Sunday, 1 January 2012

CDP January Theme Day: Photo of the year 2011


I hesitated and went for orange! Two shots of 2011 that I particularly like, above the statue of Louis the 14th against a sky ablaze and below, sunset reflections on the pavement of Notre-Dame market place after a thunderstorm. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
J'ai hésité et opté pour de l'orange ! Deux de mes photos préférées de 2011, en haut le coucher de soleil sur la statue équestre de Louis XIV et dessous, le reflet du soleil sur la place du marché Notre-Dame après l'orage. BONNE ANNEE à tous et toutes !

31 comments:

Woody said...

Excellent choices. If I had to pick, I'd give a slight edge to Louis, I really like the curly light pole in the foreground. HNY!

Robert Geiss said...

May you continue to walk into beauty.

Please have a Happy New Year !


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Sharon said...

Both are beautiful choices, Ciel. I would have a hard time picking my favorite of yours this year - you have had so many beautiful photos.

Sharon

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Great choice! Many more in 2012!

akarui said...

Magnifiques photos et lumieres !
Bonne Annee 2012 avec de belles photos !!

Kalyan P said...

Just beautiful...

Warm wishes for a happy & fun-filled New Year...
Seasons Greetings!

Randy said...

I love your choices for theme day. I am having the worst time picking something. I hope your first day of the year is a good one.

Jilly said...

Two fabulous choices but I have to go with your main photo. It is absolutely stunning, so beautifully composed, perfect light. Wonderful! Wishing you a very happy New Year. xxxx

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Fantastic shots, both are great choices to this theme day. Happy New Year!

brattcat said...

such perfect choices, ciel. wishing you a brilliant new year.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You had so many fantastic images to choose from Ciel it must have been hard. I love them both but the colour and luminous light in the second image are my favorite. Hope you had a brilliant New Year, and woke up feeling better than I haha!

Hilda said...

Love, love, love the first one!

I hope you have a fantastic new year!

JM said...

Glad you posted both. Great shots indeed. Best wishes for 2012, Ciel.

Olivier said...

Bonne année 2012.
Deux beaux choix, avec une preference pour la deuxieme

Kaori said...

Great choice, Ciel! Both are one of my favorites from your vast collection on photos, too. Wishing you a happy new year in 2012!

Jack said...

They are both beauties. I wouldn't know which to pick, either.

Stephanie said...

Yes! I'm loving the orange...both are great choices. Love the glow. Ive been away for awhile but hope to get back soon. Just wanted to drop by and wish you a very happy new year! Bonne annee! (my high school French is a bit rusty, but I'm practicing!)

crocrodyl said...

These photos are so great! Happy New Year!

SRQ said...

Lovely! Great choice. Here's to a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These are stunning. Great choice.

Best wishes for the new year.

tapirgal said...

Ciel, I was happy to see this choice, as I really loved it the first time around. I don't remember your alternate, and it's a great one, too! Lovely.

Leif Hagen said...

Two wonderful photos, both with scrumptious colors!
Great for today's theme day, Ciel!

Lowell said...

These are both worthy of framing and hanging! I hope you've done that and are currently enjoying them on your wall!

My fave is #1...the silhouette against the orange sky is superb!

Happy 2012!

Sharon said...

Orange is a good color for you! These are two wonderful photos. The sky in the top photo is just amazing and that little touch of France at the bottom of the photo makes it perfect. Have a very happy new year.

Tanya said...

spectacular choices! happy new year!

Gunn said...

What a beautiful start on your new blog year!
SUPERB images!

Greetings from Gunn in Stavanger.

Francisca said...

Your choices are good ones, I think, as they reflect the drama that was 2011. I can only hope 2012 is more peaceful (but I wouldn't bet on it). Wish YOU a wonderful year of your heart's desires, Ciel. Happy shooting and sharing!

Halcyon said...

Both are beautiful, but I like the top one. It's spectacular with the sky and the silhouette.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and my best wishes to you for joy and success in 2012!

Allan.Alexandre. said...

belle photos couleurs du soleil

Cezar and Léia said...

Glorious photos, I vote for # 1!
God bless you!
Cezar

Bergson said...

cette statue devant cette explosion de couleur : magique