Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Photo of the Year



The monthly theme in April for City Daily Photo bloggers was "pedestrians crossing."  I went to a shopping center, found a bench near a busy crosswalk, and waited as inconspicuously as I could.

One hour and fifty lousy shots later, I was about to give up.  Then, I saw these two young girls walking in my direction.   I had forgotten how conformist teenagers are, dressing alike, buying the same stuff, striding in perfect rhythm with each other.  I waited until I had them positioned in the crosswalk, took a couple of discreet shots, checked that the photos were OK, then got up and left.  Mission accomplished.

Click here to see other bloggers' picks as "photo of the year."

Happy New Year!

33 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

That's brilliant Jack! They could be twins, they are dressed so strikingly similar

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Great choice, Jack! Your shot proves that patience pays and that you have 'the eye' !

I too chose a summer photo as my Photo of the Year!

Stefan Jansson said...

I remember this one. Nice one for the theme day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I had a feeling this would be one of your favourite shots Jack :) All the best for 2014 !

EG CameraGirl said...

Okay, I'm smiling here. ;)) Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

Kate said...

Good observation and good eye, Jack. May 2014 be good to you!

Sharon said...

I remember this one. Such a fun shot. I hadn't thought about the conformist angle but you are so right. You made me think of a time when I was in high school that I went shopping with a girl friend and we bought exactly the same outfit.

Luis Gomez said...

Great pick Jack.

Ed said...

Happy New Year, Jack. Having seen all your photos this year on this blog, I'd find it hard to pick just one as "photo of the year". Have a great 2014.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I am grinning from ear to ear! What a fun start for my day, Jack!! Perfect pic for the day! Enjoy your day!!

Malyss said...

This shot was one of my favorite.
Happy New Year, dear Jack!I wish you many other shots of this kind!

Tanya Breese said...

i remember this one! perfect choice! happy new year!!

RedPat said...

Very cheering and warm for the day, Jack! a great choice. I look forward to many more of your super shots. ;-))
Thanks for all the work you did getting the theme days going again!

Randy said...

This is a very nice capture. Good choice.

mark said...

The legs were worth the wait in my book. Make every day of 2014 important.

Kay said...

Yes, good choice. I remember this one. Your patience paid off.

TheChieftess said...

Great shot! Happy New Year Jack!!!

Gerald (SK14) said...

I remember this from the first time round - great choice for PotY.

Tanya Breese said...

not related to this photo but i was just working on some genealogy when i came across my husband's 10th great grandfather, thomas lord, one of the first settlers of hartford. i right away thought of you! if you come across anything about him, maybe you could take a photo for me! it's such a small world really, we are all connected somehow!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Good one! Happy New Year Jack!

Michelle said...

This is a great shot!

Bob Crowe said...

I remember this one. Their matching strides give the picture that extra spark.

Thanks for your comment on St. Louis DP's photos of the year post.

slim said...

Well worth the wait -- great catch! Wishing you many more great catches in 2014.

Gunn said...

Well seen and well done!:)

A superb choice of theme day photo!

Happy New Year to you and yours!


Greetings from Stavanger.

Halcyon said...

A great choice for the theme day. I was never a conformist myself but it is funny how much alike these two young girls must be. Do you think they are sisters?

Zosia said...

What a great photo to start the year! Youth personified.
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Lowell said...

Excellent! I'd better not say much more or I'll get into trouble. But, you did get a leg up on me, for sure!

Virginia said...

Ah yes, remember t his one well. Of course it was your choice!
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VP said...

Perfect and also funny!

Karl Demetz said...

Oh yes, I remember this one, good choice, Jack.

LOLfromPasa said...

I remember this one too! Terrific in every way. Happy New Year, Jack!!!!

William Kendall said...

Good choice, Jack. I'd get in trouble too if I said too much!

I would have had problems, I think, with that particular theme day!

Gunther, Maria Winkler said...

Brilliant composition.
Gunther