January 1, 2008

Theme Day: Photo Of The Year

Theme day in the City Daily Photo Community. This months theme day is our second time with this theme and it's only fitting. Our photo of the year from the completed year. This one was originally posted September 10, 2007. It's of the Cottage View Drive In theater that could be in it's final year of operation. Only time will tell. Plus this photo was my first night time shot with a real tripod involved, it was planned out, the setting sun was wanted, the lights of the neon sign. It was the start of a new type of photography for me.

Visit the other participating photo blogs and see their selections for photo of the year. Their links are below and allow for the time changes, new year celebrations, and enjoy the new year!

Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USAEvry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USANew York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - -


Unknown said...

it might be in the final year of operation, but the photo you captured and posted here will last for a long time ;-)

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Singapore!

Jim Klenke said...

Very nice pic. The drive in theater brings back lots of memories.

Jilly said...

I love this photograph. You could almost write a novel around it. Fabulous colours, atmosphere, clarity. And the composition is superb.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Slinger.

Gerald (SK14) said...

good choice
happy new year

Anonymous said...

You are a very special person and I really like your photography. This is a very nice photograph and well-chosen for this January theme day.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

Olivier said...

une belle photo de nuit. mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.

A beautiful picture at night. My best wishes in the year 2008.

Mo said...

Happy New Year, this is an excellent choice.

~tanty~ said...

Good one.
Happy new year 2008.
Wish you all the best!

Southern Heart said...

I love everything about this photo. There are so many places in my city that are now gone, and I wish I had taken photos of them. You'll be so glad that you did!

Happy New Year,


Eric said...

I like the story you tell with this one. I hope you continue to grow and learn with the City Daily Photo community. Bonne année de Paris!

Felicia said...

Great night photo! I hope the theater stays in business too. Best wishes in 2008!

Lachezar said...

Brilliant photograph! Great choice!

Have a very happy and creative New Year!


Neva said...

A very good choice...Happy New Year!

Rob said...

Excellent choice, not many drive ins left. I grew up near, (Bloomington side) of the old France Ave. Drive In. My cousin worked there,all the popcorn we wanted. Oy! happy new year!

Mitch said...

Very cool, I love the treee across the street.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Susan said...

Love your night shots - Happy New Year Slinger!

Kate said...

Your photos always show great pride in your community.

Lynette said...

I remember this one, fondly! Fantastic monthly theme day photo.

Gregous said...

nice one specially with the colors at night. Happy new year.

Unknown said...

The combination of several lights goes very well!!

Happy new year from Tokyo!!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Someday I will get the whole night photo thing. This is a wonderful shot, as was the one before it. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Great nite shot.
Happy Near Year 2008 and long life to your blog !

John said...

Great night shot - hopefully not the last year.

Have a Happy New Year.

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Greg said...

Wow - a great photo with a great story around it! Hopefully it will still be around for a long time to come!


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Chris said...

I like your photo! I missed it when you first posted it as I was out of the country, so I'm glad you chose it.

I have wanted to mention to you that, given our football discussion in early Sept., who would have thought the Titans would make it to the playoffs this year?

Happy New Year!

Josy said...

I've rather been enjoying everyone's reasons for selecting their respective "photos of the year."

Some simply chose their favorite; some chose the technically best; some polled their readers and selected by "readers' choice"; some chose their photos for sentimental reasons; some totally forgot that today was the theme day. ;)

I like your reason. I mean, I think your 12/31 photo is a more successful night shot, but then, you've had lots of practice since this 1/1 photo was taken, haven't you? :)

Joy said...

Great photo. Reminds me of those 50's or 60's movies.

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!

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