Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day: Best of 2008

Well, "best" is such a relative term. As a beginner to photography, I count on the Laws of Large Numbers of Photos to grant me one or two Really Good Photos over the span of many months. So I'm picking my August 15th entry of Clefhenge, an arty-farty closeup of some downtown public art in which I also got to howl at the moon.

But my personal "best" in my mind is the whole enchilada of this project from day one, my love song to Knoxville (see "howl at the moon", above), good photos and bad ones, and the narrative that I duct-tape to the bottom of each photo, the sum of my personal experience in this quirky Southern city.

Happy New Year!

15 comments:

Hilda said...

Let's not forget your quirky sense of humor — one of the best things I love about your blog! :)

This photo would be perfect for any of my favorite sci-fi collections.

Happy theme day!

Bibi said...

That's a really superb shot, Knoxville Girl. I wish you all the very best for 2009, and am adding your blog to my list so I can stay in touch.

Virginia said...

THIS IS MY TOP PICK TOO. Love it!
V

babooshka said...

I loved this at the time and so many of yor images since discovering you. Like Hilda too it's the droll, sometimes dark humour too that bringings me back through the stargate.

Happy New Year.

marley said...

Happy New Year Knox. Have a great 2009!

I like this photo and the thought of you howling at the moon! Lol!

Glad my photo arrived :)

Tanya said...

Your posts with your photos go hand in hand! Happy New Year Knoxville!

Jim said...

Happy New Year, I like your choice for theme day.

Saretta said...

I remember this photo! For some reason, it reminds me of the inside of an elbow...

Have a great 2009, Knoxville Girl!

Leedra said...

Happy New Year!

Buck said...

It's glorious, as is your blog. Certainly a model for my own efforts!

USelaine said...

I definitely remember this fantastic photo! You have perfectly summed up how it is for us amateurs blogging our towns, and your perspective is always a personal statement. Cheers for a brighter 2009!

bitingmidge said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2009 and get to howl at all twelve opportunities!

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Laurie said...

I was hoping you'd pick this one! I remember being blown away when I first saw it. Marvelous, Miss Knox!

Your blog is such a joy to visit. Your photography is beautiful, offering stunning peeks at your city and revealing the hidden layers there like all great CDP blogs... but your sharp writing and killer humor turn it into a wonderful hybrid of image and text. You are such a great spokeswoman for Knoxville.

May the new year bring peace, joy, love and prosperity!

Baruch said...

A fantastic choice - it's not only an interesting piece of artwork but you have captured it so well. Congratulations!

Tash said...

This is an amazing photo! Superb. I follow the same law - take many, many photos & some actually turn out good.
I agree, your blog is wonderful because of your lively, funny, sometimes poniant text along with the photos.
Happy New Year to you too!