A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday 1 January 2009

Happy New Year



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

May 2009 bring you whatever you seek, and with a little luck, another 365 pictures from the Sunshine Coast.

As I was flicking through the photos posted here to date, I was quite surprised to see the large number of shots featuring water.

This shouldn't have been too much of a surprise I suppose, given that our entire city is built along the water's edge, but I have certainly not consciously set out to depict that. In another year, I'll be interested to look back at what sort of a picture it is that I've painted of our town.

I found it impossible to choose my best picture of 2008, but I know a few people were taken by my young fisherman, and if I look hard enough I can see quite a lot of new year symbolism in it; from the sun setting on the old year, to the boundless optimism of youth - I'm sure we'll have a great time in 2009.

Today, many members of the City Daily Photo Portal have elected to post their "Best photograph from 2008".
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45 comments

Baruch said...

Yes, most definitely the perfect choice and as you have said, it so beautifully symbolizes the old year with the setting sun and the new year with the boundless optimism of youth.... that's beside the fact that it is overall just a very precious capture. Happy 2009!

alice said...

I do like your choice! Bonne année 2009!

Jane Hards Photography said...

This really is ssuch a cute gorgeous image.

Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

New year'S to you happiness, and quiet and the welfare will bring.

Julie said...

I like this very much, Peter. Symbolic, indeed - and, possibly, the world runs on the symbolic rather than the actual. HOwever, in the world of the individual, this is a beautiful shot.

Phoenix said...

Happy New Year to you! the symbolism in your photo is great. keep it coming in 2009

Meg said...

What a beautiful choice. I hope you have a wonderful, colorful, saturated, high-contrast 2009!!

yogesa said...

Great Pic.. Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2009 !!

Ben Nakagawa said...

How cute!
Happy New Year to you. I wish you have wonderful 2009 and beyond.

slim said...

Timeless shot. I like the water line on the overalls. Happy New Year! Enjoy the best of the best.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year! Got your note yesterday and am pleased to report Sweet Wayfaring is back in swing with lots of seaside coming up over the next month. I never can match for your skill at the beach but doesn't stop me trying :-)

Yes, the little fisherman was a favourite of mine but darned hard choose one, you have done some stupendous shots this year.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
And thanks for your kind comment.
Fishing thats what I'm doing next week. Good choice!
Cheers!

magiceye said...

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

Jilly said...

Fabulous choice. You've hit the button with not only a great subject but superb technically too. Love it. Happy New Year!

Ham said...

Never easy choosing, but this is great.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year from London

Shantaram said...

Well, that's sunshine and that's the coast.... look forward to another year of photos from you... may 2009 be more a 'coaster' than a 'roller'!

Best wishes for a great year ahead!

melanie said...

Merci de vos voeux.
Bonne année à vous ... et au mignon petit pêcheur !

Anonymous said...

Ah fishing for some luck in the New Year. i wish you a lot, greetings from Cologne.

Anonymous said...

I really like this, the fisherman. Nice choice.

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

abc said...

Great picture and interesting site! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2009!

Gerald (SK14) said...

happy new year

Fio said...

What a lovely fisherman. Cute :)
Beautiful and 'warm' picture.

Happy New Year from Gliwice, Poland.
Thank you for your visit :)

Saretta said...

Lovely photo! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy 2009!

angela said...

A lovely photo to start 2009 with, only 363 to go!

Wishing you a happy new year.

Lois said...

I love this picture! Happy New Year!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Rosie said...

I know the feeling about not knowing which picture to choose... you have done well though.
This is a wonderful photograph with so much in it, yet so simple...
Happy 2009!

Olivier said...

très belle photo,c'est un très beau choix ce portrait de ce petit pêcheur. Happy New Year 2009.

Small City Scenes said...

Great choice---show such promise for the new year.
I found it very hard to pick a picture.

HAPPY NEW YEAR. MB

J. said...

I love the colour of the sand.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your pics!! Happy New Year, from zee in Brighton, England. x

Anonymous said...

A great choice. An image that you don't tire of looking at.

Kris McCracken said...

Happy New Year! Or maybe Merry New Year, to differentiate myself from the crowd...

MmeBenaut said...

An excellent choice Peter, with all that symbolism!
Happy New Year to you too. I'm looking forward to another 365 photos of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Thanks for your support in 2008 too.

Anonymous said...

Ohh very cute!:) Happy New Year!

Bergson said...

excellent choice

i like the color of this sand

happy new year for you and yours

Antonia said...

Perfect photo - relaxing and optimistic atmosphere! Cheers!
Happy and Successful New Year!

Andrea said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Love the picture,your choice, EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Best wishes from Ioannina, Greece!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Excellent colors and composition. Happy New Year my friend.

les maudites said...

Best wishes for 2009 !

Chuck Pefley said...

Fabulous light in this image. The little boy looks like he might be cold, judging from his hat? Great choice for theme day, too.

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Anonymous said...

I think you chose well. I really like photos with people. they tell stories. Best to you and yours in 2009.

Kitty said...

very nice photo!
happy 2009!!

Anonymous said...

I ADORE this photo. The warm light and the precious one -- just fabulous.

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