Sunday, January 01, 2012

Theme Day-Photo of the Year, 2011

Singin' and Ridin' in the Rain


It's hard to choose, isn't it?  Of the several I liked, this remains my favorite image as I recall chasing her down with my car and calling to her from the curb so that I could take her photo.  Drenched by a summer rain, she momentarily stopped so I could snap her picture.

Today is the beginning of another year when we will share our city and our lives with our fellow photo bloggers.  May we all stay healthy, enjoy life and one another and do very well in 2012! 
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PS.  For the next two months I'll be living in Santa Fe, NM.  Come visit me there on my Santa Fe blog!

43 comments:

  1. Such a happy picture with nice colors! Have a happy new year, Kate:)

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  2. Oh yes, I love candids like this. She looks so very happy.

    Thanks so much for your good wishes, dear Kate and I send them back to you. Wishing you the very best for 2012, in health of course and in lovely photos. J xxx

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  3. I can see why you chose it Kate, what a stunning smile, I've never seen anyone look so happy whilst being so wet haha!

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  4. She looks to have not a care in the world. And what a wonderful colour for an umbrella. It would light up anyone's world.

    May I wish you lots of good things for the year ahead, Kate. You know, small things like health, and happinesss. But also joy. and laughter.

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  5. a beautiful choice, a beautiful sentiment expressed. wishing the same to you, kate.

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  6. Wonderful shot, singing in the rain, Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  7. Wonderful choice Kate. This shot has so much emotion. Singing in the rain is a perfect title for it. Happy 2012!

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  8. Wonderful portrait! Best wishes for 2012, Kate.

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  9. It is perfect, Kate. She looks joyous despite being drenched.

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  10. Oh this is such a joyful photo, great for theme day. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year

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  11. This was a great choice, I remember this one and it was one of my favorite of your people pictures.

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  12. The photo is delightful, and the story behind the photo makes it even more interesting, as it illustrates your dedication to your photo blog.

    Best wishes for the new year for you and your family.

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  13. love it, she makes a rain storm look fun.

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  14. I love the smile on her face - amazing what cycling can do for the spirits ;-)

    Happy New Year to you and yours

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  15. A great choice for photo of the year!
    Such a happy face!
    Here's to a great 2012!

    From your friends
    at
    Greensboro Daily Photo!

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  16. She's a cute, cheerful girl in spite of the rain! Nice portrait for today's theme day, Great Kate!

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  17. Happy 2012, Kate! I hope it will be healthy, creative and delightful. Thank you so much for your kindest words and attention.

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  18. Great choice. Who doesn't like a picture of a pretty girl with an umbrella. Great smile and a great photo to start the new year. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.

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  19. Smiling in the rain... Great image Kate, full of joy and hapiness.

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  20. The joy in this photo as well as the rain and umbrelly make it a great choice. Happy new year to you dear Kate!

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  21. As we finally move into winter, a fine reminder of our luck in holding it at bay for so long this year. Thanks, Kate.

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  22. what a beautiful photo and i'm impressed by your courage to track her down! happy 2012!

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  23. Yes, this is really great! Makes me happy to look at her. Happy New Year!

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  24. Happy, healthy 2012 to you, Kate! I can see why you chose this happy image. May you not have to work so hard for one in 2012.

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  25. Nicely done, Kate!

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  26. Yep, can see why it's a favorite. Has all the elements of a top-notch photo written all over it, such as reaching out and pulling you in. Love it too, Kate!

    Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year!

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  27. She has a beautiful and friendly smile.
    Hope you had wonderful holidays. May your new year be filled with joy, love and success!

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  28. A good choice; so much charm in this photo!

    All the best for 2012; I will follow you at Santa Fe!

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  29. How cute is SHE, I ask you?

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  30. Happy to hear you are on your way to warmer climes. I do like your choice for photo of the year.

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  31. Beautiful smile in a perfect mood and composition! Best wishes for 2012 Kate, see you in SF.

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  32. I agree with all the above comments, her smile is wonderful but being under an umbrella in the rain takes it over the top.

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  33. You have captured her sense of humor and joy in spite of the rain!

    Safe travels to Santa Fe and the most sincere best wishes for you in 2012, mon amie!

    Bises
    Genie

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  34. I can see why this is a favorite! It's such a fun photo!

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  35. Kate, the photo is *great* and I love her contagious smile !!!! A very Happy New 2012 !!!

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  36. cheerful in the rain - lovely!

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  37. Lovely portrait!

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  38. Great and happy photo, Kate!
    A Very Happy New Year! (Sorry my belated greetings)

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  39. What a fun capture! I love her big smile and obvious enjoyment of the day!

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  40. What a fantastic smile! Awesome shot indeed!

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  41. Hermosa imagen. Un placer conocer y seguir tu espacio. Te envío un saludo cordial deseándote un buen fin de semana.

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  42. This could go in the dictionary to illustrate the word HAPPY! Love it!

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