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, January 26, 2009

A New Day

My blog is back after an absence of 2 weeks. I needed a break. I contemplated taking a break of several months originally, and who knows, I might need that after all. But, for now, I am going to try to post on a daily basis.

I want to say I admire those of you who post daily to a blog and have done so for months and even years on end without missing a day. I truly admire you for the time and effort put into such an endeavor.

I've not been carrying my camera with me for the past few weeks. I just haven't had the desire to have my camera with me. Ugh. What's wrong with me?

Sorry for the absence.....I will try to do better.

This photo was taken on a recent drive to work....slowing down for a traffic hopefully not too dangerous!


Lois said...

Welcome back! What a beautiful sunrise!

Hope said...

Wow, thanks Lois! That was a quick comment....I just posted my photo!

Babooshka said...

Great to see you back heading into the glorious setting sun. Trust the break has done you good.

gogouci said...

Welcome back. What a nice sunrise to see each morning. Looking at the picture makes me want to put my sunglasses on.

JT said...

Beautiful shot! Glad to see you are back, if even for a little while. :)

A Watchful Wanderer said...

Love the intersecting lines

Tash said...

It's lovely, Hope. This blogging stuff does seem to take a whole lot of time - cuz after posting, it's fun to go visit, & visit,...and then it's already - what 11:27 pm!!??? I gotta get to sleep. :) Have fun & we'll enjoy what you show for sure.

Tanya said...

Welcome back Hopie! Love that bright orange ball!
Alot of times I don't have the time either to post a pic and so that's why I love the scheduling posts thing. I use it all the time, but I do get to feeling bad that I can't visit as much as I like or sometime just can't think of anything to post and feel like the most boring person in blogland,lol.

Kate (Urban Photo) said...

Absolutely stunning. well done for catching the light so well without getting glare on the lens.

Jim said...

Welcome back. I think we all get to feel like taking pictures is a chore from time to time. There are some that only post Monday-Friday, you could try that.

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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