Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Photo of the Year

i originally planned to do a poll from a selection of photos to decide my photo of the year, similar to what Jim did over at Terrell Daily Photo.

time, the holidays and life in general changed my plans and i decided to select my own photo of the year from a list of favorite photos that Jim gave me. He went through the entire year on my blog to review all 350 or so photos =) no small feat... (and thank you)

one of my favorite types of photography is trying to mimic what I would consider a 'norman rockwell' moment. a small slice of american life.

i always loved 'Funny Farm' with Chevy Chase... and the way they try to turn their town into a perfect 'Norman Rockwell' town in order to sell their house. in the end they learn they love the town, with all the quirky townspeople just the way they are. =)

That said, I selected these 2 photos from Jim's list.

The winner for 2010, selected by me, is the top photo - Terrell Baseball team playing in a tournament in Waxahachie from my post on March 7, 2010.

The runner up, below, was taken at the Warrior Dash in Forney/Dallas back on my post from May 2. The muddy 5k run ended with a big truck full of water that hosed everyone down to wash off some of the mud.

Happy New Year 2011 to everyone! Let me know what you think, did I choose the right one? =)Click here to view thumbnails for all participants


Jim Klenke said...

I think you got the perfect shot for photo of the year. Cant wait for baseball season to start back up!

Anonymous said...

Funny Farm... Great movie! & that 2nd shot is too much fun! Oh man!!! =)

Lynette said...

Gosh, Brian. These two photos are totally brilliant. I well remember the second one and am thrilled that you picked the first one, too.

Thanks for stopping by to see Leland bouldering. Jim says he would walk up the stairs on the back of the wall--ha, ha. I told him I didn't believe that for a minute, that he'd be there and have you along with him, right beside Lamont and Leland and that soon all four of you would be fast friends.