Sunday, January 1, 2012

january theme: photo of the year

brattleboro in the jaws of irene.
taken august 28th, 2011 from the top of the parking garage,
looking down over the flooded streets.

happy new year, everyone.
may 2012 bring you only good things.

29 comments:

Arija said...

I certainly ope you get no more storms of that magnitude, whether rain, wind or snow, this year!

Have a really Happy New Year my friend!

brattcat said...

thank you, arija. i hope so, too. the same to you, my friend.

Jilly said...

Oh yes this was a stunning photo, albeit not something, I hope, that ever needs to be photographed again. Big hugs and love for the best 2012. xxx

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good shot Brattcat, it says it all, he looks a little lonely down there surrounded by all that water. I hope you had a wonderful New Year and a wish you all the best for the year ahead.

Sharon said...

This photo really expresses the emotion of such a devastating event. It is a great choice for photo of 2011. Happy 2012!

Kate said...

The green slicker is a strong image in this photo. May all good things happen to you, too, in 2012!

Judy Williams said...

WOW! What a compelling moment.

Happy New Year from Austin, Tx

Birdman said...

You couldn't have picked a stronger image for the year. It says it all. The BEST to you and Mr. B in these coming 365.

Jack said...

This is doubly special, brattcat. On its own terms, it is a very strong image, and it shows a hugely important moment for Vermont.

Keep 'em coming!

Sharon Creech said...

Compelling image, brattcat. Happeeee New Year - hopefully less soggy?

Regina K said...

You captured the strength of this event so well, perfect for theme day. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year

Thérèse said...

A very strong image for 2011!
Wishing you less bad weather for 2012.

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressed picture, lots of water and I imagine it was a cold day...only to think about it I'm running to my blanket here!
Happy 2012 dear Bratcat,
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Laurie said...

What a beautiful image. That color! Happy New Year to you!

VP said...

Great image, perfect choice. Happy New Year!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It would be hard to top your photo from yesterday, but today's photo is superb. It belongs in a museum.

Best wishes fo rthe new year.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

It's really the best choice for the theme day. Happy New Year!

Lowell said...

Not such good memories here! I hope that in 2012 you will not have to experience such devastation!

Happy 2012!

Irina said...

Happy 2012! Let it be kind and patient to us people. Thank you so much for your art of photography, for your attention and warmth and depth.

GW Bill Miller said...

The bright slicker really stands out in this photo. I am surprised that he can keep his campaign hat on in the storm.

2011 was a year of crazy weather. Vermont got hurricanes and Oklahoma got tornadoes. Tulsa had a low of -21 and a high of 114. Crazy.

Pierre said...

Happy 2012 Brattcat !

Nathalie said...

Bravo - that was a scary episode of 2011. I hope not too much of that plagues 2012.

Tanya said...

super shot brattcat! happy new year!

Bob Crowe said...

What a good photo. Disaster made vibrant. That yellow isn't so loud as to pull all our attention from the scene behind. Rather, it draws the viewer right in.

slim said...

What a compelling image of Irene. It's still unbelievable to fathom the fury of mother nature. May you never see this again. Happy New Year to you & Mr. Bc!

Virginia said...

OH my dear BC, your wondrous words and amazing photographs have made each day a delight. I look forward to many many more my dear.
V

Malyss said...

What happened in 2011 must stay in 2011, especially hard times.But even in hard circumstances, the shot was strong and beautyful.

I wish you a wonderful 2012, dear Brattcat. May this new year offer you new discoveries, new joys, and more and more love around!

JM said...

What a great shot this is! Fantastic entry, Brattcat. Best wishes in 2012.

Doug Hickok said...

I hope this never happens again! Your point of view and simplicity of framing says it all!