Thursday, January 01, 2009

Favorite 2008 Photo-January Theme for 2009

I published this photo on April 4, 2008, which is a statue in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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37 comments:

  1. An excellent choice, Kate! Best to you and yours as we start this new year.

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  2. Ah, Kate! I love the photo!
    When do you leave for Mexico?

    Cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

    Chris

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  3. The statue look so real, Kate.
    Happy New Year and thanks for your comment. I wish you have very cheerful 2009.

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  4. That's a great image, and I'm not sure why. Maybe because from that angle the statue looks like it's real and moving.

    Wishing you and all yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New YEar from London

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  5. I like this photograph and the sculpture knew what he was doing.

    Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

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  6. Ah, yes, I remember this beauty! The spring flowers and her gray complexion, along with your beautiful framing of the shot and tack sharp focus all come together to make this a stand out.
    Well Kate, the year we've been waiting for is finally here. I'm wishing you great health and wonderful adventures in 2009,
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  7. Oh wow what an excellent choice to lighten our way into 2009 - happy new year.

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  8. She's a beauty, Kate and nice to see all those flowers and think of Spring! Happy New Year to you once again.

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  9. Such a beautiful statue, very delicate and it's astonishing how life like it is.

    I wish you and your family a very happy new year.

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  10. j'aime beaucoup cette statue, un très bon choix. Happy New Year.
    I like many cette statue, one very bon choice. Happy New Year.

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  11. A beautiful shot with the flowers and the ripples of the water.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  12. Lovely composition and subject. It's so delicate. Excellent chpice.
    Happy New Year

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  13. Beautiful statue. I like it a lot.
    Happy new year 2009 to you and your family. May 2009 brings you joy and happiness :)

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  14. Happy New Year Kate! I love statues and this one is absolutely fabulous......thanks for all your visits this past year......

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  15. Great choice! :)

    Happy 2009 to you too! :)
    Thanks for visiting singaporedailyphoto.com!:)

    Best,
    Zannnie

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  16. Love the way you composed this. The ripples in the water appear to come from the statue.

    Happy New Year!!

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  17. Kate, this is a beautiful photo and what a wonderful sculpture! I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy new year.

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  18. Dear Kate I wish you and all your nearest and dearest all the best in the New Year!
    Love Jazzy

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  19. It's beautiful - it reminds me of some sculptures I've posted from around here!

    A Very Happy New Year to you in 2009 - may it bring peace, joy, friends and great photography!

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  20. So beautiful. a great choice. MB

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  21. I remember this one. Maybe now shes dipping her foot in the water to see what 2009 will be like. I hope you have a wonderful year.

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  22. Happy New Year Kate! Have a good 2009.

    I like your choice for theme day. A great photo :)

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  23. Very good choice. The contrast of the beauty of the gray statue against the colors of the flowers is wonderful. Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

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  24. Had to double take on that. The statue looks so real. Nice choice.

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  25. I think this is one of my favorites too. Great shot Kate.
    Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year.

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  26. Great choice! That's a wonderful sculpture and it's set in a glorious place.

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  27. A lovely photo, Kate. Happy new year!

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  28. Absolutely exquisite~~~ What an excellent choice... I had not found your blog when you posted this in April... Glad I found you!

    LOL:Wanda

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  29. It's lovely and such a lifelike pose that I feel I'm watching a person, not a sculpture. Wonderful Theme day choice.
    I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.

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  30. Blessings to you Kate for a healthy, fulfilling year. Thanks for your visits and friendship.

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  31. i like this statue excellent choice for the theme day

    Happy new year

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  32. The way you took the picture,It really looks like it is her foot that is moving the water!!
    Great capture.
    Happy New Year.

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  33. Beautiful--great choice!

    And Happy New Year!

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  34. Such a beautiful photo and the colourful flowers make a spectacular backdrop

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  35. I love this, it's exquisite and you photographed it beautifully.
    It's been years and years since I went to Como Park. I think I went swimming there at night but I'm not sure if I'm thinking of the same place.

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  36. i love that place. we walk past it every day, with dogs. and go inside (without dogs) at least two or three times a year. ... uusally on frigid days like today.

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  37. I remember this photo and yes Kate, it's the best choice in my opinion. Even if late let me wish you an Happy New Year !!!

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