happy New Year to everyone!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-128-favorite_31.html

Gilly's Camera said...

My own favourite of this year? Tough call, but in the end, i think it's this one

Carmi thank you, it's been fab to peek through other peoples lenses here.

Buff said...

Thanks for the three weeks to get us through the holidays. My favourite image has a twist inspired by Banksy.

http://randomoutrageous.blogspot.com/2010/07/mooning-gone-awry.html

Happy New Year!

Alexia said...
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Alexia said...

So many lovely and interesting pictures in this list!

My last offering for my best of 2010 is here.

Karen S. said...

Almost time for a new theme, so here's one last favorite photo of year and place.

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/01/be-what-may-my-tree.html