Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Main Street, U.S.A. ~ Evening Quiet

Main Street, U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom as it is rarely seen. This photo was taken after midnight, and we were some of the last folks to leave the park. Main Street was eerily empty and quiet. Normally this area of the park is absolutely packed with people. It was a peaceful stroll out of the park....walking at our own pace and enjoying the lights of the storefronts.

My son is at the front right ....wearing the neon green glow-stick necklace. Notice he was still walking upright even at this late hour.

Photo taken October 2007.

Our home during December 12-24, 2008, will be at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando). During this time, I will post some of my favorite photos from previous vacations to Walt Disney World (our family's favorite vacation destination).


Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love Main Street :) Did you know that Walt Disney is from Missouri, I can't think of the name of the town now but he modeled Main Street from his hometown. We always meant to go there when we lived in Mo, but never made it.

Hilda said...

Pretty! I've only been to the Disneyland and Disney Sea in Tokyo and I have to admit that I think I enjoyed it more than my three little nieces!

Enjoy your Christmas vacation! I am so envious… :D

Leedra said...

These is beautiful. I have been busy and forgot you were gone, and was wondering where this was, looked on down. Reminder of where you are. Bet your whole family is having a great time.

babooshka said...

This is magical. The golden light surrounding the whole image really turns this street scene into another world.

Tash said...

So pretty. Lovely, well shot photo. Hope you are having a fabulous time!

crittoria said...

This is a wonderful photo - it looks so peaceful and pretty. We had a similar experience when I was a child, only it wasn't the night that chased everyone else off - it was rain. We didn't mind getting wet and we had the park to ourselves! Thanks for the memories!!

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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