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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hyde Photo of the Year 2008 Winner


This old stone pathway leads up from the River Tame to the Peak Forest Canal.

Another version of this photograph can by found on my photoblog Sithenah.

Please note this is a walled footpath NOT a bridge.

Visitors to this blog were asked to vote for their favourite photos from twelve contenders. Path from River to Canal beat Kissing Gate to Rye Field by 199 votes to 137. The runner-up can be seen on Ackworth born, gone West together with full details of the voting and comments on the twelve contenders. All 12 photographs can be viewed at Best of Hyde Daily Photo 2008.

Some 150 City Daily Photo Blogs are also publishing their Best Photo of 2008 today. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

58 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Did it win? Well no wonder! I thought it a fantastic photo the moment I saw it! Congratulations!

Lois said...

Beautiful!

nituscorner said...

WISHING YOU AND FAMILY A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.....

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous! I can see why it won! Happy New Year!

Jarart said...

This Photo makes me want to go for a walk. Just Great. Happy New Year!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this really was a fantastic photo gerald
happy new year

John said...

tous mes voeux de bonheur, de joie, de santé et de paix à vos proches et vous même !

Bear Naked said...

That was my favourite photo and the one that I wanted to *win.*
Thanks for your comment on my blog concerning the $1 and $2 coins here in Canada.
Did you know that on the corner of our Canadian bills we have braille so that the blind can tell the denomination of each bill.
Wonderful idea!

Bear((( )))

zentmrs said...

That is indeed a fantastic shot! Happy New Year Gerald!

KAZ said...

That's a good one.
Happy New Year Gerald

PAK said...

Beautiful photo!

Happy New Year!

Boise Diva said...

It's an interesting structure, especially presented that way. Happy New Year!

gogouci said...

Beautiful choice. Happy New Year.

Eki Akhwan said...

This is a very fitting popular choice. It's beautiful, Gerald!

Happy New Year to you. May 2009 be a year of happiness for us all.

Eki

Tomate Farcie said...

Hey, I m' glad!! That would have been my vote as well (sorry got your FB request too late, I'm not very active on FB.) Great shot!

Mirage said...

That surely has a different perspective, very poetic! Happy theme day!

Celine said...

A wonderful choice, Gerald. It makes me want to take a walk down that pathway. Happy new year!

slim said...

Yes, a real memorable b+w as well as winner. Happy New Year!

Rambling Round said...

I believe I will just follow this brick road into 2009! A real winner of a photo.

Chris said...

Lovely photo, Gerald!

Nashville Daily Photo sends you cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Lilli & Nevada said...

It is beautiful. Hope you had a great New Year

lavenderlady said...

Happy New Year, Gerald. It is a lovely photo and I can certainly see why it won. There is something about black and white that very attractive.

Hilda said...

Oh yay! At least I got to pick the top two even if I got the order wrong ;D

Happy theme day!

Ham said...

Great choice, Gerald. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and all yours.

magiceye said...

!!!! WISH YOU AND YOURS A SUPER 2009 !!!!

Jilly said...

What a marvellous bridge and photograph. Great choice.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Gerald.

Shantaram said...

Gerald, thank you for a great time in 2008!

Here's wishing the very best of 2009 for all your dear ones and you; may the year bring happiness and good cheer all around!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photograph too, Gerald.

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

~tanty~ said...

I remember this photo and I agree with you. It's a great photo.
Happy new year 2009 to you and your family :)

Kate said...

The photo makes me want to follow the path!

Greetings for the New Year, and I wish you much happiness and good health for 2009. Kate of Visual St. Paul and Mazatlan, Mexico.

bitingmidge said...

I think the best shot won!

Have a great new year Gerald!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Jilly said...

Whoops, sorry Gerald. I thought it was a bridge. I should have read your copy a little more closely. It's hard to read every word when there are so many wonderful photographs to comment on around the world. I love your photo andnow I know it's a walled footpath. Learned something - didn't know such a thing existed.

angela said...

I'm not sure this was the one I voted for but it's still a good choice...and a lovely bridge.

Happy New Year.

lv2scpbk said...

I really like this photo because it seems to go on forever. I love photos like these. A good choice.

Have a Happy New Year!

babooshka said...

It had to be this one. So glad most agreed. Happy New Year

Olivier said...

il suffit de suivre le chemin et nous voila en 2009, très beau choix et Happy New Year

Marc said...

Great wintery colours. Happy New Year!

vincibene said...

Wonderful photo!
The way into a new year!

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful and interesting. I think that's a great choice! Happy New Year!

pcpach said...

The voters chose well. Keep wondering what is at the end.

Happy New Year!!

marley said...

A very worthy winner. Its a great photo and looks brilliant in black and white.

Happy New Year to you and yours :)

Jenny said...

A lovely choice! Timeless and placeless (in a good way!)

A Very Happy New Year to you in 2009 - may it bring peace, joy, friends and great photography!

angie said...

Fantastic choice, beautiful shot!

Happy New Year from Tempe, AZ, USA!

Rose said...

I love this shot! It is perfect in my opinion.

Rose said...

I went and seen the 12 shots and I really liked them a lot. I really enjoyed seeing them.

Mo said...

I love this image. It is so very English. happy New Year.

brian said...

i remember this photo, it's definitely worthy of being the top photo! nice choice. happy new year!

PJ said...

I remember voting for this one, Gerald. I'm glad you saw my logic! Have a Happy New Year!

Neva said...

I remember this and loved it then....Happy New Year Gerald.....to you and your loved ones....

Tash said...

Excellent choice. (I looked it in color & like that very much too - with the green moss? on the rocks of the bridge.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy 2009! Perhaps you'll make it back So Cal way this year.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

This is one of those photos that makes you want to write a short story about it. great atmosphere.

jill said...

I love a photo that makes me want to skip right into it. Thanks for all you contribute to the CDPB community. Blessings for a healthy and fulfilling new year.

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Congratulations on the 1000 posts mark.

Any particular reason why they wall the path?

Middle Ditch said...

I'm not surprised at all that it won Gerald. It just was THE best and I voted for it too.

Baruch said...

Fantastic photo - congratulations. The path makes you wonder where it leads to ....

mkhansen said...

Beautiful and evocative -- I should like it, because I voted for it!

I want to second Jill in thanking you for all you do for city daily photo blogging, Gerald. It is very much appreciated by this newcomer. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Corey Templeton said...

Happy belated new years!

RuneE said...

A worthy winner!

(Maybe because I voted for it, or is my memory failing, again?)

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