Friday, 15 January 2010

CDP Blog Day: best photo of 2009

Oh what a hard choice it was. But I finally decided on this seasonal photo of the statue as a sentinel taken in February 2009. There is a runner up of course, the costume of a person going to Versailles ball on May 31, 2009. Will you help me to decide?
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Le choix de la meilleure photo de 2009 fut difficile et j'ai fini par choisir cette photo de saison, d'une statue telle une sentinelle, prise en février dernier. Bien évidemment, il y a un quasi ex-aequo, celle d'un participant au bal de Versailles le 31 mai 2009. Vous m'aidez à les départager ?

44 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I'll take the snowy scene although the costume is exceptional. It is such a hard choice.

A few more hours for me. MB

Diane AZ said...

Very tough choice, but I am most charmed by the costumed feet.

J Bar said...

I like the costume shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

brattcat said...

I'm voting for the snow scene though they are both wonderful.

Jacob said...

The statue as sentinel, hands down!

ρομπερτ said...

Two photographies with a good feeling for the "white"...love the snow picture very much.
Please have a nice Friday.

Olivier said...

deux photos bien différentes, ce qui montre une belle année photographiques à Versailles, comme pour les fruits, j'aime les photos de saisons, je voterais pour la première que je trouve superbe sous la neige (je me rappelais pas qu'il est autant neigé en fevrier l'annéee derniere, comme quoi ;) )

tapirgal said...

The costume is a striking photo. I think it was one of the first I saw on your blog. But I'd prefer to spend time in the snow scene. It's quite serene and beautiful. It looks like a place to think, but maybe not while you're freezing.

Jilly said...

Two fabulous choices, Sam. Oh that shot in the snow is magical, magical. I love the way the person is standing in your second shot - seems to speak of the era he is dressed for.

VP said...

I remember the second shot, it says so many things without showing much. The costume, the pose, the cobbled surface, the light, everything is right here. One of your best photos.

Bergson said...

J'irais bien aubal

Cezar and Léia said...

This first photo is magnificent, no doubt!
BRAVO! :)
Léia

Renate D. said...

Schwierig, schwierig! Doch ganz spontan würde ich mich für das Schneefoto entscheiden.
Renate D.

Malyss said...

Tu sais peu-être que mon deuxième blog porte sur les bancs.. Alors sans hésiter, je choisis la première photo! ce banc sous la neige, au milieu des arbres, c'est pour moi le comble de la photo romantique!J'adore!
(ceci dit, ton autre photo est très jolie aussi! Ü)

Hilda said...

Oh gosh, that's such a tough choice, Ciel. The snowy scene is gorgeous but to me, the costume shot is just 'so Versailles' that I would have chosen it. Okay, I admit, it may be such a cliché since I haven't been there, but I think you understand what I mean. :)

Laurent said...

Je prends la neige bien que le costume soit superbe également. Deux exemples de tes magnifiques photos en tout cas.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hard choice! I think I prefer the first. ;-)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

O the snowy bench is definitely my favourite.

Leif Hagen said...

We've got lots of snow in Minnesota so I absolutely love the "costume and shoes on the cobblestones" photo better! Was Marie Antoinette zere, too?
Bon weekend!

Cergie said...

Ce serait mes photos, je choisirais celle du haut avec le banc, les arbres, la statue, le promeneur.
Toutes deux pourraient être utilisées comme couverture de livre. Mais ce ne serait pas le même livre, c'est ce qui justifie mon choix...

Halcyon said...

J'aime aussi les deux ! Mais j'ai une petite préférence pour les chaussures. Je ne peux pas dire pourquoi. C'est peut-être les jolies jambes de ce monsieur.

T and S said...

The snowscape is special...Thomas

Jolena said...

So beautiful! Oh how happy I am I found your blog :) and thank you for stopping by mine..
xx
Jolena

Rambling Round said...

Can't go wrong with snow and statues in my book!

Catherine said...

Ah ! Si tu pouvais superposer les deux ! L'univers eneigé, le banc, et l'homme en habit pressant ses pas pour le bal. Après, on dirait que c'est Venise, et le tour est joué.....
Les 2 sont magnifiques, pourquoi faudrait il choisir, d'abord ? Je demande au commité Daily Photo une dispense de choix pour Cieldequimper....

James Mark said...

La neige ! Very atmospheric.

Petrea said...

It's hard to pick a "best" from such a beautiful blog. I vote for la neige!

Paulie said...

I love both BUT of course I am going to choose the snowy scene, , , you should know that.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

That snow scene is something right out of a 19th century novel. I'll have to pick it. All of your photos are fabulous!

Jan
GDP

Mo said...

Beautiful!

Chuck Pefley said...

I'm voting for the feet! Very well done!! The snow is nice, but I like the human connection in the second image.

Louis la Vache said...

Rather than "voting with his feet", «Louis» votes FOR the feet!

(Editor to «Louis»: You don't have feet, you stupid Vache! You have hooves!

«Louis to Editor: Yeah! And you are about to feel two of them on your arse!)

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I pick them both!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Such great choices. I think I like the first photo best.

Rob and Mandy said...

La deuxieme! Bon weekend

Sharon Van Lieu said...

It is a hard choice. I'm going for the snow one.

Sharon

Kattfot said...

I really like them both. As much as I love the first one...I think I´ll vote for the costume. Beautiful light, well composed and it makes me smile!

Catrin

Paula said...

I like everything about Versailles so I'm glad you included both, they're each so interesting and beautifully shot.

Brabourne Farm said...

Both photos are wonderful but I love the snow scene - perfect and oh so cool to look at from hot Australia! Leigh

Gunn said...

I will go for the costume one. There are so many nice details, the materials AND the light is very pretty too.

JM said...

Glad you posted both! I surely remember the Ball de Versailles 'dancer'.

As to the Debussy thing, what a coincidence! And I took the shot in the 'afternoon'! :-)

susieofarabia said...

I guess because I have the AC on here year round, I like the snowy shot!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Oh... I think it was hard to choose one photo as the best. Each one of yours are a piece of art.

Dina said...

I will take your snowy dreamy picture and dream of snow.