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.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January Theme Day: Best Photo of the Year ~ 2008

The photo I chose for the January Theme Day is not technically my best photo of the year . . .but . . . still . . . to me, it is the best (my favorite) photo I took during 2008. I love this photo for many reasons . . .

  • My precious daughter is the main subject.
  • I love my daughter's expression of introspection . . . what was she thinking?
  • The photo brings back memories of precious family-time spent at Fort Kid park.
  • I recall the joy my kids had while playing here . . . and that brings me happiness.
  • I like the black & white.
  • I have had many positive comments on this photo from family members.
  • Mickey Mouse has a prominent place in the photo as well. I love Mickey Mouse, too!
  • This is the first photo I posted on this blog. It was my favorite then, too!
  • I also use this photo as my blog header. I changed the header once...but that didn't last long. I soon returned my precious baby-girl to the header.
  • Anyway....those are my reasons for choosing this photo. It will be fun to see what 2009 brings!

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14 comments:

lavenderlady said...

Happy New Year, Hope. it is a lovely photo of the most precious child. Best to you and yours.

Laurie said...

Hope, this is one of my favorites, too. Although, it's hard to pick because I love all of your shots!

I hope the new year brings you happiness, peace, love and prosperity. And many, many more great pictures!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This would have been my favorite photo too. I remember it.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

babooshka said...

Couldn't agree more. It's such classic timeless image.

Happy New Year

Hilda said...

It's a beautiful and loving choice, Hope. It always makes me smile when I visit your blog.

Happy theme day! And happy new year too!

marley said...

Happy New Year Hope!

This is a lovely photo and very worthy of being your best :)

Jim said...

Great choice. Happy New Year.

I think I said something like this to Tanya. You should take your daughter back to the swing every year and chart her growth through pictures.

Buck said...

That's a beautiful, wonderful definition of 'best.' Very wonderful choice!

PJ said...

I think this is the perfect choice, it's the photo that greets me every time I visit.
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year, Hope!

gogouci said...

One of my faves too.

jill said...

A great choice for today. Blessings to you and your family for a great new year.

Tanya said...

I love this one too Hope. Are you ok or just busy?! :)

Ken Mac said...

this is a great photo of everyday like, lovingly shot. I like that you can almost feel the lining of her jacket, it's so clear. And the light shadows in the background, and that Mickey is staring up at Hope's daughter, almost as if he is aware of her mood and trying to make her laugh. And her little hands are perfect.

Tash said...

Definitely a favorite of mine & many others!
Wishing you and your wonderful family all the best in the New Year.



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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