Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Photo of 2011

I waded through my photos from 2011 and picked my favorite 12.

I hesitate to call them my "best" because I don't know that any of my photos are "good" in any real professional sense.

I'm not a photographer. A real photographer controls the camera, the lighting and the environment to get consistent results every time.

I don't know how to do that shit. I just try to put myself in the right place at the right time, take a lot of pictures, and hope I get lucky enough to get a shot that works.

So, they are numbered 1-12. Leave your vote in the Comment Section. If you want to vote for more than one, that's cool. Just order your votes as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

If there are photos you like that aren't on the list, you can cast a "write in" ballot by posting a link to the photo and vote on that.

Voting will continue through midnight, December 31st, 2011. The winning photo will find its way into a large format print, a quality matte and frame and a place of honor in my home. The voters who voted for the winning print will all be invited to a Super Deluxe Brunch at my home after the print is ensconced.

So here are the contestants...

1. Ameristar Sunset

2. Bennet's Garage

3. Kaw Point Cargo

4. Arcade Christmas

5. Church Steeple

6. Cosby Hotel

7. Dragonfly

8. Fae of the Wildwood

9. King Kong Eats a Farm

10. Missouri River Trees

11. Missouri River Sunset

12. Under the Bridge

As in Chicago politics, vote early, vote often. GO!


Nunya Bidness said...

Cosby Hotel one is my fav. Such a beautifully sad shot.

Manningtheship said...

I have to go with her on this one. Absolutely beautiful shot XO. The emotions you've captured here are outstanding. I may pimp you up for some prints as I'm thinking of actually unpacking and hanging stuff on the walls this year! Amazing as usual my dear!

Hyperblogal said...

Cosby. Hands down.

Donna said...

I love the Missouri River, so I choose number 11.

Old Fart said...

in order:

11 - River
9 - Farm
12 - Bridge

Xavier Onassis said...

This is how I should have rendered the Bennet's Garage photo.

Xavier Onassis said...

Darth Bacon - Your "nomination" wasn't one of my pictures so it was disqualified.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

1. Under the bridge. Really a masterpiece.
2. Missouri River Trees
3. Missouri River Sunset

Merry Christmas :-)

I Travel for JOOLS said...

And, for the bridge shot, I just enlarged it and it's even better.

Nuke718 said...

First Place Cosby Hotel, Runner up Bennett's Garage.

Anonymous said...

Can we vote for colage of them all?

Wide format printing said...

Great pics.......

Anonymous said...



Xavier Onassis said...


Cosby Hotel: 5
Missouri River Sunset: 3
Under The Bridge: 2
King Kong Eats a Farm: 1
Missouti River Trees: 1
Bennetts Garage: 1

Thanks everybody!