Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thematic Photographic 322 - Favorite Photos of the Year

Sunset with my best friend
Grand Bend, ON
July 2014
I'd like to end the year off with a bit of a photographic bang. Instead of picking a theme, I want you to look into your own photographic archives and pick your favorite pictures of the year. Photography matters to me, and I know it matters to you - which is why we do the Thematic thing in the first place, right?

I'd like to throw in a bit of a twist, too. Instead of simply posting the picture, please let us know why it's your favorite.

I'll start: Say hello to my lovely wife, Debbie. We took this selfie on our annual, now-very-traditional trek to the beach to celebrate our wedding anniversary. (This is what it looked like in 2005.) Living so close to two Great Lakes, it feels right to grab a day and just spend it quietly together in a place that's always held extra meaning for us both.

While every year's sojourn is special, this one resonated more deeply than usual given my little medical adventure last year. When you come close to losing moments like this, you learn to cherish them more than mere words can say. That, and just look at her. I'll never get tired of just staring.

Your turn: Take a picture or choose one that you've already taken. Pop it onto your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit others to share in the photographic goodness, and feel free to share additional pictures in the days to come. If you're new to the Thematic thing, click here and all will be explained. Otherwise, please accept my thanks for continuing to make Thematic such a highlight for me and everyone else who participates.


Bob Scotney said...

Who took this great shot of the pair of you?
My five and I have picked out a few of our favourites.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Bob: looks definitely like a selfie... Great shot of two loving people...Your smiling eyes are the best part, C.

Kelsea said...

It's been awhile for me, but this is one of my favorite themes (I really enjoy these thematic posts)! It seems so fitting to end the year looking at all the memories. And a wonderful picture Carmi, those moments spent with family are so important!

A few of my favorites:

Gilly said...

Found a few favourites:

Happy New Year to you, Carmi, and your gorgeous wife!

photodoug said...

Carmi, every Fall my wife, Joan, and I get away for a leaf-peeping adventure in the Adirondacks. This past Fall (2014) we were greeted by this early morning view of Oxbow Lake. Have a Happy New Year. Thanks for hosting.

Jutta.K. said...

You are a sympathetic couple !
And here are some of my favorites:

I wish you a Happy New Year.
♥Greetings from Germany

Anonymous said...

here's mine
Happy New Year

21 Wits said...

Sweet picture of you both! Happy in love and it shows!

Here's mine

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Though we are supposed to publish our favourite photos of the present year, my favourite photo this year is of one found, taken a longtime ago.

Favourite Photos 2014

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Just under the wire:

2014 Photo Roundup

Happy New Year, Carmi and everybody!